During the International Migrants Day, Patras (GR) makes democracy local

During the event on 18 December 2016, Patras Municipality, who has been being an active member of ALDA for many years, succeeded in applying democratic values at the local level. City’s “ARRIVAL CITIES” projects made possible participation, fruitful dialogue and interesting presentations about interculturalism and immigration management.

 

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The 18 December being the International Migrants Day was celebrated in Patras by organizing the local event targeting awareness on “ARRIVAL CITIES” project. The action was implemented by “Patras Municipal Development Enterprise for Planning & Development-ADEP SA” (project partner organisation) at the auditorium of the new Archaeological Museum of Patras. Various representatives of education, culture, business, consulting, civil society sectors had the opportunity to find out more about “ARRIVAL CITIES” dealing with exchange of experience and mutual learning on migration and integration and how this project is linked with the intercultural strategy of the city of Patras.

 

It was particularly highlighted that the pluralism, education, awareness and respect for diversity are always elements of the ancient and modern societies. ARRIVAL CITIES provides the opportunity of designing a local action plan in the fields of education, culture, entrepreneurship, promotion of equal opportunities and active civil society. This plan is an output of applying a participatory process through the contribution and active involvement of relevant local bodies that were invited to join this effort.

 

In the beginning of 2017, the consultation mechanism will be further more activated by ADEP SA, in order a draft of local action plan to be delivered by the beginning of September 2017.

ALDA is particularly pleased and proud of the actions and successful efforts of their members and partners, as the ones of Patras municipality, and encourage all interested bodies to participate and take action as well.

 

Everyone is invited to participate! ARRIVAL CITIES material can be found on the project site. Subscribing to the newsletter provides further information and possibility for promoting related actions. At the same time, the project is active on social media giving the opportunity to anyone who wishes to participate electronically, encouraging awareness and cooperation.

(For more info, please contact: Chrissa GERAGA, «ARRIVAL CITIES» Patras Scientific Coordinator / email: geraga@adep.gr / tel: +30-2610-361743, 746)

 

Link utili:

Project website
Facebook (Arrival Cities Network)
Twitter (@arrivalcities)
Event Press Release

 

During the event on 18 December 2016, Patras Municipality, who has been being an active member of ALDA for many years, succeeded in applying democratic values at the local level. City’s “ARRIVAL CITIES” projects made possible participation, fruitful dialogue and interesting presentations about interculturalism and immigration management.

 

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The 18 December being the International Migrants Day was celebrated in Patras by organizing the local event targeting awareness on “ARRIVAL CITIES” project. The action was implemented by “Patras Municipal Development Enterprise for Planning & Development-ADEP SA” (project partner organisation) at the auditorium of the new Archaeological Museum of Patras. Various representatives of education, culture, business, consulting, civil society sectors had the opportunity to find out more about “ARRIVAL CITIES” dealing with exchange of experience and mutual learning on migration and integration and how this project is linked with the intercultural strategy of the city of Patras.

 

It was particularly highlighted that the pluralism, education, awareness and respect for diversity are always elements of the ancient and modern societies. ARRIVAL CITIES provides the opportunity of designing a local action plan in the fields of education, culture, entrepreneurship, promotion of equal opportunities and active civil society. This plan is an output of applying a participatory process through the contribution and active involvement of relevant local bodies that were invited to join this effort.

 

In the beginning of 2017, the consultation mechanism will be further more activated by ADEP SA, in order a draft of local action plan to be delivered by the beginning of September 2017.

ALDA is particularly pleased and proud of the actions and successful efforts of their members and partners, as the ones of Patras municipality, and encourage all interested bodies to participate and take action as well.

 

Everyone is invited to participate! ARRIVAL CITIES material can be found on the project site. Subscribing to the newsletter provides further information and possibility for promoting related actions. At the same time, the project is active on social media giving the opportunity to anyone who wishes to participate electronically, encouraging awareness and cooperation.

(For more info, please contact: Chrissa GERAGA, «ARRIVAL CITIES» Patras Scientific Coordinator / email: geraga@adep.gr / tel: +30-2610-361743, 746)

 

Link utili:

Project website
Facebook (Arrival Cities Network)
Twitter (@arrivalcities)
Event Press Release

 


Recruiting a delegate to the future LDA Moldova

Upcoming Local Democracy Agency Cimișlia, Moldova is calling for a strong leader, who will be in charge of the agency and strategy implementation. Start in February, 2017.

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In 2016, ALDA together with partners did an incredibly challenging but important preparatory work towards the Local Democracy Agency in Moldova. LDAs are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs that act as promoters of good governance and accountable local self-government. Currently, there are 13 established LDAs in the EU and its neighbourhood. After opening, LDA Moldova will work to make a positive impact on the local communities, improving the quality of life through a better democracy.

The delegate, who is the coordinator and representative of the agency, will conduct activities and actions for the promotion of local democracy and the citizens’ participation in the country. He/She will be closely working with the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), LDA partners, local governments of Moldova, Civil Society Organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

“I am confident that the future Local Democracy Agency in Cimișlia will be a crucial point for the development of our region, greatly benefitting our communities”, said the Mayor of Cimișlia.

Apply for the role or pass this information to someone who might be interested. Together, let’s build a better place to live!

Link utili:

Full job profile in English
Full job profile in Romanian

After reading the full profile, interested candidates should send their application in English (CV including your salary expectations, cover letter, recommendation letter, and a written sample in English) by 22nd January 2017 to nino.tvaltvadze@aldaintranet.org with the “Delegate LDA Cimislia” in subject line.

Upcoming Local Democracy Agency Cimișlia, Moldova is calling for a strong leader, who will be in charge of the agency and strategy implementation. Start in February, 2017.

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In 2016, ALDA together with partners did an incredibly challenging but important preparatory work towards the Local Democracy Agency in Moldova. LDAs are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs that act as promoters of good governance and accountable local self-government. Currently, there are 13 established LDAs in the EU and its neighbourhood. After opening, LDA Moldova will work to make a positive impact on the local communities, improving the quality of life through a better democracy.

The delegate, who is the coordinator and representative of the agency, will conduct activities and actions for the promotion of local democracy and the citizens’ participation in the country. He/She will be closely working with the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA), LDA partners, local governments of Moldova, Civil Society Organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

“I am confident that the future Local Democracy Agency in Cimișlia will be a crucial point for the development of our region, greatly benefitting our communities”, said the Mayor of Cimișlia.

Apply for the role or pass this information to someone who might be interested. Together, let’s build a better place to live!

Link utili:

Full job profile in English
Full job profile in Romanian

After reading the full profile, interested candidates should send their application in English (CV including your salary expectations, cover letter, recommendation letter, and a written sample in English) by 22nd January 2017 to nino.tvaltvadze@aldaintranet.org with the “Delegate LDA Cimislia” in subject line.


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High participation and multiplying effect – Project CHOICE sets cultural heritage at the top of the agenda in Ukraine!

Within the activities of the EU-funded project CHOICE, Ihor Savcha from the Centre for Cultural Management visited the activists of the “Literary and Country Study Routes Countrymen” project, implemented in Poltava region (Ukraine). The short interview with Natalya Kiryachok (Trikach), Inna Didyk (Snarska), Iryna Orlova, Anna Kiyashchenko and Andriy Karpenko, highlights the multiplying power of their project, linking tourism, cultural heritage, and participation.

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What kind of activities have you implemented by now?

We have developed and tested 3 thematic routes for tourists around the cultural heritage of Poltava region. The routes have been promoted via a local TV channel. Special video clips and promotional films have been produced to promote the tours on a continuous basis.
Theatre performances have been produced to promote local cultural heritage and tours around them. Performances will be staged by local theatres, and scripts will be also distributed among other theatres in Ukraine to attract tourists from other regions.

How many citizens have you involved?

We have actively engaged around 70 local stakeholders into the project activists: museum workers, local authorities, educational institutions, local inhabitants of the towns.
Around 100 persons have participated in the activities implemented within 7 months of the project.

What is your main achievement?

The main achievement is that we have gained a multiplying effect by the project – local communities became very supportive for the project, and they have also started also to initiate their own activities.
The same can be said about the authorities, who have become inspired by the grassroots initiatives launched through the project. Some new and additional activities in support of the project have been financed from the local budget.
The biggest success, maybe, is that there is an increase of local people who have learned more about the heritage possessed by their communities and they become more supportive and engaged.

Useful resources:
Progetto “CHOICE – Cultural Heritage: Opportunity for Improving Civic Engagement” webpage

Within the activities of the EU-funded project CHOICE, Ihor Savcha from the Centre for Cultural Management visited the activists of the “Literary and Country Study Routes Countrymen” project, implemented in Poltava region (Ukraine). The short interview with Natalya Kiryachok (Trikach), Inna Didyk (Snarska), Iryna Orlova, Anna Kiyashchenko and Andriy Karpenko, highlights the multiplying power of their project, linking tourism, cultural heritage, and participation.

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What kind of activities have you implemented by now?

We have developed and tested 3 thematic routes for tourists around the cultural heritage of Poltava region. The routes have been promoted via a local TV channel. Special video clips and promotional films have been produced to promote the tours on a continuous basis.
Theatre performances have been produced to promote local cultural heritage and tours around them. Performances will be staged by local theatres, and scripts will be also distributed among other theatres in Ukraine to attract tourists from other regions.

How many citizens have you involved?

We have actively engaged around 70 local stakeholders into the project activists: museum workers, local authorities, educational institutions, local inhabitants of the towns.
Around 100 persons have participated in the activities implemented within 7 months of the project.

What is your main achievement?

The main achievement is that we have gained a multiplying effect by the project – local communities became very supportive for the project, and they have also started also to initiate their own activities.
The same can be said about the authorities, who have become inspired by the grassroots initiatives launched through the project. Some new and additional activities in support of the project have been financed from the local budget.
The biggest success, maybe, is that there is an increase of local people who have learned more about the heritage possessed by their communities and they become more supportive and engaged.

Useful resources:
Progetto “CHOICE – Cultural Heritage: Opportunity for Improving Civic Engagement” webpage


Cultural heritage fosters participation and entrepreneurship – The case of Chuhuiv, Ukraine

Within the activities of the EU-funded project CHOICE, Ihor Savcha from the Centre for Cultural Management visited Ms Halyna Minaeva, Mayor of the City of Chuhuiv (Kharkiv region, Ukraine), and activists of the “Cultural heritage in the context of tourism development in Chuhuiv” project. The interview explains how Chuhuiv participative approach to cultural heritage, fostering participation of different stakeholders as well as private entrepreneurs initiatives, became a model to follow for other towns.

What kind of activities have you implemented by now?
Since the launch of the project in April 2016, a number of activities have been implemented:
  • development and adoption of the Roadmap for Chuhuiv Cultural Heritage Popularization as a part of the Tourism Development Strategy for Chuhuiv;
  • development and adoption of the Chuhuiv tourist brand;
  • development and marking of 2 tourist routes;
  • developing the concept of tourist sites marking, launching the website;
  • audio guides recording;
  • opening of the Tourist Information Centre.
How many citizens have you involved?
Some 35 local stakeholders and residents were engaged in the discussions around the Roadmap for Chuhuiv Cultural Heritage Popularization and the development of the tourist brand for the town. Twenty eight people participated in the workshop on basic methods of tourism marketing.
What is your main achievement?
The partnership between municipal authorities and the project team has been established in a very constructive way. The municipality is very much interested in the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage of Chuhuyiv through tourism. A special group to support and promote the project was set up the mayor’s office. It provides all necessary assistance in the organization of events, gathering information, marking routes.
The project implementation in Chuhuiv, that has already resulted in the opening of the Tourist Information Center and the developed tourist brand of the city, has created an impulse for a number of other important initiatives being started by local entrepreneurs.
In addition, Chuhuiv gradually becomes a model for similar activities in the overall Kharkiv region – coordinators of the “Cultural heritage in the context of tourism development in Chuhuiv” project have been repeatedly invited to other towns in the region to share the experience.

Within the activities of the EU-funded project CHOICE, Ihor Savcha from the Centre for Cultural Management visited Ms Halyna Minaeva, Mayor of the City of Chuhuiv (Kharkiv region, Ukraine), and activists of the “Cultural heritage in the context of tourism development in Chuhuiv” project. The interview explains how Chuhuiv participative approach to cultural heritage, fostering participation of different stakeholders as well as private entrepreneurs initiatives, became a model to follow for other towns.

What kind of activities have you implemented by now?
Since the launch of the project in April 2016, a number of activities have been implemented:
  • development and adoption of the Roadmap for Chuhuiv Cultural Heritage Popularization as a part of the Tourism Development Strategy for Chuhuiv;
  • development and adoption of the Chuhuiv tourist brand;
  • development and marking of 2 tourist routes;
  • developing the concept of tourist sites marking, launching the website;
  • audio guides recording;
  • opening of the Tourist Information Centre.
How many citizens have you involved?
Some 35 local stakeholders and residents were engaged in the discussions around the Roadmap for Chuhuiv Cultural Heritage Popularization and the development of the tourist brand for the town. Twenty eight people participated in the workshop on basic methods of tourism marketing.
What is your main achievement?
The partnership between municipal authorities and the project team has been established in a very constructive way. The municipality is very much interested in the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage of Chuhuyiv through tourism. A special group to support and promote the project was set up the mayor’s office. It provides all necessary assistance in the organization of events, gathering information, marking routes.
The project implementation in Chuhuiv, that has already resulted in the opening of the Tourist Information Center and the developed tourist brand of the city, has created an impulse for a number of other important initiatives being started by local entrepreneurs.
In addition, Chuhuiv gradually becomes a model for similar activities in the overall Kharkiv region – coordinators of the “Cultural heritage in the context of tourism development in Chuhuiv” project have been repeatedly invited to other towns in the region to share the experience.