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LADDER: a great adventure is now starting

This was a very important and fruitful weekend for ALDA. A three-days event took place in Modena from Friday the 20th and Sunday the 22nd , within the framework of LADDER project, focused on the challenges related to the European Year of Development 2015, and the VIII edition of BukFestival, directed by Francesco Zarzana.


On Friday, all the partners and associates met during the wordcafé, to share ideas, expectations and experiences, and start all together the great adventure of LADDER project, which will see their collaboration and involvement for three years. it was the occasion for all the 26 partners and 20 associates to get to know each other better and learn to cooperate.

Yesterday, all participants took part to the first Steering Committee of the partners of the project "LADDER - Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness”, discussing about its main aspects and the role that partners and associates will have. Among the main discussant, Mr. Alessandro Perelli, vice-president of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Mr. Marco Boaria, Resource and Development Unit Coordinator, Mr. Nikos Gamouras, LADDER Project Manager, Mrs. Barbara Elia, Financial Officer, and Ms. Irene Zanetti, Communication Officer.

This morning, the meeting focused on the discussion of the geographic and thematic paths with the partners, and at BukFestival was also held the presentation of the publication “Citizens’ participation at the Local Level in Europe and the Neighbouring Countries”, edited by Antonella Valmorbida.

Useful links:

LADDER project

Publication “Citizens’ participation at the Local Level in Europe and the Neighbouring Countries”

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