EPIC’s highlights from ALDA Talk 2.1 on friendly cities and migrants' inclusion

Nous recevons et partageons les nouvelles suivantes du projet EPIC:

Le 22 septembre, quelques partenaires de l'EPIC, Solidaridad Sin Fronteras, ALDA et kitev, joined for the 1st session of a new edition of the ALDA Talks to share with the audience what the EPIC project is about and what integration initiatives the different partners are carrying out in their territories.

Dolinda Cavallo, chef de projet chez ALDA et coordinateur de projet EPIC, a commencé à présenter le projet, highlighting our keywords: cooperation among local authorities (LA) and NGOs.

En commençant par une série d'activités de recherche (enquêtes, entretiens, groupes de discussion et recherche documentaire) sur l'intégration des migrants dans les 8 villes couvertes par l'EPIC, le projet identifiera les domaines thématiques prioritaires où les partenaires échangeront leurs connaissances et leurs expériences via des activités d'observation au travail pour , plus tard, pouvoir tester de nouveaux services locaux pour l'intégration des migrants.

Irene Soria, chef de projet à Solidaridad Sin Fronteras (SSF) à Madrid a présenté le modèle de coopération que son ONG a avec la municipalité d'Alcorcon, une ville du sud de Madrid où 11% de citoyens sont issus de l'immigration. Parmi un grand nombre de projets en cours (premier accueil et conseil juridique, accompagnement social et sanitaire, etc.), la SSF et la commune d'Alcorcon se sont associées pour mettre en place un protocole de coopération dans le domaine de l'accès à l'emploi des migrants.

A total of 1,300 users have already benefited of this initiative that provide both individual and group support through individual intervention, workshops, internships, capacity building, job placement, or psychological support. They do a closing monitoring of each beneficiary and every 2 months, SSF sends a report to the social workers. The coordination system between the municipality and SSF (employment workgroup with regular meetings, calls, online interaction, monitoring reports, etc.) has been key to ensure the success of this joint collaboration. Now other municipalities in Madrid are asking to replicate this model in their territory.

Gianna Gardeweg de l'organisation kitev à Oberhausen a partagé ensuite les initiatives socioculturelles qu'ils mettent en œuvre pour revitaliser la région et changer le récit sur la migration par des échanges culturels.

Installé dans l'ancien château d'eau de la gare centrale d'Oberhausen, kitev travaille avec d'autres artistes à travers l'Europe pour transformer le quartier en un quartier animé utilisant l'art et la culture. Suite à une rénovation, largement imputable à l'association elle-même, la tour accueille des événements, des ateliers et un espace de travail pour les créatifs de toute l'Europe. Dans le travail de kitev, la participation est un principe crucial et la culture est une dimension fondamentale du développement durable.

Récemment, kitev a testé des méthodes de travail collaboratives. L'un de ceux-ci est l'Université libre qu'ils ont créée il y a deux ans et demi. Suite à des consultations avec les voisins d'Oberhausen, kitev a lancé cette initiative qui comprend actuellement 20 cours axés sur la participation, répondant aux besoins ascendants et aux commentaires reçus des citoyens locaux.

Their main objective is to empower people, create new stories to be shared with all the live together in the city and to change wrong perceptions and stereotypes about migration. Their motto: ‘Qui construit, change. Et qui sait qu'ils peuvent changer quelque chose devient un acteur dans une communauté active».

Voir l'actualité originale (ici et explorez le site EPIC!

Nous recevons et partageons les nouvelles suivantes du projet EPIC:

Le 22 septembre, quelques partenaires de l'EPIC, Solidaridad Sin Fronteras, ALDA et kitev, joined for the 1st session of a new edition of the ALDA Talks to share with the audience what the EPIC project is about and what integration initiatives the different partners are carrying out in their territories.

Dolinda Cavallo, chef de projet chez ALDA et coordinateur de projet EPIC, a commencé à présenter le projet, highlighting our keywords: cooperation among local authorities (LA) and NGOs.

En commençant par une série d'activités de recherche (enquêtes, entretiens, groupes de discussion et recherche documentaire) sur l'intégration des migrants dans les 8 villes couvertes par l'EPIC, le projet identifiera les domaines thématiques prioritaires où les partenaires échangeront leurs connaissances et leurs expériences via des activités d'observation au travail pour , plus tard, pouvoir tester de nouveaux services locaux pour l'intégration des migrants.

Irene Soria, chef de projet à Solidaridad Sin Fronteras (SSF) à Madrid a présenté le modèle de coopération que son ONG a avec la municipalité d'Alcorcon, une ville du sud de Madrid où 11% de citoyens sont issus de l'immigration. Parmi un grand nombre de projets en cours (premier accueil et conseil juridique, accompagnement social et sanitaire, etc.), la SSF et la commune d'Alcorcon se sont associées pour mettre en place un protocole de coopération dans le domaine de l'accès à l'emploi des migrants.

A total of 1,300 users have already benefited of this initiative that provide both individual and group support through individual intervention, workshops, internships, capacity building, job placement, or psychological support. They do a closing monitoring of each beneficiary and every 2 months, SSF sends a report to the social workers. The coordination system between the municipality and SSF (employment workgroup with regular meetings, calls, online interaction, monitoring reports, etc.) has been key to ensure the success of this joint collaboration. Now other municipalities in Madrid are asking to replicate this model in their territory.

Gianna Gardeweg de l'organisation kitev à Oberhausen a partagé ensuite les initiatives socioculturelles qu'ils mettent en œuvre pour revitaliser la région et changer le récit sur la migration par des échanges culturels.

Installé dans l'ancien château d'eau de la gare centrale d'Oberhausen, kitev travaille avec d'autres artistes à travers l'Europe pour transformer le quartier en un quartier animé utilisant l'art et la culture. Suite à une rénovation, largement imputable à l'association elle-même, la tour accueille des événements, des ateliers et un espace de travail pour les créatifs de toute l'Europe. Dans le travail de kitev, la participation est un principe crucial et la culture est une dimension fondamentale du développement durable.

Récemment, kitev a testé des méthodes de travail collaboratives. L'un de ceux-ci est l'Université libre qu'ils ont créée il y a deux ans et demi. Suite à des consultations avec les voisins d'Oberhausen, kitev a lancé cette initiative qui comprend actuellement 20 cours axés sur la participation, répondant aux besoins ascendants et aux commentaires reçus des citoyens locaux.

Their main objective is to empower people, create new stories to be shared with all the live together in the city and to change wrong perceptions and stereotypes about migration. Their motto: ‘Qui construit, change. Et qui sait qu'ils peuvent changer quelque chose devient un acteur dans une communauté active».

Voir l'actualité originale (ici et explorez le site EPIC!


Congratulations to BRIGHT’s Community of Interest coming together for women workers’ rights!

BRIGHT’s Community of Interest is finally complete! Five European actors have joined the Community, through which BRIGHT is creating a wide network of local stakeholders across Europe for the protection of the rights of women seasonal workers who are employed in agriculture in their hosting communities. The members of the Community will now have the chance to participate in the most interesting activities that are organized by the project partners, such as technical and awareness-raising webinars and capacity building training.

Who are the CoI members? Let us present them!

URBAN2020, Romania is a Bucharest-based NGO that stands up for the improvement of citizens’ quality of life in Romania and across Europe, by supporting good governance, promoting sustainability and equity, and creating partnerships between the public, academic and private sectors. URBAN2020 strives to reduce the gap between Romania and Western Europe and between the rural and urban dimensions by fostering development through urban planning and architectural services. It also encourages the active participation of citizens and youth in decision-making and city life, as well as the redevelopment of urban spaces and the integration of disadvantaged groups through training and educational services.

IPRES, Italy, i.e. the Apulian Institute of Economic and Social Research was founded in 1968 as an Association of public bodies, expression of the local and functional autonomies’ system of the Puglia region in the South of Italy. In July 2018, IPRES was turned into a Foundation: its members are the Puglia Region; the Municipalities of Bari, Taranto and Brindisi; the University of Bari; the Chamber of Commerce of Bari; and ISPE Association. The mission of the Institute is first and foremost to support the designing, adoption, implementation and evaluation of regional development policies and the multilevel institutional relationships; within this context, the Puglia Region is involved in promoting participatory governance systems under the regional law n. 28/2017. As a technical body, the IPRES Foundation is strictly concerned with training to support participatory processes and to provide recognition to best practices on participation methods.

The Bolyarovo Municipality, Bulgaria is situated in Southeastern Bulgaria in the Yambol District. It consists of 20 settlements, of which one city, i.e. the municipal center of Bolyarovo, and 19 villages. The goals of the Municipalité de Bolyarovo are to develop local conditions for economic development; improve the quality of life, healthcare, educational and social services; improve the quality of administrative services; and create conditions for the improvement of the climate for the development of the local economy, together with increasing employment rates and higher income for the population.

Soffa, GreeceSocial Fashion Enterprise is a circular production studio that targets the social inclusion and empowerment of women who have been victims of human trafficking as well as refugees. Using zero-waste processes and circular fashion principles with recycled, natural, vegan and plant-based textiles that support environmental regeneration, they support their female beneficiaries in becoming self-reliant, motivated, and using their own resources to achieve their long-term goals: (1) by offering training, mentoring and the creation of job positions to restore their dignity and self-reliance; (2) by adopting a gender-inclusive approach; (3) by organizing events to sensibilize consumers on these issues.

APDHA, Spain is a non-profit, pluralist, secular and independent association founded in 1990 and based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN, 1948). Their field of action is the Andalusian territory, although their activity also reaches a universal scope as human rights are the heritage of all humanity! In APDHA, the full validity of the Universal Declaration is reclaimed as an instrument for transforming consciences and society itself, denouncing its non-compliance with all the tools at their disposal. The NPO develops its work through four main actions: awareness raising; social complaint; elaboration of alternatives and work proposals; support, accompaniment and solidarity.

Want to join BRIGHT? The CoI might be full, but there are many other ways to join forces! Contact martina@aldaintranet.org to learn more!

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During the last few months, the Covid19-related containment measures have highlighted the strong dependency of several Italian sectors on foreign labour – first on the list, the agrifood sector. Most of the seasonal workers employed in the agricultural sector in Southern Italy come from Bulgaria (55.000) and Romania (1.2 million). Of these, 57% are women. The migration of these workers is accompanied by dangers ranging from the lack of protection that would be provided only by a regular employment contract, to situations of psychological, social, economic and physical violence. Being a woman should not make you especially vulnerable. Read more about the
BRIGHT for Women project – Building RIGHTs-based and Innovative Governance for EU mobile women!

BRIGHT’s Community of Interest is finally complete! Five European actors have joined the Community, through which BRIGHT is creating a wide network of local stakeholders across Europe for the protection of the rights of women seasonal workers who are employed in agriculture in their hosting communities. The members of the Community will now have the chance to participate in the most interesting activities that are organized by the project partners, such as technical and awareness-raising webinars and capacity building training.

Who are the CoI members? Let us present them!

URBAN2020, Romania is a Bucharest-based NGO that stands up for the improvement of citizens’ quality of life in Romania and across Europe, by supporting good governance, promoting sustainability and equity, and creating partnerships between the public, academic and private sectors. URBAN2020 strives to reduce the gap between Romania and Western Europe and between the rural and urban dimensions by fostering development through urban planning and architectural services. It also encourages the active participation of citizens and youth in decision-making and city life, as well as the redevelopment of urban spaces and the integration of disadvantaged groups through training and educational services.

IPRES, Italy, i.e. the Apulian Institute of Economic and Social Research was founded in 1968 as an Association of public bodies, expression of the local and functional autonomies’ system of the Puglia region in the South of Italy. In July 2018, IPRES was turned into a Foundation: its members are the Puglia Region; the Municipalities of Bari, Taranto and Brindisi; the University of Bari; the Chamber of Commerce of Bari; and ISPE Association. The mission of the Institute is first and foremost to support the designing, adoption, implementation and evaluation of regional development policies and the multilevel institutional relationships; within this context, the Puglia Region is involved in promoting participatory governance systems under the regional law n. 28/2017. As a technical body, the IPRES Foundation is strictly concerned with training to support participatory processes and to provide recognition to best practices on participation methods.

The Bolyarovo Municipality, Bulgaria is situated in Southeastern Bulgaria in the Yambol District. It consists of 20 settlements, of which one city, i.e. the municipal center of Bolyarovo, and 19 villages. The goals of the Municipalité de Bolyarovo are to develop local conditions for economic development; improve the quality of life, healthcare, educational and social services; improve the quality of administrative services; and create conditions for the improvement of the climate for the development of the local economy, together with increasing employment rates and higher income for the population.

Soffa, GreeceSocial Fashion Enterprise is a circular production studio that targets the social inclusion and empowerment of women who have been victims of human trafficking as well as refugees. Using zero-waste processes and circular fashion principles with recycled, natural, vegan and plant-based textiles that support environmental regeneration, they support their female beneficiaries in becoming self-reliant, motivated, and using their own resources to achieve their long-term goals: (1) by offering training, mentoring and the creation of job positions to restore their dignity and self-reliance; (2) by adopting a gender-inclusive approach; (3) by organizing events to sensibilize consumers on these issues.

APDHA, Spain is a non-profit, pluralist, secular and independent association founded in 1990 and based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN, 1948). Their field of action is the Andalusian territory, although their activity also reaches a universal scope as human rights are the heritage of all humanity! In APDHA, the full validity of the Universal Declaration is reclaimed as an instrument for transforming consciences and society itself, denouncing its non-compliance with all the tools at their disposal. The NPO develops its work through four main actions: awareness raising; social complaint; elaboration of alternatives and work proposals; support, accompaniment and solidarity.

Want to join BRIGHT? The CoI might be full, but there are many other ways to join forces! Contact martina@aldaintranet.org to learn more!

***
During the last few months, the Covid19-related containment measures have highlighted the strong dependency of several Italian sectors on foreign labour – first on the list, the agrifood sector. Most of the seasonal workers employed in the agricultural sector in Southern Italy come from Bulgaria (55.000) and Romania (1.2 million). Of these, 57% are women. The migration of these workers is accompanied by dangers ranging from the lack of protection that would be provided only by a regular employment contract, to situations of psychological, social, economic and physical violence. Being a woman should not make you especially vulnerable. Read more about the
BRIGHT for Women project – Building RIGHTs-based and Innovative Governance for EU mobile women!


Digital tools at the service of people with disabilities: download the Mind Inclusion app!

The Mind Inclusion project wishes to help intellectually disabled persons to have access to public spaces and exercise their rights. While project partners strongly believe that a more inclusive society is possible, it is a fact that, currently, public places such as bars, libraries, parks, and shops are not always designed for people with disabilities.

Based on the common conviction that everyone should be free and comfortable in the places they frequent, hence, there was born the Mind Inclusion application: a practical, useful, simple, easy-to-use tool that helps people with both cognitive and physical disabilities find and reach different spots in a city; as well as give them an understanding of the offer of those places, from services to opening hours, exact location, how to reach it and what the neighbourhood is like. In other words, the Mind Inclusion app wishes to help its users know more about a place in just a few clicks, for everyone to enjoy a better social life in an inclusive environment!

The app, indeed, wants not only to improve the inclusion in society of people with disabilities, but also to connect with managers of public places and make them more aware of the theme of social inclusion. In a time like this, spreading the seed of solidarity and attention to the other is more important than ever.

  • If you are the manager of a public space and you are interested in becoming part of this great initiative, watch this video and find more information on this flyer.
  • If you want to use the app, download it from the Google Play store in English, Lithuanian, Spanish or Italian (soon in French as well) and find more information on this flyer, too.

What are you waiting for? Create your Mind Inclusion app account!

Started in November 2018, the Mind Inclusion 2.0 project aims to find sustainable and inclusive solutions that help caregivers improve their skills, on one hand, and allow disabled individuals to participate in social life on the other hand – with the goal to help people with disabilities overcome obstacles, thanks to technology, when accessing public places. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, the project consortium gathers lead partner Margherita: Società Cooperativa Onlus (Italie) avec Institut de recherche Polibienestar, Fondation INTRAS (Espagne), Logiciel informatique social & Consulting Srl (Italie), de Lietuvos sutrikusio intelekto zmoniu globos bendrija «Viltis» (Lituanie) et ALDA.

The Mind Inclusion project wishes to help intellectually disabled persons to have access to public spaces and exercise their rights. While project partners strongly believe that a more inclusive society is possible, it is a fact that, currently, public places such as bars, libraries, parks, and shops are not always designed for people with disabilities.

Based on the common conviction that everyone should be free and comfortable in the places they frequent, hence, there was born the Mind Inclusion application: a practical, useful, simple, easy-to-use tool that helps people with both cognitive and physical disabilities find and reach different spots in a city; as well as give them an understanding of the offer of those places, from services to opening hours, exact location, how to reach it and what the neighbourhood is like. In other words, the Mind Inclusion app wishes to help its users know more about a place in just a few clicks, for everyone to enjoy a better social life in an inclusive environment!

The app, indeed, wants not only to improve the inclusion in society of people with disabilities, but also to connect with managers of public places and make them more aware of the theme of social inclusion. In a time like this, spreading the seed of solidarity and attention to the other is more important than ever.

  • If you are the manager of a public space and you are interested in becoming part of this great initiative, watch this video and find more information on this flyer.
  • If you want to use the app, download it from the Google Play store in English, Lithuanian, Spanish or Italian (soon in French as well) and find more information on this flyer, too.

What are you waiting for? Create your Mind Inclusion app account!

Started in November 2018, the Mind Inclusion 2.0 project aims to find sustainable and inclusive solutions that help caregivers improve their skills, on one hand, and allow disabled individuals to participate in social life on the other hand – with the goal to help people with disabilities overcome obstacles, thanks to technology, when accessing public places. Funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, the project consortium gathers lead partner Margherita: Società Cooperativa Onlus (Italie) avec Institut de recherche Polibienestar, Fondation INTRAS (Espagne), Logiciel informatique social & Consulting Srl (Italie), de Lietuvos sutrikusio intelekto zmoniu globos bendrija «Viltis» (Lituanie) et ALDA.


Posti limitati! Opportunità per imprese e professionisti in un workshop gratuito di 4 ore a Vicenza il 27 agosto

Non si poteva non presentare una seconda edizione del workshop gratuito di 4 ore a tema “La programmazione europea 2021-2027: un bilancio come motore della ripresa dal Covid-19” organizzato da StudioCentroProgetti srl, Centro Produttività Veneto e ALDA nella sede vicentina di quest’ultima: diversi giorni prima della sua uscita iniziale di venerdì 24 luglio 2020 l’evento era già al completo ed era stata attivata una lista d’attesa, segno del vivo desiderio di imprese e professionisti del territorio di acquisire conoscenze e strumenti per la ripresa.

Ecco, dunque, una nuova occasione per il pubblico interessato di partecipare a questa cruciale opportunità gratuita di formazione, dalle ore 16 alle ore 20 di giovedì 27 agosto, nella sede ALDA al primo piano di viale Milano 36, 36100 Vicenza.

Con il patrocinio della Regione Veneto, il programma del workshop include un’introduzione al progetto “Generazioni professionali a confronto” e un’occasione di networking a lato del laboratorio intensivo al cuore dell’evento, tenuto dal formatore esperto di ALDA Marco Boaria, sulle nuove opportunità europee per imprese e professionisti con un focus sulla ripresa.

Per rispondere alle conseguenze economiche e sociali della pandemia di Covid-19, infatti, il 27 maggio 2020 la Commissione Europea ha proposto un bilancio a lungo termine che comprende uno strumento di emergenza per la ripresa, Next Generation EU, inteso a contribuire e riparare i danni immediati causati dalla pandemia di Covid-19.

Il workshop ha l’obiettivo di presentare tali strumenti, aiutando i partecipanti ad orientarsi e prepararsi alle nuove sfide per essere pronti, in tempo utile, a contribuire alla suddetta ripresa, anche con il supporto dei nuovi fondi previsti per il periodo 2021-2027.

La partecipazione è gratuita, previa iscrizione tramite la scheda di adesione (pagina 3 dell’agenda completa dell’evento), da compilare in tutte le sue parti e inviare all’indirizzo e-mail aldavicenza@aldaintranet.org. Per motivi di sicurezza in relazione al virus, i posti sono limitati e seguiranno l’ordine di iscrizione. Vi aspettiamo!

Non si poteva non presentare una seconda edizione del workshop gratuito di 4 ore a tema “La programmazione europea 2021-2027: un bilancio come motore della ripresa dal Covid-19” organizzato da StudioCentroProgetti srl, Centro Produttività Veneto e ALDA nella sede vicentina di quest’ultima: diversi giorni prima della sua uscita iniziale di venerdì 24 luglio 2020 l’evento era già al completo ed era stata attivata una lista d’attesa, segno del vivo desiderio di imprese e professionisti del territorio di acquisire conoscenze e strumenti per la ripresa.

Ecco, dunque, una nuova occasione per il pubblico interessato di partecipare a questa cruciale opportunità gratuita di formazione, dalle ore 16 alle ore 20 di giovedì 27 agosto, nella sede ALDA al primo piano di viale Milano 36, 36100 Vicenza.

Con il patrocinio della Regione Veneto, il programma del workshop include un’introduzione al progetto “Generazioni professionali a confronto” e un’occasione di networking a lato del laboratorio intensivo al cuore dell’evento, tenuto dal formatore esperto di ALDA Marco Boaria, sulle nuove opportunità europee per imprese e professionisti con un focus sulla ripresa.

Per rispondere alle conseguenze economiche e sociali della pandemia di Covid-19, infatti, il 27 maggio 2020 la Commissione Europea ha proposto un bilancio a lungo termine che comprende uno strumento di emergenza per la ripresa, Next Generation EU, inteso a contribuire e riparare i danni immediati causati dalla pandemia di Covid-19.

Il workshop ha l’obiettivo di presentare tali strumenti, aiutando i partecipanti ad orientarsi e prepararsi alle nuove sfide per essere pronti, in tempo utile, a contribuire alla suddetta ripresa, anche con il supporto dei nuovi fondi previsti per il periodo 2021-2027.

La partecipazione è gratuita, previa iscrizione tramite la scheda di adesione (pagina 3 dell’agenda completa dell’evento), da compilare in tutte le sue parti e inviare all’indirizzo e-mail aldavicenza@aldaintranet.org. Per motivi di sicurezza in relazione al virus, i posti sono limitati e seguiranno l’ordine di iscrizione. Vi aspettiamo!


Un nouveau musée au Tyrol du Sud

Nous recevons et partageons les nouvelles suivantes du projet SMART:

Le musée de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer à Parcines sera notre musée pilote du Tyrol du Sud

L'espace alpin est riche en petits musées thématiques qui racontent l'histoire, la culture et l'artisanat ancien de chaque territoire. Ce sont souvent des points marginaux sur les itinéraires touristiques, avec peu de visiteurs en raison à la fois de leur spécificité et de la difficulté à y accéder, compte tenu de leur positionnement géographique.

Le projet SMART modernisera quatre de ces petits musées avec des technologies innovantes (réalité virtuelle, réalité augmentée, intelligence artificielle, Webapp, visite virtuelle, conception pour tous), préservant le patrimoine historique et culturel des communautés locales et offrant aux touristes de nouvelles opportunités de découvrir et d'expérimenter la région alpine.

Le consortium s'est engagé à déterminer un site pilote dans le Tyrol du Sud qui réalisera au moins une mesure spécifique au projet conformément au projet approuvé avec ses propres ressources. À cet égard, nous avons maintenant trouvé un partenaire idéal pour le projet SMART au Musée de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer à Parcines: le musée est situé au milieu du centre historique du village de Parcines. Elle a été érigée par la commune de Parcines en mémoire de leur plus grand fils, l'inventeur de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer. Avec plus de 2000 objets, il contient l'une des plus grandes collections au monde de machines à écrire historiques et est accessible sans obstacle pour tous les visiteurs.

Le projet SMART modernisera quatre musées avec des technologies innovantes

Des technologies communes sont utilisées pour connecter les 4 sites pilotes dans une plate-forme Web commune pour une visite virtuelle uniforme du musée, qui est ouverte à une nouvelle expansion. En coopération avec le musée de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer à Parcines, nous avons déjà commencé à élaborer le concept de mise en œuvre au Tyrol du Sud. Les mesures doivent être mises en œuvre au cours de la prochaine année 2021.

Le Projet SMART, dont ALDA est partenaire, est financé par l'Union Européenne et Interreg VA Italie-Autriche 2014-2020.

Nous recevons et partageons les nouvelles suivantes du projet SMART:

Le musée de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer à Parcines sera notre musée pilote du Tyrol du Sud

L'espace alpin est riche en petits musées thématiques qui racontent l'histoire, la culture et l'artisanat ancien de chaque territoire. Ce sont souvent des points marginaux sur les itinéraires touristiques, avec peu de visiteurs en raison à la fois de leur spécificité et de la difficulté à y accéder, compte tenu de leur positionnement géographique.

Le projet SMART modernisera quatre de ces petits musées avec des technologies innovantes (réalité virtuelle, réalité augmentée, intelligence artificielle, Webapp, visite virtuelle, conception pour tous), préservant le patrimoine historique et culturel des communautés locales et offrant aux touristes de nouvelles opportunités de découvrir et d'expérimenter la région alpine.

Le consortium s'est engagé à déterminer un site pilote dans le Tyrol du Sud qui réalisera au moins une mesure spécifique au projet conformément au projet approuvé avec ses propres ressources. À cet égard, nous avons maintenant trouvé un partenaire idéal pour le projet SMART au Musée de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer à Parcines: le musée est situé au milieu du centre historique du village de Parcines. Elle a été érigée par la commune de Parcines en mémoire de leur plus grand fils, l'inventeur de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer. Avec plus de 2000 objets, il contient l'une des plus grandes collections au monde de machines à écrire historiques et est accessible sans obstacle pour tous les visiteurs.

Le projet SMART modernisera quatre musées avec des technologies innovantes

Des technologies communes sont utilisées pour connecter les 4 sites pilotes dans une plate-forme Web commune pour une visite virtuelle uniforme du musée, qui est ouverte à une nouvelle expansion. En coopération avec le musée de la machine à écrire Peter Mitterhofer à Parcines, nous avons déjà commencé à élaborer le concept de mise en œuvre au Tyrol du Sud. Les mesures doivent être mises en œuvre au cours de la prochaine année 2021.

Le Projet SMART, dont ALDA est partenaire, est financé par l'Union Européenne et Interreg VA Italie-Autriche 2014-2020.


Happy African Women’s Day from Kairouan, Tunisia

International African Women’s Day was promulgated by the United Nations in 1962, before being officially declared on July 31st, 1974, during the first Congress organised by the Panafrican Women’s Organisation in Dakar.

Since that moment, African women have set numerous achievements and have been marking history thanks to the important role they have been playing within their countries, as well as in the world, increasingly showing an authentic leadership that is taking foot in the political and economic world.

On July 31st, 2020, LDA Tunisie organised a joint event together with the Youth Economic Chamber (Jeune Chambre Economique JCI) in Kairouan, Tunisia to celebrate such important recurrence. The idea to make this happen was born during a “friendly talk” session with JCI Junior Kairouan, as the group wanted to honour all African Women for their perseverance, resilience in protecting their rights, and for contributing to the consolidation of democracy and to the sustainable development of their countries. Prepared and realised by youth, the event allowed the audience to discover through a docu-film the lives of the 5 most affirmed African women, followed by an “open mic” session where the audience of young students had the chance to share their related experiences in the city of Kairouan.

The whole occasion was marked by outstanding vivacity, bright colours and African rythms which brought joy to all, and was a great way not only to reaffirm the important role of women in the Continent, but also to promote the culture of African students in Kairouan, and to allow youth to perceive and appreciate the ethnic and linguistic differences of the Sub-Saharan African community that resides there.

Once again, a wonderful initiative brought together by LDA Tunisia together with local actors, in line with its strategic objectives of promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) connected to sustainable cities and communities; local governance and citizen participation; gender equality; local development and cultural heritage valorisation. The Agency has to date completed the PARFAIT project and is currently involved in the projects In City, Ricomincio Da Te, and AUTREMENT. In addition, it is undertaking a strategy for waste management in Kairouan, conducting a field study on local women employed in the agricultural field, and hosting regular workshops and webinars: a true inspiration for all of Alda!

International African Women’s Day was promulgated by the United Nations in 1962, before being officially declared on July 31st, 1974, during the first Congress organised by the Panafrican Women’s Organisation in Dakar.

Since that moment, African women have set numerous achievements and have been marking history thanks to the important role they have been playing within their countries, as well as in the world, increasingly showing an authentic leadership that is taking foot in the political and economic world.

On July 31st, 2020, LDA Tunisie organised a joint event together with the Youth Economic Chamber (Jeune Chambre Economique JCI) in Kairouan, Tunisia to celebrate such important recurrence. The idea to make this happen was born during a “friendly talk” session with JCI Junior Kairouan, as the group wanted to honour all African Women for their perseverance, resilience in protecting their rights, and for contributing to the consolidation of democracy and to the sustainable development of their countries. Prepared and realised by youth, the event allowed the audience to discover through a docu-film the lives of the 5 most affirmed African women, followed by an “open mic” session where the audience of young students had the chance to share their related experiences in the city of Kairouan.

The whole occasion was marked by outstanding vivacity, bright colours and African rythms which brought joy to all, and was a great way not only to reaffirm the important role of women in the Continent, but also to promote the culture of African students in Kairouan, and to allow youth to perceive and appreciate the ethnic and linguistic differences of the Sub-Saharan African community that resides there.

Once again, a wonderful initiative brought together by LDA Tunisia together with local actors, in line with its strategic objectives of promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) connected to sustainable cities and communities; local governance and citizen participation; gender equality; local development and cultural heritage valorisation. The Agency has to date completed the PARFAIT project and is currently involved in the projects In City, Ricomincio Da Te, and AUTREMENT. In addition, it is undertaking a strategy for waste management in Kairouan, conducting a field study on local women employed in the agricultural field, and hosting regular workshops and webinars: a true inspiration for all of Alda!


Monumental 9 regional online trainings

Two regional online trainings for young local greeters, vloggers and bloggers were organized on 14, and 15, of July 2020 in the framework of the Monumental9 project.

Le projet est mis en œuvre par Agence de la démocratie locale Monténégro along with the following partners: LDA Mostar, LDA Kosovo, LDA Zavidovici, LDA Prijedor, LDA Knjazevac, LDA Subotica & ALDA Skopje. It draws on the cultural heritage monuments dedicated to the WWII in the Western Balkans. The main objective is to create the preconditions for a new regional tourism products development while increasing youth employability and income generating activities through engaging micro-localities across the region.

In that perspective, both trainings provided information on what greeters, bloggers and vloggers should do to promote cultural heritage monuments in their own cities. The online program established a range of presentations to assist and equip young people with skills and competences to contribute to the sustainable tourism and the promotion of their local community’s richness.

The project is supported by the Regional Cooperation Council through the Tourism Development and Promotion Project’s Grant Programme and funded by the European Union.

Two regional online trainings for young local greeters, vloggers and bloggers were organized on 14, and 15, of July 2020 in the framework of the Monumental9 project.

Le projet est mis en œuvre par Agence de la démocratie locale Monténégro along with the following partners: LDA Mostar, LDA Kosovo, LDA Zavidovici, LDA Prijedor, LDA Knjazevac, LDA Subotica & ALDA Skopje. It draws on the cultural heritage monuments dedicated to the WWII in the Western Balkans. The main objective is to create the preconditions for a new regional tourism products development while increasing youth employability and income generating activities through engaging micro-localities across the region.

In that perspective, both trainings provided information on what greeters, bloggers and vloggers should do to promote cultural heritage monuments in their own cities. The online program established a range of presentations to assist and equip young people with skills and competences to contribute to the sustainable tourism and the promotion of their local community’s richness.

The project is supported by the Regional Cooperation Council through the Tourism Development and Promotion Project’s Grant Programme and funded by the European Union.


La programmazione europea 2021-2027 in un workshop gratuito di 4 ore il 24 luglio a Vicenza

La programmazione europea 2021-2027: un bilancio come motore della ripresa dal Covid-19“: questo il tema del workshop gratuito di 4 ore che StudioCentroProgetti srl, Centro Produttività Veneto e ALDA terranno venerdì 24 luglio 2020, dalle ore 16 alle ore 20, presso la sede vicentina di ALDA al primo piano di viale Milano 36.

Con il patrocinio della Regione Veneto, il workshop includerà un’introduzione al progetto “Saggi trasmettitori di successo” e un’occasione di networking a lato del laboratorio intensivo al cuore dell’evento, tenuto dal formatore esperto di ALDA Marco Boaria, sulle nuove opportunità europee per imprese e professionisti con un focus sulla ripresa.

Per rispondere alle conseguenze economiche e sociali della pandemia di Covid-19, infatti, il 27 maggio 2020 la Commissione Europea ha proposto un bilancio a lungo termine che comprende uno strumento di emergenza per la ripresa, Next Generation EU, inteso a contribuire e riparare i danni immediati causati dalla pandemia di Covid-19.

Il workshop ha l’obiettivo di presentare tali strumenti, aiutando i partecipanti ad orientarsi e prepararsi alle nuove sfide per essere pronti, in tempo utile, a contribuire alla suddetta ripresa, anche con il supporto dei nuovi fondi previsti per il periodo 2021-2027.

La programmazione europea 2021-2027: un bilancio come motore della ripresa dal Covid-19“: questo il tema del workshop gratuito di 4 ore che StudioCentroProgetti srl, Centro Produttività Veneto e ALDA terranno venerdì 24 luglio 2020, dalle ore 16 alle ore 20, presso la sede vicentina di ALDA al primo piano di viale Milano 36.

Con il patrocinio della Regione Veneto, il workshop includerà un’introduzione al progetto “Saggi trasmettitori di successo” e un’occasione di networking a lato del laboratorio intensivo al cuore dell’evento, tenuto dal formatore esperto di ALDA Marco Boaria, sulle nuove opportunità europee per imprese e professionisti con un focus sulla ripresa.

Per rispondere alle conseguenze economiche e sociali della pandemia di Covid-19, infatti, il 27 maggio 2020 la Commissione Europea ha proposto un bilancio a lungo termine che comprende uno strumento di emergenza per la ripresa, Next Generation EU, inteso a contribuire e riparare i danni immediati causati dalla pandemia di Covid-19.

Il workshop ha l’obiettivo di presentare tali strumenti, aiutando i partecipanti ad orientarsi e prepararsi alle nuove sfide per essere pronti, in tempo utile, a contribuire alla suddetta ripresa, anche con il supporto dei nuovi fondi previsti per il periodo 2021-2027.


An EPIC Steering Committee meeting: analysis and future plans

On July 6th-7th, 2020, the EPIC project convened its second Steering Committee meeting, led by EPIC project coordinator Dolinda Cavallo with the participation of representatives from the whole consortium.

The 2-day online exchange aimed to analyze and evaluate the work achieved during the first six months of project implementation, and to define the upcoming steps of the project.

The first day was launched with a short introduction from the project coordinator, as representative of ALDA as lead partner of the project, regarding EPIC’s latest accomplishments and updates; followed by a presentation by Dr. Giovanna Astolfo, of the Bartlett DPU, about the ongoing surveys and research.

The meeting also served as a round table to discuss the next steps for the project: EPIC partners will next meet in Madrid in October 2020 for an in-depth collective brainstorming on what integration services particularly need improving through the job-shadowing activity. In connection to this, ADL-Z presented how this phase of matchmaking will be structured; and, finally, AEIDL – the partner in charge of the communication activities – explained the latest updates concerning the project website, which will be ready soon! During the second day, and following another quick overview of project updates by the project coordinator, the meeting then focused on financial questions and on communication and monitoring issues.

All EPIC partners were actively engaged in the meeting, noted the significant achievements of the project in its first semester and came to a unanimous agreement on how to proceed in the next few months. As lead partners of the project, we are grateful and honoured for their important contributions as part of the consortium, and very much looking forward to keeping the good work up! In the meantime, the EPIC newsletter is online: subscribe (ici to receive it!

Funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) programme and coordinated by ALDA, the Plateforme européenne des villes d'intégration (EPIC) project aims to create a network of Local Authorities and NGOs to share knowledge and best practices for TCNs’ integration.

On July 6th-7th, 2020, the EPIC project convened its second Steering Committee meeting, led by EPIC project coordinator Dolinda Cavallo with the participation of representatives from the whole consortium.

The 2-day online exchange aimed to analyze and evaluate the work achieved during the first six months of project implementation, and to define the upcoming steps of the project.

The first day was launched with a short introduction from the project coordinator, as representative of ALDA as lead partner of the project, regarding EPIC’s latest accomplishments and updates; followed by a presentation by Dr. Giovanna Astolfo, of the Bartlett DPU, about the ongoing surveys and research.

The meeting also served as a round table to discuss the next steps for the project: EPIC partners will next meet in Madrid in October 2020 for an in-depth collective brainstorming on what integration services particularly need improving through the job-shadowing activity. In connection to this, ADL-Z presented how this phase of matchmaking will be structured; and, finally, AEIDL – the partner in charge of the communication activities – explained the latest updates concerning the project website, which will be ready soon! During the second day, and following another quick overview of project updates by the project coordinator, the meeting then focused on financial questions and on communication and monitoring issues.

All EPIC partners were actively engaged in the meeting, noted the significant achievements of the project in its first semester and came to a unanimous agreement on how to proceed in the next few months. As lead partners of the project, we are grateful and honoured for their important contributions as part of the consortium, and very much looking forward to keeping the good work up! In the meantime, the EPIC newsletter is online: subscribe (ici to receive it!

Funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) programme and coordinated by ALDA, the Plateforme européenne des villes d'intégration (EPIC) project aims to create a network of Local Authorities and NGOs to share knowledge and best practices for TCNs’ integration.


Another important step for Media Dialogue: official grant agreements for media actors as drivers of democracy

Launched in March 2020 in spite of the difficult situation, the Kyrgyzstan-based Media Dialogue project is relentlessly proceeding with its implementation; July 3rd 2020 marked another crucial step towards the project goals, as an online event was organized to officially sign grant agreements with the four pre-selected grant winners, i.e.

  1. Le www.24.kg news agency
  2. Radio Salam Kyrgyzstan (Daanazat)
  3. Promedia Plus
  4. Le TV1KG TV channel.

Beating 23 other applications that ALDA had received as part of the appel à propositions it launched in April, in fact, each of these four finalist organizations will now receive up to 30,000 euro, as stipulated with this official signing of the grant agreements.

"We are glad that we started to explore the region with Kyrgyzstan because, despite all the recent challenges, it remains one of the most democratic country in this part of the world”, stated ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida referring to the project being the first for ALDA in Central Asia. Indeed, in the past few years Kyrgyzstan experienced a good amount of political turmoil, going through revolutions in 2005 and 2010 that led to changes in the country’s leadership and to ethnic violence in the south, eventually culminating in a constitutional referendum in 2010 that reduced presidential powers and established a parliamentary system.

As expressed by Eastern Partnership & Central Asia Coordinator Alexandru Coica, “It is truly inspiring for us to see such interest [the 27 applications for the grants] because we know how challenging the current situation is for media institutions. Apart from the global pandemic situation, the local media are also affected by recent legislative initiatives that tend to negatively affect freedom of expression, access to information and media independence“.

En effet, Dialogue avec les médias effectively wants to provide conflict prevention and mitigation tools ahead of the 2020 elections to avoid the repetition of past crises, and aims to do so by strengthening the capacity and responsibility of media actors to operate as drivers of democracy. To reach this goal, on the one hand the project wants to improve the legal environment affecting the media sector in Kyrgyzstan, so that the environment abides by international freedom of expression standards; on the other hand, it will help media actors play a stabilisation role as reliable relays of information and democratic watchdogs during the 2020 electoral cycle.

Hopefully, Dr. Valmorbida added, this will be just the beginning of a fruitful cooperation with an increasing number of local partners: “ALDA is interested not only in establishing working relationships with its grantees, but also a truly constructive and long-term partnership”. Best of luck, Media Dialogue!

Launched in March 2020 in spite of the difficult situation, the Kyrgyzstan-based Media Dialogue project is relentlessly proceeding with its implementation; July 3rd 2020 marked another crucial step towards the project goals, as an online event was organized to officially sign grant agreements with the four pre-selected grant winners, i.e.

  1. Le www.24.kg news agency
  2. Radio Salam Kyrgyzstan (Daanazat)
  3. Promedia Plus
  4. Le TV1KG TV channel.

Beating 23 other applications that ALDA had received as part of the appel à propositions it launched in April, in fact, each of these four finalist organizations will now receive up to 30,000 euro, as stipulated with this official signing of the grant agreements.

"We are glad that we started to explore the region with Kyrgyzstan because, despite all the recent challenges, it remains one of the most democratic country in this part of the world”, stated ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida referring to the project being the first for ALDA in Central Asia. Indeed, in the past few years Kyrgyzstan experienced a good amount of political turmoil, going through revolutions in 2005 and 2010 that led to changes in the country’s leadership and to ethnic violence in the south, eventually culminating in a constitutional referendum in 2010 that reduced presidential powers and established a parliamentary system.

As expressed by Eastern Partnership & Central Asia Coordinator Alexandru Coica, “It is truly inspiring for us to see such interest [the 27 applications for the grants] because we know how challenging the current situation is for media institutions. Apart from the global pandemic situation, the local media are also affected by recent legislative initiatives that tend to negatively affect freedom of expression, access to information and media independence“.

En effet, Dialogue avec les médias effectively wants to provide conflict prevention and mitigation tools ahead of the 2020 elections to avoid the repetition of past crises, and aims to do so by strengthening the capacity and responsibility of media actors to operate as drivers of democracy. To reach this goal, on the one hand the project wants to improve the legal environment affecting the media sector in Kyrgyzstan, so that the environment abides by international freedom of expression standards; on the other hand, it will help media actors play a stabilisation role as reliable relays of information and democratic watchdogs during the 2020 electoral cycle.

Hopefully, Dr. Valmorbida added, this will be just the beginning of a fruitful cooperation with an increasing number of local partners: “ALDA is interested not only in establishing working relationships with its grantees, but also a truly constructive and long-term partnership”. Best of luck, Media Dialogue!