Open call for Participants: Study Session “Green Cities for Sustainable Planet” 

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is announcing a call for participants for the Study SessionGreen Cities for Sustainable Planet.

The event will take place from 7th to 12th of November 2022 in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The arrival date for the participants is 6th and departure date is 13th.

With this activity we aim to empower 35 young Eastern Europeans in tackling climate change through exploring the intersectionality of globalisation, capitalism and environmental issues – this event will provide a holistic approach towards climate change by focusing on communities, economy, human rights and urbanism and support the participants in developing new attitudes towards climate change, through exploring how governments, businesses and citizens can enable the urban and economic shift to a greener transition. 

This will be done by meeting the following objectives:

  • To deepen participants’ understanding of climate change by exploring the role that cities should play in fighting climate crisis and how latter is connected to urbanization and post-growth economics;
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice and advocate for city-level climate, economic and social justice;
  • To provide the participants with the space to create a practical guide on transitioning one’s lifestyle and living environment into a more green and environmentally friendly one. 

You can read more about the project on this page.

Who should apply?

We are looking for 35 young people, not older than 30, from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Bulgaria,  Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo*,  Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North  Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey or Ukraine.

We encourage applications reflecting diversity in all forms; therefore, we welcome applications from those who identify as women, LGBT+ people, people of color, with migration background, with a different ability or with any other disadvantaged backgrounds.

Participants who have activism experience in working on climate, economics and urbanism, as well as those interested in starting working on the topics and having high motivation to learn about the content of the Study Session are highly encouraged to apply.


Language: The main language of this activity will be English. Nonetheless, not being comfortable interacting in English should not prevent you from applying, majority of us at the event will be non-native speakers and the group will be able to help out if there is some term you might not know!

Costs: The full cost of working materials, travel costs, visa and lodging (accommodation in double rooms, food and refreshments) during the event will be covered by the EYCB. The participation fee for EYCB Study Sessions is EUR50. For selection of travel means we encourage participants to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

Please, make sure to take a look at this PROVISIONAL AGENDA before applying.


DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 25th of July 23:59 CEST. The Deadline is way in advance before the event, so that the participants that need visa have enough time to obtain it. You will be informed about the results of the selection latest within two weeks after the deadline. Please add to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in spam folder.

*All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.