ALDA in Europe: 20 years of local democracy. Let’s discuss them on July 9th!

Lug 01, 2020

Good governance

In the framework of our ALDA 20th anniversary webinar series on the 4 main geographic areas of ALDA operation, on Thursday, July 9th at 2 pm CEST we will convene online with a focus on the European context.

In consideration of the impact that the Covid-19 state of emergency had and is still having on the rule of law and EU fundamental rights, the webinar will conduct a reflection on the current situation in Europe and for European democracy.

Alongside the introductory and conclusive speeches of ALDA President Oriano Otočan and ALDA Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, more specifically, Mattia de Grassi will describe the departing point of democracy in the post Covid-19 recovery-plan on behalf of EU Commission Vice-President Dubravka Suica.

The discussion will then be moderated by ALDA Head of Secretary General Office Francesco Pala and animated by a multi-stakeholder panel:

Gilles Pelayo (Head of Unit of the programme Europe for Citizens, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency – EACEA) will discuss the Europe for Citizens programme and its future in the next programming period; Giovanni Allegretti (planner and senior researcher at the Centre for Social Studies of the Coimbra University, Portugal) will bring his contribute on participatory budgeting and local democracy; and Assya Kavrakova (Executive Director – European Citizen Action Service – ECAS) will present the crucial role of digitalization in democracy.

Questions will be encouraged; registration is required, but free and open to everybody. The event will take place in English, with interpretation in Italian and French.

And register here:

Looking forward to seeing you there and discussing together what’s next for ALDA in Europe!