The Europe we want

Join ALDA for being involved in the Conference on the Future of Europe 

This year, on May 9th we celebrated the “Europe Day”, but that day also marked the beginning of one of the most remarkable happenings of our democratic history: the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), with an opening session held – in hybrid format – at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg.

Yet, what is the Conference on the Future of Europe?

The Conference (CoFoE) represents the opportunity for all European citizens to discuss and debate on both challenges and priorities, and discuss on the future path that Europe should follow. Thus, the idea behind it is that all three institutions – be they European Parliament; Council and Commission – will listen to European citizens, their ideas and proposals as far as the future of Europe concerns.

Still one question remains: “How can people actively join the Conference?”

Based on a bottom-up and citizens-oriented approach, citizens can both take part in several conferences and events, divided into topics. Starting from the multilingual digital platform citizens will have the possibility to share their ideas; organise events while joining some of them already available at the participatory space online.

More, the European citizens’ panels, organised by the European Commission, will bring together representatives in terms of citizens’ age, socioeconomic background, gender and origins; they will gather regularly and provide inputs to the Conference Plenary.

Till the end of the Conference, we have the possibility to propose the EUROPE THAT WE WANT !

ALDA will give you the opportunity to be part of the Conference, by raising your voice and the voices of citizens to make Europe the one we want.

The key topics to be addressed are :

  • Climate change and environment
  • Health
  • A stronger economy, social justice and jobs
  • The European Union stronger in the world
  • Values, rights, rule of law and security
  • Digital transformation
  • European democracy
  • Migration
  • Education, culture, youth and sport
  • Other ideas

 If you are a local authority:

 You can join ALDA and participate to our projects and be part of our Working groups, which are officially registered as consultations in the official website of the European Commission

 You can get in touch with ALDA for assistance with the registration to the official CoFoE Platform, organise an event, elaborate recommendations. We will help you to raise your voice. Tell us what you are interested in by filling-out this FORM or writing an email to alda@alda-europe.eu

 

Useful links:

Check out Local Authorities members of ALDA

Discover and Join ALDA General Assembly and the Working Groups

 If you are an association or a civil society group

You can join ALDA and participate to our projects and be part of our Working groups, which are officially registered as consultations in the official website of the European Commission

 You can get in touch with ALDA for assistance with the registration to the official CoFoE Platform, organise an event, elaborate recommendations. We will help you to raise your voice. Tell us what you are interested in by filling-out this FORM or writing an email to alda@alda-europe.eu

 

Useful links:

Check out Civil Society Organisations members of ALDA

Discover and Join ALDA General Assembly and the Working Groups

 If you are a citizen:

 You can be part of a consultation, present your proposal and engage in discussions on one or more of the key issues mentioned above. If you are interested in playing an active part in the consultation process set up by ALDA please fill-out this FORM and indicate your field(s) of interest.

For more information, write an email to alda@alda-europe.eu

ALDA, beside the Working Groups involving the members, is planning, in cooperation with the programme of the Committee of the Regions and the Bertelsmann Foundation, a series of consultations that will take place in the upcoming months and will be officially registered in the CoFoE Platform.

Moreover, ALDA is one of the Steering Committee members of the Civil Society Convention for the future of Europe which is represented with 5 seats at the Plenary of the Conference and which is gathering several times to collect ideas and suggestions of European Citizens, including your idea, as well!

ALDA is also organising series of events and consultations thanks to its networks and in particular with the European Movement International, the European Movement Italy, the European Movement France and the European Federalist Movement of Italy.

ALDA looks forward to the Conference on the Future of Europe, as a concrete occasion to restart, to improve and to strengthen Europe together with its citizens!


Valid project: Second international event “Novo Mesto”

The Valid story continues with great success. The second international event will be held on the 15th and 16th of June 2021 on the Zoom platform, organised by the Volunteer center Novo Mesto.

Dedicated to tools and mechanisms the second international event has one main aim: sharing. Thus, the project partners will create a safe spot for sharing as far as the role of intercultural dialogue concerns, especially in facilitating social inclusion, as well as implementation and monitoring of local development policies.

The second international event has one main aim: sharing

More specifically, it also deals  with methods, tools and good practices to promote social inclusion, civic engagement and intercultural dialogue at local level.

The event is open for experts, facilitators, social workers, volunteers and interested locals. If you interested please register on the following LINK.

You can follow the event on the Zoom Platform.

The Valid story continues with great success. The second international event will be held on the 15th and 16th of June 2021 on the Zoom platform, organised by the Volunteer center Novo Mesto.

Dedicated to tools and mechanisms the second international event has one main aim: sharing. Thus, the project partners will create a safe spot for sharing as far as the role of intercultural dialogue concerns, especially in facilitating social inclusion, as well as implementation and monitoring of local development policies.

The second international event has one main aim: sharing

More specifically, it also deals  with methods, tools and good practices to promote social inclusion, civic engagement and intercultural dialogue at local level.

The event is open for experts, facilitators, social workers, volunteers and interested locals. If you interested please register on the following LINK.

You can follow the event on the Zoom Platform.


Join ALDA General Assembly

Together for the Conference on the Future of Europe

ALDA has co-signed, with other organisations, the Joint Civil Society Declaration so that to create a platform serving not only as a counterpart for the EU institutions, but also to represent citizens and people living in EU.

The Conference on the Future of Europe, officially launched in Strasbourg on May 9th, and planning to last till spring 2022, involves a great number of Civil Society Organisations, whose expectations are to get further details about what the EU does for them and for all EU citizens as well discussing ad hoc solutions to face future challenges. In addition, the role of the Civil Society Organisations is fundamental in bringing people together, enabling them to become active players, while designing common goals. Thus, one aspect to be discussed during the Conference should be, as stated in the Declaration, “how to reconnect people with the European Union and its institutions”.

The Conference sets itself the goal of giving citizens a greater role in shaping EU policies and ambitions, improving the Union’s resilience to crises, be it economic or health-related. It will create a new public forum for an open, inclusive, transparent and structured debate with Europeans around the issues that matter to them and affect their everyday lives.

Register now to ALDA General Assembly and related events

Registration

The General Assembly week will also host the official launch of the new ALDA Working Groups, an opportunity for our members to share knowledge and develop ideas and projects based on the. main thematic areas ALDA works in. To get more information and sign up to one or more working group, follow this link.

See the comprehensive agenda of the week.

Find below the agenda of the week and sign-up to one or more events:

19 June 2021

The Role of Culture in the European Union

9.30am – 11am, Modena (Italy)

At the BUK Festival opening event, keynote speakers, among whom Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary General, will address the topic of culture, which will be the fil rouge will guide the conversation. The panel will be followed by a questions and answers session.

Event agenda

Roles and responsibilities of migrants’ inclusion in the labour market

11.30am – 12.30pm, Modena (Italy)

The fil rouge of migration will guide the conversation through questions addressed to the speakers, creating a more dynamic environment. At the end of the presentation a Q&A session will be opened and all attendees will havve the chance to iintract with the panelists.

Event agenda

19 – 20 June 2021

Visit us at the BUK Festival!

All day long, Modena (Italy)

ALDA will be present with a stand during the whole BUK Festival presenting its work, projects and activities. Come and visit us!

Learn more

21 June 2021

Final Conference – LIME project

10am – 12pm, Online

LIME – Labour Integration For Migrants Employment – is a 2-year project which aims at promoting the swift integration of young Third Country Nationals – TCNs – (aged 18-29) in the labour market, by implementing the Migrants Economic Integration Cluster – MEIC model all over Europe.

Event agenda

Cooperation between CSOs and the private sector – 1st Working Group meeting

2pm – 4pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA Working Groups with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria.

Event agenda

Democracy and local development – 1st Working Group meeting

4pm – 6pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA WG with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria

Event agenda

22 June 2021

The future is Digital – DIGITAL project, 5th International event

10am – 12.30pm, Online

The project promotes collaboration among policy-makers and citizens from 15 countries, to stimulate democratic and civic participation across Europe, and to support democratic Union in the digital era.

Event agenda

Environment – 1st Working Group meeting

2pm – 4pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA Working Groups with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria.

Event agenda

Digitalisation – 1st Working Group meeting

4pm – 6pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA Working Groups with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria.

Event agenda

23 June 2021

DIGITAL project – Webinars

10am – 3.15pm, Online

The project promotes collaboration among policy-makers and citizens from 15 countries, to stimulate democratic and civic participation across Europe, and to support democratic Union in the digital era.

The event will be made of 3 panels: (1) A youth digital future; (2)Digital for citizens; (3) Digital food: a more sustainable future on our plates?

Event agenda

1st panel – A youth digital future

10am – 11.30am, Online

Often the future is represented by the youth: this is the opportunity to have a panel discussion with youth organisations and listen to their point of view.

2nd panel – Digital for citizens

11.30am – 12.45pm, Online

Focusing on the local level, this session will explore how digitalisation is an opportunity and a challenge for local authorities.

 

3rd panel – Digital food: a more sustainable food on our plates?

2pm – 3.15pm, Online

Our production and consumption patterns leave a negative environmental footprint, but digital technologies can play a key role in finding solutions.

Eastern P’Ship/Russia and Central Asia Cooperation – 1st Working Group meeting

2pm – 4pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA Working Groups with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria.

Event agenda

South Eastern Europe Cooperation – 1st Working Group meeting

2pm – 4pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA Working Groups with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria.

Event agenda

Middle East, Africa and Turkey Cooperation – 1st Working Group meeting

2pm – 4pm, Online

A first meeting of ALDA members subscribed to the ALDA Working Groups with a structure that will be aligned with the CoFoE platform criteria.

Event agenda

24 June 2021

Governing Board meeting

3.30pm – 7pm, Online & Vicenza (Italy)

ALDA Governing Board members will gather to discuss about key issues and next activities.

25 June 2021

ALDA Ordinary Annual General Assembly

10am – 1pm, Online

The Annual General Assembly of ALDA, to update and ask for members’ contribution about the present situation of the Association and future plans

The related documents will be sent via email to the ALDA Members only

The Organised Civil Society role in the Conference on the Future of Europe

2pm – 4pm, Online

Public conference organised by ALDA on the role of Civil Society Organization and the organised civil society world towards the Conference on the Future of Europe. Panelist form the European Institutions and the European Organised Civil Society will discussing the added value and fundamental role of an active civil society participation, and tackling the key issues of citizens participation for the future of Europe.

Event agenda

A new project on Good Governance and Environmental Protection for Ukraine

In March 2021 a new project has kicked off in Ukraine, more specifically in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Platform on Good Governance and Environmental Protection”, this is the project’s title led by ALDA, foresees the implementation of a series of trainings addressed to local authority representatives , civil society organisations of pilot communities in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas for the development of professional competencies and the implementation of short term professional development programmes for local authorities’ officials and public officers as required by the law in force to facilitate the adaptation of official activities to the European standards.

A project to upgrade local communities’ right to influence decision-making processes

Moreover, within the framework of the project twelve round-table discussions (6 in Donetsk and 6 in Luhansk) will be organised on the implementation of reforms and their influence on the sustainability of community development through the exchange of best practices on local governance.

All in all, the project in Ukraine, which will conclude by the end of the current year, aims at developing human resources of representatives of local authorities, civil society organisations of pilot communities in Donetsk and Luhansk region, as well as gaining an active competent community within its development including the right to influence on decision-making.

In March 2021 a new project has kicked off in Ukraine, more specifically in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Platform on Good Governance and Environmental Protection”, this is the project’s title led by ALDA, foresees the implementation of a series of trainings addressed to local authority representatives , civil society organisations of pilot communities in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas for the development of professional competencies and the implementation of short term professional development programmes for local authorities’ officials and public officers as required by the law in force to facilitate the adaptation of official activities to the European standards.

A project to upgrade local communities’ right to influence decision-making processes

Moreover, within the framework of the project twelve round-table discussions (6 in Donetsk and 6 in Luhansk) will be organised on the implementation of reforms and their influence on the sustainability of community development through the exchange of best practices on local governance.

All in all, the project in Ukraine, which will conclude by the end of the current year, aims at developing human resources of representatives of local authorities, civil society organisations of pilot communities in Donetsk and Luhansk region, as well as gaining an active competent community within its development including the right to influence on decision-making.


Workshop with the participation of LDA delegates in Chișinau

Within the “Local Democracy Network Development”project, delegates from LDA Dnipropetrovsk, LDA Mariupol, LDA Georgia, LDA Armenia and LDA Moldova will join a workshop, organised in Chisinau from 8th to 10th of June 2021. Focusing on the particularities of each LDA’s work; the main idea of the workshop is to discuss and finalise the strategy for the network in accordance with the Black Sea (BS) NGO Forum’s revised Strategic Framework for CSO Cooperation.

More into depth, the strategy will be developed taking into accounts the following principles:

  •   Good local governance;
  •   Active citizenship;
  •   Youth;
  •   Environment;
  •   Coordination of activities and

·   Network extension and communication.

The idea behind this project is to turn LDAs into “bridges” between citizens and local governments, thus improving the citizen’s participation in their communities

Yet, an initial draft of the strategy has been already prepared, in May during a 3-day online workshop,  with the support of an external facilitator. The latter was in charge to both elaborate and draft the strategy, while ensuring that the entire process would be implemented.

On a general perspective, aiming at establishing a network of LDAs from Eastern Partnership countries working in the Black Sea region, the idea behind this project is to turn LDAs into “bridges” between citizens and local governments, thus improving the citizen’s participation in their communities.

As far as the objectives of this initiative, one can identify:

  •   Increasing the resilience and sustainability of the Local Democracy Agencies Network (LDAs) working in the Black Sea Region;
  •   Boosting the fundraising skills, institutional capacities of the Black Sea LDAs with specific focus on resilience and sustainability and
  •   Elaborating, based on a participatory process, of a regional mid-term strategy of LDAs’ network development in the region.

Thus, the project is intended to formalise the network of the LDAs in four countries – be they Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine –  while extending the network in other BS countries, and  spreading the concept of local democracy to a larger area.

Finally, the project aims at training and supporting LDAs in strengthening their own organisational skills and capacity, such as internal governance, resilience and fundraising. At the same time it is also designed to  build a stronger and sustainable network, able to act for a long-term period of time.

Within the “Local Democracy Network Development”project, delegates from LDA Dnipropetrovsk, LDA Mariupol, LDA Georgia, LDA Armenia and LDA Moldova will join a workshop, organised in Chisinau from 8th to 10th of June 2021. Focusing on the particularities of each LDA’s work; the main idea of the workshop is to discuss and finalise the strategy for the network in accordance with the Black Sea (BS) NGO Forum’s revised Strategic Framework for CSO Cooperation.

More into depth, the strategy will be developed taking into accounts the following principles:

  •   Good local governance;
  •   Active citizenship;
  •   Youth;
  •   Environment;
  •   Coordination of activities and

·   Network extension and communication.

The idea behind this project is to turn LDAs into “bridges” between citizens and local governments, thus improving the citizen’s participation in their communities

Yet, an initial draft of the strategy has been already prepared, in May during a 3-day online workshop,  with the support of an external facilitator. The latter was in charge to both elaborate and draft the strategy, while ensuring that the entire process would be implemented.

On a general perspective, aiming at establishing a network of LDAs from Eastern Partnership countries working in the Black Sea region, the idea behind this project is to turn LDAs into “bridges” between citizens and local governments, thus improving the citizen’s participation in their communities.

As far as the objectives of this initiative, one can identify:

  •   Increasing the resilience and sustainability of the Local Democracy Agencies Network (LDAs) working in the Black Sea Region;
  •   Boosting the fundraising skills, institutional capacities of the Black Sea LDAs with specific focus on resilience and sustainability and
  •   Elaborating, based on a participatory process, of a regional mid-term strategy of LDAs’ network development in the region.

Thus, the project is intended to formalise the network of the LDAs in four countries – be they Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine –  while extending the network in other BS countries, and  spreading the concept of local democracy to a larger area.

Finally, the project aims at training and supporting LDAs in strengthening their own organisational skills and capacity, such as internal governance, resilience and fundraising. At the same time it is also designed to  build a stronger and sustainable network, able to act for a long-term period of time.


Time to Act - Guide for #ClimateOfChange Campaigne

Time to Act is #ClimateOfChange campaign’s guide: a joint campaign across Europe energising youth to speak up about the root causes of climate change, and elevating the voices of forced migrants, so we can build a fair and sustainable human future.

This guide is intended to provide support, inspiration and information on how to build a strong climate justice campaign. It’s a flexible and by no means comprehensive tool, which can hopefully support activists in their fight for a better world.

Publication

Time to Act is #ClimateOfChange campaign’s guide: a joint campaign across Europe energising youth to speak up about the root causes of climate change, and elevating the voices of forced migrants, so we can build a fair and sustainable human future.

This guide is intended to provide support, inspiration and information on how to build a strong climate justice campaign. It’s a flexible and by no means comprehensive tool, which can hopefully support activists in their fight for a better world.

Publication

In presence! New training on Project Cycle Management

ALDA provides valuable and professional courses, benefitting from competences and knowledge gained throughout its 20 year experience. After a long period of time, ALDA is back in presence, launching a new course, in Italian, on “Project Cycle Management”.

This course will provide participants with tools and skills useful to better understand how to design a project from start to finish! Thus, during this intensive course, attendees will broaden their knowledge in the following topics:

  • Logical Framework Approach;
  • Drafting proposals;
  • Analysis of  EU application forms; 
  • Budget and
  • Best practices

Register at the following link

Besides, ALDA well experienced trainers – Marco Boaria, Programme & Development Dept.  Director  & ALDA+ CEO; together with Anna Ditta, Senior Trainer and will guide participants throughout the whole training.

Lessons are organised in presence, at our headquarters in Vicenza – Viale Milano 36on July 2nd, 9th and 16th from 2 to 6 PM CET. Those willing to participate have to register at the following link 

As far as costs concerns, please find specifics below:

  • 300 € standard price per one person
  • 270 € standard price per one ALDA Member or student under 26

Benefit from the “Early Bird” 20% OFF! If you apply by June 11th  (6 PM CET) these will be the costs:

  • 240€ price per one person
  • 210€ price per one ALDA Member or student under 26 (20% + 10%)

Remember: costs include all teaching materials used during the course!

Check the detailed agenda here

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Please note: the course will be in Italian

ALDA provides valuable and professional courses, benefitting from competences and knowledge gained throughout its 20 year experience. After a long period of time, ALDA is back in presence, launching a new course, in Italian, on “Project Cycle Management”.

This course will provide participants with tools and skills useful to better understand how to design a project from start to finish! Thus, during this intensive course, attendees will broaden their knowledge in the following topics:

  • Logical Framework Approach;
  • Drafting proposals;
  • Analysis of  EU application forms; 
  • Budget and
  • Best practices

Register at the following link

Besides, ALDA well experienced trainers – Marco Boaria, Programme & Development Dept.  Director  & ALDA+ CEO; together with Anna Ditta, Senior Trainer and will guide participants throughout the whole training.

Lessons are organised in presence, at our headquarters in Vicenza – Viale Milano 36on July 2nd, 9th and 16th from 2 to 6 PM CET. Those willing to participate have to register at the following link 

As far as costs concerns, please find specifics below:

  • 300 € standard price per one person
  • 270 € standard price per one ALDA Member or student under 26

Benefit from the “Early Bird” 20% OFF! If you apply by June 11th  (6 PM CET) these will be the costs:

  • 240€ price per one person
  • 210€ price per one ALDA Member or student under 26 (20% + 10%)

Remember: costs include all teaching materials used during the course!

Check the detailed agenda here

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Please note: the course will be in Italian


From national contexts to international ones: 4th LIME workshop

On the 9th of June 2021 from 09h30 to 12h30 CEST, ALDA will host the 4th online International Capacity Building Workshop “Migrants’ Labour Inclusion: Networks and Cluster Activation and Consolidation” of the LIME project. Save the date and register here!

Only one month left until the end of the LIME project, but we still have a lot to share and to learn! This 4th International Capacity Building workshop will be a great opportunity to discuss migrants’ labour inclusion with participants from all over Europe, to discover the existing networks of multi- stakeholders in the field of labour inclusion and to share knowledge and experiences.

After three successful workshops dealing with the inclusion of migrants into the labour market in France, Spain and Italy respectively, the project is now organising an international workshop aiming to tackle this topic at the European level.

Save the date and register here

Thereby, this event will be a great opportunity to discuss how the MEIC model and toolkit can be applied by participants in their own local contexts, taking as examples the two successful pilot projects in Rome and in Madrid.

Valuable experts, known at international level, will share their expertise about two main topics:

  • Vocational Training & Migrants labour insertion into the labour market
  • Self-entrepreneurship & setting up a business

This will be the opportunity to listen to:

  • Dolinda Cavallo, Project Manager of the LIME project, ALDA
  • Loredana Gionne, Head of Cooperation and Co-development Department, CIES Onlus
  • Folco Cimagalli, Full professor of Sociology of Migrations, LUMSA University
  • Rossana Cerbone, Coofcooperative
  • David Taquin, MicroStart
  • Ivan Toscano, Cnosfap
  • Margherita Valori, CIES Onlus
  • Berta Sanchez, Pinardi
  • Chloé Schmitt, Kodiko
  • Roberta Petrillo, Sr Migration expert, CIES Onlus

The stakeholders involved will be from all over Europe, as the aim of the workshop is to spread the MEIC methodology at a wider scale in order to keep on fostering the inclusion of third country nationals and creating cluster networks in other cities and regions.

The event will be held on Zoom in ENGLISH, but translation in ITALIAN and SPANISH will be available.

If you would like to have further information, check our Facebook event here.

On the 9th of June 2021 from 09h30 to 12h30 CEST, ALDA will host the 4th online International Capacity Building Workshop “Migrants’ Labour Inclusion: Networks and Cluster Activation and Consolidation” of the LIME project. Save the date and register here!

Only one month left until the end of the LIME project, but we still have a lot to share and to learn! This 4th International Capacity Building workshop will be a great opportunity to discuss migrants’ labour inclusion with participants from all over Europe, to discover the existing networks of multi- stakeholders in the field of labour inclusion and to share knowledge and experiences.

After three successful workshops dealing with the inclusion of migrants into the labour market in France, Spain and Italy respectively, the project is now organising an international workshop aiming to tackle this topic at the European level.

Save the date and register here

Thereby, this event will be a great opportunity to discuss how the MEIC model and toolkit can be applied by participants in their own local contexts, taking as examples the two successful pilot projects in Rome and in Madrid.

Valuable experts, known at international level, will share their expertise about two main topics:

  • Vocational Training & Migrants labour insertion into the labour market
  • Self-entrepreneurship & setting up a business

This will be the opportunity to listen to:

  • Dolinda Cavallo, Project Manager of the LIME project, ALDA
  • Loredana Gionne, Head of Cooperation and Co-development Department, CIES Onlus
  • Folco Cimagalli, Full professor of Sociology of Migrations, LUMSA University
  • Rossana Cerbone, Coofcooperative
  • David Taquin, MicroStart
  • Ivan Toscano, Cnosfap
  • Margherita Valori, CIES Onlus
  • Berta Sanchez, Pinardi
  • Chloé Schmitt, Kodiko
  • Roberta Petrillo, Sr Migration expert, CIES Onlus

The stakeholders involved will be from all over Europe, as the aim of the workshop is to spread the MEIC methodology at a wider scale in order to keep on fostering the inclusion of third country nationals and creating cluster networks in other cities and regions.

The event will be held on Zoom in ENGLISH, but translation in ITALIAN and SPANISH will be available.

If you would like to have further information, check our Facebook event here.


Mind Inclusion: press release to conclude this great project

Mind Inclusion project has come to an end, after two years of full implementation and commitment. Take a look at the press release to know more. When it comes to the project, together with partners, ALDA designed it so that to encourage the competences of educators of Intellectual Disabled People (IDP).

Take a look at the press release to know more

In so doing, the project contributed to achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those targeting the reduction of inequalities (SDG 10) and the promotion of an inclusive society (SDG 16).

Among the outcomes of the project, one can find the Mind Inclusion APP

Mind Inclusion project has come to an end, after two years of full implementation and commitment. Take a look at the press release to know more. When it comes to the project, together with partners, ALDA designed it so that to encourage the competences of educators of Intellectual Disabled People (IDP).

Take a look at the press release to know more

In so doing, the project contributed to achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those targeting the reduction of inequalities (SDG 10) and the promotion of an inclusive society (SDG 16).

Among the outcomes of the project, one can find the Mind Inclusion APP


Great success for the conference: fostering local development through tourism

The conference “Fostering Local Development through Tourism” took place on 26th of May in the frames of the project “Citizens’ voice and actions in consolidated communities of Armenia” with hybrid format supported by European Union. The conference aimed to conclude the 3 years’ project that was implemented in Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions of Armenia and share best practices in local development at community and regional levels executed by the consortium of Communities Finance Officers Association, European Association for Local Democracy and Union of communities of Armenia.

Mrs. Silja Kasmann, Deputy Head of Cooperation Section from Delegation of the European Union to Armenia officially opened the conference, welcomed the participants emphasising the importance of the project for the communities and how the tourism potential can promote development of Armenia.

The importance of community and economic development through tourism in Armenia

Consortium member organisation leaders Mr. Vahan Movsisyan, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida and Mr. Emin Yeritsyan shared with the experience, difficulties and challenges during the project implementation. Tourism sphere experts from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova presented the realities in each country during and after covid, possibilities to recover tourism industry, promotion of digital tools and innovations, development of internal tourism.

Projects implemented within inter-community and demonstrative re-granting scheme once again approved the importance of community and economic development through tourism in Armenia.

ALDA is very much glad to have been part of this great project, contributing to the lives of local communities  by spurring the implementation and development of tourism in Armenia.

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To know more: check project page here

Visit Community Finance Officers Association page

Watch the conference

The conference “Fostering Local Development through Tourism” took place on 26th of May in the frames of the project “Citizens’ voice and actions in consolidated communities of Armenia” with hybrid format supported by European Union. The conference aimed to conclude the 3 years’ project that was implemented in Lori, Shirak and Tavush regions of Armenia and share best practices in local development at community and regional levels executed by the consortium of Communities Finance Officers Association, European Association for Local Democracy and Union of communities of Armenia.

Mrs. Silja Kasmann, Deputy Head of Cooperation Section from Delegation of the European Union to Armenia officially opened the conference, welcomed the participants emphasising the importance of the project for the communities and how the tourism potential can promote development of Armenia.

The importance of community and economic development through tourism in Armenia

Consortium member organisation leaders Mr. Vahan Movsisyan, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida and Mr. Emin Yeritsyan shared with the experience, difficulties and challenges during the project implementation. Tourism sphere experts from Armenia, Georgia and Moldova presented the realities in each country during and after covid, possibilities to recover tourism industry, promotion of digital tools and innovations, development of internal tourism.

Projects implemented within inter-community and demonstrative re-granting scheme once again approved the importance of community and economic development through tourism in Armenia.

ALDA is very much glad to have been part of this great project, contributing to the lives of local communities  by spurring the implementation and development of tourism in Armenia.

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To know more: check project page here

Visit Community Finance Officers Association page

Watch the conference