The General Assembly 2011 of ALDA will take place in Bydgoszcz (Poland) on the 9th of July 2011.
“This meeting is essential to the life of our organisation and to discuss our future plans” stated Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, Director of ALDA.
During the Assembly will be revise and discuss the vision of ALDA’s Members on the role and objectives of the Association for the year 2020, in the future European perspective.
“We are very happy stated Mr Per Vinther, ALDA President- to accept the invitation of the City of Bydgoszcz, active member of the Association and in the Governing Board, to host the event. It gives us a special motivation since we are also matching the event with the launch of the Polish Presidency of the European Union”.
The general assembly will be preceded, the 8th of July, by an international conference on “Volunteering for Democracy” to be attended by about 150 representatives from civil society groups and local governments from all over Europe.
Members of ALDA and other experts and activists will identify the best practices and the methodologies to increase the democratic standards of our communities, also through the active involvement of volunteers. The issue is included in the Annual Priority of the European Union and of the Programme Europe for Citizens, thanks to which the Association of the Local Democracy is organising the event. The event will include formal and non-formal participation, with the possibility to express a plan for the future engagement of civil society in Europe in the field of voluntarism. Several projects will be presented as best practices and analysed as possible facilitators of democratic and participative processes. The polish civil society will be closely associated to the event.