Skills for Massive Youth Activisation, We are the future, but we are here NOW

About the Event

Around 30 young people from Eastern Europe (Latvia, Poland, Balkans, South Caucasus, Ukraine and Belarus) will meet up to discuss the actions that can be taken in the ever-shrinking space for civil society in the Eastern part of our continent. We will look at the EU integration processes, the future of activism and politics and concentrate on 4 different skill-oriented tracks that are becoming more and more useful for the youth in Eastern Europe:

1. Creative Campaigning

2. Debates and public speaking

3. Movement organising

4. Non-Formal Education

The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active and inclusive environment for direct communication and sharing of knowledge. The sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, work in small groups, workshops, discussions, training, and other interactive methods of non-formal learning.



Arrival day

Day 1: Introductions, Team building, takaways from the 1st event, home evaluation groups

Day 2: Introductions to: Non formal education, creative campaigning, public speaking, non verbal communication, local actions planning, intercultural evening

Day 3: Introducions to: live and online events, urban performances, debates, non formal education methodologies, public speaking, free evening 

Day 4: Non formal education in local actions, working wiht trainers, public speaking, teambuilding, presentation, movie night

Day 5: Morning cicle, technicalities of reporting, local actions planning and presentations, evaluation, final party

Departure day


Speakers & trainers

  • Nika Tarasevich (she, Belarus/Georgia) teacher of art, expert on artivism and long time practitioner.
  • Luka Gudek (he, Croatia) CDN alumnus, master degree holder of Political science.
  • Hanna Filistovich (she, Belarus/Lithuania) seasoned activist and organiser, experienced with the movement organising in Belarus.
  • Maja Klimentic (she, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Czech Republic) CDN alumnus, she was a member of 10+ preparatory teams, Non-formal eduction expert and gender activist.



When: 8-12th May, 09:00-18:00 PM CEST

Time Zone: Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) / Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC) + 3

Language: The main language of this activity will be English. But not being comfortable with interacting in English should not prevent you from applying. GEF & CDN strives to create an inclusive atmosphere at the events, where participants are encouraged to express themselves and ask for clarifications or translations from peers that speak the same language.


Additional Reading

Bulgaria’s Greens: From Street Protests to Government

How Green Independents Broke Through in North Macedonia

Extraction and Energy Transition in Serbia

Can Protests Steer Serbia Back Towards Democracy?

The War in Ukraine is Part of the Soviet Empire’s Unravelling

The Unfinished Business of Building Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Romanian Protest Wave: A Path to a New Political Era?

Belarus’s Struggle for Democracy

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of CDNEE and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation and supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.