End of the project TOYS - TOlerance in Youth Sport in Mesagne, Italy

The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA), in strong cooperation with the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute (ISBEM) and ASD Mesagne Volley successfully completed the EU project TOlerance in Youth Sport – TOYS that took place in Apulia Region from 12 to 19 January.

The international training, granted by the European Commission under the programme Youth in Action, brought together 47 participants from 9 different countries in wider Europe. The aim of the activity was to share good practices on how to tackle racism and discrimination in sport by promoting social inclusion and integration, volunteering and active citizenship among young people.

TOYS was an opportunity to provide the participants with new skills and ideas on how to increase the quality and capacity of youth work when dealing with racism and tolerance in youth sport. The activity was also an occasion for widely showcasing the new 2014-2020 programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus+, as well as for triggering debate on the European Parliament elections in May 2014. A wide dissemination trough local medias such as the Mesagne web journal as well as national TV channels as Rai 3 was key to ensure a strong impact on the whole Region.

Television media

TV Norba

Studio 100

Rai 3

Radios

IDEA (Local radio from Mesagne)

Listen the interview

Na liniji

Mesagnesera

Brindisi Report

Disti blog

Mesagne.net & Mesagne.net

Newspapers

Gazzettino di Brindisi

Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno Brindisi

To see more pictures visit our Facebook stranica

The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA), in strong cooperation with the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute (ISBEM) and ASD Mesagne Volley successfully completed the EU project TOlerance in Youth Sport – TOYS that took place in Apulia Region from 12 to 19 January.

The international training, granted by the European Commission under the programme Youth in Action, brought together 47 participants from 9 different countries in wider Europe. The aim of the activity was to share good practices on how to tackle racism and discrimination in sport by promoting social inclusion and integration, volunteering and active citizenship among young people.

TOYS was an opportunity to provide the participants with new skills and ideas on how to increase the quality and capacity of youth work when dealing with racism and tolerance in youth sport. The activity was also an occasion for widely showcasing the new 2014-2020 programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus+, as well as for triggering debate on the European Parliament elections in May 2014. A wide dissemination trough local medias such as the Mesagne web journal as well as national TV channels as Rai 3 was key to ensure a strong impact on the whole Region.

Television media

TV Norba

Studio 100

Rai 3

Radios

IDEA (Local radio from Mesagne)

Listen the interview

Na liniji

Mesagnesera

Brindisi Report

Disti blog

Mesagne.net & Mesagne.net

Newspapers

Gazzettino di Brindisi

Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno Brindisi

To see more pictures visit our Facebook stranica


POPEYE: an educational activity successfully implemented in Mesagne, Italy

ISBEM – Istituto Scientifico Biomedico Euro Mediterraneo, with the coordinative support of ALDA as leading partner, successfully concluded the educational activity within the framework of the project POPEYE. The event took place in Mesagne from 19 to 20 January 2014 and was attended by more than 30 young participants aged 15-25, mainly coming from rural areas and interested in organic production and youth engagement.

The objective of the activity is twofold: the two days’ seminar held on 19-20 January, aimed to educate the participants in active citizenship, with a particular focus on their potential role in contributing to rural development and environmental sustainability at a local level. Three days’ ICT training will be held on 31 January and 1-2 February in order to equip the participants with web designing and web management skills and make them familiar with digital mapping software such as MapsMarker.

Prof. Alessandro Distante and Prisco Piscitelli, main figures within ISBEM, welcomed the participants and let the floor to Aldo Xhani, project manager of ALDA, to kick-off the training session. The activity provided the participants with concrete inputs by experts such as Bruno Del Monte, Carla Quaranta, Prof. Giuseppe Altieri as well as renowned organic farmers in the territory such as Domenico Andresano and Mattia Pantaleoni. Through a participative methodology, participants exchanged ideas and experiences in two different working groups: “Environmental problems of our territory and our solutions” and “How to develop a sustainable rural development and how to raise young people’s awareness”. The activity was also an occasion to debate with the speakers and eventually define the action plan on how to map organic farmers on the ground.

The participants had also the opportunity of being informed about the Erasmus + programme and of its measures. The debates were eased by name games and group building activities that were key to create strong bonds among participants.

For further information visit the website of the project POPEYE

ISBEM – Istituto Scientifico Biomedico Euro Mediterraneo, with the coordinative support of ALDA as leading partner, successfully concluded the educational activity within the framework of the project POPEYE. The event took place in Mesagne from 19 to 20 January 2014 and was attended by more than 30 young participants aged 15-25, mainly coming from rural areas and interested in organic production and youth engagement.

The objective of the activity is twofold: the two days’ seminar held on 19-20 January, aimed to educate the participants in active citizenship, with a particular focus on their potential role in contributing to rural development and environmental sustainability at a local level. Three days’ ICT training will be held on 31 January and 1-2 February in order to equip the participants with web designing and web management skills and make them familiar with digital mapping software such as MapsMarker.

Prof. Alessandro Distante and Prisco Piscitelli, main figures within ISBEM, welcomed the participants and let the floor to Aldo Xhani, project manager of ALDA, to kick-off the training session. The activity provided the participants with concrete inputs by experts such as Bruno Del Monte, Carla Quaranta, Prof. Giuseppe Altieri as well as renowned organic farmers in the territory such as Domenico Andresano and Mattia Pantaleoni. Through a participative methodology, participants exchanged ideas and experiences in two different working groups: “Environmental problems of our territory and our solutions” and “How to develop a sustainable rural development and how to raise young people’s awareness”. The activity was also an occasion to debate with the speakers and eventually define the action plan on how to map organic farmers on the ground.

The participants had also the opportunity of being informed about the Erasmus + programme and of its measures. The debates were eased by name games and group building activities that were key to create strong bonds among participants.

For further information visit the website of the project POPEYE


Social entrepreneurs: a call to re-act!

The Strasbourg Declaration: A horizontal dialogue between social entrepreneurs and European institutions

After the 2011 Social Business Initiative a real European community of social entrepreneurs emerged, as shown by the unique and inspiring meeting in Strasbourg. I hope the community will keep growing, also  with the support of EU funds, and that social entrepreneurs will support each other and spread know-how across countries, so we that achieve inclusive growth in line with the Europe 2020 vision"
Commissioner László Andor

The International conference “Social Entrepreneurs – HAVE YOUR SAY” focused on the future possible engagement of social entrepreneurs as a vehicle for social and economic cohesion.

Social enterprises offer a model for 21st century business that balances financial, cultural, social and environmental needs. Governments and public bodies have started to recognize the power of social entrepreneurs as agents of change, as individuals and as group who are passionate about improving the lives of people and communities. It has emerged that there is the necessity to work at European as well as at national level to encourage the improvement of the social economy system which should be complementary and not substitutive of the traditional economic system.

The Commission ensures that its commitment to create an eco-system for social enterprise is mainstreamed in its policies; it is clear European institution must work in partnership with the social and enterprise sector, Member states, regional and local authorities in fully supporting the growth of social enterprises.

Biljana Zasova, Senior Programmes Coordinator, and Clara Camerlingo, Project Manager Assistant, represented ALDA association at the international event.

More information:

See the website and sign the Strasbourg declaration (in French)

Read the Strasbourg declaration (in French, .pdf)

The Strasbourg Declaration: A horizontal dialogue between social entrepreneurs and European institutions

After the 2011 Social Business Initiative a real European community of social entrepreneurs emerged, as shown by the unique and inspiring meeting in Strasbourg. I hope the community will keep growing, also  with the support of EU funds, and that social entrepreneurs will support each other and spread know-how across countries, so we that achieve inclusive growth in line with the Europe 2020 vision"
Commissioner László Andor

The International conference “Social Entrepreneurs – HAVE YOUR SAY” focused on the future possible engagement of social entrepreneurs as a vehicle for social and economic cohesion.

Social enterprises offer a model for 21st century business that balances financial, cultural, social and environmental needs. Governments and public bodies have started to recognize the power of social entrepreneurs as agents of change, as individuals and as group who are passionate about improving the lives of people and communities. It has emerged that there is the necessity to work at European as well as at national level to encourage the improvement of the social economy system which should be complementary and not substitutive of the traditional economic system.

The Commission ensures that its commitment to create an eco-system for social enterprise is mainstreamed in its policies; it is clear European institution must work in partnership with the social and enterprise sector, Member states, regional and local authorities in fully supporting the growth of social enterprises.

Biljana Zasova, Senior Programmes Coordinator, and Clara Camerlingo, Project Manager Assistant, represented ALDA association at the international event.

More information:

See the website and sign the Strasbourg declaration (in French)

Read the Strasbourg declaration (in French, .pdf)


RePlaY booklet – The Active Ageing European Booklet is now available!

The RePlaY booklet is available in all the partners’ languages in a designer version – a printed and digital version!

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Already disseminated during the info day in Valenciennes (France) organised by ALDA, as well as in the other info days, the booklet has been realised in 10 different languages: the languages of all the partners which are participating to RePlaY project, which will be concluded on 31 January 2014.

The booklet contains a collection of best practices concerning active ageing, intergenerational dialogue and active citizenship of senior citizens, the presentation of the new Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020 and guidelines and tips for future applicant on how to develop a good project.

Here you are the RePlaY Project Website

Here you can read the French Version of the Booklet (pdf)

RePlaY (Re-Plan- Years 2014-2020) is a one-year project (Europe for citizens – action 1, Measure 2.2) that aims to enforce the role of older and senior citizens in active participation in the EU civic and democratic process. It brings together 11 organisations from all over Europe in order to stimulate EU cooperation in the field of active ageing and European citizenship projects. Active ageing, intergenerational dialogue, active citizenship of seniors, new Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020.

The RePlaY booklet is available in all the partners’ languages in a designer version – a printed and digital version!

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Already disseminated during the info day in Valenciennes (France) organised by ALDA, as well as in the other info days, the booklet has been realised in 10 different languages: the languages of all the partners which are participating to RePlaY project, which will be concluded on 31 January 2014.

The booklet contains a collection of best practices concerning active ageing, intergenerational dialogue and active citizenship of senior citizens, the presentation of the new Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020 and guidelines and tips for future applicant on how to develop a good project.

Here you are the RePlaY Project Website

Here you can read the French Version of the Booklet (pdf)

RePlaY (Re-Plan- Years 2014-2020) is a one-year project (Europe for citizens – action 1, Measure 2.2) that aims to enforce the role of older and senior citizens in active participation in the EU civic and democratic process. It brings together 11 organisations from all over Europe in order to stimulate EU cooperation in the field of active ageing and European citizenship projects. Active ageing, intergenerational dialogue, active citizenship of seniors, new Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020.


European citizens discuss local needs on health and environment within the project COHEIRS

The “implementing partners” of the project COHEIRS, from 8 different countries in wider Europe (Italy, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta, Slovenia and Albania) set up citizens’ panels at local level to discuss their territories’ needs in terms of health and environment.

Busy weeks are ahead of all partners: on 24 January, the Italian Institute ISBEM will organise the 3rd workshop in Rome, at the Permanent Italian Delegation to the European Commission, which will also kick-off the  first “Forum Cittadinanza, Salute e Ambiente”. ALDA Director Antonella Valmorbida will intervene among the speakers. The event has the Adesione of the President of the Italian Republic, and the Patrocinio of Roma Capitale.

On 28 January, the third workshop organized by the Council of Birgu, in Malta, will take place. Its focus is “The quality of air around us”. The following days, 30 and 31 January, Sofia will host the first two workshops promoted by the Bulgarian association IDA network. Topics of the debate will include “What we eat and how we cultivate it?”, “What H2O we are drinking and how we treat it?”, “The air that we breath”.

During the workshops the participants, citizens who are not particularly engaged in public life, will debate their opinions and suggestions, which will be used to elaborate recommendations on environmental topics for local, national, and European authorities.

Keep following our website and social media channels for further updates on all the events related to the project.

The “implementing partners” of the project COHEIRS, from 8 different countries in wider Europe (Italy, Croatia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Malta, Slovenia and Albania) set up citizens’ panels at local level to discuss their territories’ needs in terms of health and environment.

Busy weeks are ahead of all partners: on 24 January, the Italian Institute ISBEM will organise the 3rd workshop in Rome, at the Permanent Italian Delegation to the European Commission, which will also kick-off the  first “Forum Cittadinanza, Salute e Ambiente”. ALDA Director Antonella Valmorbida will intervene among the speakers. The event has the Adesione of the President of the Italian Republic, and the Patrocinio of Roma Capitale.

On 28 January, the third workshop organized by the Council of Birgu, in Malta, will take place. Its focus is “The quality of air around us”. The following days, 30 and 31 January, Sofia will host the first two workshops promoted by the Bulgarian association IDA network. Topics of the debate will include “What we eat and how we cultivate it?”, “What H2O we are drinking and how we treat it?”, “The air that we breath”.

During the workshops the participants, citizens who are not particularly engaged in public life, will debate their opinions and suggestions, which will be used to elaborate recommendations on environmental topics for local, national, and European authorities.

Keep following our website and social media channels for further updates on all the events related to the project.


Internship opportunities in our office in Vicenza

We are looking for two interns for our office in Vicenza:

– Communication Support: who will work closely with ALDA’s Communication Officer to the implementation of the organisation communication strategy. To apply, please send your motivation letter and CV in English to job@aldaintranet.org by 31st January 2014. For other information about the position read our call (.pdf)

– Assistant to the Director’s Office: who will work within the Director’s Office, in Vicenza, Italy. To apply, please send your motivation letter and CV in English to job@aldaintranet.org by 5th February 2014. For other information about the position read our call (.pdf)

We would also like to inform that the selections for two interns for the Project Development Office are over and two trainees have been selected. Only the pre-selected candidates have been contacted, while we are not in the position to inform personally all those who have participated and have not been selected.

We wish you good luck with your professional future and we invite you to take a look at our website, should some interesting opportunities arise.

We are looking for two interns for our office in Vicenza:

– Communication Support: who will work closely with ALDA’s Communication Officer to the implementation of the organisation communication strategy. To apply, please send your motivation letter and CV in English to job@aldaintranet.org by 31st January 2014. For other information about the position read our call (.pdf)

– Assistant to the Director’s Office: who will work within the Director’s Office, in Vicenza, Italy. To apply, please send your motivation letter and CV in English to job@aldaintranet.org by 5th February 2014. For other information about the position read our call (.pdf)

We would also like to inform that the selections for two interns for the Project Development Office are over and two trainees have been selected. Only the pre-selected candidates have been contacted, while we are not in the position to inform personally all those who have participated and have not been selected.

We wish you good luck with your professional future and we invite you to take a look at our website, should some interesting opportunities arise.


ALDA at the conference on Social entrepreneurs: Have your say!

ALDA attended the two-days conference ‘Social entrepreneurs: Have your say!’, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the City of Strasbourg and the European Commission.

The main objective of the event is to promote and amplify  social economy in Europe by strenghtening connections  among social actors. More than 2000 participants  represnting NGOs, assoications, and institutions, attended the event.

Lots of interactive  networking instruments were put in place during the conference: the network hub,  to meet potential partners and share ideas, a Twitter wall displaying tweets  posted by participants during the entire conference; graphic visualizers to capture the key highlights into graphics; the word café area for free discussion.

Biljana Zasova, Senior Programmes Coordinator, and Clara Camerlingo, Project Manager Assistant, represented the association at the international event.

ALDA attended the two-days conference ‘Social entrepreneurs: Have your say!’, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee in cooperation with the City of Strasbourg and the European Commission.

The main objective of the event is to promote and amplify  social economy in Europe by strenghtening connections  among social actors. More than 2000 participants  represnting NGOs, assoications, and institutions, attended the event.

Lots of interactive  networking instruments were put in place during the conference: the network hub,  to meet potential partners and share ideas, a Twitter wall displaying tweets  posted by participants during the entire conference; graphic visualizers to capture the key highlights into graphics; the word café area for free discussion.

Biljana Zasova, Senior Programmes Coordinator, and Clara Camerlingo, Project Manager Assistant, represented the association at the international event.


Democracy is freedom of information: The European Initiative for Media Pluralism

Sign to protect media freedom!

European Alternatives i Alliance Internationale de Journalistes have been working since 2010 towards the establishment of a European Initiative for Media Pluralism, a coalition promoting the idea that European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information.

The European Initiative for Media Pluralism, supported by ALDA, brings together nearly one hundred organisations, media, and professional bodies from throughout the continent running a European Citizens Initiative, a tool of transnational participatory democracy allowing at least one million citizens in at least 7 EU member states to present directly to the European Commission a legislative proposal.

The Initiative demands to the European Commission to draft a Directive on media pluralism containing: a) effective legislation to avoid concentration of ownership in the media and advertisement sectors; b) guaranteed independence of supervisory bodies from political power; c) definition of conflict of interests to avoid media moguls occupying high political office; d) monitoring systems to regularly check the health and independence of the media in member states.

Izvršna European Initiative for Media Pluralism has received broad support from the cultural, academic, and political world. But most important of all, it aims to mobilise citizens from throughout Europe to stand up and demand that the European institutions show their commitment to fundamental rights and civil liberties, even when member states increasingly fail to do so.

Join us and protect Media Pluralism in Europe

Sign to protect media freedom!

European Alternatives i Alliance Internationale de Journalistes have been working since 2010 towards the establishment of a European Initiative for Media Pluralism, a coalition promoting the idea that European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information.

The European Initiative for Media Pluralism, supported by ALDA, brings together nearly one hundred organisations, media, and professional bodies from throughout the continent running a European Citizens Initiative, a tool of transnational participatory democracy allowing at least one million citizens in at least 7 EU member states to present directly to the European Commission a legislative proposal.

The Initiative demands to the European Commission to draft a Directive on media pluralism containing: a) effective legislation to avoid concentration of ownership in the media and advertisement sectors; b) guaranteed independence of supervisory bodies from political power; c) definition of conflict of interests to avoid media moguls occupying high political office; d) monitoring systems to regularly check the health and independence of the media in member states.

Izvršna European Initiative for Media Pluralism has received broad support from the cultural, academic, and political world. But most important of all, it aims to mobilise citizens from throughout Europe to stand up and demand that the European institutions show their commitment to fundamental rights and civil liberties, even when member states increasingly fail to do so.

Join us and protect Media Pluralism in Europe


Corso di specializzazione post-lauream Azione Locale Partecipata e Sviluppo Urbano Sostenibile (Alpsus), Venezia

Ssono disponibili ancora alcuni posti per l’iscrizione al corso di specializzazione post-lauream Azione Locale Partecipata e Sviluppo Urbano Sostenibile (Alpsus) – XIII edizione, organizzato dall’Università IUAV di Venezia, in collaborazione con Dastu – Politecnico di Milano. Il corso ha il patrocinio di ANCI e Agenda 21 Locale.

Il corso è rivolto in particolare a tecnici, funzionari e dirigenti delle pubbliche amministrazioni o di società private, professionisti, operatori del mondo della cooperazione e giovani neo-laureati, che desiderino arricchire le proprie conoscenze sui metodi per progettare, valutare, attuare politiche e servizi secondo un approccio partecipativo.

La domanda di ammissione va presentata entro il 20 gennaio 2014. Il corso si tiene a Venezia, il venerdì e il sabato, con cadenza quindicinale, tra metà febbraio e maggio 2014. Il programma e tutte le informazioni sono disponibili online.

Per le modalità di iscrizione, si prega di contattare il responsabile scientifico (Francesca Gelli: fgelli@iuav.it, 340 4164961) oppure il coordinatore (Andrea Mariotto; mariotto@iuav.it, 348 6906392). Oppure, inviare una mail a: azionelocale@iuav.it, indicando i propri recapiti.

Programma e maggiori informazioni sul corso

Ssono disponibili ancora alcuni posti per l’iscrizione al corso di specializzazione post-lauream Azione Locale Partecipata e Sviluppo Urbano Sostenibile (Alpsus) – XIII edizione, organizzato dall’Università IUAV di Venezia, in collaborazione con Dastu – Politecnico di Milano. Il corso ha il patrocinio di ANCI e Agenda 21 Locale.

Il corso è rivolto in particolare a tecnici, funzionari e dirigenti delle pubbliche amministrazioni o di società private, professionisti, operatori del mondo della cooperazione e giovani neo-laureati, che desiderino arricchire le proprie conoscenze sui metodi per progettare, valutare, attuare politiche e servizi secondo un approccio partecipativo.

La domanda di ammissione va presentata entro il 20 gennaio 2014. Il corso si tiene a Venezia, il venerdì e il sabato, con cadenza quindicinale, tra metà febbraio e maggio 2014. Il programma e tutte le informazioni sono disponibili online.

Per le modalità di iscrizione, si prega di contattare il responsabile scientifico (Francesca Gelli: fgelli@iuav.it, 340 4164961) oppure il coordinatore (Andrea Mariotto; mariotto@iuav.it, 348 6906392). Oppure, inviare una mail a: azionelocale@iuav.it, indicando i propri recapiti.

Programma e maggiori informazioni sul corso


Triggered the debate for the identification of best practices in promoting tolerance among youth – Upcoming news from TOYS!

On Monday, 13 January, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) in cooperation with the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute (ISBEM) and Mesagne Volley officially launched the activities of the project TOYS. The “Convento dei Cappucini” in Mesagne is the centre of this initiative that will also be involving other symbolic territories of the Apulia Region.

Participants were welcomed by Professor Alessandro Distante and Enzo Debonis, respectively Director and Project Manager of ISBEM, as well as from Edina Dzogovic on behalf of ALDA. The group will be followed throughout the week by the local radio of Mesagne “IDEA”. Click here to listen to the kick-off interview released by Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager and coordinator of TOYS.

Monday, 13 was fully dedicated to get to know each other and to remove all potential barriers to communication among representatives of 9 different countries. The initiative is registering a strong involvement and participation of the local citizenship, too. Mr Lino Guglielmi, City Counsellor on Social Services of the Municipality of Mesagne welcomed the participants and the initiative and launched a call to all local youngsters to join the group.

On Tuesday, 14, the group met with the students of the High School “Epifanio Ferdinando”. A group of around 100 participants had therefore the opportunity of attending the presentation of the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus +. It was an occasion for both internationals and locals to get to know more about upcoming opportunities for youth.

The participants gathered in the afternoon to discuss the topic of “sport and European identity and citizenship”. The world café methodology made the whole session very participative and led participants to bring in and share their own experiences and opinions.

In the evening, the world-wide known Italian singer Al Bano welcomed the participants in his own structure. It was a very emotional moment for many of the participants coming from the neighbouring countries of the EU, where Albano’s songs are still welcomed as a vehicle of change towards more democracy.

Stay tuned and follow our activities also today! Local television, press and radio are disseminating the project and its main issues everyday

Stay tuned on ALDA’s Facebook page!

The project is financially supported by the European Union (Youth in Action Program, Action 3 – Sub-Action 3.1).

Toys giovani alla ribalta – Gazzetta de Mezzogiorno 03 gennaio 2014

On Monday, 13 January, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) in cooperation with the Euro Mediterranean Scientific and Biomedical Institute (ISBEM) and Mesagne Volley officially launched the activities of the project TOYS. The “Convento dei Cappucini” in Mesagne is the centre of this initiative that will also be involving other symbolic territories of the Apulia Region.

Participants were welcomed by Professor Alessandro Distante and Enzo Debonis, respectively Director and Project Manager of ISBEM, as well as from Edina Dzogovic on behalf of ALDA. The group will be followed throughout the week by the local radio of Mesagne “IDEA”. Click here to listen to the kick-off interview released by Aldo Xhani, ALDA project manager and coordinator of TOYS.

Monday, 13 was fully dedicated to get to know each other and to remove all potential barriers to communication among representatives of 9 different countries. The initiative is registering a strong involvement and participation of the local citizenship, too. Mr Lino Guglielmi, City Counsellor on Social Services of the Municipality of Mesagne welcomed the participants and the initiative and launched a call to all local youngsters to join the group.

On Tuesday, 14, the group met with the students of the High School “Epifanio Ferdinando”. A group of around 100 participants had therefore the opportunity of attending the presentation of the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus +. It was an occasion for both internationals and locals to get to know more about upcoming opportunities for youth.

The participants gathered in the afternoon to discuss the topic of “sport and European identity and citizenship”. The world café methodology made the whole session very participative and led participants to bring in and share their own experiences and opinions.

In the evening, the world-wide known Italian singer Al Bano welcomed the participants in his own structure. It was a very emotional moment for many of the participants coming from the neighbouring countries of the EU, where Albano’s songs are still welcomed as a vehicle of change towards more democracy.

Stay tuned and follow our activities also today! Local television, press and radio are disseminating the project and its main issues everyday

Stay tuned on ALDA’s Facebook page!

The project is financially supported by the European Union (Youth in Action Program, Action 3 – Sub-Action 3.1).

Toys giovani alla ribalta – Gazzetta de Mezzogiorno 03 gennaio 2014