Peer mentorship for rural development: project JOURNEY's capacity building in action!

The Erasmus + project  PÉRIPLE – Joint Organization to Unite Rural Networks of Entrepreneurial Youth aims at training a team of mentors to engage rural youth through new teaching methods.
From June 25th to June 28th 2019, Giorgia Signoretto and Benedetta Morari – project development assistants at ALDA – participated to the second meeting of Mobility of Youth Workers in Lowicz, Poland. The gathering entailed a full week of activities (from Sunday, June 24th to Saturday, June 29th) for a group of 19 youth workers from Ukraine (7), Georgia (6), and Azerbaijan (6). The aim of the program is indeed to allow youth workers from these countries to acquire mentorship skills as well as knowledge, methods, and tools to support rural youth and young entrepreneurs.

ALDA proposed a training focused on project development: as a matter of fact, the mentors are asked to develop projects with the goal of engaging youth in rural communities. The workshop provided them with some useful tools to understand a community’s issues and needs, to think solutions to fulfill such needs and to implement them effectively. The session started with warm-up activities, then the specific training on project development was divided in three parts: the identification of a community’s needs, the development of the project, and its implementation.

Parallel to that, we presented a case study, ALDA’s Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue. We addressed several instruments which are usually used to develop a project in its different stages, such as Maslow’s Pyramid of Basic Needs, the SWOT analysis, the SMART approach, the Stakeholder Engagement Model, as well as techniques of community engagement. At the end, after a moment of sharing and conclusion, a questionnaire was presented to the participants, who expressed their enthusiasm towards the day’s activity. Through the use of the tools presented, they felt well-equipped to successfully develop projects to engage youth in their communities.

The Erasmus + project  PÉRIPLE – Joint Organization to Unite Rural Networks of Entrepreneurial Youth aims at training a team of mentors to engage rural youth through new teaching methods.
From June 25th to June 28th 2019, Giorgia Signoretto and Benedetta Morari – project development assistants at ALDA – participated to the second meeting of Mobility of Youth Workers in Lowicz, Poland. The gathering entailed a full week of activities (from Sunday, June 24th to Saturday, June 29th) for a group of 19 youth workers from Ukraine (7), Georgia (6), and Azerbaijan (6). The aim of the program is indeed to allow youth workers from these countries to acquire mentorship skills as well as knowledge, methods, and tools to support rural youth and young entrepreneurs.

ALDA proposed a training focused on project development: as a matter of fact, the mentors are asked to develop projects with the goal of engaging youth in rural communities. The workshop provided them with some useful tools to understand a community’s issues and needs, to think solutions to fulfill such needs and to implement them effectively. The session started with warm-up activities, then the specific training on project development was divided in three parts: the identification of a community’s needs, the development of the project, and its implementation.

Parallel to that, we presented a case study, ALDA’s Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue. We addressed several instruments which are usually used to develop a project in its different stages, such as Maslow’s Pyramid of Basic Needs, the SWOT analysis, the SMART approach, the Stakeholder Engagement Model, as well as techniques of community engagement. At the end, after a moment of sharing and conclusion, a questionnaire was presented to the participants, who expressed their enthusiasm towards the day’s activity. Through the use of the tools presented, they felt well-equipped to successfully develop projects to engage youth in their communities.


Progetto LIME, lavoro e integrazione: al via la selezione dei partecipanti per l’Italia

ll progetto LIME – Labour Integration for Migrants Employment, di cui ALDA è partner insieme ad altri sei enti francesi, italiani e spagnoli, si prefigge di attuare processi d’integrazione dei giovani migranti attraverso l’inserimento nel mercato del lavoro, potenziandone competenze e abilità professionali.

Nel mese di agosto inizieranno precorsi d’inserimento lavorativo, formulati come training on the job retribuiti o di apprendistato, nel settore elettronico, meccanico e nella ristorazione, oltre che dei percorsi finalizzati all’auto impresa, destinati a cinquanta beneficiari, con termine massimo luglio 2020.
I corsi si rivolgono a giovani migranti che vivono a Roma (o dintorni), di età compresa tra i 18 e i 29 anni, con una conoscenza media della lingua italiana (B1), in possesso dei seguenti titoli di soggiorno: richiesta di protezione internazionale, asilo politico o protezione sussidiaria, attesa occupazione – per gli ex minori stranieri non accompagnati.
Una preziosa opportunità professionale e una forma d’integrazione vincente, a cui ALDA è fiera di contribuire, con la sua esperienza e condivisione di conoscenza.
QUI il link alla pagina del progetto per partecipare alla selezione

ll progetto LIME – Labour Integration for Migrants Employment, di cui ALDA è partner insieme ad altri sei enti francesi, italiani e spagnoli, si prefigge di attuare processi d’integrazione dei giovani migranti attraverso l’inserimento nel mercato del lavoro, potenziandone competenze e abilità professionali.

Nel mese di agosto inizieranno precorsi d’inserimento lavorativo, formulati come training on the job retribuiti o di apprendistato, nel settore elettronico, meccanico e nella ristorazione, oltre che dei percorsi finalizzati all’auto impresa, destinati a cinquanta beneficiari, con termine massimo luglio 2020.
I corsi si rivolgono a giovani migranti che vivono a Roma (o dintorni), di età compresa tra i 18 e i 29 anni, con una conoscenza media della lingua italiana (B1), in possesso dei seguenti titoli di soggiorno: richiesta di protezione internazionale, asilo politico o protezione sussidiaria, attesa occupazione – per gli ex minori stranieri non accompagnati.
Una preziosa opportunità professionale e una forma d’integrazione vincente, a cui ALDA è fiera di contribuire, con la sua esperienza e condivisione di conoscenza.
QUI il link alla pagina del progetto per partecipare alla selezione


The City of Freedom, Solidarity, and Concord

ALDA is proud to share the news that our member, the city of Gdańsk was awarded the Princess of Asturias Award in the Concord category!

The Award is granted to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. Notwithstanding the many outstanding candidacies in the Concord category, the jury decided on the city of Gdańsk, and we, as a constant supporter, are happy to see the city’s efforts justly rewarded.

As stated by the Mayor, Ms Aleksandra Dulkiewicz: “This proves that Gdansk is a very exceptional city – open, tolerant and free. Late Mayor of Gdansk – Mr Pawel Adamowicz used to call Gdansk “the City of Freedom and Solidarity”. Now we can add one more significant word: “the City of Freedom, Solidarity and Concord”. Mr Adamowicz would be very happy and proud to call Gdansk the City of Concord”.

By continuing its work of defending and advancing human rights, as well as promoting and protecting peace, freedom, solidarity, world heritage and, in general, the progress of humanity, the city is surely an example to follow.

Congratulations Gdańsk and may this be one of many well-deserved future awards!

ALDA is proud to share the news that our member, the city of Gdańsk was awarded the Princess of Asturias Award in the Concord category!

The Award is granted to individuals, entities or organizations from around the world who make notable achievements in the sciences, humanities, and public affairs. Notwithstanding the many outstanding candidacies in the Concord category, the jury decided on the city of Gdańsk, and we, as a constant supporter, are happy to see the city’s efforts justly rewarded.

As stated by the Mayor, Ms Aleksandra Dulkiewicz: “This proves that Gdansk is a very exceptional city – open, tolerant and free. Late Mayor of Gdansk – Mr Pawel Adamowicz used to call Gdansk “the City of Freedom and Solidarity”. Now we can add one more significant word: “the City of Freedom, Solidarity and Concord”. Mr Adamowicz would be very happy and proud to call Gdansk the City of Concord”.

By continuing its work of defending and advancing human rights, as well as promoting and protecting peace, freedom, solidarity, world heritage and, in general, the progress of humanity, the city is surely an example to follow.

Congratulations Gdańsk and may this be one of many well-deserved future awards!


ALDA joins the PCPA Network - One for all, all for one!

After the establishment of a Local Democracy Agency in the city of Kairouan, Tunisia back in 2017, ALDA has been able to establish itself quickly in the region and consequently continue its progress in the area also with the opening of yet another LDA, this time in Northern Morocco.

The opening of the LDA Tunisia has been an important step for decentralised cooperation in the Mediterranean and has reinforced the numerous efforts undertaken by the Tunisian actors and their European partners in favor of local democracy in Tunisia. It has furthermore acted to support the participative processes within the decision-making process at the local level, helped the local authorities to operate in an open manner and encouraged them to take into account the needs of citizens.

All these activities of the past two years have granted many opportunities and occasions to put the LDA and ALDA in general in the region’s spotlight. This is why, as a reward for the work done so far, ALDA has managed to join the PCPA – Programme Concerté Pluri-Acteurs “Soyons Actifs/Actives”! A network which engages the most relevant French and Tunisian actors working in Tunisia to reduce inequalities in access to rights, including associations, trade unions, cooperatives, local and public authorities.
With the support of this programme, ALDA will enhance further its activities in Tunisia and deepen its engagement in promoting good governance and local democracy for the benefit of the citizens. One for all, all for one!

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After the establishment of a Local Democracy Agency in the city of Kairouan, Tunisia back in 2017, ALDA has been able to establish itself quickly in the region and consequently continue its progress in the area also with the opening of yet another LDA, this time in Northern Morocco.

The opening of the LDA Tunisia has been an important step for decentralised cooperation in the Mediterranean and has reinforced the numerous efforts undertaken by the Tunisian actors and their European partners in favor of local democracy in Tunisia. It has furthermore acted to support the participative processes within the decision-making process at the local level, helped the local authorities to operate in an open manner and encouraged them to take into account the needs of citizens.

All these activities of the past two years have granted many opportunities and occasions to put the LDA and ALDA in general in the region’s spotlight. This is why, as a reward for the work done so far, ALDA has managed to join the PCPA – Programme Concerté Pluri-Acteurs “Soyons Actifs/Actives”! A network which engages the most relevant French and Tunisian actors working in Tunisia to reduce inequalities in access to rights, including associations, trade unions, cooperatives, local and public authorities.
With the support of this programme, ALDA will enhance further its activities in Tunisia and deepen its engagement in promoting good governance and local democracy for the benefit of the citizens. One for all, all for one!

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Check-out all the networks ALDA is part of!


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