ALDA’s Moroccan members on the move!

On 15 July, the first group meeting of ALDA’s Moroccan members, coordinated by Mohammed Salhi, Ambassador of ALDA, took place at the “Faculté des sciences de l’éducation – Université Mohammed V” in Rabat.

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The meeting was introduced by the welcoming speech by Mohammed Salhi, Ambassador of ALDA and Observing expert of ALDA Governing Board, and followed by a session aiming at knowing each other, including the field of action, past, present and future activities of each member. Goal of the meeting was a better coordination and analysis of the potentialities and expertise of the different civil society organisations and local authorities involved, so that a strategy for the future joint actions can be drafted.

The assembly saw the participation of the Urban Municipality of Tétouan, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, AMAPPE – the Moroccan Association supporting the promotion of small companies, the Council of the Civil Society for the follow-up of the management of public affairs of Larache, Réseau d’Oriental pour la Promotion et l’Appui d’Initiatives de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire (ROPAIESS), Espace Marocain de l’Economie Sociale, Solidaire et Environnementale (EMESSE), Association Régionale de Développement Economique et Social (ARDES), Réseau Marocain d’Economie Sociale et Solidaire (REMESS), Réseau des Associations de Développement (RADEV), AMGM – Girls Matter Morocco, and the Association ENSEN as a guest.

The Secretary General of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, attended the meeting via Skype, feeding the debate on the strategy of ALDA and the added value of the joint cooperation of all members of the organisation.

During the meeting, the role of Mohammed Salhi as coordinator and spokesperson of the Moroccan group of members of ALDA was unanimously confirmed, and it was also decided that Salhi, together with Ait Haddour, President of AMAPPE, will be responsible for continuing the process of enlargement of the group, by spreading information about their activities to other Associations of Regions and Associations of Municipalities.

As a future step to foster good governance in the Mediterranean area, the Mayor of Tétouan Municipality renewed the wish of the Municipality to host a first LDA in Morocco, and suggested that the next meeting will be held at Colombe Blanche building, most probably during the next ALDA mission to Morocco.

At the end of the meeting, the participants took the opportunity to thank the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences, R. Belhaj Abdelahanine, for his warm welcoming and the fruitful occasion offered while hosting the meeting.

Useful links:

Discover the list of ALDA’s Moroccan members

On 15 July, the first group meeting of ALDA’s Moroccan members, coordinated by Mohammed Salhi, Ambassador of ALDA, took place at the “Faculté des sciences de l’éducation – Université Mohammed V” in Rabat.

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The meeting was introduced by the welcoming speech by Mohammed Salhi, Ambassador of ALDA and Observing expert of ALDA Governing Board, and followed by a session aiming at knowing each other, including the field of action, past, present and future activities of each member. Goal of the meeting was a better coordination and analysis of the potentialities and expertise of the different civil society organisations and local authorities involved, so that a strategy for the future joint actions can be drafted.

The assembly saw the participation of the Urban Municipality of Tétouan, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, AMAPPE – the Moroccan Association supporting the promotion of small companies, the Council of the Civil Society for the follow-up of the management of public affairs of Larache, Réseau d’Oriental pour la Promotion et l’Appui d’Initiatives de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire (ROPAIESS), Espace Marocain de l’Economie Sociale, Solidaire et Environnementale (EMESSE), Association Régionale de Développement Economique et Social (ARDES), Réseau Marocain d’Economie Sociale et Solidaire (REMESS), Réseau des Associations de Développement (RADEV), AMGM – Girls Matter Morocco, and the Association ENSEN as a guest.

The Secretary General of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, attended the meeting via Skype, feeding the debate on the strategy of ALDA and the added value of the joint cooperation of all members of the organisation.

During the meeting, the role of Mohammed Salhi as coordinator and spokesperson of the Moroccan group of members of ALDA was unanimously confirmed, and it was also decided that Salhi, together with Ait Haddour, President of AMAPPE, will be responsible for continuing the process of enlargement of the group, by spreading information about their activities to other Associations of Regions and Associations of Municipalities.

As a future step to foster good governance in the Mediterranean area, the Mayor of Tétouan Municipality renewed the wish of the Municipality to host a first LDA in Morocco, and suggested that the next meeting will be held at Colombe Blanche building, most probably during the next ALDA mission to Morocco.

At the end of the meeting, the participants took the opportunity to thank the Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences, R. Belhaj Abdelahanine, for his warm welcoming and the fruitful occasion offered while hosting the meeting.

Useful links:

Discover the list of ALDA’s Moroccan members


Balkan kaleidoscope and WISE at the starting blocks

ALDA is delighted to announce that the projects While Innovating and Strengthening Europe (WISE) and Balkan kaleidoscope have been approved by the European Commission.

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The project WISE, led by ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, and the project Balkan kaleidoscope, led by the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Subotica and supported by ALDA, have the common mission to raise awareness of remembrance, common history and the European Union’s aim to promote peace.

 

WISE’s objective is simple yet ambitious – the project aims to encourage active citizenship at the local and Union level by developing citizen’s understanding of the European Union and its history, through a set of local activities focused on informing citizens on the EU. The project will launch and come to its end with two international events in Rome, Italy and Lisbon, Portugal, where the first and the last constituent treaty of the EU were signed, to track the path of the EU project throughout the years.

 

Likewise, Balkan kaleidoscope aims to offer an opportunity of remembrance of the Yugoslav Wars and promote peace and solidarity in the Balkans, through trainings for teachers and student research activities that encourage a multiperspectivity approach in teaching the history of the Yugoslav Wars. The project mainly involves former Yugoslav countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia), as well as France, Italy and Germany.

 

Both projects are supported by the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Commission.

ALDA is delighted to announce that the projects While Innovating and Strengthening Europe (WISE) and Balkan kaleidoscope have been approved by the European Commission.

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The project WISE, led by ALDA – The European Association for Local Democracy, and the project Balkan kaleidoscope, led by the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Subotica and supported by ALDA, have the common mission to raise awareness of remembrance, common history and the European Union’s aim to promote peace.

 

WISE’s objective is simple yet ambitious – the project aims to encourage active citizenship at the local and Union level by developing citizen’s understanding of the European Union and its history, through a set of local activities focused on informing citizens on the EU. The project will launch and come to its end with two international events in Rome, Italy and Lisbon, Portugal, where the first and the last constituent treaty of the EU were signed, to track the path of the EU project throughout the years.

 

Likewise, Balkan kaleidoscope aims to offer an opportunity of remembrance of the Yugoslav Wars and promote peace and solidarity in the Balkans, through trainings for teachers and student research activities that encourage a multiperspectivity approach in teaching the history of the Yugoslav Wars. The project mainly involves former Yugoslav countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia), as well as France, Italy and Germany.

 

Both projects are supported by the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Commission.


Sharing best practices within CSOs from Europe and Turkey through Civil Society Exchange program

Civil Society Exchange Program took place from 8th to 12th July in Istanbul, Turkey.
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The program, with duration of six months, is designed for civil society organizations and civil initiatives from Turkey and Europe, supporting the idea of a unified Europe through cross-border cooperation. It is organised by MitOst Foundation (Germany) and  by Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey) with the support of Mercator Foundation (Germany).
This exchange activity represents a sort of kickoff event of the project focused on exchange of best practices and opportunities for cooperation between ALDA and Association for Supporting slow living from Turkey (YAYADE), with whom ALDA will develop a 6 months’ project aimed at developing strategies and methodologies to promote community dialogue.
The 5-days event had a very rich agenda full of variety of sessions and focused on capacity building, best practice exchange, partnership building, project management and future activity planning.
Different civil society actors had the opportunity to share and multiply good practices on internal capacity building. The aim is also to strengthen the capacity of civil society by providing mobility and a space for mutual learning.
The program will end with a final event planned for February 2018 in Berlin. In the meanwhile, representatives of CSOs from Greece, Georgia, France, Czech Republic, Germany and Bulgaria will exchange experience and plan joint activities with partners from Turkey.
Useful links:

Civil Society Exchange Program took place from 8th to 12th July in Istanbul, Turkey.
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The program, with duration of six months, is designed for civil society organizations and civil initiatives from Turkey and Europe, supporting the idea of a unified Europe through cross-border cooperation. It is organised by MitOst Foundation (Germany) and  by Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey) with the support of Mercator Foundation (Germany).
This exchange activity represents a sort of kickoff event of the project focused on exchange of best practices and opportunities for cooperation between ALDA and Association for Supporting slow living from Turkey (YAYADE), with whom ALDA will develop a 6 months’ project aimed at developing strategies and methodologies to promote community dialogue.
The 5-days event had a very rich agenda full of variety of sessions and focused on capacity building, best practice exchange, partnership building, project management and future activity planning.
Different civil society actors had the opportunity to share and multiply good practices on internal capacity building. The aim is also to strengthen the capacity of civil society by providing mobility and a space for mutual learning.
The program will end with a final event planned for February 2018 in Berlin. In the meanwhile, representatives of CSOs from Greece, Georgia, France, Czech Republic, Germany and Bulgaria will exchange experience and plan joint activities with partners from Turkey.
Useful links:


A contribution to the local action plan by Patras LSG within “ARRIVAL CITIES” project

Patras Municipality (Greece), ALDA’s member and friend, continues its improving actions in the framework of “ARRIVAL CITIES” project.

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On 6th July 2017, Patras coordinated the meeting of its Local Support Group (LSG) members of the project “ARRIVAL CITIES”, so that to contribute to the consultation about the local action plan, putting emphasis on its draft skeleton and on the most important details regarding the local context. The meeting also included an exchange of information about the thematic workshop held in Thessaloniki in May 2017 and about the upcoming thematic workshop in September 2017 in Oldenburg (Germany).

Patras Municipality intends to continue improving its own local, regional, national and international aims participating in ALDA’s and “Intercultural Cities-ICC” networks in the framework of URBACT III program.

Patras Municipality (Greece), ALDA’s member and friend, continues its improving actions in the framework of “ARRIVAL CITIES” project.

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On 6th July 2017, Patras coordinated the meeting of its Local Support Group (LSG) members of the project “ARRIVAL CITIES”, so that to contribute to the consultation about the local action plan, putting emphasis on its draft skeleton and on the most important details regarding the local context. The meeting also included an exchange of information about the thematic workshop held in Thessaloniki in May 2017 and about the upcoming thematic workshop in September 2017 in Oldenburg (Germany).

Patras Municipality intends to continue improving its own local, regional, national and international aims participating in ALDA’s and “Intercultural Cities-ICC” networks in the framework of URBACT III program.


ALDA at the Partnership Forum 2017 to strengthen the cooperation between the EU, CSOs and LAs

ALDA’s Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, participated in the Partnership Forum 2017 organized by the European Commission on 6-7 July.

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The Partnership Forum 2017 – Strengthening and deepening our Partnership worldwide with Civil Society and Local Authorities – took place in Brussels on 6-7 July 2017 to revitalize the global partnership for the sustainable development (SDG 17).
Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA’s Secretary General, shared ALDA’s experience in the session “Inclusive local economic development: shaping an ecosystem to counter rising inequalities”. Valmorbida stressed the importance of local democracy to tackle inequalities and to sustain local economic development. Indeed, she emphasised the fact that economic development and sustainable development are part of the same process and that they are not consequent, but rather they go hand-in-hand.
She subsequently highlighted the importance of supporting democratically elected leaders and strong local authorities, as well as of an active and vivid engaged civil society as a means of development. She pointed out that a particular focus of the local authorities should be dedicated to the development of practices and ways to engage and support participative democracy throughout a multi-actor approach that places local development and decentralisation not on the margins, but at the centre of the national development plan. Valmorbida mentioned some of the best practices adopted in different countries (Macedonia, Algeria and Ukraine), and the work carried out by the LDAs aimed at empowering citizens, including marginalised groups. Finally, she emphasised that sustainability is not only environmental but also social, and that ALDA is fully dedicated towards this direction.
The panel was rich in content and very valuable, also thanks to the contributions of other high-level speakers, namely Mr. Germain Caballero Vargas (Mayor of the municipality of San Jos de Chiquito), Mr. Dirk Vansintjan (President REScoop.eu), Mr. Jean-Pierre Elong M’Bassi (Secretary General of United Cities and Local Government Africa – UCLG-A), and Mr. Michel Laloge (Unit Civil society, Local Authorities – European Commission).

ALDA’s Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, participated in the Partnership Forum 2017 organized by the European Commission on 6-7 July.

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The Partnership Forum 2017 – Strengthening and deepening our Partnership worldwide with Civil Society and Local Authorities – took place in Brussels on 6-7 July 2017 to revitalize the global partnership for the sustainable development (SDG 17).
Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA’s Secretary General, shared ALDA’s experience in the session “Inclusive local economic development: shaping an ecosystem to counter rising inequalities”. Valmorbida stressed the importance of local democracy to tackle inequalities and to sustain local economic development. Indeed, she emphasised the fact that economic development and sustainable development are part of the same process and that they are not consequent, but rather they go hand-in-hand.
She subsequently highlighted the importance of supporting democratically elected leaders and strong local authorities, as well as of an active and vivid engaged civil society as a means of development. She pointed out that a particular focus of the local authorities should be dedicated to the development of practices and ways to engage and support participative democracy throughout a multi-actor approach that places local development and decentralisation not on the margins, but at the centre of the national development plan. Valmorbida mentioned some of the best practices adopted in different countries (Macedonia, Algeria and Ukraine), and the work carried out by the LDAs aimed at empowering citizens, including marginalised groups. Finally, she emphasised that sustainability is not only environmental but also social, and that ALDA is fully dedicated towards this direction.
The panel was rich in content and very valuable, also thanks to the contributions of other high-level speakers, namely Mr. Germain Caballero Vargas (Mayor of the municipality of San Jos de Chiquito), Mr. Dirk Vansintjan (President REScoop.eu), Mr. Jean-Pierre Elong M’Bassi (Secretary General of United Cities and Local Government Africa – UCLG-A), and Mr. Michel Laloge (Unit Civil society, Local Authorities – European Commission).


Decentralised cooperation worldwide recognised a key tool for development

ALDA together with many members of its network and several members of its Governing Board, participated in the 5th edition of the Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development, organised by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 10-11 July.

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The voice of ALDA and of our members was in the spotlight during several round tables and workshops. In particular, ALDA’s Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida was a panellist during the round table on territorial development co-organised by ALDA, UNDP, the Government of Basque Country / Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CRPM), the Centre International d’Etudes pour le Développement Local (CIEDEL) and the Centro Per La Formazione Alla Solidarieta’ Internazionale (CFSI).

The relationship between decentralized cooperation and local development was taken into account thanks also to the active participation of Rosario Bento País, Head of Unit at DG DEVCO, who stressed that Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were not fully successful because of the lack of localization, which is now key to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Valmorbida highlighted the role of local governance, which is necessary to achieve local development. Elections are important of course, but a more global process of decentralization, as well as of empowerment of citizens by including them in the decision-making process, is needed. She also added that real mechanisms have to be put in place, otherwise once a visionary mayor is no longer in place, the whole process is compromised.

In reply to questions from the audience on how to stimulate local democracy in contexts where there is not even democracy, ALDA Secretary General offered some concrete paths. She highlighted the possibility to work on active citizenship, and raising awareness among people of the importance of the community level.

One of the most interesting features of decentralized cooperation, which according to Valmorbida is the most effective and efficient type of cooperation, is the fact that all countries are “developing” when it comes to implementing the SDGs. Therefore, it really offers a platform for two-ways cooperation and long-term engagement.

In ALDA’s experience, she concluded, the return on investment of decentralized cooperation tracked in the work on the field of the Local Democracy Agency is 20 times. Decentralized cooperation is therefore not a weak and residual element of cooperation, and should gain consideration and support.

On the second day, during the workshop co-organised by ALDA and the Deputación of Valladolid, the LADDER Project was presented. Sofia Caiolo, Project manager of LADDER, presented the survey implemented during the EU level trainings and highlighted the important role that Local Authorities in cooperation with Civil Society Organisations can play in informing and changing citizens’ attitudes towards global issues. She then stressed that dialogue and cooperation between LAs and CSOs are the basis of the LADDER project from its first day of implementation and all its activities are based on this fundamental approach.

Useful link:
Read more about LADDER at the workshop on Development Education

ALDA together with many members of its network and several members of its Governing Board, participated in the 5th edition of the Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development, organised by the European Commission and Committee of the Regions in Brussels on 10-11 July.

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The voice of ALDA and of our members was in the spotlight during several round tables and workshops. In particular, ALDA’s Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida was a panellist during the round table on territorial development co-organised by ALDA, UNDP, the Government of Basque Country / Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CRPM), the Centre International d’Etudes pour le Développement Local (CIEDEL) and the Centro Per La Formazione Alla Solidarieta’ Internazionale (CFSI).

The relationship between decentralized cooperation and local development was taken into account thanks also to the active participation of Rosario Bento País, Head of Unit at DG DEVCO, who stressed that Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were not fully successful because of the lack of localization, which is now key to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Valmorbida highlighted the role of local governance, which is necessary to achieve local development. Elections are important of course, but a more global process of decentralization, as well as of empowerment of citizens by including them in the decision-making process, is needed. She also added that real mechanisms have to be put in place, otherwise once a visionary mayor is no longer in place, the whole process is compromised.

In reply to questions from the audience on how to stimulate local democracy in contexts where there is not even democracy, ALDA Secretary General offered some concrete paths. She highlighted the possibility to work on active citizenship, and raising awareness among people of the importance of the community level.

One of the most interesting features of decentralized cooperation, which according to Valmorbida is the most effective and efficient type of cooperation, is the fact that all countries are “developing” when it comes to implementing the SDGs. Therefore, it really offers a platform for two-ways cooperation and long-term engagement.

In ALDA’s experience, she concluded, the return on investment of decentralized cooperation tracked in the work on the field of the Local Democracy Agency is 20 times. Decentralized cooperation is therefore not a weak and residual element of cooperation, and should gain consideration and support.

On the second day, during the workshop co-organised by ALDA and the Deputación of Valladolid, the LADDER Project was presented. Sofia Caiolo, Project manager of LADDER, presented the survey implemented during the EU level trainings and highlighted the important role that Local Authorities in cooperation with Civil Society Organisations can play in informing and changing citizens’ attitudes towards global issues. She then stressed that dialogue and cooperation between LAs and CSOs are the basis of the LADDER project from its first day of implementation and all its activities are based on this fundamental approach.

Useful link:
Read more about LADDER at the workshop on Development Education


We for the EU, the EU for us: a powerful message from young EU citizens

A group of students from Scuola Secondaria di 1° Grado “Mainardi”, located in Vicenza, Italy, created an original photostory on the topic of the European Union, its history and its future. The initiative, supervised by Prof. Rachele de Prisco, aimed to raise awareness among the youngest on what it means to be a European citizen.

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The photostory, divided into three parts and narrated in both Italian and English, described the great adventure to a united Europe through some of the most important landmarks of the history of the EU, and educated the students on the meaning and importance of unity and peace. The children also had the opportunity to reflect on the present situation of the European Union with the economic and the refugee crisis and stressed the role that Europe and its citizens have to play in order to build a better future through solidarity, democratic participation and openness towards others.

 

The feeling of belonging to the EU and of being united in diversity was beautifully portrayed by the students. As narrated by the children, the European States become bricks of a tower, which, brought together, create a beautiful architecture, or they become the keys of a piano where each of them plays a different note, but, together, they play just one melody.

 

Watch the photostory:

L’Europa nella storia (Italian)

Europe and its history (English)

“Sono un cittadino dell’UE” (Italian)

“I am a citizen of the EU” (English)

Noi per l’UE (Italian)

We X EU (English)

A group of students from Scuola Secondaria di 1° Grado “Mainardi”, located in Vicenza, Italy, created an original photostory on the topic of the European Union, its history and its future. The initiative, supervised by Prof. Rachele de Prisco, aimed to raise awareness among the youngest on what it means to be a European citizen.

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The photostory, divided into three parts and narrated in both Italian and English, described the great adventure to a united Europe through some of the most important landmarks of the history of the EU, and educated the students on the meaning and importance of unity and peace. The children also had the opportunity to reflect on the present situation of the European Union with the economic and the refugee crisis and stressed the role that Europe and its citizens have to play in order to build a better future through solidarity, democratic participation and openness towards others.

 

The feeling of belonging to the EU and of being united in diversity was beautifully portrayed by the students. As narrated by the children, the European States become bricks of a tower, which, brought together, create a beautiful architecture, or they become the keys of a piano where each of them plays a different note, but, together, they play just one melody.

 

Watch the photostory:

L’Europa nella storia (Italian)

Europe and its history (English)

“Sono un cittadino dell’UE” (Italian)

“I am a citizen of the EU” (English)

Noi per l’UE (Italian)

We X EU (English)


Strengthening local authorities in Libya - Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and ALDA join forces

On 11 July, the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia hosted a meeting in Brussels with mayors from Lybia and representatives of ALDA. In the framework of European Committee of the Regions Nicosia initiative, the objective is to jointly design actions to strengthen local governance and economy, especially in the field of fishing.

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“Local authorities are what is holding our country together”, stated the Mayor of Sirte during the meeting, pledging for a stronger decentralised cooperation among the municipalities of the country.

The meeting was called upon initiative of Franco Iacop, President of FVG Regional Council, and builds on an extremely successful visit of a Lybic delegation to Trieste and its surrounding municipalities. ALDA has a longlasting copperation of cooperation with the Region, who is also part of the Association’s Governing Board through the presence of Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA and co-chair of the working group on Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

On 11 July, the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia hosted a meeting in Brussels with mayors from Lybia and representatives of ALDA. In the framework of European Committee of the Regions Nicosia initiative, the objective is to jointly design actions to strengthen local governance and economy, especially in the field of fishing.

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“Local authorities are what is holding our country together”, stated the Mayor of Sirte during the meeting, pledging for a stronger decentralised cooperation among the municipalities of the country.

The meeting was called upon initiative of Franco Iacop, President of FVG Regional Council, and builds on an extremely successful visit of a Lybic delegation to Trieste and its surrounding municipalities. ALDA has a longlasting copperation of cooperation with the Region, who is also part of the Association’s Governing Board through the presence of Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA and co-chair of the working group on Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.


From Moldova to Georgia a common goal: empower Decentralised Cooperation

An important delegation made up of our members coming from the Eastern Partnership countries where ALDA constantly works attended the 5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation in Brussels, on 10 and 11 July 2017.

Two Mayors of cities hosting Local Democracy Agencies have been with us these days: the Mayor of Kutaisi (Georgia), Mr. Shota Murghulia, and the Mayor of Cimișlia (Moldova), Mr. Gheorghe Raileanu, together with the President of the Congress of Local Authorities of Moldova (CALM), Mrs. Tatiana Badan, and Mr. Alexandru Osadci, representing CALM in ALDA’s Governing Board.
Decentralised cooperation means getting really closer to Europe by strengthening local authorities and fostering good governance. ALDA, with its President Mr. Oriano Otočan, understands the importance of decentralised cooperation and is investing its energies to improve the actions of good governance and citizen participation.
Useful links:
Paper on decentralised cooperation in EaP countries by Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA

An important delegation made up of our members coming from the Eastern Partnership countries where ALDA constantly works attended the 5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation in Brussels, on 10 and 11 July 2017.

Two Mayors of cities hosting Local Democracy Agencies have been with us these days: the Mayor of Kutaisi (Georgia), Mr. Shota Murghulia, and the Mayor of Cimișlia (Moldova), Mr. Gheorghe Raileanu, together with the President of the Congress of Local Authorities of Moldova (CALM), Mrs. Tatiana Badan, and Mr. Alexandru Osadci, representing CALM in ALDA’s Governing Board.
Decentralised cooperation means getting really closer to Europe by strengthening local authorities and fostering good governance. ALDA, with its President Mr. Oriano Otočan, understands the importance of decentralised cooperation and is investing its energies to improve the actions of good governance and citizen participation.
Useful links:
Paper on decentralised cooperation in EaP countries by Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA


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