The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) warmly welcomes the momentous decision taken by the European Commission to recommend the opening of negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, while with the long-anticipated granting of candidate status to Georgia and the initiation of accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. This historic step greatly enhances the prospects for these States’ deeper integration into the European community, marking a significant milestone in their journeys towards European integration.
ALDA, an organisation committed to advancing good governance and citizen participation at the local level, stands prepared to support the further collaborative efforts of these nations in promoting local democracy and strengthening cooperation between local authorities and civil society. ALDA remains committed to supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and other countries in their pursuit of democratic values and European integration.
ALDA remains committed to supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, and other countries in their pursuit of democratic values and European integration
This news coincides with the holding of the Act Now Mayors’ Conference in Brussels from November 8 to 10, during which ALDA joins forces with Innovation in Politics, U-LEAD with Europe, the European Committee of the Regions, and other networks to bring together municipalities from Ukraine and the European Union in order to strengthen solidarity and share good practices in local governance and civic engagement.
For more information about the ACT Now Mayor’s Conference 2023, visit the Conference website.