LDA Moldova in Cimișlia visit in Strasbourg
The Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Moldova in Cimișlia had the chance to visit Strasbourg-based stakeholders and the Office of ALDA on 28-29 March 2017, only a couple of weeks from its establishment.
This visit was a unique opportunity for the newly born LDA to create and expand its network of partners in Europe, obtain visibility and discuss with the President of Solidarity Water Europe Antonella Cagnolati on the on-going implementation and development of the Solidarity Water Europe in Moldova, with the purpose to improve access to drinking water and sanitation in rural areas with the involvement of the youth. Solidarity Water Europe is also the lead partner of the LDA Moldova in Cimișlia.
The meeting was attended by the mayor of Cimișlia Gheorghe Răileanu, Anaïs Cosco from ALDA, and the Chief Executive of the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM) Viorel Furdui, who discussed the role of LDA Moldova and CALM in the project and started planning a meeting between mayors from the Alsace region in France and mayors from the Republic of Moldova aimed to facilitate the dialogue and cooperation on the project and scheduled for the second half of 2017.
The visit came to its end with the participation of LDA Moldova at the 32nd Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities, from which LDA Moldova derived very useful lessons for the future.