Oriano OTOČANIt is an honor for me to have been elected President of ALDA, representing the Region of Istri.
I had the opportunity to participate in the previous four years at the ALDA activities, as members of the Governing Board.
Since 2005, I served first as a Member of the Regional Government, and afterwards as Director of Department in charge of international cooperation and European integration in the Region of Istria. My duties include the activities of bilateral and multilateral inter-regional cooperation, coordination of EU programs and projects, development of human resources and informing citizens of the Euro-integration processes.
I wish to emphasize the importance of ALDA in the promotion of fundamental democratic and European values which still represent a challenge to the EU countries as well as those on the path to EU or those in the close European neighborhood. I believe that with my experience in working in a region that has reached an enviable level of tolerance and respect for minority rights, experience in local development, interregional cooperation, work of international organizations, knowledge of Euro-integration process of a country that is on the verge of joining the EU and with my knowledge of the current political reality of Southeast Europe, I can actively contribute to the further development of ALDA as an exceptional and unique European organization which in its work involves individuals, local and regional public authorities and civil society.
24/06/2016 - There are no alternatives to the European project!
16/05/2016 - New Governing Board of ALDA - The sky is the limit!
09/05/2016 - ALDA at work to build more Europe
22/03/2016 - ALDA in mourning for the attacks in Brussels. But we shall never surrender to terror or hate!
18/02/2016 - The European family portrait gets wider - ALDA welcomes the application for EU membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina
21/12/2015 - Statement by Oriano Otočan, President of ALDA - Merry Christmas and happy New Year 2016!
03/07/2015 - Statement of ALDA about the migration policy of the EU and the quotas of immigrants
09/05/2014 - ALDA celebrates Europe Day, and keeps working hard towards the European elections!
01/07/2013 - Croatia joins the European Union
13/10/2012 - The Nobel prize to the European Union
11/10/2012 - Strasbourg, Debate on: “Regionalism and democracy”
ALDA IS DEEPLY CONCERNED BY THE BILL THAT WILL UNDERMINE THE WORK OF NGOs IN RUSSIA
JUNE 2012: MONTENEGRO HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EU