DEVOTE: towards a finer integration of migrant students in schools

On February 1st 2021, the kick-off meeting of the project DEVOTE – Developing the Competencies of Teachers to Integrate Students from Migrant Background into European Schools took place online and was hosted by ALDA, project’s leader.

Funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, the project will run for 24 months and include 5 partners from Italy, Turkey, Slovenia, Greece and Belgium.

The project DEVOTE aims to strengthen the integration of students with migrant backgrounds in schools and improve their success in education by providing training, coaching and guidance to teachers.

Starting the meeting with a small game, the partners were able to learn a foreign word, which reflects a term or theme related to the school environment. This great exercise enabled participants to put themselves both in the position of a student who does not know the language of a country but who wishes to understand it and in the position of a teacher who tries to teach students a new language. This simulation allowed the participants to better understand the issues at stake in the project.

DEVOTE will strengthen the integration of students with migrant backgrounds in schools and improve their success in education

The partners involved also had the opportunity to share their experiences related to the situation in their country in terms of school management in times of health crisis. But despite the constraints of this situation, they all showed motivation and commitment to the success of the project.

But what are the next steps? The project partners are about to launch a needs analysis directed to teachers and students of the 6 target countries. This will serve to better understand their needs and eventually develop Educational Content which will be at disposal of teachers working with students with migrant backgrounds.

Let’s catch up during the next months to discover the first phase of the project!

On February 1st 2021, the kick-off meeting of the project DEVOTE – Developing the Competencies of Teachers to Integrate Students from Migrant Background into European Schools took place online and was hosted by ALDA, project’s leader.

Funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, the project will run for 24 months and include 5 partners from Italy, Turkey, Slovenia, Greece and Belgium.

The project DEVOTE aims to strengthen the integration of students with migrant backgrounds in schools and improve their success in education by providing training, coaching and guidance to teachers.

Starting the meeting with a small game, the partners were able to learn a foreign word, which reflects a term or theme related to the school environment. This great exercise enabled participants to put themselves both in the position of a student who does not know the language of a country but who wishes to understand it and in the position of a teacher who tries to teach students a new language. This simulation allowed the participants to better understand the issues at stake in the project.

DEVOTE will strengthen the integration of students with migrant backgrounds in schools and improve their success in education

The partners involved also had the opportunity to share their experiences related to the situation in their country in terms of school management in times of health crisis. But despite the constraints of this situation, they all showed motivation and commitment to the success of the project.

But what are the next steps? The project partners are about to launch a needs analysis directed to teachers and students of the 6 target countries. This will serve to better understand their needs and eventually develop Educational Content which will be at disposal of teachers working with students with migrant backgrounds.

Let’s catch up during the next months to discover the first phase of the project!


ALDA actively joins the EESC Civil Society Days

As we have all experienced,  2020 has been a year of great challenges, which has – to some extent – put to test our cornerstone habits, methods and ways of life. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted, and still does, in moments of grief and sadness. Yet, it may also serve an opportunity to stop and reflect on how to reconstruct our society, so that no-one will be left behind.

Having that in mind, the virtual 2021 EESC Civil Society Days gain a significant importance in gathering European citizens, civil society organisations and the European institutions together to discuss our future.

In order to reach a Sustainable Recovery for the Future of Europe’s citizens, ecological and digital transitions have to be guaranteed, without losing our key values – be they solidarity, human rights respect, social justice, equality and democracy.

How to reconstruct our society, so that no-one will be left behind

In the occasion of the EESC Civil Society Days, which will take place on the first week of March – from 1st to 5th – different workshops have been organised, on key topics: from youth activism, to Green Deal, and from social economy to multilateral sustainable democracy.

During the first online workshop, ALDA General Secretary, Antonella Valmorbida, will join the event entitled  “Promoting democracy at different levels and in the digital era”, together with other experts and professionals, as Ken Godfrey, EPD Executive Director; Esther Nass, Director EU Affairs, Civocracy; and Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the FRRL Group, European Economic and Social Committee

To know more please check the Civil Society Days webpage and the workshop programme or watch the teaser video

To register fill in the form

As we have all experienced,  2020 has been a year of great challenges, which has – to some extent – put to test our cornerstone habits, methods and ways of life. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted, and still does, in moments of grief and sadness. Yet, it may also serve an opportunity to stop and reflect on how to reconstruct our society, so that no-one will be left behind.

Having that in mind, the virtual 2021 EESC Civil Society Days gain a significant importance in gathering European citizens, civil society organisations and the European institutions together to discuss our future.

In order to reach a Sustainable Recovery for the Future of Europe’s citizens, ecological and digital transitions have to be guaranteed, without losing our key values – be they solidarity, human rights respect, social justice, equality and democracy.

How to reconstruct our society, so that no-one will be left behind

In the occasion of the EESC Civil Society Days, which will take place on the first week of March – from 1st to 5th – different workshops have been organised, on key topics: from youth activism, to Green Deal, and from social economy to multilateral sustainable democracy.

During the first online workshop, ALDA General Secretary, Antonella Valmorbida, will join the event entitled  “Promoting democracy at different levels and in the digital era”, together with other experts and professionals, as Ken Godfrey, EPD Executive Director; Esther Nass, Director EU Affairs, Civocracy; and Cristian Pîrvulescu, President of the FRRL Group, European Economic and Social Committee

To know more please check the Civil Society Days webpage and the workshop programme or watch the teaser video

To register fill in the form


First 2021 ALDA Governing Board

Following the great start of last December, on Thursday, 11t-h of February, the Governing Board of ALDA met online for the first time in 2021.

As the last time, the agenda was full of important and stimulating issues. Members of the governing board especially focused on the division of delegations to the Governing Board members, adopted the action plan for the selection of the Advisory Board members and for setting the Working Groups among our members.

As every year, the Governing Board also started the year evaluating and assessing the work of the LDAs for the label approval and took decision on the support and assessment processes to be followed for the year ahead, and also planning the steps for the opening of new LDAs in our enlarged vision.

Resilience, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusion were among the key words

The implementation of the newly adapted ALDA strategy (here) also was among the main topics discussed and Resilience, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusion were among the key words!

Once again, this meeting was the occasion for the Governing Board not only to take relevant and meaningful decisions, but also it allowed the members to share their opinions and ideas, always working for the best of ALDA.

Following the great start of last December, on Thursday, 11t-h of February, the Governing Board of ALDA met online for the first time in 2021.

As the last time, the agenda was full of important and stimulating issues. Members of the governing board especially focused on the division of delegations to the Governing Board members, adopted the action plan for the selection of the Advisory Board members and for setting the Working Groups among our members.

As every year, the Governing Board also started the year evaluating and assessing the work of the LDAs for the label approval and took decision on the support and assessment processes to be followed for the year ahead, and also planning the steps for the opening of new LDAs in our enlarged vision.

Resilience, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusion were among the key words

The implementation of the newly adapted ALDA strategy (here) also was among the main topics discussed and Resilience, Accountability, Sustainability and Inclusion were among the key words!

Once again, this meeting was the occasion for the Governing Board not only to take relevant and meaningful decisions, but also it allowed the members to share their opinions and ideas, always working for the best of ALDA.


Kick-off conference and multi-stakeholder workshops: AUTREMENT project is on the right track!

After several postponements linked to the health crisis, the first conference of the AUTREMENT project (Urban Territorial Development to Reinvent Mobility and Engage Tunisians) finally took place in Kairouan (Tunisia) and live from Strasbourg and several other cities in Tunisia and Europe!

This project, co-financed by the European Union (95%), aims to promote sustainable urban development in the Tunisian cities of Kairouan and Mahdia and thus improve the quality of life of their inhabitants and the economic and tourist attractiveness of the area. The development of active mobility, mainly cycling, through the implementation of dedicated facilities, and the strengthening of citizen participation in local governance are the cornerstones around which the project, which started in June 2020 for a period of 30 months, is structured.

AUTREMENT is one of the two Tunisian winners of the “Local Authorities: Partnership for Sustainable Cities” call for projects launched by the EU in 2018.

The first AUTREMENT conference was held on 27 January in Kairouan in compliance with the health regulations in force, in the presence of the municipalities of Kairouan and Mahdia. The other stakeholders were able to contribute remotely to this major event, mainly the members of the consortium based in France: the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg – lead partner of the project -, the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), the CODATU network and the CEREMA study centre.

This conference was marked by the presence – physical or virtual – of the representatives of the three local authorities partners of the project who inaugurated the day: the Mayor of Kairouan, M. The Mayor of Kairouan, Mr Radhouen Bouden, the Mayor of Mahdia, Mrs Feiza Belkhir, and two women elected representatives from Strasbourg representing the Mayor of Strasbourg, Mrs Jeanne Barseghian: Mrs Sophie Dupressoir, Deputy City Councillor in charge of cycling and walking, and Mrs Carole Zielinski, Deputy Mayor in charge of local democracy, initiatives and citizen participation.

The representatives of the three technical partners of the project also spoke: Ms Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA and Mr Didier Duboisset, member of the ALDA Board of Directors; Mr Yannick Prebay, Technical Director for Town and Country Planning at CEREMA; and Mr Thibault de Lambert, Deputy Secretary General of CODATU.

Mr. Quentin Peignaux, Programme Officer for Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia underlined the singularity of AUTREMENT, a unique project embodying EU efforts and actions in favour of decentralisation and sustainable development in Tunisia.

Mrs Sandrine Millet, Coordinator of the Solidarity and International Partnerships Unit at the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and Mrs Refka Kharbouchi, Deputy Mayor of Kairouan, went back over the content of the partnership between Strasbourg and Kairouan since 2015 and the fruitful exchanges that led to the birth of the AUTREMENT project. Mr. Mohamed Bossoffara, Head of International Partnerships at the city of Mahdia spoke about the role and place of his city in the partnership.
Mr. Younes Aggoun, Head of Mission presented the project and its stakes, surrounded by the project office team.

Through the development of active mobility, AUTREMENT will improve quality of life, economic and tourist attractiveness of the area

Two multi-stakeholder workshops on the theme of sustainable mobility brought together experts from CODATU, CEREMA and the City and Eurometropole of Strasbourg’s Transport Department, and no less relevant actors from outside the project, such as representatives from the University and the Alliance Française of Kairouan.

The first workshop was the beginning of a reflection on the project to create a Maison du vélo in Kairouan, enriched by the experiences of the Strasbourg association CADR 67 and Vélorution Tunisie. The second workshop offered a broad overview of existing methodologies in terms of cycle facilities, enabling concrete progress to be made on the projects underway in Mahdia and Kairouan, two cities that intend to become models and pilots on these issues.
The AUTREMENT project is launched and it starts with the best conditions!

Curious to know more about the AUTREMENT project and its latest news? Then, come and visit (and enjoy!) the Facebook page of the @projetAUTREMENT!

After several postponements linked to the health crisis, the first conference of the AUTREMENT project (Urban Territorial Development to Reinvent Mobility and Engage Tunisians) finally took place in Kairouan (Tunisia) and live from Strasbourg and several other cities in Tunisia and Europe!

This project, co-financed by the European Union (95%), aims to promote sustainable urban development in the Tunisian cities of Kairouan and Mahdia and thus improve the quality of life of their inhabitants and the economic and tourist attractiveness of the area. The development of active mobility, mainly cycling, through the implementation of dedicated facilities, and the strengthening of citizen participation in local governance are the cornerstones around which the project, which started in June 2020 for a period of 30 months, is structured.

AUTREMENT is one of the two Tunisian winners of the “Local Authorities: Partnership for Sustainable Cities” call for projects launched by the EU in 2018.

The first AUTREMENT conference was held on 27 January in Kairouan in compliance with the health regulations in force, in the presence of the municipalities of Kairouan and Mahdia. The other stakeholders were able to contribute remotely to this major event, mainly the members of the consortium based in France: the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg – lead partner of the project -, the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), the CODATU network and the CEREMA study centre.

This conference was marked by the presence – physical or virtual – of the representatives of the three local authorities partners of the project who inaugurated the day: the Mayor of Kairouan, M. The Mayor of Kairouan, Mr Radhouen Bouden, the Mayor of Mahdia, Mrs Feiza Belkhir, and two women elected representatives from Strasbourg representing the Mayor of Strasbourg, Mrs Jeanne Barseghian: Mrs Sophie Dupressoir, Deputy City Councillor in charge of cycling and walking, and Mrs Carole Zielinski, Deputy Mayor in charge of local democracy, initiatives and citizen participation.

The representatives of the three technical partners of the project also spoke: Ms Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA and Mr Didier Duboisset, member of the ALDA Board of Directors; Mr Yannick Prebay, Technical Director for Town and Country Planning at CEREMA; and Mr Thibault de Lambert, Deputy Secretary General of CODATU.

Mr. Quentin Peignaux, Programme Officer for Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the Delegation of the European Union in Tunisia underlined the singularity of AUTREMENT, a unique project embodying EU efforts and actions in favour of decentralisation and sustainable development in Tunisia.

Mrs Sandrine Millet, Coordinator of the Solidarity and International Partnerships Unit at the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and Mrs Refka Kharbouchi, Deputy Mayor of Kairouan, went back over the content of the partnership between Strasbourg and Kairouan since 2015 and the fruitful exchanges that led to the birth of the AUTREMENT project. Mr. Mohamed Bossoffara, Head of International Partnerships at the city of Mahdia spoke about the role and place of his city in the partnership.
Mr. Younes Aggoun, Head of Mission presented the project and its stakes, surrounded by the project office team.

Through the development of active mobility, AUTREMENT will improve quality of life, economic and tourist attractiveness of the area

Two multi-stakeholder workshops on the theme of sustainable mobility brought together experts from CODATU, CEREMA and the City and Eurometropole of Strasbourg’s Transport Department, and no less relevant actors from outside the project, such as representatives from the University and the Alliance Française of Kairouan.

The first workshop was the beginning of a reflection on the project to create a Maison du vélo in Kairouan, enriched by the experiences of the Strasbourg association CADR 67 and Vélorution Tunisie. The second workshop offered a broad overview of existing methodologies in terms of cycle facilities, enabling concrete progress to be made on the projects underway in Mahdia and Kairouan, two cities that intend to become models and pilots on these issues.
The AUTREMENT project is launched and it starts with the best conditions!

Curious to know more about the AUTREMENT project and its latest news? Then, come and visit (and enjoy!) the Facebook page of the @projetAUTREMENT!


Call for proposals: Capacity-building of the Balkan Network for Local Democracy

The Balkan Network for Local Democracy in the framework of the project Regional Youth Compact for Europe  is looking for consultant or team of consultants to support the Network in Organizational development and strategic planning.

The activity aims to assess the needs of the Network and to propose a development strategy. The complete proposals should be sent to the Balkan Network for Local Democracy on bnld@aldaintranet.org  by the 17th February 2021 at 23:59 CEST.

The Balkan Network for Local Democracy in the framework of the project Regional Youth Compact for Europe  is looking for consultant or team of consultants to support the Network in Organizational development and strategic planning.

The activity aims to assess the needs of the Network and to propose a development strategy. The complete proposals should be sent to the Balkan Network for Local Democracy on bnld@aldaintranet.org  by the 17th February 2021 at 23:59 CEST.


ALDA and EACEA: a long lasting cooperation

On January 28th 2021, our Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, took part in the annual EACEA meeting “New Year Event”.

The European Executive Agency  for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) kicked its year off with an online meeting, setting the guidelines for the new projects in the 7 upcoming years.  From a general standpoint, EACEA is focused on developing citizens’ participation as well as developing projects and activities within the cultural sector.

“ALDA and EACEA: a strong partnership to strengthen citizens’ participation at the local level"

Themis Christophidou, the Director General of the DG EAC, started the conference, followed by other speakers, such as Roberto Carlini – EACEA Director; Dr Marinos Ioannides, Director of the Digital Heritage Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology; and of course ALDA General Secretary Antonella Valmorbida.  During her speech, Mrs. Valmorbida explained how ALDA was able to cope with the challenges arisen throughout 2020, as well as how to set the 2021. Around 400 people joined the online event, having also the opportunity to actively contribute during the two “live interaction” sessions.

Participating at this event was the occasion, once again, not only to underline the importance of the collaboration between ALDA and EACEA, but also to share ALDA ideas and experiences in this area and to reaffirm our long-standing partnership.

On January 28th 2021, our Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, took part in the annual EACEA meeting “New Year Event”.

The European Executive Agency  for Education, Audiovisual and Culture (EACEA) kicked its year off with an online meeting, setting the guidelines for the new projects in the 7 upcoming years.  From a general standpoint, EACEA is focused on developing citizens’ participation as well as developing projects and activities within the cultural sector.

“ALDA and EACEA: a strong partnership to strengthen citizens’ participation at the local level"

Themis Christophidou, the Director General of the DG EAC, started the conference, followed by other speakers, such as Roberto Carlini – EACEA Director; Dr Marinos Ioannides, Director of the Digital Heritage Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology; and of course ALDA General Secretary Antonella Valmorbida.  During her speech, Mrs. Valmorbida explained how ALDA was able to cope with the challenges arisen throughout 2020, as well as how to set the 2021. Around 400 people joined the online event, having also the opportunity to actively contribute during the two “live interaction” sessions.

Participating at this event was the occasion, once again, not only to underline the importance of the collaboration between ALDA and EACEA, but also to share ALDA ideas and experiences in this area and to reaffirm our long-standing partnership.


The Schuman Declaration at the heart of the new project DESIRE

How can we talk about the Schuman Declaration? How to foster the civic engagement of younger generations? How art can help talking about solidarity, diversity and citizenship? This is the goal of the European project: DESIRE – DEclaration of Schuman: Initiative for Revitalizing Europe, a project funded by Europe for Citizens programme.

 

The beginning of the year is often a great opportunity to start new activities and actions. In this light, the DESIRE project’s project partners met on the 26th of January.  The consortium,  gathering municipalities, NGOs, and cultural centres from different parts of Europe, is leaded by Comune di Lavarone (Italy) and composed by Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent (Italy), Union of Bulgarian black sea local authorities (Bulgaria), Municipio de Valongo (Portugal), Danube 1245 (Serbia), Zdruzenie Institut za razvoj na zaednicata (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Administration Communale de Grez-Doiceau (Belgium), Fundacio de la Comunitat Valencia de Patrimoni Insdustrial i (Spain), Kulturni centar Osijek (Croatia), ALDA (France).

“This project aims at involving youth about solidarity, diversity, citizenship”

This project wants to involve the younger generation on the topics of solidarity, diversity, citizenship, and in particular on the construction of the European Union and the Schuman Declaration.

The main objective is to actively involve youth in approaching history in a proactive way. Through the co-creation of artistic tools, as videos, theatre, games, audio narratives, partners will accompany groups of youth citizens in re-discovering history and in debating on EU values as intercultural dialogue, peace and solidarity. Each partner will create, imagine and implement art activities with each group of young people.

 

Let’s catch up during the next months to discover the stunning work they are doing!

 

#EU_Desire

How can we talk about the Schuman Declaration? How to foster the civic engagement of younger generations? How art can help talking about solidarity, diversity and citizenship? This is the goal of the European project: DESIRE – DEclaration of Schuman: Initiative for Revitalizing Europe, a project funded by Europe for Citizens programme.

 

The beginning of the year is often a great opportunity to start new activities and actions. In this light, the DESIRE project’s project partners met on the 26th of January.  The consortium,  gathering municipalities, NGOs, and cultural centres from different parts of Europe, is leaded by Comune di Lavarone (Italy) and composed by Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent (Italy), Union of Bulgarian black sea local authorities (Bulgaria), Municipio de Valongo (Portugal), Danube 1245 (Serbia), Zdruzenie Institut za razvoj na zaednicata (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Administration Communale de Grez-Doiceau (Belgium), Fundacio de la Comunitat Valencia de Patrimoni Insdustrial i (Spain), Kulturni centar Osijek (Croatia), ALDA (France).

“This project aims at involving youth about solidarity, diversity, citizenship”

This project wants to involve the younger generation on the topics of solidarity, diversity, citizenship, and in particular on the construction of the European Union and the Schuman Declaration.

 

The main objective is to actively involve youth in approaching history in a proactive way. Through the co-creation of artistic tools, as videos, theatre, games, audio narratives, partners will accompany groups of youth citizens in re-discovering history and in debating on EU values as intercultural dialogue, peace and solidarity. Each partner will create, imagine and implement art activities with each group of young people.

 

Let’s catch up during the next months to discover the stunning work they are doing!

 

#EU_Desire


MYSEA project kicks off - Promoting inclusive job-youth growth in the blue and green economy

Five countries join forces to increase employability opportunities of 1000 youth,

women and NEETs in the agri-food and waste management industries

 

The “Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the Blue and Green Economy – MYSEA” project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020 and will be officially launched on February 15th 2021, 11h00 – 12h45 (Rome time) during a virtual press conference.

The kick-off event will see the participation of keynote speakers, among them, Joumana Sweiss, Representative of the Branch office for the Western Mediterranean – Valencia, ENI CBC MED Programme; Paolo Orneli, Councillor of the Executive Board for Economic Development – Commerce and Crafts, Research, Start-Up and Innovation, Lazio Region (Italy); Mohamed Madhkour, Expert (Tunisia); Silvio Bologna, Researcher at University of Palermo (Italy); Yannis Lyeros, Training expert (Greece); Laury Haytayan and Dominique Salameh – Experts (Lebanon); Penelope Shihab – Private sector (Jordan).

The discussion will address the interrelated links that hinder social inclusion and gender equality

The discussion will focus on the need to understand and address the interrelated links that hinder social inclusion and gender equality. Hence the necessity to analyse the agrifood and waste management sectors within the green and blue economy, their modifying factors including the economic, social and environmental ones in order to exploit opportunities for economic growth and job creation, mitigate risks and steer attention and political interest.

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The MYSEA project, led by its Italian partner CIES, involves 5 different countries: Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. These selected countries register the highest number of unemployed youths, young women and NEETs across the Mediterranean and share similar demographic changes, skill mismatches, rigid regulations and gender gaps. To learn more about the project’s partners and objectives, read the news “An innovation wave in the Mediterranean area with MYSEA

 

Useful links:

Five countries join forces to increase employability opportunities of 1000 youth,

women and NEETs in the agri-food and waste management industries

 

The “Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the Blue and Green Economy – MYSEA” project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020 and will be officially launched on February 15th 2021, 11h00 – 12h45 (Rome time) during a virtual press conference.

The kick-off event will see the participation of keynote speakers, among them, Joumana Sweiss, Representative of the Branch office for the Western Mediterranean – Valencia, ENI CBC MED Programme; Paolo Orneli, Councillor of the Executive Board for Economic Development – Commerce and Crafts, Research, Start-Up and Innovation, Lazio Region (Italy); Mohamed Madhkour, Expert (Tunisia); Silvio Bologna, Researcher at University of Palermo (Italy); Yannis Lyeros, Training expert (Greece); Laury Haytayan and Dominique Salameh – Experts (Lebanon); Penelope Shihab – Private sector (Jordan).

The discussion will address the interrelated links that hinder social inclusion and gender equality

The discussion will focus on the need to understand and address the interrelated links that hinder social inclusion and gender equality. Hence the necessity to analyse the agrifood and waste management sectors within the green and blue economy, their modifying factors including the economic, social and environmental ones in order to exploit opportunities for economic growth and job creation, mitigate risks and steer attention and political interest.

***

The MYSEA project, led by its Italian partner CIES, involves 5 different countries: Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia. These selected countries register the highest number of unemployed youths, young women and NEETs across the Mediterranean and share similar demographic changes, skill mismatches, rigid regulations and gender gaps. To learn more about the project’s partners and objectives, read the news “An innovation wave in the Mediterranean area with MYSEA

 

Useful links:


LDA Mostar for Good Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar) takes the field with a new project, called “Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina- LINK 4 Cooperation“.

The aim of this project is to strengthen the principles of good governance through the promotion of reliable management of local self-government units in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Furthermore, it will foster the capacity of local authorities and civil society to control participatory processes.

This project will involve about 20 local communities that will benefit from improved public services in each municipality. Around 12 will be the local governments working to strengthen their capacity to implement inclusive solutions to local problems, while more than 40 will be the Civil Society Organisations improving skills and capacities to bring positive local change in their communities.

The LDA Mostar has already started implementing one of the activites: the First Project Management Committee(#PMC) was held on 28th January 2021, and served as an introduction for the partners to the upcoming activities ,with an accent on their organizational aspects.

The project is implemented by the Local Democracy Agency Mostar along with 6 partners: Local Democracy Agency Zavidovići, Local Democracy Agency Prijedor, Center for Development of Herzegovina (CHR) Trebinje, ALDA and ALDA Skopje (Associate Partner). This project is Civil Society and Media Program for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019 – Support to existing and newly established CSO networks in various areas.

The Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar) takes the field with a new project, called “Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina- LINK 4 Cooperation“.

The aim of this project is to strengthen the principles of good governance through the promotion of reliable management of local self-government units in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Furthermore, it will foster the capacity of local authorities and civil society to control participatory processes.

This project will involve about 20 local communities that will benefit from improved public services in each municipality. Around 12 will be the local governments working to strengthen their capacity to implement inclusive solutions to local problems, while more than 40 will be the Civil Society Organisations improving skills and capacities to bring positive local change in their communities.

The LDA Mostar has already started implementing one of the activites: the First Project Management Committee(#PMC) was held on 28th January 2021, and served as an introduction for the partners to the upcoming activities ,with an accent on their organizational aspects.

The project is implemented by the Local Democracy Agency Mostar along with 6 partners: Local Democracy Agency Zavidovići, Local Democracy Agency Prijedor, Center for Development of Herzegovina (CHR) Trebinje, ALDA and ALDA Skopje (Associate Partner). This project is Civil Society and Media Program for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019 – Support to existing and newly established CSO networks in various areas.