EU i Zapadni Balkan: ka obnovljenom poverenju

Veliki trenutak učešća u ALDA projektu Mladi Balkana za Evropu (RYCE) na Zapadnom Balkanu, koji je završen u maju 2021.

Putevi koji su pred nama biće teški, ali u osnovi smo optimisti za budućnost Evrope i mladih, ovo su vrlo jasno izrazili svi koji su učestvovali a na poslednjoj konferenciji u okviru projekta “Mladi Balkana za Evropu” (RYCE).

Završna RYCE projektna konferencija održana je 1. jula 2021. u Beogradu, Srbija, u hotelu Metropol. Konferencija je izvedena u hibridnom formatu, a 36 učesnika je gledalo sa platforme Zoom. Zajedno sa ALDA-om prisustvovao je veliki broj učesnika - bilo da su to mreže i organizacije, uključujući 13 partnera.

Projekt “Mladi Balkana za Evropu” trajao je 3 godine, sa ciljem osnaživanja omladinskih organizacija i drugih grupa civilnog društva na Zapadnom Balkanu, kao i u Evropi. Projekat je uzeo u obzir dizajniranje politike, mobilizaciju učešća i boljeg donošenje odluka među mlađim generacijama i monitoring evropskih integracija.

Konferencija je pokazala veliki optimizam za budućnost Evrope i mladih

Tema prvog panela ticala se odnosa između Zapadnog Balkana i Evrope, drugog o očekivanjima mladih od pogleda na evropske integracije, zajedno sa istraživanjem predstavljenim po tom pitanju, dok su treći i poslednji panel imali predstavnici Agencija za lokalnu demokratiju i razgovarali o lokalnoj demokratiji i građanskim inicijativama.

Generalno, konferencija je pokazala veliki optimizam za budućnost Evrope i mladih, ali je takođe naglasila važnost ulaganja u mlađe generacije; praćenjem funkcije demokratije i izgradnjom poverenja. Predviđeni pristupi su uglavnom odozdo prema gore i panevropski, kako bi se postigli ovakvi ciljevi. Stoga, mlade treba efikasno mobilizirati za veće učešće, treba im pružiti informacije o političkim pitanjima koja ih se tiču, uz istovremeno unapređivanje digitalnih alata koji će im omogućiti da dobiju vrijedne vijesti i znanje iz ovog područja.

Govoreći o digitalizaciji, takođe je istaknuto da su od 1. jula na Balkanu uspostavljeni sporazumi o romingu uz pomoć Evropske unije. 18 miliona ljudi iz Albanie, Bosne i Hercegovine, Kosova, Crne Gore, Severne Makedonije i Srbije znaće da imaju mogućnost da „lutaju kao kod kuće“, što znači da nema dodatnog novca koji će potrošiti kada koriste svoje telefone tokom putovanja unutar regiona. Regionalna integracija je ključ za korake naprijed. Ovo drugo, u stvari, i dalje ostaje tema od velike važnosti.

Vraćajući se na završnu konferenciju, dato je vreme i za predstavljanje rezultata istraživanja o mladima urađeno u ovo doba 2020. godine. Iz opšte perspektive, može se reći da se ovaj sastanak pokazao kao plodan za dijalog, pokazujući dostignuća u poslednje 3 godine projekta Mladih Balkana za Evropu. Bez obzira na to, mobilizacija mladih, kao i pokazatelji evropskih integracija još uvek su nešto što treba i dalje održavati.

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Ova završna konferencija je u okviru projekta „Mladi Balkana za Evropu“ koji sprovode Fondacija Centar za demokratiju (vodeći partner), Balkanska mreža za lokalnu demokratiju, CRTA, Youth Act i Sodem. Ovaj projekat finansira Evropska unija.

A great moment of share within ALDA projects Regional Youth Compact for Europe (RYCE) in Western Balkans, which ended in May 2021.

The roads ahead of us are going to be difficult, but fundamentally speaking, we are optimistic for the future of Europe and the youth, and in the last conference under the Regional Youth Compact for Europe (RYCE) project, this was very clearly expressed by everyone, who has participated.

Završna RYCE projektna konferencija održana je 1. jula 2021. u Beogradu, Srbija, u hotelu Metropol. Konferencija je izvedena u hibridnom formatu, a 36 učesnika je gledalo sa platforme Zoom. Zajedno sa ALDA-om prisustvovao je veliki broj učesnika - bilo da su to mreže i organizacije, uključujući 13 partnera.

Izvršna Regional Youth Compact for Europe project lasted for 3 years, with the aim of empowering youth organisations and other civil society groups in the Western Balkans (WB) as well as Europe. More into details, the project took into account policy design, mobilisation of participation and better decision-making among the younger generations, and EU integration monitoring.

Konferencija je pokazala veliki optimizam za budućnost Evrope i mladih

The topic  of the first panel concerned the relationship between the WB and the Europe, the second one was about youth expectations for outlooks of European integration alongside with a research presented on the matter, while the third and last panel had representatives from Local Democracy Agencies to discuss local democracy and civic initiatives.

Generalno, konferencija je pokazala veliki optimizam za budućnost Evrope i mladih, ali je takođe naglasila važnost ulaganja u mlađe generacije; praćenjem funkcije demokratije i izgradnjom poverenja. Predviđeni pristupi su uglavnom odozdo prema gore i panevropski, kako bi se postigli ovakvi ciljevi. Stoga, mlade treba efikasno mobilizirati za veće učešće, treba im pružiti informacije o političkim pitanjima koja ih se tiču, uz istovremeno unapređivanje digitalnih alata koji će im omogućiti da dobiju vrijedne vijesti i znanje iz ovog područja.

Govoreći o digitalizaciji, takođe je istaknuto da su od 1. jula na Balkanu uspostavljeni sporazumi o romingu uz pomoć Evropske unije. 18 miliona ljudi iz Albanie, Bosne i Hercegovine, Kosova, Crne Gore, Severne Makedonije i Srbije znaće da imaju mogućnost da „lutaju kao kod kuće“, što znači da nema dodatnog novca koji će potrošiti kada koriste svoje telefone tokom putovanja unutar regiona. Regionalna integracija je ključ za korake naprijed. Ovo drugo, u stvari, i dalje ostaje tema od velike važnosti.

Vraćajući se na završnu konferenciju, dato je vreme i za predstavljanje rezultata istraživanja o mladima urađeno u ovo doba 2020. godine. Iz opšte perspektive, može se reći da se ovaj sastanak pokazao kao plodan za dijalog, pokazujući dostignuća u poslednje 3 godine projekta Mladih Balkana za Evropu. Bez obzira na to, mobilizacija mladih, kao i pokazatelji evropskih integracija još uvek su nešto što treba i dalje održavati.

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Ova završna konferencija je u okviru projekta „Mladi Balkana za Evropu“ koji sprovode Fondacija Centar za demokratiju (vodeći partner), Balkanska mreža za lokalnu demokratiju, CRTA, Youth Act i Sodem. Ovaj projekat finansira Evropska unija.


7 July: Save the date for the Open Day of Mysea project

Next Wednesday July 7th 2021, save the date for the Open Day of the Project MYSEA: a unique occasion for all Italian stakeholders interested in the labour inclusion of young people, NEETs and women in the blue and green economy sectors.

The event, organised by CIES Onlus i University of Palermo – Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Sciences, is meant to be the launch of the MYSEA project – Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and Women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the blue and green economy in Italy, with a special focus for the Lazio and Sicily Regions.


Let's understand and address the issue of skill mismatch that hinders labour inclusion and gender equity


The project is co-funded by the European Union in the framework of the ENI CBC MED Programme 2014-2020 and aims at promoting the socio-occupational inclusion in the Mediterranean area of people disadvantaged in entering the labour market such as young people, women and NEETs (Not in Emplyment, Education and Training), who could take advantage of new opportunities and new professional profiles that may arise from the emerging sectors of the blue and green economy.

Izvršna Open Day will be organised online and will be animated by different speakers and stakeholders, thus being a space for reflection on the objectives, priorities, methodologies and strategies to be implemented within the MYSEA project. Research activities will be promoted focusing on the centrality of training in order to promote the labour inclusion of young people, NEETs and women in the blue and green economy sectors.

A key feature of the discussion will be the need to understand and address the issue of skill mismatch that hinders the process of labour inclusion and gender equity.

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Project Manager (France)

ALDA is looking for a Voditelj projekta for its office in Strasbourga (France). He/she will work under the supervision of ALDA’s Secretary General and of the Head of the Project Management Unit. Among main tasks: planning and/or implementing the action plan of the projects, organising events and other initiatives described in the programme; following and accompanying the partnership and the group involved in the projects; and communicating about the project with the support of the communication office of ALDA.

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English (including 3 names and contacts of professional references) by 16th July 2021 (23.59 CET Time) to posao@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Application – Project Manager".

ALDA is looking for a Voditelj projekta for its office in Strasbourga (France). He/she will work under the supervision of ALDA’s Secretary General and of the Head of the Project Management Unit. Among main tasks: planning and/or implementing the action plan of the projects, organising events and other initiatives described in the programme; following and accompanying the partnership and the group involved in the projects; and communicating about the project with the support of the communication office of ALDA.

Interested candidates in line with the profile described above should send their CV and cover letter in English (including 3 names and contacts of professional references) by 16th July 2021 (23.59 CET Time) to posao@aldaintranet.org with the following subject line: “Application – Project Manager".


Antonella Valmorbida reappointed as Chair of the European Partnership for Democracy

We are delighted to announce that on June 30th – at the General Assembly of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) – Antonela Valmorbida has been reappointed as Chair of the organisation, for the upcoming 2 years. Together with Ms. Valmorbida, Anthony Smith, executive director Westminster Foundation of Democracy, has been appointed as treasurer; and Thijs Berman, Executive director of Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), as Vice- President.

Antonella Valmorbida has been reappointed as Chair of the organisation, for the upcoming 2 years

Besides elections, in lights of its role as a key player on EU democracy support, both vis-à-vis the EU Institutions and the member states, as well as the wider democracy support community, this year’s meeting had several key topics on the agenda, reflecting on the role of EPD in the near future.

With its seventeen civil and political society organisations as members from many states around the world, it comes with itself that the role of EPD is essential when stimulating citizens’ participation; social engagements and dialogue among different stakeholders.

ALDA staff is very much glad to hear this great news, and wish to all the Board of Directors, and colleagues at EPD the very best for its future.

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To know more: EPD website

We are delighted to announce that on June 30th – at the General Assembly of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) – Antonela Valmorbida has been reappointed as Chair of the organisation, for the upcoming 2 years. Together with Ms. Valmorbida, Anthony Smith, executive director Westminster Foundation of Democracy, has been appointed as treasurer; and Thijs Berman, Executive director of Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD), as Vice- President.

Antonella Valmorbida has been reappointed as Chair of the organisation, for the upcoming 2 years

Besides elections, in lights of its role as a key player on EU democracy support, both vis-à-vis the EU Institutions and the member states, as well as the wider democracy support community, this year’s meeting had several key topics on the agenda, reflecting on the role of EPD in the near future.

With its seventeen civil and political society organisations as members from many states around the world, it comes with itself that the role of EPD is essential when stimulating citizens’ participation; social engagements and dialogue among different stakeholders.

ALDA staff is very much glad to hear this great news, and wish to all the Board of Directors, and colleagues at EPD the very best for its future.

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To know more: EPD website


FOOD WAVE supports 21 project ideas led by youth and small civil society organisations all over Europe!

The First Round of the Food Wave Call for Proposals directed to youth-led and small civil society organisations closed successfully! 21 proposals have been selected, involving 13 different countries and 25 territories.

The Food Wave Project, led by the Municipality of Milan together with 29 project partners (cities, municipal agencies and civil society organisations)  in 17 countries, aims at creating awareness on sustainable ways to consume and produce food for climate change mitigation and activate young people in their cities, in order to enable them to influence institutional decisions, so they can lead us to a sustainable global food system by 2030, with the involvement of global networks such as C40.

Within this framework, the Project, under the coordination of ALDA, with the collaboration of the project partners and in synergy with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), established a sub-granting scheme that will contribute to the Food Wave Project overall objective, supporting grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviours.

The selected proposals will directly involve about 6000 young people u 13 European countries implementing a wide variety of communication, promotion, dissemination and awareness raising initiatives but also training and learning by doing activities such as intercultural cooking workshops, gardening and planting workshops and creative activities like food museums, bike-parades, photo documentaries among many others!

Izvršna main themes that will be addressed are: Sustainable diets to reduce the impact on the planet and protect human rights, fight against food waste, sustainable food education and knowledge sharing/dissemination, local alternative food systems, local producer and territorial market, fight against climate change and equal access to healthy, sustainable and fairy food.

Through the territorial actions promoted by the selected applicants, the project is contributing to the SDGs localisation and to the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, with a specific focus on fighting hunger (SDG 2), contributing to economic growth and decent work opportunities (SDG 8), promoting responsible consumption and production patterns (SDG 12), building sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and contributing to the climate action starting from the territorial level (SDG 13).


Here is a complete list of the selected organisations and their projects:

ZemljaTerritory of the project implementationName of the organizationTitle of the project
BelgijaMolenbeekBx -Jeunes  1080Fertile City
BelgijaBrugesJCI Brugge vzwRoad show for JCI EC Bruges 2022

 

 

BugarskaSofiaReflektor FoundationSofia Neighbourhood
FrancuskaStrasbourgaStamtishWorld Food for Thoughts
MađarskaBudabestFelelős Gasztrohős Alapítvány - Heroes of Responsible Dining FoundationGas Trial - interactive gastronomy related trial program for young adults
ItalijaMilanRecup - Associazione di Promozione SocialeRecipes from the neighbourhood
ItalijaTurinYOUth ConnectFrom Waster to Master
ItalijaMilan, Zona 6, Quartiere Giambellino-LorenteggioAssociazione di Promozione Sociale Laboratorio di Quartiere Giambellino LorenteggioGiambellGarden
ItalijaAosta (Aosta); Assisi (Perugia); Orvieto (Terni); Riva del Garda (Trento); Larino (Campobasso); Termoli.Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCOEDU project - Agenda 2030
ItalijaMilan and FlorenceCHANGE FOR PLANET - YOUTH IN ACTION - APSEat Climate For breakfast
NizozemskaAlmereStichting 'n Wilde Keuze (Translation: Foundation A Wild Choice)A Wild Choice: The Food Museum of today and tomorrow
NizozemskaAlmere, Turin, Milan, RomeStichting Slow Food Youth NetworkOn the wave: European youth changing the food system
PoljskaVaršavaPolski Klub Ekologiczny Okręg Pomorski„Climate Eatucation”

 

 

PortugalCascaisAssociação Juvenil Rota JovemEco youth citizens
PortugalEsposendeRio Neiva - Associação de Defesa do Ambiente / Rio Neiva - Environmental NGOThe museum of Food waste
RumunjskaLasiERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK IAȘI – REȚEAUA STUDENȚILOR ERASMUS IAȘI (ESN Iași)The rise of the Food Hero
SlovenijaMariborEntrepreneurial educational youth cooperative society EPEKA, ULTD, social enterpriseHealthy food for a healthy planet
SlovenijaLjubljanaKomunikum, Inštitut za podatkovno povezovanje v medmrežjuCommunity garden Ljubljana
ŠpanjolskaMadridMar de TierrasFOOD JUSTICE ON ZERO WASTE BIKE CHALLENGE
ŠvedskaÖrkelljungaHello YouthLet’s fight food waste


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