The Conference “Capitalisation and relaunch” and the Celebration of the 15th anniversary of ALDA took place on 9th May in Podgorica, Montenegro, following ALDA General Assembly.

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The conference was a great occasion to share with our members, partners and associates some thought about the success achieved until now and the steps forward.

The conference, made up of two panels, was introduced by Mr. Oriano OTOČAN, President of ALDA, and Mr. Veselin GRBOVIC, Mayor of Niksic, which is the city hosting the LDA Montenegro.

The first panel was dedicated to the EU Enlargement, focusing on the last 15 years achievements of ALDA and the challenges ahead. Among the speakers: His Excellency Ambassador Mitja DROBNIC, Delegation of the EU to Montenegro; Ms. Snežana RADOVIC, Director General for European Affairs, Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; Mrs. Nada DROBNJAK, Member of the Parliamentary Committee for EU Integration, Parliament of Montenegro and Mrs. Barbara TOCE, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

The second panel focused on the theme of Decentralisation and the multi-stakeholder approach towards the Enlargement and Neighborhood of the EU. Among the speakers: Ms. Daliborka ULJAREVIC, Director NGO Center for Civic education, Montenegro; Mr. Dragan POPOVIC , Belgrade Policy Center Director; Mr. Sasa SCEKIC, Assistant to the General Secretary, Union of Municipalities of Montenegro; Mrs. Sanja BOJANIC, Team Leader/Programme Analyst, Democratic Governments & Economy and Environment, UNDP Montenegro; Ms. Paula RAUZAN, Director LDA Sisak/Operational Partner ALDA, Croatia; Mrs. Dzenana DEDIC, Director LDA Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Mrs. Najeh SOUKI, Executive Director, Lam Echaml, Tunisia; Mr. Oleksiy ORLOVSKY, Democratic practice Program Initiative Director International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine.

The Conferences was closed by the certificate delivery for the new members of ALDA and the official reception for the 15th anniversary.

The Conference “Capitalisation and relaunch” and the Celebration of the 15th anniversary of ALDA took place on 9th May in Podgorica, Montenegro, following ALDA General Assembly.

***

The conference was a great occasion to share with our members, partners and associates some thought about the success achieved until now and the steps forward.

The conference, made up of two panels, was introduced by Mr. Oriano OTOČAN, President of ALDA, and Mr. Veselin GRBOVIC, Mayor of Niksic, which is the city hosting the LDA Montenegro.

The first panel was dedicated to the EU Enlargement, focusing on the last 15 years achievements of ALDA and the challenges ahead. Among the speakers: His Excellency Ambassador Mitja DROBNIC, Delegation of the EU to Montenegro; Ms. Snežana RADOVIC, Director General for European Affairs, Montenegrin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration; Mrs. Nada DROBNJAK, Member of the Parliamentary Committee for EU Integration, Parliament of Montenegro and Mrs. Barbara TOCE, Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.

The second panel focused on the theme of Decentralisation and the multi-stakeholder approach towards the Enlargement and Neighborhood of the EU. Among the speakers: Ms. Daliborka ULJAREVIC, Director NGO Center for Civic education, Montenegro; Mr. Dragan POPOVIC , Belgrade Policy Center Director; Mr. Sasa SCEKIC, Assistant to the General Secretary, Union of Municipalities of Montenegro; Mrs. Sanja BOJANIC, Team Leader/Programme Analyst, Democratic Governments & Economy and Environment, UNDP Montenegro; Ms. Paula RAUZAN, Director LDA Sisak/Operational Partner ALDA, Croatia; Mrs. Dzenana DEDIC, Director LDA Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Mrs. Najeh SOUKI, Executive Director, Lam Echaml, Tunisia; Mr. Oleksiy ORLOVSKY, Democratic practice Program Initiative Director International Renaissance Foundation, Ukraine.

The Conferences was closed by the certificate delivery for the new members of ALDA and the official reception for the 15th anniversary.