Call for the Advisory Board

Since 1999, ALDA has been working to promote and encourage civic engagement as a key in the creation of a democratic and participatory reality. It is guided by its Governing Board, whose role is to define the future steps and path of the association. 

In light of its great engagement both at local as well as at international level, ALDA has now launched this “call for expression of interests”, addressed to members, partners and external experts. This call consists of identifying and selecting five candidates to form the Board of Advisors. The role of the latter is to directly support the Governing Board, by giving technical advice and by sharing professional knowledge.

Fill in the modulo by April 30th 2021

In addition, the Advisory Board will focus on five specific areas:

  1. Democracy and local development;
  2. Ambiente;
  3. Digitalization;
  4. Cooperation between CSOs and the Private Sector;
  5. Support to Local Democracy Agencies (Decentralised Cooperation)

More in detail, the Advisory Board is asked to work for the implementation of the ALDA Strategic Framework as well as to interact and connect with external actors and stakeholders. Similarly, the advisors will be involved in five different groups according to the above-mentioned areas; while joining annual meetings with the representatives of the Secretariat and other members to discuss the implementation of the action plan.

The Advisory Board will be in charge for 4 years.

If you wish to share your expertise and join ALDA mission, apply and become a member of the new ALDA Advisory Board, please fill in this modulo by April 30th 2021. 

Once the call is closed, we will examine all applications and select the most appropriate profiles.

Since 1999, ALDA has been working to promote and encourage civic engagement as a key in the creation of a democratic and participatory reality. It is guided by its Governing Board, whose role is to define the future steps and path of the association. 

In light of its great engagement both at local as well as at international level, ALDA has now launched this “call for expression of interests”, addressed to members, partners and external experts. This call consists of identifying and selecting five candidates to form the Board of Advisors. The role of the latter is to directly support the Governing Board, by giving technical advice and by sharing professional knowledge.

Fill in the modulo by April 30th 2021

In addition, the Advisory Board will focus on five specific areas:

  1. Democracy and local development;
  2. Ambiente;
  3. Digitalization;
  4. Cooperation between CSOs and the Private Sector;
  5. Support to Local Democracy Agencies (Decentralised Cooperation)

More in detail, the Advisory Board is asked to work for the implementation of the ALDA Strategic Framework as well as to interact and connect with external actors and stakeholders. Similarly, the advisors will be involved in five different groups according to the above-mentioned areas; while joining annual meetings with the representatives of the Secretariat and other members to discuss the implementation of the action plan.

The Advisory Board will be in charge for 4 years.

If you wish to share your expertise and join ALDA mission, apply and become a member of the new ALDA Advisory Board, please fill in this modulo by April 30th 2021. 

Once the call is closed, we will examine all applications and select the most appropriate profiles.


Trasformare gli SDGs in azioni concrete - Esempi dei nostri progetti

Od 1. do 17. UN su definisale ciljeve održivog razvoja koji treba da vode naše postupke i postanu naš kompas. Ipak, kako te ciljeve možemo pretvoriti u akcije, čineći ih opipljivima i razumljivima svima nama? Naravno da je to veliki izazov, ali uz malo truda sve je moguće. Stoga, prilikom razvijanja svojih projekata, ALDA ima na umu te razvojne ciljeve i dizajnira svoje aktivnosti kako bi, ne samo podigla svest o njima, već i podstakla promene i promovisala konkretne akcije za njihov uspeh. Pogledajmo izbliza!

 For example, SDG 4 stands for “quality education”, which goes from inclusive learning to guarantee good education as well as supporting lifelong learning. ALDA’s Piece project, just to mention one initiative, is intended to understand and react to the needs of different communities in Europe through trainings and education. In other words, empowering people, by giving them tools and knowledge to become a valuable resource for local societies. Hence, by designing this project, and by including different partners, the final outcome will be the promotion of positive and long-lasting change, while making SDG 4 as a tangible concept.

ALDA tiene gli SDGs in considerazione e progetta le sue attività al fine di promuovere azioni concrete per il loro successo

But let’s continue with other goals. The SDG 16 tackles “peace, justice and strong institutions”, concepts which are pretty often used and discussed,especially the fist and the second, but how we can really address them is a different matter. Following the example above-mentioned, starting from the Schumann Declaration, the DESIRE project is willing to raise awareness on this milestone in European Union history. In detail, the project will stimulate participants to reflect on EU values – be they peace, justice and solidarity – by using different artistic and visual tools. 

As the case of the two previous projects, also EPIC project is directed to understand and address the challenges posed by the integration of migrants in medium-sized realities. And how is this connected to SDGs? Here we come: not only SDG 10 but also 11 and 17 are taken into account. SDGs are in fact strictly related to one-another spurring an holistic approach, a circular action that involves all of these goals. In fact, EPIC project aims at “reducing inequalities” (SDG 10), by supporting and developing “sustainable cities and communities” (SDG 11), within which migrants will settle and actively join. Furthermore, by including different actors – from municipalities, to universities and CSOs, EPIC has turned goal 17 on “partnership for goals” as a concrete and successful reality.

Finally, our projects also focus on the environment and planet. Here we would like to introduce to you FOREST project. It goes without saying that the aim of this initiative is within the forestry sector.  Thus, it is willing to increase and unify the fragmented knowledge as far as forestry management concerns, both at national and international levels. In this case, the project has been tailored having SDGs 13 and 15 in mind. The former is intended to fight climate change, while the latter focuses on “life on land”, that means acting in order to protect ecosystems and biodiversity. By improving the level of professionalism and competitiveness of forest workers at cross-border level for example, the idea of the project is to safeguard these green realities which are the habitat for different species and are essential for actors as far as climate concerns.

These are a bunch of examples of ALDA projects, but if you check our page you will find plenty of projects, each of them related to specific SDGs.

We are also delighted to share with you the latest issue of the SDG Watch Europe Newsletter, on which you can find several articles from which to draw inspiration, including news on our projects!

Od 1. do 17. UN su definisale ciljeve održivog razvoja koji treba da vode naše postupke i postanu naš kompas. Ipak, kako te ciljeve možemo pretvoriti u akcije, čineći ih opipljivima i razumljivima svima nama? Naravno da je to veliki izazov, ali uz malo truda sve je moguće. Stoga, prilikom razvijanja svojih projekata, ALDA ima na umu te razvojne ciljeve i dizajnira svoje aktivnosti kako bi, ne samo podigla svest o njima, već i podstakla promene i promovisala konkretne akcije za njihov uspeh. Pogledajmo izbliza!

 For example, SDG 4 stands for “quality education”, which goes from inclusive learning to guarantee good education as well as supporting lifelong learning. ALDA’s Piece project, just to mention one initiative, is intended to understand and react to the needs of different communities in Europe through trainings and education. In other words, empowering people, by giving them tools and knowledge to become a valuable resource for local societies. Hence, by designing this project, and by including different partners, the final outcome will be the promotion of positive and long-lasting change, while making SDG 4 as a tangible concept.

ALDA tiene gli SDGs in considerazione e progetta le sue attività al fine di promuovere azioni concrete per il loro successo

But let’s continue with other goals. The SDG 16 tackles “peace, justice and strong institutions”, concepts which are pretty often used and discussed,especially the fist and the second, but how we can really address them is a different matter. Following the example above-mentioned, starting from the Schumann Declaration, the DESIRE project is willing to raise awareness on this milestone in European Union history. In detail, the project will stimulate participants to reflect on EU values – be they peace, justice and solidarity – by using different artistic and visual tools. 

As the case of the two previous projects, also EPIC project is directed to understand and address the challenges posed by the integration of migrants in medium-sized realities. And how is this connected to SDGs? Here we come: not only SDG 10 but also 11 and 17 are taken into account. SDGs are in fact strictly related to one-another spurring an holistic approach, a circular action that involves all of these goals. In fact, EPIC project aims at “reducing inequalities” (SDG 10), by supporting and developing “sustainable cities and communities” (SDG 11), within which migrants will settle and actively join. Furthermore, by including different actors – from municipalities, to universities and CSOs, EPIC has turned goal 17 on “partnership for goals” as a concrete and successful reality.

Finally, our projects also focus on the environment and planet. Here we would like to introduce to you FOREST project. It goes without saying that the aim of this initiative is within the forestry sector.  Thus, it is willing to increase and unify the fragmented knowledge as far as forestry management concerns, both at national and international levels. In this case, the project has been tailored having SDGs 13 and 15 in mind. The former is intended to fight climate change, while the latter focuses on “life on land”, that means acting in order to protect ecosystems and biodiversity. By improving the level of professionalism and competitiveness of forest workers at cross-border level for example, the idea of the project is to safeguard these green realities which are the habitat for different species and are essential for actors as far as climate concerns.

These are a bunch of examples of ALDA projects, but if you check our page you will find plenty of projects, each of them related to specific SDGs.

We are also delighted to share with you the latest issue of the SDG Watch Europe Newsletter, on which you can find several articles from which to draw inspiration, including news on our projects!


Il progetto MIICT: passi più ampi verso soluzioni basate sulle TIC per l'integrazione dei migranti

Come rendere più inclusiva la relazione tra le società europee e i migranti? Per rispondere a questa domanda, vorremmo condividere con voi documenti certi che sono stati pubblicati nell'ambito del progetto MIICT. Quest'ultimo ha già presentato delle raccomandazioni a vari stakeholder - siano essi decisori, gruppi di pressione e altri gruppi di interesse. Pubblicato nel marzo 2020, il primo policy brief ha evidenziato nove aree politiche chiave da affrontare nel contesto dell'integrazione dei migranti in Europa: a partire dall'occupazione, l'inclusione sociale e l'antirazzismo, fino all'alloggio, la salute, l'istruzione, il traffico di esseri umani, le questioni legali e le tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione. Inoltre, oltre ad esprimere diversi suggerimenti su queste aree, suggerisce anche raccomandazioni specifiche per Spagna, Italia e Cipro.

Nove aree politiche chiave da affrontare nel contesto dell'integrazione dei migranti in Europa

Più recentemente, nel marzo 2021, il progetto MIICT ha pubblicato un secondo policy brief per presentare ulteriori raccomandazioni sulle politiche esistenti in materia di migrazione. Lo ha fatto capitalizzando sui risultati del suo primo policy brief così come su quelli della tavola rotonda congiunta sulle politiche migratorie, organizzata dal MIICT in collaborazione con i progetti "fratelli" di H2020 (REBUILD, NADINE, MICADO, EASYRIGHTS e WELCOME). Le tavole rotonde si sono svolte tra il 14 e il 16 ottobre 2020 e hanno portato alla pubblicazione di un Whitepaper congiunto sulle politiche migratorie..

Il secondo policy brief del MIICT si basa sul Whitepaper ed esprime ulteriori raccomandazioni relative al MIICT. Esso sottolinea

  • l'importanza della cooperazione e del coordinamento tra le parti interessate e le organizzazioni piuttosto che i singoli individui;
  • lo slancio per la digitalizzazione dei servizi pubblici legati alla pandemia COVID-19.

Si concentra su come la trasformazione digitale e le soluzioni tecnologiche esistenti (per esempio i servizi di traduzione) potrebbero portare a soluzioni TIC multi-dimensionali che rispettino la diversità culturale degli utenti finali. A questo proposito, affronta anche la questione del finanziamento e altre opzioni per la sostenibilità delle soluzioni. Il documento conclude che la Commissione Europea debba svolgere un ruolo centrale per sostenere la sostenibilità e la sua diffusione. Infine, il secondo policy brief ha identificato i possibili ostacoli e le sfide che devono essere presi in considerazione per un ulteriori sviluppi politici.

Il prossimo passo si concentrerà sulla distribuzione e la diffusione delle raccomandazioni politiche. Le future tavole rotonde politiche locali ed europee saranno realizzate nel corso del 2021 per rivedere ed estendere le raccomandazioni sullo sfondo dell'estesa applicazione delle soluzioni TIC.

To know more on the Policy Paper, read our previous news

Per saperne di più: https://www.miict.eu

Come rendere più inclusiva la relazione tra le società europee e i migranti? Per rispondere a questa domanda, vorremmo condividere con voi documenti certi che sono stati pubblicati nell'ambito del progetto MIICT. Quest'ultimo ha già presentato delle raccomandazioni a vari stakeholder - siano essi decisori, gruppi di pressione e altri gruppi di interesse. Pubblicato nel marzo 2020, il primo policy brief ha evidenziato nove aree politiche chiave da affrontare nel contesto dell'integrazione dei migranti in Europa: a partire dall'occupazione, l'inclusione sociale e l'antirazzismo, fino all'alloggio, la salute, l'istruzione, il traffico di esseri umani, le questioni legali e le tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione. Inoltre, oltre ad esprimere diversi suggerimenti su queste aree, suggerisce anche raccomandazioni specifiche per Spagna, Italia e Cipro.

Nove aree politiche chiave da affrontare nel contesto dell'integrazione dei migranti in Europa

Più recentemente, nel marzo 2021, il progetto MIICT ha pubblicato un secondo policy brief per presentare ulteriori raccomandazioni sulle politiche esistenti in materia di migrazione. Lo ha fatto capitalizzando sui risultati del suo primo policy brief così come su quelli della tavola rotonda congiunta sulle politiche migratorie, organizzata dal MIICT in collaborazione con i progetti "fratelli" di H2020 (REBUILD, NADINE, MICADO, EASYRIGHTS e WELCOME). Le tavole rotonde si sono svolte tra il 14 e il 16 ottobre 2020 e hanno portato alla pubblicazione di un Whitepaper congiunto sulle politiche migratorie..

Il secondo policy brief del MIICT si basa sul Whitepaper ed esprime ulteriori raccomandazioni relative al MIICT. Esso sottolinea

  • l'importanza della cooperazione e del coordinamento tra le parti interessate e le organizzazioni piuttosto che i singoli individui;
  • lo slancio per la digitalizzazione dei servizi pubblici legati alla pandemia COVID-19.

Si concentra su come la trasformazione digitale e le soluzioni tecnologiche esistenti (per esempio i servizi di traduzione) potrebbero portare a soluzioni TIC multi-dimensionali che rispettino la diversità culturale degli utenti finali. A questo proposito, affronta anche la questione del finanziamento e altre opzioni per la sostenibilità delle soluzioni. Il documento conclude che la Commissione Europea debba svolgere un ruolo centrale per sostenere la sostenibilità e la sua diffusione. Infine, il secondo policy brief ha identificato i possibili ostacoli e le sfide che devono essere presi in considerazione per un ulteriori sviluppi politici.

Il prossimo passo si concentrerà sulla distribuzione e la diffusione delle raccomandazioni politiche. Le future tavole rotonde politiche locali ed europee saranno realizzate nel corso del 2021 per rivedere ed estendere le raccomandazioni sullo sfondo dell'estesa applicazione delle soluzioni TIC.

To know more on the Policy Paper, read our previous news

Per saperne di più: https://www.miict.eu