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

Young Greens of Turkey & Georgian Young Greens against destruction of Cerattepe

19th February 2016

For the last twenty five years people of Artvin, a border town between Georgia and Turkey, have been resisting against gold and copper mines. During these twenty five years, the resistance of Artvin has defeated two Canadian mine companies and sent them back home. Unfortunately, this legendary resistance is now under attack by not just mine companies, but government forces.

Earlier this week, people of Artvin have been attacked by police and gendarmerie, who are apparently following oartvin2rders from a mine company: Cengiz Holding. This pro-government Cengiz Holding is a conglomerate that owns several construction, energy and mine projects that destroys the environment not just in Turkey but also in Bulgaria, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Now, they have their hands on Cerattepe, Artvin. Continue reading

Georgian Young Greens: South Caucasus regional meeting

Georgian Young Greens held the annual regional meeting with participants from the Southern-Caucasus region. The meeting aimed to strengthen the cooperation in the region ageygnd to support each other in their political struggle.

The main theme was regional activism and how political participation works in the different countries in the region. The group consisted of activists from Azerbaijan and Armenia where activists face suppression from the government as well as activists from Georgia where democracy has made it easier to get your voice heard, but where it is still hard for green voices be heard in the mainstream public space.

More about the activities read at Green Voice Blog.

6th November 2015