The winter of ten years of spring: is the flame still burning?

ALDA continues its commitment to local communities and to support of local democracy

“Ten years have passed since the spark that set off the phenomenon later renamed the “Arab Springs”, a popular revolutionary movement carried out mainly by young people and civil society. Their core claim was for greater freedom and democratic and civil rights, good governance, citizen participation, values also at the heart of the activities of ALDA, which continues to be present with its support and its projects.

The flames of the widely mediatised suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire to protest against the abuses of the authorities beyond Tunisia, ignited protests in many countries in North Africa and the Near East such as Egypt, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan and Djibouti, but also, to a lesser extent, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Sudan, Somalia, Morocco and Kuwait.” […]