M. Danny Sriskandarajah, new Secretary General of CIVICUS – The world Alliance for Citizens’ Participation – visited the office of ALDA in Brussels on the 31th of January and met the Director of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, and the Policy officer, Peter Sondergaard.
Danny was accompanied by Mark Mark Nowottny, working in Civicus for the Board members. The visit of Civicus representatives was important to identify a common approach towards the European Institutions in terms of lobbying and funding. For ALDA, member of the Board of Civicus since 2012 with the participation of Antonella Valmorbida, the focus is to raise the issue of local governance and local democracy within the priorities of Civicus, which is operating around the globe. As for Civicus, they could find in our organisation a reliable and strong part in Europe and the Neighbouring countries. The meeting paved the way for a good cooperation.
Recently, Alfonso Aliberti, staff member of ALDA, has been appointed in the Youth Advisory Council of Civicus.