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Global Young Greens Newsletter

Dear Young Greens,

We are happy to inform you that our global network was selected to the Africa-Europe Youth Platform! We consider this a great step forward to build a better collaboration between Africa and Europe and will keep on informing you about news.

Besides that, our two GYG representatives to the FYEG Winter Camp, Uma and Tanya, already told us about an amazing time they have had in Finland. In the next newsletter will tell you about their experiences. So stay tuned!

Sunny regards!
Your GYG Steering Committee

GYG Networks

Building collaboration between Africa and Europe

The Global Young Greens was selected to the Africa-Europe Youth Platform. Build upon the recommendations from the Africa-Europe Youth Summits, the AEYP was established in April 2011 at the Youth Leaders Meeting on Youth Policies in the Context of the Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation, holding its constitutive meeting in November 2012. Enlisting members from African and European youth organisations, including the African diaspora living in Europe, as well as Institutions, the Platform is aimed to enhance the coordination towards the design, implementation, monitoring and follow up of the Africa-Europe Youth cooperation.

Press Releases

Have a look at our latest statements and press releases!

8 March 2013: See the person, not the gender!

Our archive of press releases can be found here.

GYG Photo Campaign

Have a look at the photos we received on occasion of the International Women Day! We express our warmest thanks to all participants of our online campaign.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 19th-21st
Central-East Congress
by German Young Greens
Jena, Germany

Apr 22nd
Earth Day
by United Nations
worldwide

Apr 26th
Memorial Day of the Chernobyl Disaster
worldwide

Apr 28th - May 5th
Seminar "Youth and the City"
by CDN
Azerbaijan

FYEG Water Campaign

The Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) supports the European Citizens' Initiative "Water is a Human Right" which can be signed by EU citizens on www.right2water.eu. Have a look at our campaign page on Facebook!

Regional News


Africa


Honorary Doctoral Degree for Frank Habineza

Frank Habineza, founder and president of the Opposition Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and the President of the African Greens Federation (AGF) received an honorary Doctoral Degree from Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, USA, during a campus ceremony at 10:00 am Friday, March 15, 2013. The degree was presented in honor of Mr. Habineza’s work in promoting democratic reforms and human rights in Rwanda and across Africa.


Americas


Venezuelan Presidential Elections

After the death of Chavez, Venezuela is once again in the midst of an electoral campaign, where the Greens; especially the Young Greens, are playing a vital role. On the 21st March Venezuelan students were marching in protest against the unfair electoral system, and in protest of the corruption within the government.

Earth Day April 22nd

International Earth Day has become increasingly important in the American continents - Bolivian, Brazilian and Venezuelan Young Greens are playing actions to raise awareness about the need to protect the fragile ecosystems that the countries have to offer.


Asia-Pacific


Australian Young Greens: Ramping up Election Camaigns

The Australian Young Greens are joining their older counterparts in the mammoth task of campaigning for the Australian federal election, less than 6 months away on September 14. From letter boxing to doorknocking, creating campaign materials and recruiting volunteers, there are heaps of ways to get involved and support the local candidates, and this year looks promising!


Europe


Regular's Table: Austrian Young Greens Meetings

In quite a few cities in Austria the Young Greens meet regularly. Regulars’ tables are organized by regional groups for “oldies” but also “newbies” in an informal setting (bar/restaurant) to facilitate networking, socializing and discussing for like-minded people. Maybe this is an idea for your regional group as well? For more information feel free to contact michaela.prassl@gmail.com.

 

International Guests at the General Assembly of the German Young Greens

On the weekend from the 22nd to the 24th of March 2013, around 400 Young Greens met at the 40th General Assembly of the German Young Greens in Dresden in order to debate, discuss and vote on different topics. Amongst them were as many international guests as probably never before. The General Assembly focused on the federal elections coming soon this year and the European elections in the following year. In the workshop "Youth in Crisis" the international guest shared and discussed their experiences with the economic and  financial crisis in Europe.

French Young Greens at the World Social Forum in Tunis

In early March, the French Young Greens have launched their so far biggest campaign on the topic of energy transition. They call on young people to bring this important issue to the fore of the national debates. In the framework of their campaign, the French Young Greens also organize the workshop "Energy transition: towards a new model of development?" with ATTAC and CRID – Ritimo at the Word Social Forum in Tunis. Watch the campaign video here and read the travel book here [both in French].
Steering Committee

Rose Wachuka, Nassima Guettal, Forget Chinomona, Michel Perlo,
Julia Duppre, Bernardo Estacio, Tanya Gutmanis, Jaime Andres Carrero,
Robyn Lewis, Yangki Imade Suara, Alex Surace, Amy Tyler,
Michaela Prassl, Teo Abaishvili, Bart Dhondt, Sarah Benke

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