Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership going on in Chisenau
ALDA is among the participants of the 5th Annual meeting of the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership, taking place in Chisenau, Moldova, on the 4th and 5th of October 2013. At the event will participate more than 250 NGOs from the EU and from the six EaP countries (Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia).
The Forum will identify a common strong message from the Civil Society sector to the Summit of the Heads of States on the Eastern Partnership which is coming up soon, in November 2013.
The Association of Local Democracy Agencies support two resolutions in particular. The first one is expressed by the Subgroup on Local Government and Public Administration Reform and it proposes to support the process of fiscal decentralisation and territorial approach to development in the area, based on a multistakeholder and good governance approach (Resolution.pdf). Further more, together with the European Movement International, it proposes to further strengthen the EU representation at the Forum and in decision making process - with the possible establishment of EU Platform (for the time being the Platforms are only those of the 6 EaP).
"We strongly believe that the partnership of the EU towards East is a fundamental asset of the Union and beneficiary for both communities in terms of social development, democracy and sustainable and fair economic growth" confirm Antonella Valmorbida, the Director of ALDA, and Diogo Pinto, the Secretary General of the European Movement International".
ALDA is among the founder of the CSF for EaP in 2009. Antonella Valmorbida sit in the Steering Committee in 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 (as EU coordinator) and was co-chair of the Forum for the last mandate. Since then, ALDA is coordinating the Subgroup of the WG 1 on Local Government and Public Administration Reform.