Voluntary associations gathered in Lecce to discover ALDA and reaffirm our European Values!
On November 16th 2017, the event “L'Europa siamo noi” - organised by ALDA - took place in Lecce , Italy. The event gathered together voluntary organisations from the entire region.
Delegates from local authorities also joined the event. Deputy Mayor Alessandro Delli Noci delivered the opening speech to the crowd, highlighting the city's commitment to the European Values and to the realisation of local European projects.
The event was moderated by Ms. Maria Antonietta Nuzzo, member of ALDA's advisory board, while Mr. Alessandro Perelli (ALDA's vice president), Ms. Anna Ditta (ALDA's senior project manager), Salvatore Modeo (The Qube Startup incubator) and Ada Manfreda (President of Espero) joined the conference as speakers.
Alessandro Perelli highlighted the necessity to overcome the nationalistic and isolationist pushes happening all over Europe, to better shape a new concept of Europe and fight back against the dangers of incurring new applications of Art.50 of the Treaty of the European Union, as it already occurred with the ongoing “Brexit” process.
Folowing this intervention, Anna Ditta has presented the services and opportunities offered audience offered by ALDA to its members, such as project development assistance, European grants search support, access to a wide European Network of institutional and private contacts and capacity-building structures for local authorities, NGOs and other actors.
During the debate, Mr. Alessandro Distante – president of ISBEM – drafted the agenda of the event, which will be presented to the Governing Board of ALDA by Mr. Perelli.