Croatia joins the European Union

On 1st July Croatia has joined the European Union, becoming its 28th Member State. This is a historic turning point for the country, as well as real evidence of the transformative power of the European Union: torn by conflict only two decades ago, Croatia is now a stable democracy, capable of taking on the obligations of EU membership and of adhering to EU standards.

ALDA marked the day by celebrating in Pula at the reception of guests from friendly regions and cities: its President Oriano Otočan, Head of the Administrative Department for International Cooperation and European Integration of the Region Istria, and its Director Antonella Valmorbida were present.

“Everyone has a dream and our dream has finally come true” said the President of the Region Istria, Valter Flego. “With the motto ‘Istra Without Borders – Istria senza Frontiere’ we have entered the European Union. Accession to the EU is a historic day for Croatia and Istria, and Istrian values will strongly contribute to its unity in diversity”, continued Flego.

The Local Democracy Agency based in the country have also organised initiatives to celebrate a day longed for many years, and marking another milestone in the construction of a more united Europe.

On 1st July Croatia has joined the European Union, becoming its 28th Member State. This is a historic turning point for the country, as well as real evidence of the transformative power of the European Union: torn by conflict only two decades ago, Croatia is now a stable democracy, capable of taking on the obligations of EU membership and of adhering to EU standards.

ALDA marked the day by celebrating in Pula at the reception of guests from friendly regions and cities: its President Oriano Otočan, Head of the Administrative Department for International Cooperation and European Integration of the Region Istria, and its Director Antonella Valmorbida were present.

“Everyone has a dream and our dream has finally come true” said the President of the Region Istria, Valter Flego. “With the motto ‘Istra Without Borders – Istria senza Frontiere’ we have entered the European Union. Accession to the EU is a historic day for Croatia and Istria, and Istrian values will strongly contribute to its unity in diversity”, continued Flego.

The Local Democracy Agency based in the country have also organised initiatives to celebrate a day longed for many years, and marking another milestone in the construction of a more united Europe.


CIVICUS looking for nominations for its new Board of Directors

CIVICUS current board’s mandate is drawing to a close, and the alliance is looking for nominations of members to its board, civil society leaders who will help steer the organisation from the end of 2013 to the end of 2016.

‘CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation’ consists of a group of people and organisations from around the world dedicated to strengthening civil society and citizen action.

ALDA has been a member of CIVICUS since 2011, and since 2012 our Director Antonella Valmorbida is a member of the board.

Deadline for nominations is 28 July. Find here more information on how to make nominations.

CIVICUS current board’s mandate is drawing to a close, and the alliance is looking for nominations of members to its board, civil society leaders who will help steer the organisation from the end of 2013 to the end of 2016.

‘CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation’ consists of a group of people and organisations from around the world dedicated to strengthening civil society and citizen action.

ALDA has been a member of CIVICUS since 2011, and since 2012 our Director Antonella Valmorbida is a member of the board.

Deadline for nominations is 28 July. Find here more information on how to make nominations.