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World Car-Free Day

22 September 2013

Leave your cars at home for a cleaner planet and participate in the GYG World Car-Free Day on 22 September 2013!

In order to support our activists, we have collected background information, different ideas for actions as well as tips and tricks in dealing with the media you can find on our campaign website. Besides that you can join our Facebook event page.

Please let us know what activity you are planning and contact Sarah at We are looking forward to receiving your pictures, video clips and reports!

Call for Partner Organisations

“Greening Democracy – A Global Perspective on Youth Participation”

The Global Young Greens and the Young Greens of Turkey are looking for partner organisations to apply for funding to the Youth in Action Programme in order to implement an unforgetable seminar on the topic of “Greening Democracy – A Global Perspective on Youth Participation” in September 2014 in Istanbul. If your are interested in becoming a partner organisation, you need to fill in the application form as well as the preliminary agreement of the partner until 20th September 2013. The call and necessary forms can be found here.

URGENT Call for Web-editor

We are still searching for a web-editor who wants to take care of our website contents. Do you want to support us? Then read the call here.

Article on Social Media

Read the article "Social media: dismantling the traditional concept of politics?" by Saurav Raj Pant and let us know about your opinion!

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Upcoming Events

Sep 1st-21st
Bus Tours
by Green Youth Germany

Sep 5th-8th
Climate Camp
by Green NGOs
Hohenmölsen, Germany

Sep 8th
International Literacy Day

Sep 10th
Applications Deadline for
"COP 19 Climate Change Workshop: We’ll save Paris"

Sep 15th
International Day of Democracy
by UN

Sep 16th
International Rainforest Day

Sep 21st
Climate Camp
by UN

Sep 22nd
GYG World Car-Free Day
by GYG

Regional News



Meeting of the Network of Youth Organisations in Africa (NIYOA)

NIYOA will be meeting in Nairobi from 4-6th September 2013 for its annual General meeting. GYG will be represented in this meeting that will primarily focus on the Post MDG's and Youth Rights.

One more Green Party in Africa

The Green Party of Rwanda has now been officially registered.



FYEG extraordinary General Assembly

The Federation of Young European Greens just held their extraordinary General Assembly (exGA) in Bad Hersfeld, Germany. Young Greens from all over Europe discussed and carried the manifesto as well as the campaign plan and budget for the upcoming European elections.

"Let's talk about sex" campaign by Dutch Young Greens

A few weeks ago the DWARS, the Dutch Young Greens, started a campaign about sexual open-mindedness. We already created a position paper on sex-related topics, and offered that to some members of Parliament from different political parties. We now have three different posters with the slogan: “sex is great – let’s talk about it”. We hope to break the taboo of not really speaking about sex, because lots of sexual problems and topics could remain not mentioned by people. The most important are: the rights of sexual minorities, bad sexual experiences & violence and STD’s. The campaign already is a great success in the Netherlands with lots of media attention in newspapers, radio stations and television.

Bus Tours by Green Youth of Germany

The Green Youth of Germany is currently campaigning for a political change. In order to get attuned for the federal elections on 22nd September 2013 young Green activists from Germany and other European countries are traveling through the country in small buses and doing campaigning activities with the local groups of the Greens and the Green Youth.
Steering Committee

Africa: Rose Wachuka, Forget Chinomona,
Americas: Bernardo Estacio, Tanya Gutmanis,
Asia-Pacific: Robyn Lewis, Alex Surace,
Europe: Michaela Prassl, Teo Abaishvili, Sarah Benke

Global Young Greens
c/o FYEG
31 Rue Wiertz
B-Brussels 1050