POR FESR - Structural Funds for business and innovation. The new course starts in November!

ALDA organizes the new course POR FESR

on Structural Funds for business & innovation!

What is the POR FESR?

The Regional Operational Program, synthetically called POR, is the instrument through which the Veneto Region, thanks to about 600 million euros made available by the European Union, the State and the Region itself, will develop from 2014 to 2020 a plan for social and economic growth that will involve research and innovation, the digital agenda, industrial policies, energy and environmental protection.

Why participate?

The course is particularly dedicated to professionals active in the various sectors of small and medium enterprises (tourism, manufacturing, environment, ICT and new technologies, etc.) and to those who intend to open a new business (start-up). Through frontal lessons and practical exercises, it will help to understand which are the specific opportunities that the program offers to their working reality.

Where.

The course will be held at ALDA’s offices in Vicenza, Viale Milano 66.

When?

The course will be held over 3 days: November 10, 17 and 24. Classes will be held from 9.30-13.30 in the morning and from 14.30-18.00 in the afternoon.

Course structure

The course is structured in 3 modules. Each day will focus on one of them.

MODULE 1 – European funding

Directly managed programs
Structural funds (ERDF, ESF, EAFRD)
Strategy
Thematic objectives
Cohesion policy
Resources
Conditionalities: the Smart Specialization Strategy
MODULE 2 – The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The Strategic Framework
National and Regional Operational Programs
Investment priorities, thematic objectives and expected results – The Veneto ROP ERDF: priorities and actions
Calls for tenders: operational tools
General rules
MODULE 3 – Development of a project idea

Identification of the call of interest
Analysis of a project idea
Authentication to the Information System
How to complete the form
Practical exercise
Costs

The course has a cost of € 500,00. For ALDA members and students under 26, the course costs € 400.00.

Register by October 14, and you will receive a 15% discount on the course fee!

Certificate of Attendance

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance issued by ALDA, strategic partner of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Registration

For registration, please fill in the application form and send it to anna.ditta@aldaintranet.org.

For further information, please write to marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org. Registration open until October 31, 2016.

ALDA organizes the new course POR FESR

on Structural Funds for business & innovation!

What is the POR FESR?

The Regional Operational Program, synthetically called POR, is the instrument through which the Veneto Region, thanks to about 600 million euros made available by the European Union, the State and the Region itself, will develop from 2014 to 2020 a plan for social and economic growth that will involve research and innovation, the digital agenda, industrial policies, energy and environmental protection.

Why participate?

The course is particularly dedicated to professionals active in the various sectors of small and medium enterprises (tourism, manufacturing, environment, ICT and new technologies, etc.) and to those who intend to open a new business (start-up). Through frontal lessons and practical exercises, it will help to understand which are the specific opportunities that the program offers to their working reality.

Where.

The course will be held at ALDA’s offices in Vicenza, Viale Milano 66.

When?

The course will be held over 3 days: November 10, 17 and 24. Classes will be held from 9.30-13.30 in the morning and from 14.30-18.00 in the afternoon.

Course structure

The course is structured in 3 modules. Each day will focus on one of them.

MODULE 1 – European funding

Directly managed programs
Structural funds (ERDF, ESF, EAFRD)
Strategy
Thematic objectives
Cohesion policy
Resources
Conditionalities: the Smart Specialization Strategy
MODULE 2 – The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The Strategic Framework
National and Regional Operational Programs
Investment priorities, thematic objectives and expected results – The Veneto ROP ERDF: priorities and actions
Calls for tenders: operational tools
General rules
MODULE 3 – Development of a project idea

Identification of the call of interest
Analysis of a project idea
Authentication to the Information System
How to complete the form
Practical exercise
Costs

The course has a cost of € 500,00. For ALDA members and students under 26, the course costs € 400.00.

Register by October 14, and you will receive a 15% discount on the course fee!

Certificate of Attendance

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of attendance issued by ALDA, strategic partner of the European Commission and the Council of Europe.

Registration

For registration, please fill in the application form and send it to anna.ditta@aldaintranet.org.

For further information, please write to marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org. Registration open until October 31, 2016.


EPD factsheet on Parliamentary strengthening

“Effective parliaments are essential to democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality, and economic and social development”, from the Common Principles for Support to Parliaments, 2016.

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ALDA member, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), as part of their mission, illuminates the research on notion of Parliamentary Strengthening and its real life application.
Free and fair elections are seen as the beacon of democracy, what happens between elections, i.e. elected representatives contributing to the formulation of equitable and sustainable policy, is vital for delivering on the intrinsic values of a democracy.
A strong or “strengthened” parliament plays a crucial role in the context of international development assistance programmes, such as:
  • Serving as a platform for dialogue forresolution of conflicts and peacebuilding
  • Ensuring a more sustainable governance of natural resources, equitable distribution of revenues and (gender) inclusive sector policies
  • As influential opinion leaders, making important contribution to socially difficult questions such as climate change, corruption etc.
However, in many instances, formal increase of parliamentary powers has not translated into better performance in practice. Their inability to the high expectations that come with theory election make them increasingly mistrusted by the public, consequently international partners would shift their attention to other stakeholders leading to a relatively minor investment in parliamentary strengthening.
Calling to parliaments and actors around the world, ‘Common Principles for Support to Parliaments’, drafted and adopted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union Governing Council in October 2014, suggests the practices which will contribute into more effective cooperation and ultimately better democracy.
Le Partenariat européen pour la démocratie (EPD) est une organisation à but non lucratif qui soutient la démocratie dans le monde. Il comprend treize organisations de la société civile et politique européennes de onze États membres de l'UE présents en Afrique, en Asie, en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Amérique latine.
Read more about the topic and find further information about the EPD on their website.
Liens utiles:

“Effective parliaments are essential to democracy, the rule of law, human rights, gender equality, and economic and social development”, from the Common Principles for Support to Parliaments, 2016.

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ALDA member, the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), as part of their mission, illuminates the research on notion of Parliamentary Strengthening and its real life application.
Free and fair elections are seen as the beacon of democracy, what happens between elections, i.e. elected representatives contributing to the formulation of equitable and sustainable policy, is vital for delivering on the intrinsic values of a democracy.
A strong or “strengthened” parliament plays a crucial role in the context of international development assistance programmes, such as:
  • Serving as a platform for dialogue forresolution of conflicts and peacebuilding
  • Ensuring a more sustainable governance of natural resources, equitable distribution of revenues and (gender) inclusive sector policies
  • As influential opinion leaders, making important contribution to socially difficult questions such as climate change, corruption etc.
However, in many instances, formal increase of parliamentary powers has not translated into better performance in practice. Their inability to the high expectations that come with theory election make them increasingly mistrusted by the public, consequently international partners would shift their attention to other stakeholders leading to a relatively minor investment in parliamentary strengthening.
Calling to parliaments and actors around the world, ‘Common Principles for Support to Parliaments’, drafted and adopted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union Governing Council in October 2014, suggests the practices which will contribute into more effective cooperation and ultimately better democracy.
Le Partenariat européen pour la démocratie (EPD) est une organisation à but non lucratif qui soutient la démocratie dans le monde. Il comprend treize organisations de la société civile et politique européennes de onze États membres de l'UE présents en Afrique, en Asie, en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Amérique latine.
Read more about the topic and find further information about the EPD on their website.
Liens utiles:


Forum of project CHOICE in Ukraine: focus on challenges in the work with cultural heritage in the EaP

From 29 September to 1 October, in frames of the “CHOICE- Cultural Heritage: Opportunity to improve Civic Engagement” project, regional Forum made its start. Project is funded by the European Commission and is coordinated by ALDA.

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The forum became possible with the support of our partners from the countries of the Eastern Partnership:

  • Ukraine: Centre for Cultural management – civic organization, Lviv
  • Moldova: Public Association National Committee ICOM Moldova private Association, Chisinau Municipality
  • Armenia: Millennium Foundation for education and research private company, Yerevan
  • Belarus: Public Association “Centre for Social Innovations”, public association, Minsk
  • Lithuania: International Non-Governmental Organization “EuroBelarus”, Vilnius

Today the peculiarity of the multiculturalism issue with respect to the development/formation of national cultures, whether for the countries of the Eastern Partnership region, or for the European Union, lies in obviously aggravating danger of tending to one of two opposite approaches:

  • Globalization, in fact meaning the loss of identity, standardization, merger and de-personalisation against the (exported, imposed by mass media) common or dominating cultural codes.
  • Fundamentalism and emphasised focus on the own authenticity, traditional paradigms. We all know examples of the results of ideologically exploited “purity and primordial accuracy of the culture”, lack of extraneous admixtures.

The countries of both, post-Soviet space and the European Union, face the challenge of how to find their own way, the balance formula between these two dangers, in order not to repeat the mistakes known to us from not so remote historical experience, or to solve the situations where such mistakes have been already made or still repeated with respect to our cultures.

Is there any alternative to such duality? How can we form the line of the values of our communities, while working with the heritage and using it as a tool? Can the experience of neighbouring countries be useful? – These and other issues were proposed to be negotiated in the Forum.

On the opening panel, moderated by the Eastern Partnership coordinator of ALDA, Nino Tvaltvadze, the representative of Ukrainian EC delegation and project coordinator, Colombe De Mercey, expressed the will and the commitment of European Union to support the issue of cultural heritage, preserving the principle of subsidiary of the EU. Two background reports were also presented by the experts: Igor Rakhanskiy about the conceptual/analytical outcomes of the 4 seminars held in the CHOICE, and Tatiana Poshevalova project coordinator in Belarus and representative of the international organization “EuroBelarus”. The forum continued working in different groups with different focuses, according to the self determination of participants:

  1. Restoration & revitalization
  2. City & communities
  3. Intangible cultural heritage
  4. Research & development
  5. Artists/Creators (“individualists”)

The forum was attended by more than 60 representatives of civil society from 4 countries of EaP, including the representatives of 34 sub-granted projects under the project CHOICE, the delegate of the LDA of Dnipropetrovsk region, Anzhelica Pylypenko, as well as experts and activists in the field of cultural heritage.

From 29 September to 1 October, in frames of the “CHOICE- Cultural Heritage: Opportunity to improve Civic Engagement” project, regional Forum made its start. Project is funded by the European Commission and is coordinated by ALDA.

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The forum became possible with the support of our partners from the countries of the Eastern Partnership:

  • Ukraine: Centre for Cultural management – civic organization, Lviv
  • Moldova: Public Association National Committee ICOM Moldova private Association, Chisinau Municipality
  • Armenia: Millennium Foundation for education and research private company, Yerevan
  • Belarus: Public Association “Centre for Social Innovations”, public association, Minsk
  • Lithuania: International Non-Governmental Organization “EuroBelarus”, Vilnius

Today the peculiarity of the multiculturalism issue with respect to the development/formation of national cultures, whether for the countries of the Eastern Partnership region, or for the European Union, lies in obviously aggravating danger of tending to one of two opposite approaches:

  • Globalization, in fact meaning the loss of identity, standardization, merger and de-personalisation against the (exported, imposed by mass media) common or dominating cultural codes.
  • Fundamentalism and emphasised focus on the own authenticity, traditional paradigms. We all know examples of the results of ideologically exploited “purity and primordial accuracy of the culture”, lack of extraneous admixtures.

The countries of both, post-Soviet space and the European Union, face the challenge of how to find their own way, the balance formula between these two dangers, in order not to repeat the mistakes known to us from not so remote historical experience, or to solve the situations where such mistakes have been already made or still repeated with respect to our cultures.

Is there any alternative to such duality? How can we form the line of the values of our communities, while working with the heritage and using it as a tool? Can the experience of neighbouring countries be useful? – These and other issues were proposed to be negotiated in the Forum.

On the opening panel, moderated by the Eastern Partnership coordinator of ALDA, Nino Tvaltvadze, the representative of Ukrainian EC delegation and project coordinator, Colombe De Mercey, expressed the will and the commitment of European Union to support the issue of cultural heritage, preserving the principle of subsidiary of the EU. Two background reports were also presented by the experts: Igor Rakhanskiy about the conceptual/analytical outcomes of the 4 seminars held in the CHOICE, and Tatiana Poshevalova project coordinator in Belarus and representative of the international organization “EuroBelarus”. The forum continued working in different groups with different focuses, according to the self determination of participants:

  1. Restoration & revitalization
  2. City & communities
  3. Intangible cultural heritage
  4. Research & development
  5. Artists/Creators (“individualists”)

The forum was attended by more than 60 representatives of civil society from 4 countries of EaP, including the representatives of 34 sub-granted projects under the project CHOICE, the delegate of the LDA of Dnipropetrovsk region, Anzhelica Pylypenko, as well as experts and activists in the field of cultural heritage.


Making the scene for the upcoming LDA in Odessa, Ukraine

Nino Khukhua and Lusine Aleksandryan, respectively delegates of LDA Georgia and LDA Armenia, achieved the support of Odessa’s local authorities for the second LDA that will be opened in Ukraine.

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International conference “Strategy for Proactive Participation and Empowerment of Civil Society” was organised in Odessa on 16-18 September, by the Romanian NGDO Platform as a part of the follow-up activities for the 8th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum. The event gathered 30 representatives from civil society organisations from Romania, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine to discuss the ways of achieving irreversible democratic changes in their countries, such as cooperation and cross initiatives. The main aim was to share the experience of strengthening civil society participation and its influence in decision-making process on national and regional level within the Black Sea Region. After the 4 thematic discussions a roadmap for further cooperation and civil society empowerment in the region was presented and will be elaborated by the coordinators as a guideline for share experience from various countries

Alongside with the conference, the delegates of LDA Georgia and LDA Armenia, together with Mr. Andrew Kroupnik, Chairman of the Association for Community Self-Organization Assistance which is member of ALDA, held a meeting with Odessa City Deputy Mayor Mr. Pavel Vulgelman, Director of Department of International Relations and other policymakers. After effective discussions, the Deputy Mayor confirmed that Odessa City will be contributing to the opening of the second Local Democracy Agency in Ukraine, and asked for the plan of further steps and cooperation principles. The fruitful discussion proved once again that activities run by LDAs would benefit the city and the country, building a bridge between local authorities, civil society organisations and citizens. Furthermore, at the initiative of Association for Community Self-Organization Assistance was organised another discussion future projects and joint initiatives with Odessa and among EAP countries.

ALDA is looking forward to the joint cooperation!

Nino Khukhua and Lusine Aleksandryan, respectively delegates of LDA Georgia and LDA Armenia, achieved the support of Odessa’s local authorities for the second LDA that will be opened in Ukraine.

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International conference “Strategy for Proactive Participation and Empowerment of Civil Society” was organised in Odessa on 16-18 September, by the Romanian NGDO Platform as a part of the follow-up activities for the 8th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum. The event gathered 30 representatives from civil society organisations from Romania, Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine to discuss the ways of achieving irreversible democratic changes in their countries, such as cooperation and cross initiatives. The main aim was to share the experience of strengthening civil society participation and its influence in decision-making process on national and regional level within the Black Sea Region. After the 4 thematic discussions a roadmap for further cooperation and civil society empowerment in the region was presented and will be elaborated by the coordinators as a guideline for share experience from various countries

Alongside with the conference, the delegates of LDA Georgia and LDA Armenia, together with Mr. Andrew Kroupnik, Chairman of the Association for Community Self-Organization Assistance which is member of ALDA, held a meeting with Odessa City Deputy Mayor Mr. Pavel Vulgelman, Director of Department of International Relations and other policymakers. After effective discussions, the Deputy Mayor confirmed that Odessa City will be contributing to the opening of the second Local Democracy Agency in Ukraine, and asked for the plan of further steps and cooperation principles. The fruitful discussion proved once again that activities run by LDAs would benefit the city and the country, building a bridge between local authorities, civil society organisations and citizens. Furthermore, at the initiative of Association for Community Self-Organization Assistance was organised another discussion future projects and joint initiatives with Odessa and among EAP countries.

ALDA is looking forward to the joint cooperation!


“EURECS: a European response to electoral cycle support”. Paper launched today at the European Parliament

On 28 September, within the celebration of the International Day of Democracy at the European Parliament, the EURECS report jointly released by ECES, EPD and its members has been launched.

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The event has been held in cooperation with the European External Action Service and in partnership with International IDEA, la European Network of Political Foundations et les European Endowment for Democracy et EPD.

The EURECS report is a paper gathering lessons learnt in these last years in the field of democracy and electoral processes, as good practices for the implementation of projects and activities run in this framework.

Le European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and other members of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), including ALDA, worked hard during these years to jointly ensure a global, empirical based understanding of the multiple challenges related to support throughout electoral cycles, stemming from extensive field experience from having implemented activities in more than 200 projects and in more than 130 countries for over 100 Million Euro.

The EURECS paper gives not only a dimension of the implementation of the “European response to electoral cycle support” strategy, but also a dimension of the intense commitment this partnership puts in the issue, and it wants to be a framework whereby all interested European non-profit actors and organisations of local authorities can be informed about possibilities of implementation of projects on electoral processes and democracy supported and funded by the EU.

ALDA, as active member of EPD and partner of ECES, proudly works with them, and always stands as valid support to all their activities in the field. “EURECS represents for ALDA a concrete possibility to support electoral processes in its local democracy dimension with a broad and qualified partnership” says Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, secretary General of ALDA. “The proposal raises the best competences at the EU level and in the high level profile of the community of the European partnership of EPD. I am sure that all of us will be able to have a great impact – within this productive synergy – in the counties were we operate and for the good of the future of their communities. Elections are at the centre of democracy and their preparation and implementation are a condition for credibility and validity of democracy itself, at the national and local level. We are proud of being part of this collective endeavour” she concluded.

On 28 September, within the celebration of the International Day of Democracy at the European Parliament, the EURECS report jointly released by ECES, EPD and its members has been launched.

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The event has been held in cooperation with the European External Action Service and in partnership with International IDEA, la European Network of Political Foundations et les European Endowment for Democracy et EPD.

The EURECS report is a paper gathering lessons learnt in these last years in the field of democracy and electoral processes, as good practices for the implementation of projects and activities run in this framework.

Le European Centre for Electoral Support (ECES) and other members of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD), including ALDA, worked hard during these years to jointly ensure a global, empirical based understanding of the multiple challenges related to support throughout electoral cycles, stemming from extensive field experience from having implemented activities in more than 200 projects and in more than 130 countries for over 100 Million Euro.

The EURECS paper gives not only a dimension of the implementation of the “European response to electoral cycle support” strategy, but also a dimension of the intense commitment this partnership puts in the issue, and it wants to be a framework whereby all interested European non-profit actors and organisations of local authorities can be informed about possibilities of implementation of projects on electoral processes and democracy supported and funded by the EU.

ALDA, as active member of EPD and partner of ECES, proudly works with them, and always stands as valid support to all their activities in the field. “EURECS represents for ALDA a concrete possibility to support electoral processes in its local democracy dimension with a broad and qualified partnership” says Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, secretary General of ALDA. “The proposal raises the best competences at the EU level and in the high level profile of the community of the European partnership of EPD. I am sure that all of us will be able to have a great impact – within this productive synergy – in the counties were we operate and for the good of the future of their communities. Elections are at the centre of democracy and their preparation and implementation are a condition for credibility and validity of democracy itself, at the national and local level. We are proud of being part of this collective endeavour” she concluded.


Paving the way to decentralisation in Togo: ALDA 20 years of experience in the spotlight

The European Delegation in Togo invited ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida as en expert on decentralization at the Annual General Assembly of the Union of Municipalities of Togo.

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Nicolas Berlanga Martinez, Head of the EU Delegation, welcomed Antonella Valmorbida wishing that her presence in Lomé “will be the start of a strong cooperation between ALDA and the Union of Municipalities of Togo”.

Mrs Valmorbida put forward a strong case for decentralisation and citizen participation, explaining that “these are the tools that solve the problems of a community”.

Sharing ALDA’s 20 years of experience in the field to support the process of decentralization in Togo, she also highlighted that local democracy is an asset in this process. Democracy, with its fundamental election and representation function, enables decentralisation of power to the local authorities. “Responsibility must be local. Mayors and councillors have to be accountable to the citizens who elected them”, she added.

“The constant interaction between local politicians, decision makers, and citizens who are engaged in social life, education and economy is key to Togo’s development”, concluded Mrs Valmorbida.

In the hope that the experiences and practices presented will inspire Togolose stakeholders in their path towards decentralisation and local democracy, ALDA affirms its support to the country, and the EU, efforts.

The European Delegation in Togo invited ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida as en expert on decentralization at the Annual General Assembly of the Union of Municipalities of Togo.

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Nicolas Berlanga Martinez, Head of the EU Delegation, welcomed Antonella Valmorbida wishing that her presence in Lomé “will be the start of a strong cooperation between ALDA and the Union of Municipalities of Togo”.

Mrs Valmorbida put forward a strong case for decentralisation and citizen participation, explaining that “these are the tools that solve the problems of a community”.

Sharing ALDA’s 20 years of experience in the field to support the process of decentralization in Togo, she also highlighted that local democracy is an asset in this process. Democracy, with its fundamental election and representation function, enables decentralisation of power to the local authorities. “Responsibility must be local. Mayors and councillors have to be accountable to the citizens who elected them”, she added.

“The constant interaction between local politicians, decision makers, and citizens who are engaged in social life, education and economy is key to Togo’s development”, concluded Mrs Valmorbida.

In the hope that the experiences and practices presented will inspire Togolose stakeholders in their path towards decentralisation and local democracy, ALDA affirms its support to the country, and the EU, efforts.


Back to school! Autumn ad-hoc trainings with ALDA

Get in touch with ALDA to organize an ad-hoc training with us! ALDA will meet your needs and requests by offering tailor-made courses and consultancies for local authorities, associations, citizens, and companies.

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Tailor-made courses can be organised in the following fields:

  • EU direct programmes – including ERASMUS+, Europe for Citizens, H2020, Creative Europe, etc.
  • Indirect EU funds such as POR FESR, etc.
  • Education and information on topics such as active citizenship, volunteering, participation in decision-making processes (involving local authorities and civil society).

The methods used by ALDA combine theoretical sessions with non-formal education methodologies, aimed at ensuring the maximum level of interaction with participants, as well as their full involvement in the learning process.

Members of ALDA will benefit of special offers.

For any further information and questions, please contact Marco Boaria, Head of ALDA Resource and Development Department: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Get in touch with us! Let’s work together for a learning autumn, paving the way to a fruitful spring!


La rentrée ! Des formations automnales avec l’ALDA

Contactez l’ALDA pour organiser une formation avec nous! ALDA peut répondre à vos besoins et demandes en offrant des formations et des consultations sur mesure pour les collectivités locales, les associations, les citoyens et les entreprises.

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Les formations sur mesure peuvent être organisées dans les domaines suivants :

  • Les programmes propres à l’UE – y compris ERASMUS +, Europe pour les citoyens, Horizon 2020, Europe Créative, etc.
  • Les fonds de l’UE indirects comme POR FESR, etc.
  • L’éducation et l’information sur des sujets comme la citoyenneté active, le volontariat, la participation aux processus de prise de décision (impliquant les autorités locales et la société civile).

Les méthodes utilisées par l’ALDA combinent des sessions théoriques avec des méthodes d’éducation non-formelle, visant à assurer le niveau maximal d’interaction avec les participants, ainsi que leur implication totale dans le processus d’apprentissage.

Les membres de l’ALDA bénéficieront d’offres spéciales.

Pour plus d’informations et de questions, vous pouvez contacter Marco Boaria, le chef du département des ressources et du développement de l’ALDA: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Contactez-nous! Travaillons ensemble pour un automne d’apprentissage, ouvrant la voie à un printemps fructueux!


Tutti a scuola! Corsi autunnali di ALDA

Contatta ALDA per organizzare una formazione ad hoc con noi! Soddisferemo i tuoi bisogni e le tue richieste offrendo corsi e consulenze su misura, per enti locali, associazioni, cittadini e aziende.

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Proponiamo corsi su misura nei seguenti ambiti:

  • Programmi diretti europei – tra cui ERASMUS+, Europa per i Cittadini, H2020, Creative Europe, ecc.
  • Fondi europei indiretti quali POR FESR, ecc.
  • Informazione e formazione su tematiche quali cittadinanza attiva, volontariato, partecipazione ai processi decisionali (con il coinvolgimento di enti locali e società civile).

I metodi usati da ALDA combinano sessioni teoriche con metodologie di educazione non formale, allo scopo di massimizzare l’interazione con i partecipanti e il loro pieno coinvolgimento nel processo di apprendimento.

I soci di ALDA beneficeranno di offerte speciali.

Per maggiori informazioni, si prega di contattare Marco Boaria, Responsabile del Dipartimento Risorse e Sviluppo di ALDA: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Contattaci! Costruiamo assieme un autunno di studio, verso una primavera piena di successi!


Снова в школу! Осенние специальные тренинги ALDA

Свяжитесь с ALDA для организации специального совместного обучения! ALDA будет учитывать ваши потребности и запросы, предлагая индивидуальные курсы и консультации для местных органов власти, объединений, граждан и компаний.

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Индивидуальные курсы могут быть организованы в следующих сферах:

  • Непосредственные программы ЕС – в том числе ERASMUS+, Европа для граждан, H2020, креативная Европа и т.д.
  • Косвенные фонды ЕС, такие как POR FESR и т.д.
  • Образование по таким темам, как активная гражданская позиция, волонтерство, участие в процессах принятия решений (с участием местных властей и представителей гражданского общества).

Методы, используемые ALDA, сочетают в себе теоретические занятия с неформальными методологиями образования, направленными на обеспечение максимального уровня взаимодействия с участниками, а также их всестороннего участия в процессе обучения.

Члены ALDA смогут воспользоваться специальным предложением.

Для получения дополнительной информации, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Марко Боариа, руководителем Департамент ресурсов и развития ALDA: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Свяжись с нами! Давайте вместе поработаем над обучением осенью, что откроет нам путь к плодотворной весне!


Jesenje obuke sa ALDA

Stupite u kontakt sa ALDA kako biste organizovali ad hoc obuku! ALDA će odgovoriti vašim potrebama i zahtevima nudeći kurseve i konsultacije po meri, za lokalne vlasti, udruženja, građane i firme.

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Obuke mogu biti organizovane u sledećim oblastima:

  • direktni programi EU – uključujući ERASMUS +, Evropa za građane, H2020, Creative Evrope, itd
  • Indirektni fondovi EU, kao što su POR FESR, itd
  • Edukacija i informacije o temama kao što su aktivno građanstvo, volontiranje, učešće u procesu donošenja odluka (uključujući lokalne vlasti i civilno društvo)

Metode koje se koriste od strane ALDA kombinuju teorijske sesije sa metodologijom neformalnog obrazovanja, čiji je cilj obezbeđivanje maksimalnog nivoa interakcije sa učesnicima, kao i njihovo puno učešće u procesu učenja.

Članovi ALDA će imati koristi od posebnih ponuda.

Za sve dodatne informacije i pitanja, kontaktirajte Marco Boaria, šef ALDA Odeljenja za razvoj: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org
Stupite u kontakt sa nama! Učimo zajedno tokom jeseni!
 

العودة إلى المدارس. دورة تدريبية خصوصية تنظمها ألدا خلال فصل الخريف

اتصل بألدا لمشاركتنا في تنظيم دورة تدريبية خصوصية. ستستجيب ألدا لطلباتك وحاجياتك في تقديم دورات تدريبية وتوفير خدمات استشارية, حسب الطلب, لفائدة السلطات المحلية والجمعيات والمواطنين والمؤسسات.
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بإمكاننا تنظيم دورات تدريبية, حسب الطلب, وحول المحاور التالية:

  • برامج مباشرة عن الاتحاد الأوروبي – بما في ذلك ERASMUS+, Europe for Citizens, H2020, Creative Europe, إلخ…
  • مصادر تمويل غير مباشرة من الاتحاد الأوروبي مثل POR FESR, إلخ …
  • بيانات تربوية ومعلوماتية حول جملة من المحاور مثل المواطنة الناشطة والأعمال التطوعية والمشاركة في عملية أخذ القرار (مع دمج السلطات المحلية ومنظمات المجتمع المدني).

تجمع المنهجيات المتبعة من قبل ألدا بين الجلسات النظرية, مع منهجيات تربوية غير رسمية, بهدف تأمين أكبر نسبة ممكنة من التفاعل مع المشاركين والـتأكيد على إدماجهم في عملية التعلم.

يتمتع أعضاء ألدا بعروض وتسهيلات خاصة بهم.

للحصول على أي معلومات أوطرح أي أسئلة إضافية, يرجى الاتصال بمركو بوآريا, رئيس قسم ألدا للموارد والتنمية, على العنوان الألكتروني التالي: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

لا تتردد في الاتصال بنا. لنتعاون معا في تحقيق فصل خريف ملائم للتعلم وتمهيد الطريق أمام فصل ربيع مثمر ومفيد للجميع.

Get in touch with ALDA to organize an ad-hoc training with us! ALDA will meet your needs and requests by offering tailor-made courses and consultancies for local authorities, associations, citizens, and companies.

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Tailor-made courses can be organised in the following fields:

  • EU direct programmes – including ERASMUS+, Europe for Citizens, H2020, Creative Europe, etc.
  • Indirect EU funds such as POR FESR, etc.
  • Education and information on topics such as active citizenship, volunteering, participation in decision-making processes (involving local authorities and civil society).

The methods used by ALDA combine theoretical sessions with non-formal education methodologies, aimed at ensuring the maximum level of interaction with participants, as well as their full involvement in the learning process.

Members of ALDA will benefit of special offers.

For any further information and questions, please contact Marco Boaria, Head of ALDA Resource and Development Department: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Get in touch with us! Let’s work together for a learning autumn, paving the way to a fruitful spring!


La rentrée ! Des formations automnales avec l’ALDA

Contactez l’ALDA pour organiser une formation avec nous! ALDA peut répondre à vos besoins et demandes en offrant des formations et des consultations sur mesure pour les collectivités locales, les associations, les citoyens et les entreprises.

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Les formations sur mesure peuvent être organisées dans les domaines suivants :

  • Les programmes propres à l’UE – y compris ERASMUS +, Europe pour les citoyens, Horizon 2020, Europe Créative, etc.
  • Les fonds de l’UE indirects comme POR FESR, etc.
  • L’éducation et l’information sur des sujets comme la citoyenneté active, le volontariat, la participation aux processus de prise de décision (impliquant les autorités locales et la société civile).

Les méthodes utilisées par l’ALDA combinent des sessions théoriques avec des méthodes d’éducation non-formelle, visant à assurer le niveau maximal d’interaction avec les participants, ainsi que leur implication totale dans le processus d’apprentissage.

Les membres de l’ALDA bénéficieront d’offres spéciales.

Pour plus d’informations et de questions, vous pouvez contacter Marco Boaria, le chef du département des ressources et du développement de l’ALDA: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Contactez-nous! Travaillons ensemble pour un automne d’apprentissage, ouvrant la voie à un printemps fructueux!


Tutti a scuola! Corsi autunnali di ALDA

Contatta ALDA per organizzare una formazione ad hoc con noi! Soddisferemo i tuoi bisogni e le tue richieste offrendo corsi e consulenze su misura, per enti locali, associazioni, cittadini e aziende.

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Proponiamo corsi su misura nei seguenti ambiti:

  • Programmi diretti europei – tra cui ERASMUS+, Europa per i Cittadini, H2020, Creative Europe, ecc.
  • Fondi europei indiretti quali POR FESR, ecc.
  • Informazione e formazione su tematiche quali cittadinanza attiva, volontariato, partecipazione ai processi decisionali (con il coinvolgimento di enti locali e società civile).

I metodi usati da ALDA combinano sessioni teoriche con metodologie di educazione non formale, allo scopo di massimizzare l’interazione con i partecipanti e il loro pieno coinvolgimento nel processo di apprendimento.

I soci di ALDA beneficeranno di offerte speciali.

Per maggiori informazioni, si prega di contattare Marco Boaria, Responsabile del Dipartimento Risorse e Sviluppo di ALDA: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Contattaci! Costruiamo assieme un autunno di studio, verso una primavera piena di successi!


Снова в школу! Осенние специальные тренинги ALDA

Свяжитесь с ALDA для организации специального совместного обучения! ALDA будет учитывать ваши потребности и запросы, предлагая индивидуальные курсы и консультации для местных органов власти, объединений, граждан и компаний.

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Индивидуальные курсы могут быть организованы в следующих сферах:

  • Непосредственные программы ЕС – в том числе ERASMUS+, Европа для граждан, H2020, креативная Европа и т.д.
  • Косвенные фонды ЕС, такие как POR FESR и т.д.
  • Образование по таким темам, как активная гражданская позиция, волонтерство, участие в процессах принятия решений (с участием местных властей и представителей гражданского общества).

Методы, используемые ALDA, сочетают в себе теоретические занятия с неформальными методологиями образования, направленными на обеспечение максимального уровня взаимодействия с участниками, а также их всестороннего участия в процессе обучения.

Члены ALDA смогут воспользоваться специальным предложением.

Для получения дополнительной информации, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с Марко Боариа, руководителем Департамент ресурсов и развития ALDA: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

Свяжись с нами! Давайте вместе поработаем над обучением осенью, что откроет нам путь к плодотворной весне!


Jesenje obuke sa ALDA

Stupite u kontakt sa ALDA kako biste organizovali ad hoc obuku! ALDA će odgovoriti vašim potrebama i zahtevima nudeći kurseve i konsultacije po meri, za lokalne vlasti, udruženja, građane i firme.

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Obuke mogu biti organizovane u sledećim oblastima:

  • direktni programi EU – uključujući ERASMUS +, Evropa za građane, H2020, Creative Evrope, itd
  • Indirektni fondovi EU, kao što su POR FESR, itd
  • Edukacija i informacije o temama kao što su aktivno građanstvo, volontiranje, učešće u procesu donošenja odluka (uključujući lokalne vlasti i civilno društvo)

Metode koje se koriste od strane ALDA kombinuju teorijske sesije sa metodologijom neformalnog obrazovanja, čiji je cilj obezbeđivanje maksimalnog nivoa interakcije sa učesnicima, kao i njihovo puno učešće u procesu učenja.

Članovi ALDA će imati koristi od posebnih ponuda.

Za sve dodatne informacije i pitanja, kontaktirajte Marco Boaria, šef ALDA Odeljenja za razvoj: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org
Stupite u kontakt sa nama! Učimo zajedno tokom jeseni!
 

العودة إلى المدارس. دورة تدريبية خصوصية تنظمها ألدا خلال فصل الخريف

اتصل بألدا لمشاركتنا في تنظيم دورة تدريبية خصوصية. ستستجيب ألدا لطلباتك وحاجياتك في تقديم دورات تدريبية وتوفير خدمات استشارية, حسب الطلب, لفائدة السلطات المحلية والجمعيات والمواطنين والمؤسسات.
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بإمكاننا تنظيم دورات تدريبية, حسب الطلب, وحول المحاور التالية:

  • برامج مباشرة عن الاتحاد الأوروبي – بما في ذلك ERASMUS+, Europe for Citizens, H2020, Creative Europe, إلخ…
  • مصادر تمويل غير مباشرة من الاتحاد الأوروبي مثل POR FESR, إلخ …
  • بيانات تربوية ومعلوماتية حول جملة من المحاور مثل المواطنة الناشطة والأعمال التطوعية والمشاركة في عملية أخذ القرار (مع دمج السلطات المحلية ومنظمات المجتمع المدني).

تجمع المنهجيات المتبعة من قبل ألدا بين الجلسات النظرية, مع منهجيات تربوية غير رسمية, بهدف تأمين أكبر نسبة ممكنة من التفاعل مع المشاركين والـتأكيد على إدماجهم في عملية التعلم.

يتمتع أعضاء ألدا بعروض وتسهيلات خاصة بهم.

للحصول على أي معلومات أوطرح أي أسئلة إضافية, يرجى الاتصال بمركو بوآريا, رئيس قسم ألدا للموارد والتنمية, على العنوان الألكتروني التالي: marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org

لا تتردد في الاتصال بنا. لنتعاون معا في تحقيق فصل خريف ملائم للتعلم وتمهيد الطريق أمام فصل ربيع مثمر ومفيد للجميع.


Europe for Citizens - one programme, 500 million voices

The EU programme “Europe for Citizens” funds initiatives aimed at enhancing citizen participation in Europe. It is a fantastic programme, potentially accessible to all European towns, cities, and associations.

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By promoting exchange and dialogue, Europe for Citizens gives a voice to each of the over 500 million Europeans. For this, ALDA believes it is a crucial programme, to be reinforced and empowered. So believe the other beneficiaries of the programme, who massively responded to our call asking for feedback and ideas to make it an even more powerful tool.

During the meeting hosted by MEP Teresa Gimenez Barbat to review the programme Europe for Citizens in September, gathering key actors working within Europe for Citizens, ALDA launched the idea to give birth to a joint communication campaign to remind to everybody in Europe – civil society, authorities, and institution – that listening to citizens’ needs, asks, and concerns is a key task implemented by the programme.

The campaign will soon be launched – stay tuned, and make yourself listened!

The EU programme “Europe for Citizens” funds initiatives aimed at enhancing citizen participation in Europe. It is a fantastic programme, potentially accessible to all European towns, cities, and associations.

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By promoting exchange and dialogue, Europe for Citizens gives a voice to each of the over 500 million Europeans. For this, ALDA believes it is a crucial programme, to be reinforced and empowered. So believe the other beneficiaries of the programme, who massively responded to our call asking for feedback and ideas to make it an even more powerful tool.

During the meeting hosted by MEP Teresa Gimenez Barbat to review the programme Europe for Citizens in September, gathering key actors working within Europe for Citizens, ALDA launched the idea to give birth to a joint communication campaign to remind to everybody in Europe – civil society, authorities, and institution – that listening to citizens’ needs, asks, and concerns is a key task implemented by the programme.

The campaign will soon be launched – stay tuned, and make yourself listened!


European cohesion and development in the post-Brexit context: the seminar of Re.Cri.Re. project

On 14 September, a seminar of Re.Cri.Re project was held in the city council of Aix-en-Provence, France. The seminar was entitled “How to promote European cohesion and territorial development within the post-Brexit context”.

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The seminar, co-organised by ALDA and the University of Aix-Marseille, and supported by the city of Aix-en-Provence, gathered representatives of the 15 European universities involved in the project, European and local institutions, representatives of civil society organisations and citizens.

Among the panellists, also Mr. Francesco Zarzana, member of ALDA’s Governing Board, who held a speech mentioning the importance of an activity seeing such a participation from different actors of the society. In a sensitive context such as the post Brexit, he also he mentioned the importance of rethinking and rebuild a Europe together with citizens, though a bottom-up approach, to keep cohesion within citizens and institutions.

Creating a European identity, fixing the gap between European institutions and citizens, improving the promotion of good governance, and the importance of culture as glue to hold together all countries involved in this post Brexit context were crucial points of Mr. Zarzana’s intervention.

The seminar was a fruitful occasion to gather opinions and ideas from all participants, and to discover once again the will of being participative and united in the future of the European Union.

The project Re.Cri.Re is funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020, dedicated to research and innovation.

Liens utiles:
Re.Cri.Re official website

On 14 September, a seminar of Re.Cri.Re project was held in the city council of Aix-en-Provence, France. The seminar was entitled “How to promote European cohesion and territorial development within the post-Brexit context”.

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The seminar, co-organised by ALDA and the University of Aix-Marseille, and supported by the city of Aix-en-Provence, gathered representatives of the 15 European universities involved in the project, European and local institutions, representatives of civil society organisations and citizens.

Among the panellists, also Mr. Francesco Zarzana, member of ALDA’s Governing Board, who held a speech mentioning the importance of an activity seeing such a participation from different actors of the society. In a sensitive context such as the post Brexit, he also he mentioned the importance of rethinking and rebuild a Europe together with citizens, though a bottom-up approach, to keep cohesion within citizens and institutions.

Creating a European identity, fixing the gap between European institutions and citizens, improving the promotion of good governance, and the importance of culture as glue to hold together all countries involved in this post Brexit context were crucial points of Mr. Zarzana’s intervention.

The seminar was a fruitful occasion to gather opinions and ideas from all participants, and to discover once again the will of being participative and united in the future of the European Union.

The project Re.Cri.Re is funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020, dedicated to research and innovation.

Liens utiles:
Re.Cri.Re official website


International Day of Democracy: Tunisia celebrates it for the first time, ALDA celebrates it as the instrument making a change in people’s life

“Democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life”.

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This is the preamble written by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, while declaring 15 September as the date internationally dedicated to the value of Democracy. And this is the same preamble fully explaining the mission of ALDA, that since 1999 puts all efforts in fostering citizens’ participation at all levels, by strengthening the skills of local authorities and of civil society, protecting freedom of expression, making sure that the expressed opinions are listened and considered by competent authorities, thus ensuring full participation in decision-making processes.

Thus, 15 September is symbolically important for ALDA, since in this day, all around world, we remember and celebrate the importance of democracy, our Association’s lifeblood and key challenge.

This year ALDA is willing to dedicate a particular thought to a country that is celebrating the International Day of Democracy for the first time – Tunisia. A country that makes us proud of our work and efforts, showing the concrete results of day by day commitment of spreading the importance of democratic participation, becoming symbol and example of change.

In the last five years, in fact, Tunisia gave a strong and significant contribution to the values of citizen participation and involvement in political and social change. Starting from the Jasmine Revolution in December 2011, we accompanied the change of a country that refused political repressions, asking for freedom of expression, political and economic transparency, development and better quality of life and opportunities.

Within only 5 years Tunisia was able to make a real change: the civil society organisations were empowered; people were enabled to express their asks; activists reached cities, towns and rural areas to deliver information on participative democracy and citizens’ rights; citizens were involved in the national electoral process, and soon they will cast their ballot again during local elections, crucial to strengthen local democracy and reorganise local powers according to the value of decentralisation. All these changes strongly impact the biggest problems affecting the country, such as youth unemployment, lack of education and information in some remote areas, unbalanced economy, security issues, etc.

Tunisia is showing to citizens of countries living similar conditions, as well as to each one of us in the enlarged Europe, that citizens’ participation is key to make society change.

ALDA is extremely proud of working with civil society organisations and local authorities in Tunisia, particularly towards the opening of the first LDA in the country, for which a memorandum of understanding was signed in April in Kairouan.

“During these last months we intensified our relationship with civil society organisations and local authorities in Tunisia, also thanks to the precious work of Anne-Laure Joedicke, ALDA’s responsible for the Mediterranean area”, states Mr. Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA. “We are determined to intensify all efforts in order to promote the value of democracy as instrument for equality and development, making a change in people’s life, in a country that clearly shows to care about democratic values and citizen participation to political life”.

In this day of international celebration of Democracy, we want to thank Tunisian citizens for the passion and devotion they demonstrate every day towards the stability and development of their country, we renew our support to all actions run in the name of participative democracy, and we are looking forward to collecting together new successes, to be celebrated day by day.

“Democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life”.

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This is the preamble written by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, while declaring 15 September as the date internationally dedicated to the value of Democracy. And this is the same preamble fully explaining the mission of ALDA, that since 1999 puts all efforts in fostering citizens’ participation at all levels, by strengthening the skills of local authorities and of civil society, protecting freedom of expression, making sure that the expressed opinions are listened and considered by competent authorities, thus ensuring full participation in decision-making processes.

Thus, 15 September is symbolically important for ALDA, since in this day, all around world, we remember and celebrate the importance of democracy, our Association’s lifeblood and key challenge.

This year ALDA is willing to dedicate a particular thought to a country that is celebrating the International Day of Democracy for the first time – Tunisia. A country that makes us proud of our work and efforts, showing the concrete results of day by day commitment of spreading the importance of democratic participation, becoming symbol and example of change.

In the last five years, in fact, Tunisia gave a strong and significant contribution to the values of citizen participation and involvement in political and social change. Starting from the Jasmine Revolution in December 2011, we accompanied the change of a country that refused political repressions, asking for freedom of expression, political and economic transparency, development and better quality of life and opportunities.

Within only 5 years Tunisia was able to make a real change: the civil society organisations were empowered; people were enabled to express their asks; activists reached cities, towns and rural areas to deliver information on participative democracy and citizens’ rights; citizens were involved in the national electoral process, and soon they will cast their ballot again during local elections, crucial to strengthen local democracy and reorganise local powers according to the value of decentralisation. All these changes strongly impact the biggest problems affecting the country, such as youth unemployment, lack of education and information in some remote areas, unbalanced economy, security issues, etc.

Tunisia is showing to citizens of countries living similar conditions, as well as to each one of us in the enlarged Europe, that citizens’ participation is key to make society change.

ALDA is extremely proud of working with civil society organisations and local authorities in Tunisia, particularly towards the opening of the first LDA in the country, for which a memorandum of understanding was signed in April in Kairouan.

“During these last months we intensified our relationship with civil society organisations and local authorities in Tunisia, also thanks to the precious work of Anne-Laure Joedicke, ALDA’s responsible for the Mediterranean area”, states Mr. Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA. “We are determined to intensify all efforts in order to promote the value of democracy as instrument for equality and development, making a change in people’s life, in a country that clearly shows to care about democratic values and citizen participation to political life”.

In this day of international celebration of Democracy, we want to thank Tunisian citizens for the passion and devotion they demonstrate every day towards the stability and development of their country, we renew our support to all actions run in the name of participative democracy, and we are looking forward to collecting together new successes, to be celebrated day by day.