VOTE ALDA’S PROJECTS AT THE EUROPEAN PROJECT AWARD 2012 COMPETITION

ALDA is taking part in the European Project Award 2012 competition, launched by the European Projects Association.
We believe in the quality of our projects and we would like to invite you to support us and vote for our projects. The voting for the projects is based on the “Like-system”, meaning that all users of the MyEuropa platform can vote for their favourite projects. The projects that gain more than 50 Likes will pass the first selection process and will be presented before a jury of experts. The voting is open until 10th November. Thank you for your support!

There are 3 of ALDA’s projects that compete in 3 categories:
– concluded projects: the project Youth: The right direction
– on going projects: the projects WTD: Working Together for Development
– project ideas: the project DECIDE!
You can vote by registering to the MyEuropa platform (please find a short help how to do it).
Click on “MyEuropa” in the text (middle of the page) and you’ll be redirected to another page. Click on the “Join us” red box on the right side of the page and register (you will receive a confirmation email).
Once you are registered, click on the logo of the European Projects Award 2012, which will redirect you to another page. Click on “vote” (red box at the bottom of the page) and you’ll have the list of projects. Click on our projects (Youth: The right direction, WTD and DECIDE!) and select the “like” icon on the right side of the page.
Thank you for your support in advance!

ALDA is taking part in the European Project Award 2012 competition, launched by the European Projects Association.
We believe in the quality of our projects and we would like to invite you to support us and vote for our projects. The voting for the projects is based on the “Like-system”, meaning that all users of the MyEuropa platform can vote for their favourite projects. The projects that gain more than 50 Likes will pass the first selection process and will be presented before a jury of experts. The voting is open until 10th November. Thank you for your support!

There are 3 of ALDA’s projects that compete in 3 categories:
– concluded projects: the project Youth: The right direction
– on going projects: the projects WTD: Working Together for Development
– project ideas: the project DECIDE!
You can vote by registering to the MyEuropa platform (please find a short help how to do it).
Click on “MyEuropa” in the text (middle of the page) and you’ll be redirected to another page. Click on the “Join us” red box on the right side of the page and register (you will receive a confirmation email).
Once you are registered, click on the logo of the European Projects Award 2012, which will redirect you to another page. Click on “vote” (red box at the bottom of the page) and you’ll have the list of projects. Click on our projects (Youth: The right direction, WTD and DECIDE!) and select the “like” icon on the right side of the page.
Thank you for your support in advance!


LDA PRIJEDOR TOOK PART IN THE EUROPEAN LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK (15-18 October 2012)

Local Democracy Agency Prijedor took part in the European Local Democracy Week, a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
LDA Prijedor, as Partner association, organised some events  that took place from 15 to 18 October.

On 15th of October, LDA Prijedor implemented the Theater Play “Workshop laughter”, in cooperation with Associazione Trentino con i Balcani and Teatro per Caso di Nago from Trento (Italy). The aim of this theater play was to promote multiculturalism wealth, to animate the local population to spread positive energy using the universal language of art, to stimulate the exchange of experiences and to promote social integration through the art.
On the same day was held also the event titled “Be acquainted with the children’s rights”, an activity that combined lectures in local elementary school and provided OSCE and OMBUDSMAN for children with the aim to promote children’s rights with topics: “Children and Internet?” and “The main role and importance of the UN Convention for the Children’s rights”. Main speakers of the event were Mrs. Andrea Stankovic – Senior Expert – Psychologist from Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska, Mr. Igor Licina – National Programme Officer from OSCE, and Mrs. Halida Selimovic – Coordinator of activities from LDA Prijedor.
On 18th  of October took place the Workshop “Safe childhood”, an educational  workshop for preschool kids in a rural area with the aim to train kids how to recognize signs of sexual abuse and how to avoid them and have a safe childhood. All this program was implemented through play and drawing.
Finally was organized an Exhibition of drawings from workshop.
More info on LDA Prijedor page on facebook.

 

L’ADL PRIJEDOR HA PARTECIPATO ALLA SETTIMANA EUROPEA DELLA DEMOCRAZIA LOCALE (15-18 Ottobre 2012)

L’Agenzia per la democrazia locale di Prijedor ha partecipato alla Settimana europea della democrazia locale, un evento paneuropeo coordinato dal Congresso dei poteri locali e regionali del Consiglio d’Europa.
L’ADL Prijedor, in qualità di Associazione partner, ha organizzato alcuni eventi che si sono svolti dal 15 al 18 Ottobre.
Il 15 ottobre, l’ADL ha attuato il gioco teatrale “Workshop laughter”, in cooperazione con l’Associazione Trentino con i Balcani ed il Teatro per Caso di Nago di Trento.  Obiettivo di questa attività era la promozione del multiculturalismo, l’animazione della popolazione locale a esprimere energia positiva usando il linguaggio universale dell’arte.
Lo stesso giorno si è svolto un evento dal titolo “Essere a conoscenza dei diritti dei bambini”, un’attività che ha combinato letture nelle scuole elementari e incontri con OSCE e Tutore dei bambini, con lo scopo di promuovere i diritti dei bambini con particolare attenzione al tema bambini e internet e al ruolo e importanza della convenzione per i diritti dei bambini delle Nazioni Unite. Relatori principali dell’evento sono stati  la psicologa Andrea Stankovic, del servizio del Tutore dei bambini della Repubblica di Serbia, Igor Licina del programma nazionale OSCE, e Halida Selimovic, Coordinatrice delle attività dell’ADL Prijedor.
Il 18 ottobre si è svolto il workshop “infanzia sicura”, un appuntamento educativo per bambini della scuola materna di un’area rurale, cui obiettivo era insegnare ai bambini a riconoscere segnali di abusi sessuali al fine di evitarli e di avere un’infanzia sicura. Tutte queste attività sono state condotte mediante gioco e disegni. Al termine è stata organizzata una mostra dei disegni.
Maggiori informazioni sulla pagina Facebook dell’ADL Prijedor.

 

L’ADL Prijedor a participé à la Semaine européenne de démocratie locale (15-18 octobre 2012)

L’Agence de la démocratie locale (ADL) Prijedor a participé à la Semaine européenne de démocratie locale qui est un évènement paneuropéen coordonné par le Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux du Conseil de l’Europe.
L’ADL Prijedor, en tant qu’organisme partenaire, a organisé plusieurs évènements qui se sont déroulés du 15 au 18 octobre.

Le 15 octobre, l’ADL Prijedor a monté la pièce de théâtre « Workshop laughter » en coopération avec l’association Trentin et les Balkans (Associazione Trentino con i Balcani) et le théâtre Nago-Torbole (Teatro per Caso di Nago) de Trentin (Italie). L’objectif de la pièce était de promouvoir le multiculturalisme, d’animer la vie locale, de créer une énergie positive en utilisant le langage universel de l’art, d’inciter l’échange des expériences et de promouvoir l’intégration sociale à travers l’art.
Lors de l’évènement, « Soyez informés des droits des enfants » (Be acquainted with the children’s rights), qui a eu lieu le même jour, des
interventions pour promouvoir les droits de l’enfant se sont déroulées dans les écoles primaires locales par l’OSCE et le Médiateur pour les enfants   sur les sujets suivants: « Les enfants et Internet ? » et « Le rôle principal et l’importance de la Déclaration des droits de l’enfant, adoptée par les Nations Unies».
Mme Andrea Stankovic, expert et psychologue au Bureau du Médiateur pour les enfants en Republika Srpska, M. Igor Licina, chargé du programme national de l’OSCE et Mme Halida Selimovic, coordinatrice des activités de l’ADL Prijetor, ont été les principaux intervenants de l’évènement.
L’atelier “Enfance préservée” (Safe childhood) a eu lieu le 18 octobre. Il s’agit d’un atelier destiné aux enfants d’âge préscolaire des zones rurales.L’objectif était d’apprendre aux enfants à reconnaitre les signes de l’abus sexuel et de l’éviter afin de protéger leur enfance. Le programme a été réalisé par le biais d’ateliers  de jeux et de dessins.
A l’issue de ces ateliers, les créations des élèves ont été exposées.
Pour obtenir plus d’informations, consultez la page de l’ADL Prijedor sur facebook.

 

АГЕНТСТВО МЕСТНОЙ ДЕМОКРАТИИ В Г. ПРИЕДОР ПРИНЯЛО УЧАСТИЕ В ЕВРОПЕЙСКОЙ НЕДЕЛЕ МЕСТНОЙ ДЕМОКРАТИИ (15-18 октября 2012)

Агентство местной демократии в г. Приедор приняло участие в Европейской неделе местной демократии, паневропейском мероприятии, координируемом Конгрессом местных и региональных властей Совета Европы. Агентство местной демократии в г. Приедор в качестве партнерской ассоциации выступило организатором нескольких мероприятий, прошедших с 15 по 18 октября.

15 октября агентство местной демократии в г. Приедор осуществило постановку театральной пьесы «Смех в мастерской» совместно с ассоциацией «Associazione Trentino con i Balcani» и театром «Teatro per Caso di Nago» из Тренто (Италия). Цель постановки этой театральной пьесы – содействие культурному многообразию, воодушевить местное население на распространение позитивной энергии с помощью универсального языка – искусства, поощрение обмена опытом и содействие социальной адаптации через искусство.
В тот же день состоялось мероприятие под названием  «Познакомьтесь с правами ребенка», событием, сочетающим лекции в местной начальной школе, подготовленные OSCE и уполномоченным по правам ребенка с целью продвижения прав ребенка на следующие темы: «Дети и Интернет?» и «Основная роль и значение Конвенции ООН о правах ребенка». Основными докладчиками на этом мероприятии были г-жа Андреа Станкович (Andrea Stankovic), старший эксперт-психолог из офиса уполномоченного по правам ребенка Сербской Республики, г-н Игорь Лисина (Igor Licina), руководитель национальных программ из OSCE, и г-жа Халида Селимович (Halida Selimovic), координатор мероприятий из агентства местной демократии в г. Приедор.
18 октября состоялось заседание просветительной мастерской «Безопасное детство» для детей дошкольного возраста, проживающих в сельской местности, для того, чтобы обучить детей  распознаванию признаков сексуального насилия и чтобы обучить детей, как можно их избежать и гарантировать себе безопасное детство. Вся данная программа осуществлялась через игры и рисование.
Под конец была организована выставка рисунков, выполненных во время проведения этой мастерской.
Более подробную информацию можно найти на странице агентства местной демократии г. Приедор в Facebook.

Local Democracy Agency Prijedor took part in the European Local Democracy Week, a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
LDA Prijedor, as Partner association, organised some events  that took place from 15 to 18 October.

On 15th of October, LDA Prijedor implemented the Theater Play “Workshop laughter”, in cooperation with Associazione Trentino con i Balcani and Teatro per Caso di Nago from Trento (Italy). The aim of this theater play was to promote multiculturalism wealth, to animate the local population to spread positive energy using the universal language of art, to stimulate the exchange of experiences and to promote social integration through the art.
On the same day was held also the event titled “Be acquainted with the children’s rights”, an activity that combined lectures in local elementary school and provided OSCE and OMBUDSMAN for children with the aim to promote children’s rights with topics: “Children and Internet?” and “The main role and importance of the UN Convention for the Children’s rights”. Main speakers of the event were Mrs. Andrea Stankovic – Senior Expert – Psychologist from Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska, Mr. Igor Licina – National Programme Officer from OSCE, and Mrs. Halida Selimovic – Coordinator of activities from LDA Prijedor.
On 18th  of October took place the Workshop “Safe childhood”, an educational  workshop for preschool kids in a rural area with the aim to train kids how to recognize signs of sexual abuse and how to avoid them and have a safe childhood. All this program was implemented through play and drawing.
Finally was organized an Exhibition of drawings from workshop.
More info on LDA Prijedor page on facebook.

 

L’ADL PRIJEDOR HA PARTECIPATO ALLA SETTIMANA EUROPEA DELLA DEMOCRAZIA LOCALE (15-18 Ottobre 2012)

L’Agenzia per la democrazia locale di Prijedor ha partecipato alla Settimana europea della democrazia locale, un evento paneuropeo coordinato dal Congresso dei poteri locali e regionali del Consiglio d’Europa.
L’ADL Prijedor, in qualità di Associazione partner, ha organizzato alcuni eventi che si sono svolti dal 15 al 18 Ottobre.
Il 15 ottobre, l’ADL ha attuato il gioco teatrale “Workshop laughter”, in cooperazione con l’Associazione Trentino con i Balcani ed il Teatro per Caso di Nago di Trento.  Obiettivo di questa attività era la promozione del multiculturalismo, l’animazione della popolazione locale a esprimere energia positiva usando il linguaggio universale dell’arte.
Lo stesso giorno si è svolto un evento dal titolo “Essere a conoscenza dei diritti dei bambini”, un’attività che ha combinato letture nelle scuole elementari e incontri con OSCE e Tutore dei bambini, con lo scopo di promuovere i diritti dei bambini con particolare attenzione al tema bambini e internet e al ruolo e importanza della convenzione per i diritti dei bambini delle Nazioni Unite. Relatori principali dell’evento sono stati  la psicologa Andrea Stankovic, del servizio del Tutore dei bambini della Repubblica di Serbia, Igor Licina del programma nazionale OSCE, e Halida Selimovic, Coordinatrice delle attività dell’ADL Prijedor.
Il 18 ottobre si è svolto il workshop “infanzia sicura”, un appuntamento educativo per bambini della scuola materna di un’area rurale, cui obiettivo era insegnare ai bambini a riconoscere segnali di abusi sessuali al fine di evitarli e di avere un’infanzia sicura. Tutte queste attività sono state condotte mediante gioco e disegni. Al termine è stata organizzata una mostra dei disegni.
Maggiori informazioni sulla pagina Facebook dell’ADL Prijedor.

 

L’ADL Prijedor a participé à la Semaine européenne de démocratie locale (15-18 octobre 2012)

L’Agence de la démocratie locale (ADL) Prijedor a participé à la Semaine européenne de démocratie locale qui est un évènement paneuropéen coordonné par le Congrès des pouvoirs locaux et régionaux du Conseil de l’Europe.
L’ADL Prijedor, en tant qu’organisme partenaire, a organisé plusieurs évènements qui se sont déroulés du 15 au 18 octobre.

Le 15 octobre, l’ADL Prijedor a monté la pièce de théâtre « Workshop laughter » en coopération avec l’association Trentin et les Balkans (Associazione Trentino con i Balcani) et le théâtre Nago-Torbole (Teatro per Caso di Nago) de Trentin (Italie). L’objectif de la pièce était de promouvoir le multiculturalisme, d’animer la vie locale, de créer une énergie positive en utilisant le langage universel de l’art, d’inciter l’échange des expériences et de promouvoir l’intégration sociale à travers l’art.
Lors de l’évènement, « Soyez informés des droits des enfants » (Be acquainted with the children’s rights), qui a eu lieu le même jour, des
interventions pour promouvoir les droits de l’enfant se sont déroulées dans les écoles primaires locales par l’OSCE et le Médiateur pour les enfants   sur les sujets suivants: « Les enfants et Internet ? » et « Le rôle principal et l’importance de la Déclaration des droits de l’enfant, adoptée par les Nations Unies».
Mme Andrea Stankovic, expert et psychologue au Bureau du Médiateur pour les enfants en Republika Srpska, M. Igor Licina, chargé du programme national de l’OSCE et Mme Halida Selimovic, coordinatrice des activités de l’ADL Prijetor, ont été les principaux intervenants de l’évènement.
L’atelier “Enfance préservée” (Safe childhood) a eu lieu le 18 octobre. Il s’agit d’un atelier destiné aux enfants d’âge préscolaire des zones rurales.L’objectif était d’apprendre aux enfants à reconnaitre les signes de l’abus sexuel et de l’éviter afin de protéger leur enfance. Le programme a été réalisé par le biais d’ateliers  de jeux et de dessins.
A l’issue de ces ateliers, les créations des élèves ont été exposées.
Pour obtenir plus d’informations, consultez la page de l’ADL Prijedor sur facebook.

 

АГЕНТСТВО МЕСТНОЙ ДЕМОКРАТИИ В Г. ПРИЕДОР ПРИНЯЛО УЧАСТИЕ В ЕВРОПЕЙСКОЙ НЕДЕЛЕ МЕСТНОЙ ДЕМОКРАТИИ (15-18 октября 2012)

Агентство местной демократии в г. Приедор приняло участие в Европейской неделе местной демократии, паневропейском мероприятии, координируемом Конгрессом местных и региональных властей Совета Европы. Агентство местной демократии в г. Приедор в качестве партнерской ассоциации выступило организатором нескольких мероприятий, прошедших с 15 по 18 октября.

15 октября агентство местной демократии в г. Приедор осуществило постановку театральной пьесы «Смех в мастерской» совместно с ассоциацией «Associazione Trentino con i Balcani» и театром «Teatro per Caso di Nago» из Тренто (Италия). Цель постановки этой театральной пьесы – содействие культурному многообразию, воодушевить местное население на распространение позитивной энергии с помощью универсального языка – искусства, поощрение обмена опытом и содействие социальной адаптации через искусство.
В тот же день состоялось мероприятие под названием  «Познакомьтесь с правами ребенка», событием, сочетающим лекции в местной начальной школе, подготовленные OSCE и уполномоченным по правам ребенка с целью продвижения прав ребенка на следующие темы: «Дети и Интернет?» и «Основная роль и значение Конвенции ООН о правах ребенка». Основными докладчиками на этом мероприятии были г-жа Андреа Станкович (Andrea Stankovic), старший эксперт-психолог из офиса уполномоченного по правам ребенка Сербской Республики, г-н Игорь Лисина (Igor Licina), руководитель национальных программ из OSCE, и г-жа Халида Селимович (Halida Selimovic), координатор мероприятий из агентства местной демократии в г. Приедор.
18 октября состоялось заседание просветительной мастерской «Безопасное детство» для детей дошкольного возраста, проживающих в сельской местности, для того, чтобы обучить детей  распознаванию признаков сексуального насилия и чтобы обучить детей, как можно их избежать и гарантировать себе безопасное детство. Вся данная программа осуществлялась через игры и рисование.
Под конец была организована выставка рисунков, выполненных во время проведения этой мастерской.
Более подробную информацию можно найти на странице агентства местной демократии г. Приедор в Facebook.


“DEVELOPMENT OF ADVOCACY SKILLS”: TRAINING FOR NGOS WITHIN THE “CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION FOR DIALOGUE AND PARTNERSHIP” PROJECT (Visoko, BIH, 10 - 12 October 2012)

15 representatives of civil society organisations coming from municipalities/cities participating in the Project Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnership” took part in a training on “Development of Advocacy Skills“.
The training was organised by the Citizen Association “Centre for Local Development Breza” (U.G. Centar za lokalni razvoj Breza), partner of the project, and was held in Visoko, BiH (10 – 12 October 2012).

The training was part of project activities related to capacity building of civil society organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Aside from the capacity building activities, a meeting of the Project Steering Board, comprised of representatives of Project organisations-partners, took place, where the discussion was focused on the past, the first year of the Project, results and achievements in the 6 municipalities in which the Project is being implemented. The plan for the second year of the Project was also revised, responsibilities and tasks of organisations were defined, and next steps for the upcoming quarter planned in detail.
Otherwise, a leading partner of the “Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnership” regional Project, is ALDA, while other partners are members of ALDA network from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia – Local Democracy Agencies Mostar, Zavidovići, Osijek and Subotica, as well as Citizen Forum Tuzla, Centre for Local Development Breza, DON Prijedor and Nove nade Bihać, local non-governmental organisations that effectively contribute to the local democratic development and implementation of municipal agreements on co-operation. The Project is supported by the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a part of IPA Programme supporting networks of civil society organisations.
Civil society in action for dialogue and partnership is an action designed to facilitate the strengthening of the democratic role of civil society organisations in increasing participation of citizens in local politics/decision-making process, through the promotion of the agreement on co-operation and measures for networking of civil society organisations from the mentioned areas.

15 representatives of civil society organisations coming from municipalities/cities participating in the Project Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnership” took part in a training on “Development of Advocacy Skills“.
The training was organised by the Citizen Association “Centre for Local Development Breza” (U.G. Centar za lokalni razvoj Breza), partner of the project, and was held in Visoko, BiH (10 – 12 October 2012).

The training was part of project activities related to capacity building of civil society organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Aside from the capacity building activities, a meeting of the Project Steering Board, comprised of representatives of Project organisations-partners, took place, where the discussion was focused on the past, first year of the Project, results and achievements in the 6 municipalities in which the Project is being implemented. The plan for the second year of the Project was also revised, responsibilities and tasks of organisations were defined, and next steps for the upcoming quarter planned in detail.
Otherwise, leading partner of the “Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnership” regional Project, is ALDA, while other partners are members of ALDA network from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia – Local Democracy Agencies Mostar, Zavidovići, Osijek and Subotica, as well as Citizen Forum Tuzla, Centre for Local Development Breza, DON Prijedor and Nove nade Bihać, local non-governmental organisations that effectively contribute to the local democratic development and implementation of municipal agreements on co-operation. The Project is supported by the EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a part of IPA Programme supporting networks of civil society organisations.
Civil society in action for dialogue and partnership is an action designed to facilitate the strengthening of the democratic role of civil society organisations in increasing participation of citizens in local politics/decision making process, through the promotion of the agreement on co-operation and measures for networking of civil society organisations from the mentioned areas.


LAUNCH OF A NEW "EUROPE FOR CITIZENS " PROJECT: “MY EUROPE : YOUNG, EQUAL, INCLUSIVE”

A new “Europe for Citizens ” project: “MY EU”, my Europe, young, equal, inclusive, started on 1st October 2012 and will last until 31st March 2014.  It involves 14 partners from Malta, Macedonia, Bulgaria, France, Albania, Italy. The project is led by the Local Council Association of Malta and will strongly involve ALDA, the LDA Zavidovici and  the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA as main partners.

The project aims at ensuring a wide, well structured dialogue and an intense cooperation among towns with reference to the active participation in the EU political life of specific target groups: women, youngsters and immigrants. In particular, it intends to increase specific interests and expectations of citizens about EU political agenda and empower citizens to play a full part in the democratic life of the EU, through public debates that involves citizens, citizens associations and policy makers.

The project will consist in four events :
– in 2-3 February 2013 in Italy about immigrants and politics ;
– in May 2013 in France about youth and politics ;
– in November 2013 in Macedonia about women and politics ;
– a final conference and evaluation meeting in Malta on February 2014.

A final publication gathering recommendations made by participants will be produced and addressed to local and EU policy makers.

For more information, please contact Marine Henry, ALDA’ project manager,
marine.henry@aldaintranet.org.

LANCIO DEL NUOVO PROGETTO DEL PROGRAMMA “EUROPE FOR CITIZENS”: “MY EUROPE : YOUNG, EQUAL, INCLUSIVE”

Un nuovo progetto del programma “Europe for Citizens ” denominato: “MY EU”, my Europe, young, equal, inclusive”, ha preso il via l’1 ottobre 2012 e continuerà fino al 31 marzo 2014.
Coinvolge 14 partners da Malta, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Francia, Albania, Italia. Il progetto è guidato dalla Local Council Association di Malta and coinvolgerà molto ALDA, l’ADL di Zavidovici e la Coalizione di organizzazioni giovanili SEGA, come partner principale.
Il progetto mira a garantire un ampio e ben strutturato dialogo ed una intensa cooperazione tra città con riferimento alla partecipazione attiva di specifici gruppi di cittadini nella vita politica europea: donne, giovani e immigrati. In particolare, intende sviluppare interessi specifici ed aspettative dei cittadini sull’agenda politica europea e mettere I cittadini nelle condizioni di giocare un ruolo pienamente attivo nella vita democratica dell’UE, attraverso pubblici dibattiti che coinvolgano cittadini, associazioni di cittadini e politici.

Il progetto si articolerà in 4 eventi:
–    il 2-3 febbraio 2013 in Italia, su immigrati e politica;
–    in maggio 2013 in Francia, su  giovani e politica;
–    nel novembre 2013 in Macedonia, su donne e politica;
–    nel febbraio 2014 una conferenza finale di valutazione a Malta.

Una pubblicazione finale raccoglierà le raccomandazioni dei partecipanti e sarà distribuita ai politici locali ed europei.
Per maggiori informazioni, per favore contattate Jimmy Magro, Project manager, LCA a:  jmagro@lca.org.mt o in ALDA, Marine Henry, marine.henry@aldaintranet.org; aldastrasbourg@aldaintranet.org

LANCEMENT D’UN NOUVEAU PROJET « EUROPE FOR CITIZENS »: « MY EUROPE. YOUNG ; EQUAL, INCLUSIVE »

Un nouveau projet « Europe for Citizens » (Europe pour Citoyens): « MY EU : mon Europe, jeune, égale, intégrante », a débuté le 1er octobre 2012 et durera jusqu’au 31 mars 2014. Il inclut 14 partenaires de Malte, Macédoine, Bulgarie, France, Albanie et Italie. Le projet est dirigé par l’Association de Conseil Locaux de Malte et va beaucoup engager ALDA, l’ADL Zavidovici et la coalition des organisations de jeunesse SEGA en tant que partenaires principaux.

Le projet vise à assurer un dialogue approfondi et bien structuré et une coopération intense entre les villes en ce qui concerne la participation active des certains groupes cibles (femmes, jeunes et immigrants) à la vie politique de l’UE. Il vise en particulier à augmenter les intérêts spécifiques et les attentes des citoyens envers l’agenda politique de l’UE et à renforcer les citoyens pour jouer un rôle entier dans la vie démocratique de l’UE, par le biais de débats publics qui engagent les citoyens, les associations civiles et les décideurs politiques.
Le projet sera composé de quatre évènements :
– le 2-3 février 2013 en Italie sur les immigrants et la politique,
– en mai 2013 en France sur les jeunes et la politique,
– en novembre 2013 en Macédoine sur les femmes et la politique,
– un conférence finale et une réunion d’évaluation en Malte en février 2014.
Une publication finale avec les recommandations des participants sera publiée et adressée aux décideurs politiques locaux et européens.
Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Marine Henry, responsable de projet à l’ALDA, marine.henry@aldaintranet.org.


ЗАПУСК НОВОГО ПРОЕКТА ПРОГРАММЫ «ЕВРОПА ДЛЯ ГРАЖДАН»: «МОЯ ЕВРОПА: ЮНАЯ, РАВНОПРАВНАЯ, БЕЗБАРЬЕРНАЯ»

1 октября 2012 года был запущен новый проект программы «Европа для граждан»: «Моя Европа: юная, равноправная, безбарьерная» (MY EU), он продлится до 31 марта 2014 года. Он включает 14 партнеров из Мальты, Македонии, Болгарии, Франции, Албании и Италии. Проект возглавляет Ассоциация местных советов Мальты, в нем принимает активное участие Ассоциация ALDA, агентство местной демократии г. Завидовичи и Коалиция молодежных организаций SEGA в качестве основных партнеров.

Цель проекта – обеспечение широкого, хорошо структурированного диалога и интенсивное сотрудничество с городами на основании активного участия в политической жизни ЕС конкретных целевых групп: женщин, молодежи и иммигрантов. В частности, он предназначен, чтобы увеличить особые интересы и ожидания граждан от политических задач ЕС и чтобы дать возможность гражданам принимать полноценное участие в демократической жизни ЕС посредством дискуссий среди широких слоев населения, включающих граждан, гражданские ассоциации и представителей правительственных структур.
В проект входят четыре мероприятия:
– 2-3 февраля 2013 в Италии об иммигрантах и политике;
– май 2013 во Франции о молодежи и политике;
– ноябрь 2013 в Македонии о женщинах и политике;
– итоговая конференция и оценочное заседание на Мальте в феврале 2014.

Будет опубликовано итоговая издание, в котором будут собраны все рекомендации участников, оно будет обращено к местным ответственным работникам и тем, кто формирует политику ЕС.

Для получения более подробной информации свяжитесь, пожалуйста, с г-жой Марин Генри (Marine Henry), менеджером по проектам Ассоциации ALDA, по адресу:
marine.henry@aldaintranet.org.

A new “Europe for Citizens ” project: “MY EU”, my Europe, young, equal, inclusive, started on 1st October 2012 and will last until 31st March 2014.  It involves 14 partners from Malta, Macedonia, Bulgaria, France, Albania, Italy. The project is led by the Local Council Association of Malta and will strongly involve ALDA, the LDA Zavidovici and  the Coalition of youth organizations SEGA as main partners.

The project aims at ensuring a wide, well structured dialogue and an intense cooperation among towns with reference to the active participation in the EU political life of specific target groups: women, youngsters and immigrants. In particular, it intends to increase specific interests and expectations of citizens about EU political agenda and empower citizens to play a full part in the democratic life of the EU, through public debates that involves citizens, citizens associations and policy makers.

The project will consist in four events :
– in 2-3 February 2013 in Italy about immigrants and politics ;
– in May 2013 in France about youth and politics ;
– in November 2013 in Macedonia about women and politics ;
– a final conference and evaluation meeting in Malta on February 2014.

A final publication gathering recommendations made by participants will be produced and addressed to local and EU policy makers.

For more information, please contact Marine Henry, ALDA’ project manager,
marine.henry@aldaintranet.org.

LANCIO DEL NUOVO PROGETTO DEL PROGRAMMA “EUROPE FOR CITIZENS”: “MY EUROPE : YOUNG, EQUAL, INCLUSIVE”

Un nuovo progetto del programma “Europe for Citizens ” denominato: “MY EU”, my Europe, young, equal, inclusive”, ha preso il via l’1 ottobre 2012 e continuerà fino al 31 marzo 2014.
Coinvolge 14 partners da Malta, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Francia, Albania, Italia. Il progetto è guidato dalla Local Council Association di Malta and coinvolgerà molto ALDA, l’ADL di Zavidovici e la Coalizione di organizzazioni giovanili SEGA, come partner principale.
Il progetto mira a garantire un ampio e ben strutturato dialogo ed una intensa cooperazione tra città con riferimento alla partecipazione attiva di specifici gruppi di cittadini nella vita politica europea: donne, giovani e immigrati. In particolare, intende sviluppare interessi specifici ed aspettative dei cittadini sull’agenda politica europea e mettere I cittadini nelle condizioni di giocare un ruolo pienamente attivo nella vita democratica dell’UE, attraverso pubblici dibattiti che coinvolgano cittadini, associazioni di cittadini e politici.

Il progetto si articolerà in 4 eventi:
–    il 2-3 febbraio 2013 in Italia, su immigrati e politica;
–    in maggio 2013 in Francia, su  giovani e politica;
–    nel novembre 2013 in Macedonia, su donne e politica;
–    nel febbraio 2014 una conferenza finale di valutazione a Malta.

Una pubblicazione finale raccoglierà le raccomandazioni dei partecipanti e sarà distribuita ai politici locali ed europei.
Per maggiori informazioni, per favore contattate Jimmy Magro, Project manager, LCA a:  jmagro@lca.org.mt o in ALDA, Marine Henry, marine.henry@aldaintranet.org; aldastrasbourg@aldaintranet.org

LANCEMENT D’UN NOUVEAU PROJET « EUROPE FOR CITIZENS »: « MY EUROPE. YOUNG ; EQUAL, INCLUSIVE »

Un nouveau projet « Europe for Citizens » (Europe pour Citoyens): « MY EU : mon Europe, jeune, égale, intégrante », a débuté le 1er octobre 2012 et durera jusqu’au 31 mars 2014. Il inclut 14 partenaires de Malte, Macédoine, Bulgarie, France, Albanie et Italie. Le projet est dirigé par l’Association de Conseil Locaux de Malte et va beaucoup engager ALDA, l’ADL Zavidovici et la coalition des organisations de jeunesse SEGA en tant que partenaires principaux.

Le projet vise à assurer un dialogue approfondi et bien structuré et une coopération intense entre les villes en ce qui concerne la participation active des certains groupes cibles (femmes, jeunes et immigrants) à la vie politique de l’UE. Il vise en particulier à augmenter les intérêts spécifiques et les attentes des citoyens envers l’agenda politique de l’UE et à renforcer les citoyens pour jouer un rôle entier dans la vie démocratique de l’UE, par le biais de débats publics qui engagent les citoyens, les associations civiles et les décideurs politiques.
Le projet sera composé de quatre évènements :
– le 2-3 février 2013 en Italie sur les immigrants et la politique,
– en mai 2013 en France sur les jeunes et la politique,
– en novembre 2013 en Macédoine sur les femmes et la politique,
– un conférence finale et une réunion d’évaluation en Malte en février 2014.
Une publication finale avec les recommandations des participants sera publiée et adressée aux décideurs politiques locaux et européens.
Pour plus d’informations, veuillez contacter Marine Henry, responsable de projet à l’ALDA, marine.henry@aldaintranet.org.


ЗАПУСК НОВОГО ПРОЕКТА ПРОГРАММЫ «ЕВРОПА ДЛЯ ГРАЖДАН»: «МОЯ ЕВРОПА: ЮНАЯ, РАВНОПРАВНАЯ, БЕЗБАРЬЕРНАЯ»

1 октября 2012 года был запущен новый проект программы «Европа для граждан»: «Моя Европа: юная, равноправная, безбарьерная» (MY EU), он продлится до 31 марта 2014 года. Он включает 14 партнеров из Мальты, Македонии, Болгарии, Франции, Албании и Италии. Проект возглавляет Ассоциация местных советов Мальты, в нем принимает активное участие Ассоциация ALDA, агентство местной демократии г. Завидовичи и Коалиция молодежных организаций SEGA в качестве основных партнеров.

Цель проекта – обеспечение широкого, хорошо структурированного диалога и интенсивное сотрудничество с городами на основании активного участия в политической жизни ЕС конкретных целевых групп: женщин, молодежи и иммигрантов. В частности, он предназначен, чтобы увеличить особые интересы и ожидания граждан от политических задач ЕС и чтобы дать возможность гражданам принимать полноценное участие в демократической жизни ЕС посредством дискуссий среди широких слоев населения, включающих граждан, гражданские ассоциации и представителей правительственных структур.
В проект входят четыре мероприятия:
– 2-3 февраля 2013 в Италии об иммигрантах и политике;
– май 2013 во Франции о молодежи и политике;
– ноябрь 2013 в Македонии о женщинах и политике;
– итоговая конференция и оценочное заседание на Мальте в феврале 2014.

Будет опубликовано итоговая издание, в котором будут собраны все рекомендации участников, оно будет обращено к местным ответственным работникам и тем, кто формирует политику ЕС.

Для получения более подробной информации свяжитесь, пожалуйста, с г-жой Марин Генри (Marine Henry), менеджером по проектам Ассоциации ALDA, по адресу:
marine.henry@aldaintranet.org.


TIC TAC PROJECT INFO DAY ON THE OCCASION OF THE EUROPEAN LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK (Bucharest, Ro, 19 October 2012)

A TIC Tac project INFO DAY event was developed in Bucharest (Romania) on 19th October 2012.
It was organised by  AMR, the Association of Municipalities of Romania with the support of Bucharest City Hall and United Nations Development Programme, UNDP and the collaboration of the Professional Body of Communicators from AMR.

This activity was organized at the same time in the UN House in Bucharest as a roundtable with presentation of Project TIC TAC, the reached results and the ELDW 2012 initiative and in the University Passage also.
In the University Passage some of the AMR team together with volunteers (students, elderly people from NGO-s) arranged a stand with promotional materials, discussed with people and gave them at their request the questionnaires “Am I an active citizen?” especially elaborated by AMR to be filled in for this occasion. The questionnaires were introduced in a ballot box and at the closing time (at 18,30 hrs) one passer by extracted a questionnaire to be validated and awarded. The big prize was awarded to a student who worked as a volunteer on the Ambulance.
The promotion actions were carried on betweenh 10,00-18,00 hrs. Simultaneously, at the University Passage  some pictures/movies/information on the 2 main subjects were showed  on 2 big screens.
AMR is implementing the TIC-TAC project coordinated by ALDA focussed on the actions of the  „Europe for Citizens” Programme having in view the promotion of Europe Program’s measures for Citizens and strengthening the participation of potential local actors of the program by the creation of a platform for establishing long term partnerships involving a significant number of different actors (associations of the authorities, civil society organizations, local authorities, citizens etc.)
The TIC-TAC Project included as main activities 12 local „INFO DAY” events organized in the partner countries on the  „Europe for Citizens” Programme in which the local actors and citizens will cooperate based on the “peer-to-peer” approach to promote knowledge and mutual learning.

A TIC Tac project INFO DAY event was developed in Bucharest (Romania) on 19th October 2012.
It was organised by  AMR, the Association of Municipalities of Romania with the support of Bucharest City Hall and United Nations Development Programme, UNDP and the collaboration of the Professional Body of Communicators from AMR.

This activity was organized at the same time in the UN House in Bucharest as a roundtable with presentation of Project TIC TAC, the reached results and the ELDW 2012 initiative and in the University Passage also.
In the University Passage some of the AMR team together with volunteers (students, elderly people from NGO-s) arranged a stand with promotional materials, discussed with people and gave them at their request the questionnaires “Am I an active citizen?” especially elaborated by AMR to be filled in for this occasion. The questionnaires were introduced in a ballot box and at the closing time (at 18,30 hrs) one passer by extracted a questionnaire to be validated and awarded. The big prize was awarded to a student who worked as a volunteer on the Ambulance.
The promotion actions were carried on betweenh 10,00-18,00 hrs. Simultaneously, at the University Passage  some pictures/movies/information on the 2 main subjects were showed  on 2 big screens.
AMR is implementing the TIC-TAC project coordinated by ALDA focussed on the actions of the  „Europe for Citizens” Programme having in view the promotion of Europe Program’s measures for Citizens and strengthening the participation of potential local actors of the program by the creation of a platform for establishing long term partnerships involving a significant number of different actors (associations of the authorities, civil society organizations, local authorities, citizens etc.)
The TIC-TAC Project included as main activities 12 local „INFO DAY” events organized in the partner countries on the  „Europe for Citizens” Programme in which the local actors and citizens will cooperate based on the “peer-to-peer” approach to promote knowledge and mutual learning.


ALDA HAS LAUNCHED A CALL FOR A TRAINEESHIP IN THE VICENZA’s OFFICE

ALDA has launched a call for a traineeship in the Vicenza’s Office, area of Projects Development. Two places are available for the period December 2012 – May 2013.  Deadline for submission of candidatures is the 15th of November 2012.

The traineeship in the projects development office takes place in Vicenza and normally lasts a minimum period of 6 months (periods shorter than 6 months may be considered case by case).
The trainees will work under the supervision of the Resource and Development Unit Coordinator of ALDA who is also the tutor responsible for the traineeship.
The main “areas” where the trainee is involved are fundraising (research for grant opportunities, periodical checks of Call for proposals and tenders) and  projects development (partnership building activities, projects drafting, preparation of the application package).
The traineeship also includes administrative and office tasks, mainly related to the preparation and the submission – but also the implementation and the reporting – of European projects.
The tasks will be defined according to the experience of the trainee and can be changed and further “develop” during the traineeship.
Requirements: university degree, languages English (French is an asset, Italian is an asset), previous experience in project development is an asset, knowledge of computer tools, ability to work in a team as well as individually, good interpersonal and communication skills, high motivation and strong interest for international decentralized cooperation.

ALDA has launched a call for a traineeship in the Vicenza’s Office, area of Projects Development. Two places are available for the period December 2012 – May 2013.  Deadline for submission of candidatures is the 15th of November 2012.

The traineeship in the projects development office takes place in Vicenza and normally lasts a minimum period of 6 months (periods shorter than 6 months may be considered case by case).
The trainees will work under the supervision of the Resource and Development Unit Coordinator of ALDA who is also the tutor responsible for the traineeship.
The main “areas” where the trainee is involved are fundraising (research for grant opportunities, periodical checks of Call for proposals and tenders) and  projects development (partnership building activities, projects drafting, preparation of the application package).
The traineeship also includes administrative and office tasks, mainly related to the preparation and the submission – but also the implementation and the reporting – of European projects.
The tasks will be defined according to the experience of the trainee and can be changed and further “develop” during the traineeship.
Requirements: university degree, languages English (French is an asset, Italian is an asset), previous experience in project development is an asset, knowledge of computer tools, ability to work in a team as well as individually, good interpersonal and communication skills, high motivation and strong interest for international decentralized cooperation.


CROATIA IN EUROPE: STUDY VISIT IN VENETO REGION FOR FORTY YOUNG CROATIAN (Vicenza, Padua, Venice, Italy, 22-24 October 2012)

ALDA, in the framework of the project THINK.EU, of which is a partner, organized a study visit in Veneto region, Italy (22-24 October 2012) for a group of forty Croatian young professionals and students from the Istria Region.
The objective of the visit is to put these future EU citizens in contact with institutions, agencies and associations working for years in the development of European values, in particular active citizenship and participatory democracy.

Next summer, Croatia will enter the European Union and this will be an important step in the process of integration that the Balkan Countries initiated immediately after the conflict.
A path that has been accompanied in recent decades, from the Local Democracy Agencies and ALDA which currently has three LDAs in Croatia (Brtonigla, Istria, Sisak and Osijek) and, since last June, a young Croatian President, Oriano Otočan, director of the International Relations Department of the Region of Istria.
In Vicenza, today (11.00 – 12.45) The group of young Croatian will visit the High School Canova, where they will meet students, teachers and the secretary of the European Federalist Movement of Vicenza, Fabio Pietribiasi, while in the afternoon (14:30 to 16:00) they will be at the Information Centre, welcomed by Director of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, and the coordinator of the center, Stefano Panella, ad after they will visit social cooperatives.
Tuesday, October 23 in Padua the Croatian delegation will visit to the University, with an exchange of views with teachers and students, followed in the afternoon by meetings with associations of civil society and a visit at Eurodesk.
Wednesday, October 24, finally the group will be engaged in a visit to the Veneto Region, where will meet officials of Unit European projects, and non-governmental associations. In the afternoon the restart to Pula.
The group will be accompanied during the visit by the coordinator of the resources and development Unit of ALDA, Marco Boaria, and the responsible for the development of new projects of the Association, Anna Ditta.

For more information on the project Think.EU: www.thinkeu.eu

ALDA, in the framework of the project THINK.EU, of which is a partner, organized a study visit in Veneto region, Italy (22-24 October 2012) for a group of forty Croatian young professionals and students from the Istria Region.
The objective of the visit is to put these future EU citizens in contact with institutions, agencies and associations working for years in the development of European values, in particular active citizenship and participatory democracy.

Next summer, Croatia will enter the European Union and this will be an important step in the process of integration that the Balkan Countries initiated immediately after the conflict.
A path that has been accompanied in recent decades, from the Local Democracy Agencies and ALDA which currently has three LDAs in Croatia (Brtonigla, Istria, Sisak and Osijek) and, since last June, a young Croatian President, Oriano Otočan, director of the International Relations Department of the Region of Istria.
In Vicenza, today (11.00 – 12.45) The group of young Croatian will visit the High School Canova, where they will meet students, teachers and the secretary of the European Federalist Movement of Vicenza, Fabio Pietribiasi, while in the afternoon (14:30 to 16:00) they will be at the Information Centre, welcomed by Director of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, and the coordinator of the center, Stefano Panella, ad after they will visit social cooperatives.
Tuesday, October 23 in Padua the Croatian delegation will visit to the University, with an exchange of views with teachers and students, followed in the afternoon by meetings with associations of civil society and a visit at Eurodesk.
Wednesday, October 24, finally the group will be engaged in a visit to the Veneto Region, where will meet officials of Unit European projects, and non-governmental associations. In the afternoon the restart to Pula.
The group will be accompanied during the visit by the coordinator of the resources and development Unit of ALDA, Marco Boaria, and the responsible for the development of new projects of the Association, Anna Ditta.

For more information on the project Think.EU: www.thinkeu.eu


SAINT-JAMES (FRANCE) WELCOMES A DELEGATION FROM KRUŠEVO (MACEDONIA)

In the framework of the decentralised cooperation between the Lower Normandy Region and Macedonia, Saint-James hosted a delegation from Kruševo from 21th to 25th of September 2012. The delegation, composed of the Mayor, the President of the Municipal Council and a municipal employee, visited several institutions in the city of Saint-James, such as: the multidisciplinary medical centre, the childcare centre, the waste disposal centre.

Furthermore, the delegation had the opportunity to discover the Saint-Macé fair, a traditionally organised event that offers a wide range of activities: Eco-village, fairground party, fairground exhibition…
During the visit, a Committee was organised that brought together the representatives different local authorities from the Lower Normandy that cooperate with Macedonia as well as NGOs partners in the cooperation in order to exchange views on the programme and to identify the potential links for territorial development projects.
This visit was organised after a first successful encounter between the two communities that took place in February 2012 in 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. The Programme for Decentralised cooperation is coordinated by ALDA, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies.
For further information please consult the موقع الكتروني of the Cooperation programme, or contact Ivana Dimitrovska ivana.dimitrovska@aldaintranet.org.

In the framework of the decentralised cooperation between the Lower Normandy Region and Macedonia, Saint-James hosted a delegation from Kruševo from 21th to 25th of September 2012. The delegation, composed of the Mayor, the President of the Municipal Council and a municipal employee, visited several institutions in the city of Saint-James, such as: the multidisciplinary medical centre, the childcare centre, the waste disposal centre.

Furthermore, the delegation had the opportunity to discover the Saint-Macé fair, a traditionally organised event that offers a wide range of activities: Eco-village, fairground party, fairground exhibition…
During the visit, a Committee was organised that brought together the representatives different local authorities from the Lower Normandy that cooperate with Macedonia as well as NGOs partners in the cooperation in order to exchange views on the programme and to identify the potential links for territorial development projects.
This visit was organised after a first successful encounter between the two communities that took place in February 2012 in 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. The Programme for Decentralised cooperation is coordinated by ALDA, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies.
For further information please consult the موقع الكتروني of the Cooperation programme, or contact Ivana Dimitrovska ivana.dimitrovska@aldaintranet.org.


CONGRESS CALLS FOR ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY IN AZERBAIJAN

At the 23rd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on 17 October, a resolution and recommendation on the situation of local and regional democracy in Azerbaijan were debated.
The report, presented by the co-rapporteurs Jos Wienen, The Netherlands (L, EPP/CD) and Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, Austria, (R, SOC), assesses the developments in grassroots democracy in Azerbaijan since the Congress’s monitoring report of 2003. ALDA member NGO Alliance for Municipality development (بينا), an NGO in Azerbaijan, worked closely with the monitoring group in the drafting of the report.

The Congress welcomed the creation of three national associations of local authorities, but regretted that they do not enjoy an active role in representing municipal interests. Most of the recommendations addressed in 2003 to the national authorities have not been implemented and yet no timeline exists for their implementation. Furthermore, the report expressed serious concerns with regard to the non-compliance with most of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self Government, ratified by Azerbaijan. Co-rapporteur Mosler-Törnström underlined that “there is simply no local and regional democracy in Azerbaijan, no developments, no roadmap since the previous recommendation, and this should be a matter of concern for all of us.”
The report stresses the virtual inexistence of local self-government and the strong supervision of municipalities by state bodies, as well as the weak financial potential of these municipalities. The Congress invites the Government of Azerbaijan to take the necessary measures to adopt an action plan in order to implement the Congress’s recommendations.
Mr. Samir Aliyev, expert from BINA welcomes this monitoring report and congratulates the rapporteurs on their good and serious work. BINA hopes that the Congress will take the necessary steps to ensure concrete follow up to the recommendations in the report to avoid the lack of follow up that was experienced after the monitoring report from 2003.

Download (هنا) the draft Monitoring report that was amended in a few places during the adoption by the Congress.

Download (هنا)  the Congress’ press release on the report.

At the 23rd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities on 17 October, a resolution and recommendation on the situation of local and regional democracy in Azerbaijan were debated.
The report, presented by the co-rapporteurs Jos Wienen, The Netherlands (L, EPP/CD) and Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, Austria, (R, SOC), assesses the developments in grassroots democracy in Azerbaijan since the Congress’s monitoring report of 2003. ALDA member NGO Alliance for Municipality development (بينا), an NGO in Azerbaijan, worked closely with the monitoring group in the drafting of the report.

The Congress welcomed the creation of three national associations of local authorities, but regretted that they do not enjoy an active role in representing municipal interests. Most of the recommendations addressed in 2003 to the national authorities have not been implemented and yet no timeline exists for their implementation. Furthermore, the report expressed serious concerns with regard to the non-compliance with most of the provisions of the European Charter of Local Self Government, ratified by Azerbaijan. Co-rapporteur Mosler-Törnström underlined that “there is simply no local and regional democracy in Azerbaijan, no developments, no roadmap since the previous recommendation, and this should be a matter of concern for all of us.”
The report stresses the virtual inexistence of local self-government and the strong supervision of municipalities by state bodies, as well as the weak financial potential of these municipalities. The Congress invites the Government of Azerbaijan to take the necessary measures to adopt an action plan in order to implement the Congress’s recommendations.
Mr. Samir Aliyev, expert from BINA welcomes this monitoring report and congratulates the rapporteurs on their good and serious work. BINA hopes that the Congress will take the necessary steps to ensure concrete follow up to the recommendations in the report to avoid the lack of follow up that was experienced after the monitoring report from 2003.

Download (هنا) the draft Monitoring report that was amended in a few places during the adoption by the Congress.

Download (هنا)  the Congress’ press release on the report.


WTD TRAINING “UNDERSTANDING OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR DECENTRALISED COOPERATION” (Brussels, 15 and 18 October 2012)

30 representatives of the WTD Working Together for Development project, partners, coming from more than 10 different countries attended a training session organised by ALDA in the framework of the project.
The training session was held in Brussels on 15 and 18 October.

The training aimed at providing to European local authorities associations and civil society networks new knowledge and capacities to play an important role as decentralised cooperation agents, promoting also their capacities to make their members more effective participants in the development issues.
Using an experiential learning concept methodology, the training session contributed to reinforce the understanding of decentralised cooperation of the participants and to develop a dissemination instrument to promote decentralised cooperation among participants’ partners and members organisations.
With the help of key experts, participants had the possibility of getting a general overview of the international and European framework regarding decentralised cooperation as well as of key case studies on the topic.
Last but not least, participants had the possibility to attend in the framework of the training the European Development Days 2012 to networking and strengthen contacts with more experienced organization working on the topic.

30 representatives of the WTD Working Together for Development project, partners, coming from more than 10 different countries attended a training session organised by ALDA in the framework of the project.
The training session was held in Brussels on 15 and 18 October.

The training aimed at providing to European local authorities associations and civil society networks new knowledge and capacities to play an important role as decentralised cooperation agents, promoting also their capacities to make their members more effective participants in the development issues.
Using an experiential learning concept methodology, the training session contributed to reinforce the understanding of decentralised cooperation of the participants and to develop a dissemination instrument to promote decentralised cooperation among participants’ partners and members organisations.
With the help of key experts, participants had the possibility of getting a general overview of the international and European framework regarding decentralised cooperation as well as of key case studies on the topic.
Last but not least, participants had the possibility to attend in the framework of the training the European Development Days 2012 to networking and strengthen contacts with more experienced organization working on the topic.