Europe for Citizens: publication of the Programme Guide 2014-2020

On Tuesday, 6th May, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission officially published the official guidelines of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020.

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Accordingly with what was announced earlier, the deadlines are as follow:

– Strand 1 – European remembrance: 4 June 2014 (for projects starting between 1 August 2014 and 31 January 2015);

– Strand 2 – Town-Twinning: 4 June 2014 (for projects starting between 1 July 2014 and 30 September 2015) and 1 September 2014 (for projects starting between 1 June 2015 and 31 December 2015);

– Strand 2 – Networks of Towns: 4 June 2014 (for projects starting between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015) and 1 September 2014 (for projects starting between 1 June 2015 and 31 December 2015);

– Strand 2 – Civil Society Projects: 1 September 2014 (for projects starting between 1 September 2014 and 31 January 2015).

ALDA is also proud to be recognized by the European Commission as one of the 26 most active organisations that work in the field of Active Citizenship. Indeed, since 2008, ALDA obtains the Operating Grant by the Executive Agency of the European Commission.

For more information and for the programme guide, consult the official website of EACEA

On Tuesday, 6th May, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission officially published the official guidelines of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020.

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Accordingly with what was announced earlier, the deadlines are as follow:

– Strand 1 – European remembrance: 4 June 2014 (for projects starting between 1 August 2014 and 31 January 2015);

– Strand 2 – Town-Twinning: 4 June 2014 (for projects starting between 1 July 2014 and 30 September 2015) and 1 September 2014 (for projects starting between 1 June 2015 and 31 December 2015);

– Strand 2 – Networks of Towns: 4 June 2014 (for projects starting between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015) and 1 September 2014 (for projects starting between 1 June 2015 and 31 December 2015);

– Strand 2 – Civil Society Projects: 1 September 2014 (for projects starting between 1 September 2014 and 31 January 2015).

ALDA is also proud to be recognized by the European Commission as one of the 26 most active organisations that work in the field of Active Citizenship. Indeed, since 2008, ALDA obtains the Operating Grant by the Executive Agency of the European Commission.

For more information and for the programme guide, consult the official website of EACEA

 


Villanueva de la Cañada: Building Europe

On 8-9 May 2014, the Municipality of Villanueva de la Cañada, member of ALDA, organized an event on Europe.

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The event of 8th May focused on the celebration of the Europe Day, entitled “Construimos Europa” – Building Europe – showing the activities developed by all the countries of EU through tolerance and solidarity. During the event they also mentioned the role of ALDA in the improvement of local democracy, and the importance of the relationship and the collaboration between ALDA and Villanueva de la Cañada.

The event of 9th May was characterized by a theater program in English, called “Tell a Story”, that aims to the learning of other foreign languages of the EU, which involved children from schools of the Municipality, with a final award ceremony.

In the photos below, Mr. Luis Manuel Partida Brunete, Mayor of Villanueva de la Cañada, Mr. Borja Corominas Fisas, General Director for European Affairs and Cooperation with the State of the Community of Madrid, and Mrs. Randa Sayegh Hamati, Responsible for European Affairs and Immigration of Villanueva de la Cañada Municipality.

On 8-9 May 2014, the Municipality of Villanueva de la Cañada, member of ALDA, organized an event on Europe.

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The event of 8th May focused on the celebration of the Europe Day, entitled “Construimos Europa” – Building Europe – showing the activities developed by all the countries of EU through tolerance and solidarity. During the event they also mentioned the role of ALDA in the improvement of local democracy, and the importance of the relationship and the collaboration between ALDA and Villanueva de la Cañada.

The event of 9th May was characterized by a theater program in English, called “Tell a Story”, that aims to the learning of other foreign languages of the EU, which involved children from schools of the Municipality, with a final award ceremony.

In the photos below, Mr. Luis Manuel Partida Brunete, Mayor of Villanueva de la Cañada, Mr. Borja Corominas Fisas, General Director for European Affairs and Cooperation with the State of the Community of Madrid, and Mrs. Randa Sayegh Hamati, Responsible for European Affairs and Immigration of Villanueva de la Cañada Municipality.


ALDA at the Citizens project in Lisbon

Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager, will be representing ALDA at the Citizens project activity taking place in Lisbon from 13 to 14 May.

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The aim of the event is to bring together representatives of associations from 9 different countries across wider Europe to exchange ideas and good practices and to debate, through visits, workshops and meetings with local stakeholders, the role of public spaces, local communities and signs of local cultural identity.

ALDA will bring in its expertise by showcasing successful initiatives promoting good management of public spaces through the cooperation between citizens and local authorities.

The Citizens project is funded by the “Learning Throughout Life – Grundtvig Learning Partners’ programme” of the European Union.

Read also the agenda of the meeting (pdf).

Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager, will be representing ALDA at the Citizens project activity taking place in Lisbon from 13 to 14 May.

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The aim of the event is to bring together representatives of associations from 9 different countries across wider Europe to exchange ideas and good practices and to debate, through visits, workshops and meetings with local stakeholders, the role of public spaces, local communities and signs of local cultural identity.

ALDA will bring in its expertise by showcasing successful initiatives promoting good management of public spaces through the cooperation between citizens and local authorities.

The Citizens project is funded by the “Learning Throughout Life – Grundtvig Learning Partners’ programme” of the European Union.

Read also the agenda of the meeting (pdf).


La voce di ALDA su Il Giornale di Vicenza

Oggi, su Il Giornale di Vicenza, l’aricolo dedicato alla cooperazione tra ALDA e MFE.

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“Europa, più integrazione contro crisi e populismo”: questo il titolo dell’articolo dedicato alla forte collaborazione tra Movimento Federalista Europeo (MFE) ed ALDA, unite nel percorso verso le elezioni del Parlamento Europeo 2014 per il rafforzamento dell’Unione Europea.

Fabio Pietribiasi, segretario della sezione Vicentina del MFE, e Antonella Valmorbida, Direttrice dell’ALDA, esprimono la loro opinione sulla condizione attuale dell’Unione Europea, e la loro forte motivazione a puntare su un’Europa più federalista e più unita.

“L’Europa non è solo economia – dice Antonella Valmorbida – ma uno dei posti più progrediti del mondo, in cui molti vorrebero vivere trovando libertà, diritti, protezione sociale”.

Le elezioni del Parlamento Europeo, che si terranno il 25 maggio 2014, metteranno a dura prova le sorti dell’Europa, crediamo, destinata a perdersi o a rafforzarsi sempre di più.

Cliccate qui per leggere l’articolo.

Oggi, su Il Giornale di Vicenza, l’aricolo dedicato alla cooperazione tra ALDA e MFE.

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“Europa, più integrazione contro crisi e populismo”: questo il titolo dell’articolo dedicato alla forte collaborazione tra Movimento Federalista Europeo (MFE) ed ALDA, unite nel percorso verso le elezioni del Parlamento Europeo 2014 per il rafforzamento dell’Unione Europea.

Fabio Pietribiasi, segretario della sezione Vicentina del MFE, e Antonella Valmorbida, Direttrice dell’ALDA, esprimono la loro opinione sulla condizione attuale dell’Unione Europea, e la loro forte motivazione a puntare su un’Europa più federalista e più unita.

“L’Europa non è solo economia – dice Antonella Valmorbida – ma uno dei posti più progrediti del mondo, in cui molti vorrebero vivere trovando libertà, diritti, protezione sociale”.

Le elezioni del Parlamento Europeo, che si terranno il 25 maggio 2014, metteranno a dura prova le sorti dell’Europa, crediamo, destinata a perdersi o a rafforzarsi sempre di più.

Cliccate qui per leggere l’articolo.


ALDA celebrates Europe Day, and keeps working hard towards the European elections!

Like every year, 9 May is definitely a day worth celebrating. Despite all criticism and Euroscepticism, the successes of the European Union for its citizens are blatant – last but not least in my country, Croatia, which joined the Union in July 2013.

2013 was the European Year dedicated to citizens, and ALDA was extremely active with projects and activities promoting awareness of the EU citizenship, as well as citizens’ participation. By sitting in the Steering Committee of the European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA), we were deeply involved in drafting the recommendations to EU institutions to improve democratic European citizenship.

Like every year, 9 May is definitely a day worth celebrating. Despite all criticism and Euroscepticism, the successes of the European Union for its citizens are blatant – last but not least in my country, Croatia, which joined the Union in July 2013.

2013 was the European Year dedicated to citizens, and ALDA was extremely active with projects and activities promoting awareness of the EU citizenship, as well as citizens’ participation. By sitting in the Steering Committee of the European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA), we were deeply involved in drafting the recommendations to EU institutions to improve democratic European citizenship.


We support the ECI 'New Deal for Europe'

ALDA is glad to support the European Citizens’ Initiative called ‘New Deal for Europe‘ – For a European special plan for sustainable development and employment.

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A public investment plan to help Europe get out of the crisis through the development of knowledge society and the creation of new jobs especially for youth.

Between its main objectives:

  • a EU special program of public investments for the production and financing of European public goods (renewable energy, research and innovation, infrastructural networks, ecological agriculture, protection of the environment and cultural heritage);
  • a special European Solidarity Fund to create new jobs especially for young people;
  • increasing the own resources of the European budget through a financial transactions tax and a carbon tax.

Thanks to the European Citizens’ Initiative, by collecting at least 1 million signatures in at least 7 European member states, it is possible to request that European Commission make a legislative proposal to implement the Plan, with the aim to end the current crisis, to change Europe, to give all of us hope again.

ALDA supports the initiave and invites you all to sign for the ‘New Deal for Europe’. Let’s change things!

قم بزيارة European Citizens’ Initiative.

ALDA is glad to support the European Citizens’ Initiative called ‘New Deal for Europe‘ – For a European special plan for sustainable development and employment.

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A public investment plan to help Europe get out of the crisis through the development of knowledge society and the creation of new jobs especially for youth.

Between its main objectives:

  • a EU special program of public investments for the production and financing of European public goods (renewable energy, research and innovation, infrastructural networks, ecological agriculture, protection of the environment and cultural heritage);
  • a special European Solidarity Fund to create new jobs especially for young people;
  • increasing the own resources of the European budget through a financial transactions tax and a carbon tax.

Thanks to the European Citizens’ Initiative, by collecting at least 1 million signatures in at least 7 European member states, it is possible to request that European Commission make a legislative proposal to implement the Plan, with the aim to end the current crisis, to change Europe, to give all of us hope again.

ALDA supports the initiave and invites you all to sign for the ‘New Deal for Europe’. Let’s change things!

قم بزيارة European Citizens’ Initiative.


CONCORD conference on EYD2015: Engaging Citizens for Global Justice

On 16 May, a CONCORD conference about EYD2015 will take place in Brussels.

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The conference has been organised by CONCORD EYD2015 Task Force and DEEEP/DARE Forum and it is made up of a public, open, institutional part in the morning, coordinated by Serena Foracchia (Reggio nel Mondo Agency), and a CONCORD internal part in the afternoon, coordinated by Marco Boaria (Resource and Development Unit Coordinator of ALDA).

Objectives of the conference will be:

  •  To inform civil society on the state of affairs regarding the EYD2015
  • To link various actors to work together on the year
  • To co-shape CONCORD’s message and campaign

On 16 May, a CONCORD conference about EYD2015 will take place in Brussels.

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The conference has been organised by CONCORD EYD2015 Task Force and DEEEP/DARE Forum and it is made up of a public, open, institutional part in the morning, coordinated by Serena Foracchia (Reggio nel Mondo Agency), and a CONCORD internal part in the afternoon, coordinated by Marco Boaria (Resource and Development Unit Coordinator of ALDA).

Objectives of the conference will be:

  •  To inform civil society on the state of affairs regarding the EYD2015
  • To link various actors to work together on the year
  • To co-shape CONCORD’s message and campaign


Incontro informativo sul voto alle elezioni europee, Ravenna

L’Ufficio Politiche Europee del Comune di Ravenna organizza in data 8 maggio un incontro informativo sul voto alle elezioni Europee.

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La giornata informativa sulla sensibilizzazione al voto è rivolta in particolare agli studenti delle classi V delle scuole superiori e agli studenti universitari del Polo scientifico-didattico di Ravenna, città candidata a capitale europea della cultura 2019.

L’incontro si terrà giovedì 8 maggio, dalle ore 9.00 alle ore 12.30 presso Sala Cavalcoli in Via L.C. Farini, 14 – Ravenna.

Iniziativa realizzata in collaborazione con Europe Direct di Forlì.

Antonella Valmorbida, Direttrice di ALDA – Association of Local Democracy Agencies – parteciperà come speaker all’incontro.

Maggiori informazioni sul programma disponibili su “Elezioni europee: anche tu lascia un segno in Europa” (pdf)

L’Ufficio Politiche Europee del Comune di Ravenna organizza in data 8 maggio un incontro informativo sul voto alle elezioni Europee.

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La giornata informativa sulla sensibilizzazione al voto è rivolta in particolare agli studenti delle classi V delle scuole superiori e agli studenti universitari del Polo scientifico-didattico di Ravenna, città candidata a capitale europea della cultura 2019.

L’incontro si terrà giovedì 8 maggio, dalle ore 9.00 alle ore 12.30 presso Sala Cavalcoli in Via L.C. Farini, 14 – Ravenna.

Iniziativa realizzata in collaborazione con Europe Direct di Forlì.

Antonella Valmorbida, Direttrice di ALDA – Association of Local Democracy Agencies – parteciperà come speaker all’incontro.

Maggiori informazioni sul programma disponibili su “Elezioni europee: anche tu lascia un segno in Europa” (pdf)


ENSEMBLE project: final workshop on citizenship rights

On the 26th April, in Algeri, took place the final workshop of ENSEMBLE project, supported by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

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It is the final step of a great process, that since 2012 produced educational activities, campaigns to raise awareness and information, the opening of a Services Centre and a an educational and professional Guidance Center.

Goal of the project is to promote the social dialogue and to improve the application of the “Mediterranean Partnership” principles, with a particular focus on equal opportunities and improvement of women’s social status issues.

Fundamental partner of the project was ALDA – Association of Local Democracy Agencies – in collaboration with the LDA Skopje.

Leadership of ENSEMBLE project is Monfalcone Municipality. The project focuses on the Institutional Building process support, on the affirmation of rights and on social and occupational integration for individuals that are vulnerable in the democratization context which is occurring in the Mediterranean area.

Read more about ENSEMBLE project

On the 26th April, in Algeri, took place the final workshop of ENSEMBLE project, supported by Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.

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It is the final step of a great process, that since 2012 produced educational activities, campaigns to raise awareness and information, the opening of a Services Centre and a an educational and professional Guidance Center.

Goal of the project is to promote the social dialogue and to improve the application of the “Mediterranean Partnership” principles, with a particular focus on equal opportunities and improvement of women’s social status issues.

Fundamental partner of the project was ALDA – Association of Local Democracy Agencies – in collaboration with the LDA Skopje.

Leadership of ENSEMBLE project is Monfalcone Municipality. The project focuses on the Institutional Building process support, on the affirmation of rights and on social and occupational integration for individuals that are vulnerable in the democratization context which is occurring in the Mediterranean area.

Read more about ENSEMBLE project


CHARM: Call for participants

The project CHARM – Creativity and Healthy style: Advancing the Role of Music approved by the European Commission within the framework of the “Youth in Action Programme”, is a joint initiative of 8 organisations coming from Italy, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey which are strongly active in the field of youth.

The training will be held in Arzignano, a small Romanic town located in the north-east of Italy in the province of Vicenza, in the Veneto Region, from 1 to 7 July 2014.

Participating in the training will enable you to acquire new skills, receive information and tools, find potential partners for your activities and, above all, meet new friends and learn by having fun!

ALDA is now looking for young French citizens أو residents in France, aged between 18 and 30 years, with a basic knowledge of English, interested in music and in being part of a multicultural context!

To apply for this activity please send your CV to both Biljana Zasova (biljana.zasova@aldaintranet.org) and Aldo Xhani (aldo.xhani@aldaintranet.org).

Deadline: 30 May 2014 at the very latest.

The project CHARM – Creativity and Healthy style: Advancing the Role of Music approved by the European Commission within the framework of the “Youth in Action Programme”, is a joint initiative of 8 organisations coming from Italy, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey which are strongly active in the field of youth.

The training will be held in Arzignano, a small Romanic town located in the north-east of Italy in the province of Vicenza, in the Veneto Region, from 1 to 7 July 2014.

Participating in the training will enable you to acquire new skills, receive information and tools, find potential partners for your activities and, above all, meet new friends and learn by having fun!

ALDA is now looking for young French citizens أو residents in France, aged between 18 and 30 years, with a basic knowledge of English, interested in music and in being part of a multicultural context!

To apply for this activity please send your CV to both Biljana Zasova (biljana.zasova@aldaintranet.org) and Aldo Xhani (aldo.xhani@aldaintranet.org).

Deadline: 30 May 2014 at the very latest.