أوكرانيا: التركيز على ماريوبول اليوم ، عضو في ALDA والمدينة المضيفة لوكالة الديمقراطية المحلية

In lights of the tremendous days in which people of Ukraine are living in, ALDA is constantly in touch with friends and colleagues in Mariupol, Dnipro, Kiev, the district of Odessa, Vinnitsa and other parts of the country. Thus, ALDA Secretary General, Ms. Valmorbida and Mr. Alexandru Coica, the head of Eastern Partnership Unit had today a call with the two Local Democracy Agencies located in Ukraine.

Following the Association’s statement, released right after the Russian invasion, the commitment of ALDA’s Governing Board Members and staff is constant and concrete. Hence, the Association is in touch not only with the LDAs  in Mariupol and Dnipro, but also with the respective municipalities. The city of Mariupol is now experiencing a very hard situation and conditions, which forced people and the whole team of the LDA to move West in search of a safer place. For Mariupol, they call for a humanitarian corridor to bring food and medicines and to be protected from airstrikes. The city is badly hit, house by house in the outskirts.


ALDA is working on an emergency mode, specifically dedicated to closely follow all the aspects and updates of the war in Ukraine


Therefore, the General Management office of ALDA has decided to define and emergency unit, specifically dedicated to closely follow all the aspects and updates of the war in Ukraine. ALDA regional office in Chisinau is on the front line, providing news, help and support..

 

#ألدا_من_أجل_أوكرانيا


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BRIGHT final conference: an outstanding chance to share ideas

Final

On Wednesday 23rd February 2022  ALDA was in Rome at the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies to discuss the outcome of the BRIGHT project with local and national authorities, NGOs and the civil society!

The final conference of the project was an outstanding chance to share ideas and encourage the authorities to adopt more sustainable systems of governance, while explaining the methodology used in the project to co-plan welfare public services. 


The final conference of the project was an outstanding chance to share ideas and encourage the authorities to adopt more sustainable systems of governance


Several high-level speakers took part in the BRIGHT conference, as well as the women leaders, who described their experience and they stood out the results obtained in the South of Italy.

The BRIGHT’s final conference gave the possibility to highlight the outcomes of the مشروع, while being an opportunity to think about the next steps and what is still yet to do to tackle the challenges for women inclusion in decision making processes.


بيان حول أوكرانيا - روسيا

إنه يوم حزين.

على الرغم من كل التصعيد في الأشهر الأخيرة ، لا يزال من الصعب التفكير في اندلاع حرب واسعة النطاق في وسط القارة الأوروبية.

بصفتنا ALDA ، نأسف للعديد من الأرواح التي فقدت بالفعل ، وكل المعاناة الناتجة عن الاعتداءات على أوكرانيا في السنوات الماضية.

ندعو الاتحاد الأوروبي إلى مواصلة الاضطلاع بدور أكثر مشاركة لإنهاء الغزو العسكري لأوكرانيا وبدء عملية سلام.

إنه يوم حزين.

على الرغم من كل التصعيد في الأشهر الأخيرة ، لا يزال من الصعب التفكير في اندلاع حرب واسعة النطاق في وسط القارة الأوروبية.

بصفتنا ALDA ، نأسف للعديد من الأرواح التي فقدت بالفعل ، وكل المعاناة الناتجة عن الاعتداءات على أوكرانيا في السنوات الماضية.

We call for the EU to continue having an even more engaged role to end the military invasion of Ukraine and start e peace process.


Platform for policymakers and first-line practitioners working with migrants

Platform

In January 2022, the PERCEPTIONS web platform, directed both at policymakers and first-line practitioners working with migrants, was launched. The platform provides these target groups with key outputs of the PERCEPTIONS project in the form of knowledge articles summarizing main project findings, policy briefs including policy recommendations, tools such as the PERCEPTIONS Handbook and creative materials, as well as external resources which include a social media dashboard.



In the next months, this web tools will be continuously updated and modified according to the target audiences’ feedback and further content will be integrated, in particular sections on best practices, a mapping of organisations as well as experts to foster knowledge exchange, a collection of external resources and a bibliography.

Last but not least, project partners have also launched an instagram page! Take a look at the first post here

 

About the PERCEPTIONS Project

The PERCEPTIONS project is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme and brings together 25 partners from twelve different European regions, as well as three non-European countries.  PERCEPTIONS examines how Europe and the EU are seen by people who have immigrated there or intend to do so. It examines what perceptions of Europe exist among migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, how they are formed, whether they correspond to reality and how they influence migration decisions. We also examine how the flow of information could be distorted and whether inaccurate information could lead to a threat to the security of migrants (e.g. through dangerous border crossings) or even national security (e.g. through radicalisation).


CEI

مذكرة تفاهم: تعزز ALDA و CEI شراكتهما

CEI

في 4 مارس ، ستستضيف مدينة تريست حفل توقيع مذكرة التفاهم بين ALDA - الرابطة األوروبية للديمقراطية المحلية - و CEI مبادرة أوروبا الوسطى.

سيحضر الحفل رئيس، ALDA Otocan Oriani ،جنبًا إلى جنب مع األمين العام لـ CEI ،روبرتو أنطونيوني ، واألمين العام ل ALDA ،Valmorbida Antonella .عالوة على ذلك ، سيكون ماسيميليانو فيدريجا، رئيس منطقة "فريولي فينيتسيا جوليا" المتمتعة بالحكم الذاتي من بين المتحدثين الرئيسيين في توقيع مذكرة التفاهم.


تتطلع ALDA إلى حفل التوقيع هذا ، والذي يشهد على التعاون المثمر مع C


ستكون عاصمة منطقة فريولي فينيتسيا جوليا المتمتعة بالحكم الذاتي هي المكان المناسب لهذه اللحظة المؤسسية ، والتي تمثل إضفاء الطابع الرسمي على هذا التعاون الطويل بين هذين الفاعلين. تركز المذكرة بشكل خاص على عمل المنظمتين في منطقة " البلقان ، وستعمل على زيادة تحفيز االنسجام بين المنظمتين ، "مشروع WELCOMINGالهادف إلى مناقشة قضايا الهجرة وتبادل أفضل الممارسات والخبرات. حقل. كما حدث بالفعل في

تتطلع ALDA إلى حفل التوقيع هذا ، والذي يشهد على التعاون المثمر مع C


Strasbourg

ALDA officially signed the declaration of Strasbourg

On Monday 14، March 2022, ALDA officially signed the declaration of Strasbourg for the Conference on the Future of Europe: Appel de Strasbourg.

During few months, ألدا worked alongside others local organisations on this specific declaration that aim to demonstrate the European commitment of the territory, by setting up concrete recommendations allowing to make the city of Alsace the emblematic place of the democracy and the European citizenship.


ALDA officially signed the declaration of Strasbourg for the Conference on the Future of Europe: Appel de Strasbourg


The official restitution took place in Strasbourg City Hall where the document was presented to the press and signed by the Mayor and the members involved into the writing process.

For the occasion, Guy Verhofstadt (Co-Chair of the CoFoe Executive Committee) was present, delivered an inspiring speech on Europe links with Strasbourg and how the CoFoe marks a turning point in the institutions history. Then, he received the document.

To read and sign the Appel de Strasbourg, please click here


Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture building in Rome will host BRIGHT final conference

Agricolture

تم عقد اجتماع مشرق Project is coming to an end. After finishing the last Capacity Building workshop dedicated to اليونان, on February 25th a meeting will be held to share the results achieved in Italy, and where all citizens can participate. The meeting will take place in the charming Normanno Svevo Castle, in the municipality of Mesagne (Brindisi) starting from 4pm.

During the conference, ALDA and the project partners (ActionAid & Labsus), will collaborate with the territorial institutions and ISBEM, the European Biomedical Scientific Institute, to raise awareness on the capacities of local actors and to encourage European countries to adopt governance systems that allow female citizens who migrate for work to actively participate in the decision-making processes. Eventually, they will illustrate the Collaboration Pacts, used as a meta-model in the BRIGHT project.

In particular, the aim of the meeting is to help territorial institutions adopt the participation processes designed and developed by the project to involve women workers in the agricultural sector, as well as in the care and assistance sector, to co-design innovative welfare services.


The final conference of BRIGHT will take place in Rome on the 23rd of February in the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture


In the end, there will be a debate in which participants will have the chance to share their reflections on practices and tools to increase participation and access to services for community citizens.

The conference of Mesagne will be two days after the final conference of the project, which will involve all the partners with whom ALDA has collaborated to promote the social inclusion of Romanian and Bulgarian women employed in agriculture, care, and assistance sectors in Southern Italy.

The final conference of BRIGHT will take place in Rome on the 23rd of February in the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture. Again, the event is open to anyone wishing to attend and will take place in a hybrid format, both online and in-person.

💻To take part at the final conference online: register here

📔 Read the agenda of the final conference here

 

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Libya

ALDA’s engagement in Libya: decentralisation, trainings and women empowerment

Libya

ALDA has been active in Libya since the start of the Nicosia initiative, that the Association has closely followed and in the framework of which its work is ascribed. This engagement takes place through various forms of actions, including technical assistance and research, and is now managing activities with a direct impact on the population. In particular, ALDA is engaged in two projects on women empowerment and capacity building for local authorities.

The first project, called “Dialogues et échanges autours de la place de la femme au sein de la société civile en Libye” (Dialogues and exchanges around the place of women in the Libyan civil society), is a part of the FAIR II initiative. The latter is managed by REF – Réseau Euromed France and funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD). ألدا, in partnership with ASODH, a French NGO active in Libya, is at the lead of the project.

This project comprises two main activities: the first one consists in psycho-social coaching of 50 women and recreational needs of around 100 children (DPIs, war violence…) in Tarhouna. This activity was accomplished by the local NGO Fatima Zohra and included conferences on mental health, training sessions on crisis response for women and economic empowerment for girls, as well as recreational activities through drawings and games for children. The second activity is a webinar entitled “Être femme entre Libye et Tunisie: partageons les défis!” which was organized on 17، February. The webinar had 6 speakers from Libyan and Tunisian civil society and local authorities, sharing their journeys, obstacles, and keys to success for women’s empowerment.


In Libya, ALDA is engaged in two projects: on women empowerment and capacity building for local authorities


The second project, “REBUILD – Research and Education Building Urban Institutions for Local Development“, is funded by the European Commission (DG DEVCO). The main focus of the project is to strengthen local public services in Libya through a permanent training mechanism delivered by Libyan universities to Libyan municipalities. This project is directed by the “Provincia Autonoma di Trento” (Autonomous Province of Trento) – Italy – together with “Centro di Cooperazione Internazionale” (Centre for International Cooperation) and 10 Libyan Municipalities.

In the framework of this project, ALDA is a subcontractor and is designing and delivering a training module to 10 Libyan universities which will train 10 Libyan local authorities. ALDA’s module will be held both online and in-person in September 2022. For this project, ALDA will also contribute to build a “Community of practices” on territorial sustainable development.

What ALDA works towards, concerning the Libyan context, is part of its  Middle East & Africa and global strategy: it advocate for stable institutions, decentralisation, and capable local governments that fully involve citizens and civil society in decision-making processes, as well as women empowerment. With these projects, ALDA really hopes to give its sound contribution to these aims, and it is looking forward to further support new initiatives in the country.

 

Read the article on the role of CSO-LA collaboration in the framework of the decentralisation process in Libya.


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“EU Project-Cycle Management Training” with Hangar Teatri in Trieste

planning

With much enthusiasm ALDA+ is organising, together with Hangar Teatri, a brand-new course training on: “European Project-cycle management”

Considering its competences and knowledge, gained throughout its 20 year experience, professional trainers from the Association will be in Trieste (Italy), to deliver the above-mentioned training on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 March 2022, from 09:00 to 17:00 and on Sunday 13 March 2022, from 09:00 to 13:00.

Participants, will tackle several and essential aspects when it comes to European project-cycle management, such as:

  • Identify European funding opportunities of interest
  • Draw up a logical and coherent project proposal
  • Draw up a successful budget
  • Manage a project financially and administratively
  • Understand what elements are needed to optimally coordinate an international partnership
  • Understand how to communicate with the actors involved in the project and how to effectively disseminate the activities carried out


ALDA+ expert trainers will be in Trieste to deliver a training on "EU project-cycle management"


Thanks to the Logical Framework Approach, participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge. This methodology will guide attendees on how to avoid most common mistakes related to project-cycle management – be they not knowing how to identify and respond to real problems and needs, or not respecting the logic that should guide each project.

 

Practical information:

REGISTRATION:

  • To participate, simply send a short motivational letter to info@hangarteatri.com
  • Registration open until 12:00 PM on Saturday 5 March 2022

 

COST:

  • The cost is € 400.00 (excluding membership card. Membership fee € 10.00).
  • By 21 February 2022 the cost is € 339.00 (excluding membership card. Membership fee of € 10.00).

 

CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION:

  • At the end of the course will be delivered a certificate of attendance issued by ALDA, strategic partner of the European Commission and the Council of Europe

 

Please note that the course will be delivered in Italian.

Check the Agenda (in Italian)… and register now!


Convention

Citizens' Convention on Europe: ALDA together with European Movement (Alsace), Europe Direct and Youth Europeans Strasbourg

In May 2021, the institutions of the European Union unfolded the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Conference on the Future of Europe is an extensive process of citizen participation across the European Union. This initiative allows European citizens to give their opinion on the future of the European Union.

ألدا together with the European Movement – Alsace, the Young Europeans – Strasbourg, and the Centre Europe Direct Strasbourg are convening a Citizens’ Convention on Europe composed of 100 citizens of the Strasbourg Eurometropolis. Participants will be selected by lot. This initiative will enable citizens of the Strasbourg Eurometropolis to contribute to the democratic debate.


ALDA, the European Movement – Alsace, the Young Europeans – Strasbourg, and the Centre Europe Direct Strasbourg are convening a Citizens' Convention on Europe composed of 100 citizens of the Strasbourg Eurometropolis


The Citizens’ Convention on Europe will take place on February 25th from 6 to 9 pm. CET, and February 26th from 10 am to 5 pm. CET. Also on March 18th from 6 to 9 pm. CET and March 19th from 10 am to 5 pm. CET.

Everyone who wants to participate in the Convention can complete this الاستمارة التالية.. After completion of the form, you will be contacted by our partner in charge of selecting a representative panel of citizens of the Strasbourg Eurometropolis.

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The Convention is also open to people with disabilities and people with limited linguistic fluency. Costs of participation will be reimbursed.