Project WISE gets citizens closer to the EU and paves the way to 2009 European elections

“WISE – While Innovating and Strengthening Europe” is the new project launched by ALDA under the Europe for Citizens programme. The project, that stems from the Treaty of Rome’s 60th anniversary, will be implemented by a promising network of international partners coming from sixteen different countries in Europe. The work is already ongoing, following the first Steering Committee meeting on 15 January 2018.

Through the implementation of local processes in every partner’s country and two international events, WISE has the potential to achieve thriving outcomes. The activities will provide an understanding of the European Union and its values to all citizens involved. Taking into consideration the current political scenario and challenges faced by the EU, the project is aimed to foster European citizenship and to improve civic and democratic participation.

Citizens will participate in open debates on EU current challenges, and will be engaged on how they can individually and actively participate in the EU. Through a non-formal and creative methodology, partners will try to improve European citizen’s awareness of the EU system. They will be encouraged to have a more participative stance, considering the challenges faced by the EU in approaching the upcoming 2019 elections.

All the partners will attend and boost the first international event of the Project, which will be held in Rome (Italy) on 19th – 21st of March 2018, which will be organized by CIME – Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo (Italian branch of the European Movement).

Read more about the project WISE

“WISE – While Innovating and Strengthening Europe” is the new project launched by ALDA under the Europe for Citizens programme. The project, that stems from the Treaty of Rome’s 60th anniversary, will be implemented by a promising network of international partners coming from sixteen different countries in Europe. The work is already ongoing, following the first Steering Committee meeting on 15 January 2018.

Through the implementation of local processes in every partner’s country and two international events, WISE has the potential to achieve thriving outcomes. The activities will provide an understanding of the European Union and its values to all citizens involved. Taking into consideration the current political scenario and challenges faced by the EU, the project is aimed to foster European citizenship and to improve civic and democratic participation.

Citizens will participate in open debates on EU current challenges, and will be engaged on how they can individually and actively participate in the EU. Through a non-formal and creative methodology, partners will try to improve European citizen’s awareness of the EU system. They will be encouraged to have a more participative stance, considering the challenges faced by the EU in approaching the upcoming 2019 elections.

All the partners will attend and boost the first international event of the Project, which will be held in Rome (Italy) on 19th – 21st of March 2018, which will be organized by CIME – Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo (Italian branch of the European Movement).

Read more about the project WISE


Open enrollment for the Master in Management of Local Development

Enrollment is open for the second-level master’s degree in Public Management of Local Development, proposed by the University of Catania. The announcement, published on December 20, 2017, will expire on January 31, 2018 and is available online.

Also this year, the INPS (National Institute for Social Security) will assign some scholarships: there are 7 for civil servants in service, Master Executive call; and 4 for children and orphans of civil servants or pensioners, Master I and II level call.

The lessons of the Master will presumably take place on Friday (full day) and Saturday morning. Among the teachers also this year there will be Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA.

More information and registration:
Interested parties are invited to contact Nancy Platania, Secretary of the Master of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (nancy.platania@unict.it) for any clarification.

Enrollment is open for the second-level master’s degree in Public Management of Local Development, proposed by the University of Catania. The announcement, published on December 20, 2017, will expire on January 31, 2018 and is available online.

Also this year, the INPS (National Institute for Social Security) will assign some scholarships: there are 7 for civil servants in service, Master Executive call; and 4 for children and orphans of civil servants or pensioners, Master I and II level call.

The lessons of the Master will presumably take place on Friday (full day) and Saturday morning. Among the teachers also this year there will be Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA.

More information and registration:
Interested parties are invited to contact Nancy Platania, Secretary of the Master of the Department of Political and Social Sciences (nancy.platania@unict.it) for any clarification.


Workshop on innovative local governance for civil servants

ALDA is launching a call for participants for a workshop on innovative approaches to governance fostering social cohesion. We are looking for a group of maximum 15 international participants working on public administration and provision of services to citizens, representing municipalities, provinces, regions, or associations of local authorities.

The workshop will take place from Monday 5th March to Wednesday 7th March 2018 in Vicenza (Italy), and the aim is to follow the guidelines provided by the Re.Cri.Re project, which is a H2020 led by ALDA with the target to analyze the relationship between culture and policy-making. Consistently, the proposed workshop wants to connect qualified interlocutors interested in contributing to Re.Cri.Re analysis in the field of public administration and provision of services at the citizens.

The workshop will be the occasion to collect feedbacks on the proposals developed by the project and to work together on interpretative hypotheses and specific intervention strategies in the field of public administration. In order to help the discussion and the sharing within the group, the workshop will be organized in 4 working sessions, all very interactive and based on real life cases and experiences. The first one will focus on the presentation of Re.Cri.Re results and methodological criteria. The second and third sessions will open up a discussion regarding the implications of the above-mentioned criteria in the field. The last session will summarize and conclude the work.

Apply and participate!
We offer free participation to members of ALDA – while the travel and accommodation will not be covered.
Interested to participate or would like further information? Please contact our colleague Giulia Albertoni (giulia.albertoni@aldaintranet.org) and  fill the online questionnaire by 5th February 2018.

Useful resources:
Read more about the project Re.Cri.Re – The representation of the crisis, the crisis of representation

ALDA is launching a call for participants for a workshop on innovative approaches to governance fostering social cohesion. We are looking for a group of maximum 15 international participants working on public administration and provision of services to citizens, representing municipalities, provinces, regions, or associations of local authorities.

The workshop will take place from Monday 5th March to Wednesday 7th March 2018 in Vicenza (Italy), and the aim is to follow the guidelines provided by the Re.Cri.Re project, which is a H2020 led by ALDA with the target to analyze the relationship between culture and policy-making. Consistently, the proposed workshop wants to connect qualified interlocutors interested in contributing to Re.Cri.Re analysis in the field of public administration and provision of services at the citizens.

The workshop will be the occasion to collect feedbacks on the proposals developed by the project and to work together on interpretative hypotheses and specific intervention strategies in the field of public administration. In order to help the discussion and the sharing within the group, the workshop will be organized in 4 working sessions, all very interactive and based on real life cases and experiences. The first one will focus on the presentation of Re.Cri.Re results and methodological criteria. The second and third sessions will open up a discussion regarding the implications of the above-mentioned criteria in the field. The last session will summarize and conclude the work.

Apply and participate!
We offer free participation to members of ALDA – while the travel and accommodation will not be covered.
Interested to participate or would like further information? Please contact our colleague Giulia Albertoni (giulia.albertoni@aldaintranet.org) and  fill the online questionnaire by 5th February 2018.

Useful resources:
Read more about the project Re.Cri.Re – The representation of the crisis, the crisis of representation


EU responsibilities towards Tunisian people

“Protests, demonstrations, confrontations with law enforcement and hundreds of arrests that have been taking place in Tunisia for a week, after the adoption of a strict and heavy financial law that impressively hit the weakest group of its population, cannot witness the indifference of the European Union’s institutions.

Through its democratization process which started 7 years ago after the jasmine revolution, Tunisia made a huge improvement in terms of EU key values and this is the reason why Isis and the Islamic ghost threaten the country and deliver terroristic attacks.
Efforts at a European level need to be increased in order not to leave the Tunisian people alone. Tunisia is too important for Europe considering its territorial proximity with Libya, where another important issue involving the restoration of democratic rules is being faced. A further financial intervention, right now, would be desirable for a strategically important neighbor country that adopted democratic rules with its new Constitution, respecting minorities, equal opportunities and European hopes.
ALDA, which established a Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan last year, will keep contributing to the promotion of democratic rights in Tunisia as it will do in the other African countries of the Mediterranean”.
Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA 

“Protests, demonstrations, confrontations with law enforcement and hundreds of arrests that have been taking place in Tunisia for a week, after the adoption of a strict and heavy financial law that impressively hit the weakest group of its population, cannot witness the indifference of the European Union’s institutions.

Through its democratization process which started 7 years ago after the jasmine revolution, Tunisia made a huge improvement in terms of EU key values and this is the reason why Isis and the Islamic ghost threaten the country and deliver terroristic attacks.
Efforts at a European level need to be increased in order not to leave the Tunisian people alone. Tunisia is too important for Europe considering its territorial proximity with Libya, where another important issue involving the restoration of democratic rules is being faced. A further financial intervention, right now, would be desirable for a strategically important neighbor country that adopted democratic rules with its new Constitution, respecting minorities, equal opportunities and European hopes.
ALDA, which established a Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan last year, will keep contributing to the promotion of democratic rights in Tunisia as it will do in the other African countries of the Mediterranean”.
Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA 


ALDA and Eurodesk Italy sign cooperation deal to empower european youth

ALDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at empowering European youth with Eurodesk Italy, an official network of the EU programme Erasmus+.

Following the MoU, ALDA and Eurodesk Italy will cooperate in areas of mutual interest in order to increasing youngsters’ awareness and skills, promoting their active participation in their community, and by supporting their study and job opportunities.
Among the priority actions set by the MoU are initiatives promoting the concept of active citizenship, technical support to services for youngsters, strategic cooperation to develop joint projects, mutual implication in previously implemented actions by Eurodesk and ALDA, regular information exchange on common fields, joint advocacy plan, and mutual support to ensure a deep presence and partnership opportunities in common areas of interest.

ALDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at empowering European youth with Eurodesk Italy, an official network of the EU programme Erasmus+.

Following the MoU, ALDA and Eurodesk Italy will cooperate in areas of mutual interest in order to increasing youngsters’ awareness and skills, promoting their active participation in their community, and by supporting their study and job opportunities.
Among the priority actions set by the MoU are initiatives promoting the concept of active citizenship, technical support to services for youngsters, strategic cooperation to develop joint projects, mutual implication in previously implemented actions by Eurodesk and ALDA, regular information exchange on common fields, joint advocacy plan, and mutual support to ensure a deep presence and partnership opportunities in common areas of interest.


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