Workshops within the project ECRC
Within the framework of the project “ECRC – European Civil Resource Centres”, funded by the programme Europe for Citizens and aimed to create a network of centres throughout Europe to support and improve the participation of potential beneficiaries to the programme, ALDA developed a set of workshops to launch the Italian centre in the territory of Vicenza. Several local citizens were informed about the services provided by the centre, which in Italian takes the name of CREC – Centro Risorse Europeo per il Cittadino and which is hosted in the premises of ALDA.
In particular, ALDA kicked-off the centre’s activities through an Open Day event, held in the city centre of Vicenza last 8 September. The event was attended by the local community and aimed at providing participants with relevant information on the objectives and activities of the body.
Furthermore, in order to increase the visibility of the centre at local level, ALDA organised three local workshops addressed to municipalities and CSOs willing to develop projects under the Europe for Citizens programme, both with and without experience. The specific objective of the events was to showcase the support that the centre may provide to LAs and CSOs within the framework of the Europe for Citizens programme. Several hints about the future programming period have also been given.
The first workshop took place Saturday 21st September, in the city centre and in synergy with the day dedicated to Volunteering, which is one of the most important expressions of active citizenship. The second and the third workshops took place respectively on 26 and 27 September in the new headquarter of ALDA in Vicenza, in coincidence with the inauguration of the office.