Office is the backbone of CDN; it is based in Belgrade and is responsible for the running and daily management of the organisation. Currently, we have four people working on full-time positions: Secretary General, Project Coordinator, Office Assistant and Project Assistant.
Giorgi has been a part of the green political family for over four years now; first, he joined Young Greens in Georgia in 2018 where he became a spokesperson and contributed to the growth and revitalisation of the organisation. And from 2020 until 2021 he was working as a Secretary General of Mtsvaneebi – a movement founded by Young Greens to expand its membership and include people of all ages. Meantime, Giorgi has also been active in CDN and was part of the Executive Committee for two terms – from March 2020 and reelected in April 2021 His main interests and political engagements are party politics, democracy and international affairs as well as climate and environmental protection.
In CDN he Manages the Network and Executive Committee’s work. He is responsible for statutory events such as General Assembly, Regional and Cross-Regional activities, EC meetings, as well as strategic work and organisational development.
Discovering and actively engaging in the world of volunteering & activism back in 2015, Ivana has found her gem (apart from cats, medicine and the Faculty of Biology). In 2018, her Green journey began with Green Youth of Serbia and its wonderful people (now friends & family), when attending, back then a joint event with CDN - Ekofest. Since then, Ivana engaged in Green events in various roles - from member to the Main Board, uncovering a beautiful oasis of amazing people where she found her safe place. The year 2021 came when Ivana crushed a corporate business after 2 years (almost literally - they sold out their company after she left), and joined CDN as an Office Assistant. Ivana's main responsibilities are assisting the Secretary General with the logistics & finances for events, administration, website and social media. She's also actively engaging in CDN's Gender working group & Ancestral Medicine Discussion group, while her other main interests are environmental protection, social justice, mental health and sex education.
Nikola has been involved in some form of activism since his time at high school, beginning as a volunteer in different local initiatives and as an advocate for students’ rights. Formally educated in Psychology and Human Rights, he always valued non-formal approach to learning, and has been involved in non-formal youth educational activities since 2010, first as a participant, then as a trainer and youth educator, and finally as trainer for trainers. For the past three years he has worked with a local queer CSO in Belgrade on monitoring, documenting and responding to hate crimes and discrimination conducted against LGBTI+ persons in Serbia. With a great wish to return to the field of youth work and to try to more substantially be involved in and contribute to the green movement, he joined CDN as a new Project Coordinator in November of 2022.
Paula "Pablo" Luīze Pastore
Pablo has always had a passion for progressive and green topics, but they joined the official movement in 2021. They are a board member of a Latvian youth organization "Protests". Pablo is interested in intersectional feminism, gender theory, workers' rights, and anti-racism. In their free time, Pablo enjoys writing, making posters, reading feminist literature, watching old movies, going on long walks, and talking with friends. Within CDN's gender working group, Pablo created a feminist reading club. Now Pablo is a working-class hero, but they dream of studying anthropology next semester. Within their EC mandate, Pablo is a contact person for the Ukrainian Young Greens, Belarusian Young Greens, and Gender working group. Pablo will be working as a safe space person as well.