STRENGTHENING THE NETWORK OF LDAS IN SOUTH-CAUCASUS: TWO DECISIVE MEETINGS IN STRASBOURG DURING THE 20TH SESSION OF THE CLRAE
Strengthening and enlarging the network of Local Democracy Agencies in Europe is the first objective of ALDA, the Association of Local Democracy Agencies.
To this end, two important meetings was held in Strasbourg during and following shortly the 20th Session of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe.
The first one was held on 24th of March at the Council of Europe main building, gathered� twenty participants representing ten potential partners from France, Italy, Estonia, Greece as well as Armenia for an LDA in Armenia. Held under the auspices of the Congress, during this meeting was discussed a concrete strategy for the establishment of the Agency.
The second was the LDA Georgia partners� meeting organised by the Municipality of Strasbourg, the new lead partner of the Kutaisi based Agency. The main aims of this event was to update LDA Georgia statute, to reflect upon ways to enlarge LDA partners� network, as well as to agree on an Action plan for 2011-2012.
This meeting was held on 25th of March at the Hotel de Ville premises.
ALDA had a stand during the whole session of the Congress.