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The 2nd GYG Congress took place in 2010, in Berlin, Germany

The Young Greens Guide to Greens2017

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Liverpool 2017, News of the Network, News of the world | 0 comments

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.  Anything else? 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 jeroni@globalyounggreens.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 joseph@globalyounggreens.org, 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 zuzana@globalyounggreens.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 zuzana@globalyounggreens.org How can I get regular updates about the Congress? Join our mailing list here, and follow our facebook event here.  I have other questions that aren’t...

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2010 Congress Report

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

2010 Congress Report

Download the report of the GYG congress which took place in Berlin, Germany. You will get a good overview about what we have done and how much fun it is to attend a Global Young Greens congress! Download the Congress Report

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Day #06 Friday

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

Pictures from the General Assembly: here The proposals adopted will be online soon. Pictures from the SC election and vote-counting: here (the counting of the vote was transparent and open, each Region named one scrutineer to count) Pictures from the Tree-Planting/Hugging Action: here. Goodbye, Auf Wiedersehen, Au...

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Day #05 Thursday

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

On Thursday, August 12th 2010, the General Assembly officially started. The delegates to the congress got their voting cards and took a seat in the plenary hall. The official assembly started with the discussion about the statute of the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS as well as amendments to it. Vivid debates on the structure of the network and its modes of practice followed. Pictures: UN Year of Youth Action Pictures: General Assembly Thursday (Structural Debate) Structural Changes of GYG: here Fishbowl Event “Global Green New Deal” with Reinhard Bütikofer (Member of the European Parliament) and Jonathan Watts (The Guardian): see pictures and the invitation (GGEP GND...

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Day #04 Wednesday

Posted by on Aug 11, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

The fourth day of our congress started with a plenary meeting, some energizing games and a huge variety of workshops dealing with different issues from “Queer Theories” via “Global Energy Markets” through to “Global Trade”. All through the morning the participants of the congress have been debating on diverse topics which concerned them the most. The discussions went very vividly and controversially which contributed to the open-minded atmosphere the congress radiates to its participants and visitors. “Different but equal at the same time” Today’s workshop on “Queer Theories” invited its participants to exchange and reflect their own experiences of gender issues and the conflicts concerning coming-outs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) in their home countries. The exchange of experiences became pretty productive due to the differences concerning the legal status of LGBT in each country and the various cultural backgrounds of the participants. All participants of the workshop agreed on the public relevancy of coming-outs, especially with regard to persons who are in the public eye. They stated that it must be very difficult and associated with enormous personal risks to come out for instance as a politician, musician or entertainer, but it is definitely unthinkable to have a coming-out as a soccer player nowadays. “We are in dire need of a radical change regarding societal thought patterns”, said one participant. Another added: “Unfortunately it will be a long process until the last human being accepts that everybody is different but equal at the same time.” INTERVIEW with Gesine Agena (spokeswoman, GRÜNE JUGEND Germany) For the Green Youth Germany the congress in Berlin is quite a good way of getting in touch with the other green youth organisations. Gesine Agena, spokeswoman of GRÜNE JUGEND Germany, is also visiting the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS in the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Berlin. Gesine, nice having you here. Could you give us a classification of the congress,please. It’ s just so so great. So many people from around the world are here, the atmosphere is incredible. What languages the participants speak does not matter, everyone approaches on everybody. What are the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS capable of? There are so may crisis around the world. They are not local ones, they expand in a globalized world. So we can only solve them globally. I’m thinking of such problems the governments aren’t able to neogate like the imbalance of the South and the North, which can’t operate on the South’s charge. What do you expect from the congress in general? Climate protection and global justice are the main topic to discuss here. I think that is the task of the congress. Are there any wishes you would like to send to the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS? I hope the GYG will have a louder voice in the upcoming climate negotiation. Therefore it would be best if the attendees kept contact. More congresses should be held, so the world can go greener. I wish that the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS capture the energy of this congress and that their now expanded network will make global actions somewhat simpler. GO GREEN. Linda Dertinger (web...

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Day #03 Tuesday

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

And … and … and … 10 minutes over time and still not finished. That has been a moment in the European regional meeting today, which gave the other regions an extra break. But at least for the European group it was needed, because the membership of the new steering committee was discussed. (Un)fortunately everyone had to answer many questions. Although the competitors were asked to respond in one sentence, the word “and” was the most frequented, stretching the phrases endlessly. Finally a recommendation for the new SC, which will be elected at Friday’s general assembly, existed. Now everyone can’t wait for the vote. Linda Dertinger (web committee) “I’ll wait for you in the Ingrid-Something-Room ….” Wow, if you had a look at the program already, you might have realised that there is a huge variety of workshops at the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS CONGRESS 2010. Some have structural content, others are more soft-skills-orientated and many also spread some intellectual knowledge and encouraged discussions. Still this is not enough, there was a big amount of people also giving workshops in today’s open space period. Each tutor has thrown the name of the idea into the plenary, before the people were asked to go the the rooms. Well, it might have been difficult, due to the rooms which are all named after famous green women. We are quite proud that we have been able to supply the playground for such great topics and so many interested people here. Linda Dertinger (web committee) Short nights, my dear! According to the extra large program (or the other p-word: partying) at the congress, doziness has taken over some of the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS. But that isn’t a problem as longs as Micha from the local prep team is around, to start some energizers and remotivate the attendees. A total new experience for a few, which have never done this before -an idea to adopt back home, they say., it was a good opportunity for their own organisation. Linda Dertinger (web committee) DISCUSSION:  The perspectives of small scale farming and the agricultural issues A rich discussion was provided to the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS by the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation today in the evening. The event had an open audience, so also other people came across to join the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS in their congress and got into conversations with them after the topic “Small Scale Farming” has been debated. Maren Kneller, Ministry of Development, and Benedikt Härlin, Foundation on Future Farming, held the introducing Discussion. Starting, Härlin announces to be happy, looking into the faces of leaders in waiting -a semi-sarcastic, semi-realistic statement, he relativizes it, but still the green movement was the future. In general small scale farming might be solving problems, both of the disputants admit. Small scale farming was an opportunity to gain more nutritional value out of the square meter, compared to current industrial farming. While companies and large scale farmers are orientated on profit, which is not equal to food value, and don’t take their responsibility of being nurturers, small scale farmers are still the most efficient when it comes to that. But since land has become a relevant value, no matter where it is in the world, due to it being calculated referring to the oil price, the so-called “land grabbing” has...

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Day #02 Monday

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

Today we were up for the first big round of discussions and controversies but most of all community. After having been introduced by the Local Preparation Team and the Steering Committee (SC) we are going to join the stage of workshops in a few minutes. Referring to the rareness of GYG meetings, due to the difficulties of organizing such big global gatherings, Mariana from the SC declared that this year’s event in Berlin was highly significant for our common networking. There is a huge variety of origins of the participants, green party members, as well as individuals and NGO-activists who are here to expand our global network and strengthen the GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS in order to try to find answers to questions like “Where to go from the status quo?”. “Now the debate starts. The whole week will be a very difficult but inspiring discussion”, ended Georg (SC) the salutation in the plenary hall of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation in Berlin. “Let’s go green!” Linda Dertinger (web committee) Pictures: here WORKSHOP REPORT: Gender in a postmodern World The situation of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people seems to be and is very different around the world. Yet the mechanisms and ideologies leading to that oppression and inequality are very similar. This assumption was reinforced throughout the workshop. We mainly exchanged experiences about our strategies against and analysis of gender inequalities on different levels. From the political system to law and our everyday life. Jana Gawlas (workshop advisor) Creating a greener Kenya With an image the Kenyan participants wanted to transport their notion of the nation to the other GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS. “Our vision for Kenya is a political revolution, ecological sustainability, peace and non-violence” said Rose Wachuka. “The congress is phenomenal, meeting up with different people opens one’s eyes for the whole possibilities. Its about exchanging culture and intellectual material -a chance of a lifetime” said the Kenyan and Philip Otieno amended “ the people around are just nice, too.” Both of them were very happy representing African values here, such as culture, peace, eco-tourism, hospitality and diversity, they say. Linda Dertinger (web...

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Day #01 Sunday

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

The Opening On Sunday, August 8th 2010, the time had come to open the 2nd GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS CONGRESS. More than 90 participants from all over the world signed up for the congress that takes place in the very center of Germany’s capital Berlin. The congress started with some energizing games in order to get to know each other, followed by a common barbecue with vegan food and delicious salads. The first day died away with nice conversations in the late evening....

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Passed Resolutions

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

Here you can find the Statues, the Cancun Paper and the Minutes of the Berlin Congress. GYG-StatutesBerlin GLOBAL YOUNG GREENS CANCUN PAPER...

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The Video

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Berlin 2010 | 0 comments

THE VIDEO

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