On 5th June 2015 the Launching Conference of LADDER project was held in Brussels, hosted by the Committee of the Regions.

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The public event gathered all associates and co-applicants of the project, and it was a great occasion to publicly present the whole mission of LADDER, focusing on “Empowering and engaging citizens in global issues” and discussing the main goals supposed to be achieved.

The event started with the opening words of Mr Oriano Otočan, President of ALDA, Mr Karl Heinz Lambertz, Vice President of the Committee of the Regions, and Mrs Valentina Auricchio, Head of Sector DEAR programme – DG DEVCO, which welcomed all participants attending the event stressing the importance of the promotion of Development Education at local level.

The conference focused then on the crucial role of Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness, presenting in details all features of LADDER project, including methodology, objectives and LADDER Roadmap.

Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, introduced the heart of the event, focusing on one of the most relevant aspects of LADDER project: the action from Local to Global – how acting locally can have an essential impact globally, and so, consequently, the switch from Localisation to Glocalisation.

Mrs Antonella Valmorbida also moderated the debate between panellists and audience. Among the speakers: Mr Silvio Lazzari, DG DEVCO, Mr Nikos Gamouras, Project Manager of ALDA, Mrs Gaye Doganoglu, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities from the Council of Europe, Mr Flavio Zanonato, Member of the European Parliament, and Mrs Sinziana Poiana, EU Eastern Neighborhood from DG NEAR (EC).

The event was closed by some key contributions by partners of LADDER project and the precious testimony by Mr Branislav Bugarsk, AP Vojvodina Secretary for inter-regional co-operation and local self-government, on the successful involvement of LAs engaged in development, making particular reference to the project IPA 2007-2013.

On 5th June 2015 the Launching Conference of LADDER project was held in Brussels, hosted by the Committee of the Regions.

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The public event gathered all associates and co-applicants of the project, and it was a great occasion to publicly present the whole mission of LADDER, focusing on “Empowering and engaging citizens in global issues” and discussing the main goals supposed to be achieved.

The event started with the opening words of Mr Oriano Otočan, President of ALDA, Mr Karl Heinz Lambertz, Vice President of the Committee of the Regions, and Mrs Valentina Auricchio, Head of Sector DEAR programme – DG DEVCO, which welcomed all participants attending the event stressing the importance of the promotion of Development Education at local level.

The conference focused then on the crucial role of Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness, presenting in details all features of LADDER project, including methodology, objectives and LADDER Roadmap.

Mrs Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, introduced the heart of the event, focusing on one of the most relevant aspects of LADDER project: the action from Local to Global – how acting locally can have an essential impact globally, and so, consequently, the switch from Localisation to Glocalisation.

Mrs Antonella Valmorbida also moderated the debate between panellists and audience. Among the speakers: Mr Silvio Lazzari, DG DEVCO, Mr Nikos Gamouras, Project Manager of ALDA, Mrs Gaye Doganoglu, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities from the Council of Europe, Mr Flavio Zanonato, Member of the European Parliament, and Mrs Sinziana Poiana, EU Eastern Neighborhood from DG NEAR (EC).

The event was closed by some key contributions by partners of LADDER project and the precious testimony by Mr Branislav Bugarsk, AP Vojvodina Secretary for inter-regional co-operation and local self-government, on the successful involvement of LAs engaged in development, making particular reference to the project IPA 2007-2013.