ALDA contributed actively to the 3rd Assises of Decentralised Cooperation organised by the Committee of the Regions (link a http://cor.europa.eu/en/Pages/home.aspx) on the 9th-10th of April. ALDA is one of the contributors to the realisation of the event.
ALDA President, Mr Oriano Otočan, was one of the speakers of the associated seminar on “Decentralised Cooperation: toward a multi-stakeholder a multi-level approach organised by ALDA, UNDP ART and the Basque agency for development cooperation. ALDA Vice-president, Mr Alessandro Perelli, gave his contribution, as one of the speakers, to the associated seminar on “The Western Balkans joining the EU: the contribution of decentralised cooperation” organised jointly by ALDA, Region Lower Normandie, Region Istria, Canton Sarajevo and EPA.
Moreover, ALDA was present at the Assises with a thematic stand, presenting the “France/Balkans multilateral decentralised cooperation programme on good local governance in South-East Europe”.
The Assises represented a unique opportunity to bring together local and regional authorities’ representatives from the EU and developing countries to exchange their views and hold a political dialogue with the European institutions on development cooperation.
In addition, on the 9th of April, ALDA, in close cooperation with the Association Pays Vichy-Auvergne organised the preview of the film “Sur les pas d’Albert Londres dans les Balkans” ALDA has given a strong contribution to the realisation of the film that will be soon distributed and projected in many relevant events.
Last but not least, a 3-days Study Visit in Brussels has been organised within the framework of the WTD – Working Together for Development programme from the 8 to the 11 April, which included meetings with Mr Andris Gobins, Member of the REX Committee of the EESC and with the Secretariat of CoR CIVEX Committee; also a meeting with CONCORD and TRIALOG.