An extra touch of Europe in Vicenza with ALDA's new offices and action plan!
In the evening of January 30th, 2020 the Vicenza branch of ALDA held the official launching event of its new office spaces in the city. It was a great occasion filled with lively participation and enriched with many news from the Association, which is strengthening its action in the territory as well as its connection with Europe.
Certainly a great turnout of partners, members, friends, neighbours and interested parties; the inauguration of the new co-working spaces and of the training room dedicated to ALDA Honorary President Gianfranco Martini; the presentation of the exhibition /e.mò.ti.con/ illustrate emotion, set up on the walls of ALDA by La Piccionaia Centro di Produzione Teatrale in collaboration with Associazione Illustri; and, perhaps above all, an official yet also extremely heartfelt atmosphere all throughout the event, as the new territorial strategy of ALDA was presented by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida, Marco Boaria and Sofia Corsi with regards to the Vicenza area and its connection with Europe.
At the dawn of the Association's twenty years of activity, the fruitful sharing of its work with its Vicenza neighbourhood, Municipality and wider territory is one of the most beautiful results that could have been aspired to, of course under the classic ALDA labels that characterise its activity in every project and endeavour: participatory democracy, active citizenship, social responsibility, universal rights.
These are, indeed, themes and concepts that ALDA has the fortune and the opportunity to share, discuss and promote through European projects together with its more than 350 members - among which are several municipalities and civil society associations in the Vicenza territory such as the Municipalities of Lendinara, Santorso, Thiene and Valdagno, well represented at the launching event by their local authorities; and the European Federalist Movement (Vicenza section), Cooperativa Sociale Studio Progetto, La Piccionaia to name a few.
This inauguration is situated in a crucial moment of expansion and evolution for ALDA both in its 'historical' territorial branches and in the enlarged Europe, and is the first of a significant series of events and collaborations conceived by the Association for the year 2020 together with its members, partners and networks.
Happy 20th anniversary, ALDA!