Festival Theatre Nomades: Join ALDA and its team


ALDA has been invited to take part in the Festival Théâtres Nomades and we could not be more excited! The event will take place from August 18 to 21, 2022 in Brussels at Bois de la Cambre and it is dedicated to street arts and theatre. Nonetheless, it is also an eclectic moment open to NGOs and associations that will share their missions and projects in a recreational way. 

This original free event offers to spectators a program of shows adapted to all audiences. It takes place every summer for 4 days and it is organised by the Compagnie des Nouveaux Disparus. Each year, thanks to its sustainable approach and varied program, it gathers a large audience from Brussels and other parts of Belgium with diverse socio-cultural backgrounds.

ALDA will be present at Festival Théâtres Nomades with a stand dedicated to the projects Climate of Change and PART-Y

ALDA has been invited by Anna Lindh Foundation, within which the Association represents a key actor for networking activities. From a general perspective, ALDA colleagues will be present with a stand dedicated to the projects Climate of Change and PART-Y. The first one focuses on finding sustainable solutions while spurring for policy change to preserve the planet for future generations, as well as to share the responsibility for the protection of the Earth fairly. In the framework of the festival, ALDA aims to help the signature collection of the petition “End Climate Change, Start Climate of Change

Concerning the second initiative, the objective of promoting the PART-Y project during the event is to trigger the participation in civic life of young people (13-20 years) by fostering their inclusion in the policies decision-making process. 

Overall, the festival appears to be a unique opportunity for ALDA to raise awareness and promote its mission through these projects. Do not miss the opportunity to join, enjoying art and exhibitions in a wonderful bucolic setting in Brussels.

[Picture from Festival Theatres Nomades]


Il Giardino di Alice, the family theatre review is back in Vicenza!


The family theatre review Il Giardino di Alice, organised by the Vicenza-based company “exvUoto teatro” with the support of the Municipality of Vicenza, returns to Vicenza. This year the review will be divided into 10 appointments: the usual 6 Sundays at the Giardini Salvi in the morning at 9.45 a.m. will be united under the title of “Storie da Mangiare” (Stories to Eat) and, from this year, 4 free events will be held in neighbourhood playgrounds outside the city centre under the title of “Storie di fuoco di acqua di terra e di vento” (Stories of fire water earth and wind).

“We want to bring our proposal of community theatre also to the neighbourhoods, to involve the population that with more difficulty could reach the centre,” say Tommaso Franchin and Andrea Dellai of exvUoto teatro, organisers of the review.

Il Giardino di Alice: "to involve the population that with more difficulty could reach the centre"

We believe that theatre can really change places and the perception of them, and this can only be done with the support of the entire community,’ they continue. For this reason, the festival uses a well-established public-private partnership formula, and numerous companies have decided to get involved alongside the company in its realisation. Each partner has been involved in the creation of the playful workshops on the theme of food sustainability that follow the shows. Cereal Docks, Centro Ortodontico Vicentino and Birrificio Ofelia will thus take care of the creation of engaging workshops for children, but also for their parents. ALDA Europe will co-curate the 18 August event at the playground in Via Roma.

This year there is also a wonderful novelty: thanks to the support of the Culture Department and the Historic Parks Office, the Loggia Valmarana will be open to the public for the first time in years, welcoming spectators after the shows or in the event of rain.

“It is a real pleasure to open the garden and the Loggia Valmarana to families,” says the Vicenza Culture Councillor Simona Siotto, “a place that was created to host moments of culture and that is preparing to welcome spectators and to be a possible stage for the theatrical performances of the review. I also stress that teaching our children the importance of food sustainability is a fundamental educational activity, especially in this period of great climate change in which we are called upon to adopt environmentally friendly behaviour from an early age’.

ALDA is very much glad to be among the main partners of “Il Giardino di Alice” local event, engaging families, kids, citizens, authorities and everyone in Vicenza!

Upcoming events:

  1. Sunday 7 August 9:45 a.m. - Giardini Salvi - THE THREE LITTLE PIGS OF PIAN DEL PORCO - Rocking Theatre - Workshop by centro ortodontico vicentino
  2. Thursday 18 August at 18:00 - Via Roma playground - STORIES OF EARTH with Andrea Dellai and Tommaso Franchin
  3. Sunday 21 August 9:45 a.m. - Giardini Salvi - GRANDMOTHER! LIVE - TASTE STORIES - Theatre 19 - Workshop by craft brewery ofelia
  4. Saturday 27 August at 18:00 - Via Giuriato playground - San Pio X - STORIES OF WIND with Martina Pittarello and Gabriele Grotto

Responsable Communication et démocratie locale du projet AUTREMENT, Kairouan (Tunisie)


Le projet AUTREMENT (Aménagement Urbain du Territoire pour Réinventer les Mobilités et Engager les Tunisiens), porté par la Ville de Strasbourg et financé par la Commission Européenne, vise à améliorer le bien-être et la qualité de vie des habitants de Kairouan et Mahdia (Tunisie) par un appui aux deux municipalités dans le développement des mobilités actives et la promotion de la participation citoyenne.

Principales tâches et responsabilités:

Le/La Responsable Communication et démocratie locale du projet AUTREMENT sera en charge de deux principales composantes du projet:

  • Communication relative au projet et;
  • L’organisation de la participation citoyenne, en lien étroit avec les deux mairies tunisiennes partenaires.

Compétences requises:

  • Compétences en communication, spécialement dans le domaine de la démocratie locale;
  • Expérience de travail en ONGs ou associations dédiées à la démocratie locale;
  • Expérience acquise dans un pays en développement;
  • Habilité de travailler à la fois en équipe et en autonomie;
  • Créativité, initiative;
  • Personne motivée et orientée résultats;
  • Diplôme universitaire en communication, journalisme ou similaire;
  • 3 ans d’expérience ayant un lien pertinent au poste

Quand et où:

  • 9 mois à partir du 1er Septembre 2022
  • Bureau du projet AUTREMENT à Kairouan (Tunisie)

Comment postuler:

Les candidats intéressés en ligne avec le profil ici décrit doivent envoyer leur CV et lettre de motivation en français d’ici (date limite 21 août 2022) à en indiquant «Responsable communication et démocratie locale projet AUTREMENT» dans l’objet.


Project Management assistant internship: Gender, Inclusion and Human rights

The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) offers an internship in the field of Project Management. The trainee will work in close cooperation and under the supervision of a Project Manager and Coordinator of the Hub on Gender, Inclusion and Human rights. We encourage applications under the Erasmus Placement grant or any similar grant.

Among the main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the project’s management, implementation, advocacy and logistical support;
  • Support to administrative tasks related to the Office’s needs;
  • Implementing communication activities, such as content creation for social media and social media planning (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin);

Among the skills needed:

  • University student preferably, but not necessarily, with a background in Human rights, Gender Studies, International Relations, European Law, Languages, or Political/Social Science in a broader sense, but with a focus on gender, diversity and human rights studies.
  • Excellent command of English plus Italian and/or French, both written and spoken;
  • Open-minded, willing to learn new things and get involved in a very active European NGO

Where and when:

  • Duration of the Internship: To be agreed – Preferably 6 months
  • Location: To be agreed (Vicenza, Brussels, Strasbourg, remotely)

How to apply:

To apply, please fill-in the online form with all requested information, adding the phrase “Gender, Inclusion and Human rights Application” in the comments. ALDA can host only interns holding a scholarship in its offices (e.g. funded from the EU, universities, regions, foundations, etc.); please note that according to the availability for each position, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview in the following weeks.