The Association of Local Democracy Agencies marked the Europe Day on 9 May 2013 with several initiatives. ALDA’s President Oriano Otočan and Director Antonella Valmorbida attended the opening ceremony of the Center for EU and international cooperation in Bale/Valle (Istria, Croatia).
The inauguration of the Center was part of the European Week celebration 2013 in Istria, and represented a very important step before the Croatian accession to the EU.
On 10 May, ALDA Director will be one of the speakers at the event ‘Towards 2014: the Europe we want’ (Verso il 2014: L’Europa che vogliamo), organised in Florence by Consiglio Italiano del Movimento Europeo (CIME) to debate on active European citizenship, participative democracy and the future of the EU. Staff of ALDA are involved in a training in the LDA in Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina); furthermore, all the LDAs are celebrating the day and the week with initiatives and events.
Europe Day celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical ‘Schuman declaration’.