ALDA strengthening its work in Ireland and Northern Ireland
In the framework of LADDER training held in Donegal on 15th-17th July,Marco Boaria, Head of Resource and Development Unit and Mattia Brazzale, Assistant to the Secretary General met some stakeholders in Derry (Northern Ireland) and in Letterkenny (Donegal County).
In Derry, Marco Boaria met the representatives of 12 NGOs, LAs as well as the University of ULSTER: the meeting was coordinated by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, thanks to the cooperation of Mr. Sean Feenan, Development Officer for the International Fund for Ireland, Peace Impact Programme.
The second meeting, with active discussions and high participation, was organized by the Donegal County and gathered together many representatives from local associations working in the fields of health, social policies, equal opportunities, youth, education and integration of unemployed and marginalized social groups.
During the meetings, Mr. Marco Boaria and Mr. Mattia Brazzale presented ALDA, in order to discuss the possibilities provided by the European projects in the area of cooperation. The presentations were highly welcomed and generated interests towards ALDA's activities, in particular due to the low level of LAs and CSOs involvement in European projects characterizing Northern Ireland.