ALDA in Rome calling for a better and more inclusive EU
ALDA in Rome on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.
ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, together with Governing Board Member Francesco Zarzana, President of the cultural Association Progettarte, and European Citizenship programmes Coordinator Aldo Xhani, are currently in Rome, Italy, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome by attending events organised by European Movement International and by CIME, its Italian council.
Other Members of ALDA are also taking parts in the events: in order to safeguard the European project, ALDA promoted a strong representation of its 250 members and local authorities with whom they cooperate; local authorities and citizens working together for the good of their communities represent, in fact, the cornerstone for the Europe we want.
ALDA considered the participation in the march that will be held tomorrow a crucial opportunity to reaffirm its support for the European project, with the awareness that the related events represent a moment of mutual understanding and debate on issues of citizen participation, good governance and the role of local authorities in the current European context.
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, ALDA also adopted the statement "The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive", drafted on the initiative of WWF, ETUC, CONCORD, European Movement International, European Women’s Lobby and European Youth Forum, which reminds us how far Europe has come since 1957, and how far we all wish to reach a peaceful and united future. This is a common path to be covered by sharing the values at the very heart of Europe, namely democracy and participation, equality and social justice, solidarity and sustainability, respect for the rule of law and human rights.
Through this Statement, which invites all of us to listen to the European people in order to achieve a better future, ALDA also wanted to confirm its commitment and dedication to the project "Europe for Citizens - One program, 500 million voices!", a program that makes the voice of the European people heard.