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Sub-granting scheme of Food Wave project: end of the first phase

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he first phase of the sub-granting scheme of the addressed to young people and small civil society organizations has come to an end. Before going into details, few info on the project itself.

ProjekatFood Wave - koji sufinansira EU u okviru Programa za razvoj obrazovanja i podizanja svesti (DEAR) a promovisala ga je opština Milano zajedno sa ActionAid Italija, ACRA, Mani Tese i25 projektnih partnera u 17 zemalјa, uklјučujući ALDA-u – sa ciljem stvaranja svesti o održivim obrascima potrošnje i proizvodnje hrane za ublažavanje klimatskih promena, aktivirajući mlade lјude i omogućavajući im da utiču na institucionalne odluke.

Under the coordination of the European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA, a sub-granting scheme was established with the aim to support grassroot initiatives and street actions in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors. The grants focused on street actions that can produce specific results and that will stand as examples and inspiration for citizens, NGOs, and Local Authorities (LAs) on how to generate constructive and result-oriented activities.


Sub-granting scheme was established with the aim to support grassroot initiatives and street actions in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviors


More specifically, the grants targeted concrete actions such as getting to know local producers and local markets; following sustainable diets to reduce the impact on the planet and protect human rights; creating alternative local food systems. And again, the fight against food waste; more sustainable food education and the dissemination of knowledge sharing to the fight against climate change; equitable access to healthy and more sustainable and fair food.

Projekat beneficiaries of this first round of the Talas hrane sub-grant scheme were 21 youth organizations from 13 different countries, whose initiatives involved 25 territories and more than 6,000 young people. All sub grantees witnessed a positive balance of projects and active local and territorial involvement, especially of youth and their families, never experienced before!

However, this is not the end of the project, but it marked the beginning of the food wave sub granting scheme: the second call for proposals is about to be launched in 2022 and it will involve Local Authorities. Stay Tuned!

 

The 21 beneficiaries of the 2021 Food Wave Sub Granting scheme were:

  1. Bx -Jeunes ASBL (Belgium – 1080 Brussels – Molenbeek)
  2. JCI Brugge vzw (Belgium, Bruges)
  3. Reflektor Foundation (Bulgaria, Sofia)
  4. Mar de Tierras (Spain, Madrid Region)
  5. Stamtish ( FRANCE, Strasbourg and its area)
  6. Coordination of Sisak’s Youth Associations (Koordinacija udruga mladih Siska K.U.M.S.)  (Croatia, Sisak-Moslavina county, Town Sisak)
  7. Felelős Gasztrohős Alapítvány -Heroes of Responsible Dining Foundation (Hungary, Budapest)
  8. Recup – Associazione di Promozione Sociale (Italy, Milan)
  9. YOUth Connect (Italy, Turin (with international online activities))
  10. Associazione di Promozione Sociale Laboratorio di Quartiere Giambellino Lorenteggio (Italy, Milan)
  11. Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCO (Italy: Aosta (Aosta); Assisi (Perugia); Orvieto (Terni); Riva del Garda (Trento); Larino (Campobasso); Termoli (Campobasso)
  12. CHANGE FOR PLANET – YOUTH IN ACTION – APS (Italy, Milan and Florence)
  13. Stichting ‘n Wilde Keuze (Foundation A Wild Choice), (Netherlands)
  14. Stichting Slow Food Youth Network (Netherlands, Italy (Milan, Turin and Rome), UK (Edinburgh and Glasgow),The Netherlands (Almere, Utrecht), Belgium (Molenbeek))
  15. Polski Klub Ekologiczny Okręg Pomorski (Poland, Warsaw)
  16. Associação Juvenil Rota Jovem (Portugal, Cascais Lisbon)
  17. Rio Neiva – Associação de Defesa do Ambiente / Rio Neiva – Environmental NGO (Portugal, Esposende)
  18. ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK IAȘI – REȚEAUA STUDENȚILOR ERASMUS IAȘI (ESN Iași), (Romania, Lasi)
  19. Hello Youth (Sweden, Örkelljunga)
  20. Entrepreneurial educational youth cooperative society EPEKA, ULTD, social enterprise (Slovenia, Maribor)
  21. Komunikum, Inštitut za podatkovno povezovanje v medmrežju (Slovenia, Ljubljana)


PERI

CAP-PERI Project: Call for External Evaluators

Projekt

CAP-PERI Common Agricultural Policy, Peer Educational Resources in Italy is expecting to improve citizens and especially youths’ information and enhance their awareness on what is the CAP and the social, economic and environmental implications of the policy both at National and European level.

Here you can find a CAP-PERI project overview 

Purpose of the evaluation & monitoring

The evaluation & monitoring expert/team of experts will be involved in the project CAPPERI, to support the co-applicants to understand, ensure, monitor and evaluate the overall impact of the project.

The evaluation and monitoring team will support the CAPPERI’s consortium to reach the objectives of the project by providing professional and expert advice for the timely and efficient implementation of its activities.



In particular, the external evaluator(s) has been foreseen for the following tasks:

PROVIDE AN EVALUATION STRATEGY OF THE PROJECT

  • A common detailed methodology including quantitative and qualitative indicators for monitoring the implementation process
  • Tools to measure the level of satisfaction of target populations, citizens, LAs and implementing entities
  • Internal evaluation to ensure the reaching of targets established and allowing to adjust better for future activities.

EVALUATE THE REAL IMPACT ON BENEFICIARIES IN TERMS OF

  • Concrete results in relation to the aims of the project
  • Local impact of practices experimented
  • Real commitment of the beneficiaries towards the project phases

ELABORATION OF A SUSTAINTABILITY PLAN that will include guidelines to promote the methodology of the project and the Tools created (creative outputs, Webinars, …) after the project completion

 

Obligations of the Expert(s)

In order to accomplish the mission, the external evaluator(s) is requested to participate for all the duration at the most important meetings of the project and of the final evaluation meeting.

Reactions by e-mail or Skype within the 72 hours after a direct request of advice from the members of the consortium are requested to the external evaluator(s).

The external evaluator will:

  • Take all the measures to prepare, implement and manage correctly the tasks and the missions assigned
  • Communicate to ALDA all the information, documents and suggestions essential or necessary for the execution of the activities
  • Fullfil the timesheet and report requested by ALDA necessary for the reporting activities

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 Proposals including a concept note (max 7 pages) and budget proposal in English or Italian should be sent by email to alessandra.brigo@alda-europe.eu as soon as possible and before the 9th February 2022 at the latest.

ALDA will have the final decision on the choice of the external evaluation and its verdict will be unappealable.

For further information, please contact Alessandra Brigo (alessandra.brigo@alda-europe.eu).

 

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Here you can find the detailed vacancy
Here you can find the CAP-PERI projekt overview


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Zima pozdrav i Sretna Nova Godina čestitke iz ALDE

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Zimska čestitke i Sretna Nova godina od predsjednika ALDA, Gospodin Oriano Ototan , glavni tajnik Alda gospođe Valmorbida i cijeli tim ALDA!
Kao i svaki prosinac, vrijeme je da se zaustavi na trenutak i osvrnemo se na ono što je učinjeno u posljednjih 12 mjeseci. Godina puna inicijativa, sastanaka i događaja koji daju ogromnu energiju za nadolazeću 2022.

 

“Dear Members, Partners and Friends of ALDA, behalf of the whole team of ALDA, its Governing Board and all the LDAs, let me wish you all the best Winter Holidays that 2021 can offer to all of us!” – stated our President Mr Oriano Otočan  at the beginning to its letter.

“The year about to end has been a unique one – continued Mr. Otočan –  with the COVID-19 pandemic crisis still challenging deeply the implementation of our activities and everyday work all around Europe and beyond. Many of you have faced difficulties in the management of the crisis, from the economic to the social and cultural point of view. It is the reason why our support towards local communities has been more important than ever.

Ove godine više nego ikada, cilj nam je bio da povežemo našu mrežu lokalnih zajednica i aktera iz Evrope i šire, duboko uvereni da ćemo samo zajedno, deleći ideje i zajedničkim radom, prevazići složene izazove našeg vremena. S tim u vezi, pokrenuli smo i niz novih mogućnosti za naše članove, među kojima i radne grupe, dajući priliku da dele, sarađuju i zajedno oblikuju budućnost našeg Udruženja, ali i Evrope .

Uprkos poteškoćama u postepenom ukidanju ove globalne pandemije, koja je duboko uticala na život svih nas, spremni smo da damo svoj deo kako bismo zaštitili najugroženije i da sa obnovljenom energijom pristupimo 2022. godini kako bismo se konačno vratili na oblik „normalnosti“, obogaćen svim mislima i izazovima sa kojima smo se svi zajedno suočili u protekle 2 godine.

Takođe, želim da iskoristim priliku da se setim naših dragih prijatelja i kolega Saše Marinkova, delegata Agencije lokalne demokratije Centralna-Južna Srbija, i Viktora Kotrute, koordinatora projekta Istočno partnerstvo, koji su nas napustili ove godine. Prijatelji koje ćemo istinski sa divljenjem pamtiti.

"Dozvolite mi da vam poželim sve najbolje povodom zimskih praznika koje 2021!" - Oriano Otočan - ALDA predsjednik

Na kraju, ali ne i najmanje važno, svima želim sve najbolje! Želim vam bolju, mirniju, sigurniju i srećniju 2022. godinu!

Last but not least, – concluded Mr. Otočan –  I wish everyone all the best!  I wish you a better, calmer, safer and happier 2022!”

 

Slično tome, Gospođa Antonella Valmorbida, glavni tajnik ALDA-e, poželjela je mreže i prijatelje udruge toplih zimskih čestitki i sretne nove godine i poželjela se uskoro vidjeti 2022.godine.

Play the video and listen Mrs. Valmorbida’s winter greetings in Italian, French or Russian


Project Manager Assistant - Environment Focus

The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) offers an internship in the field of Project Management, with a focus on Environment. The incumbent will contribute to the implementation of the following projects: Life Beware (https://www.lifebeware.eu/en/ ); Food Wave (https://www.foodwave.eu/ ) and Shared Green Deal (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101036640).

Main tasks and responsibilities [check the full vacancy]:

  • Contributing to the project’s management, implementation and logistical support;
  • Implementing communication activities, such as content creation for social media and social mediaplanning (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);
  • Drafting of articles on the topic of environment, both in English and Italian

Knowledge, skills and abilities [check the full vacancy]:

  • University student preferably, but not necessarily, with a background in International Relations, European Law, Languages, or Political Science in a broader sense;
  • Excellent command of English and Italian, both written and spoken

How to apply

To apply, please fill-in the online form with all requested information.

 

The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) offers an internship in the field of Project Management, with a focus on Environment. The incumbent will contribute to the implementation of the following projects: Life Beware (https://www.lifebeware.eu/en/ ); Food Wave (https://www.foodwave.eu/ ) and Shared Green Deal (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101036640).

Main tasks and responsibilities [check the full vacancy]:

  • Contributing to the project’s management, implementation and logistical support;
  • Implementing communication activities, such as content creation for social media and social mediaplanning (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);
  • Drafting of articles on the topic of environment, both in English and Italian

Knowledge, skills and abilities [check the full vacancy]:

  • University student preferably, but not necessarily, with a background in International Relations, European Law, Languages, or Political Science in a broader sense;
  • Excellent command of English and Italian, both written and spoken

How to apply

To apply, please fill-in the online form with all requested information.


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Online fake news and local democracy: The final international event of the DIGITAL project

From 17 to 19 November 2021, the 5th and final event of the DIGITAL project – Supporting Democratic Union and Active Citizenship in Digital Era  – took place in Madrid, Spain. The event entitled “Fake news: How to counter the fake news and disinformation that spread online?” was held both online and offline and offered the possibility to debate and share opinions on topics such as the impact of digitalization, the future of the European Union, and the place of citizens in this digital transformation. For ALDA it was attended by Elisabetta Uroni, Head of the Communication Department.

Projekat DIGITAL project is led by the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid (FMM) and financed by the Europe for Citizens Programme. Its aim was to assemble policymakers and citizens from 15 European countries to enhance democratic and civic participation across Europe.

The first day of the event focused on the proliferation of fake news in the digital age and included interventions by José Antonio Sánchez Serrano, the Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Digitization of the Community of Madrid, and Cristina Moreno Moreno, the General Manager of FMM. In addition, conclusions were drawn from the previous international events, including through interactive sessions.


The event focused on the proliferation of fake news in the digital age; the effects on on local democracy  and on digital transition


The second day focused on issues such as the effects of fake news on local democracy with speakers José Manuel Hoyo, the Mayor of Brunete and Vice President of the Information Society Commission, Alfredo García-Plata, the Mayor of Torrelodones and Member of the Information Society Commission, Jorge Alberto Campos, the Mayor of Paracuellos del Jarama and Member of the Governing Board FMM, and Asensio Martínez Agraz, the Mayor of Sevilla la Nueva and Member of the Governing Board of the FMM. Furthermore, strategies, methods, and techniques in the fight against fake news were discussed together with Francisco Serrato iz The Objective, Vincenzo Tiani, Advisory expert in Digital Policies and professor at the IULM University (Milan), Andrés Jiménez, the MALDITO BULO Coordinator, and an expert from NEWTRAL. The day closed with an interactive session on good local practices with regard to fake news.

The third day started with a round table discussion on best practices that make a significant contribution to the “digital transition” at EU level, presented by Cristina Moreno Moreno and featuring Myrian Redondo from VerificaRTVE. This was followed by a presentation of the conclusions of the teamwork of day 2 and the closing session.

The event provided an important forum for analyzing and discussing the issue of fake news and its impact on local democracy from a variety of perspectives. It brought together a number of experts and stakeholders but also allowed citizens to actively participate.


Communication officer (Italy)

ALDA is looking for a Communication Officer. He/she will work under the supervision of ALDA’s Secretary General and the Head of the Communication department.
S/he will be in charge of, among others:

  • Writing, editing, and translating texts for several outputs (website, publications, newsletter, etc.)
  • Managing web and social media content
  • Liasing with different Project Managers, in order to keep updated the different platforms of the projects;
  • Supporting Project Managers in implementing the communication plan of the projects;
  • Producing graphic and visual materials, such as flyers, posters, postcards, PPT,…
  • Supporting media relations, including writing and disseminating press releases, statements, and increasing the media contact database
  • Supporting communications with the members of the organization
  • Supporting project managers with communication-related issues

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, including contact details of 3 references, to posao@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: “Application – Communication Officer

Applications must be received on or before 15th January 2022. Interviews will take place the following week and might be followed by a written test.

ALDA is looking for a Communication Officer. He/she will work under the supervision of ALDA’s Secretary General and the Head of the Communication department.
S/he will be in charge of, among others:

  • Writing, editing, and translating texts for several outputs (website, publications, newsletter, etc.)
  • Managing web and social media content
  • Liasing with different Project Managers, in order to keep updated the different platforms of the projects;
  • Supporting Project Managers in implementing the communication plan of the projects;
  • Producing graphic and visual materials, such as flyers, posters, postcards, PPT,…
  • Supporting media relations, including writing and disseminating press releases, statements, and increasing the media contact database
  • Supporting communications with the members of the organization
  • Supporting project managers with communication-related issues

Interested applicants should send their Letter of Intent and Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English, including contact details of 3 references, to posao@aldaintranet.org, stating in the subject line: “Application – Communication Officer

Applications must be received on or before 15th January 2022. Interviews will take place the following week and might be followed by a written test.


2022

Back to the future! PART-Y steps in 2022

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2022 will bring great new steps and activities for PART-Y Project! Let’s have a look at them together.

Kallipolis, the lead partner, will be developing the second intellectual output of the project, namely a Learning Methodology of Placemaking by Design Thinking, aimed at reshaping design thinking by applying it to the placemaking of urban spaces, with a view to guaranteeing equal access and use to girls and boys.

Similarly, partners will also keep doing trainings to find out more on the “design thinking” method and technique. Meanwhile, some national and international events will enable the partners to introduce the public to the outputs and outcomes of the project.

But has been done so far? Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a year filled with activities for the PART-Y project.


2022 will bring great new steps and activities for PART-Y Project


After an online kick-off meeting in March, the eight partners met each other three times for management and trainings where they learnt more about placemaking and gender equal cities via study visits. Due to the health crisis, the meetings have been done online. Nevertheless, the partners have been able to meet face-to-face for the first time in Madrid in October 2021.

In addition, activities in the youth centers owned by the municipalities of Trieste and Koper have been organized. These workshops will be used to implement and test the methodologies studied during the trainings; enabling the partners to collect young people’s feelings about their opportunities to play a role in placemaking projects.

From its end, ALDA wrote the first project’s intellectual output: the „Priručnik za izgradnju komunikacijske kampanje za mlado i inkluzivno stvaranje mesta (Placemaking)” addressed to youth and municipalities seeking to be involved in placemaking actions. The output has been disseminated during the one-month PART-Y Street Art Festival hosted in Trieste, Italy.

Last but not least, in October, the partners also had the great opportunity to present the very first project’s outcomes and the Toolkit during the 2021 European Union Week of Regions and Cities (see our previous article).

Based on these great initiatives, 2022 will be even better, and PART-Y partners are ready to start the new year with great energy!

 

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New accreditation for ALDA bringing the ELoGE to Kosovo

After the first steps of the programme in Croatia and North Macedonia, ALDA was awarded with the accreditation to implement the merila za evropsku oznaku izvrsnosti upravljanja (ELoGE). u Kosovo*.

In the next 2 years, ALDA will implement the ELoGE assessment of around 15-20 municipalities in Kosovo* and work with them to be able to understand and apply good democratic practices. They will also facilitate and monitor the process of the implementation of the 12 principles of good democratic governance as outlined by ELoGE and spread awareness among authority figures.

This project will last for a 2-year period, starting the activities in January 2022 and ending-up in November 2023.


From January 2022, ALDA will contribute delivering better local governance for citizens of Kosovo*


Previously, ALDA received the accreditation to be able to implement ELoGE in Croatia and North Macedonia, which was a precursor for the work in Kosovo* and another step in the greater ambition for the Western Balkans. Along with that, recently on September 28th, the Secretary General of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, visited Kosovo* in order to create a proposal for the support of local governance, encourage and facilitate capacity building, and grow regional cooperation in the Country and the rest of the Balkans. Important factors are the promotion of good management of EU funds and the promotion of EU programi.

Strong of this further accreditation, ALDA is excited and committed to supporting local government and EU integration ambitions in Kosovo*.  Through the implementation of the principles of the ELoGE programme, ALDA will contribute to deliver better local governance for citizens.

Why the ELoGE? The ELoGE evaluation allows local authorities to understand their strengths and their weaknesses when providing public services to the local community and exercising public authority. To improve the quality of local governance, local authorities can use various tools developed by the Centre of Expertise and take inspiration from their colleagues’ best practices.

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Towards the creation of an online course for professors teaching students from migrant backgrounds!

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This month, ALDA welcomed the partners of the projekat DEVOTE (Developing the Competencies of Teachers to Integrate Students from Migrant Background into European Schools) in Strasbourg in order to work together on the development of the online course foreseen by the project. In addition, the consortium discussed the sustainability of the project, especially after its completion, while having preliminary discussions on the Community of Educators. The latter will be created for teachers to support each other;  and exchange good practices. Of course participants took some informal time to discover Strasbourg and its Christmas sparkle!


Promote the "Whole School Approach", to set up an assessment of students with migrant backgrounds and to learn from good practices


From a general perspective, projekt aims to strengthen the integration of students with migrant backgrounds in schools and improve their success in education by providing training, coaching and guidance to teachers equipping school leaders and educators with the necessary skills and innovative tools to support secondary students in the process, strengthening collaboration between schools, families, and other external stakeholders.

To this end, at the core of the project is the creation of a brand new online course for teachers to strengthen their approach towards language support, parental support, psycho-social support, but also to enable them to promote the Whole School Approach, to set up an assessment of students with migrant backgrounds and to learn from good practices already used across Europe.

The course, currently under development, brings together the expertise of 5 project partners (4 associations and 2 universities) with complementary expertise on issues related to inclusion, support for migrant populations, education and digital training.

The meeting in Strasbourg was a necessary step to discuss the technical development of the platform, the content of the modules, the evaluation of the learners: The online course is expected to be available in 2022!