Continuing our efforts to work in the Mediterranean region - Southern Neighbourhood Forum for Civil Society

A major new initiative for the Southern Mediterranean, aimed at an enhanced and more strategic engagement with civil society, has been launched in Brussels, at the first Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum. Representatives of more than 150 civil society organisations, academics, media, government representatives and international organisations from the Southern Neighbourhood and Europe were present at the launch, at which participants outlined the results of a year-long consultation between the EU and civil society, and marked out the next steps in this process.

Speaking at today’s Forum, ENP Commissioner Štefan Füle asked that, “the Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum becomes a standing commitment to cooperation and engagement to work together towards the betterment of peoples’ lives in the Southern Mediterranean.”

The initiative aims at the creation of mechanisms for sustained, structured dialogue between civil society, the authorities and the EU at a regional level. The structured dialogue will allow civil society representatives to express their views about EU policies in the region and, more broadly, about the policy priorities needed to improve the lives of the people. It is expected that representatives of national authorities from the partner countries will also participate.

The EU will provide funding of up to €1 million, to cover a pilot phase of one year: this will, inter alia, help finance a series of joint learning and training modules for civil society and government officials; dedicated workshops on regional problems such as refugees, migration and environment; the enhancement and capacity development of civil society platforms and networks, as well as the creation of comprehensive communications resources to allow for easier access to information and exchange.

Commissioner Füle said “the language might seem complex, with words such as structures and mechanisms, but what we are trying to establish is the creation of the necessary space, conditions, freedoms and means to allow inclusive dialogue to flourish.” He underlined that “the consultation process with civil society has been open, exploratory and bottom-up without any pre-conceived concept of the structures and mechanisms.”

The event, jointly organised by the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the European Economic and Social Committee, follows a year-long consultation process between the EU and Civil Society organisations aimed at improving dialogue between civil society, the EU and the authorities, and promoting reform in the region. The process will now continue with the announced pilot phase, and the results of those actions will be reported back at the next Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum in June 2015.

This event follows on other initiatives taken by the EU to improve engagement with civil society and increase support, notably the establishment of the Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility.

A major new initiative for the Southern Mediterranean, aimed at an enhanced and more strategic engagement with civil society, has been launched in Brussels, at the first Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum. Representatives of more than 150 civil society organisations, academics, media, government representatives and international organisations from the Southern Neighbourhood and Europe were present at the launch, at which participants outlined the results of a year-long consultation between the EU and civil society, and marked out the next steps in this process.

Speaking at today’s Forum, ENP Commissioner Štefan Füle asked that, “the Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum becomes a standing commitment to cooperation and engagement to work together towards the betterment of peoples’ lives in the Southern Mediterranean.”

The initiative aims at the creation of mechanisms for sustained, structured dialogue between civil society, the authorities and the EU at a regional level. The structured dialogue will allow civil society representatives to express their views about EU policies in the region and, more broadly, about the policy priorities needed to improve the lives of the people. It is expected that representatives of national authorities from the partner countries will also participate.

The EU will provide funding of up to €1 million, to cover a pilot phase of one year: this will, inter alia, help finance a series of joint learning and training modules for civil society and government officials; dedicated workshops on regional problems such as refugees, migration and environment; the enhancement and capacity development of civil society platforms and networks, as well as the creation of comprehensive communications resources to allow for easier access to information and exchange.

Commissioner Füle said “the language might seem complex, with words such as structures and mechanisms, but what we are trying to establish is the creation of the necessary space, conditions, freedoms and means to allow inclusive dialogue to flourish.” He underlined that “the consultation process with civil society has been open, exploratory and bottom-up without any pre-conceived concept of the structures and mechanisms.”

The event, jointly organised by the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the European Economic and Social Committee, follows a year-long consultation process between the EU and Civil Society organisations aimed at improving dialogue between civil society, the EU and the authorities, and promoting reform in the region. The process will now continue with the announced pilot phase, and the results of those actions will be reported back at the next Southern Mediterranean Civil Society Forum in June 2015.

This event follows on other initiatives taken by the EU to improve engagement with civil society and increase support, notably the establishment of the Neighbourhood Civil Society Facility.


Let's build together the LDA in Dnipropetrovsk - Help us fundraising!

In an effort to collect resources to establish the future Local Democracy Agency in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, ALDA has decided to think out of the box and find new tools. For this, we are launching our campaign on the crowd funding platform GivenGain.

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GivenGain is a crowd funding platform dedicated to not-for-profit associations. Through our مشروع, everybody will be able to contribute with an amount of money to the creation of the LDA, as well as to monitor the progress of the fundraising action.

We are calling to all our friends to support us – how? Easy! You can donate, spread the information among your networks, and in case you feel like you want to actively contribute to our goal, you could even participate as an activist by setting up your project to collect money for the LDA.

Should you want more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Communication officer Irene Zanetti: irene.zanetti@aldaintranet.org

In an effort to collect resources to establish the future Local Democracy Agency in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, ALDA has decided to think out of the box and find new tools. For this, we are launching our campaign on the crowd funding platform GivenGain.

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GivenGain is a crowd funding platform dedicated to not-for-profit associations. Through our مشروع, everybody will be able to contribute with an amount of money to the creation of the LDA, as well as to monitor the progress of the fundraising action.

We are calling to all our friends to support us – how? Easy! You can donate, spread the information among your networks, and in case you feel like you want to actively contribute to our goal, you could even participate as an activist by setting up your project to collect money for the LDA.

Should you want more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Communication officer Irene Zanetti: irene.zanetti@aldaintranet.org


Contribuisci alla guida pratica sull'imprenditoria sociale! Progetto TOPSA PATRAS - Call per le Imprese Sociali in Italia

ALDA, nell’ ambito del progetto TOPSA PATRAS, invita le Imprese Sociali italiane a contribuire alla realizzazione della “Guida pratica sull’imprenditoria sociale – Il network delle buone pratiche”.

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Il progetto “TOPSA PATRAS- Local plan for employment adjusted to the needs of the labor market of Patras “ é un progetto che nasce dall’esigenza del comune di Patrasso (Grecia) di rispondere al problema della disoccupazione e della disoccupazione giovanile, in particolare attraverso la promozione di un piano imprenditoriale che miri a far corrispondere sempre di più domanda e offerta sul mercato del lavoro.

Il progetto nasce dalla necessità delle rispondere alle esigenze delle imprese e degli imprenditori locali aiutandoli a svilupparsi nei settori più vivi anche attraverso l’uso delle nuove tecnologie (e-applicazioni, web design, pianificazione energetica, ecc.).

Il progetto prevede che le imprese locali di Patrasso entrino in contatto con altre imprese sociali europee allo scopo di delineare punti di forza e di debolezza del economia sociale attraverso la  condivisione di esperienze e lo scambio di buone pratiche.

ALDA, grazie alla sua rete di attori locali italiani, produrrà una ricerca sulle migliori pratiche in materia di economia sociale, concentrandosi su aspetti che mirano a identificare, valutare e registrare i migliori esempi di economia sociale. Sarà poi prodotta e distribuita una rispettiva guida di buone pratiche che sarà diffusa grazie all’ampia rete di partner di cui ALDA gode.

 

Fai parte di una Impresa Sociale italiana? Ti va di partecipare alla realizzazione di una guida di best practices sull’economia sociale?

Basterà semplicemente rispondere al nostro questionario online.

Non perdere l’opportunità di entrare in contatto con imprenditori sociali di tutta Europa!

 

Per ulteriori informazioni contattare:

Biljana Zasova

Coordinatore Senior dei Porgrammi nella sede centrale ALDA di Strasburgo

Tel +33 (0) 390213067

Email: biljana.zasova@aldaintranet.org

ALDA, nell’ ambito del progetto TOPSA PATRAS, invita le Imprese Sociali italiane a contribuire alla realizzazione della “Guida pratica sull’imprenditoria sociale – Il network delle buone pratiche”.

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Il progetto “TOPSA PATRAS- Local plan for employment adjusted to the needs of the labor market of Patras “ é un progetto che nasce dall’esigenza del comune di Patrasso (Grecia) di rispondere al problema della disoccupazione e della disoccupazione giovanile, in particolare attraverso la promozione di un piano imprenditoriale che miri a far corrispondere sempre di più domanda e offerta sul mercato del lavoro.

Il progetto nasce dalla necessità delle rispondere alle esigenze delle imprese e degli imprenditori locali aiutandoli a svilupparsi nei settori più vivi anche attraverso l’uso delle nuove tecnologie (e-applicazioni, web design, pianificazione energetica, ecc.).

Il progetto prevede che le imprese locali di Patrasso entrino in contatto con altre imprese sociali europee allo scopo di delineare punti di forza e di debolezza del economia sociale attraverso la  condivisione di esperienze e lo scambio di buone pratiche.

ALDA, grazie alla sua rete di attori locali italiani, produrrà una ricerca sulle migliori pratiche in materia di economia sociale, concentrandosi su aspetti che mirano a identificare, valutare e registrare i migliori esempi di economia sociale. Sarà poi prodotta e distribuita una rispettiva guida di buone pratiche che sarà diffusa grazie all’ampia rete di partner di cui ALDA gode.

 

Fai parte di una Impresa Sociale italiana? Ti va di partecipare alla realizzazione di una guida di best practices sull’economia sociale?

Basterà semplicemente rispondere al nostro questionario online.

Non perdere l’opportunità di entrare in contatto con imprenditori sociali di tutta Europa!

 

Per ulteriori informazioni contattare:

Biljana Zasova

Coordinatore Senior dei Porgrammi nella sede centrale ALDA di Strasburgo

Tel +33 (0) 390213067

Email: biljana.zasova@aldaintranet.org


European Elections - AUSE Conference at the University of Padua - 5/6 May 2014

The University Centre for Human Rights of the University of Padua is pleased to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Associazione Universitaria Studi Europei (AUSE) that will take place at the University of Padua on 5 and 6 May 2014 on the theme “Representative Democracy and Political Participation. Towards a transnational European party system”.

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The Conference is organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culutre Executive Agency (EACEA).

 

The Conference is divided into four sessions

 

Session 1 – Towards the 2014 European Parliament elections

Monday 5 May, Palazzo del Bo, Archivio Antico, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Session 2 – Towards a transnational European party system

Monday 5 May, Bo Palace, Ancient Archives, 15:00 – 17:00

 

Session 3 – Towards a more active European citizenship

Tuesday 6 May, Palazzo del Bo, Aula Nievo, 9.00 – 11.00 a.m.

 

Session 4 – Political parties and civil society organisations in the democratic transition in the Southern Mediterranean countries

Tuesday 6 May, Palazzo del Bo, Aula Nievo, 11.00 – 13.00

 

Speakers will include, among others: Luca Barbaini (University of Pavia) Lucio Battistotti (Director of the EU Representation in Italy), Léonce Bekemans (University of Padua), Olga Bombardelli (University of Trento), Oreste Calliano (University of Turin), Raffaella Cinquanta (University of Pavia), Claudio Cressati (University of Udine), Alice Cunha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Roland Freudenstein (Head of Research and Deputy Director of the “Centre for European Studies”, PPE, Brussels), Lousewies van der Laan (Vice President of the ALDE Party), Giuliana Laschi (University of Bologna), Francesca Longo (University of Catania), Marco Mascia (University of Padua, President AUSE), Stefania Panebianco (University of Catania), Antonio Papisca (University of Padua), Daniele Pasquinucci (University of Siena), Massimo Piermattei (University of Tuscia), Stefano Quirico (University of Eastern Piedmont), Emmanuelle Reungoat (Institut d’études Politiques de Strasbourg), Maria Romana Allegri (Sapienza University of Rome), Daniel Tanahatoe (Communication Adviser at ALDE Party, Brussels), Francesco Velo (University of Pavia), Fabio Zucca (University of Insubria).

اشتغلت Associazione Universitaria di Studi Europei, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is part of the European Community Studies Association network, ECSA-World, and represents over 100 Italian professors and researchers who teach and do research in the field of European integration. The main aims of the Association are the promotion of university teaching and research in the field of European studies, the development of collaboration among members and the expansion of university cooperation in Europe and worldwide, the management of transnational research programmes, technical assistance and advice on European integration, and the publication of scientific works on the European Union.

 

For more information see:

Detailed conference programme – ITALIAN

Detailed conference programme – ENGLISH

 

Registration for the event can be made through the modulo online.

The University Centre for Human Rights of the University of Padua is pleased to invite you to the Annual Conference of the Associazione Universitaria Studi Europei (AUSE) that will take place at the University of Padua on 5 and 6 May 2014 on the theme “Representative Democracy and Political Participation. Towards a transnational European party system”.

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The Conference is organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission – Education, Audiovisual and Culutre Executive Agency (EACEA).

 

The Conference is divided into four sessions

 

Session 1 – Towards the 2014 European Parliament elections

Monday 5 May, Palazzo del Bo, Archivio Antico, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

 

Session 2 – Towards a transnational European party system

Monday 5 May, Bo Palace, Ancient Archives, 15:00 – 17:00

 

Session 3 – Towards a more active European citizenship

Tuesday 6 May, Palazzo del Bo, Aula Nievo, 9.00 – 11.00 a.m.

 

Session 4 – Political parties and civil society organisations in the democratic transition in the Southern Mediterranean countries

Tuesday 6 May, Palazzo del Bo, Aula Nievo, 11.00 – 13.00

 

Speakers will include, among others: Luca Barbaini (University of Pavia) Lucio Battistotti (Director of the EU Representation in Italy), Léonce Bekemans (University of Padua), Olga Bombardelli (University of Trento), Oreste Calliano (University of Turin), Raffaella Cinquanta (University of Pavia), Claudio Cressati (University of Udine), Alice Cunha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Roland Freudenstein (Head of Research and Deputy Director of the “Centre for European Studies”, PPE, Brussels), Lousewies van der Laan (Vice President of the ALDE Party), Giuliana Laschi (University of Bologna), Francesca Longo (University of Catania), Marco Mascia (University of Padua, President AUSE), Stefania Panebianco (University of Catania), Antonio Papisca (University of Padua), Daniele Pasquinucci (University of Siena), Massimo Piermattei (University of Tuscia), Stefano Quirico (University of Eastern Piedmont), Emmanuelle Reungoat (Institut d’études Politiques de Strasbourg), Maria Romana Allegri (Sapienza University of Rome), Daniel Tanahatoe (Communication Adviser at ALDE Party, Brussels), Francesco Velo (University of Pavia), Fabio Zucca (University of Insubria).

اشتغلت Associazione Universitaria di Studi Europei, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is part of the European Community Studies Association network, ECSA-World, and represents over 100 Italian professors and researchers who teach and do research in the field of European integration. The main aims of the Association are the promotion of university teaching and research in the field of European studies, the development of collaboration among members and the expansion of university cooperation in Europe and worldwide, the management of transnational research programmes, technical assistance and advice on European integration, and the publication of scientific works on the European Union.

 

For more information see:

Detailed conference programme – ITALIAN

Detailed conference programme – ENGLISH

 

Registration for the event can be made through the modulo online.


Looking forward for reforms in Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries

On the 28th of April 2014, ALDA participated in a مؤتمر organised by CORLEAP of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, discussing reforms and that Eastern Partnership countries need to undergo to achieve better devolution of state powers, deeper decentralisation and fiscal autonomy.

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Decentralisation is an important aspect of any democratic transformation as it enables citizens to exert real influence over the local decision-making process. While there is no ‘best model’ for decentralisation, the experience of the EU member states shows that decentralised executives are generally more efficient and cost effective as well as more aware of the local needs.

Among the panellists of the conference was ALDA’s partner in Azerbaijan, Mr Samir Aliyev, representing the Centre for Support for Economic Initiatives and NGO Alliance for Municipality Development (BiNA) who presented the situation in Azerbaijan and discussed necessary steps towards making progress in local self-governance policies.

On the 28th of April 2014, ALDA participated in a مؤتمر organised by CORLEAP of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, discussing reforms and that Eastern Partnership countries need to undergo to achieve better devolution of state powers, deeper decentralisation and fiscal autonomy.

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Decentralisation is an important aspect of any democratic transformation as it enables citizens to exert real influence over the local decision-making process. While there is no ‘best model’ for decentralisation, the experience of the EU member states shows that decentralised executives are generally more efficient and cost effective as well as more aware of the local needs.

Among the panellists of the conference was ALDA’s partner in Azerbaijan, Mr Samir Aliyev, representing the Centre for Support for Economic Initiatives and NGO Alliance for Municipality Development (BiNA) who presented the situation in Azerbaijan and discussed necessary steps towards making progress in local self-governance policies.


Belarus, support civil society and local authorities working together

In Gomel, last Saturday, an important meeting within the civil society groups of the region, actively involved in local governance development and the empowerment of Civil Society, took place.

The Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, accompanied the President of the Lev Sapieha Foundation, Miroslav Kobasa. They were hosted by the local partners of different citizens’ initiatives. The value of possible decentralisation and the involvement of citizens were presented as well the European best practices in the matter.

“In order to steer reforms, we need a political will, support of citizens, experts that provide guidance and people that will implement the reforms”, stated Miroslav Kobasa, answering to some of the very practical questions of the participants.

 

The activities of ALDA in Belarus support initiatives of citizens working together with local authorities. They are implemented with the support of the European Commission and local partners.


Soutien à la coopération entre société civile et autorités locales au Belarus

Un important rassemblement de groupes de la société civile s’est tenu à Gomel (Belarus). Les acteurs présents sont activement impliqués dans le développement de la gouvernance locale et le renforcement de la société civile dans la région de Gomel.

Mme. Antonella Valmorbida, Directrice de l’ALDA, y a accompagné M. Miroslav Kobasa, Président de la Fondation Lev Sapieha. Ils ont été accueillis par les partenaires locaux de différentes initiatives citoyennes. Les bénéfices et la valeur de la décentralisation et de l’implication citoyenne ont été présentés, ainsi que les meilleures pratiques européennes en la matière.

« Pour conduire des réformes, nous avons besoin de volonté politique, du soutien des citoyens, d’experts pouvant nous guider, et de personnes pouvant les mettre en œuvre », a indiqué M. Kobasa, en réponse à des questions pratiques des participants.

Les activités menées par l’ALDA au Belarus soutiennent les initiatives de citoyens travaillant avec les autorités locales. Elles sont misent en œuvre avec le soutien de la Commission européenne et de partenaires locaux.


Bielorussia: sostegno alla cooperazione tra la società civile e le autorità locali

Un importante meeting con i gruppi della società civile, attivamente coinvolti nello sviluppo della governance locale e del potenziamento della società civile, si è tenuto a Gomel, in Bielorussia.
La direttrice di ALDA Antonella Valmorbida ha partecipato assieme a Miroslav Kobasa, presidente della Fondazione ‘Lev Sapieha’. Sono stati ospitati da partner di differenti iniziative locali. Il valore aggiunto del decentramento e del coinvolgimento dei cittadini sono stati presentati, assieme alle buone pratiche europee in materia.
“Per ottenere riforme, abbiamo bisogno di volontà politica, supporto dei cittadini, esperti che guidino il processo, e persone che implementino le riforme”, ha affermato Miroslav Kobasa, rispondendo ad alcune domande molto pratiche e propositive dei partecipanti.
L’attività di ALDA in Bielorussia supporta le iniziative locali dei cittadini in collaborazione con le autorità locali. Sono implementate con il sostegno della Commissione Europea e di partner locali.


Беларусь: поддержка сотрудничества между гражданским обществом и местными властями

Важное совещание групп гражданского общества, активно вовлеченных в развитие местного управления и укрепления гражданского общества, прошло в Гомеле, в Беларуси.
Директор ALDA Антонелла Вальморбида приняла в нем участие вместе с Мирославом Кобаса, президентом фонда ‘Льва Сапеги’. Их принимали партнеры различных местных инициатив. Была представлена дополнительная значимость децентрализации и вовлечения граждан вместе с рекомендуемыми европейскими практиками в данной области.
“Чтобы получить реформы, необходимо политическое желание, поддержка граждан, эксперты, которые руководили бы процессом, и люди, которые осуществляли бы реформы”, сказал Мирослав Кобаса, отвечая на некоторые очень практические и позитивные вопросы участников.
Деятельность ALDA в Беларуси поддерживает местные инициативы граждан в сотрудничестве с местными властями. Она осуществляется при поддержке Европейской Комиссии и местных партнеров.


Belorusija daje podršku saradnji civilnog društva i lokalnih vlasti

U Gomelju , u Belorusiji , održan je važan sastanak sa grupama civilnog društva u regionu, koje aktivno učestvuju u razvoju lokalne samouprave i osnaživanju civilnog društva.

Direktor ALDA, Antonela Valmorbida i predsednika Fondacije Lev Sapieha, Miroslav Kobaša bili su primljeni od strane lokalnih partnera različitih inicijativa građana. Predstavljena je važnost moguće decentralizacije i uključivanja građana, kao i najbolje evropske prakse po tom pitanju.

“Da bi se desile reforme, potrebna nam je politička volja, podrška građana, stručnjaka koji pružaju smernice i ljudi koji će sprovoditi reforme” , izjavio je Miroslav Kobaša , odgovarajući na neka od veoma praktičnih pitanja učesnika .

Aktivnosti ALDA u Belorusiji podržavaju inicijative građana koji sarađuju sa lokalnim vlastima. Oni se sprovode uz podršku Evropske komisije i lokalnih partnera.

In Gomel, last Saturday, an important meeting within the civil society groups of the region, actively involved in local governance development and the empowerment of Civil Society, took place.

The Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, accompanied the President of the Lev Sapieha Foundation, Miroslav Kobasa. They were hosted by the local partners of different citizens’ initiatives. The value of possible decentralisation and the involvement of citizens were presented as well the European best practices in the matter.

“In order to steer reforms, we need a political will, support of citizens, experts that provide guidance and people that will implement the reforms”, stated Miroslav Kobasa, answering to some of the very practical questions of the participants.

 

The activities of ALDA in Belarus support initiatives of citizens working together with local authorities. They are implemented with the support of the European Commission and local partners.


Soutien à la coopération entre société civile et autorités locales au Belarus

Un important rassemblement de groupes de la société civile s’est tenu à Gomel (Belarus). Les acteurs présents sont activement impliqués dans le développement de la gouvernance locale et le renforcement de la société civile dans la région de Gomel.

Mme. Antonella Valmorbida, Directrice de l’ALDA, y a accompagné M. Miroslav Kobasa, Président de la Fondation Lev Sapieha. Ils ont été accueillis par les partenaires locaux de différentes initiatives citoyennes. Les bénéfices et la valeur de la décentralisation et de l’implication citoyenne ont été présentés, ainsi que les meilleures pratiques européennes en la matière.

« Pour conduire des réformes, nous avons besoin de volonté politique, du soutien des citoyens, d’experts pouvant nous guider, et de personnes pouvant les mettre en œuvre », a indiqué M. Kobasa, en réponse à des questions pratiques des participants.

Les activités menées par l’ALDA au Belarus soutiennent les initiatives de citoyens travaillant avec les autorités locales. Elles sont misent en œuvre avec le soutien de la Commission européenne et de partenaires locaux.


Bielorussia: sostegno alla cooperazione tra la società civile e le autorità locali

Un importante meeting con i gruppi della società civile, attivamente coinvolti nello sviluppo della governance locale e del potenziamento della società civile, si è tenuto a Gomel, in Bielorussia.
La direttrice di ALDA Antonella Valmorbida ha partecipato assieme a Miroslav Kobasa, presidente della Fondazione ‘Lev Sapieha’. Sono stati ospitati da partner di differenti iniziative locali. Il valore aggiunto del decentramento e del coinvolgimento dei cittadini sono stati presentati, assieme alle buone pratiche europee in materia.
“Per ottenere riforme, abbiamo bisogno di volontà politica, supporto dei cittadini, esperti che guidino il processo, e persone che implementino le riforme”, ha affermato Miroslav Kobasa, rispondendo ad alcune domande molto pratiche e propositive dei partecipanti.
L’attività di ALDA in Bielorussia supporta le iniziative locali dei cittadini in collaborazione con le autorità locali. Sono implementate con il sostegno della Commissione Europea e di partner locali.


Беларусь: поддержка сотрудничества между гражданским обществом и местными властями

Важное совещание групп гражданского общества, активно вовлеченных в развитие местного управления и укрепления гражданского общества, прошло в Гомеле, в Беларуси.
Директор ALDA Антонелла Вальморбида приняла в нем участие вместе с Мирославом Кобаса, президентом фонда ‘Льва Сапеги’. Их принимали партнеры различных местных инициатив. Была представлена дополнительная значимость децентрализации и вовлечения граждан вместе с рекомендуемыми европейскими практиками в данной области.
“Чтобы получить реформы, необходимо политическое желание, поддержка граждан, эксперты, которые руководили бы процессом, и люди, которые осуществляли бы реформы”, сказал Мирослав Кобаса, отвечая на некоторые очень практические и позитивные вопросы участников.
Деятельность ALDA в Беларуси поддерживает местные инициативы граждан в сотрудничестве с местными властями. Она осуществляется при поддержке Европейской Комиссии и местных партнеров.


Belorusija daje podršku saradnji civilnog društva i lokalnih vlasti

U Gomelju , u Belorusiji , održan je važan sastanak sa grupama civilnog društva u regionu, koje aktivno učestvuju u razvoju lokalne samouprave i osnaživanju civilnog društva.

Direktor ALDA, Antonela Valmorbida i predsednika Fondacije Lev Sapieha, Miroslav Kobaša bili su primljeni od strane lokalnih partnera različitih inicijativa građana. Predstavljena je važnost moguće decentralizacije i uključivanja građana, kao i najbolje evropske prakse po tom pitanju.

“Da bi se desile reforme, potrebna nam je politička volja, podrška građana, stručnjaka koji pružaju smernice i ljudi koji će sprovoditi reforme” , izjavio je Miroslav Kobaša , odgovarajući na neka od veoma praktičnih pitanja učesnika .

Aktivnosti ALDA u Belorusiji podržavaju inicijative građana koji sarađuju sa lokalnim vlastima. Oni se sprovode uz podršku Evropske komisije i lokalnih partnera.


Seminari Nazionale ed Internazionale di Ventotene - Edizione 2014

Sono aperte le candidature ai Seminari Nazionale ed Internazionale di Ventotene, edizione 2014, che si svolgeranno dal 31 agosto al 5 settembre.

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La scadenza per presentare le domande di partecipazione è il 31 maggio.

La raccolta delle candidature avverrà esclusivamente on line tramite il modulo dedicato raggiungibile a partire dall’home page del sito dell’Istituto di Studi Federalisti “Altiero Spinelli”

Consulta inoltre il bando dei seminari, comprensivo di condizioni di partecipazione.

Sono aperte le candidature ai Seminari Nazionale ed Internazionale di Ventotene, edizione 2014, che si svolgeranno dal 31 agosto al 5 settembre.

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La scadenza per presentare le domande di partecipazione è il 31 maggio.

La raccolta delle candidature avverrà esclusivamente on line tramite il modulo dedicato raggiungibile a partire dall’home page del sito dell’Istituto di Studi Federalisti “Altiero Spinelli”

Consulta inoltre il bando dei seminari, comprensivo di condizioni di partecipazione.


FIRST EUROPEAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

The First European Presidential Debate will take place on Monday 28th April in Maastricht. The debate, hosted by the City of Maastricht, Maastricht University, Connect Limburg and the European Youth Forum, will see the candidates for the presidency of the European Commission battle out key issues on the future of Europe.

The debate will be held in front of an audience of 700 young people and broadcast live worldwide in 13 languages on Euronews.

Click on the eudebate2014 website to follow the livestreaming of the debate!

The First European Presidential Debate will take place on Monday 28th April in Maastricht. The debate, hosted by the City of Maastricht, Maastricht University, Connect Limburg and the European Youth Forum, will see the candidates for the presidency of the European Commission battle out key issues on the future of Europe.

The debate will be held in front of an audience of 700 young people and broadcast live worldwide in 13 languages on Euronews.

Click on the eudebate2014 website to follow the livestreaming of the debate!


Volunteer of CIVICUS in ALDA office in Brussels

Thanks to the tight collaboration with CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation, our office in Brussels will host a volunteer working for the Alliance.

Cecilia has started today, and she will work closely with our our colleagues Mariam, Head of Brussels office, and Nikos. Her activity will further strenghten the ongoing cooperation between ALDA and CIVICUS, thus contributing to promoting citizens’ participation and cooperation between civil society and local authorities in Europe and in the world.

See the website of CIVICUS

Thanks to the tight collaboration with CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation, our office in Brussels will host a volunteer working for the Alliance.

Cecilia has started today, and she will work closely with our our colleagues Mariam, Head of Brussels office, and Nikos. Her activity will further strenghten the ongoing cooperation between ALDA and CIVICUS, thus contributing to promoting citizens’ participation and cooperation between civil society and local authorities in Europe and in the world.

See the website of CIVICUS


Promoting civil and economic rights of Algerian women

How to strengthen the civil and economic rights of Algerian women will be the focus of the seminar – training launched by ALDA, in cooperation with the Municipality of Monfalcone and the Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Hommes (LADDH), that will take place in Alger next Saturday, 26 April. The event will gather together women, representatives of women associations as well as representatives of local organisations promoting human rights and the social and economic inclusion of women in Algeria.

The training is a key step of the project ENSEMBLE, funded by the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia within the framework of the regional programme on Development Cooperation and International Partnership. The project envisages to strengthen the professional and entrepreneurial skills of women in the country as key element to foster the economic and social development at local level, mainly in rural and peripheral areas.

ALDA will bring in its expertise in the field by showcasing successful practices developed within its euro-Mediterranean cooperation framework. Particular attention will be given to the concept of citizen participation, core mission of ALDA since its establishment. Participants will reflect upon the relation between citizen participation and social and economic development with special focus on women. Mr Lucio Gregoretti, Head of Office on Tourism, Public Relations and International Affairs of the Municipality of Monfalcone and member of ALDA’s Governing Board, Mr Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA and Mr Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager will be the keynote speakers of the event.

How to strengthen the civil and economic rights of Algerian women will be the focus of the seminar – training launched by ALDA, in cooperation with the Municipality of Monfalcone and the Ligue Algérienne pour la Défense des Droits de l’Hommes (LADDH), that will take place in Alger next Saturday, 26 April. The event will gather together women, representatives of women associations as well as representatives of local organisations promoting human rights and the social and economic inclusion of women in Algeria.

The training is a key step of the project ENSEMBLE, funded by the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia within the framework of the regional programme on Development Cooperation and International Partnership. The project envisages to strengthen the professional and entrepreneurial skills of women in the country as key element to foster the economic and social development at local level, mainly in rural and peripheral areas.

ALDA will bring in its expertise in the field by showcasing successful practices developed within its euro-Mediterranean cooperation framework. Particular attention will be given to the concept of citizen participation, core mission of ALDA since its establishment. Participants will reflect upon the relation between citizen participation and social and economic development with special focus on women. Mr Lucio Gregoretti, Head of Office on Tourism, Public Relations and International Affairs of the Municipality of Monfalcone and member of ALDA’s Governing Board, Mr Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA and Mr Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager will be the keynote speakers of the event.