Ideas for Europe: Local Academy Training in the peri-urban and rural areas

  • Are you a local authority (public employee, collaborator,  city manager, director,  local administrator, policy maker etc.)?
  • Are you coming from Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Croatia?
  • Do you want to gain new skills and knowledge in order to increase citizens participation in your territory? 

Then, you should participate in this call!

ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy, in the framework of the Ideas 4 Europe project,  would like to invite you to participate in the Local Academy Training organised in the framework of the I4E project, co-funded by the EU funding programme CERV, aiming to boost political participation with a focus on citizen and young people living in peri-urban and rural areas.   

🎯Cilj of The Local Academy Training: it will aim at increasing the capacity of local practitioners, officials and managers to construct an active and fruitful dialogue with citizens and communities towards participatory process in the definition of local policies and improve citizens engagement.



📋Programme: the training will offer an intensive and strategic learning environment through three thematic modules: 

  1. Good democratic governance with a particular focus on the 12 principles of Good democratic governance outlined by the CoE;
  2. Participatory instruments (i.e. participative budget, committees of citizens etc.) 
  3. Local context related to specific needs identified by the participants

The training will target especially participants coming from countries with the lowest participation rate in the European elections, namely,  Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Croatia, with a particular focus on peri-urban and rural areas. Nevertheless, anyone interested in the training course coming from any other EU countries is very welcome to participate!

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Useful Info:

The training will take place in Vicenza (Italija) and will last two full daysna 20 & 21 June 2023.
Costs will be partially covered by ALDA and a more detailed agenda will be available in the following months.
If you are interested, please fill out the obrazac . 03 April 2023.
For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anita Lugli