LDA OSIJEK: EUROPE FOR CITIZENS' INFO STAND IN OSIJEK

LDA Osijek organized on 5th May an “Europe for Citizens stand“ in the City. LDA volunteers and staff addressed the citizens and informed them about the existence and main features of the unique program that is accessible to Croatian local municipalities, CSOs and other stakeholders that involve directly Croatian citizens.

The event was organized in order to promote  the Europe for Citizens Program, which is an excellent tool for promotion of citizens’ participation in the connstruction of closer Europe, for strengthening of European identity and above all for strengthening of citizens’ tolerance and mutal understanding based on the lessons learnt from the past.
Promotional material  as well as a questionnair about the programe were disseminated to Osijek’ citizens on the occassion of the marking of European week in Osijek.  This local activity was supported and accompanied also by the Osijek – Baranja County and Regional Development Agency of Slavonia.
This promotioanl activity is a part of the project entitled TIC-TAC – Training, Information, Cooperation – Towards Active Citizenship  granted to ALDA in the frame of Europe for Citizens Program and for which Local Democracy Agency in Osijek is the implementing partner in Croatia.

 

EUROPA ZA GRAĐANE – INFO ŠTAND U OSIJEKU

S  ciljem promocije programa Europa za građane kao izvrsnog alata za promociju građasnkog sudjelovanja u izgradnji sve bliskije Europe, za jačanje europskog identiteta te prije svega za jačanje međusobne tolerancije i razumijevanja građana koja se temelji na lekcijama naučenim iz povijesti, Agencije lokalned demokracije je 5-tog svibnja postavila i orgaizirala promotivni info štand. Volonteri i osoblje Agencije lokalne demokracije su kroz ovu aktivnost stupili u kontakt s građanima i informirali ih o ovom programu koji je dostupan hrvatskim lokalnim vlastima, OCD-ima ali i ostalim dionicima koji u svoj rad direktno uključuju hrvatske građane.
Promotivni materijal kao i upitnik o programu podijeljeni su građanima Osijek povodom obilježavanja Europskog tjedna a potporu ovoj lokalnoj aktivnosti  dali SU i Osječko-baranjska županija i Regionalne razvojna agencija Slavonije.
Ova pomotivna aktivnost dio je projekta TIC-TAC – trening, informiranje, suradnja – ka aktivnom građanstvu koji u okviru programa Europa za građane  te u partnerstvu s ALDA-om u Hrvatskoj provodi Agencija lokalned demokracije.

LDA Osijek organized on 5th May an “Europe for Citizens stand“ in the City. LDA volunteers and staff addressed the citizens and informed them about the existence and main features of the unique program that is accessible to Croatian local municipalities, CSOs and other stakeholders that involve directly Croatian citizens.

The event was organized in order to promote  the Europe for Citizens Program, which is an excellent tool for promotion of citizens’ participation in the connstruction of closer Europe, for strengthening of European identity and above all for strengthening of citizens’ tolerance and mutal understanding based on the lessons learnt from the past.
Promotional material  as well as a questionnair about the programe were disseminated to Osijek’ citizens on the occassion of the marking of European week in Osijek.  This local activity was supported and accompanied also by the Osijek – Baranja County and Regional Development Agency of Slavonia.
This promotioanl activity is a part of the project entitled TIC-TAC – Training, Information, Cooperation – Towards Active Citizenship  granted to ALDA in the frame of Europe for Citizens Program and for which Local Democracy Agency in Osijek is the implementing partner in Croatia.

 

EUROPA ZA GRAĐANE – INFO ŠTAND U OSIJEKU

S  ciljem promocije programa Europa za građane kao izvrsnog alata za promociju građasnkog sudjelovanja u izgradnji sve bliskije Europe, za jačanje europskog identiteta te prije svega za jačanje međusobne tolerancije i razumijevanja građana koja se temelji na lekcijama naučenim iz povijesti, Agencije lokalned demokracije je 5-tog svibnja postavila i orgaizirala promotivni info štand. Volonteri i osoblje Agencije lokalne demokracije su kroz ovu aktivnost stupili u kontakt s građanima i informirali ih o ovom programu koji je dostupan hrvatskim lokalnim vlastima, OCD-ima ali i ostalim dionicima koji u svoj rad direktno uključuju hrvatske građane.
Promotivni materijal kao i upitnik o programu podijeljeni su građanima Osijek povodom obilježavanja Europskog tjedna a potporu ovoj lokalnoj aktivnosti  dali SU i Osječko-baranjska županija i Regionalne razvojna agencija Slavonije.
Ova pomotivna aktivnost dio je projekta TIC-TAC – trening, informiranje, suradnja – ka aktivnom građanstvu koji u okviru programa Europa za građane  te u partnerstvu s ALDA-om u Hrvatskoj provodi Agencija lokalned demokracije.


ALDA CIVIL TRUST BUILDING PROJECT: TWO-WEEK INTERSHIP FOR CSO REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE WESTERN BALKANS

Within the ALDA Prince project “Civil Trust Building – Find Your Way through the Enlargement Labyrinth”, has been launched an internship programme in the EU. For a 2-week period (11-25 June 2012) seven interns from the Western Balkans region will be placed for a two-week internship with six civil society organizations in EU member states. Interested potential candidates, young educated people who are motivated to learn and contribute to EU integration of their countries are invited to submit their applications by 18 May 2012.

This is one of the most important elements of the Project, and a unique opportunity for CSO representatives from the Western Balkans countries.
The six project partners in 6 EU member-states (Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) will receive 7 interns (2 for Hungary).
The selected internees will contribute to the national consultation meetings on EU enlargement and will be invited to share their experience and knowledge gained at the evaluation meeting in Vienna scheduled for the end of June.  All relevant costs are covered.
This internship will include meetings, distribution of the Enlargement questionnaire, preparation of the National Citizens’ Consultations, and participation at theViennaevaluation meeting.
Internship is open only to citizens of the 7 Western Balkans countries, interested in and knowledge of EU policies, particularly enlargement, with good organisational and communication skills, readiness to work in a team, a CSO background, 18-35 years old and good knowledge of English.
Interns will spend two weeks in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia from 11-25 June 2012. The last commitment will be the participation at the evaluation meeting in Vienna on 25 June 2012.
Interns will be places in one of these organisations: Austria: Svijet nevladinih organizacija, Hungary: European House, Italy: ARCI, Romania: Pro Democracy Association, Slovakia: Slovak Foreign Policy Association i Slovenia: Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS).
Internship covers: accommodation, meals, local travel, insurance and other incidental costs during the internship and the evaluating meeting in Vienna; lost-cost trip to the host country; trip to Vienna for the evaluation meeting and return home.
You can apply by sending your Europass format CV and written contribution (up to 500 words) on your motivation. Send your application to info@civiltrustbuilding.eu with the subject line “Civil Trust Building – 2012 Internship”. Only applications received by 18 May 2012 will be accepted. Selected interns will be informed by 23 May 2012. For more information on the project please visit www.civiltrustbuilding.eu

Within the ALDA Prince project “Civil Trust Building – Find Your Way through the Enlargement Labyrinth”, has been launched an internship programme in the EU. For a 2-week period (11-25 June 2012) seven interns from the Western Balkans region will be placed for a two-week internship with six civil society organizations in EU member states. Interested potential candidates, young educated people who are motivated to learn and contribute to EU integration of their countries are invited to submit their applications by 18 May 2012.

This is one of the most important elements of the Project, and a unique opportunity for CSO representatives from the Western Balkans countries.
The six project partners in 6 EU member-states (Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) will receive 7 interns (2 for Hungary).
The selected internees will contribute to the national consultation meetings on EU enlargement and will be invited to share their experience and knowledge gained at the evaluation meeting in Vienna scheduled for the end of June.  All relevant costs are covered.
This internship will include meetings, distribution of the Enlargement questionnaire, preparation of the National Citizens’ Consultations, and participation at theViennaevaluation meeting.
Internship is open only to citizens of the 7 Western Balkans countries, interested in and knowledge of EU policies, particularly enlargement, with good organisational and communication skills, readiness to work in a team, a CSO background, 18-35 years old and good knowledge of English.
Interns will spend two weeks in Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia or Slovenia from 11-25 June 2012. The last commitment will be the participation at the evaluation meeting in Vienna on 25 June 2012.
Interns will be places in one of these organisations: Austria: Svijet nevladinih organizacija, Hungary: European House, Italy: ARCI, Romania: Pro Democracy Association, Slovakia: Slovak Foreign Policy Association i Slovenia: Centre for Information Service, Co-operation and Development of NGOs (CNVOS).
Internship covers: accommodation, meals, local travel, insurance and other incidental costs during the internship and the evaluating meeting in Vienna; lost-cost trip to the host country; trip to Vienna for the evaluation meeting and return home.
You can apply by sending your Europass format CV and written contribution (up to 500 words) on your motivation. Send your application to info@civiltrustbuilding.eu with the subject line “Civil Trust Building – 2012 Internship”. Only applications received by 18 May 2012 will be accepted. Selected interns will be informed by 23 May 2012. For more information on the project please visit www.civiltrustbuilding.eu


INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "TARGET: ORIENTEERING, TRAINING AND JOB UPGRADING”. Varese (I) 2-5 May 2012

To develop new educational tools and training activities to support young people’s personal and professional development needs in order to access the labour market and their develop entrepreneurship competences. This was the main objective of an international seminar on Non Formal Education For Youth Employability which took place in Varese (2 – 5 May 2012).

The seminar was organised by Kaleidoscopio-Project Factory(Italy) and Inter-Accion(Spain). The event brought together 18 participants, most of them came from the non-governmental youth sector, but there were also government representatives and researchers in the youth field attending the seminar.
ALDA as an active partner in the coalition participated in the event with two representatives. Tommaso Dalla Vecchia and Seblewerk Dereje Edetie were actively involved in all the activities. They presented a workshop on the CITIZENS PANEL, which is one of the main ALDA’s innovative methodology to enhance citizens active participation and to promote the dialogue between the ordinary citizens and the institutions of the EU. Furthermore Marco Boaria, Resource and development unit coordinator of ALDA, presented to all participants the commission programme “EUROPE FOR CITIZENS” and encouraged the attending organisations to apply for this unique funding opportunity.
The project was successfully implemented. In the first day, participants took part in training course where they knew the project and specially the Youth in Action Programme. In the second day different workshops was organised by representatives of different organisations and local authorities active in youth employability projects. It was one of the best examples to learn how to search for partners and to use different tools to establish networks with other organisations and local authorities. In addition, participants shared good practices and used their knowledge to start initiatives that will lead to future projects. In the same day all participants had a great opportunity to be involved in a cultural evening organised by the hosting country. In the last day, the final evaluation meeting was held to discuss the final contents. The strong points recognised by most of the participants were better knowledge about the Europe for citizens programme, improved dialogue between different stakeholders and great opportunities to make positive change in the different countries.
As next concrete steps of the project, the international seminar “Itinere” will take place from 12th-15th of June in Cartagena (Region of Munica-Spain). This seminar will have the same focus on the topic in order to reinforce the developed strategy and strengthen the cooperation.
For more information please visit this website http://www.target2012.eu

To develop new educational tools and training activities to support young people’s personal and professional development needs in order to access the labour market and their develop entrepreneurship competences. This was the main objective of an international seminar on Non Formal Education For Youth Employability which took place in Varese (2 – 5 May 2012).

The seminar was organised by Kaleidoscopio-Project Factory(Italy) and Inter-Accion(Spain). The event brought together 18 participants, most of them came from the non-governmental youth sector, but there were also government representatives and researchers in the youth field attending the seminar.
ALDA as an active partner in the coalition participated in the event with two representatives. Tommaso Dalla Vecchia and Seblewerk Dereje Edetie were actively involved in all the activities. They presented a workshop on the CITIZENS PANEL, which is one of the main ALDA’s innovative methodology to enhance citizens active participation and to promote the dialogue between the ordinary citizens and the institutions of the EU. Furthermore Marco Boaria, Resource and development unit coordinator of ALDA, presented to all participants the commission programme “EUROPE FOR CITIZENS” and encouraged the attending organisations to apply for this unique funding opportunity.
The project was successfully implemented. In the first day, participants took part in training course where they knew the project and specially the Youth in Action Programme. In the second day different workshops was organised by representatives of different organisations and local authorities active in youth employability projects. It was one of the best examples to learn how to search for partners and to use different tools to establish networks with other organisations and local authorities. In addition, participants shared good practices and used their knowledge to start initiatives that will lead to future projects. In the same day all participants had a great opportunity to be involved in a cultural evening organised by the hosting country. In the last day, the final evaluation meeting was held to discuss the final contents. The strong points recognised by most of the participants were better knowledge about the Europe for citizens programme, improved dialogue between different stakeholders and great opportunities to make positive change in the different countries.
As next concrete steps of the project, the international seminar “Itinere” will take place from 12th-15th of June in Cartagena (Region of Munica-Spain). This seminar will have the same focus on the topic in order to reinforce the developed strategy and strengthen the cooperation.
For more information please visit this website http://www.target2012.eu


LDA NIS WORKSHOP: “PERSONAL HISTORIES”. Nis , 10-13 May 2012

Between 10th and 13th of May, Association “Tavolo Trenitno con i Balcani” and LDA Nis will organize a workshop for the partners on the project: “Memories & Conflict Elaboration “.
LDA Nis will host colleagues from LDAs Peja/Pec, Kosovo, and Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kraljevo and Nis and Tavolo Trenitno con i Balcani from Italy.

During the two day workshop a strategy for dissemination of the documentary „Public history like private history“ will be defined. This documentary was produced with the purpose to tell and give voice to personal histories and experiences of the people from the Balkans related to some of the major events that marked the common history of the region of the last decades.
Project „Memories and Conflict Elaboration“ has been realized with the support of Provincia Autonoma di Trento and under the coordination of Association “Tavolo Trentino con I Balcani”.

Between 10th and 13th of May, Association “Tavolo Trenitno con i Balcani” and LDA Nis will organize a workshop for the partners on the project: “Memories & Conflict Elaboration “.
LDA Nis will host colleagues from LDAs Peja/Pec, Kosovo, and Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kraljevo and Nis and Tavolo Trenitno con i Balcani from Italy.

During the two day workshop a strategy for dissemination of the documentary „Public history like private history“ will be defined. This documentary was produced with the purpose to tell and give voice to personal histories and experiences of the people from the Balkans related to some of the major events that marked the common history of the region of the last decades.
Project „Memories and Conflict Elaboration“ has been realized with the support of Provincia Autonoma di Trento and under the coordination of Association “Tavolo Trentino con I Balcani”.


A PUBLIC DEBATE ON “EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND YOUTH” CELEBRATED THE EUROPE DAY IN PEJA/PEC (KOSOVO).

A public debate with the topic “European Integration and Youth”, took place in Peja/Pec, on occasion of the “Europe Day”.
It was organized for the youth of the city  by the Local Democracy Agency of Kosovo in cooperation with the Municipality of Peja/Pec, Directorate for Culture Youth and Sports.

In the discussion panel have been invited Mrs.Arbresha Nallbani President of Peja/Pec Municipality Assembly, Mr.Sali Kelmendi former chief of the office of Eu integration department in the municipality of Peja/Pec, Mrs.Lemane Hatashi Director of EURED and Elbert Krasniqi, Delegate of LDA Kosovo.
The conclusion of the debate has been to coordinate the activities of Local authorities, of LDAK and other NGOs with the aim to create more opportunities for the youth of the city in order to have a participative role in all fields of life also in the process of EU integration.

A public debate with the topic “European Integration and Youth”, took place in Peja/Pec, on occasion of the “Europe Day”.
It was organized for the youth of the city  by the Local Democracy Agency of Kosovo in cooperation with the Municipality of Peja/Pec, Directorate for Culture Youth and Sports.

In the discussion panel have been invited Mrs.Arbresha Nallbani President of Peja/Pec Municipality Assembly, Mr.Sali Kelmendi former chief of the office of Eu integration department in the municipality of Peja/Pec, Mrs.Lemane Hatashi Director of EURED and Elbert Krasniqi, Delegate of LDA Kosovo.
The conclusion of the debate has been to coordinate the activities of Local authorities, of LDAK and other NGOs with the aim to create more opportunities for the youth of the city in order to have a participative role in all fields of life also in the process of EU integration.


ALDA VIT PROJECT: A WORKSHOP ON AGEING AND SOCIAL SERVICES IN TIRANA(9-10 May 2012)

The Albanian Association of Municipalities will organise a two-days international konferencija entitled “The Role of the Local Government Authorities Units in Offering Social Services – Ageing” in Tirana on 9th and 10th May 2012.
Theconference is part of the project VIT- Very important twinning, Volunteering in town.

Vit project aims at creating a platform involving different types of stakeholders for debate, action and reflection on how citizens may enhance governance in Europe. At the same time, the project aims at revitalizing existing town-twinning relations of the partner towns and initiate new twinning.
The first day will focus on presentation by representatives of national and local government on strategies developed at their level to provide to elderly good social services and to give them opportunities to stay active in the society. During the second day, speakers will share best practices on Active Ageing and will discuss on the role of Civil Society regarding elderly.

The Albanian Association of Municipalities will organise a two-days international konferencija entitled “The Role of the Local Government Authorities Units in Offering Social Services – Ageing” in Tirana on 9th and 10th May 2012.
Theconference is part of the project VIT- Very important twinning, Volunteering in town.

Vit project aims at creating a platform involving different types of stakeholders for debate, action and reflection on how citizens may enhance governance in Europe. At the same time, the project aims at revitalizing existing town-twinning relations of the partner towns and initiate new twinning.
The first day will focus on presentation by representatives of national and local government on strategies developed at their level to provide to elderly good social services and to give them opportunities to stay active in the society. During the second day, speakers will share best practices on Active Ageing and will discuss on the role of Civil Society regarding elderly.


SEMINAR ON TOURISM AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN BALKANS. Tetovo(MK) 10 - 11 May 2012

The Pays Vichy Auvergne and ALDA organise on 10th and 11th May 2012 a seminar on Tourism and outdoor activities in Balkans, that will take place in in Tetovo (Macedonia). The event is promoted within the multilateral programme of decentralized cooperation France-Balkans.

Based on the idea that Balkans have a lot of assets to become a well-known tourist destination in the field of tourism and outdoor activities, the event aims at giving to participants a maximum of elements to identify their role in tourism activities development. It will also be an occasion to exchange ideas and projects about concrete actions led in the Balkans to improve the situation in the touristic offer to tourists from Balkans and European countries.

The Pays Vichy Auvergne and ALDA organise on 10th and 11th May 2012 a seminar on Tourism and outdoor activities in Balkans, that will take place in in Tetovo (Macedonia).The event is promoted within the multilateral programme of decentralized cooperation France-Balkans.

Based on the idea that Balkans have a lot of assets to become a well-known tourist destination in the field of tourism and outdoors activities, the event aims at giving to participants a maximum of elements to identify their role in tourism activities development. It will also be an occasion to exchange ideas and projects about concrete actions led in the Balkans to improve the situation in the touristic offer to tourists from Balkans and European countries.


SERBIAN ELECTIONS: THE CONTINUITY ON THE PATH TO EU INTEGRATION SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN ENSURED

After the general elections held yesterday in Serbia – the continuity on the path to EU integration seems to have been ensured. According to the provisional results published by the Centre for free election and democracy (http://www.cesid.org/) the two presidential candidates Boris Tadis (DS) and Tomislav Nikolic (Serbian Progress Party) will run for the second round scheduled for 20th May.

The current coalition composed of DS (22,3%)  Socialist Party (14,7%) United regions (5,4%) will have a new opportunity to form the government also joined with their traditional allies – ethnic minority parties.
As compared with 2008.(60,7%), the turnout was just a little lower (59,1%),  while Tadic’s Democratic party won the majority in the capital city Belgrade and in the region of Vojvodina, despite a relatively lower turnout of around 45 %. It is expected that the new government will be formed in the next three months.

After the general elections held yesterday in Serbia – the continuity on the path to EU integration seems to have been ensured. According to the provisional results published by the Centre for free election and democracy (http://www.cesid.org/) the two presidential candidates Boris Tadis (DS) and Tomislav Nikolic (Serbian Progress Party) will run for the second round scheduled for 20th May.

The current coalition composed of DS (22,3%)  Socialist Party (14,7%) United regions (5,4%) will have a new opportunity to form the government also joined with their traditional allies – ethnic minority parties.
As compared with 2008.(60,7%), the turnout was just a little lower (59,1%),  while Tadic’s Democratic party won the majority in the capital city Belgrade and in the region of Vojvodina, despite a relatively lower turnout of around 45 %. It is expected that the new government will be formed in the next three months.


ALDA'S TIC-TAC PROJECT: THE LOCAL INFO-DAYS, ORGANISED BY PARTNERS, FROM ALBANIA TO IRELAND

The ALDA project TIC-TAC (Training, Information, Cooperation – Towards Active Citizenship) is deeply entering in its second step with the organisation by partners of numerous local Info-days during the following month.

These local Info-days aim at fostering active citizenship at local level and at increasing the visibility of the Europe for Citizens Programme and disseminating its measures, benefits and working perspectives among local stakeholders. The organizators, which are all TIC-TAC partners, will share what they learned in Brussels during the training session in March with participants of the Info-day and encourage them to use the Europe for Citizens project as a tool for their future activities.
After the event organised in Bratsislava by the Union of Towns and Cities in Slovakia, in co-operation with ALDA and City Bratislava, on 21st April 2012, and the event promoted on 5th May in Osijek, Croatia, where the Local Democracy Agency Osijek organised different activities as questionnaire for citizens, communication with citizens, dissemination of material, processing of feedback from citizens, fiveadditonal Info-days are planned:
– on 11th May in Ireland. Theevent will be organised by Leafair Community Association.
– on 17th May inRubick, Albania: The Association of Albanian Municipalities (AAM) will organise in cooperation with the City of Rubick a one day event in Rubick during the Saint “Buemi” Day. The Info-day will be dedicated to the presentation of the project TIC-TAC and different activities (workshop, study visits, cultural animation) regarding the cultural traditions of the region and the European cultural heritage.
– 22th May in Denmark(almost confirmed). The event will be organised by the Municipality of Vejle.
– 1st June in Sofia, Bulgaria (almost confirmed). The event will be organised by the Association of European Partnership in cooperation with the Municiaplity of Sofia.
– Mid of June (exact dates to be confirmed) in Skopje and in Valandovo, Macedonia. Two events will be organised by the Center for Institutional Development (CIRa).

The ALDA project TIC-TAC (Training, Information, Cooperation – Towards Active Citizenship) is deeply entering in its second step with the organisation by partners of numerous local Info-days during the following month.

These local Info-days aim at fostering active citizenship at local level and at increasing the visibility of the Europe for Citizens Programme and disseminating its measures, benefits and working perspectives among local stakeholders. The organizators, which are all TIC-TAC partners, will share what they learned in Brussels during the training session in March with participants of the Info-day and encourage them to use the Europe for Citizens project as a tool for their future activities.
After the event organised in Bratsislava by the Union of Towns and Cities in Slovakia, in co-operation with ALDA and City Bratislava, on 21st April 2012, and the event promoted on 5th May in Osijek, Croatia, where the Local Democracy Agency Osijek organised different activities as questionnaire for citizens, communication with citizens, dissemination of material, processing of feedback from citizens, fiveadditonal Info-days are planned:
– on 11th May in Ireland. Theevent will be organised by Leafair Community Association.
– on 17th May inRubick, Albania: The Association of Albanian Municipalities (AAM) will organise in cooperation with the City of Rubick a one day event in Rubick during the Saint “Buemi” Day. The Info-day will be dedicated to the presentation of the project TIC-TAC and different activities (workshop, study visits, cultural animation) regarding the cultural traditions of the region and the European cultural heritage.
– 22th May in Denmark(almost confirmed). The event will be organised by the Municipality of Vejle.
– 1st June in Sofia, Bulgaria (almost confirmed). The event will be organised by the Association of European Partnership in cooperation with the Municiaplity of Sofia.
– Mid of June (exact dates to be confirmed) in Skopje and in Valandovo, Macedonia. Two events will be organised by the Center for Institutional Development (CIRa).


LOCAL DEMOCRACY AGENCIES – MARKING THE DAY OF EUROPE. 9th of May

On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. Today the 9th of May, the “Europe Day”, has become a European symbol and the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and European peoples closer to one another.
The Local Democracy Agencies marked 9th of May by organizing different public events in their local communities to help increase the level of information on different aspects of EU integration.

This year particular focus was on youth and EU active citizenship, while also during the week a wide range of cultural programmes promoting the co-operation links with EU counterparts was organized in the cities all across the Western Balkans. In Croatia – LDA Verteneglio, Sisak and Osijek organised cultural events gathering young people and volunteers, quiz for the secondary school students, public debates gathering citizens from all sections of local community.
Marking the Day of Europe has become a part of regular annual activities of the LDA-s in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Serbia, taking place in Zavidovici, Mostar, Prijedor, Subotica and Nis.
During the week LDA Mostar organised a series of local events gathering citizens of diverse ethnic background to promote good local neighbors’ days, in Subotica a public round table on interculturalism and good governance took place and the public NGO fair organized with the support of EU Delegation in Serbia took place in the main city square.

On the 9th of May 1950, Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe, indispensable to the maintenance of peaceful relations. Today the 9th of May, the “Europe Day”, has become a European symbol and the occasion for activities and festivities that bring Europe closer to its citizens and European peoples closer to one another.
The Local Democracy Agencies marked 9th of May by organizing different public events in their local communities to help increase the level of information on different aspects of EU integration.

This year particular focus was on youth and EU active citizenship, while also during the week a wide range of cultural programmes promoting the co-operation links with EU counterparts was organized in the cities all across the Western Balkans. In Croatia – LDA Verteneglio, Sisak and Osijek organised cultural events gathering young people and volunteers, quiz for the secondary school students, public debates gathering citizens from all sections of local community.
Marking the Day of Europe has become a part of regular annual activities of the LDA-s in Bosnia and Herzegovina and in Serbia, taking place in Zavidovici, Mostar, Prijedor, Subotica and Nis.
During the week LDA Mostar organised a series of local events gathering citizens of diverse ethnic background to promote good local neighbors’ days, in Subotica a public round table on interculturalism and good governance took place and the public NGO fair organized with the support of EU Delegation in Serbia took place in the main city square.