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Bet on EU: The Balkans and Europe Together

The Balkans and Europe Together: Opportunity for a New Experience towards Unification.


A new project promoting EU enlargement in the Western Balkan countries has been approved: BET on EU a two year co-operation and twinning gathering 19 partners from 12 EU MS and Western Balkan countries. In the series of ALDA successful applications within the Programme, this is the first time that ALDA member and the host city to LDA Subotica – city of Subotica,  Serbia won the project in Serbia in less than one year after joining the full membership of the Europe for Citizens Programme in 2013. The project is even more important considering that ALDA Head of Development Unit, Marco Boaria, delivered a training on how to prepare a successful application within another CBC Project – SNET.EU jointly managed by LDA Osijek and Subotica.

The project has 19 partners - 12 in the EU 28 and 7 in the Balkans – from 12 different countries: it aims at representing an unbiased platform for exchanging, reflecting, debating, networking and acting for the future of Europe, as ambassadors of the motto “United in diversity”. 

Lead Applicant: City of Subotica, Serbia

Main partners: ALDA, City of Osijek, Croatia, City of Ravenna, Italy

Duration: May 2014 –  April 2016

Partners: Municipality of Érd(HU), The Mountain Community Iezer Muscel Association (RO), International Platform for Citizen Participation (BG), Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (UBBSLA)(BG), Municipality of Knjazevac (SER), Municipality of Zavidovici (BIH), Wolverhampton City Council (UK), Municipality of Lecce(IT), Municipiul Odorheiu Secuiesc (RO), Municipality of Bijelo Polje (MNE), Municipality of Niksic (MNE), Municipality of Szeged (HU), Municipality of Aerodrom (MK), Municipality of Novo Mesto (SI), Municipality of Kumanovo(MK).


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