Rilanciare il quadrilatero di viale Milano: al via il processo partecipativo di ALDA, PAMPAS e RiModerno

Si è tenuto giovedì 9 maggio, dalle 18:30 alle 20:00, presso la sede ENAIP di Vicenza in via Napoli 11, il primo incontro collettivo volto alla riqualificazione del quadrilatero urbano di via Torino/Firenze/Napoli e viale Milano.

L’incontro è stato organizzato da ALDA, l’Associazione Europea per la Democrazia Locale, in collaborazione con PAMPAS – Il Giardino Inclusivo e RiModerno, con l’obiettivo di formare un gruppo di lavoro con gli abitanti del quadrilatero, volto a intraprendere un percorso partecipativo per rilanciare il quartiere, in una prospettiva di ripresa a lungo termine.

Dopo i saluti di benvenuto, Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA, ha illustrato le modalità di svolgimento dell’evento, attraverso i cosiddetti World-Cafè, tavoli di discussione itineranti, che permettono così al maggior numero di partecipanti di esprimere la propria opinione su temi specifici. Gli argomenti affrontati sono stati: le modalità di consultazione e lavoro tra gli abitanti del quartiere, il recupero di esperienze positive di rilancio urbano passate, proposte di nuove iniziative e i punti di forza del quadrilatero.

La partecipazione è stata numerosa e varia, gli abitanti del quadrilatero hanno condiviso la propria esperienza in maniera molto fruttuosa, facendo emergere le diverse percezioni della quotidianità di chi ci abita, come inquilino, proprietario d’immobili, rappresentante d’istituzione o commerciante, ripercorrendo la storia del quadrilatero – la cui memoria è da recuperare per lavorare a un miglioramento concreto.

Si è tenuto giovedì 9 maggio, dalle 18:30 alle 20:00, presso la sede ENAIP di Vicenza in via Napoli 11, il primo incontro collettivo volto alla riqualificazione del quadrilatero urbano di via Torino/Firenze/Napoli e viale Milano.

L’incontro è stato organizzato da ALDA, l’Associazione Europea per la Democrazia Locale, in collaborazione con PAMPAS – Il Giardino Inclusivo e RiModerno, con l’obiettivo di formare un gruppo di lavoro con gli abitanti del quadrilatero, volto a intraprendere un percorso partecipativo per rilanciare il quartiere, in una prospettiva di ripresa a lungo termine.

Dopo i saluti di benvenuto, Antonella Valmorbida, Segretario Generale di ALDA, ha illustrato le modalità di svolgimento dell’evento, attraverso i cosiddetti World-Cafè, tavoli di discussione itineranti, che permettono così al maggior numero di partecipanti di esprimere la propria opinione su temi specifici. Gli argomenti affrontati sono stati: le modalità di consultazione e lavoro tra gli abitanti del quartiere, il recupero di esperienze positive di rilancio urbano passate, proposte di nuove iniziative e i punti di forza del quadrilatero.

La partecipazione è stata numerosa e varia, gli abitanti del quadrilatero hanno condiviso la propria esperienza in maniera molto fruttuosa, facendo emergere le diverse percezioni della quotidianità di chi ci abita, come inquilino, proprietario d’immobili, rappresentante d’istituzione o commerciante, ripercorrendo la storia del quadrilatero – la cui memoria è da recuperare per lavorare a un miglioramento concreto.


Time to vote, time to change!

A lot has been said about these debated European Parliament Elections, maybe among the most discussed in the history of the Union. From the very heart of Europe to the furthest peripheries of the continent, this time, Europe in its broadest meaning, has been at the center of a political debate scattered into many national and trans-national facets.
As a European organization extending its action to the local communities of pre-accession countries, we couldn’t help but feel profoundly involved in many of the issues debated, as well as in the debate itself. And it is even more than this as we have been, over the past months, active to promote the vote, and a vote for Europe. And now we are almost there, waiting with eagerness to see if our efforts, along with those of our partner organisations and millions of other people across Europe will pay off.
Much has been said over the last months against the European integration as a model; from technocracy, allegations to “supposed” links between European policies and growing trends in poverty. “Undoubtedly, certain social groups are in great need, and we should all act to do better, but what remains a deep mystery is how not being a Union could solve anything.” – says Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary-General with regards to some of the most diffused accusations made to the European Union.
As ALDA we are then ready to believe in this new Europe, whose journey will start with these Elections and to “embark on a challenge of social innovation that makes us all stronger and more competitive,” with no fear of contributing with our expertise and our work to the governance of the most urgent and systemic pan-European issues, with our characteristic particular attention to our peculiar focus on local democracy and development.
We wish all the Europeans an exciting electoral weekend! With the serenity which comes from the belief then when democracy wins, we all win; but also aware that what this Europe has built and achieved needs to be actively defended and brought forward by each and every one of us.
If you want to learn more about ALDA’s positions on the issues addressed in the article, follow this link!

A lot has been said about these debated European Parliament Elections, maybe among the most discussed in the history of the Union. From the very heart of Europe to the furthest peripheries of the continent, this time, Europe in its broadest meaning, has been at the center of a political debate scattered into many national and trans-national facets.
As a European organization extending its action to the local communities of pre-accession countries, we couldn’t help but feel profoundly involved in many of the issues debated, as well as in the debate itself. And it is even more than this as we have been, over the past months, active to promote the vote, and a vote for Europe. And now we are almost there, waiting with eagerness to see if our efforts, along with those of our partner organisations and millions of other people across Europe will pay off.
Much has been said over the last months against the European integration as a model; from technocracy, allegations to “supposed” links between European policies and growing trends in poverty. “Undoubtedly, certain social groups are in great need, and we should all act to do better, but what remains a deep mystery is how not being a Union could solve anything.” – says Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary-General with regards to some of the most diffused accusations made to the European Union.
As ALDA we are then ready to believe in this new Europe, whose journey will start with these Elections and to “embark on a challenge of social innovation that makes us all stronger and more competitive,” with no fear of contributing with our expertise and our work to the governance of the most urgent and systemic pan-European issues, with our characteristic particular attention to our peculiar focus on local democracy and development.
We wish all the Europeans an exciting electoral weekend! With the serenity which comes from the belief then when democracy wins, we all win; but also aware that what this Europe has built and achieved needs to be actively defended and brought forward by each and every one of us.
If you want to learn more about ALDA’s positions on the issues addressed in the article, follow this link!


Best practice sharing and gender walks on the 18th of June in Brussels for SW-UP final event!

Why women practice less outdoor physical activities than men? How to remove the feeling of unsafety and constraint experienced by many women when it comes to sport? Which activities has SW-UP project come up with, in order to tackle this challenge?
The conference that will be held in Brussels on the 18th of June will answer to all these questions. Local municipalities and sport associations that are partners of the European-funded SW-UP project will meet locally rooted sport associations, academics and international sport organizations and share their respective practices. Baby-sitting services, gender-neutral urban equipment and raising-awareness walks are only some of the initiatives that will be presented.
A gender walk in the streets of Brussels will close the event and lead the participants at the discovery of the often-neglected influence that women had in the story and architecture of the Belgian capital.
Detailed agenda of the event coming soon on ALDA’s socials!


Partage des meilleures pratiques et marches du genre à Bruxelles pour l’événement final de SW-UP ! 

Pourquoi les femmes pratiquent-elles moins d’activités physiques en plein air que les hommes ? Comment supprimer le sentiment d’insécurité et de contrainte que ressentent de nombreuses femmes lorsqu’il s’agit de sport ? Quelles sont les activités proposées par le projet SW-UP pour relever ce défi ?
La conférence qui se tiendra à Bruxelles le 18 juin répondra à toutes ces questions. Les municipalités locales et les associations sportives partenaires du projet SW-UP financé par l’Union Européenne rencontreront des associations sportives locales, des universitaires et des organisations sportives internationales et partageront leurs pratiques respectives. Services de baby-sitting, équipements urbains non sexistes et promenades de sensibilisation ne sont que quelques-unes des initiatives qui seront présentées.
Une promenade dans les rues de Bruxelles clôturera l’événement et conduira les participants à la découverte de l’influence souvent négligée des femmes dans l’histoire et l’architecture de la capitale belge.
L’agenda détaillé de l’événement est à venir prochainement sur les réseaux sociaux d’ALDA !


Buone pratiche e passeggiate tutte al femminile a Bruxelles per l’evento finale di SW-UP

Perché le donne praticano meno attività fisica all’aperto rispetto agli uomini? Come rimuovere la sensazione di insicurezza e costrizione vissuta da molte donne quando si tratta di sport? In che modo il progetto SW-UP intende affrontare questi temi?
La conferenza che si terrà a Bruxelles il 18 giugno risponderà a tutte queste domande. I comuni e le associazioni sportive partner del progetto SW-UP finanziato dall’UE si incontreranno con associazioni sportive, accademici e organizzazioni sportive internazionali radicate nelle loro rispettive realtà. Servizi di baby-sitting, attrezzature urbane neutrali al genere e passeggiate per sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica sono solo alcune delle iniziative che verranno presentate.
Una “passeggiata di genere” per le strade di Bruxelles chiuderà l’evento e condurrà i partecipanti alla scoperta dell’influenza spesso trascurata che le donne hanno avuto nella storia e nell’architettura della capitale belga.
Programma dettagliato dell’evento in arrivo sui social di ALDA!


18 июня в Брюсселе состоится обмен передовым опытом и гендерные прогулки для финального мероприятия SW-UP!

Почему женщины занимаются физическими упражнениями на открытом воздухе меньше, чем мужчины? Как устранить чувство неуверенности и стеснения, которое испытывают многие женщины, когда дело доходит до спорта? Какие мероприятия придумал проект SW-UP для решения этой проблемы?
На все эти вопросы ответит конференция, которая состоится в Брюсселе 18 июня. Местные муниципалитеты и спортивные ассоциации, являющиеся партнерами финансируемого Европой проекта SW-UP, встретятся с местными спортивными ассоциациями, научными кругами и международными спортивными организациями и поделятся своей соответствующей практикой. Услуги по уходу за детьми, нейтральное с гендерной точки зрения городское оборудование и информационно-просветительские прогулки-это лишь некоторые из инициатив, которые будут представлены.
Гендерная прогулка по улицам Брюсселя закроет мероприятие и приведет участников к открытию часто пренебрегаемого влияния, которое женщины имели в истории и архитектуре бельгийской столицы.
Подробная программа мероприятия в ближайшее время на социалы ALDA!


Primeri dobre prakse na završnom događaju projekta SW-UP u Briselu 18. juna!

Zašto žene praktikuju manje fizičkih aktivnosti na otvorenom nego muškarci? Kako ukloniti osećaj nesigurnosti i ograničenja koje doživlјavaju mnoge žene kada je reč o sportu? Koje aktivnosti nudi projekat SW-UP kako bi se suočio sa ovim izazovom?
Konferencija koja će se održati u Briselu 18. juna će odgovoriti na sva ova pitanja. Lokalne opštine i sportska udruženja koja su partneri projekta SW-UP, koji finansira Evropska unija, sastaće se sa lokalnim sportskim udruženjima, akademicima i međunarodnim sportskim organizacijama i podeliti svoje prakse. Baby-sitting usluge, rodno neutralna urbana oprema i šetnje sa ciljem podizanja svesti – samo su neke od inicijativa koje će biti predstavlјene.
“Rodna” šetnja ulicama Brisela zatvoriće događaj i dovesti učesnike do otkrića često zanemarenog uticaja koji su žene imale u priči i arhitekturi belgijske prestonice.
Detalјan dnevni red događaja uskoro na ALDA-inim društvenim mrežama!

تبادل الممارسات الجيدة والجولات على أساس النوع الاجتماعي يوم 18 جوان (حزيران) في العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل خلال التظاهرة النهائية لمشروع رياضة للمرأة-في المناطق الحضرية  

لماذا تعد الأنشطة التي تتعاطاها المرأة في الهواء الطلق أقل  من تلك التي يتعاطاها الرجل؟  كيف يمكن التخلص من الشعور بعدم الأمن والضغوطات التي توجهها المرأة التي تمارس الرياضة؟ ما هي الأنشطة التي يقترحها مشروع رياضة للمرأة-في المناطق الحضرية بهدف المساعدة على رفع هذا التحدي؟

سيمكن هذا المؤتمر, الذي ستحتضنه العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل, يوم 18 جوان (حزيران), من الإجابة على كافة هذه الأسئلة. وستمثل هذه التظاهرة كذلك فرصة سانحة, للبلديات المحلية والجمعيات الرياضية, التي هي شريكة في  مشروع رياضة للمرأة-في المناطق الحضرية الممول من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي,  للالتقاء بكافة الأطراف العريقة محليا, على غرار الجمعيات الرياضية والجامعيين والمنظمات الرياضية الدولية,  وتبادل الممارسات المشتركة. سيغتنم المنظمون هذه التظاهرة لتقديم نبذة عن المبادرات المعتمدة حول خدمات حضانة الأطفال وتجهيزات المناطق الحضرية بدون اعتبار الجنس الاجتماعي والجولات الهادفة إلى تعزيز التوعية.

ستختتم التظاهرة بجولة حول النوع الاجتماعي في العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل لتمكن المشاركين من اكتشاف التأثير, الذي عادة ما يتم تجاهله, والذي تخلفه المرأة على تاريخ بروكسل وهندستها المعمارية.

سيتم نشر كافة التفاصيل حول أجندا التظاهرة التي ستصدر قريبا على الشبكات الاجتماعية لألدا.

Why women practice less outdoor physical activities than men? How to remove the feeling of unsafety and constraint experienced by many women when it comes to sport? Which activities has SW-UP project come up with, in order to tackle this challenge?
The conference that will be held in Brussels on the 18th of June will answer to all these questions. Local municipalities and sport associations that are partners of the European-funded SW-UP project will meet locally rooted sport associations, academics and international sport organizations and share their respective practices. Baby-sitting services, gender-neutral urban equipment and raising-awareness walks are only some of the initiatives that will be presented.
A gender walk in the streets of Brussels will close the event and lead the participants at the discovery of the often-neglected influence that women had in the story and architecture of the Belgian capital.
Detailed agenda of the event coming soon on ALDA’s socials!


Partage des meilleures pratiques et marches du genre à Bruxelles pour l’événement final de SW-UP ! 

Pourquoi les femmes pratiquent-elles moins d’activités physiques en plein air que les hommes ? Comment supprimer le sentiment d’insécurité et de contrainte que ressentent de nombreuses femmes lorsqu’il s’agit de sport ? Quelles sont les activités proposées par le projet SW-UP pour relever ce défi ?
La conférence qui se tiendra à Bruxelles le 18 juin répondra à toutes ces questions. Les municipalités locales et les associations sportives partenaires du projet SW-UP financé par l’Union Européenne rencontreront des associations sportives locales, des universitaires et des organisations sportives internationales et partageront leurs pratiques respectives. Services de baby-sitting, équipements urbains non sexistes et promenades de sensibilisation ne sont que quelques-unes des initiatives qui seront présentées.
Une promenade dans les rues de Bruxelles clôturera l’événement et conduira les participants à la découverte de l’influence souvent négligée des femmes dans l’histoire et l’architecture de la capitale belge.
L’agenda détaillé de l’événement est à venir prochainement sur les réseaux sociaux d’ALDA !


Buone pratiche e passeggiate tutte al femminile a Bruxelles per l’evento finale di SW-UP

Perché le donne praticano meno attività fisica all’aperto rispetto agli uomini? Come rimuovere la sensazione di insicurezza e costrizione vissuta da molte donne quando si tratta di sport? In che modo il progetto SW-UP intende affrontare questi temi?
La conferenza che si terrà a Bruxelles il 18 giugno risponderà a tutte queste domande. I comuni e le associazioni sportive partner del progetto SW-UP finanziato dall’UE si incontreranno con associazioni sportive, accademici e organizzazioni sportive internazionali radicate nelle loro rispettive realtà. Servizi di baby-sitting, attrezzature urbane neutrali al genere e passeggiate per sensibilizzare l’opinione pubblica sono solo alcune delle iniziative che verranno presentate.
Una “passeggiata di genere” per le strade di Bruxelles chiuderà l’evento e condurrà i partecipanti alla scoperta dell’influenza spesso trascurata che le donne hanno avuto nella storia e nell’architettura della capitale belga.
Programma dettagliato dell’evento in arrivo sui social di ALDA!


18 июня в Брюсселе состоится обмен передовым опытом и гендерные прогулки для финального мероприятия SW-UP!

Почему женщины занимаются физическими упражнениями на открытом воздухе меньше, чем мужчины? Как устранить чувство неуверенности и стеснения, которое испытывают многие женщины, когда дело доходит до спорта? Какие мероприятия придумал проект SW-UP для решения этой проблемы?
На все эти вопросы ответит конференция, которая состоится в Брюсселе 18 июня. Местные муниципалитеты и спортивные ассоциации, являющиеся партнерами финансируемого Европой проекта SW-UP, встретятся с местными спортивными ассоциациями, научными кругами и международными спортивными организациями и поделятся своей соответствующей практикой. Услуги по уходу за детьми, нейтральное с гендерной точки зрения городское оборудование и информационно-просветительские прогулки-это лишь некоторые из инициатив, которые будут представлены.
Гендерная прогулка по улицам Брюсселя закроет мероприятие и приведет участников к открытию часто пренебрегаемого влияния, которое женщины имели в истории и архитектуре бельгийской столицы.
Подробная программа мероприятия в ближайшее время на социалы ALDA!


Primeri dobre prakse na završnom događaju projekta SW-UP u Briselu 18. juna!

Zašto žene praktikuju manje fizičkih aktivnosti na otvorenom nego muškarci? Kako ukloniti osećaj nesigurnosti i ograničenja koje doživlјavaju mnoge žene kada je reč o sportu? Koje aktivnosti nudi projekat SW-UP kako bi se suočio sa ovim izazovom?
Konferencija koja će se održati u Briselu 18. juna će odgovoriti na sva ova pitanja. Lokalne opštine i sportska udruženja koja su partneri projekta SW-UP, koji finansira Evropska unija, sastaće se sa lokalnim sportskim udruženjima, akademicima i međunarodnim sportskim organizacijama i podeliti svoje prakse. Baby-sitting usluge, rodno neutralna urbana oprema i šetnje sa ciljem podizanja svesti – samo su neke od inicijativa koje će biti predstavlјene.
“Rodna” šetnja ulicama Brisela zatvoriće događaj i dovesti učesnike do otkrića često zanemarenog uticaja koji su žene imale u priči i arhitekturi belgijske prestonice.
Detalјan dnevni red događaja uskoro na ALDA-inim društvenim mrežama!

تبادل الممارسات الجيدة والجولات على أساس النوع الاجتماعي يوم 18 جوان (حزيران) في العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل خلال التظاهرة النهائية لمشروع رياضة للمرأة-في المناطق الحضرية  

لماذا تعد الأنشطة التي تتعاطاها المرأة في الهواء الطلق أقل  من تلك التي يتعاطاها الرجل؟  كيف يمكن التخلص من الشعور بعدم الأمن والضغوطات التي توجهها المرأة التي تمارس الرياضة؟ ما هي الأنشطة التي يقترحها مشروع رياضة للمرأة-في المناطق الحضرية بهدف المساعدة على رفع هذا التحدي؟

سيمكن هذا المؤتمر, الذي ستحتضنه العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل, يوم 18 جوان (حزيران), من الإجابة على كافة هذه الأسئلة. وستمثل هذه التظاهرة كذلك فرصة سانحة, للبلديات المحلية والجمعيات الرياضية, التي هي شريكة في  مشروع رياضة للمرأة-في المناطق الحضرية الممول من قبل الاتحاد الأوروبي,  للالتقاء بكافة الأطراف العريقة محليا, على غرار الجمعيات الرياضية والجامعيين والمنظمات الرياضية الدولية,  وتبادل الممارسات المشتركة. سيغتنم المنظمون هذه التظاهرة لتقديم نبذة عن المبادرات المعتمدة حول خدمات حضانة الأطفال وتجهيزات المناطق الحضرية بدون اعتبار الجنس الاجتماعي والجولات الهادفة إلى تعزيز التوعية.

ستختتم التظاهرة بجولة حول النوع الاجتماعي في العاصمة البلجيكية بروكسل لتمكن المشاركين من اكتشاف التأثير, الذي عادة ما يتم تجاهله, والذي تخلفه المرأة على تاريخ بروكسل وهندستها المعمارية.

سيتم نشر كافة التفاصيل حول أجندا التظاهرة التي ستصدر قريبا على الشبكات الاجتماعية لألدا.


CLINK International event spurred inspirational exchanges on cultural heritage from diverse countries

The first CLINK International event exceeded expectations and provided space for rich and interesting exchanges on cultural heritage among participants. The international event entitled “Citizens’ participation in preservation of cultural heritage in their communities” was organised on 15 and 16 May 2019 in Caen at the premises of the Region Normandy in the framework of the project CLINK: Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe.
The event gathered 80 participants who exchanged practices on various forms of cultural heritage as well as its preservation, prevention of deterioration and promotion through raising awareness methods. The main message that followed through all presentations was that citizens need to acknowledge their own cultural heritage before it can be recognised as such. Citizens have local practices and rites, places of cultural heritage linked to their personal culture and these need to be celebrated as well as raise awareness upon the importance of their preservation.
The international event was preceded by the kick off meeting of project partners and a study visit to the association “Fabrique de patrimoines” where the project partners had the opportunity to see a multipurpose space dedicated to restauration, digitalisation and raising awareness of the cultural heritage of Normandy. This expertise from Normandy was very well perceived and inspired the project partners.
The organised events were the kick off of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe which aims to raise awareness on connections of the collective cultural heritage in the tapestry of Europe’s rich and diverse culture. ALDA is partner in this project implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.

The first CLINK International event exceeded expectations and provided space for rich and interesting exchanges on cultural heritage among participants. The international event entitled “Citizens’ participation in preservation of cultural heritage in their communities” was organised on 15 and 16 May 2019 in Caen at the premises of the Region Normandy in the framework of the project CLINK: Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe.
The event gathered 80 participants who exchanged practices on various forms of cultural heritage as well as its preservation, prevention of deterioration and promotion through raising awareness methods. The main message that followed through all presentations was that citizens need to acknowledge their own cultural heritage before it can be recognised as such. Citizens have local practices and rites, places of cultural heritage linked to their personal culture and these need to be celebrated as well as raise awareness upon the importance of their preservation.
The international event was preceded by the kick off meeting of project partners and a study visit to the association “Fabrique de patrimoines” where the project partners had the opportunity to see a multipurpose space dedicated to restauration, digitalisation and raising awareness of the cultural heritage of Normandy. This expertise from Normandy was very well perceived and inspired the project partners.
The organised events were the kick off of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe which aims to raise awareness on connections of the collective cultural heritage in the tapestry of Europe’s rich and diverse culture. ALDA is partner in this project implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.


Participatory democracy in diverse neighbourhoods: a new winner for the Gianfranco Martini scholarship

ALDA is extremely proud and honoured to announce the winner of the 2019 edition of the Gianfranco Martini Scholarship, Elena Ostanel.

Elena’s project proposal, CAPacity, centers on empowering communities and institutions to foster local democracy, with the specific aim to analyze different strategies implemented in different EU countries to enhance participatory democracy in diverse neighborhoods.

The study will hence analyze policies implemented by local governments as well as practices performed by community-based organizations in diverse neighborhoods. The research will specifically inquire the relationship between policies and practices, considering co-production between institutional and non-institutional stakeholders a key element to scale up experimentation at a policy level and therefore guarantee the public character of community-based initiatives.

The Gianfranco Martini Scholarship is awarded once a year to a student or researcher proposing a study or work project focusing on local democracy, engagement of civil society and/or interethnic dialogue. Its aim is to receive high-quality academic research and analysis that are relevant to ALDA’s fields of activity in order to develop further strategies on these topics, prioritizing the projects that target regions where ALDA is active.

Useful resources: Gianfranco Martini scholarship.

ALDA is extremely proud and honoured to announce the winner of the 2019 edition of the Gianfranco Martini Scholarship, Elena Ostanel.

Elena’s project proposal, CAPacity, centers on empowering communities and institutions to foster local democracy, with the specific aim to analyze different strategies implemented in different EU countries to enhance participatory democracy in diverse neighborhoods.

The study will hence analyze policies implemented by local governments as well as practices performed by community-based organizations in diverse neighborhoods. The research will specifically inquire the relationship between policies and practices, considering co-production between institutional and non-institutional stakeholders a key element to scale up experimentation at a policy level and therefore guarantee the public character of community-based initiatives.

The Gianfranco Martini Scholarship is awarded once a year to a student or researcher proposing a study or work project focusing on local democracy, engagement of civil society and/or interethnic dialogue. Its aim is to receive high-quality academic research and analysis that are relevant to ALDA’s fields of activity in order to develop further strategies on these topics, prioritizing the projects that target regions where ALDA is active.

Useful resources: Gianfranco Martini scholarship.


Dichiarazione di ALDA a sostegno della società civile e dell'attivismo civico a livello locale in Russia

ALDA expresses concern on the criminal charge against Anastasia Shevchenko, a pediatric surgeon from Krasnodar, Yana Antonova, and a young journalist from Yekaterinburg, Maxim Vernikov because of their civic activism in Russia. These three activists belong to an ALDA member organization, Open Saint Petersburg, and they face up to 6 years in prison for civic activism in support of local democracy. The three activists are accused of cooperation with “undesirable organization” because of their affiliation in Open Russia movement.

ALDA expresses concern on the criminal charge against Anastasia Shevchenko, a pediatric surgeon from Krasnodar, Yana Antonova, and a young journalist from Yekaterinburg, Maxim Vernikov because of their civic activism in Russia. These three activists belong to an ALDA member organization, Open Saint Petersburg, and they face up to 6 years in prison for civic activism in support of local democracy. The three activists are accused of cooperation with “undesirable organization” because of their affiliation in Open Russia movement.


International event on citizens’ participation and cultural heritage in Normandy!

On 16 May 2019 the international event “Citizens’ participation in perseveration of cultural heritage in their communities” in the framework of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe will be organised ahead of the General Ordinary and Extraordinary Assembly of ALDA in Caen, Normandy (France).

The international event “Citizens’ participation in perseveration of cultural heritage in their communities” will gather 80 participants from 7 Balkan countries and the European Union to discuss cultural heritage preservation practices and enrich their knowledge on the subject through the expertise of stake holders from Normandy. The objective of the event is to bring together cultural actors from partner countries and to open a dialogue on innovative practices aimed at raising awareness on cultural heritage of the general public, and in particular young people. The event will provide an opportunity for local actors and international participants to enrich their knowledge and share their experience in the field of cultural heritage preservation and awareness. The international event is open to public and will take place at the premises of the Region Normandy, Abbaye-aux-Dames, Place Reine Mathilde in Caen. For more information you may consult the Agenda of the event on the following LINK.

This international event is the kick off of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe aims to raise awareness on connections of the collective cultural heritage in the tapestry of Europe’s rich and diverse culture. The project is implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.

On 16 May 2019 the international event “Citizens’ participation in perseveration of cultural heritage in their communities” in the framework of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe will be organised ahead of the General Ordinary and Extraordinary Assembly of ALDA in Caen, Normandy (France).

The international event “Citizens’ participation in perseveration of cultural heritage in their communities” will gather 80 participants from 7 Balkan countries and the European Union to discuss cultural heritage preservation practices and enrich their knowledge on the subject through the expertise of stake holders from Normandy. The objective of the event is to bring together cultural actors from partner countries and to open a dialogue on innovative practices aimed at raising awareness on cultural heritage of the general public, and in particular young people. The event will provide an opportunity for local actors and international participants to enrich their knowledge and share their experience in the field of cultural heritage preservation and awareness. The international event is open to public and will take place at the premises of the Region Normandy, Abbaye-aux-Dames, Place Reine Mathilde in Caen. For more information you may consult the Agenda of the event on the following LINK.

This international event is the kick off of the project CLINK – Cultural heritage linking diversities in Europe aims to raise awareness on connections of the collective cultural heritage in the tapestry of Europe’s rich and diverse culture. The project is implemented by 10 partners from Croatia, France, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Albania, supported through the programme Europe for Citizens of the European Union.


How to include EU mobile citizens in the political life of their welcoming country? Conference in Caen on May 15th

In less than one week, local authorities and civil society organizations from all over Europe will gather in Caen (France) on Wednesday 15th May (15:00 – 18:00) to discuss how to boost the political inclusion of EU mobile citizens, e.g. the more than 15 million European citizens who are living in another EU country.

How to ensure their political integration in the host country? In other words, how to ensure that these citizens are interested in taking part in elections and that they can do it easily without incurring in administrative hurdles and lack of clear information?

Solutions to these questions will be shared during the event in Caen by experts as well as by the local authorities and CSOs. In the first part the tools that have been developed in the framework of the FAIR EU project will be presented: Dr Derek S. Hutcheson (Malmö University) will provide an overview of the current state of the political rights of EU mobile citizens; Thomas Huddleston (Migration Policy Group) will share his experience in leading a campaign to engage citizens in local elections; Anna Zaremba (ECAS) will present the actions taken to crowdsource citizens’ opinions.
The second part of the event will leave the floor to local authorities and participants: the cities of Milan (Italy), Paris (France) and Vejle (Denmark) will kick off the exchange of best practice, that will later take the shape of a world café to reflect on the barriers and motivations for European mobile citizens to take part in the political life of their hosting country.
Detailed agenda: qui
Further information: camille.delbecq@aldaintranet.org

In less than one week, local authorities and civil society organizations from all over Europe will gather in Caen (France) on Wednesday 15th May (15:00 – 18:00) to discuss how to boost the political inclusion of EU mobile citizens, e.g. the more than 15 million European citizens who are living in another EU country.

How to ensure their political integration in the host country? In other words, how to ensure that these citizens are interested in taking part in elections and that they can do it easily without incurring in administrative hurdles and lack of clear information?

Solutions to these questions will be shared during the event in Caen by experts as well as by the local authorities and CSOs. In the first part the tools that have been developed in the framework of the FAIR EU project will be presented: Dr Derek S. Hutcheson (Malmö University) will provide an overview of the current state of the political rights of EU mobile citizens; Thomas Huddleston (Migration Policy Group) will share his experience in leading a campaign to engage citizens in local elections; Anna Zaremba (ECAS) will present the actions taken to crowdsource citizens’ opinions.
The second part of the event will leave the floor to local authorities and participants: the cities of Milan (Italy), Paris (France) and Vejle (Denmark) will kick off the exchange of best practice, that will later take the shape of a world café to reflect on the barriers and motivations for European mobile citizens to take part in the political life of their hosting country.
Detailed agenda: qui
Further information: camille.delbecq@aldaintranet.org


Tools and tricks to develop your own EU project and get funding, with ALDA+!

Ever wanted to get EU funding? Wishing to learn how to develop and realize a project? Then look no further!
ALDA+ is currently offering a training course which will provide the participants with all the necessary information and tools to make your first step towards developing a project in the EU! The course will take into consideration both the current programing period of 2014-2020 and the forthcoming multiannual programs 2021-2027.
The primary focus will be on getting to know the communitarian programs, learning how to find the necessary information, learning how to develop a project proposal and, of course, implementing the project itself. Also included will be the project’s culture, research, communication and visibility, financial management and many other topics, all of which will be available in Italian, English, and French.
Until June 30th 2019, the price of one training (3 days) is 3.500€. The hosting partner will also need to cover the travel costs, accommodation, and food for the trainer. Partners will be entrusted with identifying participants, printing materials (prepared by ALDA+), and providing a fully equipped room.
In addition, there is an additional 10% reduction in the price for any ALDA member.

Learn the tricks of the trade and get the chance to explore the infinite possibilities of project fundings available to you!

Please, contact us at least 1 month prior to the desired date. 

Contact:
Marco Boaria – Head of Resources and Development Unit
Mob: +39 346 1531829 | marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org | Skype: mboaria

Ever wanted to get EU funding? Wishing to learn how to develop and realize a project? Then look no further!
ALDA+ is currently offering a training course which will provide the participants with all the necessary information and tools to make your first step towards developing a project in the EU! The course will take into consideration both the current programing period of 2014-2020 and the forthcoming multiannual programs 2021-2027.
The primary focus will be on getting to know the communitarian programs, learning how to find the necessary information, learning how to develop a project proposal and, of course, implementing the project itself. Also included will be the project’s culture, research, communication and visibility, financial management and many other topics, all of which will be available in Italian, English, and French.
Until June 30th 2019, the price of one training (3 days) is 3.500€. The hosting partner will also need to cover the travel costs, accommodation, and food for the trainer. Partners will be entrusted with identifying participants, printing materials (prepared by ALDA+), and providing a fully equipped room.
In addition, there is an additional 10% reduction in the price for any ALDA member.

Learn the tricks of the trade and get the chance to explore the infinite possibilities of project fundings available to you!

Please, contact us at least 1 month prior to the desired date. 

Contact:
Marco Boaria – Head of Resources and Development Unit
Mob: +39 346 1531829 | marco.boaria@aldaintranet.org | Skype: mboaria


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