Open Call for Prep-team: Online Course “Cities for All – Why?”

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and Gender and Alternative Urbanisation Working Groups are announcing a call for Prep-Team members for the international Online Course “Cities for All – Why?”. The OC will take place between 1st and 31st of May in Online – on Green European Foundation learning platform and Zoom.

The project is the first phase of our 2021 Annual Work Plan Cities for All – inclusive Urban planning and decision making in the Eastern European cities and is going to focus on aiming to understand how patriarchy shapes our cities, urban infrastructure and lives of urban youth.

Objectives of the OC are:

  1. To provide the participants with the theoretical knowledge on how the cities are affecting the lives of young people of different genders and sexualities.
  2. To create an inter-cultural safe space for young women and LGBT+ people to share their struggles and stimulate the discussion on the values, principles and the directions about the future of inclusive cities.
  3. Empower the participants with the tools and analytical skills for identifying the local challenges of their communities in regards of inclusive city planning.

If you are young (till 32) person 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 interested in looking for different urban approaches and questioning the existing urban planning status quo that neglects inclusivity, human rights and needs of the city dwellers and would like to work on designing the program and the follow-up of the event, you are more than encouraged to apply.

The preparatory team is composed of CDN’s Project Coordinator and 6 members of the Prepteam. PT members should speak English, be available during the preparation period, be responsible about fulfilling their tasks, have good organisational skills, be good team players and committed to the aims of the project and CDN’s values and be familiar with non-formal education methods. 

Main responsibilities of the prep-team:

  • Active participation in the regular online meetings prior to the OC (March-April/ 3-4 h a week);
  • Full participation in Online PT kick off meeting on 11th and 12th of March from 18:00 to 21:00 CET and on 13th and 14th of March from 11:00 to 19:00 CET with 1 hour lunch break;
  • Dissemination of the call and selection of participants, preparation of participants for the OC and providing them with all the necessary information regarding the program;
  • Preparation and facilitation of the program of the OC; designing and preparing Zoom sessions based on non-formal education methodology, invitation and communication with speakers, experts, trainers and partners in accordance with the project aims; designing the theoretical online course blocks using interactive methods that the platform provide (4-6 h a week);
  • Helping with the promotion of the OC and ensuring media visibility;
  • Taking care of the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire Online Course and prep team meeting before and after;
  • Attending the weekly PT meetings during the OC;
  • Supporting in finalising the outputs;
  • Helping with the reporting of the OC.

Being a prep-team member in CDN would offer you:

  • Working in a lively international feminist environment;
  • Experience in managing youth projects – preparation, implementation and reporting;
  • Getting familiar with Green values and CDN work;
  • Getting to know local Urbanists and Gender activists and their work;
  • A possibility to develop your leadership and group work skills;
  • A lot of work and a lot of fun!

DEADLINE for submitting online applications is 28th of February, 23:59 CET. 

You will be informed by e-mail approximately in 5 days after the deadline. Please add to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in spam folder.


This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation, and supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe.

*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.