Eastern Partnership, Russia & Central Asia

Contesto

Under ALDA’s umbrella, local and regional authorities and Local Democracy Agencies from the Eastern Partnership countries find favorable conditions to work together and in partnership with other European regions, municipalities and Civil Society Organisations to support the improvement of the social and economic situation in local communities, especially rural areas, and make them more inclusive, fair and sustainable places to live in.

Indeed, a properly developed participatory democracy definitely enhances standards of living and plays a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, Eastern Partnership countries have a pool of best practices and opportunities for valuable exchanges on participatory tools and local management for local authorities, representing a valuable and mutual added value in the international decentralised cooperation field.

Countries

Agenzie della Democrazia Locale

Soci

Obiettivi

ALDA’s action in the Eastern Partnership area, in Russia and Central Asia aims to promote local democracy as the key process to achieve sustainable local development. At the same time, we expect ALDA and its regional Local Democracy Agencies to be unanimously recognized as the most active and professional stakeholders to bring forward the above-mentioned processes and values in the region and beyond.

In order to achieve such a long-term goal, ALDA is targeting the following short-term objectives:

  • Act as a vibrant CSO actor in the region by actively engaging in different policy and social processes;
  • Extend the network of Members and Local Democracy Agencies in the Eastern Partnership Countries and beyond;
  • Increase the number of projects implemented in the region that contributes to local development through local democracy process;
  • Focus our activities on the respect of the rule of law and transparency, freedom of expression and media freedom;
  • Encourage a stronger and structural cooperation with European communities and authorities paving the way to a sustainable and inclusive international communities, laying on intercultural exchanges and cultural heritage enhancement.

Aree d'azione

  • Promote and support democracy in all of its dimensions: with free and fair elections;
  • Fair, transparent, inclusive and prepared institutions;
  • Inform, prepare and engage citizens;
  • Decentralisation process and subsidiarity in governance
  • Participatory governance engaging elected representatives, civil servants and citizens;
  • Stronger and deeper value-based association with the countries of the eastern and southern neighborhoods of the European Union;
  • Inclusive communities respectful of human rights and minorities;
  • Synergy between democracy and development;
  • Development of independent and free medias and freedom of information;
  • Respect of rule of law and free elections.

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Regional strategies

Durante i suoi primi 20 anni, ALDA ha sviluppato e affinato strategie specifiche e mirate per raggiungere la sua missione nelle diverse regioni del mondo. Infatti, è fondamentale essere consapevoli che ogni area ha un proprio insieme di caratteristiche peculiari, essendo il risultato di processi storici, economici e sociali, richiedendo così un certo approccio.
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