Call for prep-team: Regional Training in Georgia

CDN and its Alternative Urbanization Working Group are announcing a call for members of the preparation team for the Caucasus Regional Training of our Annual Work Plan “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe” that will take place between 1-5 August in Georgia.

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Набор Участников: Второй шаг к Альтернативной Убранизации (Региональный Тренинг в Беларуси)

CDN анонсирует набор участников для Регионального Тренинга RUMB в рамках нашего Ежегодного Рабочего Плана “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe”. Региональный тренинг пройдет 04-08 Июля в Гродно, Беларусь и соберет участников из Беларуси, Молдовы, Украины и России.

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Call for participants: “It’s our turn!”

Cooperation and Development Network invites you to apply for the 6th Congress of Young Europeans, which is going to take place in Prague, Czech Republic. The main theme of this year’s Congress of Young Europeans is protest and activism in time: How activism in the past has shaped our present, and how the young generation of today can shape our future.

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Coordination Team of #UrbanSteps met in Istanbul!

The Coordination Team of CDN’s “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe” Annual Work Plan met in Istanbul between 25 and 29 January 2018.

The team spent three long working days in preparing the first phase of the project, a kick-ass “Training for Trainers” for all youth activist from Eastern Europe! The Training for Trainers will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 24-29 April 2018.

The participants of this activity will become the trainers that will organise regional trainings in Albania, Belarus, Georgia and Serbia in June and July, which makes the second phase of the project. As a result participants from the regional trainings will conduct local projects in their cities in the third phase.

The Annual Work Plan is going to last for the whole year and it has three phases! So this is just the beginning 🙂 If you are interested in reading the full project description and learn more about the phases it can be found HERE.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To understand what and why of alter-urbanisation
  • To develop advocacy and project management skills
  • To foster cooperation among CDN Member Organisations and Urban Groups at national and international level
  • Make local actions!

The Calls for Participants will be out soon so stay tuned! #UrbanSteps

First digital [x] webinar a success!

On 16 December, digital [x] organised a webinar about the effects of the Paris attacks on digital rights. We looked at the impact of the attacks on the current political debate and how that illustrates the tension between security and freedoms online.

This was our very first webinar, and we did not use any special webinar tools – just mumble, etherpad and some online slides. As planned, it all took two hours: introduction, presentation, discussions in small groups and a plenary at the very end.

An analysis of the impact of the terrorist attacks on digital rights in Europe was presented by Julian Hauser, a member of digital [x]. The slides can be found here. We looked at the goals of the proposed laws and security measures, how they restrict online freedoms and whether they even achieve their goal of increased security (hint: they don’t).

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ASHD: Post Rio+20 process in Armenia

Association for Sustainable Human Development has recently been working on enabling dialogue between governmental structures and non-governmental sector within the framework of the “Post Rio+20” process in Armenia.
The primary objective of the  activity was to enable adequate environment for ensuring efficient ASHD2 15involvement of national NGO sector into the work of the Interdepartmental Commission, established for implementations of the recommendations of “Rio+20” Summit, particularly in working out the national strategic document – National Program “Post-Rio+20” for 2015-2025 on implementation of “Rio+20”.

During the project implementation, the members of Commission  got acquaintance with international experience and best national practice related to elaboration of the strategy and policy in the field of environmental sustainability and development. The representatives of both governmental and non- governmental sectors through collaborative work  enriched each other, contributed their relative experience, and it was effective basis for successful implementation of their mission – elaboration of national strategic document – draft National Program “Post-Rio+20”.

November 2015,

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