On March 11, 2022 ALDA Secretary General, Ms. Antonella Valmorbida, joined the fourth Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The Association has been fully engaged on this bottom-up exercise that not only has it animated its network to participate in the multilingual platform, but also it has played a proactive role within the Civil Society Convention on the Conference on the Future of Europe.
Hence, both Ms. Valmorbida has been elected as member of the steering committee of the Civil Society Convention on the Future of Europe; and ALDA has been appointed as responsible for the “Democracy Cluster” with ECOLISE
Ms. Valmorbida shared with the other representatives in Strasbourg the importance of including Western Balkans within the CoFoE
Yet, in light of the essence of ALDA itself, which works for the spreading of a democracy in Europe and beyond, and considering its deep and long-lasting bond with communities in the Western Balkan region, the Governing Board of the Association has published a document illustrating its position on the Western Balkan (WB) and the Conference on the Future of Europe.
With the occasion of this fourth Plenary, Ms. Valmorbida shared with the other representatives in Strasbourg the importance of including Western Balkans within the CoFoE. Based on the seven recommendations listed in the document, the Association emphasis the need to, among others:
- Establish various lines of cooperation in addressing climate change and in implementing energy transition;
- Reinforce the cooperation in different field such as health, economy and digitalization;
- Continue support for the integration of the countries of Western Balkans to the European Union
Once again, ALDA is very much committed to promote a Europe based on its citizens’ needs, ideas and inspirations, working for the establishment of an even stronger democratic stratum
Civil Society Convention