The President of ALDA, Oriano Otočan, met the newly elected (on Tuesday 16 October) President of the Congress, Herwig Van Staa. The meeting took place in the framework of the Governing Board of ALDA on the 17th of October, in Strasbourg.
During these days, the Autumn Congress Session also took place and it was a good occasion for the ALDA Governing Board members to meet with other important stakeholders for our work.
President Van Staa expressed its full support for the activities of ALDA and the Local Democracy Agencies. The issues discussed were also the future of ALDA activities in Armenia and in Azerbaijan. The issue of strengthening ALDA work in South Eastern Europe was also highlighted. The two Presidents discussed about the new Strategic Views 2012-2016 discussed by the ALDA Governing Board. The document will have its final version during the Governing Board in January 2013.
At the meeting took part also Mrs. Antonella Valmrobida, Director of ALDA, and Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress.