Antonella Valmorbida – ALDA Secretary General
addressing the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
On the panel opening the dialogue with civil Society on elections mechanism and participation after the Covid 19
“Excellencies, dear all participants and friends from the panel,
It is a great privilege for ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy, to take the floor in such a distinguished panel addressing you all those difficult times. I speak on behalf of our 350 members (local authorities and civil society groups) from all over Europe and beyond, committed to the cause of local democracy and citizens participation.
We were established by the Councill of Europe 20 years ago and we have structured relationship with the Congress of local and regional authorities and now with the Centre of Expertise for good governance.
We implemented so far almost 450 projects, which had an impact on about 25 millions of people. […]”