Caravan NEXT project: Crossing the cultural borderlines in Subotica, Serbia

On 21-24 June, 2016, project “Caravan NEXT” delivers a thematic Micro-event in Subotica (Serbia). Its main focus was to emphasise city’s interculturality, as a reflection of diverse population and historical heritage. All activities aimed to improve and facilitate the civil dialogue, polity coalitions, intercultural exchange and reciprocal understanding between the young people.
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Caravan NEXT is an European project by the Social and Community Theatre (SCT), focused on bringing SCT events to cities and towns in a way to rethink them as broad open air venues, local art squares connected at a European level (GLOCAL level) where citizens, professionals and artists can give life to their own community theatre event to convey their messages about a core theme: Feed the future: European challenges in the new millennium.
Subotica Micro Event aimed to culturally empower the local community for a long-lasting social and cultural transformation. During the event all of the below was used for reaching the objective: intercultural workshops, photo exhibitions, theatre performances and presentation of the social community theatre concept, including the planned programme with the participation of POD Theatre Belgrade, Danilo Kis Youth Cultural Centre, Italian Cultural Centre – Piazza Italia, local secondary schools, Minority Community centres and many more.

On 21-24 June, 2016, project “Caravan NEXT” delivers a thematic Micro-event in Subotica (Serbia). Its main focus was to emphasise city’s interculturality, as a reflection of diverse population and historical heritage. All activities aimed to improve and facilitate the civil dialogue, polity coalitions, intercultural exchange and reciprocal understanding between the young people.
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Caravan NEXT is an European project by the Social and Community Theatre (SCT), focused on bringing SCT events to cities and towns in a way to rethink them as broad open air venues, local art squares connected at a European level (GLOCAL level) where citizens, professionals and artists can give life to their own community theatre event to convey their messages about a core theme: Feed the future: European challenges in the new millennium.
Subotica Micro Event aimed to culturally empower the local community for a long-lasting social and cultural transformation. During the event all of the below was used for reaching the objective: intercultural workshops, photo exhibitions, theatre performances and presentation of the social community theatre concept, including the planned programme with the participation of POD Theatre Belgrade, Danilo Kis Youth Cultural Centre, Italian Cultural Centre – Piazza Italia, local secondary schools, Minority Community centres and many more.


Promoting good governance at the metropolitan level: ALDA launches the project MEANING

MEANING – Metropolitan Europeans in Active Network, Inducing Novelties in Governance is the name of the new project in which ALDA will actively participate in the next two years. ALDA will be cooperating with Città Metropolitana di Milano and Città Metropolitana di Bari (Italy), Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Spain), Métropole de Lyon (France), Grad Zagreb (Croatia), Riga City Council (Latvia) and Área Metropolitana do Porto (Portugal) to foster citizens’ participation and good governance at the metropolitan level.

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In many countries, centralised powers are progressively being devolved to the metropolitan level through institutional reforms and incentivised cooperation schemes in an effort to empower city-regions to better respond to local needs and to increase efficiency. Metropolitan areas are strategic components of diverse regional and national systems across Europe, and as such are central to a prosperous European future.

This is why, for the first time, ALDA has decided to be an active partner in an initiative aimed at empowering citizens in metropoles – a new, fundamental sphere of the local dimension. The objective of MEANING is precisely that of bringing together metropolitan cities from all over Europe sharing similar agendas and issues to work towards the achievement of a better governance for the benefit of the people living in them.

The project, through participative national and international events involving both citizens and policy-makers, as well as through interactive and multimedia tools (including questionnaires, a website, a movie and a final publication) will also promote a stronger sense of European identity in Metropolitan cities, foster inclusion and integration among their inhabitants and improve their knowledge of European and local institutions.

 

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Further information about MEANING can be found on ALDA’s website.

MEANING – Metropolitan Europeans in Active Network, Inducing Novelties in Governance is the name of the new project in which ALDA will actively participate in the next two years. ALDA will be cooperating with Città Metropolitana di Milano and Città Metropolitana di Bari (Italy), Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Spain), Métropole de Lyon (France), Grad Zagreb (Croatia), Riga City Council (Latvia) and Área Metropolitana do Porto (Portugal) to foster citizens’ participation and good governance at the metropolitan level.

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In many countries, centralised powers are progressively being devolved to the metropolitan level through institutional reforms and incentivised cooperation schemes in an effort to empower city-regions to better respond to local needs and to increase efficiency. Metropolitan areas are strategic components of diverse regional and national systems across Europe, and as such are central to a prosperous European future.

This is why, for the first time, ALDA has decided to be an active partner in an initiative aimed at empowering citizens in metropoles – a new, fundamental sphere of the local dimension. The objective of MEANING is precisely that of bringing together metropolitan cities from all over Europe sharing similar agendas and issues to work towards the achievement of a better governance for the benefit of the people living in them.

The project, through participative national and international events involving both citizens and policy-makers, as well as through interactive and multimedia tools (including questionnaires, a website, a movie and a final publication) will also promote a stronger sense of European identity in Metropolitan cities, foster inclusion and integration among their inhabitants and improve their knowledge of European and local institutions.

 

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Further information about MEANING can be found on ALDA’s website.


Are you interested in learning about Democracy and Human Rights issues in the MENA Region? Here a master opportunity for you!

The admissions for the Master in Democratic Governance: Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region, are open until 30 June 2016!

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This two-year master is offered by the partnership between the European Inter – University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and the following universities: International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia) and a growing network of partner Universities in the Region.

It offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, gathering courses from law, political science, sociology and other field of studies that are related with democratic governance and human rights. The first semester is held in the EIUC premises in Venice; while in the second semester the students are placed in one of the Universities of the Consortium, depending on the compatibility with their interests and the expertise of the partner universities.

Do not miss the opportunity and apply now!

The admissions for the Master in Democratic Governance: Democracy and Human Rights in the MENA Region, are open until 30 June 2016!

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This two-year master is offered by the partnership between the European Inter – University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and the following universities: International University of Rabat (Rabat, Morocco), Birzeit University (Birzeit, Palestine), St Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon), Ca’ Foscari University (Venice, Italy), University of Carthage (Tunis, Tunisia) and a growing network of partner Universities in the Region.

It offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, gathering courses from law, political science, sociology and other field of studies that are related with democratic governance and human rights. The first semester is held in the EIUC premises in Venice; while in the second semester the students are placed in one of the Universities of the Consortium, depending on the compatibility with their interests and the expertise of the partner universities.

Do not miss the opportunity and apply now!


Exchange opportunity for Italian youngsters in Slovenia!

Would you like to participate in an intercultural exchange for youth in Slovenia? Do you know any Italian youngster that would like to participate?

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The opportunity is open for 5 young Italians (between 18 – 30 years old), enthusiast and interested in history, tourism and in strengthening their competences and improving their employment prospect.

The training is an Erasmus+ youth exchange in Črnomelj, Slovenia that will take place from 4 – 12 July 2016; with the aim to initiate awareness among young people that through their activities and ideas can change environment in which they live and show to society the possibilities offered by history.

For more information, please contact: Klemen Vitkovič: klemen.vitkovic@gmail.com / +38670550718

Don’t miss the opportunity and join! Share the information among your contacts!

Would you like to participate in an intercultural exchange for youth in Slovenia? Do you know any Italian youngster that would like to participate?

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The opportunity is open for 5 young Italians (between 18 – 30 years old), enthusiast and interested in history, tourism and in strengthening their competences and improving their employment prospect.

The training is an Erasmus+ youth exchange in Črnomelj, Slovenia that will take place from 4 – 12 July 2016; with the aim to initiate awareness among young people that through their activities and ideas can change environment in which they live and show to society the possibilities offered by history.

For more information, please contact: Klemen Vitkovič: klemen.vitkovic@gmail.com / +38670550718

Don’t miss the opportunity and join! Share the information among your contacts!


Localising SDGs: LADDER workshop at the EDDs

On 15 June 2016, a workshop of LADDER project was held in the framework of the EDDs (European Development Days) in Brussels. The event was entitled “Localising Sustainable Development Goals: Owning the global development agenda”.

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The event was opened with the projection of the winner video of the Slogan Competition initiative of LADDER, “Tolerance”, that launched the theme of SDGs, and in particular education and awareness raising.

Moderator of the workshop was Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, and saw the participation of relevant panellists: Fabio Masini, Professor at the University of Roma Tre, Sebastien Vauzelle, from UNDP ART Programme, Jacopo Barbati, Member of the Executive Board of Young European Federalists Europe, and Abbas Sbeity, Young Leader – Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities of Lebanon.

Many issues, challenges and key topics were raised during the workshop, such us the role and requirements of the private and public sector in building development and awareness raising; the challenging cooperation between CSOs and LAs in joint actions to foster the awareness raising process; the youth employment as a major challenge, in particular in the framework of education and health; the universal, intersectoral and complex scenario of partnerships aiming at finding innovative solutions to control disparities at national level; advocacy, exchange of good practices & tools, and territorial coordination as goals of the alliance for localising SDGs; the participation of youth to development processes that needs to be enhanced.

Possible solutions and proposals were furthermore suggested in the following working group activity, that saw a high involvement of participants attending the event.

ALDA also took part to the stand on “Lessons from supporting elections in fragile contexts. A European Response To Electoral Cycle Support”, organised by ECES (European Centre for Electoral Support) and EPD (European Partnership for Democracy), in order to share lessons learned from the field: case study from Eastern Partnership countries, MED area and Balkans.

Useful links:

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Les ODD à l’échelle locale : atelier de LADDER aux Journées européennes du développement

Le 15 juin 2016, un atelier du projet LADDER a été mené dans le cadre des Journées européennes du développement (European Development Days) à Bruxelles. L’évènement avait pour thème « Les Objectifs de développement durable à l’échelle locale : appropriation du programme de développement mondial ».

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L’évènement a été ouvert par la projection de la vidéo gagnante de l’initiative de concours de slogans de LADDER, « Tolérance », et il a lancé le thème des ODD, et en particulier l’éducation et la sensibilisation.

La modératrice de l’atelier était Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire générale de l’ALDA, qui a pu constater la participation de panélistes pertinents : Fabio Masini, Professeur à l’Université de Roma Tre, Sébastien Vauzelle, du Programme PNUD Art, Jacopo Barbati, Membre du Conseil exécutif des Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes d’Europe, et Abbas Sbeity, jeunes leader – Villes inclusives, durables et résilientes du Liban.

De nombreux sujets, défis, et thèmes clés ont été mis en avant pendant l’atelier, comme le rôle et les exigences des secteurs privés et publics dans la sensibilisation et la participation au développement ; la coopération riche en défis entre les organisations de la société civile et les autorités locales dans des actions communes pour encourager le processus de sensibilisation ; l’emploi des jeunes en tant que défi majeur, en particulier dans le cadre de l’éducation et de la santé ; le scenario universel, intersectoriel et complexe de partenariats visant à trouver des solutions innovantes pour gérer les disparités au niveau national ; la promotion, les échanges de bonnes pratiques et d’outils, et la coordination territoriale comme objectifs de l’alliance pour les ODD à l’échelle locale ; et la participation des jeunes aux processus de développement, qui a besoin d’être renforcée.

Des solutions et des propositions possibles ont été par ailleurs suggérées dans l’activité de groupe de travail qui a suivi, où un grand nombre de participants ont été présents.

L’ALDA a aussi pris part au stand sur « Les leçons pour soutenir les élections dans des contextes fragiles. Une réponse européenne au soutien du cycle électoral » organisé par ECES (Centre européen pour le soutien électoral – European Centre for Electoral Support) et EPD (Partenariat européen pour la démocratie – European Partnership for Democracy), dans le but de partager les leçons apprises sur le terrain : des études de cas portant sur le Partenariat oriental, sur la région MED, et sur les Balkans.

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Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile da globale a locale: il workshop di LADDER a EDD

Il 15 giugno 2016 si è tenuto un workshop del progetto LADDER nell’ambito dell’EDD (Giorni Europei per lo Sviluppo) a Bruxelles. Titolo dell’evento: “Gli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile a livello locale. Gestione dell’agenda dello sviluppo mondiale”.

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L’evento si è aperto con la proiezione del video vincitore della Slogan Competition del progetto LADDER, intitolato “Tolerance”, che ha così lanciato il tema degli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile (SDG), ed in particolare i valori di educazione e sensibilizzazione. Moderatrice del workshop è stata Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA. Tra i relatori dell’evento: Fabio Masini, Professore presso l’Università di Roma Tre, Sebastien Vauzelle, di UNDP Art, Jacopo Barbati, Membro del Consiglio Esecutivo dei Giovani Federalisti Europei, e Abbas Sbeity, Young Leader – Città inclusive, sostenibili e resilienti del Libano.

Molti i temi, le sfide e gli argomenti chiave discussi durante il workshop, come il ruolo e i requisiti del settore pubblico e privato nella costruzione dello sviluppo e del processo di sensibilizzazione; dell’impegnativa cooperazione tra OSC ed enti locali nelle loro azioni congiunte verso la sensibilizzazione; la grande sfida dell’impiego giovanile, in particolare nell’ambito dell’educazione e della salute; lo scenario universale, intersettoriale e complesso dei partenariati che mirano al raggiungimento di soluzioni innovative per il controllo delle disparità a livello nazionale; sostegno, scambio di buone pratiche & strumenti, e coordinamento territoriale come obiettivi dell’alleanza per l’implementazione locale degli SDGs; la partecipazione dei giovani ai processi di sviluppo, che necessità d’essere rafforzata.

Numerose possibili soluzioni e proposte sono state suggerite nella sessione successiva strutturata in gruppi di lavoro, che ha visto un forte coinvolgimento dei partecipanti.

ALDA ha inoltre preso parte allo stand “Sostegno alle elezioni in contesti fragili. Una risposta Europea al ciclo di supporto elettorale”, organizzato da ECES (Centro Europeo per il Supporto Elettorale) ed EPD (Partenariato Europeo per la Democrazia), con lo scopo di condividere le lezioni imparate sul campo, presentando casi dai paesi del Partenariato Europeo, Mediterraneo e Balcani.

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Локализация Целей развития Тысячелетия: семинар проекта LADDER

15 Июня 2016 в рамках Европейских дней развития в Брюсселе состоялся семинар проекта LADDER под названием “Локализуя Цели развития тысячелетия: глобальная повестка дня”.

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Мероприятие было открыто просмотром видео, победителем Конкурса слоганов “Толерантность”, которое дало толчок к обсуждению Целей развития тысячелетия, в частности, образования и повышения информированности. Модератором семинара  выступила Антонелла Вальморбида, Генеральный секретарь ALDA. В нем приняли участие эксперты в соответствующих областях: Фабио Масини, Профессор Университета Рома Трэ, Себастьян Вазуэлле из программы ПРООН ART, Якопо Барбати, Член Исполнительного Коммитета Ассоциации Молодых Европейских Федералистов и Аббас Сбейти, активист Инклюзивных и Устойчивых городов Ливана.

Множество важных вопросов было поднято в рамках семинара, таких как: роль частного сектора в развитии и повышении информированности; проблемы сотрудничества между организациями гражданского общества и органами местного управления, их совместная деятельность в сфере повышения информированности; безработица молодежи как один из основных вызовов для образования и здравоохранения; межсекторальное партнерство для поиска инновационных решений и контроля неравенства на национальном уровне; обмен успешными практиками и территориальная координация для построения альянса и локализации целей развития тысячелетия; укрепление участия молодежи в процессе развития.

Кроме того, ALDA также приняла участие в стенде «Уроки поддержки выборов в нестабильных ситуациях. Европейский ответ в поддержку избирательного цикла», организованного Европейским Центром Поддержки Выборов (ECES) и Европейским партнерством для Демократии (EPD) в рамках которого поделилась уроками извлеченными из практик в странах Восточного партнерства, Средиземноморья и Балкан.

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Lokalizacija ciljeva održivog razvoja (SDG): LADDER radionica na Evropskim danima razvoja (EDD)

Dana 15. juna 2016. godine, održana je radionica LADDER projekta u okviru EDD (Evropski dani razvoja) u Briselu. Manifestacija je nosila naziv “Lokalizacija ciljeva održivog razvoja: Posedovanje agende globalnog razvoja”.

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Događaj je otvoren projekcijom pobedničkog videa Inicijative konkursa za slogan LADDER “Tolerancija”, koji je pokrenuo temu o ciljevima održivog razvoja, a posebno obrazovanja i podizanja svijesti.

Voditelj radionice bila je Antonella Valmorbida, generalni sekretar ALDA, a među učesnicima bili su relevantni panelisti: Fabio Masini, profesor na Univerzitetu Roma Tre, Sebastien Vauzelle, iz UNDP ART programa, Jacopo Barbati, član Izvršnog odbora Mladih  evropskih federalista Evrope  i Abbas Sbeity, Mladi lider – Inkluzivni, održive i fleksibilni gradovi Libana.

Pomenuta su mnoga pitanja, izazovi i ključne teme tokom radionice, među kojima: ulogu i zahtevi privatnog i javnog sektora u izgradnji razvoja i podizanje svesti; izazovi saradnje između OCD i lokalnih vlasti u zajedničkim akcijama unapređenja procesa podizanja svesti javnosti; nezaposlenost mladih kao veliki izazov, posebno u okviru obrazovanja i zdravstva; univerzalna, međusektorska i kompleksna partnerstva sa ciljem pronalaženja inovativnih rešenja za kontrolu razlika na nacionalnom nivou; zastupanje, razmena dobrih praksi i alata, i teritorijalna koordinacija, kao ciljevi alijanse za lokalizaciju ciljeva održivog razvoja; unapređenje učešća mladih u razvojnim procesima.

Moguća rešenja i predlozi su dalje razmatrani na u radnim grupama, na kojima su učestvovali prisustutni na događaju.
ALDA je takođe učestvovao na štandu na “Lekcije iz podržavanja izborima u osetljivim kontekstima. Evropski odgovor na podršku izbornog ciklusa”, u organizaciji ECES (Evropski centar za izbornu podršku)    i EPD (Evropsko partnerstvo za demokratiju), u cilju razmene naučenih lekcija iz praksi: Studije slučaja iz zemalja Istočnog partnerstva, Med oblasti i Balkana.

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إضفاء الطابع المحلي على أهداف التنمية المستدامة: ورشة عمل لادر خلال الأيام الأوروبية للتنمية

في إطار الأيام الأوروبية للتنمية, نظمت ببروكسل, يوم 16 جوان (حزيران), ورشة عمل مشروع لادر. انعقدت هذه الورشة تحت عنوان: ” إضفاء الطابع المحلي على أهداف التنمية المستدامة: امتلاك أجندا التنمية العالمية”.

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افتتحت الورشة بعرض شريط فيديو “تسامح” الحائز على جائزة شعار مسابقة مبادرة لادر, لإطلاق محور أهداف الألفية للتنمية, وخاصة التربية والرفع من التوعية. شهدت هذه الورشة, التي أشرفت على تيسيرها أنتونلا فرموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا, مشاركة العديد من المتحدثين من ذوي الصلة: فابيو ماسيني, الأستاذ بجامعة روما ثلاثة وسباستيان فوزال,  من برنامج الفن الذي يشرف عليه صندوق الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي, وجاكوبو برباتي, عضو المكتب التنفيذي للفدراليين الأوروبيين الشبان  بأوروبا, وعباس سبايتي, قائد شاب – عن منظمة مدن شاملة ومستدامة ومرنة – من لبنان.
خلال هذه الورشة, تمت إثارة العديد من المسائل والتحديات والمحاور الهامة, على غرار دور القطاع الخاص ومستلزماته في بناء التنمية ورفع التوعية, منظومة التعاون الداعية للتحدي بين منظمات المجتمع المدني والجمعيات المحلية في الأنشطة المشتركة لتعزيز مسار التوعية, تشغيل الشباب كتحدي أساسي, وخاصة في إطاري التربية والصحة, سيناريو الشراكة العالمي والمعقد وبين القطاعات بهدف إيجاد حلول مجددة لمعاينة التباينات على المستوى الوطني, والمناصرة وتبادل الممارسات والآليات الجيدة, والتنسيق الترابي لأهداف للتحالف بهدف إضفاء الطابع المحلي على أهداف الألفية للتنمية, ومشاركة الشباب في العمليات الإنمائية التي تبقى في حاجة إلى مزيد من الدعم.
إضافة إلى ذلك, تم, خلال نشاط فريق العمل الذي تلا هذه التظاهرة, تقديم مزيد من الحلول والمقترحات الممكنة. وقد استقطبت هذه التظاهرة اهتمام الكثير من المشاركين فيها.
كما استغلت ألدا هذه الفرصة للمشاركة في الجناح الخاص ب: “دروس مستوعبة من دعم الانتخابات  في الأطر الهشة: رد أوروبي على دعم الحلقة الانتخابية”, الذي أشرف على تنظيمه كل من المركز الأوروبي لدعم الانتخابات و الشراكة الأوروبية من أجل الديمقراطية, بهدف تقاسم الدروس المستوعبة على الميدان: حالة دراسية مستوعبة من بلدان الشراكة الشرقية والمنطقة المتوسطية والبلقان.
روابط مهمة.

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On 15 June 2016, a workshop of LADDER project was held in the framework of the EDDs (European Development Days) in Brussels. The event was entitled “Localising Sustainable Development Goals: Owning the global development agenda”.

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The event was opened with the projection of the winner video of the Slogan Competition initiative of LADDER, “Tolerance”, that launched the theme of SDGs, and in particular education and awareness raising.

Moderator of the workshop was Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, and saw the participation of relevant panellists: Fabio Masini, Professor at the University of Roma Tre, Sebastien Vauzelle, from UNDP ART Programme, Jacopo Barbati, Member of the Executive Board of Young European Federalists Europe, and Abbas Sbeity, Young Leader – Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Cities of Lebanon.

Many issues, challenges and key topics were raised during the workshop, such us the role and requirements of the private and public sector in building development and awareness raising; the challenging cooperation between CSOs and LAs in joint actions to foster the awareness raising process; the youth employment as a major challenge, in particular in the framework of education and health; the universal, intersectoral and complex scenario of partnerships aiming at finding innovative solutions to control disparities at national level; advocacy, exchange of good practices & tools, and territorial coordination as goals of the alliance for localising SDGs; the participation of youth to development processes that needs to be enhanced.

Possible solutions and proposals were furthermore suggested in the following working group activity, that saw a high involvement of participants attending the event.

ALDA also took part to the stand on “Lessons from supporting elections in fragile contexts. A European Response To Electoral Cycle Support”, organised by ECES (European Centre for Electoral Support) and EPD (European Partnership for Democracy), in order to share lessons learned from the field: case study from Eastern Partnership countries, MED area and Balkans.

Useful links:

Video interviews

Les ODD à l’échelle locale : atelier de LADDER aux Journées européennes du développement

Le 15 juin 2016, un atelier du projet LADDER a été mené dans le cadre des Journées européennes du développement (European Development Days) à Bruxelles. L’évènement avait pour thème « Les Objectifs de développement durable à l’échelle locale : appropriation du programme de développement mondial ».

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L’évènement a été ouvert par la projection de la vidéo gagnante de l’initiative de concours de slogans de LADDER, « Tolérance », et il a lancé le thème des ODD, et en particulier l’éducation et la sensibilisation.

La modératrice de l’atelier était Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire générale de l’ALDA, qui a pu constater la participation de panélistes pertinents : Fabio Masini, Professeur à l’Université de Roma Tre, Sébastien Vauzelle, du Programme PNUD Art, Jacopo Barbati, Membre du Conseil exécutif des Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes d’Europe, et Abbas Sbeity, jeunes leader – Villes inclusives, durables et résilientes du Liban.

De nombreux sujets, défis, et thèmes clés ont été mis en avant pendant l’atelier, comme le rôle et les exigences des secteurs privés et publics dans la sensibilisation et la participation au développement ; la coopération riche en défis entre les organisations de la société civile et les autorités locales dans des actions communes pour encourager le processus de sensibilisation ; l’emploi des jeunes en tant que défi majeur, en particulier dans le cadre de l’éducation et de la santé ; le scenario universel, intersectoriel et complexe de partenariats visant à trouver des solutions innovantes pour gérer les disparités au niveau national ; la promotion, les échanges de bonnes pratiques et d’outils, et la coordination territoriale comme objectifs de l’alliance pour les ODD à l’échelle locale ; et la participation des jeunes aux processus de développement, qui a besoin d’être renforcée.

Des solutions et des propositions possibles ont été par ailleurs suggérées dans l’activité de groupe de travail qui a suivi, où un grand nombre de participants ont été présents.

L’ALDA a aussi pris part au stand sur « Les leçons pour soutenir les élections dans des contextes fragiles. Une réponse européenne au soutien du cycle électoral » organisé par ECES (Centre européen pour le soutien électoral – European Centre for Electoral Support) et EPD (Partenariat européen pour la démocratie – European Partnership for Democracy), dans le but de partager les leçons apprises sur le terrain : des études de cas portant sur le Partenariat oriental, sur la région MED, et sur les Balkans.

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Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile da globale a locale: il workshop di LADDER a EDD

Il 15 giugno 2016 si è tenuto un workshop del progetto LADDER nell’ambito dell’EDD (Giorni Europei per lo Sviluppo) a Bruxelles. Titolo dell’evento: “Gli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile a livello locale. Gestione dell’agenda dello sviluppo mondiale”.

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L’evento si è aperto con la proiezione del video vincitore della Slogan Competition del progetto LADDER, intitolato “Tolerance”, che ha così lanciato il tema degli obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile (SDG), ed in particolare i valori di educazione e sensibilizzazione. Moderatrice del workshop è stata Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA. Tra i relatori dell’evento: Fabio Masini, Professore presso l’Università di Roma Tre, Sebastien Vauzelle, di UNDP Art, Jacopo Barbati, Membro del Consiglio Esecutivo dei Giovani Federalisti Europei, e Abbas Sbeity, Young Leader – Città inclusive, sostenibili e resilienti del Libano.

Molti i temi, le sfide e gli argomenti chiave discussi durante il workshop, come il ruolo e i requisiti del settore pubblico e privato nella costruzione dello sviluppo e del processo di sensibilizzazione; dell’impegnativa cooperazione tra OSC ed enti locali nelle loro azioni congiunte verso la sensibilizzazione; la grande sfida dell’impiego giovanile, in particolare nell’ambito dell’educazione e della salute; lo scenario universale, intersettoriale e complesso dei partenariati che mirano al raggiungimento di soluzioni innovative per il controllo delle disparità a livello nazionale; sostegno, scambio di buone pratiche & strumenti, e coordinamento territoriale come obiettivi dell’alleanza per l’implementazione locale degli SDGs; la partecipazione dei giovani ai processi di sviluppo, che necessità d’essere rafforzata.

Numerose possibili soluzioni e proposte sono state suggerite nella sessione successiva strutturata in gruppi di lavoro, che ha visto un forte coinvolgimento dei partecipanti.

ALDA ha inoltre preso parte allo stand “Sostegno alle elezioni in contesti fragili. Una risposta Europea al ciclo di supporto elettorale”, organizzato da ECES (Centro Europeo per il Supporto Elettorale) ed EPD (Partenariato Europeo per la Democrazia), con lo scopo di condividere le lezioni imparate sul campo, presentando casi dai paesi del Partenariato Europeo, Mediterraneo e Balcani.

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Локализация Целей развития Тысячелетия: семинар проекта LADDER

15 Июня 2016 в рамках Европейских дней развития в Брюсселе состоялся семинар проекта LADDER под названием “Локализуя Цели развития тысячелетия: глобальная повестка дня”.

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Мероприятие было открыто просмотром видео, победителем Конкурса слоганов “Толерантность”, которое дало толчок к обсуждению Целей развития тысячелетия, в частности, образования и повышения информированности. Модератором семинара  выступила Антонелла Вальморбида, Генеральный секретарь ALDA. В нем приняли участие эксперты в соответствующих областях: Фабио Масини, Профессор Университета Рома Трэ, Себастьян Вазуэлле из программы ПРООН ART, Якопо Барбати, Член Исполнительного Коммитета Ассоциации Молодых Европейских Федералистов и Аббас Сбейти, активист Инклюзивных и Устойчивых городов Ливана.

Множество важных вопросов было поднято в рамках семинара, таких как: роль частного сектора в развитии и повышении информированности; проблемы сотрудничества между организациями гражданского общества и органами местного управления, их совместная деятельность в сфере повышения информированности; безработица молодежи как один из основных вызовов для образования и здравоохранения; межсекторальное партнерство для поиска инновационных решений и контроля неравенства на национальном уровне; обмен успешными практиками и территориальная координация для построения альянса и локализации целей развития тысячелетия; укрепление участия молодежи в процессе развития.

Кроме того, ALDA также приняла участие в стенде «Уроки поддержки выборов в нестабильных ситуациях. Европейский ответ в поддержку избирательного цикла», организованного Европейским Центром Поддержки Выборов (ECES) и Европейским партнерством для Демократии (EPD) в рамках которого поделилась уроками извлеченными из практик в странах Восточного партнерства, Средиземноморья и Балкан.

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Lokalizacija ciljeva održivog razvoja (SDG): LADDER radionica na Evropskim danima razvoja (EDD)

Dana 15. juna 2016. godine, održana je radionica LADDER projekta u okviru EDD (Evropski dani razvoja) u Briselu. Manifestacija je nosila naziv “Lokalizacija ciljeva održivog razvoja: Posedovanje agende globalnog razvoja”.

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Događaj je otvoren projekcijom pobedničkog videa Inicijative konkursa za slogan LADDER “Tolerancija”, koji je pokrenuo temu o ciljevima održivog razvoja, a posebno obrazovanja i podizanja svijesti.

Voditelj radionice bila je Antonella Valmorbida, generalni sekretar ALDA, a među učesnicima bili su relevantni panelisti: Fabio Masini, profesor na Univerzitetu Roma Tre, Sebastien Vauzelle, iz UNDP ART programa, Jacopo Barbati, član Izvršnog odbora Mladih  evropskih federalista Evrope  i Abbas Sbeity, Mladi lider – Inkluzivni, održive i fleksibilni gradovi Libana.

Pomenuta su mnoga pitanja, izazovi i ključne teme tokom radionice, među kojima: ulogu i zahtevi privatnog i javnog sektora u izgradnji razvoja i podizanje svesti; izazovi saradnje između OCD i lokalnih vlasti u zajedničkim akcijama unapređenja procesa podizanja svesti javnosti; nezaposlenost mladih kao veliki izazov, posebno u okviru obrazovanja i zdravstva; univerzalna, međusektorska i kompleksna partnerstva sa ciljem pronalaženja inovativnih rešenja za kontrolu razlika na nacionalnom nivou; zastupanje, razmena dobrih praksi i alata, i teritorijalna koordinacija, kao ciljevi alijanse za lokalizaciju ciljeva održivog razvoja; unapređenje učešća mladih u razvojnim procesima.

Moguća rešenja i predlozi su dalje razmatrani na u radnim grupama, na kojima su učestvovali prisustutni na događaju.
ALDA je takođe učestvovao na štandu na “Lekcije iz podržavanja izborima u osetljivim kontekstima. Evropski odgovor na podršku izbornog ciklusa”, u organizaciji ECES (Evropski centar za izbornu podršku)    i EPD (Evropsko partnerstvo za demokratiju), u cilju razmene naučenih lekcija iz praksi: Studije slučaja iz zemalja Istočnog partnerstva, Med oblasti i Balkana.

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إضفاء الطابع المحلي على أهداف التنمية المستدامة: ورشة عمل لادر خلال الأيام الأوروبية للتنمية

في إطار الأيام الأوروبية للتنمية, نظمت ببروكسل, يوم 16 جوان (حزيران), ورشة عمل مشروع لادر. انعقدت هذه الورشة تحت عنوان: ” إضفاء الطابع المحلي على أهداف التنمية المستدامة: امتلاك أجندا التنمية العالمية”.

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افتتحت الورشة بعرض شريط فيديو “تسامح” الحائز على جائزة شعار مسابقة مبادرة لادر, لإطلاق محور أهداف الألفية للتنمية, وخاصة التربية والرفع من التوعية. شهدت هذه الورشة, التي أشرفت على تيسيرها أنتونلا فرموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا, مشاركة العديد من المتحدثين من ذوي الصلة: فابيو ماسيني, الأستاذ بجامعة روما ثلاثة وسباستيان فوزال,  من برنامج الفن الذي يشرف عليه صندوق الأمم المتحدة الإنمائي, وجاكوبو برباتي, عضو المكتب التنفيذي للفدراليين الأوروبيين الشبان  بأوروبا, وعباس سبايتي, قائد شاب – عن منظمة مدن شاملة ومستدامة ومرنة – من لبنان.
خلال هذه الورشة, تمت إثارة العديد من المسائل والتحديات والمحاور الهامة, على غرار دور القطاع الخاص ومستلزماته في بناء التنمية ورفع التوعية, منظومة التعاون الداعية للتحدي بين منظمات المجتمع المدني والجمعيات المحلية في الأنشطة المشتركة لتعزيز مسار التوعية, تشغيل الشباب كتحدي أساسي, وخاصة في إطاري التربية والصحة, سيناريو الشراكة العالمي والمعقد وبين القطاعات بهدف إيجاد حلول مجددة لمعاينة التباينات على المستوى الوطني, والمناصرة وتبادل الممارسات والآليات الجيدة, والتنسيق الترابي لأهداف للتحالف بهدف إضفاء الطابع المحلي على أهداف الألفية للتنمية, ومشاركة الشباب في العمليات الإنمائية التي تبقى في حاجة إلى مزيد من الدعم.
إضافة إلى ذلك, تم, خلال نشاط فريق العمل الذي تلا هذه التظاهرة, تقديم مزيد من الحلول والمقترحات الممكنة. وقد استقطبت هذه التظاهرة اهتمام الكثير من المشاركين فيها.
كما استغلت ألدا هذه الفرصة للمشاركة في الجناح الخاص ب: “دروس مستوعبة من دعم الانتخابات  في الأطر الهشة: رد أوروبي على دعم الحلقة الانتخابية”, الذي أشرف على تنظيمه كل من المركز الأوروبي لدعم الانتخابات و الشراكة الأوروبية من أجل الديمقراطية, بهدف تقاسم الدروس المستوعبة على الميدان: حالة دراسية مستوعبة من بلدان الشراكة الشرقية والمنطقة المتوسطية والبلقان.
روابط مهمة.

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Promoting youth participation in public life: ALDA at the second coordination meeting of the project YouthMetre

Within the framework of its youth programme and in line with the priority of promoting youth participation in the decision making process at the local and EU level, ALDA was in Zaragoza on 13-14 June to exchange with the partners on the implementation of the project YouthMetre.

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YouthMetre is a pilot project funded by the programme Erasmus+ as forward looking tool promoting youth participation across Europe.

The meeting was hosted by the University of Zaragoza and brought together academics and practitioners to exchange views and take key decisions on the successful implementation of the project aimed at providing youngsters with an online tool to better advocate for youth policies at the local level in line with the European Youth Strategy. Aldo Xhani, coordinator of the citizenship programme, represented ALDA and brought in the perspective of local authorities and citizens working together via a territorial approach for the successful development of local communities.

The meeting was an occasion to revise the action plan, agree on its main management mechanisms as well as finalise the dissemination and the monitoring and evaluation strategy. The YouthMetre portal, now available for both youngsters and local authorities, has been showcased as a key output of the project and represents one of the main pillars of its sustainability. All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on its usability and its capacity of being user friendly.

In line with the Europe2020 Strategy, YouthMetre aims at supporting local authorities in carrying out effective policy reforms in the field of youth and align them to the EU Youth Strategy.

 

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Further information about the project can be found on ALDA’s website as well as on the project’s official website.

Within the framework of its youth programme and in line with the priority of promoting youth participation in the decision making process at the local and EU level, ALDA was in Zaragoza on 13-14 June to exchange with the partners on the implementation of the project YouthMetre.

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YouthMetre is a pilot project funded by the programme Erasmus+ as forward looking tool promoting youth participation across Europe.

The meeting was hosted by the University of Zaragoza and brought together academics and practitioners to exchange views and take key decisions on the successful implementation of the project aimed at providing youngsters with an online tool to better advocate for youth policies at the local level in line with the European Youth Strategy. Aldo Xhani, coordinator of the citizenship programme, represented ALDA and brought in the perspective of local authorities and citizens working together via a territorial approach for the successful development of local communities.

The meeting was an occasion to revise the action plan, agree on its main management mechanisms as well as finalise the dissemination and the monitoring and evaluation strategy. The YouthMetre portal, now available for both youngsters and local authorities, has been showcased as a key output of the project and represents one of the main pillars of its sustainability. All stakeholders are invited to provide feedback on its usability and its capacity of being user friendly.

In line with the Europe2020 Strategy, YouthMetre aims at supporting local authorities in carrying out effective policy reforms in the field of youth and align them to the EU Youth Strategy.

 

Useful links:

Further information about the project can be found on ALDA’s website as well as on the project’s official website.


ALDA Skopje is launching an open call for applications for local youth initiatives in Macedonia

The Association for local democracy agencies (ALDA) – Skopje invites formal and informal youth groups/ operating in the municipality of Centar and Kavadarci in Macedonia to submit applications for local youth initiatives that will contribute to:
  • Strengthened capacities of youth (informal groups and youth CSOs) for active citizenship and participation in the life of their communities, and particularly in policy and decision making processes;
  • Increased inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities in local activities promoting youth participation;
  • Increased focus of public authorities in targeted communities on the needs of youth in policy-making and decision making processes.
Deadline for submission of applications: 30th July 2016 before at 17:00 h local time to be sent on the following email: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org

The Association for local democracy agencies (ALDA) – Skopje invites formal and informal youth groups/ operating in the municipality of Centar and Kavadarci in Macedonia to submit applications for local youth initiatives that will contribute to:
  • Strengthened capacities of youth (informal groups and youth CSOs) for active citizenship and participation in the life of their communities, and particularly in policy and decision making processes;
  • Increased inclusion of youth with fewer opportunities in local activities promoting youth participation;
  • Increased focus of public authorities in targeted communities on the needs of youth in policy-making and decision making processes.
Deadline for submission of applications: 30th July 2016 before at 17:00 h local time to be sent on the following email: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org


“WELCOMING” – International Seminar on migration management in Skopje

ALDA Skopje is organising a two-day International Seminar entitled “Cooperation on the governance of migration in Western Balkans and Central European countries” that will be held on 20 and 21 June 2016 in Skopje, Macedonia.

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The Seminar is in the framework of CEI – cofounded project: “WELCOMING – Wanting Europe as Leverage for Co-operation on the Migratory Insertion Governance”.

The event will be opened on World Refugee day, 20 June and will gather 27 partners from 11 countries and more than 70 international participants in Skopje, Macedonia. The Seminar is dedicated to migration management, coordination on local, national and regional level as well as good-practices sharing and intercultural education.

The concept is to present every aspect of migration management by the exchange of experience and open debate on various questions targeting the good management of local authorities and civil society organisations involved in actions on the subject of migration management. Participants will be representatives of municipalities, local associations, CSOs, and other relevant structures coming from all around Europe, but especially from Western Balkans and Central Europe. The seminar will be led by professionals in the area of humanitarian relief, cultural mediation, local governance and active citizenship.

Experts and key note speakers will be addressing 5 key areas:

  • Effective migration management at local level
  • Local policies managing diversity (risk mitigation, policies for integration: the role of local authorities)
  • Immigration as an opportunity for local development (the role of the local stakeholders: LAs, CSOs and the private sector)
  • The role of citizens: how to build intercultural dialogue and inclusive societies
  • A Networking component is also proposed as part of the seminar in order to build partnerships and further cooperation on this subject.

The Seminar is open to participants from all over the world who are interested in this issue. For further information or if you want to participate please contact ALDA office in Skopje: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org

This project is co-financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI), the financial assistance of EU, the Decentralized cooperation Normandy – Macedonia and the International Institute for human rights and peace in Caen.

ALDA Skopje is organising a two-day International Seminar entitled “Cooperation on the governance of migration in Western Balkans and Central European countries” that will be held on 20 and 21 June 2016 in Skopje, Macedonia.

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The Seminar is in the framework of CEI – cofounded project: “WELCOMING – Wanting Europe as Leverage for Co-operation on the Migratory Insertion Governance”.

The event will be opened on World Refugee day, 20 June and will gather 27 partners from 11 countries and more than 70 international participants in Skopje, Macedonia. The Seminar is dedicated to migration management, coordination on local, national and regional level as well as good-practices sharing and intercultural education.

The concept is to present every aspect of migration management by the exchange of experience and open debate on various questions targeting the good management of local authorities and civil society organisations involved in actions on the subject of migration management. Participants will be representatives of municipalities, local associations, CSOs, and other relevant structures coming from all around Europe, but especially from Western Balkans and Central Europe. The seminar will be led by professionals in the area of humanitarian relief, cultural mediation, local governance and active citizenship.

Experts and key note speakers will be addressing 5 key areas:

  • Effective migration management at local level
  • Local policies managing diversity (risk mitigation, policies for integration: the role of local authorities)
  • Immigration as an opportunity for local development (the role of the local stakeholders: LAs, CSOs and the private sector)
  • The role of citizens: how to build intercultural dialogue and inclusive societies
  • A Networking component is also proposed as part of the seminar in order to build partnerships and further cooperation on this subject.

The Seminar is open to participants from all over the world who are interested in this issue. For further information or if you want to participate please contact ALDA office in Skopje: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org

This project is co-financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI), the financial assistance of EU, the Decentralized cooperation Normandy – Macedonia and the International Institute for human rights and peace in Caen.


LADDER project re-granting scheme: Grass root actions on development education

Are you willing or intending to develop and implement a grass root level project on development education, awareness raising and engagement for development?

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The re-granting scheme of the project LADDER is now open for 2016!
Eligible countries for this call are: Spain, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Netherlands, Romania, Luxembourg
For more information, see:
Applications (in English only) must be submitted by email to ladder@aldaintranet.org & nikos.gamouras@aldaintranet.org (scan versions with signature & stamp).
The deadline is the 15/08/2016.
For more information on the project, visit www.ladder-project.eu.
Be aware that there is also a re-granting scheme of LADDER launched at national level in the following countries: Latvia, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Malta, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Croatia. Applications for projects in those countries must be submitted to the co-applicant from that country. For more information, feel free to contact us.

Are you willing or intending to develop and implement a grass root level project on development education, awareness raising and engagement for development?

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The re-granting scheme of the project LADDER is now open for 2016!
Eligible countries for this call are: Spain, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Netherlands, Romania, Luxembourg
For more information, see:
Applications (in English only) must be submitted by email to ladder@aldaintranet.org & nikos.gamouras@aldaintranet.org (scan versions with signature & stamp).
The deadline is the 15/08/2016.
For more information on the project, visit www.ladder-project.eu.
Be aware that there is also a re-granting scheme of LADDER launched at national level in the following countries: Latvia, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Malta, Italy, Greece, Ireland, Croatia. Applications for projects in those countries must be submitted to the co-applicant from that country. For more information, feel free to contact us.


Euroscepticism? Give us your opinion and fill in the survey!

In recent times, there have been increasing concerns, criticism and opposition to the integration process within the European Union. Recent events like the alarming rates of citizens’ unemployment, the refugee crisis and terrorism have led to increased fragmentation, growing nationalistic ideas and pessimism about the European Union. More and more citizens do not fully trust the EU, therefore leading to a delegitimisation of the Union.

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ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, has initiated this survey to solicit the views of citizens on how to better include them in the decision making process at the European level and to identify the areas in which they perceive that inclusive governance across the European Union and its institutions is less performing.

Fill in the survey – The questionnaire will require approximately 10 minutes. We would be grateful if you could support us with your contribution.

In recent times, there have been increasing concerns, criticism and opposition to the integration process within the European Union. Recent events like the alarming rates of citizens’ unemployment, the refugee crisis and terrorism have led to increased fragmentation, growing nationalistic ideas and pessimism about the European Union. More and more citizens do not fully trust the EU, therefore leading to a delegitimisation of the Union.

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ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, has initiated this survey to solicit the views of citizens on how to better include them in the decision making process at the European level and to identify the areas in which they perceive that inclusive governance across the European Union and its institutions is less performing.

Fill in the survey – The questionnaire will require approximately 10 minutes. We would be grateful if you could support us with your contribution.