Political repressions in Belarus: Belarus Green Party

23. March 2017

We, the Belarusian Green Party and Ecohome non-governmental organization, express our joint protest against political repressions taking place in Belarus over the last few weeks. Starting from February 17th around 200 participants of peaceful demonstrations have been severely convicted, fined and imprisoned, including 25 journalists representing independent Belarusian media. Continue reading

General Assembly 2017 – Report

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe AISBL (CDN) held its 8th GenerCDN_General_assembly_2017al Assembly from 23rd to 26th of February 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The host organisation of the General Assembly, FORa Zeleni Prozor, did amazing work, preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work and welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests. During the GA, the delegates and guests had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the world population growth moderated by the hosts, which provided an excellent warm up before the heated debates on CDN’s new Political Platform. Continue reading

Open Call for Prep Team: Seminar “Digitised security – How to read the surveillance discourse and fight it!”

CDN, the digital [x] working group and Youth movement Revolt are announcing a call for members of the international preparatory team for the seminar “Digitised security – How to read the surveillance discourse and fight it!”. It will take place from 24 – 30 April 2017 in Bosnia. It was inspired by a digital [x] webinar that looked at the political reactions sparked by the terrorist attacks in Paris and how the tension between security and freedom was framed by agenda setters. A year later, censorship and mass surveillance are becoming the norm, and we want to fight this: we want to change the discourse to achieve better policy and give everyone the tools to protect their freedom even in hostile environments.

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Digitised security – How to read the surveillance discourse and fight it!

CDN, the digital [x] working group and Revolt are organising an international youth seminar on digital rights. It will take place from 24 – 30 April in Bosnia. It was inspired by a digital [x] webinar that looked at the political reactions sparked by the terrorist attacks in Paris and how the tension between security and freedom was framed by agenda setters. A year later, censorship and mass surveillance are becoming the norm, and we want to fight this: we want to change the discourse to achieve better policy and give everyone the tools to protect their freedom even in hostile environments.

Together we will:

  • explore how recent events have led to fear being instrumentalised to restrict our online freedoms;
  • analyse how online censorship and mass surveillance are justified by governing bodies, why these policies are ineffective at increasing security;
  • see how they harm personal freedoms and democracy;
  • look at why anonymity and privacy is important for oppressed and minority groups to avoid persecution and harassment.
  • develop skills to use software that protects us from surveillance and overcomes censorship.

During this week-long event we will bring together 40 young people from all over Europe. This event will burst the Green bubble by closely collaborating with digital rights and hacker organisations from across the region and the rest of Europe. This seminar is not for nerds only, it will unite people who are new to the topic with seasoned digital rights activists. We aim at creating a vibrant environment to produce sustainable and long lasting collaboration to fight for our common digital rights!

If you are curious about what’s at stake in the online world and how it connects to the wider political struggles of our time, join us! Everyone is warmly welcome!

Details

Date: 24 – 30 April 2017
Duration: 6 working days
Location: (close to) Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Working language: English
Number of participants: 40

Methodology

The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for active, inclusive and direct communication and transfer of knowledge. Sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, workshops, role-plays, debates, discussions, reflection and other interactive methods of learning.

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This Project is supported by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, Green Forum (Sweden), Green European Foundation, Internet Society and Terry Reintke (Member of the European Parliament, The Greens/EFA)

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Подайте заявку на тренинг: Активизм в зеленых тонах – зеленые ценности для Украины

 

Приглашаем вас принять участие в тренинге, посвященном Зеленым ценностям, который состоится 16-18 декабря в Киеве. 15 молодых людей из разных регионов Украины,а также их ровесники – гости из Беларуси, Молдовы и Евросоюза соберутся вместе, чтобы более тесно познакомиться с международным Зеленым движением и обсудить возможности сотрудничества.

Рабочий язык мероприятия – русский, некоторые сессии будут на английском (в случае необходимости будет обеспечен перевод).

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We are choosing a new logo!

Dear Member/Partner organisations and Green friends,

CDN is in the process of creating a new logo which will be voted on by the General Assembly at the beginning of 2017. The Visibility Team came up with several proposals. In order to arrange the selection in an inclusive manner and to select a logo which suits CDN the best, we would highly appreciate the feedback of our MOs.

Please, take a couple of minutes, discuss within the organization what you think about the logos and submit your votes (1 organization = 1 vote) by filling in THIS FORM.

Deadline to submit your votes is 9 December 2016.

We will take your recommendations into account and develop the ideas further.

CDN Executive Committee

Caucasus Regional Meeting 2016

From the 28th to 30th of October 2016 Cooperation and Development Network, together with the Georgian Young Greens organised a Caucasus Regional Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event gathered 25 green-minded activists coming from CDN Member and associated organisations from Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

CDN and the Georgian Young Greens have a tradition of organising Caucasus Regional meetings since 2011. Regional meetings gather young greens and green activists from all over the South Caucasus to discuss joint challenges of the region and to set the strategies to solve the problems. The purpose of these meetings is to strengthen and support cooperation and exchange between young people, provide them space and a platform to build bridges between their actions and political struggles under the Green umbrella. Continue reading

LGBT+ issues in South Caucasus / Caucasus Regional Meeting

After the fall of the Soviet Union, not being heterosexual was decriminalized in the South Caucasus and the movement started to take shape. Thus, LGBT+ movements in the South Caucasus region does not have a long history. When the movement started to get organised, the abbreviation was often used – awareness of the existence of LGBT+ people was higher, but the attitude towards them was mostly negative. The community is becoming more visible once again, but unfortunately it also results in the increase of violence towards LGBT+ people. At the moment the number of NGOs working with the community is very low and are not strong enough to speak on the whole community’s behalf. Continue reading

Climate Change and the South Caucasus /Caucasus Regional Meeting

The greenhouse effect is a phenomenon in which the atmosphere of a planet traps radiation emitted by its sun. It is caused by gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane that allow incoming sunlight to pass through but retain heat radiated back from the planet’s surface. Given normal circumstances these gases provide the Earth its average temperature of 15 °C, making life possible. However, extensive industrial activity and the burning of oil, coal and natural gases have extensively increased the amount of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere causing global warming – the increase in Earth’s near-surface air and ocean temperatures. Continue reading