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Cities are pioneering society’s path towards progressive and sustainable systems. Green activists and green municipal counselors from across North Macedonia and the EU gather to discuss how we can transform cities for the good of the people and the planet.
Part of the ‘Cities as Places of Hope’ series; a project launched in 2019 focussing on progressive city networks that are a key factor in the development of a positive narrative on the future of Europe. GEF and its partners are working to further explore and exchange on progressive cities and networks – documenting their successes and fostering connections. The project brings together partners from Spain, Croatia, Belgium, North Macedonia and Turkey. This is a second event organised on the topic ‘Talking about a green city’ where GEF project partners, municipality councillors, green activists and city network representatives will have a chance to further discuss the city level responses and initiatives amid COVID-19 and develop case studies to be implemented in the local context.
About the Event:
The ‘Talking about a green city’ event will bring together green local councillors from different municipalities and green activists from across North Macedonia from diverse green backgrounds. Together we will look at the steps already taken and the roadmap ahead to turning our cities into places of hope. The findings of the GEF Cities as places of hope project as well as local green examples will be discussed during the event.
With this event we are continuing our research and mapping of progressive and transformative practices on the Western Balkans and exploring the EU practices and possibilities for cities to organise themselves in trans-local networks and connect them to the Green movement and facilitate their exchanges.
- Aleksandar Gjorgjievski National coordinator – GEF Cities as Places of Hope
- Maja Morachanin – MP in Macedonian Parliament and President of the green party DOM
- Kati Van de Velde – Project Leader from Oikos Think Tank – Belgium
- Hrista Najdanov – Green councilor, City of Skopje
- Sretimir Nikolovksi – Local green councilor, Municipality of Kriva Palanka
- Svetlana Stanojkovska – Local green councilor, Municipality of Probishtip
- Ivana Zdravevksa – Local green councilor, Municipality of Aerodrom
18:00 – 18:10 Introduction of the event and participants
Aleksandar Gjorgjievski National coordinator – GEF Cities as Places of Hope
18:10 – 18:20 Maja Morachanin – MP in Macedonian Parliament and President of the green party DOM, Importance of green activitst’s training and networking
18:20 – 18:35 Kati Van de Velde – Project Leader from Oikos Think Tank – Belgium
GEF – Cities as Places of Hope project presentation
18:35 – 18:55 Presentation of good practices in greening the cities
Hrista Najdanov – Green councilor, City of Skopje
Sretimir Nikolovksi – Local green councilor, Municipality of Kriva Palanka
Svetlana Stanojkovska – Local green councilor, Municipality of Probishtip
Ivana Zdravevksa – Local green councilor, Municipality of Aerodrom
18:55 – 19:30 Discussion and conclusions
This is an open online event
We will use the Zoom video conferencing platform. It is recommended to join the webinar via a PC. You do not need to install additional software. However, for the best user experience and full participation features, you can install the free Zoom Desktop App.
Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85728914094
The primary language is Macedonian but simultaneous translation in English will be provided
This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Sunrise and with the financial support of the European parliament to the Green European Foundation.