This year ALDA is very much involved in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFOE), which was officially launched last May 9th in the occasion of the “Europe Day” and will land in Strasbourg in 2022.
ALDA is member of the Civil society Convention for the Conference on the Future of Europe, which is a network of European Civil Society Organizations coordinated by Civil Society Europe. ALDA’s Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida is also an elected member of the Steering Committee, along with representatives from the European Civic Forum, JEF Europe, Centre for European Volunteering, ECOLISE, SOLIDAR, Green10, the European Citizens Action Service and Volonteurope.
ALDA participates in activities on the fight against climate change and environmental challenges, Europe’s digital transformation and the European Life
Within the Convention, different thematic clusters have been created around the core topics of the Conference – be they “EU in the world”- “Digital transformation” – “ European democracy”. With ECOLISE, ALDA is co-chairing the cluster on “The Union’s democratic foundations, and how to strengthen democratic processes governing the European Union (including the Rule of law). To make Europe a citizens’ project”. The process of gathering Convention members for the cluster is currently ongoing until the first meeting of the cluster which will take place on May 27th. The members of the cluster will develop a consultation strategy to gather inputs from their constituencies, networks and other stakeholders.
Based on this strategy, ALDA will coordinate the implementation of this strategy, whereas consultations will be carried out by every cluster members, aiming at elaborating innovative ideas for the EU governance based on citizens dialogue and a democratic participatory approach. The recommendations and proposals will then be presented for the debate to the Convention.
ALDA participates also in the activities of other thematic clusters, namely the one on the fight against climate change and environmental challenges, Europe’s digital transformation and the European Life. Consultations among the members of the NGOs involved in the clusters will be organized soon, stay tuned to know how to contribute to shape a better future for Europe!
In light of this, ALDA will encourage and stimulate its networks and members both at international and global level to actively take part at the Conference on the Future of Europe, by both fully interacting with the platform directly; and joining all the events that ALDA will organise. Thus, the association is more than glad to guide its partners and friends to participate in this great occasion, because #TheFutureIsYours !