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Patras is launching the 2nd phase implementation of “ARRIVAL CITIES”

ALDA is very proud to announce the launching of the 2nd phase of implementation of ARRIVAL CITIES project of Patras Municipality, member of ALDA, confirming its relevant commitment in supporting the values of democracy and citizen participation. 


Patras ULG met on 30th June 2016 at the premises of ADEP SA being the project partner. 

Emphasis was put to the detailed presentation of the milestones of the two-year implementation ending in May 2018. The methodology of the thematic workshops (TW) was explained and attracted the participants, who expressed their interest in obtaining the material of all best practices to be included on all five TWs to be organized, starting with the TW in Dresden (21-23.9.2016). The practices of TWs were regarded as an excellent tank of ideas, networking, exchange and cooperation. “Patras Park of Educational activities” was agreed to be the topic of best practice to be included in the 1st TW and further details on its operation were discussed as well as the “European Anti-racism Week 2016” in Patras, as an initiative to focus on (being an excellent example of synergy benefiting social cohesion). 

The concept of the local action plan was further addressed with emphasis on identifying actions that may be tested at a “pilot” phase, through internal means and resources of the members of Patras ULG. This was regarded as a fruitful idea to be taken into account, so that the finally proposed local action plan (LAP) becomes more concrete and “reliable”. Patras ULG members agreed that the conduction of proposals for the LAP would be an on-going process with inspiration and creativity and that the collection of related data on the current situation in Patras would contribute to the quality of the final output. 

It is noteworthy that the «ARRIVAL CITIES» project perfectly relates to the activation of Patras in the "Intercultural Cities-ICC" network of the Council of Europe and «ALDA : European Association of Local Democracy» as well as « Forum of Adriatic & Ionian Cities-FAIC» where the city is an active member for many years now, trying to exploit the diversity advantage and also apply democratic values in practice.

Patras will exploit local, regional, national and international on-going networking, so that to achieve a multiplier effect on the dissemination and exploitation of «ARRIVAL CITIES» results.

For more info, please contact: Chrissa GERAGA, «ARRIVAL CITIES» Patras Scientific Coordinator / email: / tel: +30-2610-361743, 746

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