In an online meeting held on November 20, 2023, ALDA’s Governing Board welcomed new members and delved into key initiatives. The meeting addressed significant developments and set the stage for impactful collaborations.
The Board reflected on the monumental opening of the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Odesa in Ukraine, attended by ALDA’s Secretariat, the Ukraine Task Force, Mr. Oriano Otocan, ALDA President, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary General, and Mr. Alessandro Perelli, ALDA Vice President. The event marked a crucial step in ALDA’s Flagship Initiative for Ukraine, emphasising cooperation and sustainable community development.
Anticipation surrounds the upcoming Vicenza Conference “Decentralised Support for Ukrainian Communities: The Role of Municipalities, Local Communities and the Territorial Approach”, where ALDA and ALDA Italia APS, in collaboration with the Municipality of Vicenza, and with the support of U-LEAD with Europe and the Central European Initiative, are organising a high-profile event to address the role of solidarity and volunteering in supporting Ukrainian communities.
The meeting showcased ALDA’s commitment to expanding its network with the approval of new members
Les Têtes de l’Art, France: A Marseille-based nonprofit promoting participative art practices, emphasising diversity and collaboration, aligning with ALDA’s values.
Institute for Albanian Municipalities, Albania: A dynamic organisation seeking new collaborations and networking opportunities, focusing on studies and publications for municipal development.
ASMEL Associazione, Italy: With a focus on gathering local bodies, ASMEL aims to create standards for municipalities, seeking collaboration for promoting participative democracy.
Kremenchuk City Territorial Community, Ukraine: Represented by Deputy Head Kateryna Musienko, the community seeks networking opportunities and cooperation, especially in addressing the challenges posed by displaced populations and potential future negotiations.
Human Rights Cities Network, Belgium: Advocating for human rights as the foundation for every city, the organisation aims to disseminate the human rights cities model with the support of ALDA’s network.
Approval of New Members
Following detailed presentations, all new members were unanimously approved by the Governing Board, paving the way for strengthened partnerships and collaborative initiatives.
ALDA continues to evolve as a dynamic platform fostering cooperation, inclusivity, and sustainable development, with these new members contributing valuable perspectives and expertise.
Stay tuned for more updates on ALDA’s impactful initiatives and expanding network.
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