Report: CDN Summer Camp
This year, the traditional Summer Camp of CDN, the Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, took place from the 23rd until the 29th of July at a cosy venue in the South of Belarus. Around 50 participants from all over Europe discussed the topic "Green Perspective on European Values". More information can be found here
Summer Camp of the Austrian Young Greens
The Austrian Young Greens (Young Greens/Alternatives) are organizing their annual summer camp; this time with the Bavarian Young Greens, the Swiss Young Greens and the Young Greens of Baden-Wuerttemberg. It will take place from the 8.-12.8.2012 near Regensburg, Bavaria, and be concerned with topics such as power, authority, oppressions and how politics should be applied more effectively. More information can be found here
(in German) and here
(in German and French).
Report: 8th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations
The 8th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations in the framework of the 4th African University on Youth and Development took place in Sao Vicente Cape Verde from the 13th until the 20th of July 2012. GYG was represented by Rose Wachuka and Sarah Benke who are both members of the GYG Steering Committee representing Africa and Europe. The Federation of Young European Greens was also represented by Razvan Sandru. A detailed report can be found on our website
African Greens Federation registered in Burkina Faso
The African Greens Federation is now registered in Burkina Faso with its headquarters there. See the launch of the headquarters as covered by Burkina Media here
First Congress of the Colombian Young Greens
The Colombian Young Greens will have their First congress in October this year. They are extending an invitation to Members of GYG to attend. There will also be a Green Party Federation Meeting in November 2011 where new directive members of the Federation of Young American Greens will be selected and revenue sources for future of the Federation will be analysed. More information can be found on their website
2012 - The Election Year
2012 is shaping up to be an important year for elections in the continent of America. Elections include, the Presidential elections in the United States and Venezuela, elections for capital city Mayorsin Brasil (October) and regional elections in Venezuela in December. The elections to be watching will be the Presidential elections in the US and Venezuela as Obama and Chavez will both be coming up for re-election and the polls are still out as to whether they will win or lose. Both Presidents have taken their respective countries in strong policy directions that influence global politics. Under Chavez, Venezuela has moved to a centralised governance system with power centralised in the presidency. A change of presidency in Venezuela would have ramifications across all Latin America particularly with their neighbours, Colombia and Ecuador whilst affecting the power balance as Cuba would potentially lose a strong ally.
Elections in the United States - What about environmental policies?
The national elections in the United States of America are moving closer and according to the latest polls Obama has taken a slight lead over Roomey. So far, none of the candidates expresses his opinion about environmental policies which is quite worrisome considering the fact that the United States is the most polluting country in the world and the last presidents have violated or even renegotiated treaties and international environmental agreements for decades without political consequences. Whereas the national elections, happening on the 6th of November, will produce a winner, environmental issues will apparently still be treated with contempt.
Report: Winter Camp of the New Zealand Young Greens
Around 50 young Greens from New Zealand gathered together in their capital to network and to organise their main focuses until 2014, their next election year. With some wonderful campaigns regarding marriage equality, youth involvement and voting, and international Green relations on the way!
Australian Young Greens Conference 2012
The Tasmanian Young Greens are hosting the 2012 Australian Young Greens Conference in Hobart in August. The theme of this conference focuses on 40th Birthday of the Greens in Australia and will see delegates come up with their 40 year vision for Australia and the world. More information can be found here
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