ALDA was invited last 16 February in Paris by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to contribute to the coordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week 2015. The event called the most active cities and associations that demonstrated strong commitment to promote citizen participation at local level. It was also an occasion to share good practices between the participants and foster knowledge on local democracy.

ALDA was represented by Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme, who showcased ALDA’s contribution to the last year’s ELDW edition focused on the topic “Active Citizenship: voting, sharing, participating”. Participants were pleased to hear about ALDA’s publication “Citizen Participation in Local Decision Making – Case studies in the framework of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)”.

The publication collects the main good practices promoting participatory democracy at local level and will be distributed in 400 copies in Russian in Belarus, as a tool to further foster citizen participation in the country. The objective of the publication is twofold: to give an overview and transfer best practices on citizen participation and cooperation between LAs and CSOs in Belarus as well as to raise awareness on the ELDW initiative and open up possibilities for Belarusian municipalities and organisations to join the context.

ALDA also expressed its strong commitment to contribute to the 2015 ELDW edition by promoting the initiative within its network and inviting all members to take an active role in the Congress’ activity.

ALDA was invited last 16 February in Paris by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities to contribute to the coordination meeting of the European Local Democracy Week 2015. The event called the most active cities and associations that demonstrated strong commitment to promote citizen participation at local level. It was also an occasion to share good practices between the participants and foster knowledge on local democracy.

ALDA was represented by Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme, who showcased ALDA’s contribution to the last year’s ELDW edition focused on the topic “Active Citizenship: voting, sharing, participating”. Participants were pleased to hear about ALDA’s publication “Citizen Participation in Local Decision Making – Case studies in the framework of the European Local Democracy Week (ELDW)”.

The publication collects the main good practices promoting participatory democracy at local level and will be distributed in 400 copies in Russian in Belarus, as a tool to further foster citizen participation in the country. The objective of the publication is twofold: to give an overview and transfer best practices on citizen participation and cooperation between LAs and CSOs in Belarus as well as to raise awareness on the ELDW initiative and open up possibilities for Belarusian municipalities and organisations to join the context.

ALDA also expressed its strong commitment to contribute to the 2015 ELDW edition by promoting the initiative within its network and inviting all members to take an active role in the Congress’ activity.