Tre giorni di formazione in progettazione europea a Pescara

Nuova tappa per il nostro Laboratorio pratico di Euro-progettazione! Questa volta la meta è la città di Pescara, che ci ospiterà per una formazione intensiva di tre giorni.

Dal 28 al 30 novembre la nostra collega e trainer esperta Anna Ditta si troverà dunque a Pescara dove, in collaborazione con il nostro socio “Polis Vestina”, terrà un corso dall’impronta pratica e altamente professionalizzante, con un focus specifico sul programma “Europa Creativa”.

Europa Creativa è il programma europeo a sostegno dei settori culturali e creativi per facilitare l’accesso ad opportunità di crescita e di apertura a livello nazionale ed internazionale.
La formula intensiva del laboratorio pratico di euro-progettazione mira a fornire strumenti operativi concreti e di alto profilo per la stesura, la presentazione e la gestione di progetti finanziati dalla Commissione Europea, in risposta a bandi specifici, alla luce della programmazione 2014-2020, e soprattutto presentando le linee prioritarie per il periodo di programma 2021-2027.
Un viaggio completo ed interattivo per esplorare tutte le fasi di gestione di un progetto europeo!
Le lezioni si svolgeranno presso l’Hotel Carlton (Viale della Riviera 35, Pescara), dalle ore 9:00 alle ore 13:00, e il pomeriggio dalle ore 14:30 alle 17:30.
Il corso ha un costo totale di 750 euro (iva inclusa) ed offre a categorie specifiche la possibiltà di godere di riduzioni particolari.
L’iscrizione alla quota ridotta di 620 euro (iva inclusa) è disponibile per tutti coloro che si iscriveranno entro il 17 novembre e per le seguenti fasce di pubblico:
– I giovani fino ai 26 anni
– I soci ALDA – Associazione Europea per la Democrazia Locale (www.alda-europe.eu)
– Futuri soci ALDA
– Individui appartenenti ad Ordini Professionali
– I dipendenti di Amministrazioni Pubbliche
Per tutti coloro che desiderano pernottare presso l’Hotel, gli iscritti al corso godranno di tariffe agevolate sul costo delle stanze.
Registratevi attraverso il FORM ONLINE e versate l’acconto per riservare il vostro posto!

Nuova tappa per il nostro Laboratorio pratico di Euro-progettazione! Questa volta la meta è la città di Pescara, che ci ospiterà per una formazione intensiva di tre giorni.

Dal 28 al 30 novembre la nostra collega e trainer esperta Anna Ditta si troverà dunque a Pescara dove, in collaborazione con il nostro socio “Polis Vestina”, terrà un corso dall’impronta pratica e altamente professionalizzante, con un focus specifico sul programma “Europa Creativa”.

Europa Creativa è il programma europeo a sostegno dei settori culturali e creativi per facilitare l’accesso ad opportunità di crescita e di apertura a livello nazionale ed internazionale.
La formula intensiva del laboratorio pratico di euro-progettazione mira a fornire strumenti operativi concreti e di alto profilo per la stesura, la presentazione e la gestione di progetti finanziati dalla Commissione Europea, in risposta a bandi specifici, alla luce della programmazione 2014-2020, e soprattutto presentando le linee prioritarie per il periodo di programma 2021-2027.
Un viaggio completo ed interattivo per esplorare tutte le fasi di gestione di un progetto europeo!
Le lezioni si svolgeranno presso l’Hotel Carlton (Viale della Riviera 35, Pescara), dalle ore 9:00 alle ore 13:00, e il pomeriggio dalle ore 14:30 alle 17:30.
Il corso ha un costo totale di 750 euro (iva inclusa) ed offre a categorie specifiche la possibiltà di godere di riduzioni particolari.
L’iscrizione alla quota ridotta di 620 euro (iva inclusa) è disponibile per tutti coloro che si iscriveranno entro il 17 novembre e per le seguenti fasce di pubblico:
– I giovani fino ai 26 anni
– I soci ALDA – Associazione Europea per la Democrazia Locale (www.alda-europe.eu)
– Futuri soci ALDA
– Individui appartenenti ad Ordini Professionali
– I dipendenti di Amministrazioni Pubbliche
Per tutti coloro che desiderano pernottare presso l’Hotel, gli iscritti al corso godranno di tariffe agevolate sul costo delle stanze.
Registratevi attraverso il FORM ONLINE e versate l’acconto per riservare il vostro posto!


Rethinking the cooperation between local authorities and civil society” in Skopje

The International Forum “Partnership as key for Local Democracy – Rethinking the cooperation between local authorities and civil society” organised by The European association for local democracy – ALDA Skopje will take place on the 11th and 12th June 2019 at the Hotel “Best Western” in Skopje.
This international event will gather 60 participants representing local authorities, the civil society sector and international organisations from North Macedonia, the Balkans and EU. The Forum will be a unique opportunity to exchange best practices and rethink the cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
Four diverse and relevant panels on good practices are foreseen during the event on the topics of: effective partnership between civil society and local authorities; support to civil society organisations; new and traditional forms of citizen participation; and international cooperation of local partnerships. You may attend and follow information on the Facebook event dedicated to the Forum.
The Forum is organised in the framework of the project “Civil society organisations for making local democracy work” supported by the European Union and the Central European Initiative (CEI).

The International Forum “Partnership as key for Local Democracy – Rethinking the cooperation between local authorities and civil society” organised by The European association for local democracy – ALDA Skopje will take place on the 11th and 12th June 2019 at the Hotel “Best Western” in Skopje.
This international event will gather 60 participants representing local authorities, the civil society sector and international organisations from North Macedonia, the Balkans and EU. The Forum will be a unique opportunity to exchange best practices and rethink the cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
Four diverse and relevant panels on good practices are foreseen during the event on the topics of: effective partnership between civil society and local authorities; support to civil society organisations; new and traditional forms of citizen participation; and international cooperation of local partnerships. You may attend and follow information on the Facebook event dedicated to the Forum.
The Forum is organised in the framework of the project “Civil society organisations for making local democracy work” supported by the European Union and the Central European Initiative (CEI).


2018 kicks off with a record - 14 operational Local Democracy Agencies

For the first time in the history of ALDA and Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs), our Governing Board approved the yearly programme, including a record-breaking network of 14 LDAs full steam ahead. This is the result of the incredible work carried out in the past years, as well as of the commitment of 100 LDAs partners. ALDA is also working with three Operational Partners – former LDAs – in Croatia.
The Local Democracy Agencies are a unique feature of ALDA, and a concrete example of decentralised cooperation. Decentralised cooperation means partners in Europe and in cooperation countries work together, and in our case this translated into the implementation of hundreds of programmes supporting good local governance and creating inclusive, successful communities. 2018 will be the most challenging year for ALDA to manage and empowering the network of LDAs, now covering all the Balkans (enlargement countries), the Eastern Partnership, and a relevant part of the Southern Neighbourhood. ALDA and the LDAs are more than ever a powerful instrument to promote local democracy and to support our value-based approach.
Local Democracy Agencies are supported by ALDA and their partners, and receive financial support from various donors, in particular the European Commission. They are also part of the programmes and activities of the Council of Europe and its Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
“This is a great achievement for ALDA, and also a big responsibility that we are happy to bear together with our members and partners in Europe and beyond” stated the President of ALDA Oriano Otočan during the meeting of the Governing Board, hosted by the Council of Europe on 2 February 2018.

For the first time in the history of ALDA and Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs), our Governing Board approved the yearly programme, including a record-breaking network of 14 LDAs full steam ahead. This is the result of the incredible work carried out in the past years, as well as of the commitment of 100 LDAs partners. ALDA is also working with three Operational Partners – former LDAs – in Croatia.
The Local Democracy Agencies are a unique feature of ALDA, and a concrete example of decentralised cooperation. Decentralised cooperation means partners in Europe and in cooperation countries work together, and in our case this translated into the implementation of hundreds of programmes supporting good local governance and creating inclusive, successful communities. 2018 will be the most challenging year for ALDA to manage and empowering the network of LDAs, now covering all the Balkans (enlargement countries), the Eastern Partnership, and a relevant part of the Southern Neighbourhood. ALDA and the LDAs are more than ever a powerful instrument to promote local democracy and to support our value-based approach.
Local Democracy Agencies are supported by ALDA and their partners, and receive financial support from various donors, in particular the European Commission. They are also part of the programmes and activities of the Council of Europe and its Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
“This is a great achievement for ALDA, and also a big responsibility that we are happy to bear together with our members and partners in Europe and beyond” stated the President of ALDA Oriano Otočan during the meeting of the Governing Board, hosted by the Council of Europe on 2 February 2018.


The implementation of civic initiatives at the local level: the experience of Belarus

This year is particularly significant for ALDA, marking 10 years of activities in Belarus. On this occasion, the successful cases of the 10-year cooperation between ALDA and the local organization Lev Sapieha Foundation have been collected in a publication.
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The publication has been presented on the occasion of the last days of activities of the EU-funded project TANDEM III – Cooperation for citizen participation and community development in Belarus – jointly implemented by ALDA and Lev Sapieha Foundation, and completed on 30 June 2017. This project was very fruitful and its completion marked a very important step in the cooperation between ALDA and NGO Lev Sapieha Foundation in Belarus.
The publication provides an overview on the results of the joint project activities carried out over the last 10 years by ALDA and the Lev Sapieha Foundation in the framework of their cooperation in the field of local self-government and civic participation at the local level in the Republic of Belarus.
It includes examples of best practices of citizens’ participation in addressing local issues and citizens’ interaction with local authorities, and describes the issues of motivation and cooperation at the local level among various groups of society and ways of development of public dialogue in Belarus.
Numerous are the other joint activities and projects implemented by ALDA and Lev Sapieha Foundation in Belarus, whose stories and best practices are also collected in the book. Among them: REACT, ACSOBE, TANDEM I, TANDEM II, SPREAD, and SPREAD II.
With a varied public audience and a wide range of readers – among others, activists of public associations and civic initiatives, deputies of local councils and civil servants of local government, teachers of public disciplines and students, the publication is also addressed to all those who are interested in problems of local government and civic participation at the local level.

This year is particularly significant for ALDA, marking 10 years of activities in Belarus. On this occasion, the successful cases of the 10-year cooperation between ALDA and the local organization Lev Sapieha Foundation have been collected in a publication.
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The publication has been presented on the occasion of the last days of activities of the EU-funded project TANDEM III – Cooperation for citizen participation and community development in Belarus – jointly implemented by ALDA and Lev Sapieha Foundation, and completed on 30 June 2017. This project was very fruitful and its completion marked a very important step in the cooperation between ALDA and NGO Lev Sapieha Foundation in Belarus.
The publication provides an overview on the results of the joint project activities carried out over the last 10 years by ALDA and the Lev Sapieha Foundation in the framework of their cooperation in the field of local self-government and civic participation at the local level in the Republic of Belarus.
It includes examples of best practices of citizens’ participation in addressing local issues and citizens’ interaction with local authorities, and describes the issues of motivation and cooperation at the local level among various groups of society and ways of development of public dialogue in Belarus.
Numerous are the other joint activities and projects implemented by ALDA and Lev Sapieha Foundation in Belarus, whose stories and best practices are also collected in the book. Among them: REACT, ACSOBE, TANDEM I, TANDEM II, SPREAD, and SPREAD II.
With a varied public audience and a wide range of readers – among others, activists of public associations and civic initiatives, deputies of local councils and civil servants of local government, teachers of public disciplines and students, the publication is also addressed to all those who are interested in problems of local government and civic participation at the local level.


The opening of the LDA in Kairouan in Tunisia: a historic event for ALDA

The opening of the Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan in Tunisia, the first in Africa, is a historic event for ALDA. On the one hand, it embodies the will to pursue the values ​​that lie at the heart of Europe on the African continent, and on the other, the natural continuation of our activity in the Mediterranean countries.

The choice of Tunisia was certainly not casual: in the country, after the Tunisian Revolution (also called “Jasmine Revolution”), huge gigantic steps were taken to establish efficient democratic institutions, regular elections that renewed Parliament, which approved a new Constitution that enshrined fundamental values ​​in the field of civil rights, equal opportunities and respect for minorities.
That is why Tunisia has been the subject of terrorist attacks, however, it has not undermined the will to affirm democratic rights. And as Europe has not been insensitive to this process of extending democratic rights, by intervening with significant financial efforts in favor of Tunisia, ALDA, which is fully recognized in the action taken by the Council of Europe, wanted to play his part in this direction. It was not an easy and quiet walk. Work, analysis, meetings have lasted for several months. But in the end we did.
I can not forget the valuable contribution of Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, Anne-Laure Joedicke, Mediterranean Area Manager, ALDA staff, Kairouan local administrators, Tunisian civil society, Moncef Ben Slimane and Lam Echlm European partners who joined the Agency. But the opening of this LDA is undoubtedly an event that rewards the work of all the ALDA Board of Directors, Francesco Zarzana, present at the opening, President Oriano Otocan, Mohamed Shali, who supported and promoted this important milestone.
Now it’s about working. We will do so, convinced that Mediterranean Africa can be fertile ground for our business, as demonstrated by the interests already expressed in Morocco and Algeria for further expansion of our membership network.
Alessandro Perelli
Vice President ALDA
Coordinator of the Mediterranean Working Group

The opening of the Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan in Tunisia, the first in Africa, is a historic event for ALDA. On the one hand, it embodies the will to pursue the values ​​that lie at the heart of Europe on the African continent, and on the other, the natural continuation of our activity in the Mediterranean countries.

The choice of Tunisia was certainly not casual: in the country, after the Tunisian Revolution (also called “Jasmine Revolution”), huge gigantic steps were taken to establish efficient democratic institutions, regular elections that renewed Parliament, which approved a new Constitution that enshrined fundamental values ​​in the field of civil rights, equal opportunities and respect for minorities.
That is why Tunisia has been the subject of terrorist attacks, however, it has not undermined the will to affirm democratic rights. And as Europe has not been insensitive to this process of extending democratic rights, by intervening with significant financial efforts in favor of Tunisia, ALDA, which is fully recognized in the action taken by the Council of Europe, wanted to play his part in this direction. It was not an easy and quiet walk. Work, analysis, meetings have lasted for several months. But in the end we did.
I can not forget the valuable contribution of Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, Anne-Laure Joedicke, Mediterranean Area Manager, ALDA staff, Kairouan local administrators, Tunisian civil society, Moncef Ben Slimane and Lam Echlm European partners who joined the Agency. But the opening of this LDA is undoubtedly an event that rewards the work of all the ALDA Board of Directors, Francesco Zarzana, present at the opening, President Oriano Otocan, Mohamed Shali, who supported and promoted this important milestone.
Now it’s about working. We will do so, convinced that Mediterranean Africa can be fertile ground for our business, as demonstrated by the interests already expressed in Morocco and Algeria for further expansion of our membership network.
Alessandro Perelli
Vice President ALDA
Coordinator of the Mediterranean Working Group


2017 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize - Call for nominations

The Prize is awarded by the Parlimentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Václav Havel Library, the Charta 77 Foundation and the Goverment of the Chech Rupublic to those who commit their lives fighting for human rights in the world.

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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should have made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been instrumental in uncovering large scale systemic violations, or have successfully mobilised public opinion or the international community for a cause.

“The protection of human rights is an eternal combat, in which human rights defenders will always strive to advance despite hardship and obstacles in their path. Their daily efforts and commitment to the common good deserve respect and recognition,” said PACE President Agramunt.

The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded on 9 October 2017 in Strasbourg, consists of a sum of €60,000, a trophy and a diploma.

It was awarded successively to Ales Bialiatski (Belarus), Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan), Ludmilla Alexeeva. (Russian Federation), and last year to human rights activist Nadia Murad (Iraq), who has brought the plight of the Yazidi community, in particular the forced sexual enslavement and human trafficking of women and children captured by ISIS, to the forefront of international attention.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 April 2017. Nominations should be sent to the Parliamentary Assembly by e-mail to the following address: hrprize.pace@coe.int, using the form available on the Prize website. They should be signed by at least five sponsors and submitted in either English or French.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize website
Promotional video

For further information, please contact:

– PACE: Angela Garabagiu, tel. +33 3 90 21 45 20, angela.garabagiu@coe.int
– Václav Havel Library: Radka Prošková, tel. +420 222 220 112, radka.proskova@vaclavhavel-library.org 
– Charta 77 Foundation: Julie Ruzickova, tel. +420 702 001 962, Julie.Ruzickova@bariery.cz

The Prize is awarded by the Parlimentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Václav Havel Library, the Charta 77 Foundation and the Goverment of the Chech Rupublic to those who commit their lives fighting for human rights in the world.

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Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should have made a real difference to the human rights situation of a given group, been instrumental in uncovering large scale systemic violations, or have successfully mobilised public opinion or the international community for a cause.

“The protection of human rights is an eternal combat, in which human rights defenders will always strive to advance despite hardship and obstacles in their path. Their daily efforts and commitment to the common good deserve respect and recognition,” said PACE President Agramunt.

The Václav Havel Human Rights Prize, which will be awarded on 9 October 2017 in Strasbourg, consists of a sum of €60,000, a trophy and a diploma.

It was awarded successively to Ales Bialiatski (Belarus), Anar Mammadli (Azerbaijan), Ludmilla Alexeeva. (Russian Federation), and last year to human rights activist Nadia Murad (Iraq), who has brought the plight of the Yazidi community, in particular the forced sexual enslavement and human trafficking of women and children captured by ISIS, to the forefront of international attention.

The deadline for submitting nominations is 30 April 2017. Nominations should be sent to the Parliamentary Assembly by e-mail to the following address: hrprize.pace@coe.int, using the form available on the Prize website. They should be signed by at least five sponsors and submitted in either English or French.

Václav Havel Human Rights Prize website
Promotional video

For further information, please contact:

– PACE: Angela Garabagiu, tel. +33 3 90 21 45 20, angela.garabagiu@coe.int
– Václav Havel Library: Radka Prošková, tel. +420 222 220 112, radka.proskova@vaclavhavel-library.org 
– Charta 77 Foundation: Julie Ruzickova, tel. +420 702 001 962, Julie.Ruzickova@bariery.cz


Participate in the Summer University on European Citizenship organised by ECIT!

ALDA’s member ECIT – European Citizens’ rights, Involvement and Trust – is organising a Summer University on European Citizenship to be held from 29 to 31 August at the “Maison des Associations Internationales” in Brussels.

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It is the first event in Brussels in the aftermath of Brexit bringing together people from different backgrounds – students, academics, activists and policy makers – to discuss the impact of Brexit on citizens’ rights and European citizenship.

The 3-day event has a double objective: to act now by bringing together researchers, civil society representatives and officials involved with the study and defence of European citizens’ rights to free movement and EU fundamental rights and values and to think laterally about lessons to be learned from these crises for the future so that in the medium-term European citizenship can be pieced together and reconfigured.

The programme includes interesting speakers and the Summer University is also attracting participants working on projects and research related to European citizenship. About 75 participants are expected at this year’s event which will take the form of a dialogue among the three main protagonists of European citizenship: civil society representatives, academics and public authorities. Over 200 people are expected for the public debate in the evening: students as well as local and European citizens. ALDA will be represented by Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme.

 

Link utili:

For more information, please refer to the documents below:

ALDA’s member ECIT – European Citizens’ rights, Involvement and Trust – is organising a Summer University on European Citizenship to be held from 29 to 31 August at the “Maison des Associations Internationales” in Brussels.

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It is the first event in Brussels in the aftermath of Brexit bringing together people from different backgrounds – students, academics, activists and policy makers – to discuss the impact of Brexit on citizens’ rights and European citizenship.

The 3-day event has a double objective: to act now by bringing together researchers, civil society representatives and officials involved with the study and defence of European citizens’ rights to free movement and EU fundamental rights and values and to think laterally about lessons to be learned from these crises for the future so that in the medium-term European citizenship can be pieced together and reconfigured.

The programme includes interesting speakers and the Summer University is also attracting participants working on projects and research related to European citizenship. About 75 participants are expected at this year’s event which will take the form of a dialogue among the three main protagonists of European citizenship: civil society representatives, academics and public authorities. Over 200 people are expected for the public debate in the evening: students as well as local and European citizens. ALDA will be represented by Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme.

 

Link utili:

For more information, please refer to the documents below:


Be part of the General Assembly of ALDA and related events: 12-13 May, Paris

ALDA is glad to announce that its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly 2016 will be held on 12 May 2016 in Paris, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at “La Convention”.

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The General Assembly is an important appointment for the whole network of ALDA, and this year, it will also elect the new Governing Board of the Association, which will guide ALDA’s activities for the next four years.
On the occasion of the General Assembly, we are happy to invite you to the International Conference focused on “Capitalization of the European Year for Development – Strengthening decentralised cooperation and the community approach” and to the official launch of the Decentralised Cooperation Programme France-Balkans, taking place on 12-13 May.
The events are organised by ALDA and supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other partners of the event are AFCCRE, UNDP Art, the Congress of the Council of Europe, the Programme “Europe for Citizens”, and the LADDER Community.For any further information you may contact our Secretariat by sending an email to Ms Giulia Mezzalira giulia.mezzalira@aldaintranet.org or by calling at the number +39 0444 540 146

ALDA is glad to announce that its Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assembly 2016 will be held on 12 May 2016 in Paris, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at “La Convention”.

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The General Assembly is an important appointment for the whole network of ALDA, and this year, it will also elect the new Governing Board of the Association, which will guide ALDA’s activities for the next four years.
On the occasion of the General Assembly, we are happy to invite you to the International Conference focused on “Capitalization of the European Year for Development – Strengthening decentralised cooperation and the community approach” and to the official launch of the Decentralised Cooperation Programme France-Balkans, taking place on 12-13 May.
The events are organised by ALDA and supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Other partners of the event are AFCCRE, UNDP Art, the Congress of the Council of Europe, the Programme “Europe for Citizens”, and the LADDER Community.For any further information you may contact our Secretariat by sending an email to Ms Giulia Mezzalira giulia.mezzalira@aldaintranet.org or by calling at the number +39 0444 540 146


Online course for Local Authorities launched by the EaP Minority Network

On 1st December 2015 Eastern Partnership Minorities Network presented one of its activities addressing local authorities and public servants in the Eastern Partnership countries: an online course on local self-government and minority rights.

The official launch and presentation of the course took place during the conference “Role of Municipalities in Promotion of Development Education and Awareness Raisining”, organised in Tbilisi (Georgia), in the framework of the Special Initiative of project LADDER in the Eastern Partnership. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, was the expert who drafted and presented the course during the conference.

The EaPMN online course is designed to raise local authorities’ awareness on citizens, civil society and minorities’ involvement at the local level. It gives step-by-step guidance on methods to improve participation and governance at local level and introduces pragmatic and practical hints for problems faced by local authorities in the Eastern Partnership region. The course also gives international and European examples of minority participation and provides possible partnership and useful contacts for participants at the end of the course.

The online course can be completed in Russian and English languages and it lasts  6 weeks. Interested participants, representing self-governments from Eastern Partnership countries, can apply to the course by sending their applications to the following email address: shorena.kobaidze@mrgmail.org

Link utili:

EaP Minorities Network website 

On 1st December 2015 Eastern Partnership Minorities Network presented one of its activities addressing local authorities and public servants in the Eastern Partnership countries: an online course on local self-government and minority rights.

The official launch and presentation of the course took place during the conference “Role of Municipalities in Promotion of Development Education and Awareness Raisining”, organised in Tbilisi (Georgia), in the framework of the Special Initiative of project LADDER in the Eastern Partnership. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, was the expert who drafted and presented the course during the conference.

The EaPMN online course is designed to raise local authorities’ awareness on citizens, civil society and minorities’ involvement at the local level. It gives step-by-step guidance on methods to improve participation and governance at local level and introduces pragmatic and practical hints for problems faced by local authorities in the Eastern Partnership region. The course also gives international and European examples of minority participation and provides possible partnership and useful contacts for participants at the end of the course.

The online course can be completed in Russian and English languages and it lasts  6 weeks. Interested participants, representing self-governments from Eastern Partnership countries, can apply to the course by sending their applications to the following email address: shorena.kobaidze@mrgmail.org

Link utili:

EaP Minorities Network website 


Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation and Dialogue: GET INFORMED!

Since the creation of the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation in 2015, the Network has implemented numerous youth activities, exchanges and initiatives. Moreover, the Platform became a right place for information sharing on all questions related to youth participation in the Balkans! Jump in the game and get informed through our website, Newsletter and Facebook page!

Our new youth-friendly website is rich with information on current youth initiatives, links to recent calls, programs, publications and other relevant information concerning youth. The web site strives to bring the readers closer to the platform but it also represents a channel of communication for young people who want to write on youth issues.

In order to get all this engaging information first hand, subscribe to our Newsletter and get to know the team and communities behind the Balkan youth platform. This newsletter is written and designed by the youth workers that act within the Platform, being published with credits to LDA partners in the project.

Finally, our Facebook will get you closer to instant information on our daily activities and will keep you updated on interesting youth opportunities on daily bases. Making our Facebook page a frequent topic on your news feed will keep you informed with the latest possibilities all over Europe.

The Balkan Platform for Youth Participation is coordinated by ALDA, together with 8 LDAs from 5 Balkan countries: Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. The Platform regroups our work on empowering youth and influencing youth policies dialogue on local level. The project is funded by EC under the IPA Civil Society Facility programme 2014.

Since the creation of the Balkan Regional Platform for Youth Participation in 2015, the Network has implemented numerous youth activities, exchanges and initiatives. Moreover, the Platform became a right place for information sharing on all questions related to youth participation in the Balkans! Jump in the game and get informed through our website, Newsletter and Facebook page!

Our new youth-friendly website is rich with information on current youth initiatives, links to recent calls, programs, publications and other relevant information concerning youth. The web site strives to bring the readers closer to the platform but it also represents a channel of communication for young people who want to write on youth issues.

In order to get all this engaging information first hand, subscribe to our Newsletter and get to know the team and communities behind the Balkan youth platform. This newsletter is written and designed by the youth workers that act within the Platform, being published with credits to LDA partners in the project.

Finally, our Facebook will get you closer to instant information on our daily activities and will keep you updated on interesting youth opportunities on daily bases. Making our Facebook page a frequent topic on your news feed will keep you informed with the latest possibilities all over Europe.

The Balkan Platform for Youth Participation is coordinated by ALDA, together with 8 LDAs from 5 Balkan countries: Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. The Platform regroups our work on empowering youth and influencing youth policies dialogue on local level. The project is funded by EC under the IPA Civil Society Facility programme 2014.