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The EPIC International Networking Path took place in Zagreb (Croatia) the 9th and 10th November in hybrid-mode (in person and online).

The event aimed at promoting an exchange of ideas and favoring the emerging of joint policies and initiatives. The event saw EPIC partners meeting external stakeholders for a further exchange of newly-acquired knowledge and experiences. Local Authorities (LA) and NGOs were invited to participate in the “international networking paths”, giving a chance to LAs to interact with their counterparts and integrate additional knowledge. 

The main topics discussed were:

  • Experiences of the City of Sisak and its Community
  • Guidelines on how to develop the Pilot Project
  • Management and Financial

Between discussions, participants also had group sessions to work and brainstorm together.


This EPIC event was also an opportunity to connect and re-connect with partners after a long time


Amongst the key speakers there were ALDA Project Manager  Dolinda Cavallo; together with Janko Gredelj – Country Director at JRS Croatia and Marta Sisciarek– Director of the Immigrants support center Municipality of Gdansk. 

Participants also visited the city of Sisak, where they met with representatives of local institutions, such as:

  • Red Cross Sisak;
  • Civil Rights Project NGO;
  • Primary School: Braća Bobetko;
  • Centre of Culture of Dialogue;
  • Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing from Zagreb, as well as
  • Migrants from Sisak.

Last but not least, LDA Sisak, which is one of the 15 Local Democracy Agencies working together with ALDA, took part at at the meeting, 

Furthermore, attendees to this meeting visited apartments offered within the housing service program for migrants in Sisak, guided by the Representative of the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing.

This EPIC event was also an opportunity to connect and re-connect with partners after a long time, and ALDA colleagues also had the chance to meet again Paula Rauzan from LDA Sisak.

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