DECIDE - Launching the testing phase of the “Youth Council” in Godeni, Romania

On 27th – 29th March, within the framework of the project DECIDE, the Iezer Muscel Mountain Community Association, Romania, kicked off the pilot testing phase of the “Youth Council” as one of the measures of the democratic compact promoted by the Slovakian Center for Community Organizing and the Municipality of Banska Bystrica.

More than 30 good practices promoting citizen participation have been collected during the first phase of the project and exchanged through an international platform. The aim of this phase is to test existing forms of participation and to analyse the possibilities of forming a Youth Council in Godeni, Romania, based on the experiences of other municipalities.

The local stakeholders in this phase (Godeni and Domnesti municipalities, schools, youth association and unemployed young people) were identified through the cooperation between IMMCA and local actors. 7 young counsellors were elected and their role in the YC was established. The general objective of the implementation is to engage youth representatives in decision making process at the local level; gain experience in doing responsible services for the local community benefit; and allow young people to experience democracy and participation in their daily life.

On 27th – 29th March, within the framework of the project DECIDE, the Iezer Muscel Mountain Community Association, Romania, kicked off the pilot testing phase of the “Youth Council” as one of the measures of the democratic compact promoted by the Slovakian Center for Community Organizing and the Municipality of Banska Bystrica.

More than 30 good practices promoting citizen participation have been collected during the first phase of the project and exchanged through an international platform. The aim of this phase is to test existing forms of participation and to analyse the possibilities of forming a Youth Council in Godeni, Romania, based on the experiences of other municipalities.

The local stakeholders in this phase (Godeni and Domnesti municipalities, schools, youth association and unemployed young people) were identified through the cooperation between IMMCA and local actors. 7 young counsellors were elected and their role in the YC was established. The general objective of the implementation is to engage youth representatives in decision making process at the local level; gain experience in doing responsible services for the local community benefit; and allow young people to experience democracy and participation in their daily life.


Second training for CSOs in Tbilisi, with NALAG and LDA Georgia

From 23rd to 26th of February, ALDA was in Tbilisi, Georgia, to deliver the second part of trainings, implemented with NALAG, the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia, and the LDA Georgia, in the framework of project “Mobilised civil society for local democracy”. Three trainings were implemented by ALDA and one by NALAG.

The trainers, Irene Zanetti and Ivana Dimitrovska from ALDA, and Paula Rauzan, Delegate of LDA Sisak (Croatia) and member of ALDA Governing Board, delivered trainings to a group of 36 representatives of Georgian CSOs, in order to improve their capacity of monitoring local government reform and of representing the interests of local communities at the national level.

On 23rd February, also the official inauguration of the new office of the LDA Georgia, in Kutaisi, took place. Mrs Nino Tvaltvadze, the LDA Delegate, Paula Rauzan, Delegate of the LDA Sisak, the President of GAYLA, as well as the Mayor of Kutaisi and some 40 participants attended the ceremony.

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From 23rd to 26th of February, ALDA was in Tbilisi, Georgia, to deliver the second part of trainings, implemented with NALAG, the National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia, and the LDA Georgia, in the framework of project “Mobilised civil society for local democracy”. Three trainings were implemented by ALDA and one by NALAG.

The trainers, Irene Zanetti and Ivana Dimitrovska from ALDA, and Paula Rauzan, Delegate of LDA Sisak (Croatia) and member of ALDA Governing Board, delivered trainings to a group of 36 representatives of Georgian CSOs, in order to improve their capacity of monitoring local government reform and of representing the interests of local communities at the national level.

On 23rd February, also the official inauguration of the new office of the LDA Georgia, in Kutaisi, took place. Mrs Nino Tvaltvadze, the LDA Delegate, Paula Rauzan, Delegate of the LDA Sisak, the President of GAYLA, as well as the Mayor of Kutaisi and some 40 participants attended the ceremony.

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Projet CHARM: Call for Participation

The CHARM (Creativity and Healthy style: Advancing the Role of Music) project, approved by the European Commission in the framework of the Youth in Action Programme, is a joint initiative of eight organisations from Italy, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey, which are strongly active in the youth field.

In this framework, a transnational youth event will take place in Varna, a city in Eastern Bulgaria, on the Black Sea coast, on 17-19 April 2015.

Participating in the training will allow you to acquire new skills, receive information and tools, find potential partners for your activities and, above all, meet new friends and have fun learning!

ALDA is now looking for young French citizens or residents of France, aged 18 and 30, with a basic knowledge of English, interested in music and multicultural contexts!

Please send your applications, by March 15th at the latest, with your CV and a short presentation email to Mr. Aldo Xhani (aldo.xhani@aldaintranet.org).

Call for participation

The CHARM (Creativity and Healthy style: Advancing the Role of Music) project, approved by the European Commission in the framework of the Youth in Action Programme, is a joint initiative of eight organisations from Italy, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey, which are strongly active in the youth field.

In this framework, a transnational youth event will take place in Varna, a city in Eastern Bulgaria, on the Black Sea coast, on 17-19 April 2015.

Participating in the training will allow you to acquire new skills, receive information and tools, find potential partners for your activities and, above all, meet new friends and have fun learning!

ALDA is now looking for young French citizens or residents of France, aged 18 and 30, with a basic knowledge of English, interested in music and multicultural contexts!

Please send your applications, by March 15th at the latest, with your CV and a short presentation email to Mr. Aldo Xhani (aldo.xhani@aldaintranet.org).

Call for participation


Paris - ALDA showcased its contribution to the ELDW 2014 edition

ALDA was invited last 16 February in Paris by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to contribute to the coordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week 2015. The event called the most active cities and associations that demonstrated strong commitment to promote citizen participation at local level. It was also an occasion to share good practices between the participants and foster knowledge on local democracy.

ALDA was represented by Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme, who showcased ALDA’s contribution to the last year’s ELDW edition focused on the topic “Active Citizenship: voting, sharing, participating”. Participants were pleased to hear about ALDA’s publication “Citizen Participation in Local Decision Making – Case studies in the framework of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)".

The publication collects the main good practices promoting participatory democracy at local level and will be distributed in 400 copies in Russian in Belarus, as a tool to further foster citizen participation in the country. The objective of the publication is twofold: to give an overview and transfer best practices on citizen participation and cooperation between LAs and CSOs in Belarus as well as to raise awareness on the ELDW initiative and open up possibilities for Belarusian municipalities and organisations to join the context.

ALDA also expressed its strong commitment to contribute to the 2015 ELDW edition by promoting the initiative within its network and inviting all members to take an active role in the Congress’ activity.

ALDA was invited last 16 February in Paris by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to contribute to the coordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week 2015. The event called the most active cities and associations that demonstrated strong commitment to promote citizen participation at local level. It was also an occasion to share good practices between the participants and foster knowledge on local democracy.

ALDA was represented by Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme, who showcased ALDA’s contribution to the last year’s ELDW edition focused on the topic “Active Citizenship: voting, sharing, participating”. Participants were pleased to hear about ALDA’s publication “Citizen Participation in Local Decision Making – Case studies in the framework of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)".

The publication collects the main good practices promoting participatory democracy at local level and will be distributed in 400 copies in Russian in Belarus, as a tool to further foster citizen participation in the country. The objective of the publication is twofold: to give an overview and transfer best practices on citizen participation and cooperation between LAs and CSOs in Belarus as well as to raise awareness on the ELDW initiative and open up possibilities for Belarusian municipalities and organisations to join the context.

ALDA also expressed its strong commitment to contribute to the 2015 ELDW edition by promoting the initiative within its network and inviting all members to take an active role in the Congress’ activity.


“Local Democracy in Armenia: Call to Government” presented to the Armenian Government: supporting the consolidation of local democracy in Armenia.

In the framework of a vast programme for supporting the consolidation of local democracy in Armenia developed by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Communities Association of Armenia, the Communities Finance Officers Association and the Association of Municipal Councillors publicly presented the document “Local Democracy in Armenia: Call to Government” to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, on 21st January 2015.

Il Call summarises suggestions of 150 communities heads and councillors from 10 regions of Armenia collected during two seminars, organised by the CoE, held on 9 and 11 September 2014 in Gyumri and Sisian. It compiles proposals and concerns of the communities on the subsidiarity principle, administrative-territorial reforms, inter-municipal co-operation, finance and taxes, role of councillors and citizen participation.

LDA Armenia and Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, took part to the initiative respectively as local partner and as civil society expert. In particular, Mrs. Valmorbida coordinated in September 2014- both in Gyumri and in Sisian – the workshop on citizens participation dedicated to raise awareness on the issue and identify possible improvements.

Il Call was welcomed as an inspiring example of collaboration among local authorities, associations and central government. In the meanwhile, the Government of Armenia has officially requested the Congress to engage in post-monitoring dialogue, which will probably start in mid-2015.

“Démocratie Locale en Arménie: Appel au Gouvernement” présenté au Gouvernement arménien: soutenir la consolidation de la démocratie locale en Arménie.

Dans le domaine du vaste programme en support à la consolidation de la démocratie locale en Arménie, développé par le Congrès des Pouvoirs Locaux et Régionaux du Conseil d’Europe, le 21 janvier dernier, la Communities Finance Officers Association et l’Association of Municipal Councillors a présenté publiquement au Ministre pour l’Administration Territoriale et pour les Situations d’Emergence le document “Démocratie Locale en Arménie: Appel au Gouvernement”.

Le document contient les propositions de 150 maires et assesseurs provenant de 10 régions de l’Arménie, recueillies pendant deux séminaires organisés par le Conseil d’Europe, et qui ont eu lieu les 9 et 11 septembre 2014 à Gyumri et Sisian. Ils contiennent les propositions et les préoccupations des communautés conformément au principe de subsidiarité, à la réforme administrative et territoriale, à la coopération inter-municipale, aux impôts et taxes, au rôle des conseillers et à la participation citoyenne.

L’ADL Arménie dirigée par Lusine Aleksandryan et la Secrétaire Générale d’ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, ont pris part à l’initiative respectivement en qualité de partenaire locale et experte en société civile. En particulier, Valmorbida a coordonné en septembre 2014, à Gyumri ainsi qu’à Sisian, l’atelier sur la participation citoyenne dans le but de sensibiliser les participants sur le thème pour identifier de possibles améliorations.

L’Appel a été accueilli comme un formidable exemple de collaboration entre les organismes locaux, associations et gouvernement centrale. Entre temps, le Gouvernement arménien a officiellement demandé au Congrès de s’engager dans le dialogue post-monitorage, qui commencera probablement en milieu d’année.

“Democrazia Locale in Armenia: Appello al Governo” presentato al Governo armeno: sostenere il consolidamento della democrazia locale in Armenia

Nell’ambito del vasto programma a supporto del consolidamento della democrazia locale in Armenia, sviluppato dal Congresso dei Poteri Locali e Regionali del Consiglio d’Europa, il 21 gennaio scorso, la Communities Finance Officers Association e l’Association of Municipal Councillors ha presentato pubblicamente al Ministro per l’Amministrazione Territoriale e per le Situazioni d’Emergenza il documento “Democrazia Locale in Armenia: Appello al Governo”.

Il documento raccoglie le proposte di 150 sindaci ed assessori provenienti da 10 regioni dell’Armenia, raccolte durante due seminari organizzati dal Consiglio d’Europa, e tenutisi il 9 e 11 settembre 2014 a Gyumri e Sisian. Esso contiene le proposte e le preoccupazioni delle comunità in merito al principio di sussidiarietà, alla riforma amministrativa e territoriale, alla cooperazione intermunicipale, alle finanze e tasse, al ruolo dei consiglieri e alla partecipazione cittadina.

L’ADL Armenia diretta da Lusine Aleksandryan e il Segretario Generale di ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, hanno preso parte all’iniziativa rispettivamente in qualità di partner locale ed esperto in società civile. In particolare, Valmorbida ha coordinato nel settembre 2014, sia a Gyumri che a Sisian, il workshop sulla partecipazione cittadina finalizzato a sensibilizzare i partecipanti sul tema e ad indentificare possibili miglioramenti.

L’Appello è stato accolto come formidabile esempio di collaborazione tra enti locali, associazioni e governo centrale. Nel frattempo, il Governo armeno ha ufficialmente richiesto al Congresso di impegnarsi nel dialogo post-monitoraggio, che inizierà probabilmente a metà anno.

“Местная демократия в Армении: призыв к правительству” представленный армянскому правительству: поддерживать укрепление местной демократии в Армении

В рамках обширной программы в поддержку укрепления местной демократии в Армении, разработанной Конгрессом местных и региональных властей Совета Европы, 21 января la Communities Finance Officers Association и l’Association of Municipal Councillors официально представили министру территориального управления и по чрезвычайным ситуациям документ ”Местная демократия в Армении: призыв к правительству”.
Документ обобщает 150 предложений мэров и муниципальных советников из 10 областей Армении, собранных в ходе двух семинаров, организованных Советом Европы, и проходивших 9 и 11сентября 2014 в Гюмри и Сисиан. В нем содержатся предложения и беспокойство сообщества относительно принципа субсидарности, административной и территориальной реформы, межмуниципального сотрудничества, финансовой системы и налогообложения, роли советников и участия граждан.
L’ADL Армения под руководством Лузине Александрян и генерального секретаря ALDA, Антонеллы Вальморбида, приняли участие в инициативе в качестве местного партнера и эксперта по гражданскому сообществу. В частности, Антонелла Вальморбида в сентябре 2014 года руководила как в Гюмри, так и в Сисиане, рабочей группой по вопросам гражданского участия, направленной на сенсибилизацию участников по данному вопросу и определению возможных улучшений.
Призыв был воспринят как потрясающий пример сотрудничества между местными организациями, ассоциациями и центральным правительством. Между тем, армянское правительство сделало официальный запрос в конгресс о дополнительных усилиях для установления пост мониторингового диалога, который, вероятно, начнется в середине года.

“Lokalna demokratija u Jermeniji: Poziv Vladi”: podrška konsolidaciji lokalne demokratije u Jermeniji

U okviru programa podrške konsolidaciji lokalne demokratije u Jermeniji koji je razvio Kongresa lokalnih i regionalnih vlasti Saveta Evrope, Udruženje za zajednice Jermenije, Udruženje finansijskih službenika i Udruženje odbornika, 21. januara 2015. godine Ministarstvu teritorijalne uprave i vanredne situacije, javno je prezentovan dokument “Lokalna demokratija u Jermeniji: Poziv Vladi”.

Poziv sumira predloge 150 gradonačelnikai odbornike iz 10 regiona Jermenije prikupljenih tokom dva seminara u organizaciji Saveta Evrope, održanih 9. i 11. septembra 2014 u Giumri i Sisianu. On sačinjava predloge zajednica o principu supsidijarnosti, administrativno-teritorijalnim reformama, međuopštinskoj saradnji, finansijama i oporezivanju, ulozi poslanika i učešću građana.

LDA Jermenija i Antonella Valmorbida, generalni sekretar ALDA, učestvovali su u inicijativi. Takođe, gđa Valmorbida je koordinisala radionicu o učešću građana posvećenu podizanju svesti o tom pitanju i identifikovanju mogućih poboljšanja, koja je održana u septembru 2014. u Giumri i u Sisianu.

Poziv je pozdravljen kao inspirativan primer saradnje između lokalnih vlasti, udruženja i centralne vlasti . U međuvremenu, Vlada Jermenije je zvanično zatražila od Kongresa da se uključe u monitoring dijaloga, koji će verovatno početi sredinom 2015. godine.

In the framework of a vast programme for supporting the consolidation of local democracy in Armenia developed by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the Communities Association of Armenia, the Communities Finance Officers Association and the Association of Municipal Councillors publicly presented the document “Local Democracy in Armenia: Call to Government” to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, on 21st January 2015.

Il Call summarises suggestions of 150 communities heads and councillors from 10 regions of Armenia collected during two seminars, organised by the CoE, held on 9 and 11 September 2014 in Gyumri and Sisian. It compiles proposals and concerns of the communities on the subsidiarity principle, administrative-territorial reforms, inter-municipal co-operation, finance and taxes, role of councillors and citizen participation.

LDA Armenia and Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, took part to the initiative respectively as local partner and as civil society expert. In particular, Mrs. Valmorbida coordinated in September 2014- both in Gyumri and in Sisian – the workshop on citizens participation dedicated to raise awareness on the issue and identify possible improvements.

Il Call was welcomed as an inspiring example of collaboration among local authorities, associations and central government. In the meanwhile, the Government of Armenia has officially requested the Congress to engage in post-monitoring dialogue, which will probably start in mid-2015.

“Démocratie Locale en Arménie: Appel au Gouvernement” présenté au Gouvernement arménien: soutenir la consolidation de la démocratie locale en Arménie.

Dans le domaine du vaste programme en support à la consolidation de la démocratie locale en Arménie, développé par le Congrès des Pouvoirs Locaux et Régionaux du Conseil d’Europe, le 21 janvier dernier, la Communities Finance Officers Association et l’Association of Municipal Councillors a présenté publiquement au Ministre pour l’Administration Territoriale et pour les Situations d’Emergence le document “Démocratie Locale en Arménie: Appel au Gouvernement”.

Le document contient les propositions de 150 maires et assesseurs provenant de 10 régions de l’Arménie, recueillies pendant deux séminaires organisés par le Conseil d’Europe, et qui ont eu lieu les 9 et 11 septembre 2014 à Gyumri et Sisian. Ils contiennent les propositions et les préoccupations des communautés conformément au principe de subsidiarité, à la réforme administrative et territoriale, à la coopération inter-municipale, aux impôts et taxes, au rôle des conseillers et à la participation citoyenne.

L’ADL Arménie dirigée par Lusine Aleksandryan et la Secrétaire Générale d’ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, ont pris part à l’initiative respectivement en qualité de partenaire locale et experte en société civile. En particulier, Valmorbida a coordonné en septembre 2014, à Gyumri ainsi qu’à Sisian, l’atelier sur la participation citoyenne dans le but de sensibiliser les participants sur le thème pour identifier de possibles améliorations.

L’Appel a été accueilli comme un formidable exemple de collaboration entre les organismes locaux, associations et gouvernement centrale. Entre temps, le Gouvernement arménien a officiellement demandé au Congrès de s’engager dans le dialogue post-monitorage, qui commencera probablement en milieu d’année.

“Democrazia Locale in Armenia: Appello al Governo” presentato al Governo armeno: sostenere il consolidamento della democrazia locale in Armenia

Nell’ambito del vasto programma a supporto del consolidamento della democrazia locale in Armenia, sviluppato dal Congresso dei Poteri Locali e Regionali del Consiglio d’Europa, il 21 gennaio scorso, la Communities Finance Officers Association e l’Association of Municipal Councillors ha presentato pubblicamente al Ministro per l’Amministrazione Territoriale e per le Situazioni d’Emergenza il documento “Democrazia Locale in Armenia: Appello al Governo”.

Il documento raccoglie le proposte di 150 sindaci ed assessori provenienti da 10 regioni dell’Armenia, raccolte durante due seminari organizzati dal Consiglio d’Europa, e tenutisi il 9 e 11 settembre 2014 a Gyumri e Sisian. Esso contiene le proposte e le preoccupazioni delle comunità in merito al principio di sussidiarietà, alla riforma amministrativa e territoriale, alla cooperazione intermunicipale, alle finanze e tasse, al ruolo dei consiglieri e alla partecipazione cittadina.

L’ADL Armenia diretta da Lusine Aleksandryan e il Segretario Generale di ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, hanno preso parte all’iniziativa rispettivamente in qualità di partner locale ed esperto in società civile. In particolare, Valmorbida ha coordinato nel settembre 2014, sia a Gyumri che a Sisian, il workshop sulla partecipazione cittadina finalizzato a sensibilizzare i partecipanti sul tema e ad indentificare possibili miglioramenti.

L’Appello è stato accolto come formidabile esempio di collaborazione tra enti locali, associazioni e governo centrale. Nel frattempo, il Governo armeno ha ufficialmente richiesto al Congresso di impegnarsi nel dialogo post-monitoraggio, che inizierà probabilmente a metà anno.

“Местная демократия в Армении: призыв к правительству” представленный армянскому правительству: поддерживать укрепление местной демократии в Армении

В рамках обширной программы в поддержку укрепления местной демократии в Армении, разработанной Конгрессом местных и региональных властей Совета Европы, 21 января la Communities Finance Officers Association и l’Association of Municipal Councillors официально представили министру территориального управления и по чрезвычайным ситуациям документ ”Местная демократия в Армении: призыв к правительству”.
Документ обобщает 150 предложений мэров и муниципальных советников из 10 областей Армении, собранных в ходе двух семинаров, организованных Советом Европы, и проходивших 9 и 11сентября 2014 в Гюмри и Сисиан. В нем содержатся предложения и беспокойство сообщества относительно принципа субсидарности, административной и территориальной реформы, межмуниципального сотрудничества, финансовой системы и налогообложения, роли советников и участия граждан.
L’ADL Армения под руководством Лузине Александрян и генерального секретаря ALDA, Антонеллы Вальморбида, приняли участие в инициативе в качестве местного партнера и эксперта по гражданскому сообществу. В частности, Антонелла Вальморбида в сентябре 2014 года руководила как в Гюмри, так и в Сисиане, рабочей группой по вопросам гражданского участия, направленной на сенсибилизацию участников по данному вопросу и определению возможных улучшений.
Призыв был воспринят как потрясающий пример сотрудничества между местными организациями, ассоциациями и центральным правительством. Между тем, армянское правительство сделало официальный запрос в конгресс о дополнительных усилиях для установления пост мониторингового диалога, который, вероятно, начнется в середине года.

“Lokalna demokratija u Jermeniji: Poziv Vladi”: podrška konsolidaciji lokalne demokratije u Jermeniji

U okviru programa podrške konsolidaciji lokalne demokratije u Jermeniji koji je razvio Kongresa lokalnih i regionalnih vlasti Saveta Evrope, Udruženje za zajednice Jermenije, Udruženje finansijskih službenika i Udruženje odbornika, 21. januara 2015. godine Ministarstvu teritorijalne uprave i vanredne situacije, javno je prezentovan dokument “Lokalna demokratija u Jermeniji: Poziv Vladi”.

Poziv sumira predloge 150 gradonačelnikai odbornike iz 10 regiona Jermenije prikupljenih tokom dva seminara u organizaciji Saveta Evrope, održanih 9. i 11. septembra 2014 u Giumri i Sisianu. On sačinjava predloge zajednica o principu supsidijarnosti, administrativno-teritorijalnim reformama, međuopštinskoj saradnji, finansijama i oporezivanju, ulozi poslanika i učešću građana.

LDA Jermenija i Antonella Valmorbida, generalni sekretar ALDA, učestvovali su u inicijativi. Takođe, gđa Valmorbida je koordinisala radionicu o učešću građana posvećenu podizanju svesti o tom pitanju i identifikovanju mogućih poboljšanja, koja je održana u septembru 2014. u Giumri i u Sisianu.

Poziv je pozdravljen kao inspirativan primer saradnje između lokalnih vlasti, udruženja i centralne vlasti . U međuvremenu, Vlada Jermenije je zvanično zatražila od Kongresa da se uključe u monitoring dijaloga, koji će verovatno početi sredinom 2015. godine.


LADDER: a great adventure is now starting

This was a very important and fruitful weekend for ALDA. A three-days event took place in Modena from Friday the 20th and Sunday the 22nd , within the framework of LADDER project, focused on the challenges related to the European Year of Development 2015, and the VIII edition of BukFestival, directed by Francesco Zarzana.

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On Friday, all the partners and associates met during the wordcafé, to share ideas, expectations and experiences, and start all together the great adventure of LADDER project, which will see their collaboration and involvement for three years. it was the occasion for all the 26 partners and 20 associates to get to know each other better and learn to cooperate.

Yesterday, all participants took part to the first Steering Committee of the partners of the project “LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness”, discussing about its main aspects and the role that partners and associates will have. Among the main discussant, Mr. Alessandro Perelli, vice-president of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Mr. Marco Boaria, Resource and Development Unit Coordinator, Mr. Nikos Gamouras, LADDER Project Manager, Mrs. Barbara Elia, Financial Officer, and Ms. Irene Zanetti, Communication Officer.

This morning, the meeting focused on the discussion of the geographic and thematic paths with the partners, and at BukFestival was also held the presentation of the publication “Citizens’ participation at the Local Level in Europe and the Neighbouring Countries”, edited by Antonella Valmorbida.

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LADDER project

This was a very important and fruitful weekend for ALDA. A three-days event took place in Modena from Friday the 20th and Sunday the 22nd , within the framework of LADDER project, focused on the challenges related to the European Year of Development 2015, and the VIII edition of BukFestival, directed by Francesco Zarzana.

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On Friday, all the partners and associates met during the wordcafé, to share ideas, expectations and experiences, and start all together the great adventure of LADDER project, which will see their collaboration and involvement for three years. it was the occasion for all the 26 partners and 20 associates to get to know each other better and learn to cooperate.

Yesterday, all participants took part to the first Steering Committee of the partners of the project “LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness”, discussing about its main aspects and the role that partners and associates will have. Among the main discussant, Mr. Alessandro Perelli, vice-president of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Mr. Marco Boaria, Resource and Development Unit Coordinator, Mr. Nikos Gamouras, LADDER Project Manager, Mrs. Barbara Elia, Financial Officer, and Ms. Irene Zanetti, Communication Officer.

This morning, the meeting focused on the discussion of the geographic and thematic paths with the partners, and at BukFestival was also held the presentation of the publication “Citizens’ participation at the Local Level in Europe and the Neighbouring Countries”, edited by Antonella Valmorbida.

Link utili:

LADDER project


First Steering Committee of the project LADDER: ready to start!

One common project (3 years)
26 partners & 20 associates, coming from 18 EU and 17 non-EU-countries
One major challenge for the EU and its Neighborhood: Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR)

The first Steering Committee of the partners of the project “LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness”, led by ALDA, took place on 21 and 22 February, in Modena, Italy. The preview event of the project was held in the framework of the Festival BUK, an international book, and cultural festival conceived and organised by the association Progettarte, a historical member of ALDA and partner of the project.

Fondato da EuropeAid, SCALA is a huge 3-year-project aiming at raising awareness and strengthening the capacity of associations of local authorities and civil society organizations to act in a sustainable way as drivers for development, fostering their role of multipliers within their countries, communities and networks, to develop a multi-level active engagement in global challenges.

The event was the occasion for all the 26 partners and 20 associates to get to know each other better and learn to cooperate. At the same time, a major conference open to the public was organized in the morning of 21 February, focused on the challenges related to the European Year of Development 2015, which represents the perfect background to address the ambitious goals of the project.

ALDA Secretary-General, Antonella Valmorbida, and ALDA Vice President, Alessandro Perelli, took part in the event, together with Barbara Toce, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe, and Francesca Minniti, EYD2015 Project Officer in Concord, to further discuss about development and new perspectives for 2015.

Please find here the agenda of the event
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One common project (3 years)
26 partners & 20 associates, coming from 18 EU and 17 non-EU-countries
One major challenge for the EU and its Neighborhood: Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR)

The first Steering Committee of the partners of the project “LADDER – Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness”, led by ALDA, took place on 21 and 22 February, in Modena, Italy. The preview event of the project was held in the framework of the Festival BUK, an international book, and cultural festival conceived and organised by the association Progettarte, a historical member of ALDA and partner of the project.

Funded by EuropeAid, LADDER is a huge 3-year-project aiming at raising awareness and strengthening the capacity of associations of local authorities and civil society organizations to act in a sustainable way as drivers for development, fostering their role of multipliers within their countries, communities and networks, to develop a multi-level active engagement in global challenges.

The event was the occasion for all the 26 partners and 20 associates to get to know each other better and learn to cooperate. At the same time, a major conference open to the public was organized in the morning of 21 February, focused on the challenges related to the European Year of Development 2015, which represents the perfect background to address the ambitious goals of the project.

ALDA Secretary-General, Antonella Valmorbida, and ALDA Vice President, Alessandro Perelli, took part in the event, together with Barbara Toce, Vice-President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe, and Francesca Minniti, EYD2015 Project Officer in Concord, to further discuss about development and new perspectives for 2015.

Please find here the agenda of the event
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Unity is strength! First meeting of ALDA Governing Board in 2015

Dear members and friends,

The first meeting of the Governing Board of ALDA in 2015 was held on 5 and 6 February, hosted in the Town Hall of Camden Borough Council, in London. As usual, the agenda was extremely packed.

I am pleased to say that the activity program of the Association and budget for the year were approved. Furthermore, the Board formalized ALDA support as co-founder for the upcoming Local Democracy Agency in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine; the membership to the network of COHEIRS Italy was approved, as well as to the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD).

Thanks to Governing Board members, who spend their time, effort and expertise in setting higher and higher objectives, ALDA is ready to achieve those objectives.

On a wall in the town hall, a picture was hanging. It stated “Unity is strength”. Not only made it me reflect on the European Union, for whose values of democracy we need to keep doing what we are doing, but also on the reality of ALDA. The Association strength lies in our network of active members, now over 170 from more than 35 countries, and in constant evolution. Many of them have been working with us for several years, and are now living with us new challenges and adventure.

For all the members, the General Assembly is confirmed in Montenegro on 7,8 and 9 May, with a great challenge – to revise the Stategic three-year-plan of ALDA.

The only thing that is constant is change, Heraclitus said. But as long as we keep working together as a whole, we can face any changes!

Antonella Valmorbida
Secretary General of ALDA

Dear members and friends,

The first meeting of the Governing Board of ALDA in 2015 was held on 5 and 6 February, hosted in the Town Hall of Camden Borough Council, in London. As usual, the agenda was extremely packed.

I am pleased to say that the activity program of the Association and budget for the year were approved. Furthermore, the Board formalized ALDA support as co-founder for the upcoming Local Democracy Agency in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine; the membership to the network of COHEIRS Italy was approved, as well as to the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD).

Thanks to Governing Board members, who spend their time, effort and expertise in setting higher and higher objectives, ALDA is ready to achieve those objectives.

On a wall in the town hall, a picture was hanging. It stated “Unity is strength”. Not only made it me reflect on the European Union, for whose values of democracy we need to keep doing what we are doing, but also on the reality of ALDA. The Association strength lies in our network of active members, now over 170 from more than 35 countries, and in constant evolution. Many of them have been working with us for several years, and are now living with us new challenges and adventure.

For all the members, the General Assembly is confirmed in Montenegro on 7,8 and 9 May, with a great challenge – to revise the Stategic three-year-plan of ALDA.

The only thing that is constant is change, Heraclitus said. But as long as we keep working together as a whole, we can face any changes!

Antonella Valmorbida
Secretary General of ALDA


ALDA partners with EPD’s Community of Practice

ALDA is proud to join the European Partnership for Democracy’s Community of Practice.

The European Partnership for Democracy is the first multidisciplinary Community of Practice in the area of democracy support operating at the EU level. As such, its added value lies in its capacity to bring together and to connect the work of organisations within the various policy areas in the field of democracy support, in a way that enhances the effectiveness and the quality of the programming and implementation cycles of democracy support at the EU level.

ALDA will be a crucial partner for contributing to the Community’s work for providing multi-dimensional and overarching democratic assistance packages.

“We are delighted that our Community is growing and that we are welcoming ALDA into this family,” said Mr Rougy, EPD’s Executive Director.

“With extensive experience in facilitating cooperation between local authorities and civil society along multilateral de-centralised cooperation, ALDA’s approach fits perfectly within EPD’s working methodology,” he added, while stressing that EPD and its partners will benefit greatly from ALDA’s pool of knowledge, expertise and experience, along with broadening the Community’s geographical scope.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, stated: “ALDA is extremely glad to join EPD’s Community of Practice. For our Association, this represents a fantastic occasion to share best practices and innovations in the domain of democracy”.

“The methodology and work of EPD are so in line with ALDA’s, that when we first discussed how our organisations could best collaborate, I could only wonder why this had not happened yet. For this, we have very high expectations from our cooperation, and believe that it will lead to important achievements for both organisations, as well as for a variety stakeholders involved in the field of democracy in the enlarged Europe” she added.

ALDA joins Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, the Portuguese Catholic University, ‘People in Need’ and ECES in the Community of Practice, which now counts nine partners.

“We are growing both in numbers and in expertise. ALDA joining equips the Community with different and additional tools, knowledge and experience, both geographically and thematically, to complement our multidisciplinary and holistic approach to democracy support,” Mr Rougy concluded.

ALDA entre à faire partie de la communauté d’European Partnership for Democracy

ALDA est fière d’entrer à faire partie d’European Partnership for Democracy – EPD (Partenariat Européen pour la Démocratie).

EPD est la première communauté multidisciplinaire qui opère au niveau européen dans le cadre du support démocratique. Comme telle, sa valeur ajoutée consiste justement à unifier et connecter le travail d’organisations qui opèrent dans différents secteurs politiques dans le cadre du soutien à la démocratie, de manière à améliorer l’efficacité et la qualité des cycles de programmation et implémentation du soutien à la démocratie au niveau locale.

ALDA sera un partenaire fondamental et contribuera au travail de la communauté, en offrant une assistance démocratique multiforme et complète.

“Nous sommes satisfaits de la croissance de la communauté et nous donnons la bienvenue à ALDA dans notre famille”, a affirmé Nicolas Rougy, Directeur Exécutif de EPD.

“L’expérience intense en favorisant la coopération entre les organismes locaux et la société civile, avec la coopération multilatérale et décentrée, fait que l’approche d’ALDA coïncide parfaitement avec la méthode de travail de EPD” a ajouté Rougy, en soulignant que EPD et ses membres tireront des avantages de l’ensemble des connaissances, compétences et de l’expérience d’ALDA, qui en plus élargira géographiquement le rayon d’action de la communauté.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale d’ALDA, a déclaré: “ALDA est contente de s’unir à la communauté de EPD. Pour notre Association, ce pas représente une fantastique occasion pour partager les bonnes pratiques et les innovations dans le domaine de la démocratie”.

“La méthode et le travail de EPD sont extrêmement en ligne avec ceux d’ALDA, si bien que la première fois ou nous avons discuté sur le fait du comment nos organisations auraient pu collaborer, je n’ai pu que me demander pourquoi nous n’avions pas commencé avant ! Pour cela, nos attentes sont élevées et nous croyons que la collaboration portera à d’importants résultats pour les deux organisations, ainsi que pour les stakeholder qui travaillent à la promotion de la démocratie dans l’Europe élargie”, a ajouté notre Secrétaire Générale.

ALDA s’unit au Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, Università Cattolica Portoghese, People in Need et ECESi à l’intérieur de la communauté, qui compte maintenant neuf partenaires.

“Nous sommes en pleine croissance : en nombre et en compétence. L’adhésion d’ALDA fournit à la communauté d’ultérieurs instruments, connaissances et expériences, soit au niveau géographique qu’au niveau thématique, en complétant notre approche multidisciplinaire et holistique dans le soutien à la démocratie” a conclu Rougy.

ALDA entra a far parte della comunità di European Partnership for Democracy

ALDA è fiera di entrare a far parte di European Partnership for Democracy – EPD (Partenariato Europeo per la Democrazia).

EPD è la prima comunità multidisciplinare che opera a livello europeo nell’ambito del supporto democratico. Come tale, il suo valore aggiunto consiste proprio nell’unire e connettere il lavoro di organizzazioni operanti in diverse aree politiche nell’ambito del sostegno alla democrazia, in modo da migliorare l’efficienza e la qualità dei cicli di programmazione e implementazione del sostegno alla democrazia a livello locale.

ALDA sarà un partner fondamentale e contribuirà al lavoro della comunità, offrendo assistenza democratica multiformi e onnicomprensivi.

“Siamo soddisfatti per la crescita della comunità e diamo il benvenuto ad ALDA nella nostra famiglia”, ha affermato Nicolas Rougy, Direttore Esecutivo di EPD.

“L’intensa esperienza nel favorire la cooperazione tra gli enti locali e la società civile, insieme alla cooperazione multilaterale e decentrata, fa sí che l’approccio di ALDA coincida perfettamente con il metodo di lavoro di EPD” ha aggiunto Rougy, sottolineando che EPD e i suoi soci trarranno vantaggio dall’insieme di conoscenze, competenze ed esperienza di ALDA, che inoltre allargherà geograficamente il raggio d’azione della comunità.

Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA, ha dichiarato: “ALDA è felicissima di unirsi alla comunità di EPD. Per la nostra Associazione, questo passo rappresenta una fantastica occasione per condividere le buone pratiche e le innovazioni nel campo della democrazia”.

“Il metodo e il lavoro di EPD sono estremamente in linea con quelli di ALDA, tanto che la prima volta in cui abbiamo discusso come le nostre organizzazioni avrebbero potuto collaborare, non ho potuto che chiedermi perché non avessimo iniziato prima! Per questo, le nostre aspettative sono molto alte e crediamo che la collaborazione porterà a importanti risultati per entrambe le organizzazioni, oltre che per gli stakeholder impegnati nella promozione della democrazia nell’Europa allargata”, ha aggiunto il nostro Segretario Generale.

ALDA si unisce a Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, Università Cattolica Portoghese, People in Need ed ECESi all’interno della comunità, che ora conta nove partner.

“Stiamo crescendo sia in numero che in competenze. L’adesione di ALDA fornisce alla comunità ulteriori strumenti, conoscenze ed esperienze, sia a livello geografico che tematico, completando il nostro approccio multidisciplinare e olistico nel sostegno alla democrazia” ha concluso Rougy.

ALDA становится частью сообщества European Partnership for Democracy

ALDA гордится возможностью стать частью European Partnership for Democracy – EPD (Европейское партнерство за демократию).

EPD это первое многоплановое сообщество, действующее на европейском уровне в сфере демократической поддержки. В этом качестве его дополнительное значение состоит именно в том, чтобы объединять и связывать работу организаций, действующих в различных политических сферах в вопросах поддержки демократии для улучшения эффективности и качества программирования и осуществления поддержки демократии на местном уровне. ALDA будет основным партнером и внесет вклад в работу сообщества, предлагая разнообразную и всеобъемлющую демократическую поддержку.

“Мы довольны ростом сообщества и говорим ALDA добро пожаловать в нашу семью”, сказал Николас Роуги, исполнительный директор EPD.

“Богатый опыт содействия сотрудничеству между местными органами и гражданским обществом, стремящимися к многостороннему и децентрализованному сотрудничеству, ведет к тому, что подход ALDA полностью совпадает с методом работы EPD”, добавил Роуги. Он подчеркнул, что EPD и его члены извлекут пользу из комплекса знаний, умений и опыта ALDA, что, кроме прочего, расширит радиус действия сообщества с географической точки зрения.

Генеральный секретарь ALDA Антонелла Вальморбида заявила: “ALDA счастлива присоединиться к сообществу EPD. Для нашей Ассоциации этот шаг является прекрасным случаем для того, чтобы поделиться рекомендуемыми практиками и новшествами в сфере демократии”.

“Система и работа EPD исключительно совпадают с системой и работой ALDA, настолько, что в первый раз, когда мы обсуждали то, каким образом могли бы сотрудничать наши организации, я не могла не спросить себя о том, почему мы не начали делать этого раньше! Наши ожидания весьма высоки. Мы верим в то, что наше сотрудничество приведет к важным результатам для обеих организаций, а также для участников, занятых вопросами продвижения демократии в расширенной Европе”,- добавила наша генеральный секретарь.

ALDA присоединяется к Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, Португальскому католическому университету, People in Need и ECESi в рамках сообщества, которое на сегодня насчитывает девять партнеров.

“Мы растем не только количественно, но и в плане умений. Присоединение ALDA предоставляет сообществу дополнительные средства, знания и опыт, как с географической, так и тематической точки зрения, дополняя наш комплексный и целостный подход в поддержке демократии”, – подвел итог Роуги.

ALDA partner sa EPD zajednicom dobre prakse

ALDA se sa ponosom pridružila Evropskom patnerstvu za demokratiju – zajednici dobre prakse.

Evropsko partnerstvo za demokratiju je prva multidisciplinarna zajednica dobre prakse u oblasti demokratije koja deluje na nivou EU. Njegova dodatna vrednost leži u njegovoj sposobnosti da okupi i da poveže rad organizacija u okviru različitih područja politika u oblasti demokratije, na način koji poboljšava efikasnost i kvalitet programiranja i implementacije podrške demokratiji na nivou EU.

ALDA će biti ključni partner za doprinos radu Zajednice za pružanje multidimenzionalnih i sveobuhvatnih paketa demokratske podrške.

“Oduševljeni smo što naša zajednica raste i što dočekujemo ALDAu u ovoj porodici ” rekao je g. Rougy, izvršni direktor EPD.

“Sa velikim iskustvom u pospešivanju saradnje između lokalnih vlasti i civilnog društva kroz multilateralnu decentralizovanu saradnju, ALDA-in pristup se savršeno uklapa u radnu metodologiju EPD ” dodao je, naglašavajući da će EPD i njeni partneri imati velike koristi od znanja, stručnosti i iskustva ALDA, uz širenje geografskog obima Zajednice.

Antonella Valmorbida, generalni sekretar ALDA je zjavila: ” ALDAi je izuzetno drago što se pridružuje EPD Zajednici dobre prakse. Za naše udruženje, ovo predstavlja fantastičnu priliku za razmenu najbolje prakse i inovacija u domenu demokratije”.

“Metodologija i rad EPD su toliko u skladu sa ALDA, da sam se pitala zašto se ovo nije desilo ranije. Imamo veoma velika očekivanja od naše saradnje, a verujem da će ona dovesti do značajnih dostignuća za obe organizacije, kao i za niz aktera uključenih u oblasti demokratije u proširenoj Evropi”, dodala je ona.

ALDA se pridružuje Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finska, EESC, Portugalskom katoličkom univerzitetu, People in Need i ECES u Zajednici dobre prakse, koji sada broji devet partnera.

“Mi rastemo kako po broju tako i u ekspertizi. Pristupanje ALDAe doprinosi zajednici različitim i dodatnim alatima, znanjima i iskustvima, i geografski i tematski, upotpunjuje naš multidisciplinarni i sveobuhvatni pristup podršci demokratije, ” zaključio je Rougy.

ALDA is proud to join the European Partnership for Democracy’s Community of Practice.

The European Partnership for Democracy is the first multidisciplinary Community of Practice in the area of democracy support operating at the EU level. As such, its added value lies in its capacity to bring together and to connect the work of organisations within the various policy areas in the field of democracy support, in a way that enhances the effectiveness and the quality of the programming and implementation cycles of democracy support at the EU level.

ALDA will be a crucial partner for contributing to the Community’s work for providing multi-dimensional and overarching democratic assistance packages.

“We are delighted that our Community is growing and that we are welcoming ALDA into this family,” said Mr Rougy, EPD’s Executive Director.

“With extensive experience in facilitating cooperation between local authorities and civil society along multilateral de-centralised cooperation, ALDA’s approach fits perfectly within EPD’s working methodology,” he added, while stressing that EPD and its partners will benefit greatly from ALDA’s pool of knowledge, expertise and experience, along with broadening the Community’s geographical scope.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, stated: “ALDA is extremely glad to join EPD’s Community of Practice. For our Association, this represents a fantastic occasion to share best practices and innovations in the domain of democracy”.

“The methodology and work of EPD are so in line with ALDA’s, that when we first discussed how our organisations could best collaborate, I could only wonder why this had not happened yet. For this, we have very high expectations from our cooperation, and believe that it will lead to important achievements for both organisations, as well as for a variety stakeholders involved in the field of democracy in the enlarged Europe” she added.

ALDA joins Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, the Portuguese Catholic University, ‘People in Need’ and ECES in the Community of Practice, which now counts nine partners.

“We are growing both in numbers and in expertise. ALDA joining equips the Community with different and additional tools, knowledge and experience, both geographically and thematically, to complement our multidisciplinary and holistic approach to democracy support,” Mr Rougy concluded.

ALDA entre à faire partie de la communauté d’European Partnership for Democracy

ALDA est fière d’entrer à faire partie d’European Partnership for Democracy – EPD (Partenariat Européen pour la Démocratie).

EPD est la première communauté multidisciplinaire qui opère au niveau européen dans le cadre du support démocratique. Comme telle, sa valeur ajoutée consiste justement à unifier et connecter le travail d’organisations qui opèrent dans différents secteurs politiques dans le cadre du soutien à la démocratie, de manière à améliorer l’efficacité et la qualité des cycles de programmation et implémentation du soutien à la démocratie au niveau locale.

ALDA sera un partenaire fondamental et contribuera au travail de la communauté, en offrant une assistance démocratique multiforme et complète.

“Nous sommes satisfaits de la croissance de la communauté et nous donnons la bienvenue à ALDA dans notre famille”, a affirmé Nicolas Rougy, Directeur Exécutif de EPD.

“L’expérience intense en favorisant la coopération entre les organismes locaux et la société civile, avec la coopération multilatérale et décentrée, fait que l’approche d’ALDA coïncide parfaitement avec la méthode de travail de EPD” a ajouté Rougy, en soulignant que EPD et ses membres tireront des avantages de l’ensemble des connaissances, compétences et de l’expérience d’ALDA, qui en plus élargira géographiquement le rayon d’action de la communauté.

Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale d’ALDA, a déclaré: “ALDA est contente de s’unir à la communauté de EPD. Pour notre Association, ce pas représente une fantastique occasion pour partager les bonnes pratiques et les innovations dans le domaine de la démocratie”.

“La méthode et le travail de EPD sont extrêmement en ligne avec ceux d’ALDA, si bien que la première fois ou nous avons discuté sur le fait du comment nos organisations auraient pu collaborer, je n’ai pu que me demander pourquoi nous n’avions pas commencé avant ! Pour cela, nos attentes sont élevées et nous croyons que la collaboration portera à d’importants résultats pour les deux organisations, ainsi que pour les stakeholder qui travaillent à la promotion de la démocratie dans l’Europe élargie”, a ajouté notre Secrétaire Générale.

ALDA s’unit au Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, Università Cattolica Portoghese, People in Need et ECESi à l’intérieur de la communauté, qui compte maintenant neuf partenaires.

“Nous sommes en pleine croissance : en nombre et en compétence. L’adhésion d’ALDA fournit à la communauté d’ultérieurs instruments, connaissances et expériences, soit au niveau géographique qu’au niveau thématique, en complétant notre approche multidisciplinaire et holistique dans le soutien à la démocratie” a conclu Rougy.

ALDA entra a far parte della comunità di European Partnership for Democracy

ALDA è fiera di entrare a far parte di European Partnership for Democracy – EPD (Partenariato Europeo per la Democrazia).

EPD è la prima comunità multidisciplinare che opera a livello europeo nell’ambito del supporto democratico. Come tale, il suo valore aggiunto consiste proprio nell’unire e connettere il lavoro di organizzazioni operanti in diverse aree politiche nell’ambito del sostegno alla democrazia, in modo da migliorare l’efficienza e la qualità dei cicli di programmazione e implementazione del sostegno alla democrazia a livello locale.

ALDA sarà un partner fondamentale e contribuirà al lavoro della comunità, offrendo assistenza democratica multiformi e onnicomprensivi.

“Siamo soddisfatti per la crescita della comunità e diamo il benvenuto ad ALDA nella nostra famiglia”, ha affermato Nicolas Rougy, Direttore Esecutivo di EPD.

“L’intensa esperienza nel favorire la cooperazione tra gli enti locali e la società civile, insieme alla cooperazione multilaterale e decentrata, fa sí che l’approccio di ALDA coincida perfettamente con il metodo di lavoro di EPD” ha aggiunto Rougy, sottolineando che EPD e i suoi soci trarranno vantaggio dall’insieme di conoscenze, competenze ed esperienza di ALDA, che inoltre allargherà geograficamente il raggio d’azione della comunità.

Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA, ha dichiarato: “ALDA è felicissima di unirsi alla comunità di EPD. Per la nostra Associazione, questo passo rappresenta una fantastica occasione per condividere le buone pratiche e le innovazioni nel campo della democrazia”.

“Il metodo e il lavoro di EPD sono estremamente in linea con quelli di ALDA, tanto che la prima volta in cui abbiamo discusso come le nostre organizzazioni avrebbero potuto collaborare, non ho potuto che chiedermi perché non avessimo iniziato prima! Per questo, le nostre aspettative sono molto alte e crediamo che la collaborazione porterà a importanti risultati per entrambe le organizzazioni, oltre che per gli stakeholder impegnati nella promozione della democrazia nell’Europa allargata”, ha aggiunto il nostro Segretario Generale.

ALDA si unisce a Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, Università Cattolica Portoghese, People in Need ed ECESi all’interno della comunità, che ora conta nove partner.

“Stiamo crescendo sia in numero che in competenze. L’adesione di ALDA fornisce alla comunità ulteriori strumenti, conoscenze ed esperienze, sia a livello geografico che tematico, completando il nostro approccio multidisciplinare e olistico nel sostegno alla democrazia” ha concluso Rougy.

ALDA становится частью сообщества European Partnership for Democracy

ALDA гордится возможностью стать частью European Partnership for Democracy – EPD (Европейское партнерство за демократию).

EPD это первое многоплановое сообщество, действующее на европейском уровне в сфере демократической поддержки. В этом качестве его дополнительное значение состоит именно в том, чтобы объединять и связывать работу организаций, действующих в различных политических сферах в вопросах поддержки демократии для улучшения эффективности и качества программирования и осуществления поддержки демократии на местном уровне. ALDA будет основным партнером и внесет вклад в работу сообщества, предлагая разнообразную и всеобъемлющую демократическую поддержку.

“Мы довольны ростом сообщества и говорим ALDA добро пожаловать в нашу семью”, сказал Николас Роуги, исполнительный директор EPD.

“Богатый опыт содействия сотрудничеству между местными органами и гражданским обществом, стремящимися к многостороннему и децентрализованному сотрудничеству, ведет к тому, что подход ALDA полностью совпадает с методом работы EPD”, добавил Роуги. Он подчеркнул, что EPD и его члены извлекут пользу из комплекса знаний, умений и опыта ALDA, что, кроме прочего, расширит радиус действия сообщества с географической точки зрения.

Генеральный секретарь ALDA Антонелла Вальморбида заявила: “ALDA счастлива присоединиться к сообществу EPD. Для нашей Ассоциации этот шаг является прекрасным случаем для того, чтобы поделиться рекомендуемыми практиками и новшествами в сфере демократии”.

“Система и работа EPD исключительно совпадают с системой и работой ALDA, настолько, что в первый раз, когда мы обсуждали то, каким образом могли бы сотрудничать наши организации, я не могла не спросить себя о том, почему мы не начали делать этого раньше! Наши ожидания весьма высоки. Мы верим в то, что наше сотрудничество приведет к важным результатам для обеих организаций, а также для участников, занятых вопросами продвижения демократии в расширенной Европе”,- добавила наша генеральный секретарь.

ALDA присоединяется к Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finland, EESC, Португальскому католическому университету, People in Need и ECESi в рамках сообщества, которое на сегодня насчитывает девять партнеров.

“Мы растем не только количественно, но и в плане умений. Присоединение ALDA предоставляет сообществу дополнительные средства, знания и опыт, как с географической, так и тематической точки зрения, дополняя наш комплексный и целостный подход в поддержке демократии”, – подвел итог Роуги.

ALDA partner sa EPD zajednicom dobre prakse

ALDA se sa ponosom pridružila Evropskom patnerstvu za demokratiju – zajednici dobre prakse.

Evropsko partnerstvo za demokratiju je prva multidisciplinarna zajednica dobre prakse u oblasti demokratije koja deluje na nivou EU. Njegova dodatna vrednost leži u njegovoj sposobnosti da okupi i da poveže rad organizacija u okviru različitih područja politika u oblasti demokratije, na način koji poboljšava efikasnost i kvalitet programiranja i implementacije podrške demokratiji na nivou EU.

ALDA će biti ključni partner za doprinos radu Zajednice za pružanje multidimenzionalnih i sveobuhvatnih paketa demokratske podrške.

“Oduševljeni smo što naša zajednica raste i što dočekujemo ALDAu u ovoj porodici ” rekao je g. Rougy, izvršni direktor EPD.

“Sa velikim iskustvom u pospešivanju saradnje između lokalnih vlasti i civilnog društva kroz multilateralnu decentralizovanu saradnju, ALDA-in pristup se savršeno uklapa u radnu metodologiju EPD ” dodao je, naglašavajući da će EPD i njeni partneri imati velike koristi od znanja, stručnosti i iskustva ALDA, uz širenje geografskog obima Zajednice.

Antonella Valmorbida, generalni sekretar ALDA je zjavila: ” ALDAi je izuzetno drago što se pridružuje EPD Zajednici dobre prakse. Za naše udruženje, ovo predstavlja fantastičnu priliku za razmenu najbolje prakse i inovacija u domenu demokratije”.

“Metodologija i rad EPD su toliko u skladu sa ALDA, da sam se pitala zašto se ovo nije desilo ranije. Imamo veoma velika očekivanja od naše saradnje, a verujem da će ona dovesti do značajnih dostignuća za obe organizacije, kao i za niz aktera uključenih u oblasti demokratije u proširenoj Evropi”, dodala je ona.

ALDA se pridružuje Club de Madrid, NIMD, FRIDE, DEMO Finska, EESC, Portugalskom katoličkom univerzitetu, People in Need i ECES u Zajednici dobre prakse, koji sada broji devet partnera.

“Mi rastemo kako po broju tako i u ekspertizi. Pristupanje ALDAe doprinosi zajednici različitim i dodatnim alatima, znanjima i iskustvima, i geografski i tematski, upotpunjuje naš multidisciplinarni i sveobuhvatni pristup podršci demokratije, ” zaključio je Rougy.


Local Democracy Agency Kosovo back to work!

The Local Democracy Agency Kosovo, based in Peja/Pec, after a one-year break in its activities is fully operational again.

Once more, with the support of the lead partner of the agency, the Italian NGO “Trentino con i Balcani” chaired by Maurizio Camin, the LDA and its Delegate Mr Elbert Krasniqi will work hard to implement projects and initiatives aimed at fostering the participation and involvement of citizens in the area.

It is not an easy task for sure, and that’s why the Local Democracy Agencies are so needed! We wish all the best to the team and look forward to new projects and activities.

The Local Democracy Agency Kosovo, based in Peja/Pec, after a one-year break in its activities is fully operational again.

Once more, with the support of the lead partner of the agency, the Italian NGO “Trentino con i Balcani” chaired by Maurizio Camin, the LDA and its Delegate Mr Elbert Krasniqi will work hard to implement projects and initiatives aimed at fostering the participation and involvement of citizens in the area.

It is not an easy task for sure, and that’s why the Local Democracy Agencies are so needed! We wish all the best to the team and look forward to new projects and activities.