The Vice President of ALDA, Imislava Gorska, and the Director of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, met the International team of the Region Lower Silesia in Poland to further agree on the establishment of the future LDA in Ukraine, in Dnipropetrovsk. The meeting, in Wroclaw on 4 July, set the ground for identification of partnership, actions and future steps.
The LDA in Dnipropetrovsk would be the first one in Ukraine and is expected to open in early 2014. ALDA delegation was received by the Head of International Department of Lower Silesia, Mr. Bartolomiej Ostrowski.
“The LDAs in Eastern Partnership countries are a very important part of our strategy since they aim at consolidating a democratic approach and decentralisation in these countries. The role of local and regional authorities working with civil society is a fundamental approach for ALDA. The engagement of an important region like Lower Silesia is extremely important to increase our partners and members for our work in Poland”, confirmed Mrs. Gorska, Vice President of ALDA.
A study visit to a well established LDA (in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is expected in early September, and a preparatory partner meeting will be organised in Ukraine in October.