MIGRANTS IN EUROPE, INTEGRATION AS A PROCESS OF INCLUSION. FINAL WORKSHOP OF THE PROJECT GOAL (Bucharest, RO, 12-13 November)

An international workshop will conclude the project GOAL, Granting Opportunities for Active Learning, implemented by ALDA, as lead partner. The event will take place on 12 and 13 November in Bucharest (Hotel Herastrau).
The EU’s population, due to decreased fertility rates and longer life expectancy, is ageing, leading to a likely fall in the working population in the 25 states from 303 million to 297 million by 2020. A smaller labour force means less economic growth: economic migration is therefore necessary for sustained the European economic growth.
But migration flows, affecting all Europe, often disregard the need for labour, and arise from the needs of the populations of third world countries to escape poverty and seek welfare and freedom.

What is the situation that migrants find in the European Countries, and how is possible to improve it?
The debate in Europe on the need for a European policy on migration management is open for years and still has not found a solution shared by all member states.
So each state has to deal daily with the problems that this phenomenon leads to social stability, often being connected to the illegality, now aggravated by the severe economic crisis.
To give answer to these questions, ALDA, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies, has managed the European project, GOAL, that aims at improving the situation of migrants in Europe by giving them the occasion to discuss their own situation and suggesting ways to get better their life.
With this international workshop in Bucharest ALDA will try to conclude the project with a recommendation to European Institutions and policy makers.
During the project, groups of citizens in six EU Member States and accession countries (France, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Italy and Greece) have met and debated about the situation of migrants in their country and how to improve it.
The members of these citizens’ panels were themselves migrants. Drawing on the panels’ discussions, the partners have drafted recommendations to European policy makers on how to improve the situation of migrants in Europe.
The final workshop of GOAL will be the occasion to present the panels’ recommendations to the participants – professionals in migration matters and concerned citizens – and policy makers.
All participants will be encouraged to debate about the recommendations in particular and migration matters in general in three workshops on the topics of intercultural dialogue, political participation and access to services and the labour market.
The workshop is entitled “Improving the situation of immigrants – Citizens and experts debate”.

An international workshop will conclude the project GOAL, Granting Opportunities for Active Learning, implemented by ALDA, as lead partner. The event will take place on 12 and 13 November in Bucharest (Hotel Herastrau).
The EU’s population, due to decreased fertility rates and longer life expectancy, is ageing, leading to a likely fall in the working population in the 25 states from 303 million to 297 million by 2020. A smaller labour force means less economic growth: economic migration is therefore necessary for sustained the European economic growth.
But migration flows, affecting all Europe, often disregard the need for labour, and arise from the needs of the populations of third world countries to escape poverty and seek welfare and freedom.

What is the situation that migrants find in the European Countries, and how is possible to improve it?
The debate in Europe on the need for a European policy on migration management is open for years and still has not found a solution shared by all member states.
So each state has to deal daily with the problems that this phenomenon leads to social stability, often being connected to the illegality, now aggravated by the severe economic crisis.
To give answer to these questions, ALDA, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies, has managed the European project, GOAL, that aims at improving the situation of migrants in Europe by giving them the occasion to discuss their own situation and suggesting ways to get better their life.
With this international workshop in Bucharest ALDA will try to conclude the project with a recommendation to European Institutions and policy makers.
During the project, groups of citizens in six EU Member States and accession countries (France, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Italy and Greece) have met and debated about the situation of migrants in their country and how to improve it.
The members of these citizens’ panels were themselves migrants. Drawing on the panels’ discussions, the partners have drafted recommendations to European policy makers on how to improve the situation of migrants in Europe.
The final workshop of GOAL will be the occasion to present the panels’ recommendations to the participants – professionals in migration matters and concerned citizens – and policy makers.
All participants will be encouraged to debate about the recommendations in particular and migration matters in general in three workshops on the topics of intercultural dialogue, political participation and access to services and the labour market.
The workshop is entitled “Improving the situation of immigrants – Citizens and experts debate”.


15 years of Partnership in Building Democracy

Publication – 15 years of Partnership in Building Democracy

Pubblicazione

Publication – 15 years of Partnership in Building Democracy

Pubblicazione

“ONE WORLD, MANY CULTURES”. CONFERENCE AT THE KUJAVIAN AND POMERANIAN UNIVERSITY (Bydgoszcz, PL)

The Conference “One world, many cultures” was held at the Kujavian and Pomeranian University, City of Bydgoszcz, Poland. As an annual event, it was initiated in 2010.
This year´s edition was meant as another episode in a series of meetings of scientists and scholars, devoted to intercultural dialogue and exchange of ideas concerning today´s global problems. This year, the Conference focused in particular on dialogue between faiths. Thus, appropriately, its date felt on the 25th anniversary of John Paul II’s meeting in Assisi.
On behalf of ALDA, Vice President, Mr. Dobrica Milovanović participated at the Conference. He used this opportunity to meet with the deputy Rector of the University, Mr. Igor Taranov, and talk about possible cooperation in the field of multicultural scientific approaches.

The Conference aimed to offer an opportunity for scientific reflection and intellectually deepened dialogue to a wide range of cultural experts, political scientists, sociologists, historians, theologians, educators, economists, media specialists and representatives of other fields of arts and sciences.
It is noteworthy that this time the Conference was co-organized by the Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) Vatican Foundation, whose aim is to promote knowledge, organize and support scientific and cultural congresses, and reward scientists for their outstanding achievements (publications and research). The conference was an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their religion, to participate in a dialogue aimed at consensus. It intended to provide an opportunity to learn how a wide range of diverse human communities may coexist in an increasingly globalized world.

The Conference “One world, many cultures” was held at the Kujavian and Pomeranian University, City of Bydgoszcz, Poland. As an annual event, it was initiated in 2010.
This year´s edition was meant as another episode in a series of meetings of scientists and scholars, devoted to intercultural dialogue and exchange of ideas concerning today´s global problems. This year, the Conference focused in particular on dialogue between faiths. Thus, appropriately, its date felt on the 25th anniversary of John Paul II’s meeting in Assisi.
On behalf of ALDA, Vice President, Mr. Dobrica Milovanović participated at the Conference. He used this opportunity to meet with the deputy Rector of the University, Mr. Igor Taranov, and talk about possible cooperation in the field of multicultural scientific approaches.

The Conference aimed to offer an opportunity for scientific reflection and intellectually deepened dialogue to a wide range of cultural experts, political scientists, sociologists, historians, theologians, educators, economists, media specialists and representatives of other fields of arts and sciences.
It is noteworthy that this time the Conference was co-organized by the Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) Vatican Foundation, whose aim is to promote knowledge, organize and support scientific and cultural congresses, and reward scientists for their outstanding achievements (publications and research). The conference was an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their religion, to participate in a dialogue aimed at consensus. It intended to provide an opportunity to learn how a wide range of diverse human communities may coexist in an increasingly globalized world.


Flyer Working Together for Development

Flyer Working Together for Development. Una nuova sfida per le associazioni degli enti locali e le reti della società civile

Volantino

Flyer Working Together for Development. Una nuova sfida per le associazioni degli enti locali e le reti della società civile

Volantino

European local democracy week: the city of Sisak awarded with the “12-star label”

The City of Sisak was awarded with the “12 star label” for its efforts in ELDW, the European
local democracy week, by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of
Europe.
Mrs. Barbara Toce, member of the Congress and Vice Mayor of Pedaso (I), and Maria
Baroni, ELDW Projet Manager, handed to the mayor of Sisak, Dinko Pintaric, the ELDW shirt
to symbolize the award of the prize.
The delivery took place in the framework of the ceremony for the 15th anniversary of the
establishment of the LDA Sisak, held on November 4 in the Croatian city.
“I am proud of this recognition that, despite being a small step for European democracy, is a
great step for our beautiful city”. Stated Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak.
In the picture (from the left) Mrs. Kristina Ferenac, LDA Sisak, Mrs. Barbara Toce, Congress,
Mr. Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak, Mrs. Maria Baroni, ELDW Manager, Mrs. Paula Rauzan ,
President LDA Sisak.

The City of Sisak was awarded with the “12 star label” for its efforts in ELDW, the European
local democracy week, by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of
Europe.
Mrs. Barbara Toce, member of the Congress and Vice Mayor of Pedaso (I), and Maria
Baroni, ELDW Projet Manager, handed to the mayor of Sisak, Dinko Pintaric, the ELDW shirt
to symbolize the award of the prize.
The delivery took place in the framework of the ceremony for the 15th anniversary of the
establishment of the LDA Sisak, held on November 4 in the Croatian city.
“I am proud of this recognition that, despite being a small step for European democracy, is a
great step for our beautiful city”. Stated Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak.
In the picture (from the left) Mrs. Kristina Ferenac, LDA Sisak, Mrs. Barbara Toce, Congress,
Mr. Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak, Mrs. Maria Baroni, ELDW Manager, Mrs. Paula Rauzan ,
President LDA Sisak.


EUROPEAN LOCAL DEMOCRACY WEEK: THE CITY OF SISAK AWARDED WITH THE “12 STAR LABEL”

The City of Sisak was awarded with the “12 star label” for its efforts in ELDW, the European local democracy week, by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
Mrs. Barbara Toce, member of the Congress and Vice Mayor of Pedaso (I), and Maria Baroni, ELDW Projet Manager, handed to the mayor of Sisak, Dinko Pintaric, the ELDW shirt to symbolize the award of the prize.
The delivery took place in the framework of the ceremony for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the LDA Sisak, held on November 4 in the Croatian city.

“I am proud of this recognition that, despite being a small step for European democracy, is a great step for our beautiful city”. Stated Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak.
In the picture (from the left) Mrs. Kristina Ferenac, LDA Sisak, Mrs. Barbara Toce, Congress, Mr. Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak, Mrs. Maria Baroni, ELDW Manager, Mrs. Paula Rauzan , President LDA Sisak.

The City of Sisak was awarded with the “12 star label” for its efforts in ELDW, the European local democracy week, by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
Mrs. Barbara Toce, member of the Congress and Vice Mayor of Pedaso (I), and Maria Baroni, ELDW Projet Manager, handed to the mayor of Sisak, Dinko Pintaric, the ELDW shirt to symbolize the award of the prize.
The delivery took place in the framework of the ceremony for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the LDA Sisak, held on November 4 in the Croatian city.

“I am proud of this recognition that, despite being a small step for European democracy, is a great step for our beautiful city”. Stated Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak.
In the picture (from the left) Mrs. Kristina Ferenac, LDA Sisak, Mrs. Barbara Toce, Congress, Mr. Dinko Pintaric, Mayor of Sisak, Mrs. Maria Baroni, ELDW Manager, Mrs. Paula Rauzan , President LDA Sisak.


LDA SISAK, A PUBLICATION FOR 15 YEARS OF WORK

Local Democracy Agency Sisak is celebrating 15 years of its successful work on promoting human rights, development of local democracy and human rights.
For the occasion, was published a brochure in which it’s possible to find accomplishments over these years but plans for the future as well.
Foreword is written by President of Congress of local and regional authorities of Council of Europe, Mr. Keith Whitmore. Words about the LDA are written by Councilor in Italian Veneto Region, Mr. Diego Bottacin, our old associate and friend; Mayor of Municipality of Sisak, Mr. Dinko Pintarić and Director of Association of Local Democracy Agencies, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida.
The Congress financed publishing of the publication.

Local Democracy Agency Sisak is celebrating 15 years of its successful work on promoting human rights, development of local democracy and human rights.
For the occasion, was published a brochure in which it’s possible to find accomplishments over these years but plans for the future as well.
Foreword is written by President of Congress of local and regional authorities of Council of Europe, Mr. Keith Whitmore. Words about the LDA are written by Councilor in Italian Veneto Region, Mr. Diego Bottacin, our old associate and friend; Mayor of Municipality of Sisak, Mr. Dinko Pintarić and Director of Association of Local Democracy Agencies, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida.
The Congress financed publishing of the publication.


LDA NIS (SRB) PROMOTES A LITERARY ALMANAC OF YOUNG WRITERS OF THE TOWN

LDA Nis e literary club Prejaka rec are organizing the promotion of the Literary Almanac of young writers of Nis.
The almanac is a result of the project “Youth Cultural Club”, supported by the Department for Culture of the City of Nis. It presents original literary works obtained in a competition for young unpublished authors between 18 and 35 years old.
Youth Cultural Club is a cultural program created by LDA Nis with an aim to contribute to meeting the cultural needs of youth in Nis and to motivate young people to use their creative capacity.

LDA Nis e literary club Prejaka rec are organizing the promotion of the Literary Almanac of young writers of Nis.
The almanac is a result of the project “Youth Cultural Club”, supported by the Department for Culture of the City of Nis. It presents original literary works obtained in a competition for young unpublished authors between 18 and 35 years old.
Youth Cultural Club is a cultural program created by LDA Nis with an aim to contribute to meeting the cultural needs of youth in Nis and to motivate young people to use their creative capacity.


ALDA NIS promotes a literary almanac of young writers of the town

LDA Nis and literary club Prejaka rec are organizing the promotion of the Literary Almanac of
young writers of Nis.
The almanac is a result of the project “Youth Cultural Club”, supported by the Department for
Culture of the City of Nis. It presents original literary works obtained in a competition for
young unpublished authors between 18 and 35 years old.
Youth Cultural Club is a cultural program created by LDA Nis with an aim to contribute to
meeting the cultural needs of youth in Nis and to motivate young people to use their creative
capacity.

LDA Nis and literary club Prejaka rec are organizing the promotion of the Literary Almanac of
young writers of Nis.
The almanac is a result of the project “Youth Cultural Club”, supported by the Department for
Culture of the City of Nis. It presents original literary works obtained in a competition for
young unpublished authors between 18 and 35 years old.
Youth Cultural Club is a cultural program created by LDA Nis with an aim to contribute to
meeting the cultural needs of youth in Nis and to motivate young people to use their creative
capacity.