The Young Greens Guide to Greens2017
What is Greens2017?
In March 2017, the Global Greens, European Green Party, Global Young Greens and Green Party of England and Wales are holding their congresses at the same time in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Collectively, these events form Greens2017.
Why does it matter?
This is going to be the biggest gathering of Greens ever. The world is facing a looming environmental disaster that can only be solved with international cooperation, and the Green movement is going to be crucial in delivering the change we need.
Who are Global Young Greens?
Global Young Greens (GYG) is the international network representing Young Green groups working for peace, democracy, social justice and ecological sustainability. We were founded in 2007 in Nairobi, and this will be our 4th congress. It will also be the biggest and most important, defining the direction of the international Green movement for many years to come.
What’s going to be happening at Greens2017?
The full programme is still to be finalised, but it will have inspiring speakers, fringes, workshops and plenaries.
How about the Global Young Green part?
This congress will see the relaunch and revitalisation of GYG. It will be an opportunity to develop links and share knowledge with groups from around the world, and help develop the truly international, politically relevant movement Young Greens need to be part of. It’s also going to be a great chance to meet up with likeminded young activists from across six continents.
We will also be electing a new Steering Committee, amending our constitution and deciding our programme for the coming years. There will be training sessions and structured discussion on how to further international cooperation.
How do I get involved?
Tickets are on sale now, and Global Young Greens is currently contacting Young Green organisations to invite them to send delegates. If you’d like to volunteer to support the congress, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This sounds awesome, and my Young Green group would love to send delegates.
If you haven’t been contacted already, email our participation team at email@example.com, specifying the name and nature of your organisation, where you operate, and which international organisations it is currently part of.
How much will this cost?
Global Young Greens has put together a breakdown of costs and funding options here.
Will Global Young Greens be covering expenses of delegates?
In order to ensure a truly global participation, we aim to fund the travel of at least one delegate from each Young Green group. Our funds are limited, so we will be focusing our funding on delegates from countries who would not otherwise be able to attend. Full details and an application form can be found here.
In case of questions relating to the funding, feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am interested, but might not be able to get to Liverpool.
We are doing all we can to facilitate your participation – we are currently running a survey so you can let us know what you want from Global Young Greens.
What you are doing is great, and I want to donate to support your work!
Great! You can donate here, or email Zuzana at email@example.com
How can I get regular updates about the Congress?
I have other questions that aren’t covered here!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible