Ucraina: concentrandosi oggi su Mariupol, membro di ALDA e città ospitante di un'agenzia della democrazia locale

In lights of the tremendous days in which people of Ukraine are living in, ALDA is constantly in touch with friends and colleagues in Mariupol, Dnipro, Kiev, the district of Odessa, Vinnitsa and other parts of the country. Thus, ALDA Secretary General, Ms. Valmorbida and Mr. Alexandru Coica, the head of Eastern Partnership Unit had today a call with the two Local Democracy Agencies located in Ukraine.

Following the Association’s statement, released right after the Russian invasion, the commitment of ALDA’s Governing Board Members and staff is constant and concrete. Hence, the Association is in touch not only with the LDAs  in Mariupol and Dnipro, but also with the respective municipalities. The city of Mariupol is now experiencing a very hard situation and conditions, which forced people and the whole team of the LDA to move West in search of a safer place. For Mariupol, they call for a humanitarian corridor to bring food and medicines and to be protected from airstrikes. The city is badly hit, house by house in the outskirts.


ALDA is working on an emergency mode, specifically dedicated to closely follow all the aspects and updates of the war in Ukraine


Therefore, the General Management office of ALDA has decided to define and emergency unit, specifically dedicated to closely follow all the aspects and updates of the war in Ukraine. ALDA regional office in Chisinau is on the front line, providing news, help and support..

 

#ALDAforUkraine


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BRIGHT final conference: an outstanding chance to share ideas

Final

On Wednesday 23rd February 2022  ALDA was in Rome at the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies to discuss the outcome of the BRIGHT project with local and national authorities, NGOs and the civil society!

The final conference of the project was an outstanding chance to share ideas and encourage the authorities to adopt more sustainable systems of governance, while explaining the methodology used in the project to co-plan welfare public services. 


The final conference of the project was an outstanding chance to share ideas and encourage the authorities to adopt more sustainable systems of governance


Several high-level speakers took part in the BRIGHT conference, as well as the women leaders, who described their experience and they stood out the results obtained in the South of Italy.

The BRIGHT’s final conference gave the possibility to highlight the outcomes of the -, while being an opportunity to think about the next steps and what is still yet to do to tackle the challenges for women inclusion in decision making processes.


Dichiarazione sull'Ucraina - Russia

È un giorno triste.

Despite all the escalation in the recent months, it is still hard to contemplate that a full-scale war started in the middle of the European continent.

Come ALDA, deploriamo molte vite che sono già perse, e tutte le sofferenze generate dalle aggressioni contro l'Ucraina negli anni passati.

Chiediamo che l'UE continui ad avere un ruolo ancora più impegnato per porre fine all'invasione militare dell'Ucraina e avviare un processo di pace.

È un giorno triste.

Despite all the escalation in the recent months, it is still hard to contemplate that a full-scale war started in the middle of the European continent.

Come ALDA, deploriamo molte vite che sono già perse, e tutte le sofferenze generate dalle aggressioni contro l'Ucraina negli anni passati.

We call for the EU to continue having an even more engaged role to end the military invasion of Ukraine and start e peace process.


Platform for policymakers and first-line practitioners working with migrants

Platform

In January 2022, the PERCEPTIONS web platform, directed both at policymakers and first-line practitioners working with migrants, was launched. The platform provides these target groups with key outputs of the PERCEPTIONS project in the form of knowledge articles summarizing main project findings, policy briefs including policy recommendations, tools such as the PERCEPTIONS Handbook and creative materials, as well as external resources which include a social media dashboard.



In the next months, this web tools will be continuously updated and modified according to the target audiences’ feedback and further content will be integrated, in particular sections on best practices, a mapping of organisations as well as experts to foster knowledge exchange, a collection of external resources and a bibliography.

Last but not least, project partners have also launched an instagram page! Take a look at the first post here

 

About the PERCEPTIONS Project

The PERCEPTIONS project is funded by the Horizon 2020 programme and brings together 25 partners from twelve different European regions, as well as three non-European countries.  PERCEPTIONS examines how Europe and the EU are seen by people who have immigrated there or intend to do so. It examines what perceptions of Europe exist among migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, how they are formed, whether they correspond to reality and how they influence migration decisions. We also examine how the flow of information could be distorted and whether inaccurate information could lead to a threat to the security of migrants (e.g. through dangerous border crossings) or even national security (e.g. through radicalisation).


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Memorandum d'intesa: ALDA e CEI rafforzano la loro partnership

CEI

Il 4 marzo, la città di Trieste ospiterà la cerimonia della firma del Memorandum d’Intesa tra ALDA - l'Associazione Europea della Democrazia Locale - e CEI - l'Iniziativa Centro Europea.

President of ALDA, Mr Oriano Otocan, together with Secretary General of the CEI, Mr Roberto Antonione, and Secretary General of ALDA, Ms Antonella Valmorbida will attend the ceremony. Moreover, Mr Massimiliano Fedriga, President of the “Friuli Venezia Giulia” Autonomous Region will also be among the keynote speakers at the signature of the Memorandum of Understanding.


ALDA è impaziente di questa cerimonia della firma, che testimonia la fruttuosa collaborazione con CEI.


La capitale della Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia sarà lo scenario di questo momento istituzionale, che segna la formalizzazione di questa lunga collaborazione tra questi due attori. Particolarmente incentrato sul lavoro delle due organizzazioni nella regione dei Balcani, il Memorandum stimolerà ulteriormente la sintonia tra le due organizzazioni, come già avvenuto nell'ambito del " "progetto WELCOMING",", volto a discutere le problematiche legate alle migrazioni e a scambiare le migliori pratiche ed esperienze in questo campo.

ALDA è impaziente di questa cerimonia della firma, che testimonia la fruttuosa collaborazione con CEI.


Strasbourg

ALDA officially signed the declaration of Strasbourg

On Monday 14' March 2022, ALDA officially signed the declaration of Strasbourg for the Conference on the Future of Europe: Appel de Strasbourg.

During few months, ALDA worked alongside others local organisations on this specific declaration that aim to demonstrate the European commitment of the territory, by setting up concrete recommendations allowing to make the city of Alsace the emblematic place of the democracy and the European citizenship.


ALDA officially signed the declaration of Strasbourg for the Conference on the Future of Europe: Appel de Strasbourg


The official restitution took place in Strasbourg City Hall where the document was presented to the press and signed by the Mayor and the members involved into the writing process.

For the occasion, Guy Verhofstadt (Co-Chair of the CoFoe Executive Committee) was present, delivered an inspiring speech on Europe links with Strasbourg and how the CoFoe marks a turning point in the institutions history. Then, he received the document.

To read and sign the Appel de Strasbourg, please click here


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The Ministry of Agriculture building in Rome will host BRIGHT final conference

Agricolture

La progetto BRIGHT Project is coming to an end. After finishing the last Capacity Building workshop dedicated to Grecia, on February 25th a meeting will be held to share the results achieved in Italy, and where all citizens can participate. The meeting will take place in the charming Normanno Svevo Castle, in the municipality of Mesagne (Brindisi) starting from 4pm.

During the conference, ALDA and the project partners (ActionAid & Labsus), will collaborate with the territorial institutions and ISBEM, the European Biomedical Scientific Institute, to raise awareness on the capacities of local actors and to encourage European countries to adopt governance systems that allow female citizens who migrate for work to actively participate in the decision-making processes. Eventually, they will illustrate the Collaboration Pacts, used as a meta-model in the BRIGHT project.

In particular, the aim of the meeting is to help territorial institutions adopt the participation processes designed and developed by the project to involve women workers in the agricultural sector, as well as in the care and assistance sector, to co-design innovative welfare services.


The final conference of BRIGHT will take place in Rome on the 23rd of February in the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture


In the end, there will be a debate in which participants will have the chance to share their reflections on practices and tools to increase participation and access to services for community citizens.

The conference of Mesagne will be two days after the final conference of the project, which will involve all the partners with whom ALDA has collaborated to promote the social inclusion of Romanian and Bulgarian women employed in agriculture, care, and assistance sectors in Southern Italy.

The final conference of BRIGHT will take place in Rome on the 23rd of February in the premises of the Ministry of Agriculture. Again, the event is open to anyone wishing to attend and will take place in a hybrid format, both online and in-person.

💻To take part at the final conference online: register here

📔 Read the agenda of the final conference here

 

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Libya

ALDA’s engagement in Libya: decentralisation, trainings and women empowerment

Libya

ALDA has been active in Libya since the start of the Nicosia initiative, that the Association has closely followed and in the framework of which its work is ascribed. This engagement takes place through various forms of actions, including technical assistance and research, and is now managing activities with a direct impact on the population. In particular, ALDA is engaged in two projects on women empowerment and capacity building for local authorities.

The first project, called “Dialogues et échanges autours de la place de la femme au sein de la société civile en Libye” (Dialogues and exchanges around the place of women in the Libyan civil society), is a part of the FAIR II initiative. The latter is managed by REF – Réseau Euromed France and funded by Agence Française de Développement (AFD). ALDA, in partnership with ASODH, a French NGO active in Libya, is at the lead of the project.

This project comprises two main activities: the first one consists in psycho-social coaching of 50 women and recreational needs of around 100 children (DPIs, war violence…) in Tarhouna. This activity was accomplished by the local NGO Fatima Zohra and included conferences on mental health, training sessions on crisis response for women and economic empowerment for girls, as well as recreational activities through drawings and games for children. The second activity is a webinar entitled “Être femme entre Libye et Tunisie: partageons les défis!” which was organized on 17' February. The webinar had 6 speakers from Libyan and Tunisian civil society and local authorities, sharing their journeys, obstacles, and keys to success for women’s empowerment.


In Libya, ALDA is engaged in two projects: on women empowerment and capacity building for local authorities


The second project, “REBUILD – Research and Education Building Urban Institutions for Local Development“, is funded by the European Commission (DG DEVCO). The main focus of the project is to strengthen local public services in Libya through a permanent training mechanism delivered by Libyan universities to Libyan municipalities. This project is directed by the “Provincia Autonoma di Trento” (Autonomous Province of Trento) – Italy – together with “Centro di Cooperazione Internazionale” (Centre for International Cooperation) and 10 Libyan Municipalities.

In the framework of this project, ALDA is a subcontractor and is designing and delivering a training module to 10 Libyan universities which will train 10 Libyan local authorities. ALDA’s module will be held both online and in-person in September 2022. For this project, ALDA will also contribute to build a “Community of practices” on territorial sustainable development.

What ALDA works towards, concerning the Libyan context, is part of its  Middle East & Africa and global strategy: it advocate for stable institutions, decentralisation, and capable local governments that fully involve citizens and civil society in decision-making processes, as well as women empowerment. With these projects, ALDA really hopes to give its sound contribution to these aims, and it is looking forward to further support new initiatives in the country.

 

Read the article on the role of CSO-LA collaboration in the framework of the decentralisation process in Libya.


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"Laboratorio Pratico di Europrogettazione" con Hangar Teatri - Trieste

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Con grande entusiasmo ALDA+ sta organizzando, con Hangar Teatri, un nuovo "Laboratorio Pratico di Europrogettazione"

Considerando le competenze e conoscenze, acquisite nel corso della ventennale esperienza di ALDA, i formatori professionisti dell'Associazione saranno a Trieste (Italia), per tenere il laboratorio pratico il venerdì 11 e sabato 12 marzo 2022, dalle 09:00 alle 17:00 e la domenica 13 marzo 2022, dalle 09:00 alle 13:00.

Tra i temi trattati:

  • Identificare le opportunità di finanziamento europeo di interesse
  • Elaborare una proposta di progetto logica e coerente
  • Redigere un budget di successo
  • Gestire un progetto dal punto di vista finanziario e amministrativo
  • Capire quali elementi sono necessari per coordinare in modo ottimale un partenariato internazionale
  • Capire come comunicare con gli attori coinvolti nel progetto e come diffondere efficacemente le attività svolte


Gli esperti di ALDA+ saranno a Trieste per il "Laboratorio Pratico di Europrogettazione"


Grazie al Logical Framework Approach, i partecipanti acquisiranno conoscenze sia teoriche che pratiche. Questa metodologia guiderà i partecipanti su come evitare gli errori più comuni relativi alla gestione del ciclo del progetto - sia che si tratti di sapere come identificare e rispondere ai problemi e ai bisogni reali, sia per quanto riguarda la logica che dovrebbe guidare ogni progetto.

 

Informazioni Pratiche

AGENDA E REGISTRAZIONE

  • Per partecipare mandare una lettere di motivazione a: info@hangarteatri.com
  • Registrazioni aperte fino alle ore 12.00 di sabato 5 marzo 2022

 

COSTI:

  • Costo di 400 euro (tessera socio esclusa. Tesseramento 10 euro)
  • Entro il 21 febbraio costo d'iscrizione 339 euro (tessera socio esclusa. Tesseramento 10 euro)

 

CERTIFICATO DI PARTECIPAZIONE

  • Alla fine del corso verrà consegnato un attestato di partecipazione rilasciato da ALDA, partner strategico della Commissione Europea e del Consiglio d'Europa

 

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