Extraordinary opportunity! Build active citizenship in Europe with ALDA

Following the success from last year, ALDA decided to open the Call for Sub-grant 2015.
The activities and events, which can be funded through this sub-grant must promote the good governance and citizen participation at the local level in Europe, thus contributing to ALDA’s main goals.
All local authorities and civil society organizations are welcome to submit their proposals. The objective of the activities and events is to involve the citizens in EU public affairs, debates and policies and work towards an ever-integrated European Union. The implementation of the activities should take place from 1st October to 31st December 2015.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send the application and all necessary documents by 30th September 2015 to Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme: aldo.xhani@aldaintranet.org.

Following the success from last year, ALDA decided to open the Call for Sub-grant 2015.
The activities and events, which can be funded through this sub-grant must promote the good governance and citizen participation at the local level in Europe, thus contributing to ALDA’s main goals.
All local authorities and civil society organizations are welcome to submit their proposals. The objective of the activities and events is to involve the citizens in EU public affairs, debates and policies and work towards an ever-integrated European Union. The implementation of the activities should take place from 1st October to 31st December 2015.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please send the application and all necessary documents by 30th September 2015 to Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme: aldo.xhani@aldaintranet.org.


On the road with the project « On the footsteps of Albert Londres » - second stop: Bitola

The journey continues for the young protagonists of the fifth edition of the project “On the footsteps of Albert Londres”. After five busy and inspiring days in Skopje, on 5th August the group moved to Bitola (South of Macedonia), one the most important cities for the Eastern Front of the First World War.

On the way to Bitola, the group stopped in Gradsko, which still bears the signs of the Great War. Thanks to help of a local expert, the young reporters could visit the ruins of the German cemetery and railway station and do some reportages on the field.

On 6th, always thanks to the helpful contributions of locals, a part of the group visited the French cemetery in Bitola and the National Park of Pelister, where bloody combats took place between 1916 and 1918. The others went to the hills of Novaci, in the North of Bitola, which is still considered one of the strategic places in the Eastern Front of the Great War for the armies of the Triple Intente. The excursion was the occasion to visit the French trenches and get to know the extreme life conditions in which soldiers were forced to live.

On 7th, the official press conference of the project took place, with the presence of local and national newspapers and media. Besides the young reporters, among the speakers: Ivana Dimitrovska, Head of Office of ALDA branch in Skopje, who presented the work of ALDA and of Cooperation Lower Normandy-Macedonia in the framework of the project; Kaliopa Krivasija Stilinovik, French Hononary Consul in Skopje; Frédéric Prulhiere and Alain Valentini, respectively Vice-president of the Association “On the Footsteps of Albert Londres” and Responsible for the video documentary, who presented the work of Albert Londres in the Balkans, the journey and the objectives of this year project.

Follow the complete journey of our young reporters on the official websites of “Sur les pas d’Albert Londres” and of the Cooperation Lower Normandy– Macedonia!

For further information, please read the press release published in the Macedonian Information Agency

The journey continues for the young protagonists of the fifth edition of the project “On the footsteps of Albert Londres”. After five busy and inspiring days in Skopje, on 5th August the group moved to Bitola (South of Macedonia), one the most important cities for the Eastern Front of the First World War.

On the way to Bitola, the group stopped in Gradsko, which still bears the signs of the Great War. Thanks to help of a local expert, the young reporters could visit the ruins of the German cemetery and railway station and do some reportages on the field.

On 6th, always thanks to the helpful contributions of locals, a part of the group visited the French cemetery in Bitola and the National Park of Pelister, where bloody combats took place between 1916 and 1918. The others went to the hills of Novaci, in the North of Bitola, which is still considered one of the strategic places in the Eastern Front of the Great War for the armies of the Triple Intente. The excursion was the occasion to visit the French trenches and get to know the extreme life conditions in which soldiers were forced to live.

On 7th, the official press conference of the project took place, with the presence of local and national newspapers and media. Besides the young reporters, among the speakers: Ivana Dimitrovska, Head of Office of ALDA branch in Skopje, who presented the work of ALDA and of Cooperation Lower Normandy-Macedonia in the framework of the project; Kaliopa Krivasija Stilinovik, French Hononary Consul in Skopje; Frédéric Prulhiere and Alain Valentini, respectively Vice-president of the Association “On the Footsteps of Albert Londres” and Responsible for the video documentary, who presented the work of Albert Londres in the Balkans, the journey and the objectives of this year project.

Follow the complete journey of our young reporters on the official websites of “Sur les pas d’Albert Londres” and of the Cooperation Lower Normandy– Macedonia!

For further information, please read the press release published in the Macedonian Information Agency


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Discovering Macedonia with the project “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” – first stop: Skopje

On 5th August, the first part of the adventure of the 12 young reporters of “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” project ended in Skopje.

Following the investigations by the French journalist Albert Londres, the group spent five days in the capital city of Macedonia, where they had the chance to discover its beauties, as well as its history and protagonists of past and present time.

On Sunday 2nd August, the team of professional journalists organized a series of workshop in order to train the young participants on the different events taking place during the journey. In the afternoon, the group attended the official ceremony for the Macedonian National Day of Krushevo Republic – Ilinden – with the presence of the Prime Minister.

On Monday, the participants had the occasion to discover the city thanks to the helpful contribution of locals, and did reportage of the city under the form of a “post card”.

Finally, on Tuesday, some of the young reporters visited the National Film Library and interviewed Jordan Plevnesh, editor of the Visual Art University of Skopje (ESRA) and former Macedonian Ambassador in France, who presented the influences of the work of Manaki brothers on Macedonian cinema. At the same time, the other participants visited the French cemetery in Skopje, which represented was the occasion to shoot a video about the French soldiers who died in the Eastern Front of the First World War.The visit represented the opportunity, not only to better understand what happened during the War, but also to laid a wreath on the monument dedicated to the soldiers.

On 5th August, the first part of the adventure of the 12 young reporters of “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” project ended in Skopje.

Following the investigations by the French journalist Albert Londres, the group spent five days in the capital city of Macedonia, where they had the chance to discover its beauties, as well as its history and protagonists of past and present time.

On Sunday 2nd August, the team of professional journalists organized a series of workshop in order to train the young participants on the different events taking place during the journey. In the afternoon, the group attended the official ceremony for the Macedonian National Day of Krushevo Republic – Ilinden – with the presence of the Prime Minister.

On Monday, the participants had the occasion to discover the city thanks to the helpful contribution of locals, and did reportage of the city under the form of a “post card”.

Finally, on Tuesday, some of the young reporters visited the National Film Library and interviewed Jordan Plevnesh, editor of the Visual Art University of Skopje (ESRA) and former Macedonian Ambassador in France, who presented the influences of the work of Manaki brothers on Macedonian cinema. At the same time, the other participants visited the French cemetery in Skopje, which represented was the occasion to shoot a video about the French soldiers who died in the Eastern Front of the First World War.The visit represented the opportunity, not only to better understand what happened during the War, but also to laid a wreath on the monument dedicated to the soldiers.


Integrated actions and no walls needed for the European agenda for development and migration

The European Union is witnessing perhaps the largest scale of immigration wave ever with some 153,000 migrants who have been detected at its external borders since the beginning of this year and arriving at its “gates” in South Italy and as of recently at Hungary’s border with Serbia. One of the biggest surges happened at the beginning of June when nearly 6,000 people were plucked from the sea in South Italy’s coast, while at the other gate – some 80,000 refugees and migrants have reached Hungary since the beginning of this year.
Facing the global phenomenon of mass migration which, according to recent estimations has become larger in scope and numbers than the one happened after the World War II, the DG Migration and Home Affairs has launched a scope of comprehensive policy measures granting institutional responses and even more calling for adequate responses by the member states mostly affected by the influx of migrants. However, the main challenge in facing the phenomenon still remains unresolved, in other words how to protect the migrants’ lives and the rights of asylum seekers on one hand, and the security of the EU external borders on the other. On their long and exhausting escape from civil war, despair, famine and misery they are using dangerous routes, risking kidnapping, human trafficking, robbery, jail and even death. At the end of the day, only those who have enough money to pay the traffickers, those patient enough to try to cross the border several times or those who are lenient enough to endure lack of any decent living conditions along the way, and in border areas in particular, can try the long and still uncertain process for being asylum seekers in the EU.
The most recent decision by the Hungarian government to build a 175 km long and 4 meter high barbed wire fence along the borderline with Serbia could lead to another humanitarian catastrophe similar to those we have already witnessed earlier this year near Lampedusa, now extending to other local communities such as Subotica, Kanjiza, Backi Vinogradi – municipalities in Serbia along the borderline with Hungary. Once again, responding to the global mass migration crisis with physical barriers or the new walls to replace the old ones seems more as a lesson not learnt from the past. Once again, it has become evident that phenomenon of global migration require comprehensive, multi-stakeholder, internationally and regionally well – coordinated measures, but it is the local communities where the migrants need humanitarian assistance provision.
ALDA recalls that:
  • it is of utmost importance for local authorities in municipalities in border areas with the EU and Western Balkan countries such as FYROM and Serbia recently affected by huge influx of migrants and asylum seekers to be equipped with adequate human and technical resources and facilities to provide shelter, necessary humanitarian aid and health care;
  • the concept of the European integration based on shared values and standards has been proven resilient through difficult times and crisis and that building new walls is not a remedy to “keep the Europe’s civilisation”.

ALDA is:

  • committed to promote a culture of respect for human rights and dignity, tolerance and non-violence and also aware of the need for enhanced CSOs and LAs actions to raise awareness and educate for the European citizenship without discrimination or prejudice;
  • aware of the present situation and the prospects for increased waves of migrants and asylum seekers heading towards Europe, we are of the opinion that both immediate actions are needed to prevent losses of migrants’ lives in the sea and inland, while in the long run we plead for a strengthened common asylum policy based on solidarity among the EU Member states.
For these reasons, ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy:
  • calls for immediate actions guaranteeing adequate humanitarian aid, psychological and counselling support in the host communities along the EU external borderline.
  • strongly urge for coordinated actions by the government institutions, Red Cross and other civil society organisations in ensuring migrants have access to healthcare, medical and sanitation services in both transit and host countries
  • support the ten points Action plan on migration by the European Commission, while in particular the urgent and immediate need to fight against the organised crime of the human trafficking and smuggling
  • confirm its commitments with its co-operation programmes effectively contributing to 2015 the European year for Development through actions aimed at supporting the Local authorities that can play a bigger role in helping migrants, who can be active partners in development and not a burden on society.
  • calls for a consistent implementation, regular upgrade and monitoring of the European Agenda on Migration

The European Union is witnessing perhaps the largest scale of immigration wave ever with some 153,000 migrants who have been detected at its external borders since the beginning of this year and arriving at its “gates” in South Italy and as of recently at Hungary’s border with Serbia. One of the biggest surges happened at the beginning of June when nearly 6,000 people were plucked from the sea in South Italy’s coast, while at the other gate – some 80,000 refugees and migrants have reached Hungary since the beginning of this year.
Facing the global phenomenon of mass migration which, according to recent estimations has become larger in scope and numbers than the one happened after the World War II, the DG Migration and Home Affairs has launched a scope of comprehensive policy measures granting institutional responses and even more calling for adequate responses by the member states mostly affected by the influx of migrants. However, the main challenge in facing the phenomenon still remains unresolved, in other words how to protect the migrants’ lives and the rights of asylum seekers on one hand, and the security of the EU external borders on the other. On their long and exhausting escape from civil war, despair, famine and misery they are using dangerous routes, risking kidnapping, human trafficking, robbery, jail and even death. At the end of the day, only those who have enough money to pay the traffickers, those patient enough to try to cross the border several times or those who are lenient enough to endure lack of any decent living conditions along the way, and in border areas in particular, can try the long and still uncertain process for being asylum seekers in the EU.
The most recent decision by the Hungarian government to build a 175 km long and 4 meter high barbed wire fence along the borderline with Serbia could lead to another humanitarian catastrophe similar to those we have already witnessed earlier this year near Lampedusa, now extending to other local communities such as Subotica, Kanjiza, Backi Vinogradi – municipalities in Serbia along the borderline with Hungary. Once again, responding to the global mass migration crisis with physical barriers or the new walls to replace the old ones seems more as a lesson not learnt from the past. Once again, it has become evident that phenomenon of global migration require comprehensive, multi-stakeholder, internationally and regionally well – coordinated measures, but it is the local communities where the migrants need humanitarian assistance provision.
ALDA recalls that:
  • it is of utmost importance for local authorities in municipalities in border areas with the EU and Western Balkan countries such as FYROM and Serbia recently affected by huge influx of migrants and asylum seekers to be equipped with adequate human and technical resources and facilities to provide shelter, necessary humanitarian aid and health care;
  • the concept of the European integration based on shared values and standards has been proven resilient through difficult times and crisis and that building new walls is not a remedy to “keep the Europe’s civilisation”.

ALDA is:

  • committed to promote a culture of respect for human rights and dignity, tolerance and non-violence and also aware of the need for enhanced CSOs and LAs actions to raise awareness and educate for the European citizenship without discrimination or prejudice;
  • aware of the present situation and the prospects for increased waves of migrants and asylum seekers heading towards Europe, we are of the opinion that both immediate actions are needed to prevent losses of migrants’ lives in the sea and inland, while in the long run we plead for a strengthened common asylum policy based on solidarity among the EU Member states.
For these reasons, ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy:
  • calls for immediate actions guaranteeing adequate humanitarian aid, psychological and counselling support in the host communities along the EU external borderline.
  • strongly urge for coordinated actions by the government institutions, Red Cross and other civil society organisations in ensuring migrants have access to healthcare, medical and sanitation services in both transit and host countries
  • support the ten points Action plan on migration by the European Commission, while in particular the urgent and immediate need to fight against the organised crime of the human trafficking and smuggling
  • confirm its commitments with its co-operation programmes effectively contributing to 2015 the European year for Development through actions aimed at supporting the Local authorities that can play a bigger role in helping migrants, who can be active partners in development and not a burden on society.
  • calls for a consistent implementation, regular upgrade and monitoring of the European Agenda on Migration


Project “10 Wonders from Knjazevac - youth tourist guide”: advancing touristic promotion and youth activism in Knjazevac

LDA CSS is currently implementing, with the support of Knjazevac Municipality, a project named “10 Wonders from Knjazevac- youth tourist guide”. Main goal of the project is advancing touristic promotion of Knjazevac, along with increasing youth activism.

Young people from Knjazevac will, through the Guide mentioned above, bring closer beauties of their town, and provide practical information to their peers from Serbia and abroad. The Guide will be printed in English and Serbian in a form of foldable map, practical for young tourists, especially backpackers, and will be providing information such as: how to get there, where to stay, what to eat, what to see in Knjazevac and surrounding area. The Guide will be made by youth for youth and distributed via network of associates , such as hostel owners, students dorms, youth centers and organizations from Nis, Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Currently on the project Facebook stranica, there is a voting for pictures and slogans regarding Knjazevac. Photographs and slogans will stand for election by an independent, expert jury, composed by a designer, a painter, a Serbian language professor, a marketing expert, representatives of local cultural institutions, and the tourist organization of Knjazevac.

The jury will make the final selection (10 photographs and 1 slogan), which will become part of the Guide. The most successful authors will be awarded with tablet computer, while their photographs and slogan will become a part of the Guide.

LDA CSS is currently implementing, with the support of Knjazevac Municipality, a project named “10 Wonders from Knjazevac- youth tourist guide”. Main goal of the project is advancing touristic promotion of Knjazevac, along with increasing youth activism.

Young people from Knjazevac will, through the Guide mentioned above, bring closer beauties of their town, and provide practical information to their peers from Serbia and abroad. The Guide will be printed in English and Serbian in a form of foldable map, practical for young tourists, especially backpackers, and will be providing information such as: how to get there, where to stay, what to eat, what to see in Knjazevac and surrounding area. The Guide will be made by youth for youth and distributed via network of associates , such as hostel owners, students dorms, youth centers and organizations from Nis, Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Currently on the project Facebook stranica, there is a voting for pictures and slogans regarding Knjazevac. Photographs and slogans will stand for election by an independent, expert jury, composed by a designer, a painter, a Serbian language professor, a marketing expert, representatives of local cultural institutions, and the tourist organization of Knjazevac.

The jury will make the final selection (10 photographs and 1 slogan), which will become part of the Guide. The most successful authors will be awarded with tablet computer, while their photographs and slogan will become a part of the Guide.


LDA CSS on the front line in promoting EU programmes for youth at Day of the European Union, in Knjazevac

Within the scope of the project BET on EU, seizing the opportunity of the 54th Festival of Youth Culture Serbia, on 07th August, Knjazevac Municipality, in cooperation with the EU Info corner from Nis and LDA CSS, is organizing Day of the European Union.

The program starts at 14 pm with the presentation of the EU programs for youth. Ms Sofija Petrović, from the Tempus Foundation Belgrade, will present programs and scholarships available for students from Serbia while Ms Milena Milosevic, representing organization ‘’Let’s…’’ from Belgrade, the contact point for Erasmus + in Serbia, will present opportunities for volunteering in the EU to young people from Knjazevac.

At the same time, public will be able to visit the EU Information corner stand to get appropriate information materials. This activity coincides with the launching of the Info point that LDA CSS is opening in Knjazevac within the project Balkan Regional Platform for Youth participation and Dialogue and represents, not only the first activity of Info point, but also the beginning of cooperation between EU info corner Nis and Info point. Thanks to this cooperation, the newly opened Info point will therefore continue to provide quality information on EU programs for young people of Knjazevac and surrounding area.

The program of the Day of the European Union will continue later that day with the official opening of the exhibition of caricatures entitled “Myths and prejudices: how Serbia sees the EU and how the EU sees Serbia”, at 17 pm in the gallery of the Land Museum of Knjazevac. The exhibition consists of a series of works by well known Serbian caricaturists, submitted for the competition organized by the EU Delegation in Serbia last year. It will be open for public during the Festival days, until 10th August.

Within the scope of the project BET on EU, seizing the opportunity of the 54th Festival of Youth Culture Serbia, on 07th August, Knjazevac Municipality, in cooperation with the EU Info corner from Nis and LDA CSS, is organizing Day of the European Union.

The program starts at 14 pm with the presentation of the EU programs for youth. Ms Sofija Petrović, from the Tempus Foundation Belgrade, will present programs and scholarships available for students from Serbia while Ms Milena Milosevic, representing organization ‘’Let’s…’’ from Belgrade, the contact point for Erasmus + in Serbia, will present opportunities for volunteering in the EU to young people from Knjazevac.

At the same time, public will be able to visit the EU Information corner stand to get appropriate information materials. This activity coincides with the launching of the Info point that LDA CSS is opening in Knjazevac within the project Balkan Regional Platform for Youth participation and Dialogue and represents, not only the first activity of Info point, but also the beginning of cooperation between EU info corner Nis and Info point. Thanks to this cooperation, the newly opened Info point will therefore continue to provide quality information on EU programs for young people of Knjazevac and surrounding area.

The program of the Day of the European Union will continue later that day with the official opening of the exhibition of caricatures entitled “Myths and prejudices: how Serbia sees the EU and how the EU sees Serbia”, at 17 pm in the gallery of the Land Museum of Knjazevac. The exhibition consists of a series of works by well known Serbian caricaturists, submitted for the competition organized by the EU Delegation in Serbia last year. It will be open for public during the Festival days, until 10th August.


Project DevelopMED: ALDA fosters local development & democracy in Tunisia

On the 31st July, in the framework of the Regional Programme for Development Cooperation and International Partnership 2014-2017, the Regional Council of Friuli- Venezia- Giulia Region approved the project proposal “DevelopMED”, presented by Istituto Euromediterraneo and led by the Municipality of Monfalcone, together with ALDA as leading member of the EEIG “I Teatini”, an European Economic Interest Grouping employed as an instrument to further develop and strengthen territorial cooperation in the Neighborhood.

With a timespan of 12 months, DevelopMED aims to promote and strengthen the international and economic relations between Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region and the countries in the Mediterranean area, in particular with Tunisia, in order to foster internationalization and democratization processes and local development.

The project, which will partly be co-founded by Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region, is based on two linked initiatives: the delivery of a series of trainings and seminars in collaboration with the Tunisian association and ALDA member, Lam Echaml, and the organization of Forum on the relations with Tunisia and the countries of MED area, which will be focusing on the European Neighborhood Instrument, the respect of human rights and freedoms and the support to internal, self-sustainable development projects.

Please find further information in the Official press release (Italian)

On the 31st July, in the framework of the Regional Programme for Development Cooperation and International Partnership 2014-2017, the Regional Council of Friuli- Venezia- Giulia Region approved the project proposal “DevelopMED”, presented by Istituto Euromediterraneo and led by the Municipality of Monfalcone, together with ALDA as leading member of the EEIG “I Teatini”, an European Economic Interest Grouping employed as an instrument to further develop and strengthen territorial cooperation in the Neighborhood.

With a timespan of 12 months, DevelopMED aims to promote and strengthen the international and economic relations between Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region and the countries in the Mediterranean area, in particular with Tunisia, in order to foster internationalization and democratization processes and local development.

The project, which will partly be co-founded by Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region, is based on two linked initiatives: the delivery of a series of trainings and seminars in collaboration with the Tunisian association and ALDA member, Lam Echaml, and the organization of Forum on the relations with Tunisia and the countries of MED area, which will be focusing on the European Neighborhood Instrument, the respect of human rights and freedoms and the support to internal, self-sustainable development projects.

Please find further information in the Official press release (Italian)


Young reporters “On the footsteps of Albert Londres”: the adventure starts today!

Today, 1st August 2015, 12 young journalists and reporters from France and the Balkans will start their adventure “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” in the Macedonia and Albania. The programme is organized since 2011 from the Network France-Balkans, network of local authorities from France that cooperate with the Balkan Region.

As ideal mix of training and research in history, “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” project is based on the work of Albert Londres, the famous French journalist from the beginnig of 20th Century, father of the investigative journalism.

The young participants will put their knowledge into practice and have their first experience in different journalistic practices: they will make researches, articles and interviews with local stakeholders. On the basis of this, they will also create short reportages. 6 professional journalists will work with the young ones, in order to help them in their professional development. The work will be presented as documentary film at the end of the project. This experience will not only contribute to develop their competences and gain new practices in journalism but will also ensure their intercultural encounter.

This is the fifth edition of the project. This year, the young journalists are working on the topic of the First World War in the Balkans, in line with the celebration of 100 years from the First World War. They will follow the journey of Albert Londres from the past: city of Skopje, Bitola, Novaci on the line of the tranches, Ohrid in Macedonia as well as Korce in Albania.

This programme is an initiative of the Network France-Balkans and it is organized by Pays Vichy-Auvergne in cooperation with ALDA and the Region Lower Normandy. ALDA office in Skopje is the main local partner.

In the next days you can follow the work of these young journalists on the following websites andsocial media channels:

Sur les pas d’Albert Londres website 
Sur les pas d’Albert Londres Facebook page
ALDA webpage
ALDA Facebook page
Website of the Cooperation Lower Normandy – Macedonia
Facebook page of the Cooperation Lower Normandy – Macedonia 

Read also the article in French and Macedonian

 

Ovde you can find the Le journal La Montagne newspaper’ press release

Ovde you can find the La Semaine de l’Alier newspaper’ press release

 

For further information please contact our office in Skopje: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org.

Today, 1st August 2015, 12 young journalists and reporters from France and the Balkans will start their adventure “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” in the Macedonia and Albania. The programme is organized since 2011 from the Network France-Balkans, network of local authorities from France that cooperate with the Balkan Region.

As ideal mix of training and research in history, “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” project is based on the work of Albert Londres, the famous French journalist from the beginnig of 20th Century, father of the investigative journalism.

The young participants will put their knowledge into practice and have their first experience in different journalistic practices: they will make researches, articles and interviews with local stakeholders. On the basis of this, they will also create short reportages. 6 professional journalists will work with the young ones, in order to help them in their professional development. The work will be presented as documentary film at the end of the project. This experience will not only contribute to develop their competences and gain new practices in journalism but will also ensure their intercultural encounter.

This is the fifth edition of the project. This year, the young journalists are working on the topic of the First World War in the Balkans, in line with the celebration of 100 years from the First World War. They will follow the journey of Albert Londres from the past: city of Skopje, Bitola, Novaci on the line of the tranches, Ohrid in Macedonia as well as Korce in Albania.

This programme is an initiative of the Network France-Balkans and it is organized by Pays Vichy-Auvergne in cooperation with ALDA and the Region Lower Normandy. ALDA office in Skopje is the main local partner.

In the next days you can follow the work of these young journalists on the following websites andsocial media channels:

Sur les pas d’Albert Londres website 
Sur les pas d’Albert Londres Facebook page
ALDA webpage
ALDA Facebook page
Website of the Cooperation Lower Normandy – Macedonia
Facebook page of the Cooperation Lower Normandy – Macedonia 

Read also the article in French and Macedonian

 

Ovde you can find the Le journal La Montagne newspaper’ press release

Ovde you can find the La Semaine de l’Alier newspaper’ press release

 

For further information please contact our office in Skopje: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org.