Networking, debating and sharing ideas with other actors – be they Civil Society Organisations, Municipalities, Citizens or Institutions – is a fundamental aspect in the overall ALDA mission.
Thus, our Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida has an active role within the European Movement International (EMI), specifically in the political committee (PC) working on Democracy, Citizen Participation and Fundamental Values.
From a general perspective, the focus of EMI is to discuss on EU policies, while including European civil society in the debate, and influence the decision-making process in Brussels and beyond. At the moment there are three committees:
- Democracy, Citizen Participation and Fundamental Values
- A Social, Sustainable, Creative and Prosperous Europe
- Europe in the World
Great effort from the PC is directed in ensuring that the civil society is actively involved
As previously mentioned, ALDA is actively involved in the first one, whose policy areas go from fostering citizen’s participation, to increasing transparency of decision-making; as well as defending the EU’s fundamental values. Specific attention is also give to the Conference on the Future of Europe. In this case, great effort from the PC is directed in ensuring that the civil society is actively involved throughout the process of preparing, delivering and following-up the Conference itself.
This new role within EMI is not only a great opportunity for ALDA to consolidate its relations, but also it is the perfect occasion to take another step in supporting good local governance and citizen participation.
To know more please visit EMI website