Promoting Active European Citizenship - ALDA at EMI’s Heads of Office meeting
On 2nd October, ALDA, represented by its Citizenship Programme Coordinator Aldo Xhani, participated at the Heads of Office meeting promoted by European Movement International (EMI). The event is an annual gathering of members that is focused on the sharing of ideas and exchange of best practices.
The meeting was an occasion to introduce the new Secretary General of EMI, Mr. Petros Fassoulas, to showcase the organisation’s action plan and priorities of action in the upcoming 6 months, in order to best link them to the initiatives of the members as well as to exchange views on the most pressing challenges facing Europe. A policy briefing session closed the event: participants debated over the topic “The rise of populist and Eurosceptic movements across Europe”, following the inputs of Ms Sophie Heine, Senior Research Fellow at EGMONT and Mr. Fabian Zuleeg, Head of Programme at European Policy Center.
ALDA contributed to the debate by exchanging with EMI’s members its main initiatives on the topic of refugee crisis and migration (the project RECRIRE and the research on legal migrants’ participation in community life at the local level represent the two pilot actions), unemployment and support to grass-roots initiatives promoting citizen participation.