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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As a part of its South and East flagship initiative, the Green European Foundation is organizing a live meeting in Vienna on 1st and 2nd July, kicking off a Central and Eastern Europe Network of Green Foundations.


In Eastern and Southern Europe, new climate movements and political ecology actors have emerged, and there is a recognizable and growing demand for green contents, ideas and connections. GEF is working on consolidating the greening of the public debate and political sphere in South and the East.

This will be done by bringing together green foundations, NGOs and think tanks working in the region to connect people and content, to facilitate synergies, and advance knowledge sharing political education. Specifically in Central and Eastern Europe, we aim to support the build-up of a self-sustaining community community of green political foundations (and equivalent actors).


  • Build mutual understanding on the political situation in the region.
  • Create safe spaces for sharing common challenges and best practices, as well as the exploration of opportunities for common work in the region.
  • Facilitate the co-creation of an autonomous network of Green political foundations and equivalent organisations from Central and Eastern Europe.


The event will be facilitated by the Green European Foundations Co-Directors, Ioana Banach and Laurent Standaert.


Day 1: Political exchange

10h00-12h30 Arrival and setting the scene

14h00-15h30 Political discussion 1

16h00-17h30 Political discussion 2

17h30-21h00 Dinner with Green politicians and host organisation

Day 2: Community Building

8h30-10h30 Breakfast discussion

10h30-13h00 Pillars of CEE Network of Green Foundations

14h30-16h00 Governance and Next steps


This is a closed event that will bring together representatives from the existing GEF partner organisations in the Central-Eastern Europe region.

You can learn more about GEF’s previous work with the partners in the Central and Eastern Europe region here.

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation in cooperation with FREDA – Die Akademie and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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