Introductory meeting for Twin Cities project between Turkish and EU municipalitiesFebruary 8, 2011
Turkish and EU local authorities met in an introductory meeting held in Ankara from February 1st 2011 to February 4th 2011 to help increase the effectiveness and broaden the scope of the twinning arrangements both between the local authorities of Turkey and Europe as well as among Turkish local authorities.
Antonella Valmorbida co chair of the Civil Society Forum for EaPFebruary 3, 2011
The balance co-chairmanship was approved by the Steering Committee to share the burden and responsibilities and also corresponding to the organisational scheme of the Steering Committee.
Fighting corruption successfully: one city at a timeFebruary 3, 2011
ALDA is partner of the programme Working Together, gathering a large number of training institutions for local governments in Eastern Europe since its creation. The focus is capacity building for local authorities and support of civil society.
From Lisbon Treaty more voice to citizens in EuropeFebruary 2, 2011
A more democratic and transparent Europe, strengthening the role of the EU and national Parliaments, and giving the people more opportunities to make their voices heard. These are the most expected aspects of the Lisbon Treaty realisation.
First Steering Committee Meeting of GOAL project in StrasbourgFebruary 2, 2011
To promote citizens participation in the construction of a tighter-knit, democratic, world-oriented and united Europe, tackling the challenge of immigration as an “opportunity” to develop active citizenship and sense of ownership of the EU, whilst enhancing tolerance, solidarity and mutual understanding.
Local governments in Europe: ALDA and UNPD study visit for Turkish civil servants in UKFebruary 2, 2011
The Study Tour (in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Bristol and London), addressed to a delegation coming from Turkey composed of elected representatives, staff from local authorities and professional managers, will provide the Turkish participants with a view over the local administrative field of European Union countries.
ALDA Staff Meeting 2011 in SuboticaFebruary 1, 2011
ALDA Staff meeting 2011 took place in Subotica from 25th 28th of January. The meeting was held with a purpose to get the members to meet each other, to exchange their views and opinions in different topics of work and much more.
New perspectives in cooperation between ALDA and Subotica authoritiesFebruary 1, 2011
New perspectives and possibilities in the field of international and regional cooperation have emerged from a meeting between ALDA Staff and local authorities in Subotica. This meeting took place in Subotica City Hall on Friday, 28th of January.
We need remembrance for a peaceful future – By Per Vinther, ALDA PresidentJanuary 31, 2011
On January 27th, 1945, 66 years ago, the German concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated by the Russian Army, giving name to the International Holocaust Memorial Day on that date every year.
Communities of practices, capacity building for local authorities in TürkiyeJanuary 26, 2011
The two days activities in the framework of LAAR 2 – Further support to Local Administrative Reform in Türkiye, conducted by the Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, took place in Antalya the 24th and 25th of January 2011.
Signing ceremony of the cooperation convention between Hermanville-sur-Mer (FR) and Vevcani (MK)January 24, 2011
Mr. Jacques Lelandais, Mayor of Hermanville-sur-Mer and Mr. Pero Ilievski, Mayor of Vevcani, signed a Convention for cooperation between the two cities on 17th January 2011. The Convention is expected to have positive impact on youth exchange, ICT, multimedia libraries and schools, tourism and cultural heritage, etc.
ALDA is searching for 2 volunteers (French or residents in France)January 21, 2011
ALDA is preparing a proposal for the “Youth in Action. Action 2 – European Voluntary Service” whose deadline is the 1st of February. The proposal consists of group exchanges of volunteers between several European Structures and South Eastern Europe organisations.
Creativity and innovation to give new life to town twinningJanuary 14, 2011
On 13th January, CITIES project final conference took place in Dordrecht (NL). Workshops and exchange of experiences at the International Conference on Town-twinning Initiatives.
ALDA engaged in the local administration reform in TürkiyeJanuary 14, 2011
In these last years and in particular in view of the recent constitutional reform, the system of local authorities and in general local administration is now under review and reformed.
ALDA supports the campaign to establish a statute for European associationsJanuary 14, 2011
ALDA participates in the work of the European Alliance for the Statute of the European Association (EASEA). The Alliance works towards mobilising support for a statute for European Associations. Currently Associations can’t formally be considered as European Associations, but have to register nationally and function as either national or international organisations.
“Volunteer! Make a difference”: European Commission launches the European Year of Volunteering 2011January 13, 2011
To highlight volunteers’ work, encourage others to join in and address the challenges they face, the 2011 European Year of Volunteering has four main objectives: lowering obstacles to volunteering in the EU; empowering volunteer organisations and improve the quality of volunteering; rewarding and recognise volunteering activities; raising awareness of the value and importance of volunteering.
On 13th January in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, “CITIES” final conferenceJanuary 10, 2011
ALDA, together with the Municipality of Dordrecht, the Netherlands, and its partner BMC has organised the CITIES final conference that will take place in the City Hall of Dordrecht on Thursday 13th January 2011.
Presentation of Macedonian’s cultural and natural heritage in CaenJanuary 10, 2011
The association “Savoir Faire et Decouverte” from Caen is organising a debate on January 14, themed as “Balkan’s Cultural and natural Heritage: The Macedonian example“. The aim is to present the cultural and natural heritage of the Macedonian rural regions as well as to present the activities for development of sustainable tourism and citizens’ participation in the regions: Berovo, Mavrovo and Novaci.