The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has recently issued a press release which underlines the importance of a more active policy in the Eastern countries, in order to best contribute to their development. To make this happen, the CoR underlines the need to dispose more funding  deeper collaboration among local authorities. Since most of the money often goes to regions around the capital, a stronger financial support would represent a key factor in the development of small and medium sizes enterprises. Soren Herbst, a CoR’s reporter, said that: “a wider perspective, a few new initiatives, and a modest increase in funds could improve the climate for the government, business and civil society outside national capitals”.

Since its establishment, ALDA promotes activities that facilitate cooperation between civil society and local and regional authorities. Alda also believes that  efficient collaboration at the local level is the crucial factor for significant  progress. The European Association for Local Democracy is actively engaged in cooperation with all six Eastern Partnership countries, where LDAs have been created in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and in Moldova. In addition, ALDA is eagerly involved in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, where is currently coordinator of the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration Reform.

The European Association for Local Democracy is proud to read the CoR’s commitments, totally supporting the “think small first” principle!

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has recently issued a press release which underlines the importance of a more active policy in the Eastern countries, in order to best contribute to their development. To make this happen, the CoR underlines the need to dispose more funding  deeper collaboration among local authorities. Since most of the money often goes to regions around the capital, a stronger financial support would represent a key factor in the development of small and medium sizes enterprises. Soren Herbst, a CoR’s reporter, said that: “a wider perspective, a few new initiatives, and a modest increase in funds could improve the climate for the government, business and civil society outside national capitals”.

Since its establishment, ALDA promotes activities that facilitate cooperation between civil society and local and regional authorities. Alda also believes that  efficient collaboration at the local level is the crucial factor for significant  progress. The European Association for Local Democracy is actively engaged in cooperation with all six Eastern Partnership countries, where LDAs have been created in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine and in Moldova. In addition, ALDA is eagerly involved in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, where is currently coordinator of the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration Reform.

The European Association for Local Democracy is proud to read the CoR’s commitments, totally supporting the “think small first” principle!