Fiscal decentralisation crucial to promote change and effective local democracy in Eastern Partnership Countries

On 14 May a conference on fiscal decentralisation in the Eastern Partnership countries provided a platform to debate the challenges and opportunities connected with fiscal decentralisation.

Fiscal decentralisation represents a crucial element in the reform process in the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP), and is key to their effective local democracy. Further efforts should be made from the side of the European Union to support the EaP countries in their efforts for fiscal decentralization, it was therefore concluded.

The conference was jointly organized by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF),the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), the Committee of the Regions (CoR), and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe; local and regional representatives from the EU and Eastern neighbouring countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) gathered to discuss the topics. Effective political decentralisation can only be successful if the transfer of powers to the regional and local level is accompanied by the corresponding financial devolution, stressed Mercedes Bresso, CoR First Vice-President, while opening the conference. She concluded: ‘The local and regional public finance reform should be considered as an urgent priority, a sine qua non condition in the process of decentralisation and strengthening of local and regional authorities in the EaP countries.”

During the debate, it was highlighted that all six EaP countries except Belarus are part of the Council of Europe’s charter of local self-government and, as such, have already made a number of commitments in this respect. EU and international partners should support the full implementation of the charter and its provisions regarding fiscal resources for local authorities. It was also suggested that such provisions and more specific goals on how to support fiscal decentralisation should be included in the future EaP roadmap. Specific proposals will be developed as a follow up to the conference.

The CSF is particularly happy of the fruitful cooperation with the Committee of Regions, CORLEAP and the Council of Europe, and look forward to further develop this cooperation in the future.

On 14 May a conference on fiscal decentralisation in the Eastern Partnership countries provided a platform to debate the challenges and opportunities connected with fiscal decentralisation.

Fiscal decentralisation represents a crucial element in the reform process in the Eastern Partnership countries (EaP), and is key to their effective local democracy. Further efforts should be made from the side of the European Union to support the EaP countries in their efforts for fiscal decentralization, it was therefore concluded.

The conference was jointly organized by the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (CSF),the Conference of Regional and Local Authorities for the Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), the Committee of the Regions (CoR), and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe; local and regional representatives from the EU and Eastern neighbouring countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) gathered to discuss the topics. Effective political decentralisation can only be successful if the transfer of powers to the regional and local level is accompanied by the corresponding financial devolution, stressed Mercedes Bresso, CoR First Vice-President, while opening the conference. She concluded: ‘The local and regional public finance reform should be considered as an urgent priority, a sine qua non condition in the process of decentralisation and strengthening of local and regional authorities in the EaP countries.”

During the debate, it was highlighted that all six EaP countries except Belarus are part of the Council of Europe’s charter of local self-government and, as such, have already made a number of commitments in this respect. EU and international partners should support the full implementation of the charter and its provisions regarding fiscal resources for local authorities. It was also suggested that such provisions and more specific goals on how to support fiscal decentralisation should be included in the future EaP roadmap. Specific proposals will be developed as a follow up to the conference.

The CSF is particularly happy of the fruitful cooperation with the Committee of Regions, CORLEAP and the Council of Europe, and look forward to further develop this cooperation in the future.


Register to the workshop ‘Rational use of water and energy – How to promote citizens participation to decision-making processes?’

The international workshop ‘Rational use of water and energy – How to promote citizens participation to decision-making processes?’ took place in Forte Marghera, Venezia (Italy), on Wednesday 22 May, 10:00 to 17:00.
Sustainable management of water and energy supplies requires joint initiatives among institutions and citizens, in order to agree on efficient measures. What are the processes which help involving the population, and participate to decision making? What do citizens ask to local authorities? And what are the main obstacles to dialogue and participation on environment-related topics?
he workshop focused on these topics through the innovative methodology Open Space Technology, which creates an informal environment similar to the coffee break one, stimulating participants to discuss what they are interested in, with people who share their interest, and for the time necessary to the discussion.
Participants were empowered to suggest specific topics, share experiences and best practices, and dialogue with other interested people. It was therefore an occasion to experiment concrete, new ways to involve stakeholders and policy makers in the choices related to a more careful use of natural resources at a local level, as well as to explore the ideas and experiences of the other networks and people participating.Linguistic facilitators will support the interaction among Italian and international participants. If you would like to volunteer as a linguistic facilitator, please email cinzia.spinazze@aldaintranet.org

The workshop is part of the event ‘5 GIORNATE PER LE COMUNITA’ MEDITERRANEE’, organized by FISPMED

Click here to register online

Programme

–    Introduction to the rational use of water and Energy, Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia, and Dott.ssa Eugenia Ferragina, CNR –   ISSM

–    The methodology: Open Space Technology, Gerardo de Luzenberger

–    Conclusion: Debate on the possible actions each partner can take at a local level

With the participation of:
–    Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Prof. Roberto Pastres, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Dott.ssa  Eugenia Ferragina, CNR – ISSM.
–    dott. Alessandro Perelli, ALDA Vice President and Responsible International Relations Office of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia

The international workshop ‘Rational use of water and energy – How to promote citizens participation to decision-making processes?’ took place in Forte Marghera, Venezia (Italy), on Wednesday 22 May, 10:00 to 17:00.
Sustainable management of water and energy supplies requires joint initiatives among institutions and citizens, in order to agree on efficient measures. What are the processes which help involving the population, and participate to decision making? What do citizens ask to local authorities? And what are the main obstacles to dialogue and participation on environment-related topics?
he workshop focused on these topics through the innovative methodology Open Space Technology, which creates an informal environment similar to the coffee break one, stimulating participants to discuss what they are interested in, with people who share their interest, and for the time necessary to the discussion.
Participants were empowered to suggest specific topics, share experiences and best practices, and dialogue with other interested people. It was therefore an occasion to experiment concrete, new ways to involve stakeholders and policy makers in the choices related to a more careful use of natural resources at a local level, as well as to explore the ideas and experiences of the other networks and people participating.Linguistic facilitators will support the interaction among Italian and international participants. If you would like to volunteer as a linguistic facilitator, please email cinzia.spinazze@aldaintranet.org

The workshop is part of the event ‘5 GIORNATE PER LE COMUNITA’ MEDITERRANEE’, organized by FISPMED

Click here to register online

Programme

–    Introduction to the rational use of water and Energy, Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia, and Dott.ssa Eugenia Ferragina, CNR –   ISSM

–    The methodology: Open Space Technology, Gerardo de Luzenberger

–    Conclusion: Debate on the possible actions each partner can take at a local level

With the participation of:
–    Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Prof. Roberto Pastres, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Dott.ssa  Eugenia Ferragina, CNR – ISSM.
–    dott. Alessandro Perelli, ALDA Vice President and Responsible International Relations Office of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia


VIT project presented during a conference in Bordeaux

The French Agency Europe-Education-Formation organised in partnership with the French Agency in charge of the Youth in Action Program and CIDEME a conference on citizenship and European cooperation in the field of education and training in Bordeaux on 14 May 2013.
This conference gathered professional of European programmes, such as Europe for Citizens, Youth in Action and Lifelong learning in order to discuss about the concept of European citizenship and exchange good practices developed under implemented project. A conference and four thematic workshops were organised within this framework.
Marine Henry, ALDA’s project manager, represented ALDA at this conference and also presented the project VIT (Very Important Twinning, Volunteering in Towns) during one of the four workshops.

The French Agency Europe-Education-Formation organised in partnership with the French Agency in charge of the Youth in Action Program and CIDEME a conference on citizenship and European cooperation in the field of education and training in Bordeaux on 14 May 2013.
This conference gathered professional of European programmes, such as Europe for Citizens, Youth in Action and Lifelong learning in order to discuss about the concept of European citizenship and exchange good practices developed under implemented project. A conference and four thematic workshops were organised within this framework.
Marine Henry, ALDA’s project manager, represented ALDA at this conference and also presented the project VIT (Very Important Twinning, Volunteering in Towns) during one of the four workshops.


VIT project presented during a conference in Bordeaux

The French Agency Europe-Education-Formation organised in partnership with the French Agency in charge of the Youth in Action Program and CIDEME a conference on citizenship and European cooperation in the field of education and training in Bordeaux on 14 May 2013.

This conference gathered professional of European programmes, such as Europe for Citizens, Youth in Action and Lifelong learning in order to discuss about the concept of European citizenship and exchange good practices developed under implemented project. A conference and four thematic workshops were organised within this framework.

Marine Henry, ALDA’s project manager, represented ALDA at this conference and also presented the project VIT (Very Important Twinning, Volunteering in Towns) during one of the four workshops.

The French Agency Europe-Education-Formation organised in partnership with the French Agency in charge of the Youth in Action Program and CIDEME a conference on citizenship and European cooperation in the field of education and training in Bordeaux on 14 May 2013.

This conference gathered professional of European programmes, such as Europe for Citizens, Youth in Action and Lifelong learning in order to discuss about the concept of European citizenship and exchange good practices developed under implemented project. A conference and four thematic workshops were organised within this framework.

Marine Henry, ALDA’s project manager, represented ALDA at this conference and also presented the project VIT (Very Important Twinning, Volunteering in Towns) during one of the four workshops.


Register to the workshop ‘Rational use of water and energy – How to promote citizens participation to decision-making processes?’

Only a couple days are left to register to the workshop ‘Rational use of water and energy – How to promote citizens participation to decision-making processes?’.
The international workshop will take place in Forte Marghera, Venezia (Italy), on Wednesday 22 May, 10:00 to 17:00.
Sustainable management of water and energy supplies requires joint initiatives among institutions and citizens, in order to agree on efficient measures.
What are the processes which help involving the population, and participate to decision-making? What do citizens ask to local authorities? And what are the main obstacles to dialogue and participation on environment-related topics?
The workshop will focus on these topics through the innovative methodology Open Space Technology, which creates an informal environment similar to the coffee break one, stimulating participants to discuss what they are interested in, with people who share their interest, and for the time necessary to the discussion.

Participants will be empowered to suggest specific topics, share experiences and best practices, and dialogue with other interested people. It will therefore be an occasion to experiment concrete, new ways to involve stakeholders and policy makers in the choices related to a more careful use of natural resources at a local level, as well as to explore the ideas and experiences of the other networks and people participating.

Linguistic facilitators will support the interaction among Italian and international participants. If you would like to volunteer as a linguistic facilitator, please email cinzia.spinazze@aldaintranet.org

The workshop is part of the event ‘5 GIORNATE PER LE COMUNITA’ MEDITERRANEE’, organized by FISPMED

Click here to register online

Programme

–    Introduction to the rational use of water and Energy, Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia, and Dott.ssa Eugenia Ferragina, CNR – ISSM

–    The methodology: Open Space Technology, Gerardo de Luzenberger

–    Conclusion: Debate on the possible actions each partner can take at a local level

With the participation of:
–    Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Prof. Roberto Pastres, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Dott.ssa  Eugenia Ferragina, CNR – ISSM.
–    dott. Alessandro Perelli, ALDA Vice President and Responsible International Relations Office of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia

Only a couple days are left to register to the workshop ‘Rational use of water and energy – How to promote citizens participation to decision-making processes?’.
The international workshop will take place in Forte Marghera, Venezia (Italy), on Wednesday 22 May, 10:00 to 17:00.
Sustainable management of water and energy supplies requires joint initiatives among institutions and citizens, in order to agree on efficient measures.
What are the processes which help involving the population, and participate to decision-making? What do citizens ask to local authorities? And what are the main obstacles to dialogue and participation on environment-related topics?
The workshop will focus on these topics through the innovative methodology Open Space Technology, which creates an informal environment similar to the coffee break one, stimulating participants to discuss what they are interested in, with people who share their interest, and for the time necessary to the discussion.

Participants will be empowered to suggest specific topics, share experiences and best practices, and dialogue with other interested people. It will therefore be an occasion to experiment concrete, new ways to involve stakeholders and policy makers in the choices related to a more careful use of natural resources at a local level, as well as to explore the ideas and experiences of the other networks and people participating.

Linguistic facilitators will support the interaction among Italian and international participants. If you would like to volunteer as a linguistic facilitator, please email cinzia.spinazze@aldaintranet.org

The workshop is part of the event ‘5 GIORNATE PER LE COMUNITA’ MEDITERRANEE’, organized by FISPMED

Click here to register online

Programme

–    Introduction to the rational use of water and Energy, Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia, and Dott.ssa Eugenia Ferragina, CNR – ISSM

–    The methodology: Open Space Technology, Gerardo de Luzenberger

–    Conclusion: Debate on the possible actions each partner can take at a local level

With the participation of:
–    Prof. Roberto Roson, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Prof. Roberto Pastres, Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
–    Dott.ssa  Eugenia Ferragina, CNR – ISSM.
–    dott. Alessandro Perelli, ALDA Vice President and Responsible International Relations Office of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia


Social and community theatre paving the way towards European active citizenship

The conference ‘Crisis and renaissance: Social and community theatre paving the way towards European active citizenship’ will take place on Wednesday 22 May, 9:00 to 18:00, at The Square, Brussels Meeting Centre (Rue Ravenstein nr 2, Brussels).

The conference is part of the project ‘CARAVAN. Artists on the Road ‘, and is designed to help raise awareness about the community theatre as a powerful  tool to tackle ongoing economic and social crisis in Europe.

It will bring together experts, practitioners, performers and cultural organizations & networks from across Europe to exchange best practice and disseminate the results achieved over the past two years in local communities in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark and Bulgaria. It will explore the concept of “Rebirth from Crisis” through interventions and artistic performances based on the methodology of community theatre, with the aim of boosting the cultural and social empowerment of local communities in some symbolic places of crisis in Europe.

A practical workshop with theatre games designed on situations related specifically to European citizenship will conclude the day.

Register online to the conference
Register to the theatre workshop by sending a short bio to the following address:
ritamaria.fabris@unito.it
Programme of the conference

CARAVAN. Artists on the Road is a Community Theatre  project  created by a multi-disciplinary partnership consisting of 11 cultural organizations from 9 European countries.

The Caravan travelling theatre is touring throughout Europe presenting over 50 performances in 11 European countries. The project promotes culture as a sustainable response to social and economic crisis.

The conference ‘Crisis and renaissance: Social and community theatre paving the way towards European active citizenship’ will take place on Wednesday 22 May, 9:00 to 18:00, at The Square, Brussels Meeting Centre (Rue Ravenstein nr 2, Brussels).

The conference is part of the project ‘CARAVAN. Artists on the Road ‘, and is designed to help raise awareness about the community theatre as a powerful  tool to tackle ongoing economic and social crisis in Europe.

It will bring together experts, practitioners, performers and cultural organizations & networks from across Europe to exchange best practice and disseminate the results achieved over the past two years in local communities in Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Denmark and Bulgaria. It will explore the concept of “Rebirth from Crisis” through interventions and artistic performances based on the methodology of community theatre, with the aim of boosting the cultural and social empowerment of local communities in some symbolic places of crisis in Europe.

A practical workshop with theatre games designed on situations related specifically to European citizenship will conclude the day.

Register online to the conference
Register to the theatre workshop by sending a short bio to the following address:
ritamaria.fabris@unito.it
Programme of the conference

CARAVAN. Artists on the Road is a Community Theatre  project  created by a multi-disciplinary partnership consisting of 11 cultural organizations from 9 European countries.

The Caravan travelling theatre is touring throughout Europe presenting over 50 performances in 11 European countries. The project promotes culture as a sustainable response to social and economic crisis.


FROM THE TRAGEDY OF WAR TO THE HARD PATH OF PEACE

An Italian delegation started their journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 May 013, in order to mark the memory of one dramatic page of modern European history. The goal was not to forget Sergio Lana, Fabio Moreni, Guido Puletti, and many other volunteers who are still on Balkans with the locals, and to confirm the story of friendship and solidarity between Italian territories and the Zavidovici Municipality, as good practices in international cooperation of local communities.
The delegation consisted of representatives of the Italian provinces Brescia, Cremona and Alba, who are included in the projects of cooperation and solidarity through the Local democracy agency Zavidovici. There were also the representatives of local authorities from Italy, NGO’s and individuals, among others: Local authorities for peace from Cremona, Luigi Amore – Assistant Mayor of Cremona, Davide Viola – Mayor of Gadesco Pieve Delmona, Rosolino Azzali – Mayor of Corte de’ Frati, Mario Bazzani Mayor of Torre de’ Picenardi, Dalido Malaggi – Mayor of Pessina Cremonese, Paola Intrieri – Municipality Councelor in Romanengo, Franco Foglino – Municipality Councelor in Alba, Luciano Pedersini – Assistant Mayor of Roncadelle.
The delegation was welcomed on 16th of May by the Municipality authorities from Zavidovici, and local community Kovaci, where the Municipalities of Cremona Province have helped the reconstruction of Culture house, and assisted to the realisation of numerous projects, like the ones for agriculture development.
On Friday in Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje there was be a comemoration service to remember the tragic events of May 29th 1993, on this occasion, the president of LDA Zavidovici and one of two persons who survived this, Agostino Zanotti, together with local authorities from Zavidovici and Gornji Vakuf and the Italian Embassy, placed the memorial made by Piero Canotti, with the epigraph by Giacomo Scotti, dedicated to the memory of friends who lost their lives. On Saturday, a visit to Sarajevo took plaace, together with local intelectuals and architects who survived the siege of the city in the preiod 1992-1995.

See the full programme (in Italian)
لمعلومات أكثر، يرجى الاتصال: segreteria@lda-zavidovici.org; tel/fax +39 030 222572

An Italian delegation started their journey to Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 May 013, in order to mark the memory of one dramatic page of modern European history. The goal was not to forget Sergio Lana, Fabio Moreni, Guido Puletti, and many other volunteers who are still on Balkans with the locals, and to confirm the story of friendship and solidarity between Italian territories and the Zavidovici Municipality, as good practices in international cooperation of local communities.
The delegation consisted of representatives of the Italian provinces Brescia, Cremona and Alba, who are included in the projects of cooperation and solidarity through the Local democracy agency Zavidovici. There were also the representatives of local authorities from Italy, NGO’s and individuals, among others: Local authorities for peace from Cremona, Luigi Amore – Assistant Mayor of Cremona, Davide Viola – Mayor of Gadesco Pieve Delmona, Rosolino Azzali – Mayor of Corte de’ Frati, Mario Bazzani Mayor of Torre de’ Picenardi, Dalido Malaggi – Mayor of Pessina Cremonese, Paola Intrieri – Municipality Councelor in Romanengo, Franco Foglino – Municipality Councelor in Alba, Luciano Pedersini – Assistant Mayor of Roncadelle.
The delegation was welcomed on 16th of May by the Municipality authorities from Zavidovici, and local community Kovaci, where the Municipalities of Cremona Province have helped the reconstruction of Culture house, and assisted to the realisation of numerous projects, like the ones for agriculture development.
On Friday in Gornji Vakuf – Uskoplje there was be a comemoration service to remember the tragic events of May 29th 1993, on this occasion, the president of LDA Zavidovici and one of two persons who survived this, Agostino Zanotti, together with local authorities from Zavidovici and Gornji Vakuf and the Italian Embassy, placed the memorial made by Piero Canotti, with the epigraph by Giacomo Scotti, dedicated to the memory of friends who lost their lives. On Saturday, a visit to Sarajevo took plaace, together with local intelectuals and architects who survived the siege of the city in the preiod 1992-1995.

See the full programme (in Italian)
لمعلومات أكثر، يرجى الاتصال: segreteria@lda-zavidovici.org; tel/fax +39 030 222572


Final conference of the Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnerships

The final conference of the Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnerships project, titled “Agreement as a basis of cooperation between civil society and the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, gathered around 80 participants, NGO and LA representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, neighbouring countries and EU Member States.
The conference was an opportunity to present the implemented activities, and make recommendations and plans for further cooperation. In the opening session of the first day speeches were given by Dženana Dedic, Delegate of LDA Mostar, Ljubo Beslic, Mayor of the City of Mostar, Marco Boaria, head of Project Development, ALDA.
All the partners involved in the action officially signed the Regional Memorandum of Co-operation as the grounds for their readiness for follow-up activities to promote democratic governance at local level, principles of accountability and responsive performances of public authorities in BiH, Croatia and Serbia.
Two thematic workshops were also organized, gathering both NGOs and public authorities: Co-operation Agreement – from legal framework to effective implementation, dedicated to local implementation of BH Memorandum of Co-operation, Effective Performances and Service Provision of Local Self –governments in Co-operation with CSO’s: Comparative Analysis and Practice in the EU and Western Balkan Countries, on best practice exchange.
The programme also included the organization of the first ever NGO Fair held in Mostar on 10 May with some 30 local NGOs with stands displaying promotional publications, documentaries and materials, providing a great networking opportunity.

The final conference of the Civil Society in Action for Dialogue and Partnerships project, titled “Agreement as a basis of cooperation between civil society and the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, gathered around 80 participants, NGO and LA representatives from Bosnia and Herzegovina, neighbouring countries and EU Member States.
The conference was an opportunity to present the implemented activities, and make recommendations and plans for further cooperation. In the opening session of the first day speeches were given by Dženana Dedic, Delegate of LDA Mostar, Ljubo Beslic, Mayor of the City of Mostar, Marco Boaria, head of Project Development, ALDA.
All the partners involved in the action officially signed the Regional Memorandum of Co-operation as the grounds for their readiness for follow-up activities to promote democratic governance at local level, principles of accountability and responsive performances of public authorities in BiH, Croatia and Serbia.
Two thematic workshops were also organized, gathering both NGOs and public authorities: Co-operation Agreement – from legal framework to effective implementation, dedicated to local implementation of BH Memorandum of Co-operation, Effective Performances and Service Provision of Local Self –governments in Co-operation with CSO’s: Comparative Analysis and Practice in the EU and Western Balkan Countries, on best practice exchange.
The programme also included the organization of the first ever NGO Fair held in Mostar on 10 May with some 30 local NGOs with stands displaying promotional publications, documentaries and materials, providing a great networking opportunity.


A bridge from Friuli Venezia Giulia to Montenegro through ALDA’s cooperation project

On Wednesday 8 May at the Italian Embassy in Podgorica (Montenegro) a meeting took place, which involved Alessandro Perelli, the Vice President of ALDA, Kerim Medjedovic, delegate of the LDA in Niksic, the new Italian Ambassador in Montenegro Eugenio Del Monaco and the Counselor of the Embassy, Michele Mistò.
During the meeting, Mr Perelli illustrated the cooperation projects between Friuli Venezia Giulia and several organizations from Montenegro, which feature Niksic LDA as a partner and Friuli Venezia Giulia as Lead partner. In particular, the discussion covered the project initiatives regarding European certification of forests in the Rozaje area, and the exchange of experiences in the psychiatric sector between the ‘scuola basagliana’ from Trieste and the psychiatric hospital in Kotor (Cattaro). Kerim Medjedovic stressed the role of the LDA in Niksic to support the process of access of Montenegro to the European Union.
The Ambassador Del Monaco highlighted the importance of ALDA’s action in the field of the promotion of democracy rights, in the defense of minorities and equal opportunities, topics which will be developed and promoted in the young Republic of Montenegro during its progressive approach to European regulations.


Un pont du Friuli Venezia Giulia au Monténégro grâce aux projets de coopération de l’ALDA (Podgorica, Monténégro, 8 Mai 2013)

Mercredi 8 Mai à l’Ambassade Italienne de Podgorica, Monténégro, une réunion a eu lieu avec la participation d’Alessandro Perelli, Vice Président d’ALDA, Kerim Medjedovic, délégué de l’ADL de Niksic, le nouvel Ambassadeur Italien en Monténégro Eugenio Del Monaco et le Conseiller de l’Ambassade, Michele Mistò.
Pendant la réunion, M. Perelli a décrit les projets de coopération entre Friuli Venezia Giulia et plusieurs organisations au Monténégro, avec l’ADL Niksic comme partenaire et Friuli Venezia Giulia comme partenaire leader. En particulier, la discussion a couvert les initiatives sur les certifications européennes des forêts dans la région de Rozaje, et l’échange d’expériences dans le secteur psychiatrique avec l’école di Basaglia de Trieste ou encore l’hôpital psychiatrique de Kotor (Cattaro).
Kerim Medjedovic a souligné le rôle de l’ADL de Niksic pour son support dans le processus d’accès à l’Union Européenne du Monténégro.
L’Ambassadeur Del Monaco a insisté sur l’importance de l’action d’ALDA dans le secteur de la promotion des droits de la démocratie, de la défense des minorités et d’égalité des opportunités, sujets que seront développés et encouragés dans la jeune République du Monténégro alors qu’elle se rapproche progressivement des réglementations Européennes.


Un ponte dal Friuli Venezia Giulia al Montenegro attraverso i progetti di cooperazione di ALDA (Podgorica, Montenegro, 8 Maggio 2013)

Mercoledì 8 Maggio presso l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Podgorica (Montenegro) si è tenuto un incontro a cui hanno partecipato Alessandro Perelli, il Vicepresidente di ALDA, Kerim Medjedovic, delegato dell’ADL di Niksic, il nuovo ambasciatore in Montenegro Eugenio Del Monaco e il Console dell’Ambasciata, Michele Mistò.
Durante l’incontro, Perelli ha illustrato i progetti di cooperazione che legano la Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia a diverse organizzazioni in Montenegro, e che vedono l’ADL di Niksic come partner e il Friuli Venezia Giulia come lead partner. In particolare, sono state discusse le iniziative di progetti riguardanti la certificazione Europea delle foreste nell’area di Rozaje e lo scambio di esperienze nel settore psichiatrico tra la scuola basagliana di Trieste e l’ospedale psichiatrico di Kotor (Cattaro). Kerim Medjedovic ha evidenziato il ruolo dell’ADL di Niksic nel supporto del processo di accesso del Montenegro all’Unione Europea.
L’Ambasciatore Del Monaco ha sottolineato l’importanza dell’azione di AKDA nel campo della promozione dei diritti della democrazia, della difesa delle minoranze e delle pari opportunità, tematiche che saranno sviluppate e promosse dalla giovane Repubblica del Montenegro durante il suo approccio progressivo all’Europa.


Мост от Фриули-Венеция-Джулия до Черногории при помощи проекта о сотрудничестве Ассоциации ALDA (Подгорица, Черногория, 8 мая 2013)

В среду, 8 мая, в Посольстве Италии в г. Подгорица (Черногория) прошла встреча, в которой приняли участие Алессандро Перелли (Alessandro Perelli), вице-президент Ассоциации ALDA, Керим Медьедович (Kerim Medjedovic), делегат от агентства местной демократии г. Никшич, новый Посол Италии в Черногории Эудженио Дель Монако (Eugenio Del Monaco) и советник Посольства Микеле Мисто (Michele Mistò).
Во время встречи г-н Перелли осветил проекты по сотрудничеству между регионом Фриули-Венеция-Джулия и несколькими организациями из Черногории, в которых агентство местной демократии г. Никшич было задействовано в качестве партнера, а Фриули-Венеция-Джулия – в качестве ведущего партнера. В частности, обсуждение затрагивало проектные инициативы, касающиеся европейской сертификации лесов в области Розахе, обмена опытом в области психиатрии между ‘scuola basagliana’ из Триесте и психиатрической больницей в г. Котор (Cattaro). Керим Медьедович подчеркнул роль агентства местной демократии г. Никшич в деле поддержки процесса вступления Черногории в Европейский Союз.
Посол Дель Монако обратил внимание на важность деятельности Ассоциации ALDA в сфере продвижения демократических прав, защиты национальных меньшинств и равных возможностей, а также осветил темы, которые будут развиваться и продвигаться в молодой Республике Черногории во время ее прогрессивного подхода к европейским директивам.

On Wednesday 8 May at the Italian Embassy in Podgorica (Montenegro) a meeting took place, which involved Alessandro Perelli, the Vice President of ALDA, Kerim Medjedovic, delegate of the LDA in Niksic, the new Italian Ambassador in Montenegro Eugenio Del Monaco and the Counselor of the Embassy, Michele Mistò.
During the meeting, Mr Perelli illustrated the cooperation projects between Friuli Venezia Giulia and several organizations from Montenegro, which feature Niksic LDA as a partner and Friuli Venezia Giulia as Lead partner. In particular, the discussion covered the project initiatives regarding European certification of forests in the Rozaje area, and the exchange of experiences in the psychiatric sector between the ‘scuola basagliana’ from Trieste and the psychiatric hospital in Kotor (Cattaro). Kerim Medjedovic stressed the role of the LDA in Niksic to support the process of access of Montenegro to the European Union.
The Ambassador Del Monaco highlighted the importance of ALDA’s action in the field of the promotion of democracy rights, in the defense of minorities and equal opportunities, topics which will be developed and promoted in the young Republic of Montenegro during its progressive approach to European regulations.


Un pont du Friuli Venezia Giulia au Monténégro grâce aux projets de coopération de l’ALDA (Podgorica, Monténégro, 8 Mai 2013)

Mercredi 8 Mai à l’Ambassade Italienne de Podgorica, Monténégro, une réunion a eu lieu avec la participation d’Alessandro Perelli, Vice Président d’ALDA, Kerim Medjedovic, délégué de l’ADL de Niksic, le nouvel Ambassadeur Italien en Monténégro Eugenio Del Monaco et le Conseiller de l’Ambassade, Michele Mistò.
Pendant la réunion, M. Perelli a décrit les projets de coopération entre Friuli Venezia Giulia et plusieurs organisations au Monténégro, avec l’ADL Niksic comme partenaire et Friuli Venezia Giulia comme partenaire leader. En particulier, la discussion a couvert les initiatives sur les certifications européennes des forêts dans la région de Rozaje, et l’échange d’expériences dans le secteur psychiatrique avec l’école di Basaglia de Trieste ou encore l’hôpital psychiatrique de Kotor (Cattaro).
Kerim Medjedovic a souligné le rôle de l’ADL de Niksic pour son support dans le processus d’accès à l’Union Européenne du Monténégro.
L’Ambassadeur Del Monaco a insisté sur l’importance de l’action d’ALDA dans le secteur de la promotion des droits de la démocratie, de la défense des minorités et d’égalité des opportunités, sujets que seront développés et encouragés dans la jeune République du Monténégro alors qu’elle se rapproche progressivement des réglementations Européennes.


Un ponte dal Friuli Venezia Giulia al Montenegro attraverso i progetti di cooperazione di ALDA (Podgorica, Montenegro, 8 Maggio 2013)

Mercoledì 8 Maggio presso l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Podgorica (Montenegro) si è tenuto un incontro a cui hanno partecipato Alessandro Perelli, il Vicepresidente di ALDA, Kerim Medjedovic, delegato dell’ADL di Niksic, il nuovo ambasciatore in Montenegro Eugenio Del Monaco e il Console dell’Ambasciata, Michele Mistò.
Durante l’incontro, Perelli ha illustrato i progetti di cooperazione che legano la Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia a diverse organizzazioni in Montenegro, e che vedono l’ADL di Niksic come partner e il Friuli Venezia Giulia come lead partner. In particolare, sono state discusse le iniziative di progetti riguardanti la certificazione Europea delle foreste nell’area di Rozaje e lo scambio di esperienze nel settore psichiatrico tra la scuola basagliana di Trieste e l’ospedale psichiatrico di Kotor (Cattaro). Kerim Medjedovic ha evidenziato il ruolo dell’ADL di Niksic nel supporto del processo di accesso del Montenegro all’Unione Europea.
L’Ambasciatore Del Monaco ha sottolineato l’importanza dell’azione di AKDA nel campo della promozione dei diritti della democrazia, della difesa delle minoranze e delle pari opportunità, tematiche che saranno sviluppate e promosse dalla giovane Repubblica del Montenegro durante il suo approccio progressivo all’Europa.


Мост от Фриули-Венеция-Джулия до Черногории при помощи проекта о сотрудничестве Ассоциации ALDA (Подгорица, Черногория, 8 мая 2013)

В среду, 8 мая, в Посольстве Италии в г. Подгорица (Черногория) прошла встреча, в которой приняли участие Алессандро Перелли (Alessandro Perelli), вице-президент Ассоциации ALDA, Керим Медьедович (Kerim Medjedovic), делегат от агентства местной демократии г. Никшич, новый Посол Италии в Черногории Эудженио Дель Монако (Eugenio Del Monaco) и советник Посольства Микеле Мисто (Michele Mistò).
Во время встречи г-н Перелли осветил проекты по сотрудничеству между регионом Фриули-Венеция-Джулия и несколькими организациями из Черногории, в которых агентство местной демократии г. Никшич было задействовано в качестве партнера, а Фриули-Венеция-Джулия – в качестве ведущего партнера. В частности, обсуждение затрагивало проектные инициативы, касающиеся европейской сертификации лесов в области Розахе, обмена опытом в области психиатрии между ‘scuola basagliana’ из Триесте и психиатрической больницей в г. Котор (Cattaro). Керим Медьедович подчеркнул роль агентства местной демократии г. Никшич в деле поддержки процесса вступления Черногории в Европейский Союз.
Посол Дель Монако обратил внимание на важность деятельности Ассоциации ALDA в сфере продвижения демократических прав, защиты национальных меньшинств и равных возможностей, а также осветил темы, которые будут развиваться и продвигаться в молодой Республике Черногории во время ее прогрессивного подхода к европейским директивам.


Call for interns as Project Manager Assistant – Deadline: 30 May

The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) is offering two positions for internship as Project Manager Assistant:
•    A 2 months internship from 1st June until 31st July 2013
•    A 6 months internship from 2nd September until end February 2014.

The intern will be based at ALDA’s Strasbourg office and will work under the supervision of ALDA’s Senior Programme Coordinator. For the 6-month traineeship, we encourage applications under the Erasmus Placement grant for non-French applicants.

Main responsibilities:
•    Contributing to projects management and organisation
•    Writing articles for ALDA’s website and reports for internal use.
•    Participating in meetings for ALDA.
•    Participation in drafting project proposals, writing interim and final reports for ongoing projects.
•    Translations in French and English.
•    Assisting in organizing logistics for travels of the Project Managers and the Programme Coordinator and meetings.

Apply by 30 May 2013 by sending a motivation letter and CV in French or in English to aldastrasbourg@aldaintranet.org.

The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) is offering two positions for internship as Project Manager Assistant:
•    A 2 months internship from 1st June until 31st July 2013
•    A 6 months internship from 2nd September until end February 2014.

The intern will be based at ALDA’s Strasbourg office and will work under the supervision of ALDA’s Senior Programme Coordinator. For the 6-month traineeship, we encourage applications under the Erasmus Placement grant for non-French applicants.

Main responsibilities:
•    Contributing to projects management and organisation
•    Writing articles for ALDA’s website and reports for internal use.
•    Participating in meetings for ALDA.
•    Participation in drafting project proposals, writing interim and final reports for ongoing projects.
•    Translations in French and English.
•    Assisting in organizing logistics for travels of the Project Managers and the Programme Coordinator and meetings.

Apply by 30 May 2013 by sending a motivation letter and CV in French or in English to aldastrasbourg@aldaintranet.org.