The international meeting of the partners in the cooperation between France and the Balkans was held on 16 and 17 March 2018 in Dijon. This event brought together more than 100 people: representatives of local authorities from France and the countries of the Western Balkans, associative representatives but also young people engaged in exchanges and cooperation between the two territories.

On this occasion, the numerous projects and initiatives of the ALDA carried out within the framework of the France – Balkan partnership in areas such as cooperation, culture and solidarity have been highlighted.

The actions to strengthen the links between the two territories and its importance were underlined by taking the example of the cooperation between Normandy and Macedonia: a 10 year cooperation, with nearly 50 established partnerships, a joint funding slide, and different topics.

The Vice-president of ALDA and Head of the Department of International Cooperation and EU projects in Herzeg-Novi Municipality, Mrs Branka Mracevic, emphasized the contribution of ALDA to the development of the links between France and the Balkans and highlighted the role of international organizations and their networks.

The youth aspect and participation of young people in this cooperation was presented by Mr Bozina Stesevic through the experience of the Balkan Regional Platform for youth participation and dialogue during the discussion workshops on the future of youngsters.

Ms Katica Janeva, director of the ALDA office in Skopje, moderated the various sessions and debates at the meeting.

 

The recommendations from this conference included the contribution of external action and community development, the mobility and the inclusion of young people.

The international meeting was organized with the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs on the initiative of the AFCCRE and at the invitation of the city of Dijon in the framework of the programme for decentralized cooperation France-Balkans led by the Association of Country of Vichy-Auvergne and coordinated by ALDA.

The network of ALDA contributed to the implementation of the event.

The international meeting of the partners in the cooperation between France and the Balkans was held on 16 and 17 March 2018 in Dijon. This event brought together more than 100 people: representatives of local authorities from France and the countries of the Western Balkans, associative representatives but also young people engaged in exchanges and cooperation between the two territories.

On this occasion, the numerous projects and initiatives of the ALDA carried out within the framework of the France – Balkan partnership in areas such as cooperation, culture and solidarity have been highlighted.

The actions to strengthen the links between the two territories and its importance were underlined by taking the example of the cooperation between Normandy and Macedonia: a 10 year cooperation, with nearly 50 established partnerships, a joint funding slide, and different topics.

The Vice-president of ALDA and Head of the Department of International Cooperation and EU projects in Herzeg-Novi Municipality, Mrs Branka Mracevic, emphasized the contribution of ALDA to the development of the links between France and the Balkans and highlighted the role of international organizations and their networks.

The youth aspect and participation of young people in this cooperation was presented by Mr Bozina Stesevic through the experience of the Balkan Regional Platform for youth participation and dialogue during the discussion workshops on the future of youngsters.

Ms Katica Janeva, director of the ALDA office in Skopje, moderated the various sessions and debates at the meeting.

 

The recommendations from this conference included the contribution of external action and community development, the mobility and the inclusion of young people.

The international meeting was organized with the support of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs on the initiative of the AFCCRE and at the invitation of the city of Dijon in the framework of the programme for decentralized cooperation France-Balkans led by the Association of Country of Vichy-Auvergne and coordinated by ALDA.

The network of ALDA contributed to the implementation of the event.