LDA Montenegro welcomed Turkish friends from "Yayade - Slow Living"

“Yayade – Slow Living” members, Bulent Kostem and Metin Savural, from Karsiaka – Izmir (Turkey), met LDA Montenegro during their 4-days study visit in the country.

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On 16 October LDA Montenegro welcomed the study visit of “Yayade – Slow Living” members, Bulent Kostem and Metin Savural: after a short introduction, an exchange of ideas was conducted with LDA staff in the Niksic office. The meeting was hosted by Nikšić Municipality representatives: Zivko Kecojevic (Manager), Slobodanka Roganovic (Chief of Mayors Service) and Lazar Mijanović (Secretary for Local self-governance). The day continued with the meeting with the Young Ecologists Association and Director Miodrag Karadzic, a working lunch in Trebjesa park and, in the end, a farewell party organised for the two interns that finished their nine-months apprentisage in LDA Montenegro: Tanja Rabrenovic and Bojana Radovic.

On 17 October “Yayade – Slow Living” members met in Podgorica Elvira Hadzibegovic – Bubanja, director of “Forum MNE”, followed by meeting with Bar municipality representatives: Olivera Vidakovic (Chief of the Secretariat for social affairs), Ana Lekic & Naser Kraja from NVO cooperation office and Ana Zivanovic & Meliha Gutic from Mayor’s office for international cooperation. The last meeting of the day was in Ulcinj Municipality with Artan Cobaj from International relations and projects office. The Turkish friends will continue their visit on 18 and 19 October with the participation at the Regional Youth Forum in Peje and Pristine (Kosovo) within ALDA’s “Regional network for your participation and dialogue” project.

This study visit is organised within Civil Society Exchange programme by MitOst from Germany and Bilgi University from Istanbul, funded by Stiftung Merkator.

Korisni linkovi:
LDA Crna Gora webpage

“Yayade – Slow Living” members, Bulent Kostem and Metin Savural, from Karsiaka – Izmir (Turkey), met LDA Montenegro during their 4-days study visit in the country.

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On 16 October LDA Montenegro welcomed the study visit of “Yayade – Slow Living” members, Bulent Kostem and Metin Savural: after a short introduction, an exchange of ideas was conducted with LDA staff in the Niksic office. The meeting was hosted by Nikšić Municipality representatives: Zivko Kecojevic (Manager), Slobodanka Roganovic (Chief of Mayors Service) and Lazar Mijanović (Secretary for Local self-governance). The day continued with the meeting with the Young Ecologists Association and Director Miodrag Karadzic, a working lunch in Trebjesa park and, in the end, a farewell party organised for the two interns that finished their nine-months apprentisage in LDA Montenegro: Tanja Rabrenovic and Bojana Radovic.

On 17 October “Yayade – Slow Living” members met in Podgorica Elvira Hadzibegovic – Bubanja, director of “Forum MNE”, followed by meeting with Bar municipality representatives: Olivera Vidakovic (Chief of the Secretariat for social affairs), Ana Lekic & Naser Kraja from NVO cooperation office and Ana Zivanovic & Meliha Gutic from Mayor’s office for international cooperation. The last meeting of the day was in Ulcinj Municipality with Artan Cobaj from International relations and projects office. The Turkish friends will continue their visit on 18 and 19 October with the participation at the Regional Youth Forum in Peje and Pristine (Kosovo) within ALDA’s “Regional network for your participation and dialogue” project.

This study visit is organised within Civil Society Exchange programme by MitOst from Germany and Bilgi University from Istanbul, funded by Stiftung Merkator.

Korisni linkovi:
LDA Crna Gora webpage


A new paradigm for environmental policies - citizens’ participation is key

On 16-17 October 2017, the deliberative event of project ENLARGE gathered over 80 people in Milan, Italy. The aim was as simple as ambitious — discussing successful real-life cases of participatory governance in the field of sustainable energy.

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More than 31 cities, associations, and other institutions participated in the event, bringing their experience in the field. They had been selected following a call for practices launched months ago.

The discussion was intense, and organized through innovative participation methods. Participants from 10 countries in the enlarged Europe thus had the opportunity to discuss their experiences, success factors, obstacles, and lessons learnt in their local community.

Following the deliberative event, the results from the group discussion will be analyzed and used to produce the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, which will be created to support communities design the best participatory process, according to their specific features and needs.

Erica Melloni, Director of the Institutional and Administrative Policy Unit of IRS, stated: “The ENLARGE deliberative event was a great opportunity for discussing the different strategies that local governments and stakeholders can undertake to favour most effective policies through collaborative processes. All the information gathered, together with the case studies already drafted and available on the ENLARGE website, represent valuable materials to increase knowledge on collaborative public policies in general, and on sustainable energy policies in particular”.

ALDA was represented by Irene Zanetti, Head of the Communications Department. “Keeping in mind that there is no right or wrong model to engage citizens in different communities is crucial” said Zanetti. “Our local communities define who we are as citizens much more than where we come from, and are the level we can really impact. Promoting citizens participation in the environmental field, which everyone cares about, will stimulate participatory citizenship at a broader level. And when citizens are involved in decision making, our experience shows decisions taken are simply better” she concluded.

ENLARGE is a 2-year project led by Istituto per la ricerca sociale (IRS) and funded by the European Union. It aims to generate and disseminate knowledge on participatory governance with focus on sustainable energy, through a process of dialogue and exchange involving policy makers, civil society actors and practitioners.

Useful resources
ENLARGE website
Follow #ENLARGEproject on social media!

On 16-17 October 2017, the deliberative event of project ENLARGE gathered over 80 people in Milan, Italy. The aim was as simple as ambitious — discussing successful real-life cases of participatory governance in the field of sustainable energy.

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More than 31 cities, associations, and other institutions participated in the event, bringing their experience in the field. They had been selected following a call for practices launched months ago.

The discussion was intense, and organized through innovative participation methods. Participants from 10 countries in the enlarged Europe thus had the opportunity to discuss their experiences, success factors, obstacles, and lessons learnt in their local community.

Following the deliberative event, the results from the group discussion will be analyzed and used to produce the “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, which will be created to support communities design the best participatory process, according to their specific features and needs.

Erica Melloni, Director of the Institutional and Administrative Policy Unit of IRS, stated: “The ENLARGE deliberative event was a great opportunity for discussing the different strategies that local governments and stakeholders can undertake to favour most effective policies through collaborative processes. All the information gathered, together with the case studies already drafted and available on the ENLARGE website, represent valuable materials to increase knowledge on collaborative public policies in general, and on sustainable energy policies in particular”.

ALDA was represented by Irene Zanetti, Head of the Communications Department. “Keeping in mind that there is no right or wrong model to engage citizens in different communities is crucial” said Zanetti. “Our local communities define who we are as citizens much more than where we come from, and are the level we can really impact. Promoting citizens participation in the environmental field, which everyone cares about, will stimulate participatory citizenship at a broader level. And when citizens are involved in decision making, our experience shows decisions taken are simply better” she concluded.

ENLARGE is a 2-year project led by Istituto per la ricerca sociale (IRS) and funded by the European Union. It aims to generate and disseminate knowledge on participatory governance with focus on sustainable energy, through a process of dialogue and exchange involving policy makers, civil society actors and practitioners.

Useful resources
ENLARGE website
Follow #ENLARGEproject on social media!


Special Initiative of LADDER in Belgrade: Youth Participation in Focus

The Special Initiative of the SEE Path “Youth Participation in Focus” was held from 10th to 12th October 2017 in Serbia. The event included an international conference, workshops and discussions on the topic, and it was organized by Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities.

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The international conference gathered institutional representatives and youth participants from the region and the European Union. Bojan Stevic, representative of the Ministry of local self-government of Serbia spoke about the importance of Youth offices in the development of local communities of youngsters, while the representative of the Ministry of youth and sport of Serbia, Snezhana Klashnja stressed the job opportunities as key factor for youth participation.
Stanka Parac Damjanovic, representative of ALDA, focused on the objectives of ALDA to include youngsters in policy making by providing them with skills so that they can participate in decision making on a local level, but also by encouraging collaboration between local authorities and youth offices.
Regional Local Democracy Agencies were present at the conference. The representative from LDA Montenegro, Bozina Stesevic shared thoughts and experiences regarding working with youth and presented the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue as good practice.
Apart from the conference, several workshops were organized in Belgrade, Sremski Karlovci and Zrenjanin. The events took place within the European Local Democracy Week, so the participants of the Special initiative got the chance to attend workshops and discussions including local authorities and youngsters in the municipalities of Sremski Karlovci and Zrenjanin.
The workshops resulted in conclusions and recommendations for youth participation on a local and national level. The recommendations from the workshops will be published soon.
The event also included a theatre performance of the play “In a better world” of the project LADDER realized in Sremski Karlovci. Check the gallery for photos from the performance.
Useful Resources:

The Special Initiative of the SEE Path “Youth Participation in Focus” was held from 10th to 12th October 2017 in Serbia. The event included an international conference, workshops and discussions on the topic, and it was organized by Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities.

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The international conference gathered institutional representatives and youth participants from the region and the European Union. Bojan Stevic, representative of the Ministry of local self-government of Serbia spoke about the importance of Youth offices in the development of local communities of youngsters, while the representative of the Ministry of youth and sport of Serbia, Snezhana Klashnja stressed the job opportunities as key factor for youth participation.
Stanka Parac Damjanovic, representative of ALDA, focused on the objectives of ALDA to include youngsters in policy making by providing them with skills so that they can participate in decision making on a local level, but also by encouraging collaboration between local authorities and youth offices.
Regional Local Democracy Agencies were present at the conference. The representative from LDA Montenegro, Bozina Stesevic shared thoughts and experiences regarding working with youth and presented the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue as good practice.
Apart from the conference, several workshops were organized in Belgrade, Sremski Karlovci and Zrenjanin. The events took place within the European Local Democracy Week, so the participants of the Special initiative got the chance to attend workshops and discussions including local authorities and youngsters in the municipalities of Sremski Karlovci and Zrenjanin.
The workshops resulted in conclusions and recommendations for youth participation on a local and national level. The recommendations from the workshops will be published soon.
The event also included a theatre performance of the play “In a better world” of the project LADDER realized in Sremski Karlovci. Check the gallery for photos from the performance.
Useful Resources:


"My city - intercultural city" – a new research activity in Niksic!

On August the 3rd 2017, the Local Democracy Agency Montenegro launched the first workshop of the initiative “My City – Intercultural City”

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The workshop represents the first step in the realization of the project “My City – Intercultural City”, which includes research initiatives pursued – under professional mentoship – by the participants on the topic of interculturality in the municipality of Nikšić, Montenegro. At this first workshop, the participants received all the necessary information, knowledge and materials necessary and individual tasks were assigned in accordance with their preferences.

 

Thanks to this workshop, young researchers from Niksic will be able to begin their work on cultural and historical monuments and famous people relevant to the city of Nikšić and able to testify the history of dialogue and multiculturality proper of the little Montenegrin town. A selection of the gathered results will be published and promoted locally and regionally. The aim of this activity is to present interculturality in Nikšić, both today and throughout its history, as well as raising cultural awareness in local communities and improving the general perception of cultural practices amongst young people in the region.

 

This activity is part of the project Balkan Regional Platform For Youth Participation and Dialogue, financed by the European Commission through the Civil Society Facility, Operating Grants of IPA CSO Associations, Support to regional thematic associations.

On August the 3rd 2017, the Local Democracy Agency Montenegro launched the first workshop of the initiative “My City – Intercultural City”

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The workshop represents the first step in the realization of the project “My City – Intercultural City”, which includes research initiatives pursued – under professional mentoship – by the participants on the topic of interculturality in the municipality of Nikšić, Montenegro. At this first workshop, the participants received all the necessary information, knowledge and materials necessary and individual tasks were assigned in accordance with their preferences.

 

Thanks to this workshop, young researchers from Niksic will be able to begin their work on cultural and historical monuments and famous people relevant to the city of Nikšić and able to testify the history of dialogue and multiculturality proper of the little Montenegrin town. A selection of the gathered results will be published and promoted locally and regionally. The aim of this activity is to present interculturality in Nikšić, both today and throughout its history, as well as raising cultural awareness in local communities and improving the general perception of cultural practices amongst young people in the region.

 

This activity is part of the project Balkan Regional Platform For Youth Participation and Dialogue, financed by the European Commission through the Civil Society Facility, Operating Grants of IPA CSO Associations, Support to regional thematic associations.


Networking and exchanging: ALDA’s Italian members meet up

On 13 October 2017 the coordination meeting of ALDA’s Italian member took place in Vicenza, in order to discuss together the priorities and future steps of the organisation.

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The coordination meeting represents an important moment of exchange for all the members attending, since it is an occasion to further discuss the priorities, concerns and needs they have in common, and to develop the strategies to act as a solid and inclusive network.

 

The meeting gathered more than 30 representatives of Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities, and was opened by the welcoming words of Giorgio Sbrissa, General Director of ENAIP Veneto, that kindly hosted the meeting; Alessandro Perelli, Vice-President of ALDA; and Francesco Zarzana, member of ALDA’s Governing Board. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, introduced the meeting giving a definition of “being member of ALDA”, that is democratic expression of mutual trust, common values and mission.

 

The representatives involved had the opportunity to share the upcoming events they are planning, in order to have a clearer frame of the main activities that are going to take place in the next months of 2017 and in 2018. Furthermore, the participants exchanged many ideas and concerns during the working groups session, that focused on four main topics:

 

1. Migration: The participants shared their best practices on the topic, suggesting the creation of an observatory guided by ALDA both at national and European level, in order to foster the dialogue among the organisations and local authorities involved in the issue and facilitate the debate.

2. Environmental sustainability: The discussion led to the perception of environmental sustainability as part of the social and economic sphere. On the territorial perspective, many participants shared their good practices of actions run in the field, in particular in the Balkans, and the role of ALDA as joining link between local authorities and CSOs for the implementation of new action was restated. All participants to this working group showed the need of addressing to youngsters, with activities in their schools for instance.

3. Employment: The participants had an important exchange on the current opportunities of professionalization for adults and disable people in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions. The promotion of employment opportunities for youngsters is also an issue for many of the representatives involved. As a solution, the group suggested to improve the communication around it and the impact of the concrete actions they are going to implement in the very next future.

4. European parliamentary elections 2019 and future of Europe: Some hints were shared within the group, as the suggestion to further promote the principles of the European Union, its history and evolution, addressing in particular the youngsters, since nowadays we are witnessing a regression of all values that built the European Union. Also we should mention the important role covered by the European Union itself in reaching out many of the civil rights we have nowadays, and the parallel role covered by participative processes in general, being the sole method that fostered a real, democratic and active participation.

Considering the fruitful results of the coordination meeting, many others are expected to take place in future months!

On 13 October 2017 the coordination meeting of ALDA’s Italian member took place in Vicenza, in order to discuss together the priorities and future steps of the organisation.

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The coordination meeting represents an important moment of exchange for all the members attending, since it is an occasion to further discuss the priorities, concerns and needs they have in common, and to develop the strategies to act as a solid and inclusive network.

 

The meeting gathered more than 30 representatives of Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities, and was opened by the welcoming words of Giorgio Sbrissa, General Director of ENAIP Veneto, that kindly hosted the meeting; Alessandro Perelli, Vice-President of ALDA; and Francesco Zarzana, member of ALDA’s Governing Board. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, introduced the meeting giving a definition of “being member of ALDA”, that is democratic expression of mutual trust, common values and mission.

 

The representatives involved had the opportunity to share the upcoming events they are planning, in order to have a clearer frame of the main activities that are going to take place in the next months of 2017 and in 2018. Furthermore, the participants exchanged many ideas and concerns during the working groups session, that focused on four main topics:

 

1. Migration: The participants shared their best practices on the topic, suggesting the creation of an observatory guided by ALDA both at national and European level, in order to foster the dialogue among the organisations and local authorities involved in the issue and facilitate the debate.

2. Environmental sustainability: The discussion led to the perception of environmental sustainability as part of the social and economic sphere. On the territorial perspective, many participants shared their good practices of actions run in the field, in particular in the Balkans, and the role of ALDA as joining link between local authorities and CSOs for the implementation of new action was restated. All participants to this working group showed the need of addressing to youngsters, with activities in their schools for instance.

3. Employment: The participants had an important exchange on the current opportunities of professionalization for adults and disable people in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions. The promotion of employment opportunities for youngsters is also an issue for many of the representatives involved. As a solution, the group suggested to improve the communication around it and the impact of the concrete actions they are going to implement in the very next future.

4. European parliamentary elections 2019 and future of Europe: Some hints were shared within the group, as the suggestion to further promote the principles of the European Union, its history and evolution, addressing in particular the youngsters, since nowadays we are witnessing a regression of all values that built the European Union. Also we should mention the important role covered by the European Union itself in reaching out many of the civil rights we have nowadays, and the parallel role covered by participative processes in general, being the sole method that fostered a real, democratic and active participation.

Considering the fruitful results of the coordination meeting, many others are expected to take place in future months!


Localising SDGs - the way ahead. LADDER event in Strasbourg

A journey to inspire LAs, CSOs and citizens to SDGs and to foster their implementation at the local level. What was achieved so far and what’s next?

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ALDA, in the framework of the LADDER project (Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness) is organising its final conference, taking place in Strasbourg from 21-22 of November 2017.

The conference is organised in cooperation with several local stakeholders: Solidarité Eau Europe, COLECOSOL, Zig et Zag – plateforme achat responsable, Académie de la petit enfance, vijeće Europe, CEFODE, i GESCOD.

The conference will last 1 day and a half and it will consist of a panel debates and discussions between representatives of Local Authorities, Civil Society Organisations, EU representatives and other highly relevant speakers who will share their expertise on the Sustainable Development Goals and the relevance of Development Education at the local level; an Open Space Methodology where participants will play an active role within the conference and launch their own thematic concerning related to SDGs and Development Education. Within the event a specific 3-day training for our Citizen Journalists network will take place, focusing on journalism and communication with reference to the field of sustainable development.


Did you miss some of our latest events?

In the last weeks two special initiatives took place in the framework of LADDER project, with a particular focus on youth:

– The Special Initiative “Youth for Sustainable Europe” was held in Brussels (Belgium) on 25-27 September, to discuss the links between Sustainable Development Goals and youth, and the contribution youth can give to their implementation.

– The Special Initiative of the South-East Europe path “Youth in all policies at local level” was held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 10-12 October, in the framework of the European Local Democracy Week. The event was an occasion to reflect on the improvement of youth participation in public health and welfare policies, education and employment policies, rural development and culture and creative industries.

About the LADDER Project


LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness – is a 3-year European project which started in 2015 within the framework of the European Year for Development and it will finish in December 2017. These three years have been characterised by many different actions implemented by a broad consortium composed of 27 co-applicants and 19 associates from European countries and the Neighbourhood areas (MED, SEE and EaP). Our consortium is composed of Local Authorities (LAs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Association & Network of LAs/CSOs (View the full consortium).

The project focuses on Development Education and, throughout the cooperation between Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations, it aims to inform and raise citizens’ awareness about global issues such as climate change, human rights, migration, private and public cooperation for development and – in general terms – the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Visit the website www.ladder-project.eu and check out the brochure.

A journey to inspire LAs, CSOs and citizens to SDGs and to foster their implementation at the local level. What was achieved so far and what’s next?

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ALDA, in the framework of the LADDER project (Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness) is organising its final conference, taking place in Strasbourg from 21-22 of November 2017.

The conference is organised in cooperation with several local stakeholders: Solidarité Eau Europe, COLECOSOL, Zig et Zag – plateforme achat responsable, Académie de la petit enfance, vijeće Europe, CEFODE, i GESCOD.

The conference will last 1 day and a half and it will consist of a panel debates and discussions between representatives of Local Authorities, Civil Society Organisations, EU representatives and other highly relevant speakers who will share their expertise on the Sustainable Development Goals and the relevance of Development Education at the local level; an Open Space Methodology where participants will play an active role within the conference and launch their own thematic concerning related to SDGs and Development Education. Within the event a specific 3-day training for our Citizen Journalists network will take place, focusing on journalism and communication with reference to the field of sustainable development.


Did you miss some of our latest events?

In the last weeks two special initiatives took place in the framework of LADDER project, with a particular focus on youth:

– The Special Initiative “Youth for Sustainable Europe” was held in Brussels (Belgium) on 25-27 September, to discuss the links between Sustainable Development Goals and youth, and the contribution youth can give to their implementation.

– The Special Initiative of the South-East Europe path “Youth in all policies at local level” was held in Belgrade (Serbia) on 10-12 October, in the framework of the European Local Democracy Week. The event was an occasion to reflect on the improvement of youth participation in public health and welfare policies, education and employment policies, rural development and culture and creative industries.

About the LADDER Project


LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness – is a 3-year European project which started in 2015 within the framework of the European Year for Development and it will finish in December 2017. These three years have been characterised by many different actions implemented by a broad consortium composed of 27 co-applicants and 19 associates from European countries and the Neighbourhood areas (MED, SEE and EaP). Our consortium is composed of Local Authorities (LAs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Association & Network of LAs/CSOs (View the full consortium).

The project focuses on Development Education and, throughout the cooperation between Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations, it aims to inform and raise citizens’ awareness about global issues such as climate change, human rights, migration, private and public cooperation for development and – in general terms – the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Visit the website www.ladder-project.eu and check out the brochure.


Re-granting Scheme: Grass root actions on development education

“Our actions at the local level have an impact at the global level”: this is the motto of the LADDER’s video, realised by Progettarte.

The video shows in few minutes the results of the re-granting scheme action of the three-year project LADDER – coordinated by ALDA. The video focuses on some of the micro-projects funded by LADDER, which aim at fostering the implementation of the SDGs at the local level all around Europe.
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74 micro-projects have been supported in order to contribute to the LADDER’s mission: raising awareness about global issues and sustainable development throughout the cooperation between Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations. The winning projects provided constructive activities, which have been recognised as an inspiration for citizens, Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations. The selected projects aimed at raising public awareness on global development issues and promoting global citizenship through development education: not only did these projects inform citizens, but they also promoted citizens’ engagement and participation within their area. 1 million citizens from 25 member states were reached by this action!
Willing to know more? Let’s begin our journey!
In Dublin (Ireland) the project “Youth For Peace” brought together many young people involving them in workshops dealing with violence prevention and making them reflecting about the link between global war, conflict and the migration crisis. In the meantime, on the other side of Europe, Rucava County Council (Latvia) promoted a project called “Water – The beginning, the existence and continuation” which aims at protecting the local Baltic Sea area raising awareness on environment pollution of the sea (SDG 14 – Life Below Water). At the end of the project, a movie about this issue will be co-produced by citizens and filmmakers. Moving now to Portugal, the “Butterfly Effect Project” organised a 5-day working camp in order to inform and assert young unprivileged people about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Finally, in Italy the project “GlobalEdu” strengthened the promotion of global citizenship education among social workers.
These projects, taken as examples among all the ones implemented, demonstrate how LADDER project has succeeded in reaching different parts of Europe at the local level, involving different actors (common citizens, LAs and CSOs) and implementing different techniques to succeed in supporting DEAR and SDGs values and objectives. This action has once again revealed that little action at the local level can really contribute to make the world a better place to live in!
All the winning projects for the 2017 Call of Proposals have been announced (ovdje): have a look!
Useful links
LADDER project web stranica
Microprojects for SDGs”: photo-gallery of some of the projects implemented by LADDER

“Our actions at the local level have an impact at the global level”: this is the motto of the LADDER’s video, realised by Progettarte.

The video shows in few minutes the results of the re-granting scheme action of the three-year project LADDER – coordinated by ALDA. The video focuses on some of the micro-projects funded by LADDER, which aim at fostering the implementation of the SDGs at the local level all around Europe.
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74 micro-projects have been supported in order to contribute to the LADDER’s mission: raising awareness about global issues and sustainable development throughout the cooperation between Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations. The winning projects provided constructive activities, which have been recognised as an inspiration for citizens, Local Authorities and Civil Society Organisations. The selected projects aimed at raising public awareness on global development issues and promoting global citizenship through development education: not only did these projects inform citizens, but they also promoted citizens’ engagement and participation within their area. 1 million citizens from 25 member states were reached by this action!
Willing to know more? Let’s begin our journey!
In Dublin (Ireland) the project “Youth For Peace” brought together many young people involving them in workshops dealing with violence prevention and making them reflecting about the link between global war, conflict and the migration crisis. In the meantime, on the other side of Europe, Rucava County Council (Latvia) promoted a project called “Water – The beginning, the existence and continuation” which aims at protecting the local Baltic Sea area raising awareness on environment pollution of the sea (SDG 14 – Life Below Water). At the end of the project, a movie about this issue will be co-produced by citizens and filmmakers. Moving now to Portugal, the “Butterfly Effect Project” organised a 5-day working camp in order to inform and assert young unprivileged people about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Finally, in Italy the project “GlobalEdu” strengthened the promotion of global citizenship education among social workers.
These projects, taken as examples among all the ones implemented, demonstrate how LADDER project has succeeded in reaching different parts of Europe at the local level, involving different actors (common citizens, LAs and CSOs) and implementing different techniques to succeed in supporting DEAR and SDGs values and objectives. This action has once again revealed that little action at the local level can really contribute to make the world a better place to live in!
All the winning projects for the 2017 Call of Proposals have been announced (ovdje): have a look!
Useful links
LADDER project web stranica
Microprojects for SDGs”: photo-gallery of some of the projects implemented by LADDER


Birgu’s preliminary meeting: a first step toward Gozo’s Conference on SDGs!

ALDA and the city council of Birgu (Malta) met to discuss together the next steps toward Gozo’s Conference on SDGs

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The preliminary meeting of ALDA with our LADDER partner, the city council of Birgu (Malta) paves the way towards the international conference on SDGs that will be hosted in Gozo (Malta) on October 21-22.

After an initial introductory speech hosted by Mayor John Boxall, the Secreary-General of ALDA Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida presented the state of play of LADDER’s activities. During the presentation, the regranted projects supported by LADDER were presented thanks to a video produced with the technical support of Progettarte, available here.

John Boxall wrapped up the meeting by introducing the audience to the main topics his city council will present during the upcoming Gozo’s Conference on SDGs.

Useful Resources:

Agenda of the event

ALDA and the city council of Birgu (Malta) met to discuss together the next steps toward Gozo’s Conference on SDGs

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The preliminary meeting of ALDA with our LADDER partner, the city council of Birgu (Malta) paves the way towards the international conference on SDGs that will be hosted in Gozo (Malta) on October 21-22.

After an initial introductory speech hosted by Mayor John Boxall, the Secreary-General of ALDA Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida presented the state of play of LADDER’s activities. During the presentation, the regranted projects supported by LADDER were presented thanks to a video produced with the technical support of Progettarte, available here.

John Boxall wrapped up the meeting by introducing the audience to the main topics his city council will present during the upcoming Gozo’s Conference on SDGs.

Useful Resources:

Agenda of the event


ALDA gathers metropolitan cities from across Europe at ELDW for MEANING workshop!

The delegates from six Metropolitan Cities have gathered in Bruxelles on October 11th to discuss the achievements reached by their Metropolitan Authorities and to foresee a common way forward.

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On 11 October, delegates from the Metropolitan cities of Bari, Milan, Barcelona, Zagreb, Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot and Riga have joined the MEANING workshop organized by ALDA in Brussels and hosted in the offices of the Region Apulia’s delegation to the European Union.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, introduced and moderated the discussion, while the President of ALDA Oriano Otočan delivered the conclusive speech. The panellists discussed the achievements of their cities thanks to the support of the European Union.

Mr. Carmine Pacente, delegate from the Metropolitan City of Milan, and Mr. Michele Abbaticchio, from Metropolitan City of Bari, highlighted the fact that European funds have become structural and fundamental to the sustenance and development of most European metropolitan areas by showing the achievements that their administrations have been able to reach only thanks to EU support.

Starting from this argument, Mr. Guntars Ruskuls and Mr. Michal Glaser – respectively from the metropolitan cities of Riga and Gdansk – presented to the audience all the infrastructural developments that their cities achieved, noticing especially how previously neglected parts of their cities flourished again thanks to the funds of the European Union.

The delegate from the Metropolitan City of Barcelona – Mr. Xavier Tiana – explained how the role of metropolitan cities as major development drivers and as important agents of connection between different Local Authorities is usually underestimated by the European Union. Metropolitan cities across Europe – he argued – should coordinate their efforts to make the European Institutions aware of their important role. On this point, the delegate from the Metropolitan City of Zagreb – Ms. Jelena Ricov – added the experience of its city, which represents more than 30% of Croatian GDP and which acts as a coordination centre for all the municipalities located in its metropolitan area.

This workshop was organized in the frame of the European Local Democracy Week, supported by the European for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

Useful Resources:

Photogallery of the event
Project MEANING

ELDW webpage

ALDA rassemble les villes métropolitaines de toute l’Europe à l’occasion de l’atelier MEANING durant la Semaine européenne de la Démocratie Locale (SEDL)

Les délégués des six villes métropolitaines se sont réunis à Bruxelles le 11 octobre pour discuter des réalisations de leurs Autorités Métropolitaines et pour prévoir une voie commune.

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Le 11 octobre, les délégués des villes métropolitaines de Bari, Milan, Barcelone, Zagreb, Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot et Riga ont rejoint l’atelier MEANING organisé par ALDA à Bruxelles et accueilli dans les bureaux de la délégation de la région Apulia à l’Union européenne.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale d’ALDA, a présenté et animé la discussion, tandis que le Président d’ALDA Oriano Otočan a prononcé le discours de clôture. Les intervenants ont discuté des réalisations de leurs villes grâce au soutien de l’Union européenne.

Monsieur Carmine Pacente, délégué de la ville métropolitaine de Milan, et Monsieur Michele Abbaticchio, de la ville métropolitaine de Bari, ont souligné le fait que les fonds européens sont devenus structurels et fondamentaux pour la subsistance et le développement de la plupart des régions métropolitaines européennes en présentant les réalisations que leurs administrations ont été capables d’atteindre seulement grâce au soutien de l’Union européenne.

Partant de cet argument, Monsieur Guntars Ruskuls et Monsieur Michal Glaser – respectivement des villes métropolitaines de Riga et de Gdansk – ont présenté au public tous les développements infrastructurels réalisés par leurs villes, en remarquant notamment la prospérité des parties précédemment négligées de leurs villes grâce, encore une fois, aux fonds de l’Union européenne.

Le délégué de la ville métropolitaine de Barcelone, Monsieur Xavier Tiana, a expliqué comment le rôle des villes métropolitaines en tant que principaux moteurs de développement et agents de liaison entre les différentes autorités locales est généralement sous-estimé par l’Union européenne. Les villes métropolitaines à travers l’Europe, a-t-il soutenu, devraient coordonner leurs efforts pour faire prendre conscience aux institutions européennes de leur rôle important. Sur ce point, la déléguée de la ville métropolitaine de Zagreb, Madame Jelena Ricov, a ajouté l’expérience de sa ville qui représente plus de 30 % du PIB croate et qui sert de centre de coordination pour toutes les municipalités situées dans sa zone métropolitaine.

Cet atelier a été organisé dans le cadre de la Semaine européenne de la Démocratie Locale, soutenue par le programme « European for Citizens » de l’Union Européenne.

Ressources utiles :
Galerie photo de l’événement
Projet MEANING (en anglais)
Site internet de la Semaine européenne de la Démocratie Locale

ALDA riunisce le città metropolitane europee nella Settimana Europea della Democrazia Locale con il workshop di MEANING!

I delegati di sei città metropolitane si sono riuniti a Bruxelles l’11 ottobre per discutere dei risultati raggiunti enti locali metropolitani e per individuare un percorso comune da intraprendere.

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Il giorno 11 ottobre, i delegati di sei città metropolitane di cui Bari, Milano, Barcellona, Zagabria, Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot e Riga hanno partecipato al workshop del progetto MEANING organizzato da ALDA a Bruxelles e ospitato presso gli uffici della delegazione della Regione Puglia presso l’UE.

Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA, ha introdotto e moderato la discussione, mentre il Presidente di ALDA Oriano Otočan ha pronunciato il discorso conclusivo. I partecipanti hanno discusso i traguardi raggiunti dalle proprie città grazie al supporto dell’Unione Europea.

Carmine Pacente, delegato della città metropolitana di Milano, e Michele Abbaticchio, della città metropolitana di Bari, hanno evidenziato come i fondi europei siano diventati strutturali e fondamentali per il sostegno e lo sviluppo della maggior parte delle aree metropolitane europee, mostrando i risultati che le loro amministrazioni sono state in grado di raggiungere solo grazie al supporto dell’UE.

Iniziando da quest’assunto, Guntars Ruskuls e Michal Glaser, rispettivamente dalle città metropolitane di Riga e Gdansk, hanno presentato ai presenti tutti gli sviluppi infrastrutturali che le loro città hanno realizzato, facendo notare come aree delle proprie città prima trascurate siano fiorite nuovamente grazie ai fondi dell’Unione Europea.

Il delegato della città metropolitana di Barcellona, Xavier Tiana, ha spiegato come il ruolo delle città metropolitane quali conduttori di maggiore sviluppo e quali agenti importanti di connessione tra i differenti enti locali sia di solito sottostimato dall’Unione Europea. “Le città metropolitane dell’Europa – ha spiegato – dovrebbero coordinare i propri sforzi per far si che le Istituzioni Europee si rendano conto dell’importante ruolo che ricoprono”. Su questo punto, la delegata della città metropolitana di Zagabria, Jelena Ricov, ha aggiunto l’esperienza della sua città, che rappresenta più del 30% del PIL croato e che agisce come centro di coordinamento per tutte le municipalità che si trovano nella sua area metropolitana.
Questo workshop è stato organizzato nel contesto della Settimana Europea della Democrazia Locale (ELDW), supportata dal programma Europe for Citizens dell’Unione Europea.

Risorse utili:
Galleria fotografica dell’evento
Progetto  MEANING
Sito ELDW

ALDA собирает столичные города со всей Европы на семинаре ELDW для ZNAČENJE

Делегаты из шести столичных городов собрались в Брюсселе 11 октября, чтобы обсудить достижения, достигнутые их столичными властями, и предусмотреть общий путь вперед.

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11 октября делегаты из столичных городов Бари, Милана, Барселоны, Загреба, Гданьска-Гдыни-Сопота и Риги присоединились к семинару «MEANING», организованному ALDA в Брюсселе в офисах делегации региона Апулия в Европейском Союзе.

Антонелла Вальморбида, генеральный секретарь ALDA, открыла и модерировала обсуждение, а президент ALDA Ориано Оточан выступил с заключительной речью. Участники дискуссии обсудили достижения своих городов благодаря поддержке Европейского Союза.

Г-н Кармин Пакенте, делегат из Милана и Мишель Аббатчикио из Бари, подчеркнул тот факт, что европейские фонды стали структурными и фундаментальными для поддержания и развития большинства европейских мегаполисов, показав достижения их администрации благодаря поддержке ЕС.

Исходя из этого, г-н Гунтарс Рускулс и г-н Михал Глейзер, соответственно, из столичных городов Риги и Гданьска, представили аудитории все инфраструктурные разработки, которые реализовали их города, особенно заметив, как ранее пренебрегали части своих городов фондами Европейского Союза.

Делегат из столичного города Барселоны г-н Ксавье Тиана объяснил, как роль столичных городов как основных движущих сил развития и важных агентов связи между различными местными органами власти обычно недооценивается Европейским союзом. Столичные города по всей Европе, – утверждал он, – должны координировать свои усилия, чтобы европейские институты знали о своей важной роли. По этому вопросу делегат из столичного города Загреб – Елена Риков – добавила опыт своего города, который представляет более 30% хорватского ВВП и который действует как координационный центр для всех муниципалитетов, расположенных в его столичной области.

Этот семинар был организован в рамках Европейской недели местной демократии, поддержанной Европейской программой для граждан ЕС.

Полезные ресурсы:
Фотогалерея
Проект ZNAČENJE
Сайт ELDW

ALDA okuplja gradove metropole iz cele Evrope tokom Evropske nedelje lokalne demokratije u okviru MEANING radionice

Predstavnici šest gradova metropola okupili su se u Briselu 11. oktobra kako bi razgovarali o postignućima njihovih lokalnih vlasti i planovima za zajednički napredak.

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Dana 11. oktobra, predstvanici gradova metropla: Barija, Milana, Barselone, Zagreba, Gdanjsk-Gdinije-Sopota i Rige učestvovali su na radionici MEANING koju je organizovala ALDA u Briselu, u kancelarijama Delegacije regije Apulja u Evropskoj uniji.

Antonela Valmorbida, generalna sekretarka ALDA, predstavila je i moderirala diskusiju, dok je predsednik ALDA Oriano Otočan izneo konačne zaključke. Panelisti su razgovarali o dostignućima njihovih gradova ostvarenim zahvaljujući podršci Evropske unije.
G. Carmine Pacente, predstavnika grada Milana i g.Michele Abbaticchio iz grada Barija, istakli su činjenicu da su EU sredstva postal strukturalna i temeljna za održavanje i razvoj većine evropskih metropola, pokazujući dostignuća koja su njihove administracije uspele postići samo zahvaljujućipodršci EU.

Polazeći od ovog argumenta, g. Guntars Ruskuls i g. Michal Glaser – respektivno iz metropolitanskih gradova Riga i Gdanjsk – prezentovali su publici sve infrastrukturne razvojne projekte koje su postigli njihovi gradovi, naročito predočavajući kako su ranije zapostavljeni delovi njihovih gradova ponovo oživeli uz pomoć fondova Evropske unije.

Predstavnik grada Barselona – g. Xavier Tiana – objasnio je kako je uloga metropolitanskih gradova kao glavnih razvojnih pokretača i kao važnih poveznica  između različitih lokalnih vlasti obično potcenjena od strane Evropske unije. Gradovi metropole širom Evrope – tvrdi on – treba da koordiniraju svoje napore kako bi evropske institucije postale svesne njihove važne uloge.     Predstavnik grada Zagreba – gđa Jelena Ricov – dodala je iskustvo svog grada, koji predstavlja više od 30% hrvatskog BDP-a i koji deluje kao koordinacioni centar za sve opštine locirane u njegovom metropolitanskom području.

Ova radionica je organizovana u okviru Evropske nedelje lokalne demokratije, uz podršku Programa EU Evropa za građane.

Korisni izvori:
Foto galerija događaja
Projekat MEANING
ELDW vebsajt

 

ألدا تجمع المدن الكبرى من كافة أنحاء أوروبا في إطار ورشة عمل لميننغ (ZNAČENJE) للأسبوع الأوروبي للديمقراطية المحلية

التقى ممثلون عن ست مدن كبرى في العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل, يوم 11 أكتوب (جمادى الأول), لمناقشة الانجازات المحققة من قبل سلطات مدنهم الكبرى والتنبؤ بالطريق المشترك إلى الأمام.

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حضر يوم 11 أكتوبر (جمادى الأول) عدد من ممثلي المدن الكبرى, في باري وميلانو وبرشلونة وزغرب وغدانسك-غدينيا-سوبوت وريغا, ورشة عمل ميننغ (ZNAČENJE), التي نظمتها ألدا في بروكسل بمقر بعثة منطقة أبوليا للإتحاد الأوروبي.
تولت أنتونلا فلموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا, تقديم الجلسة وتسيير النقاشات, في حين كلف رئيس ألدا أوريانو أوتوشان بقراءة كلمة الاختتام. ناقش المشاركون الانجازات التي حققتها مدنهم بفضل الدعم الذي قدمه الاتحاد الأوروبي
تولي كل من السيدين كامين باشنتي, ممثل مدينة ميلان الكبرى, والسيد ميشال أباتيكيو, عن مدينة باري, أخذ الكلمة للتأكيد على أن المساعدات المالية الأوروبية أصبحت أكثر هيكلية وأهمية لمنظومتي الاستدامة والتنمية في أغلب المناطق الأوروبية الكبرى وذلك بتسليط الأضواء على الانجازات التي تمكنت إداراتهم من تحقيقها بفضل الدعم المقدم من قبل الدول الأوروبية فقط.

انطلاقا من هذه المعاينة, تولى كل من السيدين غونتارز روسكوس وميكال غلازار – من مدينتي ريغا وغدانسك تباعا – التوجه للجمهور لتقديم كافة التطورات البنيوية التي حققتها مدينتهما, مع الإشارة إلى التجاهل السابق الذي عانت منه بعض المناطق في مدينتهما, وذلك قبل أن تزدهر من جديد بفضل الدعم المادي المقدم من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبى.

ثم تولى السيد غزافي تيانا, ممثلا عن مدينة برشلونة الكبرى, أخذ الكلمة ليفسر الدور الذي لعبته المدن الكبرى كمحركات تنمية أساسية وقنوات تواصل بين مختلف السلطات المحلية, حتى وإن لم يحظ هذا الدور بالاهتمام الكافي من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي. كما لاحظ أن مختلف المدن الأوروبية الكبرى تبقى مطالبة بتنسيق الجهود فيما بينها لتوعية المؤسسات الأوروبية بالدور المناط بعهدتها. ,في هذا المجال بالذات, تدخلت السيدة يالانا ريكوي, ممثلة عن مدينة زغرب الكبرى, لتسلط الأضواء على  تجربة هذه المدينة, التي تمثل أكثر من  30%   من الناتج الوطني الخام في كرواتيا, حيث تلعب دور المركز المكلف بالتنسيق بين مختلف البلديات المتواجدة داخل منطقتها الترابية المركزية.

نظمت ورشة العمل في إطار الأسبوع الأوروبي للديمقراطية المحلية,  وبدعم من برنامج أوروبا للمواطنين الذي يديره الاتحاد الأوروبي.

مصادر مفيدة:

رواق صور خاص بالتظاهرة

مشروع ميننغ (ZNAČENJE )

موقع الواب الخاص بالأسبوع الأوروبي للديمقراطية المحلية (ELDW )

The delegates from six Metropolitan Cities have gathered in Bruxelles on October 11th to discuss the achievements reached by their Metropolitan Authorities and to foresee a common way forward.

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On 11 October, delegates from the Metropolitan cities of Bari, Milan, Barcelona, Zagreb, Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot and Riga have joined the MEANING workshop organized by ALDA in Brussels and hosted in the offices of the Region Apulia’s delegation to the European Union.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, introduced and moderated the discussion, while the President of ALDA Oriano Otočan delivered the conclusive speech. The panellists discussed the achievements of their cities thanks to the support of the European Union.

Mr. Carmine Pacente, delegate from the Metropolitan City of Milan, and Mr. Michele Abbaticchio, from Metropolitan City of Bari, highlighted the fact that European funds have become structural and fundamental to the sustenance and development of most European metropolitan areas by showing the achievements that their administrations have been able to reach only thanks to EU support.

Starting from this argument, Mr. Guntars Ruskuls and Mr. Michal Glaser – respectively from the metropolitan cities of Riga and Gdansk – presented to the audience all the infrastructural developments that their cities achieved, noticing especially how previously neglected parts of their cities flourished again thanks to the funds of the European Union.

The delegate from the Metropolitan City of Barcelona – Mr. Xavier Tiana – explained how the role of metropolitan cities as major development drivers and as important agents of connection between different Local Authorities is usually underestimated by the European Union. Metropolitan cities across Europe – he argued – should coordinate their efforts to make the European Institutions aware of their important role. On this point, the delegate from the Metropolitan City of Zagreb – Ms. Jelena Ricov – added the experience of its city, which represents more than 30% of Croatian GDP and which acts as a coordination centre for all the municipalities located in its metropolitan area.

This workshop was organized in the frame of the European Local Democracy Week, supported by the European for Citizens Programme of the European Union.

Useful Resources:

Photogallery of the event
Project MEANING

ELDW webpage

ALDA rassemble les villes métropolitaines de toute l’Europe à l’occasion de l’atelier MEANING durant la Semaine européenne de la Démocratie Locale (SEDL)

Les délégués des six villes métropolitaines se sont réunis à Bruxelles le 11 octobre pour discuter des réalisations de leurs Autorités Métropolitaines et pour prévoir une voie commune.

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Le 11 octobre, les délégués des villes métropolitaines de Bari, Milan, Barcelone, Zagreb, Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot et Riga ont rejoint l’atelier MEANING organisé par ALDA à Bruxelles et accueilli dans les bureaux de la délégation de la région Apulia à l’Union européenne.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale d’ALDA, a présenté et animé la discussion, tandis que le Président d’ALDA Oriano Otočan a prononcé le discours de clôture. Les intervenants ont discuté des réalisations de leurs villes grâce au soutien de l’Union européenne.

Monsieur Carmine Pacente, délégué de la ville métropolitaine de Milan, et Monsieur Michele Abbaticchio, de la ville métropolitaine de Bari, ont souligné le fait que les fonds européens sont devenus structurels et fondamentaux pour la subsistance et le développement de la plupart des régions métropolitaines européennes en présentant les réalisations que leurs administrations ont été capables d’atteindre seulement grâce au soutien de l’Union européenne.

Partant de cet argument, Monsieur Guntars Ruskuls et Monsieur Michal Glaser – respectivement des villes métropolitaines de Riga et de Gdansk – ont présenté au public tous les développements infrastructurels réalisés par leurs villes, en remarquant notamment la prospérité des parties précédemment négligées de leurs villes grâce, encore une fois, aux fonds de l’Union européenne.

Le délégué de la ville métropolitaine de Barcelone, Monsieur Xavier Tiana, a expliqué comment le rôle des villes métropolitaines en tant que principaux moteurs de développement et agents de liaison entre les différentes autorités locales est généralement sous-estimé par l’Union européenne. Les villes métropolitaines à travers l’Europe, a-t-il soutenu, devraient coordonner leurs efforts pour faire prendre conscience aux institutions européennes de leur rôle important. Sur ce point, la déléguée de la ville métropolitaine de Zagreb, Madame Jelena Ricov, a ajouté l’expérience de sa ville qui représente plus de 30 % du PIB croate et qui sert de centre de coordination pour toutes les municipalités situées dans sa zone métropolitaine.

Cet atelier a été organisé dans le cadre de la Semaine européenne de la Démocratie Locale, soutenue par le programme « European for Citizens » de l’Union Européenne.

Ressources utiles :
Galerie photo de l’événement
Projet MEANING (en anglais)
Site internet de la Semaine européenne de la Démocratie Locale

ALDA riunisce le città metropolitane europee nella Settimana Europea della Democrazia Locale con il workshop di MEANING!

I delegati di sei città metropolitane si sono riuniti a Bruxelles l’11 ottobre per discutere dei risultati raggiunti enti locali metropolitani e per individuare un percorso comune da intraprendere.

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Il giorno 11 ottobre, i delegati di sei città metropolitane di cui Bari, Milano, Barcellona, Zagabria, Gdansk-Gdynia-Sopot e Riga hanno partecipato al workshop del progetto MEANING organizzato da ALDA a Bruxelles e ospitato presso gli uffici della delegazione della Regione Puglia presso l’UE.

Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA, ha introdotto e moderato la discussione, mentre il Presidente di ALDA Oriano Otočan ha pronunciato il discorso conclusivo. I partecipanti hanno discusso i traguardi raggiunti dalle proprie città grazie al supporto dell’Unione Europea.

Carmine Pacente, delegato della città metropolitana di Milano, e Michele Abbaticchio, della città metropolitana di Bari, hanno evidenziato come i fondi europei siano diventati strutturali e fondamentali per il sostegno e lo sviluppo della maggior parte delle aree metropolitane europee, mostrando i risultati che le loro amministrazioni sono state in grado di raggiungere solo grazie al supporto dell’UE.

Iniziando da quest’assunto, Guntars Ruskuls e Michal Glaser, rispettivamente dalle città metropolitane di Riga e Gdansk, hanno presentato ai presenti tutti gli sviluppi infrastrutturali che le loro città hanno realizzato, facendo notare come aree delle proprie città prima trascurate siano fiorite nuovamente grazie ai fondi dell’Unione Europea.

Il delegato della città metropolitana di Barcellona, Xavier Tiana, ha spiegato come il ruolo delle città metropolitane quali conduttori di maggiore sviluppo e quali agenti importanti di connessione tra i differenti enti locali sia di solito sottostimato dall’Unione Europea. “Le città metropolitane dell’Europa – ha spiegato – dovrebbero coordinare i propri sforzi per far si che le Istituzioni Europee si rendano conto dell’importante ruolo che ricoprono”. Su questo punto, la delegata della città metropolitana di Zagabria, Jelena Ricov, ha aggiunto l’esperienza della sua città, che rappresenta più del 30% del PIL croato e che agisce come centro di coordinamento per tutte le municipalità che si trovano nella sua area metropolitana.
Questo workshop è stato organizzato nel contesto della Settimana Europea della Democrazia Locale (ELDW), supportata dal programma Europe for Citizens dell’Unione Europea.

Risorse utili:
Galleria fotografica dell’evento
Progetto  MEANING
Sito ELDW

ALDA собирает столичные города со всей Европы на семинаре ELDW для ZNAČENJE

Делегаты из шести столичных городов собрались в Брюсселе 11 октября, чтобы обсудить достижения, достигнутые их столичными властями, и предусмотреть общий путь вперед.

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11 октября делегаты из столичных городов Бари, Милана, Барселоны, Загреба, Гданьска-Гдыни-Сопота и Риги присоединились к семинару «MEANING», организованному ALDA в Брюсселе в офисах делегации региона Апулия в Европейском Союзе.

Антонелла Вальморбида, генеральный секретарь ALDA, открыла и модерировала обсуждение, а президент ALDA Ориано Оточан выступил с заключительной речью. Участники дискуссии обсудили достижения своих городов благодаря поддержке Европейского Союза.

Г-н Кармин Пакенте, делегат из Милана и Мишель Аббатчикио из Бари, подчеркнул тот факт, что европейские фонды стали структурными и фундаментальными для поддержания и развития большинства европейских мегаполисов, показав достижения их администрации благодаря поддержке ЕС.

Исходя из этого, г-н Гунтарс Рускулс и г-н Михал Глейзер, соответственно, из столичных городов Риги и Гданьска, представили аудитории все инфраструктурные разработки, которые реализовали их города, особенно заметив, как ранее пренебрегали части своих городов фондами Европейского Союза.

Делегат из столичного города Барселоны г-н Ксавье Тиана объяснил, как роль столичных городов как основных движущих сил развития и важных агентов связи между различными местными органами власти обычно недооценивается Европейским союзом. Столичные города по всей Европе, – утверждал он, – должны координировать свои усилия, чтобы европейские институты знали о своей важной роли. По этому вопросу делегат из столичного города Загреб – Елена Риков – добавила опыт своего города, который представляет более 30% хорватского ВВП и который действует как координационный центр для всех муниципалитетов, расположенных в его столичной области.

Этот семинар был организован в рамках Европейской недели местной демократии, поддержанной Европейской программой для граждан ЕС.

Полезные ресурсы:
Фотогалерея
Проект ZNAČENJE
Сайт ELDW

ALDA okuplja gradove metropole iz cele Evrope tokom Evropske nedelje lokalne demokratije u okviru MEANING radionice

Predstavnici šest gradova metropola okupili su se u Briselu 11. oktobra kako bi razgovarali o postignućima njihovih lokalnih vlasti i planovima za zajednički napredak.

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Dana 11. oktobra, predstvanici gradova metropla: Barija, Milana, Barselone, Zagreba, Gdanjsk-Gdinije-Sopota i Rige učestvovali su na radionici MEANING koju je organizovala ALDA u Briselu, u kancelarijama Delegacije regije Apulja u Evropskoj uniji.

Antonela Valmorbida, generalna sekretarka ALDA, predstavila je i moderirala diskusiju, dok je predsednik ALDA Oriano Otočan izneo konačne zaključke. Panelisti su razgovarali o dostignućima njihovih gradova ostvarenim zahvaljujući podršci Evropske unije.
G. Carmine Pacente, predstavnika grada Milana i g.Michele Abbaticchio iz grada Barija, istakli su činjenicu da su EU sredstva postal strukturalna i temeljna za održavanje i razvoj većine evropskih metropola, pokazujući dostignuća koja su njihove administracije uspele postići samo zahvaljujućipodršci EU.

Polazeći od ovog argumenta, g. Guntars Ruskuls i g. Michal Glaser – respektivno iz metropolitanskih gradova Riga i Gdanjsk – prezentovali su publici sve infrastrukturne razvojne projekte koje su postigli njihovi gradovi, naročito predočavajući kako su ranije zapostavljeni delovi njihovih gradova ponovo oživeli uz pomoć fondova Evropske unije.

Predstavnik grada Barselona – g. Xavier Tiana – objasnio je kako je uloga metropolitanskih gradova kao glavnih razvojnih pokretača i kao važnih poveznica  između različitih lokalnih vlasti obično potcenjena od strane Evropske unije. Gradovi metropole širom Evrope – tvrdi on – treba da koordiniraju svoje napore kako bi evropske institucije postale svesne njihove važne uloge.     Predstavnik grada Zagreba – gđa Jelena Ricov – dodala je iskustvo svog grada, koji predstavlja više od 30% hrvatskog BDP-a i koji deluje kao koordinacioni centar za sve opštine locirane u njegovom metropolitanskom području.

Ova radionica je organizovana u okviru Evropske nedelje lokalne demokratije, uz podršku Programa EU Evropa za građane.

Korisni izvori:
Foto galerija događaja
Projekat MEANING
ELDW vebsajt

 

ألدا تجمع المدن الكبرى من كافة أنحاء أوروبا في إطار ورشة عمل لميننغ (ZNAČENJE) للأسبوع الأوروبي للديمقراطية المحلية

التقى ممثلون عن ست مدن كبرى في العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل, يوم 11 أكتوب (جمادى الأول), لمناقشة الانجازات المحققة من قبل سلطات مدنهم الكبرى والتنبؤ بالطريق المشترك إلى الأمام.

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حضر يوم 11 أكتوبر (جمادى الأول) عدد من ممثلي المدن الكبرى, في باري وميلانو وبرشلونة وزغرب وغدانسك-غدينيا-سوبوت وريغا, ورشة عمل ميننغ (ZNAČENJE), التي نظمتها ألدا في بروكسل بمقر بعثة منطقة أبوليا للإتحاد الأوروبي.
تولت أنتونلا فلموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا, تقديم الجلسة وتسيير النقاشات, في حين كلف رئيس ألدا أوريانو أوتوشان بقراءة كلمة الاختتام. ناقش المشاركون الانجازات التي حققتها مدنهم بفضل الدعم الذي قدمه الاتحاد الأوروبي
تولي كل من السيدين كامين باشنتي, ممثل مدينة ميلان الكبرى, والسيد ميشال أباتيكيو, عن مدينة باري, أخذ الكلمة للتأكيد على أن المساعدات المالية الأوروبية أصبحت أكثر هيكلية وأهمية لمنظومتي الاستدامة والتنمية في أغلب المناطق الأوروبية الكبرى وذلك بتسليط الأضواء على الانجازات التي تمكنت إداراتهم من تحقيقها بفضل الدعم المقدم من قبل الدول الأوروبية فقط.

انطلاقا من هذه المعاينة, تولى كل من السيدين غونتارز روسكوس وميكال غلازار – من مدينتي ريغا وغدانسك تباعا – التوجه للجمهور لتقديم كافة التطورات البنيوية التي حققتها مدينتهما, مع الإشارة إلى التجاهل السابق الذي عانت منه بعض المناطق في مدينتهما, وذلك قبل أن تزدهر من جديد بفضل الدعم المادي المقدم من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبى.

ثم تولى السيد غزافي تيانا, ممثلا عن مدينة برشلونة الكبرى, أخذ الكلمة ليفسر الدور الذي لعبته المدن الكبرى كمحركات تنمية أساسية وقنوات تواصل بين مختلف السلطات المحلية, حتى وإن لم يحظ هذا الدور بالاهتمام الكافي من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي. كما لاحظ أن مختلف المدن الأوروبية الكبرى تبقى مطالبة بتنسيق الجهود فيما بينها لتوعية المؤسسات الأوروبية بالدور المناط بعهدتها. ,في هذا المجال بالذات, تدخلت السيدة يالانا ريكوي, ممثلة عن مدينة زغرب الكبرى, لتسلط الأضواء على  تجربة هذه المدينة, التي تمثل أكثر من  30%   من الناتج الوطني الخام في كرواتيا, حيث تلعب دور المركز المكلف بالتنسيق بين مختلف البلديات المتواجدة داخل منطقتها الترابية المركزية.

نظمت ورشة العمل في إطار الأسبوع الأوروبي للديمقراطية المحلية,  وبدعم من برنامج أوروبا للمواطنين الذي يديره الاتحاد الأوروبي.

مصادر مفيدة:

رواق صور خاص بالتظاهرة

مشروع ميننغ (ZNAČENJE )

موقع الواب الخاص بالأسبوع الأوروبي للديمقراطية المحلية (ELDW )


ALDA joins the opening session of the ELDW!

ALDA has been invited by Brulocalis to participate to the opening day of the European Local Democracy Week!

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The opening session of the ELDW saw the organization of a tool fair, in which Brussels municipalities and relevant associations used their booths to promote their activities. At ALDA’s stand project manager Mihaela Onofras, together with Project Manager Assistants Patricia Bachmaier and Josephine Proehl, offered ordinary citizens and local authorities’ delegates an insight into ALDA’s work and efforts to promote good governance and citizens’ participation across the enlarged Europe and Northern Africa!

Following the tool fair, participants joined a 2 hours dialogue table organized to promote the dialogue between local authorities and constituencies, after which participants had the opportunity to further develop their networks.

The “European Local Democracy Week” (ELDW) is an annual European event co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Local authorities and associations from all the 47 member States of the Council of Europe have joined this year’s edition.

The initiative aims at disseminating the Council of Europe universal values of democracy and human rights, while also offering the participants the opportunity to join a European network engaged in the promotion of citizen participation at the local level.

ALDA has been invited by Brulocalis to participate to the opening day of the European Local Democracy Week!

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The opening session of the ELDW saw the organization of a tool fair, in which Brussels municipalities and relevant associations used their booths to promote their activities. At ALDA’s stand project manager Mihaela Onofras, together with Project Manager Assistants Patricia Bachmaier and Josephine Proehl, offered ordinary citizens and local authorities’ delegates an insight into ALDA’s work and efforts to promote good governance and citizens’ participation across the enlarged Europe and Northern Africa!

Following the tool fair, participants joined a 2 hours dialogue table organized to promote the dialogue between local authorities and constituencies, after which participants had the opportunity to further develop their networks.

The “European Local Democracy Week” (ELDW) is an annual European event co-ordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities. Local authorities and associations from all the 47 member States of the Council of Europe have joined this year’s edition.

The initiative aims at disseminating the Council of Europe universal values of democracy and human rights, while also offering the participants the opportunity to join a European network engaged in the promotion of citizen participation at the local level.