ALDA is very honoured to officially announce that Ms. Alina Tatarenko, Head of the Centre of Expertise for Good Governance, in Directorate General of Democracy of the Council of Europe (CoE), has been officially confirmed by the Council’s Secretary General as a member of ALDA Governing Board for the upcoming 4 years.
Being ALDA an emanation of the Council of Europe and in light of the committed and proactive approach she’s always proved during the past years, ALDA is truly pleased to continue working with Ms. Tatarenko for the promotion of democratic principles and citizen participation in Europe and beyond.
“I look forward to contributing to its work, to helping promote local democracy throughout Europe and beyond”
“Being a part of ALDA’s Governing Board is a great honour, and I look forward to contributing to its work, to helping promote local democracy throughout Europe and beyond” said Ms. Tatarenko following her re-appointment.
On the work within the Governing Board, and considering the current crisis, she believes that “the pandemic of course is a big challenge, but also an opportunity for the local authorities to build their resilience, to improve their services and governance, to engage civil society and to transition faster to using modern technology and teleworking. The Council of Europe’s Centre of Expertise for Good Governance has developed relevant toolkits to help addressing these issues, and we hope to work together with ALDA to encourage implementation of these modern tools. Specifically, this year,– continues Ms Alina Tatarenko – we will cooperate on the implementation of the ELoGE – European Label of Governance Excellence – which allows local authorities to evaluate their compliance with the 12 Principles of Good Democratic Governance, and to improve their performance accordingly. I believe that through projects like this, our organisations together can provide a valuable assistance to the local authorities who need it”.
ALDA is looking for to these four years, sure that its relation with CoE could only become stronger and even more strategical.