CO-OPERATION CIVIL SOCIETY - LOCAL AUTHORITIES, IMPORTANT PREREQUISITE OF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE, STABILITY, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The co-operation of civil society with local authorities is an important prerequisite of democratic governance that could contribute to further stability and sustainable development in the Western Balkan region, as demonstrated within the project “participation and intercultural governance at local level in the balkans: challenges and european perspectives”.
The leading applicant of the project was the city administration of Subotica; ALDA, the LDAs of Subotica, Mostar and Osijek and the Lighthouse Media centre of Wolverhampton (UK) were the partners of the project, equally involved.
In the opening session of the final conference of the project that was held in Mostar, (30th March – 2nd April 2011) the participants were addressed by Mr. Ljubo Beslic, Mayor of the city of Mostar.

 

In his welcoming speech, he stressed the importance of the events promoting intercultural governance in the city that has gone through armed clashes and destruction during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and whose remnants are still visible. However, efforts are constantly being made to alleviate and overcome the consequences of the recent past and the city is seeking the solutions in support to development oriented policies that would suit the needs of all the citizens. Mr. Slavko Parac, President of the City Assembly of Subotica, greeted the participants on behalf of the Lead partner, the city with the centuries long history of multicultural coexistence among local national communities in the border area connecting Serbia, Hungary and Croatia. The consequences of the recent conflicts in the region however imposed the need for the local government to open up new space for improving intercultural dialogue, multilingual education and promoting diverse cultural identities that are all incorporated in local development strategy. Mr. Jovo Jelic, greeted the participants on behalf of the Osijek/Baranja county-Croatia. He informed about the efforts aimed at overall economic reconstruction and interethnic confidence building in the war affected zones in the region, reiterating the need for intensified cross-border and regional co-operation links between different local communities. Ms. Suzan Arslan wished a successful work to the conference on behalf of DG Enlargement-Regional Programmes, and informed the participants about the P2P Programme and Civil Society Facility (CSF) developed in order to support the regional co-operation initiatives with the view of overall democratic transformation of the Western Balkan societies aspiring to EU integration. She also noted that the co-operation of civil society with local authorities, as demonstrated within this project, is an important prerequisite of democratic governance that could contribute to further stability and sustainable development in the region.
During the second part of the opening session, an overview of the project activities and some of the key results achieved was made by Ms. Stanka Parac Damjanovic, Project manager. �Main project outcomes and publications are available on: www.regionalicc.net.

Thematic panels
The conference gathered more than 80 participants, representing CSO-s and local governments from Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Italy, Norway, Hungary and Moldova. Mr. Owen Masters, CoE expert was facilitating Panel 1 on the participation of minorities, during which the case studies presented were from Hungary, Serbia, Moldova. Examples of activities of the Croat minority association in Szeged, efforts of the Roma education centre aimed at inclusion in Subotica, and confidence-building measures initiated on both sides of the river Dnjestre in Moldova. Mr. Gunnar Mandt, Director of the European Wergeland Centre, Norway was the facilitator of the panel: From multicultural coexistence to intercultural governance, that provided an overview of innovative mechanisms and institutional structures in support to democratic governance at local level in culturaly diverse local communities. Examples from Norway, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia were presented, and comparisons made in regard with local governance models in traditional multicultural communities facing with the post-conflict reconciliation process in the Western Balkan region with cultural diversity as a result of migratory waves to EU member states taking place over the last sixty years. Specific attention in presentations was given to education (both informal and formal) and culture, as the areas falling within the scope of competencies at local tier of governance. The panel 3 facilitated by Ms. Jlenia Destito, Ipres Institute for socio-economic researches, Italy, was devoted to municipal service provision with the case studies ranging from the participatory planning process, education and public information provision in minority languages, preservation of cultural identities, financing policies and housing for migrants. Presentations included case studies from Devon (UK), Subotica, Kovacica (Serbia), Szeged (Hungary) and the host city Mostar.�

During the session 4, which was facilitated by Mr. Vehid Sehic, Citizens’ Forum Tuzla (BiH) issues related with the role of civil society in intercultural dialogue and reconciliation process were discussed. The panelists, CSO representatives and experts from the three countries included in the action gave an overview of recent developments as regards the political, social and economic factors relevant for the progress made in regional co-operation initiatives. Specific attention was given to the potential role of civil society as the catalyst of the democratic change and an actor capable to bring EU integration values closer to the citizens and this way help reduce inter-ethnic distance in post-conflict societies. Therefore, education for democratic citizenship with particular emphasis on youth and opening of a new space for dialogue engaging widest possible actors in regional co-operation programmes could bring more tangible results in the long run.
During the concluding session, facilitated by Stanka Parac Damjanovic, ALDA Regional Programmes Coordinator, an overview of on-going programmes was made on TACSO regional co-operation and technical assistance to CSO-s in Western Balkan and Turkey, the potential role of Hungarian EU presidency in promoting EU enlargement, as well as other regional initiatives of interest for the CSO-s and local governments, such as the Danube strategy, functional euroregions connecting the countries of the Western Balkans and EU member states ( such as DKMT Euro-region).
BE-ME Perspective was designed as a thematic session facilitated by Mr. Frank Challenger and as an opportunity to view the documentaries on the three cities (Subotica, Osijek, Mostar) made during the project as an illustration of efforts made by the local governments to promote cultural heritage of national communities and support their participation in policy decision making process. Personal testimonies and narratives from different sections of local societies constitute the main background of the documentaries thus illustrating the present challenges and everyday problems of ethnic, religious minorities in the Westerna Balkan region and as a comparison, in the city of Wolverhampton as well.

Round Table in the city hall Mostar, 2nd April 2011
The delegation composed of the representatives of the city of Subotica and Osijek Baranja county paid a visit to the city hall Mostar, where they were addressed by Mr. Murat Coric, President of the City Council. He presented the local elected bodies operating since 2004., and also some of the main local policies in areas of social and economic development, considering the heavy legacy of conflicts and visible remnants of the destruction in the city. The local government is facing with large scale infrastructural works particularly in water supply and sewage system, while also there is an evident need for improvements in housing and agricultural development.
Much has been done in connecting the city with a wide range of international partners, including the cities in Europe and in the Western Balkans, while the good governance, citizen participation, promotion of cultural heritage of the national communities are among the priorities in these co-operation programmes. Good economic links have also been established with a number of cities, including Kragujevac in Serbia. There is certainly an interest to increase the scope of potential partner cities and establish co-operation with Subotica and Osijek. Therefore, as Mr. Coric reiterated, networking among the cities is the future of this region and will certainly contribute to stability, economic prosperity and improved outlooks for EU integration.

Study visit to Mostar, Saturday, 2nd April 2011
After the conference, a group of participants had an opportunity to visit the historic sites and cultural monuments in the downtown area of the city of Mostar.

The co-operation of civil society with local authorities is an important prerequisite of democratic governance that could contribute to further stability and sustainable development in the Western Balkan region, as demonstrated within the project “participation and intercultural governance at local level in the balkans: challenges and european perspectives”.
The leading applicant of the project was the city administration of Subotica; ALDA, the LDAs of Subotica, Mostar and Osijek and the Lighthouse Media centre of Wolverhampton (UK) were the partners of the project, equally involved.
In the opening session of the final conference of the project that was held in Mostar, (30th March – 2nd April 2011) the participants were addressed by Mr. Ljubo Beslic, Mayor of the city of Mostar.

 

In his welcoming speech, he stressed the importance of the events promoting intercultural governance in the city that has gone through armed clashes and destruction during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and whose remnants are still visible. However, efforts are constantly being made to alleviate and overcome the consequences of the recent past and the city is seeking the solutions in support to development oriented policies that would suit the needs of all the citizens. Mr. Slavko Parac, President of the City Assembly of Subotica, greeted the participants on behalf of the Lead partner, the city with the centuries long history of multicultural coexistence among local national communities in the border area connecting Serbia, Hungary and Croatia. The consequences of the recent conflicts in the region however imposed the need for the local government to open up new space for improving intercultural dialogue, multilingual education and promoting diverse cultural identities that are all incorporated in local development strategy. Mr. Jovo Jelic, greeted the participants on behalf of the Osijek/Baranja county-Croatia. He informed about the efforts aimed at overall economic reconstruction and interethnic confidence building in the war affected zones in the region, reiterating the need for intensified cross-border and regional co-operation links between different local communities. Ms. Suzan Arslan wished a successful work to the conference on behalf of DG Enlargement-Regional Programmes, and informed the participants about the P2P Programme and Civil Society Facility (CSF) developed in order to support the regional co-operation initiatives with the view of overall democratic transformation of the Western Balkan societies aspiring to EU integration. She also noted that the co-operation of civil society with local authorities, as demonstrated within this project, is an important prerequisite of democratic governance that could contribute to further stability and sustainable development in the region.
During the second part of the opening session, an overview of the project activities and some of the key results achieved was made by Ms. Stanka Parac Damjanovic, Project manager. �Main project outcomes and publications are available on: www.regionalicc.net.

Thematic panels
The conference gathered more than 80 participants, representing CSO-s and local governments from Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, UK, Italy, Norway, Hungary and Moldova. Mr. Owen Masters, CoE expert was facilitating Panel 1 on the participation of minorities, during which the case studies presented were from Hungary, Serbia, Moldova. Examples of activities of the Croat minority association in Szeged, efforts of the Roma education centre aimed at inclusion in Subotica, and confidence-building measures initiated on both sides of the river Dnjestre in Moldova. Mr. Gunnar Mandt, Director of the European Wergeland Centre, Norway was the facilitator of the panel: From multicultural coexistence to intercultural governance, that provided an overview of innovative mechanisms and institutional structures in support to democratic governance at local level in culturaly diverse local communities. Examples from Norway, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia were presented, and comparisons made in regard with local governance models in traditional multicultural communities facing with the post-conflict reconciliation process in the Western Balkan region with cultural diversity as a result of migratory waves to EU member states taking place over the last sixty years. Specific attention in presentations was given to education (both informal and formal) and culture, as the areas falling within the scope of competencies at local tier of governance. The panel 3 facilitated by Ms. Jlenia Destito, Ipres Institute for socio-economic researches, Italy, was devoted to municipal service provision with the case studies ranging from the participatory planning process, education and public information provision in minority languages, preservation of cultural identities, financing policies and housing for migrants. Presentations included case studies from Devon (UK), Subotica, Kovacica (Serbia), Szeged (Hungary) and the host city Mostar.�

During the session 4, which was facilitated by Mr. Vehid Sehic, Citizens’ Forum Tuzla (BiH) issues related to the role of civil society in intercultural dialogue and reconciliation process were discussed. The panellists, CSO representatives and experts from the three countries included in the action gave an overview of recent developments as regards the political, social and economic factors relevant for the progress made in regional co-operation initiatives. Specific attention was given to the potential role of civil society as the catalyst of the democratic change and an actor capable to bring EU integration values closer to the citizens and this way help reduce the inter-ethnic distance in post-conflict societies. Therefore, education for democratic citizenship with particular emphasis on youth and opening of a new space for dialogue engaging widest possible actors in regional co-operation programmes could bring more tangible results in the long run.
During the concluding session, facilitated by Stanka Parac Damjanovic, ALDA Regional Programmes Coordinator, an overview of on-going programmes was made on TACSO regional co-operation and technical assistance to CSO-s in Western Balkan and Turkey, the potential role of Hungarian EU presidency in promoting EU enlargement, as well as other regional initiatives of interest for the CSO-s and local governments, such as the Danube strategy, functional Euroregions connecting the countries of the Western Balkans and EU member states ( such as DKMT Euro-region).
BE-ME Perspective was designed as a thematic session facilitated by Mr. Frank Challenger and as an opportunity to view the documentaries on the three cities (Subotica, Osijek, Mostar) made during the project as an illustration of efforts made by the local governments to promote cultural heritage of national communities and support their participation in policy decision making process. Personal testimonies and narratives from different sections of local societies constitute the main background of the documentaries thus illustrating the present challenges and everyday problems of ethnic, religious minorities in the Westerna Balkan region and as a comparison, in the city of Wolverhampton as well.

Round Table in the city hall Mostar, 2nd April 2011
The delegation composed of the representatives of the city of Subotica and Osijek Baranja county paid a visit to the city hall Mostar, where they were addressed by Mr. Murat Coric, President of the City Council. He presented the local elected bodies operating since 2004., and also some of the main local policies in areas of social and economic development, considering the heavy legacy of conflicts and visible remnants of the destruction in the city. The local government is facing with large scale infrastructural works particularly in water supply and sewage system, while also there is an evident need for improvements in housing and agricultural development.
Much has been done in connecting the city with a wide range of international partners, including the cities in Europe and in the Western Balkans, while the good governance, citizen participation, promotion of the cultural heritage of the national communities are among the priorities in these co-operation programmes. Good economic links have also been established with a number of cities, including Kragujevac in Serbia. There is certainly an interest to increase the scope of potential partner cities and establish co-operation with Subotica and Osijek. Therefore, as Mr. Coric reiterated, networking among the cities is the future of this region and will certainly contribute to stability, economic prosperity and improved outlooks for EU integration.

Study visit to Mostar, Saturday, 2nd April 2011
After the conference, a group of participants had an opportunity to visit the historic sites and cultural monuments in the downtown area of the city of Mostar.


Minsk: delay in the visa delivering don’t stop the activity of the meeting of the steering committee of the civil society for EaP

With a delay in the delivery of visas the Belarusian authorities tried to stop the meeting of the
Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership that was scheduled in
Minsk on the 4th and 5th of April 2011.

Unfortunately (see Statement below) the whole Steering Committee could not meet as
expected, becauseonly nine members of the committee were able to arrive in Minsk, while
four members did not receive a visa and couldn’t arrive.
Despite this difficult situation, the members met to further progress on the different
objectives like the activities of the Working Groups and the National Platforms. They also
had the opportunity to discuss the important challenge of the future Eastern Partnerhsip
Summit in Warsaw in September and also the Third Civil Society Forum in Poznan in
November.
The group of participants had the opportunity to meet the National Platform and discuss the
possible means of support to Civil Society representatives in Belarus.
Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA’s Director, elected co-chair of the Steering Committee
together with M. UladVialicka, chairman of EuroBelarus, lead part of the debates.
The next meeting of the Steering Committee will take place on the 3rd and 4th of May in
Brussels.
Download the statement here (http://www.alda-europe.eu/public/doc/230-
EAP_statement_5April2011.pdf)

With a delay in the delivery of visas the Belarusian authorities tried to stop the meeting of the
Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership that was scheduled in
Minsk on the 4th and 5th of April 2011.

Unfortunately (see Statement below) the whole Steering Committee could not meet as
expected, becauseonly nine members of the committee were able to arrive in Minsk, while
four members did not receive a visa and couldn’t arrive.
Despite this difficult situation, the members met to further progress on the different
objectives like the activities of the Working Groups and the National Platforms. They also
had the opportunity to discuss the important challenge of the future Eastern Partnerhsip
Summit in Warsaw in September and also the Third Civil Society Forum in Poznan in
November.
The group of participants had the opportunity to meet the National Platform and discuss the
possible means of support to Civil Society representatives in Belarus.
Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA’s Director, elected co-chair of the Steering Committee
together with M. UladVialicka, chairman of EuroBelarus, lead part of the debates.
The next meeting of the Steering Committee will take place on the 3rd and 4th of May in
Brussels.
Download the statement here (http://www.alda-europe.eu/public/doc/230-
EAP_statement_5April2011.pdf)


The code of good practices for the civil participation presented at the Swedish Association of Municipalities

The director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, presented the Code of Good Practices for
Civil Participation, promoted by the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe, at
the Association of Municipalities of Sweden (SALAR) on the 31st of May.
The event was organised among the activities to promote citizens’ participation already
taking place in Sweden.

Indeed, a framework agreement between the authorities and representatives of civil society
working on social matters has been recently agreed and based on the Code of Good
Practices. At the meeting, took part about 20 municipalities from Sweden interested to know
concrete proposal about how to improve the participation of citizens in the decision making
process at the local level.
The Code was also presented by one of its author, Mrs. Ariane Rodert, representative of the
Social Forum Sweden and member of the European and Economic Social Committee.
For further information please visit:
http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp
(http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp)
http://english.skl.se/activities (http://english.skl.se/activities)

The director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, presented the Code of Good Practices for
Civil Participation, promoted by the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe, at
the Association of Municipalities of Sweden (SALAR) on the 31st of May.
The event was organised among the activities to promote citizens’ participation already
taking place in Sweden.

Indeed, a framework agreement between the authorities and representatives of civil society
working on social matters has been recently agreed and based on the Code of Good
Practices. At the meeting, took part about 20 municipalities from Sweden interested to know
concrete proposal about how to improve the participation of citizens in the decision making
process at the local level.
The Code was also presented by one of its author, Mrs. Ariane Rodert, representative of the
Social Forum Sweden and member of the European and Economic Social Committee.
For further information please visit:
http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp
(http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp)
http://english.skl.se/activities (http://english.skl.se/activities)


THE CODE OF GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE CIVIL PARTICIPATION PRESENTED AT THE SWEDISH ASSOCIATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

The director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, presented the Code of Good Practices for Civil Participation, promoted by the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe, at the Association of Municipalities of Sweden (SALAR) on the 31st of May.
The event was organised among the activities to promote citizens’ participation already taking place in Sweden.

 

Indeed, a framework agreement between the authorities and representatives of civil society working on social matters has been recently agreed and based on the Code of Good Practices. At the meeting, took part about 20 municipalities from Sweden interested to know concrete proposal about how to improve the participation of citizens in the decision making process at the local level.
The Code was also presented by one of its author, Mrs. Ariane Rodert, representative of the Social Forum Sweden and member of the European and Economic Social Committee.
For further information please visit:
http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp

The director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, presented the Code of Good Practices for Civil Participation, promoted by the Conference of the INGOs of the Council of Europe, at the Association of Municipalities of Sweden (SALAR) on the 31st of May.
The event was organised among the activities to promote citizens’ participation already taking place in Sweden.

 

Indeed, a framework agreement between the authorities and representatives of civil society working on social matters has been recently agreed and based on the Code of Good Practices. At the meeting, took part about 20 municipalities from Sweden interested to know concrete proposal about how to improve the participation of citizens in the decision making process at the local level.
The Code was also presented by one of its author, Mrs. Ariane Rodert, representative of the Social Forum Sweden and member of the European and Economic Social Committee.
For further information please visit:
http://www.coe.int/T/NGO/code_good_prac_en.asp


Program of screenings and debates on globalization

In cooperation with the French Cultural Center Nis and the Office for European Affairs of the
City of Nis, with the support from the French Embassy in Belgrade, LDACSS realized a
series of screenings of films and debates on globalization. The program aimed to introduce
citizens of Nis with the phenomenon of globalization in the areas of life most affected by it.
Debates and speakers, professors from the University of Nis, enabled the public to reflect on
all the basic forms of globalization – economic, political and cultural and their effect on their
personal life and local communities where they live.
This programme has been organized by Camille DURAND currently studying as a Fifth Year
Student at the Institutd’EtudesPolitiques in LILLE (France), as a part of her three-month
internship in LDA.

In cooperation with the French Cultural Center Nis and the Office for European Affairs of the
City of Nis, with the support from the French Embassy in Belgrade, LDACSS realized a
series of screenings of films and debates on globalization. The program aimed to introduce
citizens of Nis with the phenomenon of globalization in the areas of life most affected by it.
Debates and speakers, professors from the University of Nis, enabled the public to reflect on
all the basic forms of globalization – economic, political and cultural and their effect on their
personal life and local communities where they live.
This programme has been organized by Camille DURAND currently studying as a Fifth Year
Student at the Institutd’EtudesPolitiques in LILLE (France), as a part of her three-month
internship in LDA.


Innovative approaches in the field of youth information: study visit in Lower Normandy

As part of the Component 2 “Youth, education, local and European citizenship”, part of the
Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and
Macedonia, the House of Europe in Caen and the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA
from Macedonia, are organizing a 3 day study visit in Lower Normandy.
The Macedonian delegation will be hosted from 4 to 6 April 2011 as a team of the Centre for
Information and advice for the youth of Prilep, together with city representatives from Stip
and Strumica interested in activities in this field.

The visit will be focused on creating the conditions in Macedonia as in Normandy, so that all
students can discover the set of opportunities for education and training as well as the
potential for engagement. Restitution roundtable will be held on April 6 in Lower Normandy.

For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-
mk.courriers.info/ (http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/) or contact Katica Janeva

katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org (mailto:katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org)

As part of the Component 2 “Youth, education, local and European citizenship”, part of the
Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and
Macedonia, the House of Europe in Caen and the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA
from Macedonia, are organizing a 3 day study visit in Lower Normandy.
The Macedonian delegation will be hosted from 4 to 6 April 2011 as a team of the Centre for
Information and advice for the youth of Prilep, together with city representatives from Stip
and Strumica interested in activities in this field.

The visit will be focused on creating the conditions in Macedonia as in Normandy, so that all
students can discover the set of opportunities for education and training as well as the
potential for engagement. Restitution roundtable will be held on April 6 in Lower Normandy.

For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-
mk.courriers.info/ (http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/) or contact Katica Janeva

katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org (mailto:katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org)


Analysis and strategic planning workshop for cultural development in the Pelagonija region

The Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture Lokomotiva and The Regional Centre for
Ethnology Culture and Techniques from Lower Normandy – CRCET are organizing an
Analysis and Strategic planning workshop for cultural development in the Pelagonija region,
in Bitola, from 04 until 07 April.
The participants will analyse the needs, weaknesses and potential in the cultural field in the
municipalities of the Pelagonija region; together with the creation of regional vision and
mission for cultural development as well as the creation of a methodology for strategic
cultural development in the region.
Around thirty participants will be present at this workshops, together with the representatives
of cultural sector of all nine municipalities from Pelagonija who are directly involved in the
regional culture.
The programme of this workshop will be moderated by BiljanaTanurovskaKjulavkovski and
VioletaKakacova (Lokomotiva, Skopje) and Kristina Kujundzic (cultural expert from Serbia).
The other participants and experts that will participate in Bitola are MirjanaCvetkovic
(Serbia), Pierre Schmit, AudreyPulmier and RmyPrivat (France), BiljanaPrentoska and
DraganaKjurcoska (The Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia).
This workshop will be implemented in the Copmponent 4 of the Decentralized cooperation
programme between the Region Lower Normandy and Macedonia.For further information

please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ (http://crbn-
mk.courriers.info/)or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org

(mailto:katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org) .

The Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture Lokomotiva and The Regional Centre for
Ethnology Culture and Techniques from Lower Normandy – CRCET are organizing an
Analysis and Strategic planning workshop for cultural development in the Pelagonija region,
in Bitola, from 04 until 07 April.
The participants will analyse the needs, weaknesses and potential in the cultural field in the
municipalities of the Pelagonija region; together with the creation of regional vision and
mission for cultural development as well as the creation of a methodology for strategic
cultural development in the region.
Around thirty participants will be present at this workshops, together with the representatives
of cultural sector of all nine municipalities from Pelagonija who are directly involved in the
regional culture.
The programme of this workshop will be moderated by BiljanaTanurovskaKjulavkovski and
VioletaKakacova (Lokomotiva, Skopje) and Kristina Kujundzic (cultural expert from Serbia).
The other participants and experts that will participate in Bitola are MirjanaCvetkovic
(Serbia), Pierre Schmit, AudreyPulmier and RmyPrivat (France), BiljanaPrentoska and
DraganaKjurcoska (The Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia).
This workshop will be implemented in the Copmponent 4 of the Decentralized cooperation
programme between the Region Lower Normandy and Macedonia.For further information

please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ (http://crbn-
mk.courriers.info/)or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org

(mailto:katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org) .


Agriculture visit in France

In the frame of the Decentralized cooperation programmebetween the Region Lower
Normandy and Macedonia,in the Component 6 “Agriculture development”,
FFRM(Federation of Farmers from Republic of Macedonia) and AFDI (French
Farmers and International Development) are organising a study visit in France
in the period of 03 -13 April.
The FFRM representatives, among who are the two dairy producers and a
producer of apples, will spend 10 days in France to visit several farms.

The purpose of this visit is to know the capacity of milk production as well as
the production, storage and apple processing. During these
10 days, Macedonian team will visit farm cooperatives and find out more
about the functioning of the bank “CreditAgricole”,and relations with local
communities.
While in France, Macedonian delegation will speak at theAFDI
General Assemble, focusing on the cooperation between AFDI and FFRM in the
Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and
Macedonia.

For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-
mk.courriers.info (http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/)or contact Katica

Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org (mailto:katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org).

In the frame of the Decentralized cooperation programmebetween the Region Lower
Normandy and Macedonia,in the Component 6 “Agriculture development”,
FFRM(Federation of Farmers from Republic of Macedonia) and AFDI (French
Farmers and International Development) are organising a study visit in France
in the period of 03 -13 April.
The FFRM representatives, among who are the two dairy producers and a
producer of apples, will spend 10 days in France to visit several farms.

The purpose of this visit is to know the capacity of milk production as well as
the production, storage and apple processing. During these
10 days, Macedonian team will visit farm cooperatives and find out more
about the functioning of the bank “CreditAgricole”,and relations with local
communities.
While in France, Macedonian delegation will speak at theAFDI
General Assemble, focusing on the cooperation between AFDI and FFRM in the
Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and
Macedonia.

For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-
mk.courriers.info (http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/)or contact Katica

Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org (mailto:katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org).


ANALYSIS AND STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE PELAGONIJA REGION 4/7 April, Bitola

The Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture  Lokomotiva and The Regional Centre for Ethnology Culture and Techniques from Lower Normandy – CRCET are organizing an Analysis and Strategic planning workshop for cultural development in the Pelagonija region, in Bitola, from 04 until 07 April.
The participants will analyse the needs, weaknesses and potential in the cultural field in the municipalities of the Pelagonija region; together with the creation of regional vision and mission for cultural development as well as the creation of a methodology for strategic cultural development in the region.

Around thirty participants will be present at this workshops, together with the representatives of cultural sector of all nine municipalities from Pelagonija who are directly involved in the regional culture.
The programme of this workshop will be moderated by BiljanaTanurovskaKjulavkovski and VioletaKakacova (Lokomotiva, Skopje) and Kristina Kujundzic (cultural expert from Serbia). The other participants and experts that will participate in Bitola are MirjanaCvetkovic (Serbia), Pierre Schmit, AudreyPulmier and R�myPrivat (France), BiljanaPrentoska and DraganaKjurcoska (The Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia).
This workshop will be implemented in the Copmponent 4 of the Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and Macedonia.For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org .

The Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture  Lokomotiva and The Regional Centre for Ethnology Culture and Techniques from Lower Normandy – CRCET are organizing an Analysis and Strategic planning workshop for cultural development in the Pelagonija region, in Bitola, from 04 until 07 April.
The participants will analyse the needs, weaknesses and potential in the cultural field in the municipalities of the Pelagonija region; together with the creation of regional vision and mission for cultural development as well as the creation of a methodology for strategic cultural development in the region.

Around thirty participants will be present at this workshops, together with the representatives of cultural sector of all nine municipalities from Pelagonija who are directly involved in the regional culture.
The programme of this workshop will be moderated by BiljanaTanurovskaKjulavkovski and VioletaKakacova (Lokomotiva, Skopje) and Kristina Kujundzic (cultural expert from Serbia). The other participants and experts that will participate in Bitola are MirjanaCvetkovic (Serbia), Pierre Schmit, AudreyPulmier and R�myPrivat (France), BiljanaPrentoska and DraganaKjurcoska (The Ministry of Culture of Republic of Macedonia).
This workshop will be implemented in the Copmponent 4 of the Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and Macedonia.For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org .


INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN THE FIELD OF YOUTH INFORMATION Study visit in Lower Normandy, 4 to 7 April 2011

As part of the Component 2 “Youth, education, local and European citizenship”, part of the Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and Macedonia, the House of Europe in Caen and the Coalition of youth organizations – SEGA from Macedonia, are organizing a 3 day study visit in Lower Normandy.
The Macedonian delegation will be hosted from 4 to 6 April 2011 as a team of the Centre for Information and advice for the youth of Prilep, together with city representatives from Stip and Strumica interested in activities in this field.

 

The visit will be focused on creating the conditions in Macedonia as in Normandy, so that all students can discover the set of opportunities for education and training as well as the potential for engagement. Restitution roundtable will be held on April 6 in Lower Normandy.
For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org .

As part of the Component 2 “Youth, education, local and European citizenship”, part of the Decentralized cooperation programme between the Region Lower Normandy and Macedonia, the House of Europe in Caen and the Coalition of youth organizations – SEGA from Macedonia, are organizing a 3 day study visit in Lower Normandy.
The Macedonian delegation will be hosted from 4 to 6 April 2011 as a team of the Centre for Information and advice for the youth of Prilep, together with city representatives from Stip and Strumica interested in activities in this field.

 

The visit will be focused on creating the conditions in Macedonia as in Normandy, so that all students can discover the set of opportunities for education and training as well as the potential for engagement. Restitution roundtable will be held on April 6 in Lower Normandy.
For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org .