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The Vice-president of the Normandy Region welcomes ALDA in Caen for its General Assembly



From the 15th to 17th of May,2019, the Normandy Region has been the location for the General Assembly of ALDA, which took place during the “European Citizens Week, bringing together many different activities, such as workshops, projects’ conferences and meetings. All events took place in the magnificent setting of the Abbaye-aux-Dames, a Benedectine monastery dating back to the XI century, today hosting the Headquarters of the Normandy Region, located in Caen.

The highlight of the week has been ALDA General Assembly that envisaged the participation of many actors of ALDA’s world, including high-level speakers and stakeholders, one of these being Mr. François-Xavier Priollaud, Vice-President of the Normandy Region. In his speech, Mr. Priollaud warmly welcomed ALDA and its guest in Normandy and in the premises of the Abbey and recalled many of the bonds and ties that link ALDA and its partners with Normandy, from the long-standing cooperation between the Regional Government and the North-Macedonia, to the present and future collaboration in the framework of the “Normandy for Peace” initiatives.

“Normandy has witnessed the war and the peace and has been the starting point of the liberation and pacification of a continent. We know well the importance of values such as the acceptance of the others, and the cross-border friendly cooperation, and we are therefore deeply committed to the dissemination of these, profoundly European, values”, Priollaud said while praising ALDA’s engagement in these issues. Finally, ALDA Governing Board, also addressed by the Vice-president in representation of all ALDA network has expressed its gratitude for the excellent reception and the commitment to many more years of fruitful cooperation. 



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