Online course for Local Authorities launched by the EaP Minority Network
On 1st December 2015 Eastern Partnership Minorities Network presented one of its activities addressing local authorities and public servants in the Eastern Partnership countries: an online course on local self-government and minority rights.
The official launch and presentation of the course took place during the conference “Role of Municipalities in Promotion of Development Education and Awareness Raisining”, organised in Tbilisi (Georgia), in the framework of the Special Initiative of project LADDER in the Eastern Partnership. Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA, was the expert who drafted and presented the course during the conference.
The EaPMN online course is designed to raise local authorities’ awareness on citizens, civil society and minorities’ involvement at the local level. It gives step-by-step guidance on methods to improve participation and governance at local level and introduces pragmatic and practical hints for problems faced by local authorities in the Eastern Partnership region. The course also gives international and European examples of minority participation and provides possible partnership and useful contacts for participants at the end of the course.
The online course can be completed in Russian and English languages and it lasts 6 weeks. Interested participants, representing self-governments from Eastern Partnership countries, can apply to the course by sending their applications to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org