The final conference of the project MY EUROPE took place from 29 to 31 January in Mellieha, Malta. Hosted by the Local Government Association, leading the project, it gathered some 40 Maltese and international representatives of local authorities and civil society organizations.

Recommendations on how to improve the access and participation in politics by less advantaged groups of citizens – migrants, youngsters, and women – have been finalized in Malta, and will soon be ready to be presented to the European institutions. The conference was also the occasion to showcase the Political report on “The involvement of young people in democratic life at regional level” that ALDA has contributed to draft under the lead of the Assembly of European Regions and the Region Alsace.

The project started in October 2012 and was aimed at providing a well structured dialogue among twinned or keen-to-cooperate towns, with specific reference to active participation in political life of specific target groups: women, youngsters and immigrants. Fourteen partners from all over Europe were involved, namely from Albania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Macedonia, and Malta.

Its first event held in February 2013 targeted migrants. It raised awareness about immigration policies in different European countries, and showed the importance of political rights to favour own migrant integration and, in the end, their commitment to policy-making process of their country of residence. Youth and politics was the focus of the event held in Strasbourg in June, organized by ALDA. In November the third event on Women and politics took place in Skopje, and ALDA brought the 30-years-experience of its Swedish partner BalticFem to the conference.

The final conference of the project MY EUROPE took place from 29 to 31 January in Mellieha, Malta. Hosted by the Local Government Association, leading the project, it gathered some 40 Maltese and international representatives of local authorities and civil society organizations.

Recommendations on how to improve the access and participation in politics by less advantaged groups of citizens – migrants, youngsters, and women – have been finalized in Malta, and will soon be ready to be presented to the European institutions. The conference was also the occasion to showcase the Political report on “The involvement of young people in democratic life at regional level” that ALDA has contributed to draft under the lead of the Assembly of European Regions and the Region Alsace.

The project started in October 2012 and was aimed at providing a well structured dialogue among twinned or keen-to-cooperate towns, with specific reference to active participation in political life of specific target groups: women, youngsters and immigrants. Fourteen partners from all over Europe were involved, namely from Albania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Macedonia, and Malta.

Its first event held in February 2013 targeted migrants. It raised awareness about immigration policies in different European countries, and showed the importance of political rights to favour own migrant integration and, in the end, their commitment to policy-making process of their country of residence. Youth and politics was the focus of the event held in Strasbourg in June, organized by ALDA. In November the third event on Women and politics took place in Skopje, and ALDA brought the 30-years-experience of its Swedish partner BalticFem to the conference.