ALDA’s activities in Russia have become increasingly frequent and relevant, managing to involve and stimulate the interest of a growing number of local stakeholders, thus opening a fertile dialogue on future projects to improve local governance with relevant actors from the local governance scene.

Therefore, in partnership with Open Russia and Open St. Petersburg, ALDA organized an International conference on “Solutions for local self-government and participatory democracy”, to encourage the exchange of best practices. The conference, which took place in Moscow on October 30th, and in St. Petersburg on the following day, were moderated by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida and by Eastern Partnership Coordinator Alexandru Coica.

The event saw the participation of 15 representatives of local municipalities from Europe and over 100 independent Russian councillors, who exchanged views and experiences on a wide selection of topics such as participative democracy and citizens’ engagement, urban planning and mobility, climate change and digitalization services.

It is extremely pleasant and rewarding to succeed in opening new windows between far and different realities, which is why we want to thank once again our member and friend the Association Open Russia for its enthusiasm and constant support and cooperation in organizing such fruitful actions!

ALDA’s activities in Russia have become increasingly frequent and relevant, managing to involve and stimulate the interest of a growing number of local stakeholders, thus opening a fertile dialogue on future projects to improve local governance with relevant actors from the local governance scene.

Therefore, in partnership with Open Russia and Open St. Petersburg, ALDA organized an International conference on “Solutions for local self-government and participatory democracy”, to encourage the exchange of best practices. The conference, which took place in Moscow on October 30th, and in St. Petersburg on the following day, were moderated by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida and by Eastern Partnership Coordinator Alexandru Coica.

The event saw the participation of 15 representatives of local municipalities from Europe and over 100 independent Russian councillors, who exchanged views and experiences on a wide selection of topics such as participative democracy and citizens’ engagement, urban planning and mobility, climate change and digitalization services.

It is extremely pleasant and rewarding to succeed in opening new windows between far and different realities, which is why we want to thank once again our member and friend the Association Open Russia for its enthusiasm and constant support and cooperation in organizing such fruitful actions!