Antonella Valmorbida is a senior expert on local governance and participative democracy at the local level. She developed and leads ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, since its creation in 1999. She is among the key experts in Europe promoting and implementing programmes of participative democracy, local democracy and development. She has been engaged in South Eastern Europe and Eastern Europe since 1996. She manages a team of over 30 people and more consultants and a network of 14 Local Democracy Agencies.
She is involved in local governance analysis, project implementation, management and advocacy work in the EU countries, the Balkans, the Eastern Partnership Countries and the Maghreb area. She has extensive knowledge and contributes to policy-making at the Council of Europe and at the European Union level. Thanks to her work and her engagement in networks, she accompanied and supported the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the principle of their “localisation”. She published books and articles of academic level on the topics of decentralised cooperation, local governance and participative and inclusive democracy. She is a senior expert, consultant and trainer for major programmes of UNPD and the European Commission on local governance, democracy, local authorities and civil society empowerment.
She is the Secretary General of ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, President of EPD (European Partnership for Democracy), coordinator of the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration Reform of the Civil Society Forum for the Eastern Partnership. She is also involved in CONCORD, the European NGO Confederation for Relief and Development.
She is fluent in Italian, French, English, and Russian. She understands Spanish, German, and Serbian.
01/02/2016 - Decentralised cooperation: an added value for Eastern Partnership Countries
14/11/2015 - A BARBARITY AGAINST EUROPEAN VALUES
15/09/2015 - Participative democracy: Time to deepen democracy for a global responsibility and citizenship
09/06/2015 - 100 years ago, the genocide of the Armenians, to be remembered to protect minorities and diversity in the Europe of today and for tomorrow
24/09/2014 - Italian Presidency of the EU, still some months to go and to act. No excuses to be passive now!
27/06/2014 - Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine signed the Association Agreement with the EU - Paving the way for local democracy and participation
11/01/2014 Think and act for Europe, vote for Europe
23/10/2013-A NEW PARADIGM SHIFT FOR DEVELOPMENT CIVICUS WEBINAR
25/09/2013 - ALDA, Lev Sapieha Foundation and Eurobelarus call for further actions to strengthen local governance and civil society participation
13/10/2012 - The Nobel prize to the European Union
09/10/2012 – Le Club de Strasbourg table ronde
16/09/2011 - EAP Summit Warsaw
08/09/2011 -FIRST CORLEAP MEETING
10/11/2011 The decentralisation process in Southern Caucasus