THE EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE: TOWARDS A EUROPEAN COMMUNITY OF DEMOCRACY, PROSPERITY AND A STRONGER CIVIL SOCIETY”, Warsaw 29-30 September 2011

On 29 and 30 September, the second Summit of Heads of States on Eastern Partnership takes place in Warsaw, under the auspices of the EU Presidency. The Partnership and its results and failures will be assessed by the States of the EU and by the Partners Countries.
The issues at stake will be both the composition and the common activity of the Partnership.

There are concerns about the future of Belarus in the present group after the dramatic democratic breakdown after the elections in December 2010. Other countries present strong democratic failures like Azerbaijan with the recent arrests of demonstrators as well as Ukraine with the recent events on internal political retaliation. The content of the Partnership will address the progress on different sectorial approaches (mainly in economic and environmental field).
The Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership is present at the Summit with a side event, co-organised with the Polish Institute of International Affairs.
A position paper ( ), reflecting a recent monitoring of the results achieved and to be reached, will be presented and debated. The Association of the Local Democracy Agencies will be present with the Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, co Chair of the CSF opening the conference.

On 29 and 30 September, the second Summit of Heads of States on Eastern Partnership takes place in Warsaw, under the auspices of the EU Presidency. The Partnership and its results and failures will be assessed by the States of the EU and by the Partners Countries.
The issues at stake will be both the composition and the common activity of the Partnership.

There are concerns about the future of Belarus in the present group after the dramatic democratic breakdown after the elections in December 2010. Other countries present strong democratic failures like Azerbaijan with the recent arrests of demonstrators as well as Ukraine with the recent events on internal political retaliation. The content of the Partnership will address the progress on different sectorial approaches (mainly in economic and environmental field).
The Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership is present at the Summit with a side event, co-organised with the Polish Institute of International Affairs.
A position paper ( ), reflecting a recent monitoring of the results achieved and to be reached, will be presented and debated. The Association of the Local Democracy Agencies will be present with the Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, co Chair of the CSF opening the conference.


NEW YEREVAN-BLOG LAUNCHED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE NEXT EMI CONGRESS IN ARMENIA

Is online the new blog launched by the European Movement International (EMI) in the framework of the next EMI congress  on “Fostering Civil Society’s role for further European integration in the Eastern Partnership countries”, taking place on 20 – 21 October 2011 in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Yerevan-Blog will serve as a platform of exchange in order to prepare the Yerevan Congress.

EMI invites its members to submit their ideas on the topics to be discussed, such as the Civil Society development in the Eastern Partnership countries, regional/national reform processes, Visa liberalization or simply Civil Society activities that deserve to be highlighted.
The most popular contributions will be debated during the congress with civil society actors as well as local and national public authorities from the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
During the 2-day programme of the Congress, participants will have the possibility to work on a political strategy that is supposed to provide recommendations on the further development of the regional civil society dialogue. In the long term perspective, the objective is to contribute to the democratization process and to eradicate the gap between public authorities and citizens in the policy-making process.

Is online the new blog launched by the European Movement International (EMI) in the framework of the next EMI congress  on “Fostering Civil Society’s role for further European integration in the Eastern Partnership countries”, taking place on 20 – 21 October 2011 in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Yerevan-Blog will serve as a platform of exchange in order to prepare the Yerevan Congress.

EMI invites its members to submit their ideas on the topics to be discussed, such as the Civil Society development in the Eastern Partnership countries, regional/national reform processes, Visa liberalization or simply Civil Society activities that deserve to be highlighted.
The most popular contributions will be debated during the congress with civil society actors as well as local and national public authorities from the European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
During the 2-day programme of the Congress, participants will have the possibility to work on a political strategy that is supposed to provide recommendations on the further development of the regional civil society dialogue. In the long term perspective, the objective is to contribute to the democratization process and to eradicate the gap between public authorities and citizens in the policy-making process.


EMI BOARD APPROVES NEW MEMBERSHIP OF ALDA

At its meeting in Brussels on 22 September 2011 the Board of the European Movement International (EMI) approved the application for full membership of ALDA.
The EUROPEAN MOVEMENT is an international organisation open to all political, economic, social and cultural trends in civil society. Its objective is to “contribute to the establishment of a united, federal Europe founded on the principles of peace, democracy, liberty, solidarity, and respect for basic human rights. It seeks to provide a structure to encourage and facilitate the active participation of citizens and civil society organisations in the development of a united Europe”.

Its 42 National Councils and 31 associated Member Organisations work towards bringing together representatives from European associations, political parties, enterprises, trade unions and individual lobbyists.
Born over half a century ago, the EUROPEAN MOVEMENT has played a crucial role in the construction of Europe. The EUROPEAN MOVEMENT’s main focus of attention centres on influencing political, social and cultural arenas within the framework of the European Civil Society.
The EUROPEAN MOVEMENT works as a study and information group, and also as a pressure group. It operates as a study and information group through the many projects and activities undertaken, and has been at the forefront in helping large segments of the public take part in the dissemination of information on European affairs and activities. It operates as a pressure group through the influence exerted by its members at all levels in each sector of activity. The European Parliament, Commission, national parliaments, authorities and governments, business-people, industry associations, NGOs and the many associations which make up the civil society in Europe have been influenced through the European Movement’s network of contacts.

At its meeting in Brussels on 22 September 2011 the Board of the European Movement International (EMI) approved the application for full membership of ALDA.
The EUROPEAN MOVEMENT is an international organisation open to all political, economic, social and cultural trends in civil society. Its objective is to “contribute to the establishment of a united, federal Europe founded on the principles of peace, democracy, liberty, solidarity, and respect for basic human rights. It seeks to provide a structure to encourage and facilitate the active participation of citizens and civil society organisations in the development of a united Europe”.

Its 42 National Councils and 31 associated Member Organisations work towards bringing together representatives from European associations, political parties, enterprises, trade unions and individual lobbyists.
Born over half a century ago, the EUROPEAN MOVEMENT has played a crucial role in the construction of Europe. The EUROPEAN MOVEMENT’s main focus of attention centres on influencing political, social and cultural arenas within the framework of the European Civil Society.
The EUROPEAN MOVEMENT works as a study and information group, and also as a pressure group. It operates as a study and information group through the many projects and activities undertaken, and has been at the forefront in helping large segments of the public take part in the dissemination of information on European affairs and activities. It operates as a pressure group through the influence exerted by its members at all levels in each sector of activity. The European Parliament, Commission, national parliaments, authorities and governments, business-people, industry associations, NGOs and the many associations which make up the civil society in Europe have been influenced through the European Movement’s network of contacts.


ALDA AT THE 4TH EDITION OF THE BLACK SEA NGO FORUM, 6-8 October 2011, Bucharest (RO)

The Director of ALDA, Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, will attend the 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, on 6-8 October, 2011 in Bucharest, Romania.
ALDA was invited by The Romanian Federation of Development NGOs (FOND), that is organising the Forum.
Mrs Antonella Valmorbida will take the floor as speakers on the 6th October,at 14.00 – 15.30 during the session titled ”The European Neighborhood Policy, its Eastern dimension and regional cooperation at the Black Sea. What impact does civil society have in the programming process?”.

The Black Sea NGO Forum was launched in 2008 by the Romanian Federation of Development NGOs (FOND) and its partners throughout the region, and it has been supported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Representation of the European Commission and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.
Recent developments in the EU neighborhood have revealed once more the essential role of civil society and its potential as a positive force for change.
The 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum will explore the role and needs of civil society in the region, its vision(s) and solutions to the current local and regional problems.

For any further information:

www.fondromania.org
www.blackseango.org
www.fiicetateanglobal.wordpress.com

The Director of ALDA, Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, will attend the 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, on 6-8 October, 2011 in Bucharest, Romania.
ALDA was invited by The Romanian Federation of Development NGOs (FOND), that is organising the Forum.
Mrs Antonella Valmorbida will take the floor as speakers on the 6th October,at 14.00 – 15.30 during the session titled ”The European Neighborhood Policy, its Eastern dimension and regional cooperation at the Black Sea. What impact does civil society have in the programming process?”.

The Black Sea NGO Forum was launched in 2008 by the Romanian Federation of Development NGOs (FOND) and its partners throughout the region, and it has been supported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Representation of the European Commission and the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.
Recent developments in the EU neighborhood have revealed once more the essential role of civil society and its potential as a positive force for change.
The 4th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum will explore the role and needs of civil society in the region, its vision(s) and solutions to the current local and regional problems.

For any further information:

www.fondromania.org
www.blackseango.org
www.fiicetateanglobal.wordpress.com


THE OPENING CONFERENCE OF IPA 2009 BOSNIA PROJECT, CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION FOR PARTNERSHIP AND DIALOGUE IN TUZLA (BiH), 7/8 OCTOBER 2011

“Municipal co-operation agreements: challenges and perspectives of democratic participation at local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, will be the main focus of the conference that will be held in Tuzla (BiH) on 7th and 8th of October 2001.
This conference is organised as the opening event to present the activities envisaged within the two-year regional co-operation project: Civil society in action for dialogue and partnerships (IPA 2009 Bosnia), leaded by ALDA, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina provided within the wider Programme: Support to issue-based NGO networks.

Lead partner of the project is ALDA, while the partners are its network members in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia – Local Democracy Agencies Mostar, Zavidovici, Osijek, Subotica, as well as the Forum of Tuzla Citizens, Centre for Local Development Breza, DON Prijedor and NovenadeBihac, local NGOs contributing effectively to local democracy development and implementing municipal co-operation agreements.
The conference thematic workshops will give an insight into the present challenges of implementing EU standards of democratic governance at local level, the role of local self-governments in EU integration process as well as an overview of local practice in implementing municipal co-operation agreements in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Some 50 representatives of NGO-s, local government experts and practitioners, representatives of local self-governments and their associations, government representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia are expected to participate in the opening conference.

For any further information please contact:
VehidŠehić
Forum of Tuzla Citizens
Tel/Fax: +387 (0)35 258 075
E-mail: fgt-urbana@forumtz.com

DženanaDelić
LDA موستار
Tel/Fax: +387 (0)36333 830
E-mail: ldamostar@aldaintranet.org

Download the conference agenda (not final) here

Download the project’s leaflet here

“Municipal co-operation agreements: challenges and perspectives of democratic participation at local level in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, will be the main focus of the conference that will be held in Tuzla (BiH) on 7th and 8th of October 2001.
This conference is organised as the opening event to present the activities envisaged within the two-year regional co-operation project: Civil society in action for dialogue and partnerships (IPA 2009 Bosnia), leaded by ALDA, with the support of the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina provided within the wider Programme: Support to issue-based NGO networks.

Lead partner of the project is ALDA, while the partners are its network members in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia – Local Democracy Agencies Mostar, Zavidovici, Osijek, Subotica, as well as the Forum of Tuzla Citizens, Centre for Local Development Breza, DON Prijedor and NovenadeBihac, local NGOs contributing effectively to local democracy development and implementing municipal co-operation agreements.
The conference thematic workshops will give an insight into the present challenges of implementing EU standards of democratic governance at local level, the role of local self-governments in EU integration process as well as an overview of local practice in implementing municipal co-operation agreements in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Some 50 representatives of NGO-s, local government experts and practitioners, representatives of local self-governments and their associations, government representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia are expected to participate in the opening conference.

For any further information please contact:
VehidŠehić
Forum of Tuzla Citizens
Tel/Fax: +387 (0)35 258 075
E-mail: fgt-urbana@forumtz.com

DženanaDelić
LDA موستار
Tel/Fax: +387 (0)36333 830
E-mail: ldamostar@aldaintranet.org

Download the conference agenda (not final) here

Download the project’s leaflet here


ALDA starts mini grant program in Belarus and calls for international partners

ALDA and its Belarusian partners Lev Sapieha Foundation and the Belarusian Organisation Working Women (BOWW) are now officially starting the TANDEM project. The project starts with a call for mini grants and partnership projects for promoting sustainable development in Belarus.

The mini grants are open for Belarusian NGOs and municipalities – Guidelines and applications forms can be downloaded on the link below on this site. The mini grants for the civic initiatives are up to 4,000 Euro and for partnership projects up to 8,000 Euro. These grants will support concrete activities in the year 2012 and 2013 focussing on building sustainable relations and cooperation between civil society organisations and local authorities. The deadline for applications is November 17.

As part of the partnership projects the TANDEM steering committee will identify international partners (NGOs or local authorities) from other European countries who are interested in developing their contacts and support the democratic development in Belarus. These international partners will participate in a partnership project to share their experience and support the implementation of the project.

ALDA is therefore calling interested NGOs and local authorities who are interested in sharing their experience and support civil society activities in Belarus to contact ALDA to be included in the pool of possible international partners for the partnership projects.

A conference for the groups that have been awarded grants will take place in Mid December and will also include the international partners of the partnership projects. This conference will discuss and share experience and ideas between the projects that will be supported as part of the TANDEM project.

If you are interested in becoming a partner for partnership or want to have more information about the project, please contact Peter Sondergaard at peter.sondergaard@aldaintranet.org or +32 274 201 61.

ALDA and its Belarusian partners Lev Sapieha Foundation and the Belarusian Organisation Working Women (BOWW) are now officially starting the TANDEM project. The project starts with a call for mini grants and partnership projects for promoting sustainable development in Belarus.

The mini grants are open for Belarusian NGOs and municipalities – Guidelines and applications forms can be downloaded on the link below on this site. The mini grants for the civic initiatives are up to 4,000 Euro and for partnership projects up to 8,000 Euro. These grants will support concrete activities in the year 2012 and 2013 focussing on building sustainable relations and cooperation between civil society organisations and local authorities. The deadline for applications is November 17.

As part of the partnership projects the TANDEM steering committee will identify international partners (NGOs or local authorities) from other European countries who are interested in developing their contacts and support the democratic development in Belarus. These international partners will participate in a partnership project to share their experience and support the implementation of the project.

ALDA is therefore calling interested NGOs and local authorities who are interested in sharing their experience and support civil society activities in Belarus to contact ALDA to be included in the pool of possible international partners for the partnership projects.

A conference for the groups that have been awarded grants will take place in Mid December and will also include the international partners of the partnership projects. This conference will discuss and share experience and ideas between the projects that will be supported as part of the TANDEM project.

If you are interested in becoming a partner for partnership or want to have more information about the project, please contact Peter Sondergaard at peter.sondergaard@aldaintranet.org or +32 274 201 61.


NEW PERSPECTIVES OF COOPERATION AMONG FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION (I), MONTENEGRO AND LDA NIKSIC

The new perspectives of cooperation between Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (I) and Montenegro were discussed at a forum held in Cattaro (MNE) on 16th September. The event was promoted by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Municipality of Monfalcone, Association of the Italian community in Montenegro and LDA of Niksic.
The meeting was attended by Mr Alessandro Perelli (Friuli Venezia Giulia) and Mr Lucio Gregoretti (Municipality of Monfalcone), both members of the governing board of ALDA, and by Mr Kerim Medjedovic, Delegate of the ALD of Niksic.

Attended the Forum also Mrs Silvia Altran, Mayor of Monfalcone, Elio De Anna, Friuli Venezia Giulia Councillor, Mr Paolo Perugini, President of the Italian Community of Montenegro, Mr Sergio Brabanti, Italian Ambassador in Montenegro, Mr Ettore Romoli, Mayor of Gorizia, Mrs Silvia Acerbi, Vice President of Informest, Mr Antonio Paoletti, Regional President of Chamber of Commerce, Mr Fausto Biroslavo, journalist and responsible of some cooperation project in the area.
In September 2008, with the presentation, of the demand for EU membership, the Republic of Montenegro has started an important process of European integration which has as prerequisites the gradual adjustment to European standards of democratic participation and modernization of social institutions and economic system.
In this framework, and for its population size and its characteristics socio-economic, Montenegro is one of the areas of strategic interest for the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, also in consideration of the added value of being connected to the Local Democracy Agency of the Council of Europe, for the interest already expressed by major regional production companies, and the presence of a big community of Italians.
Among the objectives that emerged from the Forum, there is the support to programs and actions to facilitate the achievement of the criteria of the acquis communautaire, in particular of active citizenship projects and those projects that encourage democratic participation and the development of civil society. Therefore, now is time to consolidate the experience of activation, within the Local Democracy Agency, of a center devoted to the development of Institutional capacity-building initiatives.

The new perspectives of cooperation between Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (I) and Montenegro were discussed at a forum held in Cattaro (MNE) on 16th September. The event was promoted by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Municipality of Monfalcone, Association of the Italian community in Montenegro and LDA of Niksic.
The meeting was attended by Mr Alessandro Perelli (Friuli Venezia Giulia) and Mr Lucio Gregoretti (Municipality of Monfalcone), both members of the governing board of ALDA, and by Mr Kerim Medjedovic, Delegate of the ALD of Niksic.

Attended the Forum also Mrs Silvia Altran, Mayor of Monfalcone, Elio De Anna, Friuli Venezia Giulia Councillor, Mr Paolo Perugini, President of the Italian Community of Montenegro, Mr Sergio Brabanti, Italian Ambassador in Montenegro, Mr Ettore Romoli, Mayor of Gorizia, Mrs Silvia Acerbi, Vice President of Informest, Mr Antonio Paoletti, Regional President of Chamber of Commerce, Mr Fausto Biroslavo, journalist and responsible of some cooperation project in the area.
In September 2008, with the presentation, of the demand for EU membership, the Republic of Montenegro has started an important process of European integration which has as prerequisites the gradual adjustment to European standards of democratic participation and modernization of social institutions and economic system.
In this framework, and for its population size and its characteristics socio-economic, Montenegro is one of the areas of strategic interest for the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, also in consideration of the added value of being connected to the Local Democracy Agency of the Council of Europe, for the interest already expressed by major regional production companies, and the presence of a big community of Italians.
Among the objectives that emerged from the Forum, there is the support to programs and actions to facilitate the achievement of the criteria of the acquis communautaire, in particular of active citizenship projects and those projects that encourage democratic participation and the development of civil society. Therefore, now is time to consolidate the experience of activation, within the Local Democracy Agency, of a center devoted to the development of Institutional capacity-building initiatives.


“POVERTY REDUCTION: CIVIL SOCIETY AND AN ACCOUNTABLE GOVERNMENT”: AN LDACSS PROJECT

LDA Central and Southern Serbia continues to cooperate with Association for Development of Youth and Children – Open Club on implementing project “Poverty Reduction: Civil Society and an Accountable Government”. This year LDA will conduct a research on state financial assistance to children and families. Research will be done in five Serbian cities with citizens from the most vulnerable social groups.

Project is supported by the Institute for Sustainable Communities and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

LDA Central and Southern Serbia continues to cooperate with Association for Development of Youth and Children – Open Club on implementing project “Poverty Reduction: Civil Society and an Accountable Government”. This year LDA will conduct a research on state financial assistance to children and families. Research will be done in five Serbian cities with citizens from the most vulnerable social groups.

Project is supported by the Institute for Sustainable Communities and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


CHERBOURG (FR) OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF VELES (MK) 19-22 September 2011 20/09/2011

The Deputies of the Mayor of Cherbourg, Mr. Jean-Claude Magalhaes and Mr. Daniel Chenina are visiting the municipality of Veles, to discuss the possibilities for future cooperation in the fields of cultural heritage, economy and IT, waste treatment, etc. The Deputies of Cherbourg accompanied by their five colleagues from the local council met the Mayor of Veles, Mr. Goran Petrov who will discuss the objectives of this visit on today’s press conference.

Until September 22 officials from both cities will share their ideas and prepositions for future activities in these domains and will meet the Ambassador of France in Macedonia, Mr. Jean-Claude Shlumberger in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.
Town twinning as a segment in the Decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia builds up contacts and friendship with communities from the two territories and promotes better understanding. For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org.

The Deputies of the Mayor of Cherbourg, Mr. Jean-Claude Magalhaes and Mr. Daniel Chenina are visiting the municipality of Veles, to discuss the possibilities for future cooperation in the fields of cultural heritage, economy and IT, waste treatment, etc. The Deputies of Cherbourg accompanied by their five colleagues from the local council met the Mayor of Veles, Mr. Goran Petrov who will discuss the objectives of this visit on today’s press conference.

Until September 22 officials from both cities will share their ideas and prepositions for future activities in these domains and will meet the Ambassador of France in Macedonia, Mr. Jean-Claude Shlumberger in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.
Town twinning as a segment in the Decentralised cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia builds up contacts and friendship with communities from the two territories and promotes better understanding. For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org.


FRENCH FARMERS ARE FOCUSING ON DAIRY PRODUCTION QUALITY IN MACEDONIAN FARMS. 16-23 September 2011, Macedonia

In the framework of Agricultural development, in the Decentralized cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia, the two agricultural teams AFDI (F) and FFRM (MK) are meeting in Macedonia. The study visit started this Friday in Gostivar and Tetovo in the local farms and dairies.

The French team from AFDI (French farmers and international development) accompanied by their Macedonian partners FFRM (Federation of Farmers from Republic of Macedonia) will visit several Macedonian municipalities and agriculture associations in different locations: Gostivar, Tetovo, Skopje, Prilep, Bitola and Kumanovo. Their objective is to review the production capacity of dairy products, as well as the quality of produced milk in Macedonian laboratories.
Regarding previous activities in the joined farmers’ cooperatives, the two delegations will visit several farms and discuss the development in cooperatives sector. This October, the cooperation between AFDI and FFRM enters new working year and during their meeting they will review the past year and discuss the activities and action plan for the year 2012.
The Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org

In the framework of Agricultural development, in the Decentralized cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia, the two agricultural teams AFDI (F) and FFRM (MK) are meeting in Macedonia. The study visit started this Friday in Gostivar and Tetovo in the local farms and dairies.

The French team from AFDI (French farmers and international development) accompanied by their Macedonian partners FFRM (Federation of Farmers from Republic of Macedonia) will visit several Macedonian municipalities and agriculture associations in different locations: Gostivar, Tetovo, Skopje, Prilep, Bitola and Kumanovo. Their objective is to review the production capacity of dairy products, as well as the quality of produced milk in Macedonian laboratories.
Regarding previous activities in the joined farmers’ cooperatives, the two delegations will visit several farms and discuss the development in cooperatives sector. This October, the cooperation between AFDI and FFRM enters new working year and during their meeting they will review the past year and discuss the activities and action plan for the year 2012.
The Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information please consult the webpage of the Cooperation http://crbn-mk.courriers.info/ or contact Katica Janeva katica.janeva@aldaintranet.org