SECOND TRAINING “HOW TO BE YOUNG EUROPEANS” WITHIN THE EU PROJECT THINKEU. Pula and Labin (HR), 6-7 March 2012

On the 6-7 March ALDA held the Second of the four trainings foreseen within the THINKEU project, addressed to almost 200 students from the High Schools of Pula and Labin, in Istria, Croatia. The training was held by Mr Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager of ALDA, and it aimed at discussing with the students the advantages and disadvantages of being young Europeans.

The project THINKEU has been developed by the Foundation for Partnership and Civil Society Development of Region Istria and founded within the Europe for Citizens Programme. It has as main objective to support Croatian accession to the EU with a strong, deep and sustained dialogue between civil society actors, youth and children and citizens in Istria broadening the knowledge and understanding of the EU and the process of European integration and rising the quality and impartiality of media coverage on issues related to EU membership.
ALDA participate in the project as partner and is in charge of supporting the Foundation for the topics about active citizenship and participation with the objective to transfer the long lasting experience and knowledge in application of methodologies within the project topics, to implementation several trainings and workshops on EU institutions and EU funds, and to disseminate through its wide European network and partners projects’ results and products. It will also support the Foundation in the organization of a Study visit in Veneto.
For more information please contact Mr Alfonso Aliberti, at alfonso.aliberti@aldaintranet.org

On the 6-7 March ALDA held the Second of the four trainings foreseen within the THINKEU project, addressed to almost 200 students from the High Schools of Pula and Labin, in Istria, Croatia. The training was held by Mr Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager of ALDA, and it aimed at discussing with the students the advantages and disadvantages of being young Europeans.

The project THINKEU has been developed by the Foundation for Partnership and Civil Society Development of Region Istria and founded within the Europe for Citizens Programme. It has as main objective to support Croatian accession to the EU with a strong, deep and sustained dialogue between civil society actors, youth and children and citizens in Istria broadening the knowledge and understanding of the EU and the process of European integration and rising the quality and impartiality of media coverage on issues related to EU membership.
ALDA participate in the project as partner and is in charge of supporting the Foundation for the topics about active citizenship and participation with the objective to transfer the long lasting experience and knowledge in application of methodologies within the project topics, to implementation several trainings and workshops on EU institutions and EU funds, and to disseminate through its wide European network and partners projects’ results and products. It will also support the Foundation in the organization of a Study visit in Veneto.
For more information please contact Mr Alfonso Aliberti, at alfonso.aliberti@aldaintranet.org


Granting Opportunities for Active Learning (GOAL) - Final publication

Granting Opportunities for Active Learning (GOAL) – Final publication

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Granting Opportunities for Active Learning (GOAL) – Final publication

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FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION (I) LAUNCHED A COURSE ON BOBBIN LACE IN KOTOR (MNE). (5 March 2012)

It started in Kotor in Montenegro, (Monday, March 5), the laboratory of bobbin lace managed by the Lace School of Gorizia for the Italian community in Montenegro,  interested in introducing this process in the country.
The initiative is part of the International Cooperation interventions of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), ALDA member, funded by regional legislation.

The course is organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Gorizia within the project Promotion of local products and traditional arts in Friuli Venezia Giulia and Montenegro, in which is also committed the regional Confcooperative, an Association of cooperative enterprises.
The course will last 48 hours and will be divided into three modules, between March and April. It will be attended by 16 students motivated to acquire the first elements of technical execution of Gorizia’s lace.
Two teachers, Cristina Cargnel and Mariagrazia Giacomini, will present the characteristics of bobbin lace taught by the School of Gorizia, teaching simple exercises on some basic points, imparting knowledge about the tools for processing, yarns and designs.
The teaching materials at the end of the workshop will be leaved to Montenegrin students to enable them to continue to practice the techniques learned.

It started in Kotor in Montenegro, (Monday, March 5), the laboratory of bobbin lace managed by the Lace School of Gorizia for the Italian community in Montenegro,  interested in introducing this process in the country.
The initiative is part of the International Cooperation interventions of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy), ALDA member, funded by regional legislation.

The course is organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Gorizia within the project Promotion of local products and traditional arts in Friuli Venezia Giulia and Montenegro, in which is also committed the regional Confcooperative, an Association of cooperative enterprises.
The course will last 48 hours and will be divided into three modules, between March and April. It will be attended by 16 students motivated to acquire the first elements of technical execution of Gorizia’s lace.
Two teachers, Cristina Cargnel and Mariagrazia Giacomini, will present the characteristics of bobbin lace taught by the School of Gorizia, teaching simple exercises on some basic points, imparting knowledge about the tools for processing, yarns and designs.
The teaching materials at the end of the workshop will be leaved to Montenegrin students to enable them to continue to practice the techniques learned.


A NEW VIDEO ON EU ENLARGEMENT PRODUCED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Under the campaign slogan “So similar, so different, so European”, a new video clip produced by the European Commission encourages the viewer to challenge their perception of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU. The video forms part of a wider campaign that aims at raising awareness and showing another side of the region.
Download here the vidéo

Under the campaign slogan “So similar, so different, so European”, a new video clip produced by the European Commission encourages the viewer to challenge their perception of the countries of Southeast Europe that are hoping to join the EU. The video forms part of a wider campaign that aims at raising awareness and showing another side of the region.
Download here the vidéo


LDA OSIJEK: YOUNG PEOPLE DEBATED ABOUT ACTA

On 28th February Local Democracy Agency of Osijek organized in the premise of the Evangelical Theological Faculty a debate on the current issue of ACTA and piracy on the Internet generally. Debate moderators were Daria Selci, a law student and Dalibor Kraljik, MTh, assistant professor at the Evangelical Theological Seminary.

In an interesting and dynamic two-hour debate, the participants, mostly high school students had the opportunity to get informed and to learn something new about ACTA as well as to express their opinion on this issue. The general position of the ACTA was discussed – its good and bad sides and its eventual applicability in the context of the European Union, but particularly within the Croatian context. A special emphasis was given to the problem of forgery and Internet piracy.  Participants had the opportunity to express their opinion about the problem, and to give constructive suggestions on how the problems could be accessed and possibly solved.
This debate was one in a series of activities that LDA performs with young people trying to address and put on the table European agendas and current issues from every day media space, encouraging them to think about them and give them the opportunity to present potential structural solutions.

On 28th February Local Democracy Agency of Osijek organized in the premise of the Evangelical Theological Faculty a debate on the current issue of ACTA and piracy on the Internet generally. Debate moderators were Daria Selci, a law student and Dalibor Kraljik, MTh, assistant professor at the Evangelical Theological Seminary.

In an interesting and dynamic two-hour debate, the participants, mostly high school students had the opportunity to get informed and to learn something new about ACTA as well as to express their opinion on this issue. The general position of the ACTA was discussed – its good and bad sides and its eventual applicability in the context of the European Union, but particularly within the Croatian context. A special emphasis was given to the problem of forgery and Internet piracy.  Participants had the opportunity to express their opinion about the problem, and to give constructive suggestions on how the problems could be accessed and possibly solved.
This debate was one in a series of activities that LDA performs with young people trying to address and put on the table European agendas and current issues from every day media space, encouraging them to think about them and give them the opportunity to present potential structural solutions.


DIPLOMATIC CONFLICT BETWEEN BELARUS AUTORITHIES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION: THE CONCERN OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BELARUS NATIONAL PLATFORM OF THE EAP CIVIL SOCIETY FORUM

The members of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, express their deep concern over the recent diplomatic conflict between the authorities of Belarus and the European Union.
The representatives of the Belarusian civil society, members of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum are convinced that the solution to the essentially important issues of reforming and modernization of Belarus and turning it back to the network of the European communities, may lay the basis for negotiations and overcoming the existing conflict between the authorities of Belarus and the European Union.
Read the full statement in FRRUBY.

The members of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, express their deep concern over the recent diplomatic conflict between the authorities of Belarus and the European Union.
The representatives of the Belarusian civil society, members of the National Platform of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum are convinced that the solution to the essentially important issues of reforming and modernization of Belarus and turning it back to the network of the European communities, may lay the basis for negotiations and overcoming the existing conflict between the authorities of Belarus and the European Union.
Read the full statement in FRRUBY.


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LDAs and ALDA welcome Serbia-Kosovo agreement and Serbia's candidate status for eu membership

LDAs and ALDA welcome the latest achievements in the integration of the Western Balkans countries into the European family.
Without a doubt, the Agreement on regional representation of Kosovo is a significant step towards the normalization of relations between Pristina and Belgrade and recently granted candidate status for Serbia will bring further stability and overall progress to the region

LDAs and ALDA welcome the latest achievements in the integration of the Western Balkans countries into the European family.
Without a doubt, the Agreement on regional representation of Kosovo is a significant step towards the normalization of relations between Pristina and Belgrade and recently granted candidate status for Serbia will bring further stability and overall progress to the region


INVENTORY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE IN MACEDONIA. 4-10 March 2012, Macedonia

Historic Cities of Macedonia, a delegation of the National Association of Towns and Regions of Art and History and tows with protected areas (ANVPAH & VSSP) will visit the Republic of Macedonia from March 4 to 10, 2012.
The objective of this mission is to launch the heritage inventories in the towns of Veles, Stip and Kumanovo.

This fieldwork will be conducted with the cities’ architects, based on documentary research conducted last year. To conclude the four working days, a conference dedicated to local elected officials will present the EU standards regarding architectural inventories, as well as project’s progress in the component: Inventory of cultural heritage.
The Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information on the component inventory of cultural heritage, or other information contact Ivana Dimitrovska ivana.dimitrovska@aldaintranet.org.

Historic Cities of Macedonia, a delegation of the National Association of Towns and Regions of Art and History and tows with protected areas (ANVPAH & VSSP) will visit the Republic of Macedonia from March 4 to 10, 2012.
The objective of this mission is to launch the heritage inventories in the towns of Veles, Stip and Kumanovo.

This fieldwork will be conducted with the cities’ architects, based on documentary research conducted last year. To conclude the four working days, a conference dedicated to local elected officials will present the EU standards regarding architectural inventories, as well as project’s progress in the component: Inventory of cultural heritage.
The Programme for decentralised cooperation between the Region Lower Normandy and Republic of Macedonia is coordinated by the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA). For further information on the component inventory of cultural heritage, or other information contact Ivana Dimitrovska ivana.dimitrovska@aldaintranet.org.