From 5th to 8th December in Tbilisi, Georgia, ALDA delivered a training for young community leaders. The training was envisaged in the frame of the EU project Société mobilisée pour la démocratie locale, funded under the programme Civil Society Facility of the European Commission, namely the DG Development and Cooperation.

The goal of the project is to strengthen the role of regional CSOs (NGOs and CBOs) in Georgia and their mobilization for support to decentralization. The lead applicant of the project is NALAG – National Association of Local Authorities in Georgia – while ALDA and LDA Georgia are partners. The first three days of the trainings were delivered by ALDA and namely by Anna Ditta, ALDA Project Development Officer. NALAG was in charge for the last day of the dynamic learning and focused on the role of local authorities in the management of communities and how CSOs and CBOs can efficiently relate with them for the promotion of local development.

22 young people aged between 20 and 30 years old, some of them representing local associations or small municipalities around the various Georgian regions, joined this training, aimed at providing the youth with skills in project development, in order for them to be able to prepare good quality proposals to be submitted for funding and supporting the development of their local communities.

The project indeed foresees a subgrant scheme that is expected to allocate small grants to various Georgian communities.The training was a preparatory action anticipating the launch of the subgrant scheme.

The training employed a non-formal education approach, which combined theoretical sessions with practical exercises into groups, and which led to development of concrete projects to be potentially presented for funding. The methodology also involved group activities aimed at developing specific skills useful for the project development, such as team building and responsibilities sharing, communication among partners, and the choice of project strategies.

From 5th to 8th December in Tbilisi, Georgia, ALDA delivered a training for young community leaders. The training was envisaged in the frame of the EU project Société mobilisée pour la démocratie locale, funded under the programme Civil Society Facility of the European Commission, namely the DG Development and Cooperation.

The goal of the project is to strengthen the role of regional CSOs (NGOs and CBOs) in Georgia and their mobilization for support to decentralization. The lead applicant of the project is NALAG – National Association of Local Authorities in Georgia – while ALDA and LDA Georgia are partners. The first three days of the trainings were delivered by ALDA and namely by Anna Ditta, ALDA Project Development Officer. NALAG was in charge for the last day of the dynamic learning and focused on the role of local authorities in the management of communities and how CSOs and CBOs can efficiently relate with them for the promotion of local development.

22 young people aged between 20 and 30 years old, some of them representing local associations or small municipalities around the various Georgian regions, joined this training, aimed at providing the youth with skills in project development, in order for them to be able to prepare good quality proposals to be submitted for funding and supporting the development of their local communities.

The project indeed foresees a subgrant scheme that is expected to allocate small grants to various Georgian communities.The training was a preparatory action anticipating the launch of the subgrant scheme.

The training employed a non-formal education approach, which combined theoretical sessions with practical exercises into groups, and which led to development of concrete projects to be potentially presented for funding. The methodology also involved group activities aimed at developing specific skills useful for the project development, such as team building and responsibilities sharing, communication among partners, and the choice of project strategies.