Last call for the International Master programme in Climate Change and Diversity: Sustainable Territorial Development!

If you are interested in topics like climate change, sustainability and diversity, and you would like to explore other countries while studying, you should take a look at the Master course in Climate Change and Diversity: Sustainable Territorial Development (CCD- STeDe), within which ALDA has been partners since 2014!

STeDe prepares researchers and professionals to be able to help organisations acting in the territory, be they enterprises, local communities, civil society organisations or public administrations to draft sustainable development policies for adaptation to climate change combining economic, social, environmental, international and intercultural dimensions.

Hence, the Master programme is organised in four semesters, three of which foresee a period of international mobility in several countries all around the world.

Students can choose among four academic paths, which combine different languages and flexible teaching modalities; face-to-face, online and blended. More specifically, the courses are developed as follow:

  • Climate change, sustainability, development at University of Padova and Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar – Sede Ecuador 
  • Regional and local studies at University of Padova and University of Madeira
  • Territorial management at University of Padova and Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo 
  • Environmental Management at University of Padova and University of Johannesburg

CCD-STeDe is a world leading programme in the field of sustainable territorial development in the context of climate justice. This Master course is aimed at training researchers and professionals to support organisations acting in the territory and to draft sustainable development and climate adaptation policies for economic, social, environmental, international and intercultural management. 

Applications close on June 7, 2022. For those interested in joining the Master, please check the official website 


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GEM IN National Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Within the - GEM IN projekat, a stakeholder advisory committee was established in France by ALDA in 2022 to provide advice during the piloting and further adaptation of the GEM IN educational programme in formal and non-formal educational environments. The Committee France included 3 members (1 educational stakeholder, 1 non-formal education stakeholder and 1 stakeholder in the field of policy-making) and had for objective to provide inputs and feedbacks on whether the project is reaching its objectives and results and contribute to the development of future exploitation opportunities of the GEM IN educational programme through their direct experience and knowledge.

The first meeting on 8. of February was held online and counted with the participation of representatives from several French actors in the field of cultural and non-formal education. This meeting allowed members to get acquainted with the project and the tools developed, especially the educational framework and the game to be used as an educational resource by all interested parties. An explanation of all the steps that were taken to create the game and its contents, keeping in mind the values and the methodology, was presented in addition to the rules of the game.

Stakeholder advisory committee: established  to provide advice during the piloting and further adaptation of the GEM IN educational programme

During the second meeting on 25th of April 2022, members discussed the results of the piloting phase organised in the five other countries of the project. Following this presentation and the general conclusions from the piloting, a reflection on the method “learning by playing” including example used by ALDA and the members of the Committee was conducted. This resulted in a discussion on the recommendations that were drafted in the operational pack and comments from the members of the Committee, receiving positive feedback, indicating that there was a clear understanding of the current situation of intercultural education and the lack of resources for teachers and educators.

The meeting was concluded by inviting members to attend and participate actively in the Final Conference in Strasbourg on the 5th of May 2022.

→ Discover GEM IN website OVDE and follow the project on Facebook OVDE

Climate of Change: join the sub-granting call (focus: Belgium)

Are you a Belgian youth association who is sensitive to raising awareness on the effects of climate change and understanding the links with migration?

We are looking for you! Lead the change and participate in our call for proposals with your project idea!

" Climate of Change project – co-funded by the EU under the Razvojni program obrazovanja i podizanja svijesti (DRAGI) and promoted by the italian NGO WeWorld-GVC together with 16 project partners in 13 countries, including ALDA – will support grass-root initiatives in the field of raising awareness on youth role in fighting climate change and involve smaller youth organizations based in France interested in joining the action but lacking the necessary means to do so.

Koji je glavni cilj poziva za podnošenje prijedloga?

The project will support actions developed by youth organisations in Belgium committed in the field of environmental awareness raising, especially climate change induced migration, and targeting young people (15-35 years old).

Koji je glavni cilj poziva za podnošenje prijedloga?

Svaki dostavljeni prijedlog mora biti max 5.000 EUR. Each applicant will benefit from a financing of 70% of the total of the action up to a maximum of 3.500 Eur. The remaining 30% of the action (a minimum of 1.500 Eur) will be provided by each applicant as co-funding. The financing and co-financing % always remain the same even if the overall cost of the proposed action is lower than 5.000 EUR. The general action carried out by the Applicant can be higher than 5.000 EUR, but in this case the remaining budget of the overall costs of the proposal will be covered with the Applicant’s own financial resources.

Sub-granting call will be open until 19 June 2022

Koji je tematski fokus?

Each proposed action needs to address the nexus between climate change and induced migration! Different types of activities can be eligible for the sub grant: communication activities, promotion and dissemination activities, awareness raising activities, training and learning-by-doing activities, art projects and initiatives, etc.

One activity will be compulsory  which is the promotion of the Climate of Change petition in all organised activities by the applicant until the end of October 2022 (the end of the petition period).

Gdje se projekat može implementirati?

Activities must take place in Belgium.

Kako se prijaviti?

Read the full call for proposals to have more information about the call and how to apply! The call will be open from May 19th,2022 to June 19th,2022.


All the questions related to the present call for proposals and the participation modalities have to be addressed to the project manger Célia C.




Poziv za dostavu prijedloga

Annex A – Application form

Annex B – Budget proposal

Annex C – Frequently asked questions

Annex D – Human economy report (English only)

Annex E – Campaign guide #ClimateOfChange (English only)


PART-Y at the New European Bauhaus Festival

The Part-Y project has been selected to be part of the FAIR Mobile Exhibition fleet for the New European Bauhaus Festival and we could not be more excited! Come and meet us on the stand to exchange with us on placemaking, urban planning and discover our priručnik za podršku mladima u aktivnostima stvaranja prostora!! 


About the Festival

The festival will take place from the 9th to 12th of June and it will spread its activities all over the EU. The Part-Y project will participate in the heart of the festival, in Brussels, where we will share our spot with over 30 artistic & cultural performances, more than 100 projects and prototypes and 55 side events.

The Part-Y project will participate in the heart of the New European Bauhaus Festival, in Brussels

The New European Bauhaus is a cultural, human-centered, positive and tangible experience for everyone, promoting the transformation and adaptation of our cities all around Europe. The Festival’s main themes are beauty, sustainability and inclusiveness. It will feature debates, great speakers, artistic performances, exhibitions and networking opportunities. It aims to build connections between different activities and individuals, bridging the worlds of research, science and technology, to those of education and civil engagement, and of art, culture and architecture.

The event will be divided into two main phases: there will be the Fest, which will include performances and the exchange of ideas across Brussels and it is where you will find us, and the Forum, which consists of a series of the debates on the Green deal, education, regional development and other key issues. 

Kako se pridružiti?

You can join the event both online and onsite, so don’t miss out and register OVDE.

Ne propustite sljedeće aktivnosti PART-Y projekta prateći nas na društvenim mrežama: 

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Sremski Karlovci

Sremski Karlovci dočekali partnere projekta DESIRE!

Od 8. do 11. Maja, Dunav 1245 i prelijepi grad Sremski Karlovci dočekali su evropske partnere projekta DESIRE.

Povodom Dana Evrope, partner projekta DESIRE okupio se prvi put licem u lice nakon početka projekta krajem 2020. godine, tijekom pandemije COVID-19. Ovaj međunarodni događaj bio je prilika da se predstavi rad i aktivnosti svakog partnera. Svi su partneri izašli sa kreativnim i inovativnim idejama kako bi razgovarali o Europskoj uniji, njenoj vrijednosti i posebno Šumanovoj deklaraciji. Cilj je bio aktivno uključiti mlade u pristup historiji na proaktivan način.

Sremski Karlovc dočekao partnere projekta DESIRE

Kroz ko-kreaciju umjetničkih alata, poput videa, pozorišta, igara te audio narativa, partneri su pratili grupe mladih građana u ponovnom otkrivanju historije i u debatama o vrijednostima EU kao što su interkulturalni dijalog, mir i solidarnost.

Iako odlazimo u različite zemlje, dijelimo zajedničko naslijeđe i vrijednosti. Šta su partneri uradili orktijte na DESIRE website stranici i na DESIRE youtube kanalu. Pogledajte i inspirišite se!


O projektu „DESIRE“

Šumanova deklaracija: Inicijativa za revitalizaciju Evrope (DESIRE) je projekt koji financira Evropa za građane. Projekat ima za cilj podizanje svijesti ljudi, a posebno mladih o historijskoj važnosti i značenju Šumanove deklaracije za EU. Konzorcij predvodi Comune di Lavarone (Italija) a čine ga Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent (Italija), Savez bugarskih crnomorskih lokalnih vlasti (Bugarska) Municipio de Valongo (Portugal), Dunav 1245 (Srbija) Zdruzenie Institut za razvoj na zaednicata (Bivša jugoslavenska Republika Makedonija), Administration Communale de Grez-Doiceau (Belgija), Fundacio de la Comunitat Valencia de Patrimoni Insdustrial i (Španjolska), Kulturni centar Osijek (Hrvatska), ALDA-e (Francuska).


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Program podrške agencijama lokalne demokratije i podrška agencijama lokalne demokratije u Ukrajini

Djelovanje na lokalnom nivou, uspostavljanje veza sa građanima, osluškivanje potreba ljudi oduvijek su bili u središtu ALDA-ine posvećenosti implementaciji demokratije, promjena i učešća.

Živeći u periodu neizvjesnosti, u kojem su u pitanju zaštita ljudskih prava i državnog suvereniteta, dok je demokratska međunarodna imovina pod pritiskom, asocijacija je spremna dalje ulagati svoju energiju i naglašavati svoju posvećenost kako bi osiguralo zaštitu prava i slobode..

Trenutni rat u Ukrajini podstiče institucije, OCD i međunarodne aktere da preduzmu konkretne akcije: ALDA čini svoj dio posla. Stoga je Asocijacija u okviru svoje Generalne skupštine,koja je održana u Strazburu 6. maja 2022. godine, odobrila dokument pod nazivom, the Association has approved the document entitled “Agencije lokalne demokratije: snažan instrument za podršku zajednicama pogođenim krizama i ratom"

Agencije lokalne demokratije: snažan instrument za podršku zajednicama pogođenim krizama i ratom"

Thus, ALDA not only strongly believes in the power of acting locally; but also it is based on the daily relations with the Local Democracy Agencies. The latter, specifically, were created, as a programme, by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, already in 1993 to support the community of their own Countries.

Konkretnije, počevši od ovog dokumenta, ALDA poziva cijelu zajednicu da podrži agencije lokalne demokratije kao instrument lokalne demokratije, mira i otpornosti;posebno onih u Mariupolju i Dnjepru tako što će ih uključiti u projekte i aktivnosti kako bi, kao efekat prelivanja, pomogli i podržali ljude u zemlji. Istovremeno, Udruženje podržava mogućnost otvaranja drugih LDA-ova u Odesi i Vinici ili drugim područjima Ukrajine.

Šta je sljedeći korak? ALDA je već organizovala konferenciju za prikupljanje pomoći za naše LDA-ove, 22. juna kako bi zajedno ono što je odobreno dalje pretočili u činjenice i pomogli narodu, kolegama i prijateljima Ukrajine.


Participatory Democracy in Algeria – A specialised training for Administrative Units

ALDA’s action in Algeria goes on: after the successful past experiences in delivering training-courses on good governance and citizens involvement, ALDA Secretary General is back to the country.

Welcomed as specialised professional in delivering capacity building activities for Local Authorities on participative democracy, Ms. Antonella Valmorbida – ALDA Secretary General – has been selected by SOFRECO, a worldwide leading company in consultancy with a mandate from the Algerian Ministry of Interiors, to deliver these technical trainings.

From 14 until 27 of May 2022, Ms. Valmorbida will be in charge of providing in-depth assistance, while illustrating the different tools that are necessary in terms of developing and spurring participative democracy at local level.

Starting from the head of Daïra, the administrative units in Algeria similar to what in English may be known as a “district”, ALDA Secretary General, together with Mohamed Sakri and Moufida Oueslati, will engage with more than 200 people, attending the trainings up until September 2022. The cities involved in this first round of activities are Constantine, Algiers and Djelfa; while representatives from Oran and Tlemcen will participate at the June session.

Back on the field to train Algerian administrative units on participatory democracy

From a broader perspective, participative democracy and good governance are among the priorities of the Association, together with citizens’ participation and sustainable development. Thus, already in 2017 and in 2019, Ms. Valmorbida was appointed to train more than 100 civil servants in Algeria, testifying the role of ALDA as a reliable and specialised partners not only in Europe but also in the Mediterranean area.

Being responsible for this year edition of capacity building activities, based on a mandate from the Algerian Ministry of Interiors, it is a further confirm not only that ALDA is a strategic player in the region, but also that changes and the path undertaken years ago is now become systematic, providing positive results.


Generalna skupština ALDA 2022: Institucije, lokalne vlasti, članovi i delegati, svi ujedinjeni za mir, demokratiju i otpornost

Sunčani Strazbur poželio je dobrodošlicu članovima Upravnog odbora, delegatima Agencija lokalne demokratije (LDA), članovima i kolegama ALDA-e za najvažniji događaj u godini, Generalnu skupštinu ALDA 2022, i prateće događaje.


Naime, od 5. do 7. maja, mreža ALDA se okupila, na skupštini po prvi put u živo od 2019. godine, na 3 dana konferencija, treninga i okruglih stolova, koji su završili 6. maja 2022. sa Generalnom skupštinom ALDA-e, pod nazivom“Podrška lokalnoj demokratiji, podrška miru i otpornosti”.". 

Moreover, this 3-day occurrence took place within the framework of the Strasbourg Summit, underlying ALDA’s involvement and commitment in the Conference of the Future of Europe and its follow-ups.


No words can explain the thrilling and enthusiastic atmosphere of the moment, smiling faces and happy chats all over the hall of Region Grand-Est Headquarters, main venue of the Assembly. The conclusion of the Conference on the Future of Europe and the current war in Ukraine were not only at the centre of the Assembly, but also among colleagues, friends and delegates’ topics of discussion. 

Gathered all together in the Hemicycle room, Mr. Oriano Otočan, President of ALDA, posed a question to the whole audience: “who would have said that a city in Ukraine, where ALDA established the Local Democracy Agency, would become a symbol of resistance to terror?” Nobody could answer. Nobody has an answer to it. Nonetheless, President Otočan recalled that “the first Local democracy agencies were established in the former Yugoslavia following the war period as a support of the Council of Europe for the establishment of peace, tolerance, and the democratic development of the society at the local level”. There is, in other words, a peaceful answer to war times as demonstrated by the history of ALDA itself.

Kako je podsjetio predsjednik Otočan, postoji miran odgovor na ratna vremena što pokazuje i historija same ALDA-e, na njenom putu ka demokratiji i otpornosti

The necessity of peace, and support to civilians in Ukraine was expressed by  Mr. Christian Debève, Regional Councillor and President of the Cross-Border Outreach, Europe and International Relations Commission, Region Grand Est; while Gilles Pelayo, Head of Unit of the programme Europe for Citizens Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), stressed how “ALDA is a strategic partner in working with the civil society and for its participation” especially in these hard times.

Similarly, Ms. Martine Dieschburg-Nickels, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, underlined how the commitment and work of the Congress and that of ALDA are both directed to provide solutions and answers to overcome this crucial period “characterised by multiple crises on the European continent and worldwide”. Among them the one of the environment is definitely a crucial one as well. Thus, Mr. Thibaut Guignard, Mayor of Ploeuc-l’Hermitage, President of Leader France, by mentioning the “Climate of Change” project as a positive initiative, further called for the necessity of coherent and united actions within this framework.

Životna sredina, demokratija, ljudska prava bili su u središtu inicijativa koje je ALDA razvila u okviru platforme Konferencija o budućnosti Evrope kako bi je animirala, uključujući mlade ljude da se pridruže ovoj vježbi odozdo prema gore, šaljući jasne poruke institucije. Zahvaljujući ovom nastojanju, kao i ulozi gospođe. Antonelle Valmorbida,u Konvenciji civilnog društva o Konferenciji o budućnosti Evrope,ALDA je tokom 2021. godine uvijek radila na tome da se čuje glas ljudi, pozivajući na bližu Evropu svojim građanima.

Coherently with its mission in promoting democracy, and protecting human rights, while considering the deep and strong bond that ALDA has with its LDAs, and considering its commitment in providing assistance to Ukraine, Ms. Tetiana Lomakina, delegate from LDA Mariupol, has been appointed as Chair of the 2022 Assembly. This decision brought the audience to its feet, for a moment of profound emotion. Being closer to people, showing support to Ukraine can be understood and carried out in several ways. Appointing Ms. Lomakina as Chair definitely stressed the will of the Association to further work closely and hand in hand with colleagues from the LDAs and friends in Ukraine: together calling for a peace.

Slušanje inspirativnih govora, učenje iz iskustava i stručnosti drugih institucija i lokalnih vlasti predstavljalo je priliku za publiku i goste da steknu šira saznanja o stvarnosti u okruženju, kao i o mogućim i potencijalnim rješenjima.

Kao što je već spomenuto, Generalna skupština ALDA-e, kao što je uobičajeno, uključuje niz povezanih događaja, ove godine sa fokusom na okoliš, u okviru projekta Climate of Change, te Solidarnost sa Ukrajinom, zajedno sa partnerima EPIC projekta, JEF Europe i unutar Samita u Strazburu.



Događaji u vezi sa Generalnom skupštinom

Evropska prijestolnica demokratije: Prijavite se i učinite svoj grad ambasadorom demokratije!

Šta ako demokratija ima dom? Vidljivo mjesto gdje se građani okupljaju da dijele iskustva, uče i uživaju pod zastavom demokratskih vrijednosti, slobode i mira?

Ovo je zaista vizija potpuno novog projekta „Evropska prijestolnica demokratije: inicijativa koja će svake godine, počevši od 2022. godine, odrediti grad u Evropi koji predstavlja i jača demokratiju..

Podržavajući u potpunosti ovu inicijativu i njenu nužnu dodatnu vrijednost u poticanju demokratskog razvoja, promoviranju društvenih i političkih inovacija i razmjene, ALDA s ponosom objavljuje da je njena generalna sekretarka, Antonella Valmorbida, imenovana članicom stručnog žirija.Tako će biti među rijetkim stručnjacima i praktičarima koji će pregledati sve prijave i ući u uži izbor 5 nominovanih gradova za koje će potom glasati evropski građani.

Zapravo, svi gradovi (sa populacijom od 100.000+) unutar zemalja članica Vijeća Evrope, mogu se prijaviti za izbor prve evropske prijestolnice demokratije!
Pobjednički grad će ugostiti jednogodišnji program uzbudljivih događaja, festivala i aktivnosti osmišljenih da unaprijede i ojačaju demokratiju, u čijem središtu je učešće građana..

U svjetlu svoje misije i ekspertize, ALDA se ponosi biti djelom stručnog žirija koji nominuje 5 gradov u uži izbor


  • Vrlo vidljiv kao svjetionik najbolje evropske demokratske prakse
  • Građani će aktivno razvijati nove oblike demokratskih politika
  • Inspiriše političare i inovatore iz cijele Evrope da izazovu promjene kroz nove ideje, aktivnosti i mreže gradova


  • Gradovi se prijavljuju za titulu, predstavljajući portfolio svojih najboljih demokratskih praksi i novih projektnih ideja
  • Stručni žiri ocjenjuje projekte i odlučuje o užem izboru od tri do pet gradova
  • Žiri od 10.000 građana Evrope glasa za to da grad postane evropska prijestolnica demokratije



Više detalja o pozivnom dokumentu Evropske prijestolnice demokratije (ECoD) i pratećim informacijama: