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.


GEM IN: Usvojite interkulturalno obrazovanje!

Koji je najbolji način učenja? Kroz igru naravno!

„Igra za usvajanje interkulturalnog obrazovanja“ (“Game to EMbrace INtercultural education”) - GEM IN projekat nadograđuje ovaj podsticaj za promociju interkulturalnog obrazovanja koristeći neformalne i razigrane pristupe, poboljšavajući sticanje društvenih i građanskih kompetencija za mlade ljude.

Svrha projekta je podrška interkulturalnom obrazovanju u školi i u neformalnom omladinskom okruženju kao sredstvo za poticanje društvene uključenosti, međukulturnog dijaloga i aktivnog građanstva promoviranjem evropskih vrednosti.

U isto vreme, projekat namerava da pruži inpute i preporuke politike za strategije intervencija za promovisanje međukulturnog obrazovanja i aktivnog građanstva kroz inovativni obrazovni okvir.


Koji je najbolji način učenja? Kroz igru, naravno! Uz projekat GEM IN!


Cilj obrazovnog okvira je da bude vodič za sve učitelje, vaspitače, rukovodioce projekata i ljude koji koriste igru kao obrazovni resurs zahvaljujući potpunom objašnjenju svih koraka koji su preduzeti za kreiranje igre i njenog sadržaja, imajući u vidu vrednosti i metodologiju promovisane kroz ceo projekat GEM IN

Na primer, tokom pilot faze projekta na Kipru, deca su imala priliku da saznaju o drugoj kulturi i o tome šta inkluzija znači kroz igru koju je razvio GEM IN; pa čak ni pandemija COVID-19 nije mogla zaustaviti ovo učenje (igranjem) kada su učenici mogli igrati i komunicirati s igrom onlajn, kao i ponuditi pronicljive i konstruktivne povratne informacije.

Za više informacija možete posetiti veb sajt projekta i pročitati oba njuzletera.

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ENG Newsletter 1 i 2

FR Newsletter 1 i 2


A special EU meeting in Thiene: The Conference on the Future of Europe and the New MFF 2021-2027

In the afternoon of Monday 6 September was held, at the Council Chamber of the Town Hall of Thiene, a training event on the Conference on the Future of Europe and the annexed presentation of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027, organised by SEI – European Intermunicipal Service with the collaboration of ALDA+, ALDA’s Benefit Company, which has been working for over 20 years in favour of local realities in Italy and across Europe, promoting the active participation of citizens and helping administrations and associations to access the funding tools offered by the European Union, and beyond.

After the welcome by the local authorities, the meeting opened with a speech by Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA on the Conference on the Future of Europe. Valmorbida offered participants a comprehensive overview not only of the meaning and importance of the Conference as a unique opportunity for citizens from all over Europe to freely express opinions and suggestions that will shape European policies in the coming years. More importantly, the Secretary General of ALDA offered a practical demonstration on the use of the online platform that allows citizens to interact, showing them how to register, write their ideas and discuss those of others, search for events in their surroundings.


Since its foundation, ALDA+ supports municipalities in accessing EU and non EU funding for the good of local communities


The conference continued on a European note with the presentation of the New Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union, by Marco Boaria, Director of Programmes & Development Department of ALDA and CEO of ALDA+. This investment plan sets out the budget and priorities on which the European Union wants to invest from now until 2027 – explained Boaria – adding that it is an unprecedented economic investment plan, which together with the 750 billion euro “Next Generation EU” recovery tool, should represent a valuable instrument for the recovery from the covid-19 pandemic.

Finally, Marco Boaria presented the new funding programmes, which municipalities will be able to try to access and obtain precious funds for the realisation of works useful to the territory and citizens.

The meeting was addressed – among others – to the municipalities of the upper Vicenza area active in SEI, the Intermunicipal European Service coordinated by the Municipality of Thiene and involving Breganze, Marano Vicentino, Villaverla and Zugliano – as well as to the Municipality of Malo, interested in actively cooperating with SEI in the near future. The seminar was an opportunity to get informed about the news related to the new programming, in order to plan the SEI’s project activities in the coming months.


Regionalni sajam najboljih praksi u Skoplju

Projekat Balkanske mreže za lokalnu demokratiju. – BNLD is organising a Regional Best Practice Fair on the 2nd and 3rd September 2021 in Skopje. This two-day hybrid event will bring together representatives from CSOs, youth groups, local public authorities and members of BNLD coming from the 6 Western Balkan countries.

The objective of this interactive fair is to create a positive environment open for exchanging and rethinking the cooperation between local authorities and civil society. During this hybrid event, the physical and virtual audience can participate on a combination of presentations and peer-to-peer exchanges.  The sessions will offer a modern perspective on citizens’ participation adapted to the new reality. The networking will foster the creation of a mutual understanding and cooperation in order to jointly face the challenges in the respective communities


To join the event virtually connect OVDE


During the event the delegations will present their best practices in setting up and running concrete mechanisms for citizens’ participation and programmes of education for active citizenship. They will be encouraged to create presentations that will showcase the full potential for replication of their mechanisms. By the end of the event, participants will vote up 3 best practices with most potential for multiplying effect that will be promoted further within the regional awareness raising campaign of the project.

Sharing best practices is an excellent way to improve the performance, productivity, fill knowledge gaps, improve efficiency, encourage leadership, and more.

To join the event virtually connect OVDE.

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The event is organised in the framework of the project “CSOs networking for better local democracy in the Balkans”, financially supported within the Project “Protecting Civic Space – Regional Civil Society Development Hub” financed by SIDA and implemented by BCSDN.


Projekat AUTREMENT slavi svoju prvu godinu promocije lokalne demokratije i meke mobilnosti!

The steering committee meeting (COPIL) of the project AUTREMENT (Urban Planning of the Territory to REinvent Mobility and ENgage Tunisians), held on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, marked the end of the first year of the project.

Projekat AUTREMENT ima za cilj promovisanje održivog urbanog razvoja u tuniskim gradovima Keruan i Mahdia kako bi se poboljšao kvalitet života njihovih stanovnika i atraktivnost privrede i turizma u regionu.

Drugi sastanak COPIL-a bio je prilika za pregled prve godine projekta. Gospođa Lisiane Humbert, administrativna, logistička i finansijska menadžerka projekta, i gospodin Junes Agoun, šef misije AUTREMENT-a, predstavili su napredak aktivnosti i razgovarali o izgledima projekta u vreme kada pandemija ozbiljno koči sprovođenje akcionog plana.

Ova konferencija je obeležena onlajn prisustvom tri predstavnika lokalnih vlasti, partnera projekta: gospodina Radhouena Boudena, gradonačelnika Keruana, gospođe Julije Dumai, zamenice gradonačelnika Strazbura zadužene za međunarodne odnose, gospođe Loubne Zouari, Zamenice gradonačelnika Mahdije zadužene za međunarodna partnerstva.


Jedan od vodećih događaja projekta AUTREMENT, „biciklistička parada”, pokazao je dinamiku ove mreže okupljajući nekoliko desetina učesnika


Iako je poremećen nestabilnim zdravstvenim kontekstom, ovaj period je omogućio koordinacionoj kancelariji u Keruanu da učvrsti svoje prisustvo na terenu, da započne saradnju sa lokalnim i regionalnim OCD-ima i da razvije saradnju sa lokalnim vlastima. Jedan od vodećih događaja u projektu, "biciklistička parada”, organizovana prošlog maja, s pravom je pokazala dinamiku ove mreže okupljajući nekoliko desetina učesnika. Snimak parade, pregledan više od 600 puta na društvenim mrežama, što takođe odražava entuzijazam Tunižana za ovu vrstu događaja.

Međutim, pandemija nije imala uticaja na izvođenje aktivnosti. Odlaganje terenskih misija, radionica i konsultacija sa građanima, kao i događaja u Keruanu i Mahdiji, ograničilo je delovanje projekta AUTREMENT. Timovi su morali biti kreativni u prilagođavanju zdravstvenoj situaciji dok su izvršavali što je moguće više planiranih aktivnosti. Na primer, obuka o biciklističkim politikama za agente i izabrane zvaničnike, zakazana za 12. i 13. jul 2021. koja je planirana da se održi uz fizičko prisustvo, održana je umesto toga u onlajn formatu zbog pogoršanja zdravstvene situacije u Tunisu.

Tokom COPIL-a, gradonačelnik Keruana, gospodin Bouden, pohvalio je otpornost projektnih timova pred pandemiju. Entuzijastičan povodom naredne godine, podsetio je na svoju posvećenost energetskoj tranziciji i najavio stvaranje odeljenja za gradsku mobilnost u saradnji sa tuniskim Ministarstvom saobraćaja. On je izrazio želju da vidi kako autori prate ovu dinamiku kroz konkretne radnje.

Gospođa Zouari, zamenica gradonačelnika Mahdije, bila je zadovoljna uspehom projekta među građanima njenog grada. „Projekat počinje da postaje sve vidljiviji u Mahdiji i podiže očekivanja“, rekla je ona.

Gospođa Dumai, zamenica gradonačelnika Strazbura, pohvalila je prilagodljivost timova i podsetila da je projekat u potpunosti u skladu sa prioritetima ekološke, socijalne i demokratske tranzicije trenutnog mandata Strazbura i u logici razmene iskustava i saradnje između opština.

U narednim mesecima, izgradnja kapaciteta i razvoj javnog prostora su pravac kojim treba da ide akcija.

Projekat „AUTREMENT“ uključuje realizaciju 7 mikro-projekata u Keruanu i 3 u Mahdiji, pored stvaranja kuće za bicikle u Keruanu.

U vezi sa razvojem događaja, zakazane su aktivnosti podizanja svesti i konsultacije sa građanima, posebno odgovarajući na želje koje su izrazili izabrani zvaničnici Keruana i Mahdije.


2 projekta, 1 sastanak na prelepom mestu: upoznajmo se u Lavaroneu sa projektima „DESIRE” i „Rude Awakening“!

Opština Lavarone će od 24. do 26. septembra 2021godine dočekati evropske partnere projekta ŽELJA i Bezobrazno buđenjeOva dva projekta imaju sličnosti i razlike koje ih čine zanimljivim. Prvi je usredsređen na podizanje svesti mladih o tome šta EU znači i na Šumanovu deklaraciju. To se postiže ko-kreativnom metodologijom koristeći umetnost za razgovor o EU. Drugi ima za cilj da muzeje učini privlačnijim za mlađu generaciju. S tim ciljem, stvorena je video igra na temu Prvog svetskog rata. Trejler za igru je objavljen.pogledajte ga (ovdje))

To će za oba projekta, koji su započeti tokom pandemije COVID19, biti prvi sastanak na kojem će učesnici biti fizički prisutni. Ovaj sastanak je odlična prilika za umrežavanje, razmenu najboljih praksi i stvaranje veza između partnera. Lavarone i njegova mirna priroda pravo su mesto za to. Ambicija ovog događaja je pre svega pokretanje snažno proširene mreže aktivnih i posvećenih aktera, povezanih prošlim, sadašnjim i budućim projektima.


Ovaj sastanak je odlična prilika za umrežavanje, razmenu najboljih praksi i stvaranje veza između partnera


Biće nam zadovoljstvo da podelimo ono što smo uradili. Dakle, pratite nas i otkrijte šta se desilo na sastanku!

O projektu „DESIRE“

Šumanova deklaracija: Inicijativa za revitalizaciju Evrope („DESIRE“) je projekat koji finansira Evropa za građane. Projekat ima za cilj podizanje svesti ljudi, a posebno mladih o istorijskom značaju i značenju Šumanove deklaracije za EU. Cilj je aktivno uključiti mlade u pristupanje istoriji na proaktivan način. Zajedničkim stvaranjem umetničkih alata, kao što su video zapisi, pozorište, igre, audio narativi, partneri će pratiti grupe mladih građana u ponovnom otkrivanju istorije i raspravi o vrednostima EU kao međukulturnom dijalogu, miru i solidarnosti. Konzorcijum vodi Comune di Lavarone (Italija) a čine ga Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent (Italija), Union of bulgarian black sea local authorities (Bugarska) Municipio de Valongo (Portugal), Dunav 1245 (Serbia), Zdruzenie Institut za razvoj na zaednicata (Sjeverna Makedonija) Administration Communale de Grez-Doiceau (Belgija), Fundacio de la Comunitat Valencia de Patrimoni Insdustrial i (Španjolska), Kulturni centar Osijek (Hrvatska) ALDA (Francuska).

 

→ O projektu „The Rude Awakening“

„The Rude Awakening - Grubo buđenje - multimedijalno putovanje stopama svakodnevnog života vojnika na frontu“, evropski je projekat čiji je cilj podizanje svesti i interesovanja mlađih generacija (između 13 i 20 godina) na temu rata i mira. Uz podršku digitalnih i audiovizuelnih sadržaja zasnovanih na pričama vojnika iz Prvog svetskog rata, „Grubo buđenje“ želi da vodi novu obrazovnu i emocionalnu perspektivu o ratu i miru, pri čemu će posetioci učiti dok će se postaviti u pogled vojnika tokom posete muzeju, i na taj način bolje razumeti ratna sećanja i život vojnika zahvaljujući tehnologiji. To je projekat koji sufinansira MEDIA program Evropske unije, potprogram Kreativne Evrope, koji je okupio Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent kao vodećeg partnera, kao i partnere na projektu Opština Lavarone, ALDA, 101 Percento, Mémoire pour la vie, Gornjesavski Muzej Jesenice, Danube Connect, World of NGOs i Makedonski centar za fotografiju. 

 

Za više informacija o projektu i načinu pridruživanja, kontaktirajte umetničkog direktora, g. Renza Carbonera: progetti@fortebelvedere.org progetti@fortebelvedere.org

ALDA se raduje ovom velikom događaju, koji služi kao sjajna prilika da zajedno razgovaramo o našoj


Join the final LIFE METRO ADAPT meeting

ALDA is pleased to invite you to participate in the final LIFE METRO ADAPT meeting, entitled: “Strategies and measures for adaptation to climate change in the Metropolitan City of Milan”.

The event will take place over several days from 21 to 28 September 2021 in the framework of “All4Climate-Italy2021“, which gathers all the events dedicated to the fight against climate change. Take place in Italy,  it aims at promoting an active and constructive dialogue on the challenges of the climate crisis and at fostering the achievement of the objectives of the Paris Agreement. All4Climate is an opportunity for all those involved in the fight against climate change to make a concrete contribution to the debate preceding the Pre-COP hosted in Milan in September and the COP26 hosted by the UK in November.



The initiative “Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Measures in the Metropolitan City of Milan” has to be understood within the  framework of the project Metro Adapt – Strategies and Measures for Climate Change Adaptation in the Metropolitan City of Milan. The latter is intended to promote the creation of a sound climate change governance common to all local authorities (LAs); while producing tools that allow LAs to implement efficient adaptation measures.

The event will be a mix of moments of knowledge exchange with national and international experts as well as moments of entertainment. Guided visits to the project’s pilot sites will also be on the agenda. Overall, the final objective is to drive the attention on climate change and climate change adaptation strategies closer to public decision makers, municipal technicians, citizens, young people and students.

The first scheduled event will take place on 21 SEPTEMBER 2021 from 9.00 to 10.45 am.

It is an international workshop (online): “Climate change adaptation strategies in European metropolises”. The workshop is addressed to national and international local and regional authorities and, specifically, to European metropolitan areas, with the aim of creating a space for dialogue and exchange of good practices on climate change adaptation in urban areas. Moreover, starting from the climate change adaptation strategy designed by LIFE Metro Adapt, it will boost a co-creation process leading to the co-design of a sustainability plan and the creation of synergies and future collaboration opportunities among participants. The meeting will be conducted online in English. Registration required at this link.

Looking forward to see you there!


“Open Balkan”: phase two of the “Mini-Schengen” initiative

Summer 2021 marked a great moment as far as regional cooperation in the Balkan Region concerns., especially in regard to “Open Balkan” initiative. Thus, Prime Ministers, Rama and Zaev –  from Albania and North Macedonia respectively – and Serbian President Vučić agreed on abolishing border control among the three countries by 2023.

“Open Balkan”, this is the name of the regional cooperation initiative, is considered by Prime Minister Zaev as a key and fundamental action in order to develop both the economy and the everyday life of citizens living in this area. Zaev’s position is backed by the Albanian PM, who believed that “ all countries should be part of this process, because it is a benefit for them and their citizens”.


“Open Balkan” is intended to serve as a way to boost economic growth, foster free movement of people among the countries while supporting and promoting the tourist sector


Similarly, underlined the importance of having all countries involved in the process “because it is a benefit for them and their citizens”. From a general perspective, “Open Balkan” is intended to serve as a way to boost economic growth, foster free movement of people among the countries while supporting and promoting the tourist sector. 

Finally, this initiative was firstly discussed already in 2019, when the three representatives of Serbia, Albania and North Macedonia met in Novi Sad, setting the base for the “Mini-Schengen” agreement. The latter took inspiration from the European “Schengen Agreement” – both as far as the name concerts, and – more importantly – in regard to the overall aim of this regional project.

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This article has been written based on information found at the following link


The Rude Awakening Video Game trailer has been released!

Let’s enter the universe of The Rude Awakening project and put our feet in the shoes of the First World War soldiers!

The European project, The Rude Awakening, is presenting the video trailer of the main output of the project: a video game about life during the First World War. Indeed the project was created with the purpose of narrating a serious theme such as the First World War from a different perspective, merging a unique and light drawing style inspired by Valiant Heart with real-life stories, in a single player experience of 4-5 hours of gameplay.


Discover the video trailer in English OVDE


→ The first World War from a new perspective

Differently from other wargames, The Rudes Awakening retraces the historical events from a completely new perspective: from the claustrophobic situation inside the forts, to the devastated everyday life of small towns near the front, to the collapse of the hospitals caused by the Spanish flu pandemic. 

→ Unique historical material

The collaboration with 9 European partners gave the creative team the opportunity to draw on historic materials belonging to different museums in 4 different countries, inaccessible elsewhere.

→ Learning at the core of the project

The video game is composed of 4 episodes in 4 different places and explores the various aspects of the war, not only the war taking place in the front line but also the people working behind the lines. 

Check the Press Kit i Explanatory Kit

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About “The Rude Awakening” project

„The Rude Awakening - Grubo buđenje - multimedijalno putovanje stopama svakodnevnog života vojnika na frontu“, evropski je projekat čiji je cilj podizanje svesti i interesovanja mlađih generacija (između 13 i 20 godina) na temu rata i mira. Uz podršku digitalnih i audiovizuelnih sadržaja zasnovanih na pričama vojnika iz Prvog svetskog rata, „Grubo buđenje“ želi da vodi novu obrazovnu i emocionalnu perspektivu o ratu i miru, pri čemu će posetioci učiti dok će se postaviti u pogled vojnika tokom posete muzeju, i na taj način bolje razumeti ratna sećanja i život vojnika zahvaljujući tehnologiji. To je projekat koji sufinansira MEDIA program Evropske unije, potprogram Kreativne Evrope, koji je okupio Fondazione Belvedere-Gschwent kao vodećeg partnera, kao i partnere na projektu Opština Lavarone, ALDA, 101 Percento, Mémoire pour la vie, Gornjesavski Muzej Jesenice, Danube Connect, World of NGOs i Makedonski centar za fotografiju. 

 

Za više informacija o projektu i načinu pridruživanja, kontaktirajte umetničkog direktora, g. Renza Carbonera: progetti@fortebelvedere.org progetti@fortebelvedere.org


JOURNEY project: final conference on 8th of September 2021

Let’s close the PUTOVANJE project with the final conference of the project and gather online to celebrate the work done by the consortium on 8. of September 2021.

After 3 years of implementation of various activities we can say that this initiative was worthy; having a huge impact on delivering an innovative approach in the field of entrepreneurial potential development in rural youth of the Eastern partnership (EaP) countries.

During the online final conference, the JOURNEY project will present the results of its work . At the same time, project partners will share their experiences while illustrating the main output of the project, be they: the launch of the veb sajt projekta, the deliver of trainings and online courses for youth entrepreneurs. In addition, activities targeted the preparation of mentors, the definition of  capacity building workshops for mentors and young people, as well as the creation of Clubs of Young Entrepreneurs, Youth Exchange.

This day will be also the occasion to gather experts: The latter will share their knowledge and experience in the field of entrepreneurship, while dialoguing with mentors, youth from Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan who have been involved in the project.


The JOURNEY project is to reduce youth unemployment in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and promote the development of entrepreneurial potential of rural youth


If you are interested in joining this event, please register ovdje. The conference will take place on September 8th 2021 at 10h30 (CEST time).

Follow JOURNEY project on Facebook to stay up to date!

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About the “JOURNEY” project

The project “Joint Organization to Unite Rural Networks of Entrepreneurial Youth – JOURNEY” is a 36-month project, which was launched in May 2018 and it proposes an innovative approach in the field of entrepreneurial potential development in rural youth of the EaP countries – Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Rural youth employment in the countries of the Eastern Partnership is one of today’s most discussed topics. These countries need innovative solutions to reduce the level of youth unemployment in rural areas and develop entrepreneurial potential in the green economy for a sustainable development.

Rural youth have few opportunities for self-realization and employment in rural areas, therefore the project is intended to raise the level of knowledge of young people, adopting experience from the countries of the European Union.

It is implemented by 8 partners from 6 countries: Foundation PUBLICA FIDES from Poland, Ganja European Youth Capital 2016 from Azerbaijan, Vinnitsa Regional Development Agency from Ukraine, ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy from France, Kutaisi City Hall from Georgia, FORMA.Azione Srl from Italy, LDA Georgia, Vinnitsa Regional Association of Local Self Government Bodies from Ukraine.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission and co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

→ For more information about the Journey project, contact Viorica Bulat at:  viorica@alda-europe.eu