EPIC Steering committee : achievements and goals

The first week of May 2022 was the chance for EPIC partners to meet again, share their experience and their progresses on the project and participate in a side event on the Russian war to Ukraine.

On the 5th of May, EPIC partners gathered in Strasbourg for the 7th Steering committee of the project. The Steering committee (SC) was organised at the same time of the Strasbourg summit, a summit which anticipates the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) where NGOs, CSOs and citizens had the chance to share their expectations on the future of the EU.

During the steering committee partners discussed on the achievements of the project and on the future goals

The Steering committee of the EPIC project was a great chance for partners to meet again after 2 years of online meetings and events, however it was a hybrid event to allow everyone to participate. During the SC, partners discussed on the achievements of the project and on the future goals. Everyone shares their experience on how they are implementing the pilot projects and on how they will divulgate it to the local community, listening carefully to other partners’ opinions. Moreover, during the event partners discussed together on the strategies for the next activities and on how to advocate for more inclusive EU policies.

Eventually, the following day, within the framework of the ALDA General Assembly, the EPIC project, ALDA and the Young European Federalists (JEF) presented an event called “Solidarity with Ukraine: Testimonies of the war”, in which panelists talked about the current situation in Ukraine. Among them: Andriy Sadovi, the Mayor of Lviv, Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary General, and Marta Siciarek, representing the Gdansk metropolitan region, as well as member of EPIC.

The event was very powerful and emotional, and a good occasion for almost one hundred participants to listen to direct experiences.

Vacancy: Project Manager and Coordinator

ALDA is looking for a Project Manger and Coordinator for its Chisinau office.

Among the main tasks:

  • To plan and/or implement the action plan of the projects, organising events and other initiatives described in the programme;
  • To interact with consortium members, partnerships and other platforms related to supervised projects;
  • Coordinate projects’ communication and dissemination activities together with regional comms officer and communication unit (located in Italy);
  • Manage the relationships with donors (mainly the European Commission) in cooperation with the Head of Unit;
  • Identify possible sources of projects co-funding together with Resources and Development office of ALDA;
  • To be responsible of the use of the budget of the programme and carefully and responsively manage the resources allocated;

Skills required:

  • University degree, preferably masters degree;
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of Romanian and English (both written and spoken). Russian knowledge is highly appreciated. Any other languages represent an asset;
  • Previous experience in project implementation and resources management of at least 2 years. Previous experience of sub-granting programs coordination;

Where and when: Chisinau (Moldova), starting from early June 2022

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to, stating in the subject line: Project Manager and Coordinator – Chisinau. Applications must be received on or before 18th May 2022.


ALDA Governing Board meeting in Strasbourg for the future of Europe and protection of people's freedoms and rights


The Headquarters of the Region Grand Est in Strasbourg hosted the Governing Board (GB) meeting on May 5, 2022. Right before the General Assembly, and the Strasbourg Summit, all the members of the Board gathered together in Alsace to discuss several key aspects within which ALDA is involved.

It comes without saying that considering both the location and the time being, the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) and the situation in Ukraine are at the core of this Governing Board meeting.

Specifically, concerning the CoFoE, the GB delivered a position on the CoFoE in relation to the Western Balkans, while the Association has been fully engaged in a multitude of ways; such as: promoting and sharing events on the multi language platform; animating the Working Groups within its network; and joining the Civil Society Convention on the CoFoE. Once again, the Governing Board reaffirmed the role of ALDA as a bridge between civil society and institutions, working for the best of Europe.

Considering both the location and the time being, the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) and the situation in Ukraine are at the core of this Governing Board meeting.

Nowadays, being engaged in European dynamics, being committed to promote democracy and good governance also means to keep supporting Ukrainian citizens in safeguarding their democracy and freedom. Hence, as already expressed in the previous meeting, here in Strasbourg the Board stressed its willingness to provide concrete support to Ukrainian people, friends and colleagues.

Two Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) within the ALDA’s network, in fact, are based in Ukraine and are now facing terrible and unjust pain. In light of this, the Governing Board, together with the Secretary General, and other delegates from the LDAs have already started to join forces to further help people and colleagues in Mariupol and Dnipro.

Overall, the Governing Board in Strasbourg was essential in order to highlight the key steps that the Association will follow, always for the best of democracy and people’s freedoms

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Engaging young people in placemaking activities

As part of the PART-Y project, ALDA has created a Toolkit to Build a Communication Campaign for a Young and Inclusive Placemaking. It provides guidance but also examples and ready-to-use templates.

It contains :

  • A handbook explaining how to involve young people in placemaking actions, whether you are a young person or a municipality
  • A toolbox, where you can find all the practical tools to make your own communication campaign.

ALDA has created a Toolkit to Build a Communication Campaign for a Young and Inclusive Placemaking

The Toolkit has been developed on the basis of both desk research and questionnaires filled in by young people during local activities in Trieste and Koper.

In order to make it more inclusive, we also created a handbook adapted for people with cognitive or visual impairment.

The Toolkit is available for free here

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Climate of Change: join the sub-granting call (focus: France)


Are you a French youth association who is sensitive to raising awareness on the effects of climate change and understanding the links with migration? We are looking for you! Lead the change and participate in our call for proposals with your project idea!

The Climate of Change project – co-funded by the EU under the Development Education and Awareness Raising Programme (DEAR) and promoted by the italian NGO WeWorld-GVC together with 16 project partners in 13 countries, including ALDA – will support grass-root initiatives in the field of raising awareness on youth role in fighting climate change and involve smaller youth organizations based in France interested in joining the action but lacking the necessary means to do so.

What is the main objective of the call of proposal?

The project will support actions developed by youth organisations in France committed in the field of environmental awareness raising, especially climate change induced migration, and targeting young people (15-35 years old).

What is the main objective of the call of proposal?

Any submitted proposal must be of max 5.000 EUR. Each applicant will benefit from a financing of 70% of the total of the action up to a maximum of 3.500 Eur. The remaining 30% of the action (a minimum of 1.500 Eur) will be provided by each applicant as co-funding. The financing and co-financing % always remain the same even if the overall cost of the proposed action is lower than 5.000 EUR. The general action carried out by the Applicant can be higher than 5.000 EUR, but in this case the remaining budget of the overall costs of the proposal will be covered with the Applicant’s own financial resources. 

Subgranting call will be open until 21 May 2022

Which is the thematic focus?

Each proposed action needs to address the nexus between climate change and induced migration! Different types of activities can be eligible for the sub grant: communication activities, promotion and dissemination activities, awareness raising activities, training and learning-by-doing activities, art projects and initiatives, etc. 

One activity will be compulsory  which is the promotion of the Climate of Change petition in all organised activities by the applicant until the end of October 2022 (the end of the petition period). 

Where can the project be implemented?

Activities must take place in France.

How to apply?

Read the full call for proposals to have more information about the call and how to apply! The call will be open from April 14th,2022 to May 21st,2022. 

Info: All the questions related to the present call for proposals and the participation modalities have to be addressed to the following email address: Célia C. 




Call for proposals

Call for proposals [FRENCH]

Annex A – Application form

Annex B – Budget proposal

Annex C – Frequently asked questions

Annex D – Human economy report (English only)

Annex E – Campaign guide #ClimateOfChange (English only)


Vacancy: Project Manager Migration Focus


ALDA is looking for a Project Manger (focus on Migration).

Among the main tasks:

  • To plan and/or implement the action plan of the projects, organizing events and other initiatives described in the programme; 
  • To follow and accompany the partnership and the group involved in the projects; 
  • To communicate about the projects, developing a communication plan, social media
    account management

Skills required:

  • University degree 
  • Languages: English professional working proficiency – Italian and French is an asset; 
  • Previous experience in project implementation at least 3 years mainly linked to
    migration and proven experience in budget management; 

Where and when: Brussels (Belgium), starting from May 2022

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English to, stating in the subject line: Application – Project Manager. Kindly include names and contact details of 3 references.  Applications must be received on or before 12th May 2022. Interviews will take place the following week and might be followed by a written test.