APProach Press Release: "Great webinars to end on a high note"

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Great webinars to end on a high note” – 26th March 2021

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Great webinars to end on a high note” – 26th March 2021

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APProach Press Release: "Digital at the service of citizens: the APProach Webinars!"

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Digital at the service of citizens: the APProach Webinars!” – 25th February 2021

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Digital at the service of citizens: the APProach Webinars!” – 25th February 2021

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APProach Press Release: "Light on the APProach project!"

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Light on the APProach project!” – 17th February 2021

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Light on the APProach project!” – 17th February 2021

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APProach Press Release: "Know your rights, Live your city!"

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Know your rights, Live your city! Discover the APProach online platform!” – 29th October 2020

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APProach Project Press Release entitled: “Know your rights, Live your city! Discover the APProach online platform!” – 29th October 2020

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KALA ËLLËK - The future is still to be drawn

Enjoy this comic book produced by the partners’ consortium of the project LIME – Labour Integration for Migrants Employment as an innovative and effective tool to raise awareness and fight the stereotypes about social inclusion and labour integration.

These are indeed the core elements of this 2-year project, willing to implement all over Europe an innovative and high participatory methodology: the MEIC – Migrants Economic Integration Cluster methodology, an innovative and participatory approach based on the creation of a partnership of socio- economic multi-stakeholders, including public and private actors.

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Enjoy this comic book produced by the partners’ consortium of the project LIME – Labour Integration for Migrants Employment as an innovative and effective tool to raise awareness and fight the stereotypes about social inclusion and labour integration.

These are indeed the core elements of this 2-year project, willing to implement all over Europe an innovative and high participatory methodology: the MEIC – Migrants Economic Integration Cluster methodology, an innovative and participatory approach based on the creation of a partnership of socio- economic multi-stakeholders, including public and private actors.

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ALDA in Kigali at the AIMF General Assembly

To inaugurate this new series of in-presence events, we are glad to announce that this year ALDA is taking part into the General Assembly of the “International Association of French-speaking Mayors – AIMF“.

The Assembly takes place in Kigali, Rwanda, from July 18th to 22nd and follows an intense and stimulating agenda, animated by special guests and experts from all over the World.
While the Assembly itself is foreseen on Wednesday, the first day of conference is dedicated to the issue of gender equality in relation to family management: a sensitive topic, also related to health care management for young people in the Country and in general to the services offered by the Municipalities.

On Tuesday July 20th, the focus is more linked to ALDA’s core action, with a series of panel discussions on the relation between mayors and citizens and how this dynamic reflects on the urban management of French-speaking cities. In this vein, ALDA Secretary General, Ms Antonella Valmorbida, is taking the floor during the first panel, titled “Local government policies in phase with civil society: models of partnership between the municipality and civil society“.


A fruitful occasion of learning and sharing, for the advancement of good local governance all around the World


After listening to the Rwandans experience through the voices of local experts, Ms Valmorbida is giving an overview of participatory democracy and the dynamics of citizens participation in Europe and its Neighborhood, drawing from the experience and the best practices of the myriad of projects ALDA has been leading on these topics for the past 20 years.

In light of the recent, yet extremely promising, collaboration with AIMF, it is important for ALDA and its network to be involved in such an event, and getting to know better the mechanisms that regulate the functioning of communities in different places
This is crucial for the advancement of the work of ALDA and the elaboration of even more complete models for the support of local democracy all around the World, according to changing contexts and needs.


The Covenant of Mayors ‘City in the Spotlight Awards' are now open

Starting in 2008, and based on a bottom-up approach, the idea behind the Covenant of Majors is to gather together thousands of local realities committed to turn European legislation on climate and energy into concrete actions, such as EU 40% greenhouse gas-reduction target by 2030

With more than 10.000 signatories, and spread among 53 countries, the “Covenant of Mayors” is the world’s largest initiatives focusing on climate and energy actions.

The call ‘City in the Spotlight Awards’ is a great opportunity to showcase the progress made and become a reference example for the whole Covenant Community and beyond!

More in depth, the call is open until August 16th 2021, allowing cities and majors to share their experiences, progress and strategies as far as climate and energy legislation concerns.


Apply and let your city be a reference example for the whole Covenant Community


Specifically, requirements – such as only signatories that have committed to the 2030 mitigation and adaptation targets are eligible – applied. Nonetheless, this is a great occasion to participate, or to join the initiative and get ready for the next call. Concerning the winners, here is the ratio behind:

  • 1 small-sized signatory (<10,000 inhabitants)
  • 1 medium-sized signatory (10,000- 250,000 inhabitants)
  • 1 large-sized signatory (>250,000 inhabitants)

If you are interested in applying, please visit the website


Call for ideas: here the winners!

In order to get ready for the new EU multiannual financial framework (2021-2027) and develop close cooperation with its members, a few months ago ALDA launched a call for proposals addressing its network to collect engaging and innovative project ideas and to offer them free technical assistance in finding the right programmes, drafting and sending the application of the selected projects.

We would like to thank all members who participated with a large number of proposals, all of which interesting and to which we will try to give feedback and advice. We are now pleased to announce that we have chosen the 3 winning participants and ideas.


We would like to thank all members who participated with a large number of proposals, all of which interesting


These are the three winning projects:

  • Marmara Municipalities Union (MMU) – Turkey, with a project that aims at increasing the municipal officials’ awareness of the SDG framework, as well as upgrading their skills and contributing to the localization and realization of SDGs.
  • Foster Europe – Austria. The proposed project aims at challenging national historic narratives by confronting contradictory narratives from neighbouring countries on historical issues.
  • Margherita Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus – Italy, with a project that seeks to improve possibilities for people with disabilities to achieve independent living and to improve the levels of social inclusion and cohesion at community level.

Given the success of the call, we promise to repeat it every year, adding it to the benefits of being part of our international network. 

Do not miss next one! Stay tuned!


STAR Project first international event in Arcugnano

Since November 2019, in collaboration with ALDA, the Municipality of Arcugnano is leading the European project “STreet ARt project”, co-funded by Europe for Citizen Programme of the European Union. Aimed at building a network of European cities to promote street art as a tool for increasing citizens’ participation, the project is intended to – among others – to connect people of different cultures; regenerate depressed and abandoned areas, while reducing marginalisation.

From a general perspective, it involves participants from 14 European countries, such as: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, The Netherlands. More specifically, from 21st to 23rd July the Municipality of Arcugnano is pleased to announce and host the first international event organized within the project: two days of exchanging experiences and thoughts regarding the role of street art in building more inclusive and creative European communities.


 Two days of exchanging experiences and thoughts regarding the role of street art in building more inclusive and creative European communities


The event takes an hybrid form, which see the onsite participation of nine European delegations partner of the project coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and The Netherlands. The remaining five European delegations from Albania, Germany, Serbia, Czech Republic and Poland, will attend the international event online due to national covid related restrictions, preventing them from travelling abroad. 

Concerning the event, on the first day on 21st July, the Municipality of Arcugnano and its community will welcome the European “STreet ARt project” partners and the project will be officially presented to the community. During the second day, at 11.30, a public conference will be held in the Council hall of the Municipality. The conference will investigate the importance and impact of street art for regenerating depressed areas and promoting social inclusion. 

Relevant speakers will take part into the discussion:

  • Antonio Ceccagno – Italian street art expert and 
  • Luis Gomez – international street artists

Finally,it will be organized to exchange ideas and reflect on how street art can contribute to the regeneration of a territory and stimulate civic engagement. The conference is targeted to artistic and cultural civil society organizations, students and young generations. Participants will join a tour of city murales, after the conference. Along the 2 days event, the Municipality will additionally host an artistic residency in which the international street artist Luis Gomez will create a mural on the local school walls.

The participation to the conference is free (subject to availability)

Please register by filling the following form:  https://forms.gle/Jofgyet76y6VdGNj8

 

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For more information, please contact Nadia Di Iulio, Project Manager of the project STAR: nadia@alda-europe.eu