In these last years and in particular in view of the recent constitutional reform, the system of local authorities and in general local administration is now under review and reformed.
In particular, the capacities of the municipalities to receive competences and adequate resources is to be strengthened and developed. European Commission and UNDP launched the project “Support to Further Implementation of Local Administration Reform in Turkey” (LAR Phase II). The beneficiaries are the Ministry of Interior and the local authorities. The Director of ALDA, Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, is senior international trainer in the programme.
The overall objective of the project is to ensure effective, transparent, inclusive and participatory local administration in Turkey, in particular through full implementation of the new legislation adopted in 2003-2005.
ALDA is fully involved thanks to its support and experts in two of the main components of the projects, namely the training activities and the study tours. The Director of ALDA is a senior international trainer in the programme as for the support to build a community of Practices and the approach of peer to peer learning and peer to peer assistance. She is working together with two local senior experts, Prof. Bekir Chair of Public administration Department at ULUDAG University Mursa, and Prof. Yakup Bulut, from the Mustafa Kemal University and expert in civil society participation.
The study tour component will bring to the United Kingdom 25 local authorities from Türkiye, for a week.
They will therefore approach the British experience in different fields. ALDA involved very high level experts and members of the organisation.