Location of congress: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Dates of the congress: 30th March – 2nd April 2017
Dates of the preparation meeting: end 2016/beginning 2017 (tbd)
Deadline for applying: 12th of June 2016, 12 PM Central European Time

Introduction

The Global Young Greens is an emerging youth-led organization supporting and uniting the efforts of young people from a green-alternative spectrum around the world. It works towards (1) ecological sustainability, (2) social justice, (3) grassroots democracy and (4) peace.

The Global Young Greens were established in the year 2007 by a team of like-minded young people from all over the world while attending the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya. The establishment of GYG also served as the first GYG Congress. The subsequent congresses were in Berlin in 2010 and in Dakar in 2012.

Currently, the Steering Committee of GYG is planning a fourth congress in Liverpool, UK. This congress will take place simultaneously with the congress of the Global Greens, the European Green Party and the Green Party of England and Wales. This will become the biggest gathering of Greens ever taking place. We are happy to be part of it!

The core aims of the congress

Prep-team info

The membership of the preparatory team will be based on a consideration of geographical and gender balance as well as solid experience in the field. We strive to find at least one member from the Global South and at least one member should be from the Young Greens of England and Wales. One member of the GYG Steering Committee will be part of the team.

The prep-team will have two real-life meetings, end 2016/beginning 2017 (exact dates to be confirmed) and one prior to the seminar itself. In between the meetings, the members of the prep-team will communicate through a special mailing list and Skype conferences.

The prep-team will also be in continued and consistent contact with the GYG Steering Committee, the Federation of Young European Greens and the other federations, the Young Greens of England and Wales and the prep-team for the Global Greens Congress and EGP Congress.

The preparatory team will consist of five to seven people. Every member of the prep-team has to fulfil a certain task. The following description gives you an overview over the different requirements.

Profile of the prep-team Member

How to apply?

If you are a young green activist and interested in applying for the prep-team, please send your motivation letter and brief CV to jeroni@globalyounggreens.org by the 12th of June 2016 at 12 PM CET. You can also use this email address if you have any further questions. An endorsement letter by a Young Green Federation or Young Green Party is not necessary but desirable.

Yours sincerely,

Antoine, Onur, Michaela, Jeroni, Daisy, Mansur, Zane, Rose, Tanya and Bernardo
Global Young Greens Steering Committee

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