LADDER Tool Fair: exchange of practices and tools about global citizenship & SDGs

On 10-12 May 2017, the LADDER Tool Fair will open in Toruń, Poland.

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This three-days event will enable actors working on Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) and other stakeholders (LAs, CSOs, foundations, institutional & non-institutional actors etc.) active on issues related to sustainable development, poverty eradication, gender issues, climate change to:

  • exchange methodologies, practices, experiences and tools, with the aim of raising awareness and achieving sustainable development;
  • share lessons learnt from past DEAR actions;
  • increase the networking among DEAR and non-DEAR stakeholders, and strengthen potential future partnerships between CSOs and LAs;
  • promote the DEAR concept and methodology to other stakeholders;
  • engage in a dialogue on citizens’ participation and engagement for development, and to address the enabling environment required for local communities to participate and engage.
The Tool fair will be made up of:
  • A plenary session (day 1);
  • Some parallel workshops on practices and tools related to DEAR, awareness raising and localization of SDGs (day 1 and 2), including, among others, best practices of global citizenship from the formal and non-formal sectors of education, grass-roots activities carried by Local Authorities and CSOs, sharing of actions implemented by the network of Local Democracy Agencies, research findings and many more innovative and creative ideas;
  • An Open Space (day 1 and 2) gathering stands from different organizations sharing their practices and activities in parallel of the tool fair sessions. Organisations willing to have a space to display relevant materials should contact the organisers for the logistical arrangements;
  • The closing ceremony, which will take place on day 3.
Participants and visitors are expected to come from Public and private institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Academia and other actors.
Useful links:
For more information, please visit the dedicated page via this link.
Registrations are now open, please follow this link to register.

جهات الاتصال
:
Nikos Gamouras (LADDER Project Manager): nikos.gamouras@aldaintranet.org

Giulia Mezzalira (Logistic Officer): giulia.mezzalira@aldaintranet.org

On 10-12 May 2017, the LADDER Tool Fair will open in Toruń, Poland.

***
This three-days event will enable actors working on Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) and other stakeholders (LAs, CSOs, foundations, institutional & non-institutional actors etc.) active on issues related to sustainable development, poverty eradication, gender issues, climate change to:

  • exchange methodologies, practices, experiences and tools, with the aim of raising awareness and achieving sustainable development;
  • share lessons learnt from past DEAR actions;
  • increase the networking among DEAR and non-DEAR stakeholders, and strengthen potential future partnerships between CSOs and LAs;
  • promote the DEAR concept and methodology to other stakeholders;
  • engage in a dialogue on citizens’ participation and engagement for development, and to address the enabling environment required for local communities to participate and engage.
The Tool fair will be made up of:
  • A plenary session (day 1);
  • Some parallel workshops on practices and tools related to DEAR, awareness raising and localization of SDGs (day 1 and 2), including, among others, best practices of global citizenship from the formal and non-formal sectors of education, grass-roots activities carried by Local Authorities and CSOs, sharing of actions implemented by the network of Local Democracy Agencies, research findings and many more innovative and creative ideas;
  • An Open Space (day 1 and 2) gathering stands from different organizations sharing their practices and activities in parallel of the tool fair sessions. Organisations willing to have a space to display relevant materials should contact the organisers for the logistical arrangements;
  • The closing ceremony, which will take place on day 3.
Participants and visitors are expected to come from Public and private institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Academia and other actors.
Useful links:
For more information, please visit the dedicated page via this link.
Registrations are now open, please follow this link to register.

جهات الاتصال
:
Nikos Gamouras (LADDER Project Manager): nikos.gamouras@aldaintranet.org

Giulia Mezzalira (Logistic Officer): giulia.mezzalira@aldaintranet.org


LDA Subotica Partner meeting mission in Wolverhampton

LDA Subotica team visited the LDA Lead Partner, Wolverhampton City Council, from 28th March – 1st April

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LDA Subotica team, Silvija Patarcic, Delegate and Stanka Parac Damjanovic, ALDA SEE Regional Programme Coordinator, visited the LDA Lead Partner, Wolverhampton City Council, from 28th March – 1st April in the framework of the ALDA Partnership support programme.
The primary aim of the mission was to strengthen and diversify partnerships with CSOs, volunteering, educational and cultural sector, as well as the City Council.
LDA Subotica and Wolverhampton City Council have had a long standing cooperation since 2004, with Wolverhampton being the Lead partner and valuable project associate throughout these years. Having in mind this history of continuous collaboration, the partnership has diversified, involving different stakeholders from the Wolverhampton local community (educational institutions, civil society organizations, charity foundations, etc). This visit was thus an opportunity to strengthen the partnership and establish new links and contacts for different types of collaboration.
The team had fruitful meetings and exchanges with Roger Lawrence, Councillor, Julia Buckley and Catherine Perry, Development Officers, Sam Axtell, Senior Public Servant – Wolverhampton City Council, Martin Dangerfield, Professor, Lynn Leighton-Johnstone, Principal of the International Academy – University of Wolverhampton, Iftikar Karim, Research Manager and Richard Overton, Business Support Officer – All Saints Action Network ASAN and Carla Priddon, Programme Manager, Youth Centre The Way. These meetings were an opportunity for ideas and experience sharing, activity planning and potential joint projects development.
Furthermore, a walking city tour was organized with the member of the City Regeneration team, presenting the urban development plans and future prospects of Wolverhampton.
The mission was a valuable learning experience and essential for sustaining the stability and good outlooks of the partnership, especially for future project proposals development to be followed by the LDA Subotica team and local partners in Wolverhampton.

LDA Subotica team visited the LDA Lead Partner, Wolverhampton City Council, from 28th March – 1st April

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LDA Subotica team, Silvija Patarcic, Delegate and Stanka Parac Damjanovic, ALDA SEE Regional Programme Coordinator, visited the LDA Lead Partner, Wolverhampton City Council, from 28th March – 1st April in the framework of the ALDA Partnership support programme.
The primary aim of the mission was to strengthen and diversify partnerships with CSOs, volunteering, educational and cultural sector, as well as the City Council.
LDA Subotica and Wolverhampton City Council have had a long standing cooperation since 2004, with Wolverhampton being the Lead partner and valuable project associate throughout these years. Having in mind this history of continuous collaboration, the partnership has diversified, involving different stakeholders from the Wolverhampton local community (educational institutions, civil society organizations, charity foundations, etc). This visit was thus an opportunity to strengthen the partnership and establish new links and contacts for different types of collaboration.
The team had fruitful meetings and exchanges with Roger Lawrence, Councillor, Julia Buckley and Catherine Perry, Development Officers, Sam Axtell, Senior Public Servant – Wolverhampton City Council, Martin Dangerfield, Professor, Lynn Leighton-Johnstone, Principal of the International Academy – University of Wolverhampton, Iftikar Karim, Research Manager and Richard Overton, Business Support Officer – All Saints Action Network ASAN and Carla Priddon, Programme Manager, Youth Centre The Way. These meetings were an opportunity for ideas and experience sharing, activity planning and potential joint projects development.
Furthermore, a walking city tour was organized with the member of the City Regeneration team, presenting the urban development plans and future prospects of Wolverhampton.
The mission was a valuable learning experience and essential for sustaining the stability and good outlooks of the partnership, especially for future project proposals development to be followed by the LDA Subotica team and local partners in Wolverhampton.


Circular economy in practice

As part of the local process within the WE-NET project, the Fons Menorquí و ال Centre de Formació de Professorat de Menorca, in collaboration with local schools, are now putting in practice the educational materials developed during the “Reducing our Co2 Emisions” workshop.

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In November 2016, representatives of two organisations and local school teachers participated in the workshop, aimed to raise awareness and provide information on climate change to ten primary education schools in Menorca. The participants covered several debates that affect their local community:

 

  1. waste and climate change
  2. food and climate change
  3. mobility and climate change
  4. energy and climate change

In addition, the presence of the delegate of the department of Madriz was also an opportunity to reflect on the issue on a cross-regional perspective.

As a result, two main successful outcomes were achieved. Firstly, six new teaching proposals were elaborated in order to work about climate change in ten schools of Menorca (involving around 2900 students). Secondly, the issue of circular economy was incorporated within such new teaching proposals in the same schools and now have been implemented in practice since January 2017.

The activity is part of the local path in Spain of the project WE-NET – Working for ENvironmentally Educated Towns. The initiative, supported by the Europe for Citizens program, aims at promoting knowledge transfer on environmental, sustainable development and citizen mobilization issues. It reunites local authorities and civil society associations from eight countries across the wider Europe committed to establish a platform of structured cooperation for exchanging knowledge, experience and good practice to promote successful communities at the local level.

As part of the local process within the WE-NET project, the Fons Menorquí و ال Centre de Formació de Professorat de Menorca, in collaboration with local schools, are now putting in practice the educational materials developed during the “Reducing our Co2 Emisions” workshop.

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In November 2016, representatives of two organisations and local school teachers participated in the workshop, aimed to raise awareness and provide information on climate change to ten primary education schools in Menorca. The participants covered several debates that affect their local community:

 

  1. waste and climate change
  2. food and climate change
  3. mobility and climate change
  4. energy and climate change

In addition, the presence of the delegate of the department of Madriz was also an opportunity to reflect on the issue on a cross-regional perspective.

As a result, two main successful outcomes were achieved. Firstly, six new teaching proposals were elaborated in order to work about climate change in ten schools of Menorca (involving around 2900 students). Secondly, the issue of circular economy was incorporated within such new teaching proposals in the same schools and now have been implemented in practice since January 2017.

The activity is part of the local path in Spain of the project WE-NET – Working for ENvironmentally Educated Towns. The initiative, supported by the Europe for Citizens program, aims at promoting knowledge transfer on environmental, sustainable development and citizen mobilization issues. It reunites local authorities and civil society associations from eight countries across the wider Europe committed to establish a platform of structured cooperation for exchanging knowledge, experience and good practice to promote successful communities at the local level.