BESPAT - تحليل مقترح الممارسات الجيدة للإجراءات والسياسات

BESPAT - تحليل مقترح الممارسات الجيدة للإجراءات والسياسات. التنفيذ المنهجي

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BESPAT - تحليل مقترح الممارسات الجيدة للإجراءات والسياسات. التنفيذ المنهجي

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التقرير السنوي 2015 - سلم

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التقرير السنوي 2015 - سلم - السلطات المحلية كدوافع للتثقيف التنموي ورفع الوعي

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Kairouan, ville hôte de la future Agence de la Démocratie Locale en Tunisie

Ce jeudi 28 avril, M. Alessandro Perelli, vice-président d’ALDA, Mme Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale, et Mme Anne-Laure Joedicke, Coordinatrice pour la Méditerranée, étaient présents à Kairouan pour l’officialisation de la coopération avec la Commune de Kairouan dans le cadre de l’ouverture d’une Agence de la Démocratie Locale en Tunisie.

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L’officialisation s’est faite autour d’une rencontre publique organisée en coopération avec le PASC – le Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile en Tunisie, en présence de la société civile, des médias et des représentants de la commune et du Gouvernorat de Kairouan.
A cette occasion, le Premier Délégué, M. Bassem Chrigui, et le Maire adjoint ont confirmé la volonté de la Commune d’accueillir la future Agence de la Démocratie Locale (ADL), qui sera aussi la première ADL en Méditerranée.
Tous ont salué cette nouvelle initiative et les efforts déjà entrepris en faveur de la démocratie locale en Tunisie. Ainsi Alessandro Perelli a-t-il déclaré lors de la conférence de presse qui a suivi la rencontre : « C’est avec émotion et fierté que je suis ici aujourd’hui, là où tant de combats ont été et sont encore menés en faveur de la démocratie, et de sentir que la démocratie locale est bel et bien en marche ».

Ce jeudi 28 avril, M. Alessandro Perelli, vice-président d’ALDA, Mme Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale, et Mme Anne-Laure Joedicke, Coordinatrice pour la Méditerranée, étaient présents à Kairouan pour l’officialisation de la coopération avec la Commune de Kairouan dans le cadre de l’ouverture d’une Agence de la Démocratie Locale en Tunisie.

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L’officialisation s’est faite autour d’une rencontre publique organisée en coopération avec le PASC – le Programme d’Appui à la Société Civile en Tunisie, en présence de la société civile, des médias et des représentants de la commune et du Gouvernorat de Kairouan.
A cette occasion, le Premier Délégué, M. Bassem Chrigui, et le Maire adjoint ont confirmé la volonté de la Commune d’accueillir la future Agence de la Démocratie Locale (ADL), qui sera aussi la première ADL en Méditerranée.
Tous ont salué cette nouvelle initiative et les efforts déjà entrepris en faveur de la démocratie locale en Tunisie. Ainsi Alessandro Perelli a-t-il déclaré lors de la conférence de presse qui a suivi la rencontre : « C’est avec émotion et fierté que je suis ici aujourd’hui, là où tant de combats ont été et sont encore menés en faveur de la démocratie, et de sentir que la démocratie locale est bel et bien en marche ».


Local seminar on research, social innovation and inclusive public policies held in Italy to raise awareness on the project Re.Cri.Re.

Local seminar “UniverS/City. Research, social innovation and inclusive public policies” was held on 22nd April at Officine Cantelmo in Lecce, Italy.

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The University of Salento, one of the Partner Organisations of the Re.Cri.Re consortium, took the occasion to spread information about the aims of this Horizon 2020-funded project led by ALDA in cooperation with 15 universities and research centres.

During the seminar, Dr. Terri Mannarini, from the University of Salento, Dr. Fabio Pollice, Director of the Department of History, Society and Human Studies of the same institution, Dr. Alessandro Delli Noci, City Councillor for the Municipality of Lecce and Dr. Gabriella Morelli, Founder of the Association “Diffondere idee di valore” (“Ideas worth spreading”) engaged in a stimulating discussion about the interchange between academic research and public policies.

The event, which brought together local policy makers, stakeholders, academic researchers, university students and ordinary citizens, was also the perfect opportunity to raise awareness on the project Re.Cri.Re. Its framework was described and preliminary results illustrated, thereby fostering a fruitful debate on how social and psychological research can serve the purpose of planning effective public policies. Special attention was devoted to the topic of social innovation, on the basis that change occurred in contemporary society demands for innovative responses to social and collective needs.

The “Lecce Social Innovation City” project, promoted by the municipality of Lecce, was also showcased and some interesting links were established between the two initiatives. Reflecting upon local cultures and the way people represent the world they live in can provide useful hints to carry out social innovation, hence promoting community well-being. Other fruitful outcomes of the local seminar included networking and engagement of policy makers and stakeholders in the projects goals, and the proposal for the creation of an interdisciplinary research centre for the study of policy and social innovation.

Re.Cri.Re is a three-year project funded under the call “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” in the framework of EU Programme Horizon 2020. ALDA, in cooperation with a consortium of 15 universities across Europe, launched it in May 2015 with the objective to analyse the symbolic background of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at the local, national and European level.

 

روابط مفيدة

Re.Cri.Re Project official website 

*If you would like to contribute with this project, please fill in and disseminate  Re.Cri.Re’s questionnaire on how people represent the space they live in and how these representations are linked to their way of thinking and feeling. The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes ten minutes to complete!

Local seminar “UniverS/City. Research, social innovation and inclusive public policies” was held on 22nd April at Officine Cantelmo in Lecce, Italy.

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The University of Salento, one of the Partner Organisations of the Re.Cri.Re consortium, took the occasion to spread information about the aims of this Horizon 2020-funded project led by ALDA in cooperation with 15 universities and research centres.

During the seminar, Dr. Terri Mannarini, from the University of Salento, Dr. Fabio Pollice, Director of the Department of History, Society and Human Studies of the same institution, Dr. Alessandro Delli Noci, City Councillor for the Municipality of Lecce and Dr. Gabriella Morelli, Founder of the Association “Diffondere idee di valore” (“Ideas worth spreading”) engaged in a stimulating discussion about the interchange between academic research and public policies.

The event, which brought together local policy makers, stakeholders, academic researchers, university students and ordinary citizens, was also the perfect opportunity to raise awareness on the project Re.Cri.Re. Its framework was described and preliminary results illustrated, thereby fostering a fruitful debate on how social and psychological research can serve the purpose of planning effective public policies. Special attention was devoted to the topic of social innovation, on the basis that change occurred in contemporary society demands for innovative responses to social and collective needs.

The “Lecce Social Innovation City” project, promoted by the municipality of Lecce, was also showcased and some interesting links were established between the two initiatives. Reflecting upon local cultures and the way people represent the world they live in can provide useful hints to carry out social innovation, hence promoting community well-being. Other fruitful outcomes of the local seminar included networking and engagement of policy makers and stakeholders in the projects goals, and the proposal for the creation of an interdisciplinary research centre for the study of policy and social innovation.

Re.Cri.Re is a three-year project funded under the call “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” in the framework of EU Programme Horizon 2020. ALDA, in cooperation with a consortium of 15 universities across Europe, launched it in May 2015 with the objective to analyse the symbolic background of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at the local, national and European level.

 

روابط مفيدة

Re.Cri.Re Project official website 

*If you would like to contribute with this project, please fill in and disseminate  Re.Cri.Re’s questionnaire on how people represent the space they live in and how these representations are linked to their way of thinking and feeling. The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes ten minutes to complete!


Panel discussion on local governance in Belarus at the European Parliament

On 26 April, the panel discussion on local governance in Belarus: “Dialogue between Citizens and Institutions – the Way Forward?” took place at the European Parliament, hosted by the Chair of the EP’s Delegation for Relations with Belarus, Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski MEP.

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Jointly organized by ALDA and our Belarusian member Lev Sapieha Foundation, the event aimed at discussing the state of the dialogue between citizens and institutions in Belarus while addressing the question to what extent the enhanced dialogue could contribute to better governance.

MEP Zdrojewski thanked ALDA and Lev Sapieha for their work, emphasizing their role and solid contribution to strengthening participative democracy in Belarus.

Among the speakers Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk, Committee of the Region’s CORLEAP Representative and Rapporteur for a CORLEAP political report on “Development of active citizenship as a way to strengthen local democracy in the Eastern Partnership countries. Adamowicz stressed that ALDA has a stronger role to play in the Eastern Partnership area, particularly in Belarus.

The President of ALDA Oriano Otočan put the accent on the fact that “There is a lack of trust between people and institution, not only in the non-EU countries but also in EU countries. More subsidiarity and  more decentralization also means easier citizens participation in decisions making process, which constitutes an enabling condition for local democracy”.

After the speech of Mr Miroslav Kobasa, Chairman of Lev Sapieha Foundation, the debate was enriched from the contributions of the participants from the three citizen centres in Slonim, Mogilev and Vitebsk, who shared their experience and recommendations on how to enhance the dialogue in the country

On 26 April, the panel discussion on local governance in Belarus: “Dialogue between Citizens and Institutions – the Way Forward?” took place at the European Parliament, hosted by the Chair of the EP’s Delegation for Relations with Belarus, Mr Bogdan Zdrojewski MEP.

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Jointly organized by ALDA and our Belarusian member Lev Sapieha Foundation, the event aimed at discussing the state of the dialogue between citizens and institutions in Belarus while addressing the question to what extent the enhanced dialogue could contribute to better governance.

MEP Zdrojewski thanked ALDA and Lev Sapieha for their work, emphasizing their role and solid contribution to strengthening participative democracy in Belarus.

Among the speakers Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk, Committee of the Region’s CORLEAP Representative and Rapporteur for a CORLEAP political report on “Development of active citizenship as a way to strengthen local democracy in the Eastern Partnership countries. Adamowicz stressed that ALDA has a stronger role to play in the Eastern Partnership area, particularly in Belarus.

The President of ALDA Oriano Otočan put the accent on the fact that “There is a lack of trust between people and institution, not only in the non-EU countries but also in EU countries. More subsidiarity and  more decentralization also means easier citizens participation in decisions making process, which constitutes an enabling condition for local democracy”.

After the speech of Mr Miroslav Kobasa, Chairman of Lev Sapieha Foundation, the debate was enriched from the contributions of the participants from the three citizen centres in Slonim, Mogilev and Vitebsk, who shared their experience and recommendations on how to enhance the dialogue in the country


Communicating the project Re.Cri.Re to the different stakeholders in Malta

A working seminar was organized in Malta on 25 April, with the objective of communicating to the academic world, policy makers, citizens and all stakeholders across Europe the outcomes and expected results of the project RE.CRI.RE.

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On Monday 25 April, the University of Malta organised a working seminar at the Ministry of Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties in Malta. A wide range of stakeholders were invited to the seminar, with the aim of introducing Re.Cri.Re to participating members. The seminar started with a brief introduction by Dr Sammut, outlining the aims, followed by presentations from Dr Silvan Agius and Dr Myrna Azzopardi from the Ministry, who outlined their work regarding a national strategy for integration in Malta, which fits the aims of Re.Cri.Re. Following these presentations, Dr Sammut provided a detailed overview of the aims and details of Re.Cri.Re, with particular focus on the research questions being addressed in this project and the aims to articulate a three-tier policy-making framework that can target European, national & regional policies. These aims correspond with those adopted by the Ministry as well as various other stakeholders dealing with a number of challenges facing Maltese society at present, such as NGOs working with migrants. The presentations were followed by detailed discussion of the present social & political challenges facing European societies, with particular emphasis on Maltese society.
Participants agreed to meet anew to discuss the findings of the empirical studies once these are completed and to devise relevant policy recommendations that could cater to the diversity of the stakeholders represented in the working seminar.

A working seminar was organized in Malta on 25 April, with the objective of communicating to the academic world, policy makers, citizens and all stakeholders across Europe the outcomes and expected results of the project RE.CRI.RE.

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On Monday 25 April, the University of Malta organised a working seminar at the Ministry of Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties in Malta. A wide range of stakeholders were invited to the seminar, with the aim of introducing Re.Cri.Re to participating members. The seminar started with a brief introduction by Dr Sammut, outlining the aims, followed by presentations from Dr Silvan Agius and Dr Myrna Azzopardi from the Ministry, who outlined their work regarding a national strategy for integration in Malta, which fits the aims of Re.Cri.Re. Following these presentations, Dr Sammut provided a detailed overview of the aims and details of Re.Cri.Re, with particular focus on the research questions being addressed in this project and the aims to articulate a three-tier policy-making framework that can target European, national & regional policies. These aims correspond with those adopted by the Ministry as well as various other stakeholders dealing with a number of challenges facing Maltese society at present, such as NGOs working with migrants. The presentations were followed by detailed discussion of the present social & political challenges facing European societies, with particular emphasis on Maltese society.
Participants agreed to meet anew to discuss the findings of the empirical studies once these are completed and to devise relevant policy recommendations that could cater to the diversity of the stakeholders represented in the working seminar.


Roma Tre University and ISBEM for project Re.Cri.Re: Working seminar on the role of policies in local development strategies

On 27th April 2016 the Faculty of Architecture of Roma Tre University and ISBEM joined forces to organise a working seminar aimed to present the EU-funded Re.Cri.Re project. The event was an occasion to compare the project with national research programmes and exchange methodologies and results with regards to the role of policies in local development strategies.
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The seminar brought together researchers, professors, local policy makers and students interested in urban and regional studies, territorial policies, local cultures analysis and interdisciplinary approaches. Claudia Meschiari and Carlotta Fioretti from Roma Tre University (Re.Cri.Re.), Viviana Fini from ISBEM, the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute (Re.Cri.Re. and R.EV.E.S.), Laura Tagle (R.EV.E.S.), Giulia Urso and Maria Giulia Pezzi from Gran Sasso Science Institute (National Strategy for Inner Areas) were among the panellists.
The research experiences are based on the fact that the social and economic crisis of the past few years has challenged European countries and territories in many ways, including welfare systems and European and regional identities. It has become more difficult to find reliable tools to understand reality and build clear meanings and representations. In some cases, such as in some Italian areas, the crisis is long-lasting and lies in the prolonged inability to reverse the decline. The “local” remains the ground where communities and policies are most affected by the present situation, as shown by the studies presented in the seminar.
The event was an opportunity to share experience and methodologies on the topics addressed by Re.Cri.Re, a project developed in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Its premise is that local cultures may have a great influence on the effectiveness of policy implementation. Nevertheless, they are often a hidden field, unexplored or even totally ignored. Local cultures mediate the construction of meanings: what tools are required to understand them and to include this knowledge in policy-making? Re.Cri.Re is intended as an instrument to approach public policies by taking into account territorial and local cultures analyses.

A specific focus was then put on the evaluation phase of policies, and on the ways in which localities build their own development path, interacting with higher levels of governance (regional, national and European). At this point, a relevant contribution was brought in by the project R.EV.E.S. – Reverse EValuation to Enhance local Strategies, part of the national strategy “Actions of support of the National System of Evaluation and of the Evaluation Teams” for the Cohesion Programme 2007-2013, implemented by FORMEZ PA.
Finally, the National Strategy for Inner Areas was also presented, including the implementation of the strategy, goals definition, involved actors and local strategic documents, contributing to shift the public’s attention towards marginal, peripheral areas and the difficulties of intervention in such contexts. In this case, a bottom-up approach in looking at policy-making and policy evaluation is required, as in the case of the other initiatives of the seminar, including Re.Cri.Re.

Re.Cri.Re is a three-year project funded under the call “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” in the framework of EU Programme Horizon 2020. ALDA, in cooperation with a consortium of 15 universities across Europe, launched it in May 2015 with the objective to analyse the symbolic background of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at the local, national and European level.

روابط مفيدة
Further information about Re.Cri.Re. can be found on ALDA’s website as well as on the project’s official website.

Contribute to the success of the project by filling in and disseminating Re.Cri.Re’s questionnaire on how people represent the space they live in and how these representations are linked to their way of thinking and feeling. The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes ten minutes to complete!

Questionnaire in all languages

On 27th April 2016 the Faculty of Architecture of Roma Tre University and ISBEM joined forces to organise a working seminar aimed to present the EU-funded Re.Cri.Re project. The event was an occasion to compare the project with national research programmes and exchange methodologies and results with regards to the role of policies in local development strategies.
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The seminar brought together researchers, professors, local policy makers and students interested in urban and regional studies, territorial policies, local cultures analysis and interdisciplinary approaches. Claudia Meschiari and Carlotta Fioretti from Roma Tre University (Re.Cri.Re.), Viviana Fini from ISBEM, the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute (Re.Cri.Re. and R.EV.E.S.), Laura Tagle (R.EV.E.S.), Giulia Urso and Maria Giulia Pezzi from Gran Sasso Science Institute (National Strategy for Inner Areas) were among the panellists.
The research experiences are based on the fact that the social and economic crisis of the past few years has challenged European countries and territories in many ways, including welfare systems and European and regional identities. It has become more difficult to find reliable tools to understand reality and build clear meanings and representations. In some cases, such as in some Italian areas, the crisis is long-lasting and lies in the prolonged inability to reverse the decline. The “local” remains the ground where communities and policies are most affected by the present situation, as shown by the studies presented in the seminar.
The event was an opportunity to share experience and methodologies on the topics addressed by Re.Cri.Re, a project developed in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. Its premise is that local cultures may have a great influence on the effectiveness of policy implementation. Nevertheless, they are often a hidden field, unexplored or even totally ignored. Local cultures mediate the construction of meanings: what tools are required to understand them and to include this knowledge in policy-making? Re.Cri.Re is intended as an instrument to approach public policies by taking into account territorial and local cultures analyses.

A specific focus was then put on the evaluation phase of policies, and on the ways in which localities build their own development path, interacting with higher levels of governance (regional, national and European). At this point, a relevant contribution was brought in by the project R.EV.E.S. – Reverse EValuation to Enhance local Strategies, part of the national strategy “Actions of support of the National System of Evaluation and of the Evaluation Teams” for the Cohesion Programme 2007-2013, implemented by FORMEZ PA.
Finally, the National Strategy for Inner Areas was also presented, including the implementation of the strategy, goals definition, involved actors and local strategic documents, contributing to shift the public’s attention towards marginal, peripheral areas and the difficulties of intervention in such contexts. In this case, a bottom-up approach in looking at policy-making and policy evaluation is required, as in the case of the other initiatives of the seminar, including Re.Cri.Re.

Re.Cri.Re is a three-year project funded under the call “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” in the framework of EU Programme Horizon 2020. ALDA, in cooperation with a consortium of 15 universities across Europe, launched it in May 2015 with the objective to analyse the symbolic background of European societies and the impacts of the socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at the local, national and European level.

روابط مفيدة
Further information about Re.Cri.Re. can be found on ALDA’s website as well as on the project’s official website.

Contribute to the success of the project by filling in and disseminating Re.Cri.Re’s questionnaire on how people represent the space they live in and how these representations are linked to their way of thinking and feeling. The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes ten minutes to complete!

Questionnaire in all languages


Prof Sergio Salvatore’s visit to Bulgaria for the dissemination of Re.Cri.Re project

Between 22th-26th April, Professor Sergio Salvatore from ISBEM, the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute, member of ALDA, visited the Bulgarian partners of Re.Cri.Re project at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) to hold joint activities and showcase the key methodological pillars of the project.
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Prof Sergio Salvatore was interviewed at the Bulgarian National Radio and participated as a speaker in a public lecture on “European crisis and European Youth” at NBU, as well as in the conference “Crisis, contestations, mobilisations”. The latter, held at the French Institute of Sofia, focused on a reflection upon hot topics linked with the EU and Euroscepticism, regimes, parties and political elites, populism and radical , as well as citizen mobilisation and protest movements.
Similar phenomena often arise in crisis situations, as the one our continent is currently facing. Crises can be defined as the difficulties encountered by actors, institutions and established systems in facing change and the related political, economic and social consequences. In such cases, it is fundamental to understand the deep meaning of such shifts, in order for policies to be adapted to the new situations and therefore become more effective – which is precisely the aim of Re.Cri.Re.
Re.Cri.Re is a three-year project funded under the call “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” in the framework of EU Programme Horizon 2020. ALDA, in cooperation with a consortium of 15 universities across Europe, launched it in May 2015 with the objective to analyse the symbolic background of European societies and the impacts of the recent socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at the local, national and European level.

روابط مفيدة
Further information about the Re.Cri.Re. can be found on ALDA’s website as well as on the project’s official website.

Contribute to the success of the project by filling in and disseminating Re.Cri.Re’s questionnaire on how people represent the space they live in and how these representations are linked to their way of thinking and feeling. The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes ten minutes to complete!

Between 22th-26th April, Professor Sergio Salvatore from ISBEM, the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute, member of ALDA, visited the Bulgarian partners of Re.Cri.Re project at the New Bulgarian University (NBU) to hold joint activities and showcase the key methodological pillars of the project.
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Prof Sergio Salvatore was interviewed at the Bulgarian National Radio and participated as a speaker in a public lecture on “European crisis and European Youth” at NBU, as well as in the conference “Crisis, contestations, mobilisations”. The latter, held at the French Institute of Sofia, focused on a reflection upon hot topics linked with the EU and Euroscepticism, regimes, parties and political elites, populism and radical , as well as citizen mobilisation and protest movements.
Similar phenomena often arise in crisis situations, as the one our continent is currently facing. Crises can be defined as the difficulties encountered by actors, institutions and established systems in facing change and the related political, economic and social consequences. In such cases, it is fundamental to understand the deep meaning of such shifts, in order for policies to be adapted to the new situations and therefore become more effective – which is precisely the aim of Re.Cri.Re.
Re.Cri.Re is a three-year project funded under the call “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” in the framework of EU Programme Horizon 2020. ALDA, in cooperation with a consortium of 15 universities across Europe, launched it in May 2015 with the objective to analyse the symbolic background of European societies and the impacts of the recent socio-economic crisis on them, in order to frame better policies at the local, national and European level.

روابط مفيدة
Further information about the Re.Cri.Re. can be found on ALDA’s website as well as on the project’s official website.

Contribute to the success of the project by filling in and disseminating Re.Cri.Re’s questionnaire on how people represent the space they live in and how these representations are linked to their way of thinking and feeling. The questionnaire is anonymous and only takes ten minutes to complete!


ALDA at the international conference “Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Policies” in Milan

ALDA was invited to the international conference “Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Policies”, organised by Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti and Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) on Friday 22nd April.

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The event, opened by the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, brought together experts from all over the world discussing the current migration issue and possible ways to tackle it more effectively. Speakers included researchers from world-renowned academic institutions like Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Essex and University College Dublin, as well as representatives of international organisations active in the field such as UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration.

The subject was considered from several different perspectives, including a comparison between today’s Europe and 20th-century US, where tightening the borders had proven to be an ineffective measure to face immigration. The socio-economic effects of migratory flows on our continent, including the shifts in people’s perception of it through time, were also taken into account and the data presented brought to the common conclusion that current policies at the European level urgently need revising in order to keep up with the evolution of the phenomenon, starting with improvements in burden-sharing and relocation.

ALDA attended the conference in the framework of its long-term commitment to the migration issue, as shown by the activities it has carried out together with its members to tackle the ongoing crisis. Through its action, the European Association for Local Democracy has contributed to highlight the importance of an effective and genuine aid to be offered by EU member states in cooperation with civil society and local authorities.
روابط مفيدة

ALDA was invited to the international conference “Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Policies”, organised by Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti and Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research at Bocconi University in Milan (Italy) on Friday 22nd April.

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The event, opened by the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni, brought together experts from all over the world discussing the current migration issue and possible ways to tackle it more effectively. Speakers included researchers from world-renowned academic institutions like Harvard University, Princeton University, the University of Essex and University College Dublin, as well as representatives of international organisations active in the field such as UNHCR and the International Organisation for Migration.

The subject was considered from several different perspectives, including a comparison between today’s Europe and 20th-century US, where tightening the borders had proven to be an ineffective measure to face immigration. The socio-economic effects of migratory flows on our continent, including the shifts in people’s perception of it through time, were also taken into account and the data presented brought to the common conclusion that current policies at the European level urgently need revising in order to keep up with the evolution of the phenomenon, starting with improvements in burden-sharing and relocation.

ALDA attended the conference in the framework of its long-term commitment to the migration issue, as shown by the activities it has carried out together with its members to tackle the ongoing crisis. Through its action, the European Association for Local Democracy has contributed to highlight the importance of an effective and genuine aid to be offered by EU member states in cooperation with civil society and local authorities.
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Working on tackling unemployment in Europe: ALDA and its Partners Showcasing the Results of the BESPAT Project

On Thursday 21st April, ALDA and the partners of the project BESPAT (Best European Policies, Analysis and Transference) showcased the outcomes of the project to European stakeholders at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels.

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The project BESPAT aims at professionalising personal and household services (PHS) as a strong growth potential sector to promote employment in line with the EU Agenda 2020. The sector covers a broad range of activities that contribute to the well-being of families and individuals such as child care, long term care for the elderly and for persons with disabilities, cleaning, remedial classes etc. BESPAT is a Progress-funded project whose objective is to identify and exchange good practices all over Europe regarding policies and actions in the PHS sector.

Ms Francesca Scarinci, from the social cooperative Sol.Co Verona, a member of ALDA, was among the panellists. Ms Scarinci presented the activities, results, successes and obstacles experienced at the local level by So.Co Verona. The organisation assists different beneficiaries through social guards in local communities. Trained social guards are reemployed people who provide supply services to people in need. “Provided service is a cheaper solution than using professionals only. Moreover, there is a lack of people’s trust in the state-run health services. Thus there is a need to build it step by step which is always better with care“, stated Ms Scarinci. ALDA will be on the front line to disseminate the outcomes of the project to all its 200 members across 40 European countries.

On Thursday 21st April, ALDA and the partners of the project BESPAT (Best European Policies, Analysis and Transference) showcased the outcomes of the project to European stakeholders at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels.

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The project BESPAT aims at professionalising personal and household services (PHS) as a strong growth potential sector to promote employment in line with the EU Agenda 2020. The sector covers a broad range of activities that contribute to the well-being of families and individuals such as child care, long term care for the elderly and for persons with disabilities, cleaning, remedial classes etc. BESPAT is a Progress-funded project whose objective is to identify and exchange good practices all over Europe regarding policies and actions in the PHS sector.

Ms Francesca Scarinci, from the social cooperative Sol.Co Verona, a member of ALDA, was among the panellists. Ms Scarinci presented the activities, results, successes and obstacles experienced at the local level by So.Co Verona. The organisation assists different beneficiaries through social guards in local communities. Trained social guards are reemployed people who provide supply services to people in need. “Provided service is a cheaper solution than using professionals only. Moreover, there is a lack of people’s trust in the state-run health services. Thus there is a need to build it step by step which is always better with care“, stated Ms Scarinci. ALDA will be on the front line to disseminate the outcomes of the project to all its 200 members across 40 European countries.