The first Local Democracy Agency in the Mediterranean has been established

On 27th April 2017 the representatives of ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, and the Municipality of Kairouan, Tunisia, met with their civil society partners and the Tunisian and European local authorities during a major public event on the occasion of the official opening of the first Local Democracy Agency (LDA) in the Mediterranean.

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Only one year after the signature of the Draft Memorandum of Understanding, the efforts made in the framework of this partnership are being realised. This ceremony represented an opportunity for the European and Tunisian partners of the LDA to confirm and sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the opening of the Agency and to present to the public the objectives of the LDA and the commitments of the Partners, in the presence of many local and international actors working for democracy in Tunisia.

In addition to the LDAs already present in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (the first LDA was opened in 1993 in Serbia on the initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional  Authorities of the Council of Europe), the LDA Tunisia now joins the network of 13 already existing LDAs, and has as mission the promotion of good local governance, citizen participation and sustainable development in Tunisia. Its activities will be part of a dialogue between citizens, local associations and authorities present in the territory. It will thus serve as an operational platform for debate, skills development and cooperation at local, regional and international levels. The local authorities and civil society organizations that were involved in the opening of the LDA in Kairouan as partners and signed the agreement and helped to define the objectives are the following:

  • The Municipality of Kairouan, Tunisia;
  • The City of Strasbourg, France (due to its partnership with the Municipality of Kairouan since April 2015);
  • The Region of Sardinia, Italy;
  • The Fons Mallorquí, Spain;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italy;
  • Sawa Med Tunisia;
  • AKDI – Kairouan Association for Integrated Development, Tunisia;
  • APNEK – Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment of the Governorate of Kairouan, Tunisia.

The Municipality of Kairouan was represented by Mr. Bassem Chrigui, First Delegate and Mayor of the Municipality, and by Mr. Lassad Ghdami, former Mayor of Kairouan who signed the Memorandum on 29th April 2016, formalizing the will of the Municipality of Kairouan to become the host city of the LDA. Right after one year, they reaffirmed their willingness to move forward together in the democratic and decentralisation process in Tunisia. ALDA was represented by Ms Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Mr Francesco Zarzana and Mr Mohammed Salhi, members of the Board of Directors, and Ms Anne-Laure Joedicke, Head of Mediterranean activities.

“This new Agency represents a new challenge for our organization and our members. We are very glad with this start which also aims to represent a platform for the whole of the Maghreb region. We will work closely together with Tunisian cities and representatives of civil society”, confirms ALDA General Secretary Antonella Valmorbida.

This opening marks an important step for decentralised cooperation in the Mediterranean and reinforces the numerous efforts undertaken by the Tunisian actors and their European partners in favour of local democracy in Tunisia. The ceremony was also an important occasion to share with participants the results of the Mediterranean working group of the LADDER project. Indeed, within the framework of this working group and through cooperation between the partners, two strategic documents on the promotion of democracy and local self-government and on co-operation between the two shores of the Mediterranean have been approved in Kairouan. The LADDER project, its objectives and its results were presented by Mr. Moncef Ben Slimane, President of the Tunisian Association Lam Echaml and partner of the project.

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La première Agence de Démocratie Locale en Méditerranée a été créée

Le 27 avril 2017, les représentants de l’ALDA, l’Association européenne pour la Démocratie Locale, et la municipalité de Kairouan en Tunisie, se sont rencontrés avec leurs partenaires de la société civile, les Tunisiens et les autorités locales européennes, lors d’un événement public majeur à l’occasion de l’ouverture officielle de la première Agence de Démocratie Locale (ADL) en Méditerranée.

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Un an seulement après la signature du Projet du Mémorandum de Compréhension, les efforts déployés dans le cadre de ce partenariat ont été concrétisés. Cette cérémonie a été l’occasion pour les partenaires européens et tunisiens de confirmer et signer le Mémorandum de Compréhension sur l’ouverture de l’Agence de Démocratie Locale et de présenter au public les objectifs de l’Agence et les engagements des partenaires, en présence de nombreux acteurs locaux et internationaux travaillant pour la démocratie en Tunisie.

En plus des Agences de Démocratie Locale déjà présentes dans les Balkans, en Europe Orientale et du Caucase (la première Agence de Démocratie Locale a été ouverte en 1993 en Serbie à l’initiative du Congrès des Autorités Locales et Régionales du Conseil de l’Europe), l’Agence de Démocratie Locale de Tunisie rejoint à présent le réseau de 13 Agences existantes. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la bonne gouvernance locale, la participation des citoyens et le développement durable en Tunisie. Ses activités feront partie d’un dialogue entre citoyens, associations locales et autorités présentes sur le territoire. Elle servira donc de plateforme opérationnelle de débat, de développement des compétences et de coopération aux niveaux locaux, régionaux et internationaux.

Les autorités locales et les organisations de la société civile qui étaient impliquées dans l’ouverture de l’Agence de Démocratie Locale de Kairouan en tant que partenaires, qui ont signé l’accord et ont aidé à définir les objectifs, sont les suivants :

  • La municipalité de Kairouan, Tunisie ;
  • La ville de Strasbourg, France (en raison de son partenariat avec la municipalité de Kairouan depuis avril 2015) ;
  • La région de Sardaigne, Italie ;
  • Le Fond Mallorquí, Espagne ;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italie ;
  • Sawa Med Tunisia ;
  • AKDI – Association Kairouan pour le Développement Intégré, Tunisie ;
  • APNEK – Association pour la Protection de la Nature et de l’Environnement, Kairouan, Tunisie.

La municipalité de Kairouan était représentée par Monsieur Bassem Chrigui, premier délégué et maire de la municipalité, et par Monsieur Lassad Ghdami, ancien maire de Kairouan, qui a signé le Mémorandum le 29 avril 2016, officialisant ainsi la volonté de la municipalité de devenir la ville d’accueil de l’Agence de Démocratie Locale. Tout juste un an plus tard, ils ont réaffirmé leur volonté de progresser ensemble dans le processus de démocratisation et de décentralisation en Tunisie. ALDA était représenté par Madame Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale, Monsieur Francesco Zarzana et Monsieur Mohammed Salhi, membres du Conseil d’Administration, et Madame Anne-Laure Joedicke, Responsable des activités Méditerranéennes.

« Cette nouvelle Agence représente un nouveau challenge pour notre organisation et nos membres. Nous sommes très heureux de ce départ qui vise également à représenter une plateforme pour l’ensemble du Maghreb. Nous allons travailler étroitement avec les villes tunisiennes et les représentants de la société civile », a confirmé Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Général d’ALDA.

Cette inauguration marque une étape importante pour la coopération décentralisée en Méditerranée et renforce les nombreux efforts entrepris par les acteurs tunisiens et leurs partenaires européens en faveur de la démocratie locale.

La cérémonie était également une importante occasion pour partager avec les participants les résultats du groupe de travail méditerranéen du projet LADDER. En effet, dans le cadre de ces groupes de travail et par la coopération entre les partenaires, deux documents stratégiques sur la promotion de la démocratie locale, l’autonomie locale et la coopération entre les deux rives de la Méditerranée, ont été approuvés à Kairouan. Le projet LADDER, ses objectifs et ses résultats ont été présentés par Monsieur Moncef Ben Slimane, Président de l’Association Tunisienne Lam Echaml et partenaire du projet.

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Istituita la prima Agenzia della Democrazia Locale dell’area mediterranea

Il 27 aprile 2017 i rappresentanti di ALDA, l’Associazione europea per la democrazia locale e il comune di Kairouan, Tunisia, hanno incontrato i loro partner della società civile e gli enti locali tunisini ed europei durante un grande evento pubblico in occasione dell’apertura ufficiale della prima Agenzia per la Democrazia Locale (ADL) dell’area mediterranea.

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Solo un anno dopo la firma del protocollo d’intesa iniziale, si stanno concretizzando gli sforzi compiuti nell’ambito di questo partenariato. La cerimonia ha rappresentato un’opportunità per i partner europei e tunisini della ADL per confermare e firmare il protocollo d’intesa sull’apertura della ADL, e per presentare al pubblico gli obiettivi dell’Agenzia e gli impegni dei partner, in presenza di molti attori locali e internazionali che lavorano per la democrazia in Tunisia.

Oltre alle ADL già presenti nei Balcani, nell’Europa orientale e nel Caucaso (la prima ADL è stata aperta nel 1993 in Serbia su iniziativa del Congresso dei poteri locali e regionali del Consiglio d’Europa), l’ADL Tunisia si inserisce nella rete di 13 ADL già esistenti e ha come missione la promozione della buona governance locale, della partecipazione dei cittadini e dello sviluppo sostenibile in Tunisia. Le sue attività implicheranno dialogo tra cittadini, associazioni locali e autorità presenti nel territorio. Sarà quindi una piattaforma operativa per il dibattito, lo sviluppo delle competenze e la cooperazione a livello locale, regionale e internazionale.

Gli enti locali e le organizzazioni della società civile che hanno partecipato all’apertura della ADL a Kairouan come partner e hanno firmato l’accordo contribuendo a definire gli obiettivi sono i seguenti:

  • Comune di Kairouan, Tunisia;
  • Città di Strasburgo, Francia (la sua collaborazione con il Comune di Kairouan risale già ad aprile 2015);
  • Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Italia;
  • Fons Mallorquí de Solidaritat i Cooperació, Spagna;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italia;
  • Sawa Med, Tunisia;
  • AKDI – Associazione Kairouan per lo Sviluppo Integrato, Tunisia;
  • APNEK – Associazione per la protezione della natura e dell’ambiente del Governatorato di Kairouan, Tunisia.

Il Comune di Kairouan è stato rappresentato dal Bassem Chrigui, Primo Delegato e Sindaco del Comune, e dal Lassad Ghdami, ex sindaco di Kairouan che ha firmato il protocollo d’intesa iniziale ad aprile 2016, formalizzando la volontà del Comune di Kairouan a ospitare l’ADL. Un anno dopo, hanno riaffermato la loro volontà di proseguire insieme il processo democratico e di decentramento in Tunisia. ALDA è stata rappresentata dalla Segretario Generale Antonella Valmorbida, dai rappresentanti del Consiglio Direttivo Francesco Zarzana e Mohammed Salhi, e da Anne-Laure Joedicke, responsabile delle attività per l’area mediterranea.

“Questa nuova agenzia rappresenta una sfida importante per ALDA e i nostri soci. Siamo molto lieti di questo inizio, che mira a diventare una piattaforma per tutta la regione del Maghreb. Lavoreremo a stretto contatto con le città tunisine e con i rappresentanti della società civile”, ha dichiarato la Segretario Generale di ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida.

L’istituzione della nuova ADL rappresenta un passo importante per la cooperazione decentrata nell’area mediterranea, e rafforza i numerosi sforzi intrapresi dagli attori tunisini e dai loro partner europei a favore della democrazia locale in Tunisia.

La cerimonia è stata anche un’occasione importante per condividere con i partecipanti i risultati del gruppo di lavoro sull’area mediterranea del progetto LADDER. A Kairouan, il gruppo di lavoro ha approvato due documenti strategici sulla promozione della democrazia e dell’autonomia locale e sulla cooperazione tra le due sponde del Mediterraneo. Il progetto LADDER, i suoi obiettivi e i suoi risultati sono stati presentati dal Moncef Ben Slimane, Presidente dell’Associazione tunisina Lam Echaml e partner del progetto.

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Было создано первое Агентство местной демократии в Средиземноморье

27 апреля 2017 года представители ALDA, Европейской ассоциации местной демократии, и муниципалитета г. Кайруан, Тунис, встретились со своими партнерами из гражданского общества и местными органами власти Туниса и Европы во время крупного публичного мероприятия по случаю официального открытия первого Агентства местной демократии (LDA) в Средиземноморье.

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Только через год после подписания проекта меморандума о взаимопонимании, усилия, предпринимаемые в рамках этого партнерства, активно реализуются. Эта церемония представляла возможность для европейских и тунисских партнеров LDA подтвердить и подписать Меморандум об открытии LDA и представить общественности цели Агентства и обязательства Партнеров в присутствии многих местных и международные организаций, работающих в интересах демократии в Тунисе.

В дополнение к уже действующим на Балканах, в Восточной Европе и на Кавказе LDA, которые открывались по инициативе Конгресса местных и региональных властей Совета Европы с 1993 года, LDA Тунис присоединяется к Сети из 13 существующих LDA и призвана содействовать развитию эффективного местного самоуправления, участия граждан и устойчивого развития в Тунисе. Его деятельность станет частью диалога между гражданами, местными ассоциациями и органами власти, присутствующими на территории. Таким образом, оно станет платформой для обсуждения, развития навыков и сотрудничества на местном, региональном и международном уровнях.

Местные власти и организации гражданского общества, которые участвовали в открытии LDA в Кайруане в качестве партнеров, подписали соглашение и помогли определить цели:

  • Муниципалитет Кайруан, Тунис;
  • город Страсбург, Франция (благодаря партнерству с муниципалитетом Кайруан с апреля 2015 года);
  • Регион Сардиния, Италия;
  • Фонс Мальорки, Испания;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Италия;
  • Савва Мед Тунис;
  • AKDI – Ассоциация по комплексному развитию Кайруана, Тунис;
  • APNEK – Ассоциация охраны природы и окружающей среды провинции Кайруан, Тунис.

Муниципалитет Кайруана был представлен г-ном Басемом Чригуи, Первым делегатом и мэром муниципалитета, а также г-ном Лассадом Гдами, бывшим мэром Кайруана, который подписал Меморандум 29 апреля 2016 года, формализуя волю муниципалитета Кайруан стать Принимающим городом для LDA. Спустя один год они вновь подтвердили свою готовность продвигаться вперед в процессе демократизации и децентрализации в Тунисе. ALDA представляла г-жа Антонелла Вальморбида, генеральный секретарь, г-н Франческо Сарзана и г-н Мохаммед Сали, члены Совета директоров, и г-жа Анн-Лор Жодик, глава средиземноморской ветки.

«Это Агентство представляет собой новый вызов для нашей организации и наших членов, и мы очень рады этому началу, которое также призвано стать платформой для всего региона Магриба. Мы будем тесно сотрудничать с тунисскими городами и представителями гражданского общества», – подтверждает генеральный секретарь ALDA Антонелла Вальморбида.

Это открытие знаменует собой важный шаг для децентрализованного сотрудничества в Средиземноморье и подкрепляет многочисленные усилия, предпринимаемые тунисскими властями и их европейскими партнерами в интересах местной демократии в Тунисе.

Церемония также стала отличной возможностью поделиться с участниками результатами средиземноморской рабочей группы проекта LADDER. Действительно, в рамках этой рабочей группы и в рамках сотрудничества между партнерами в Кайруане были утверждены два стратегических документа о содействии демократии и местном самоуправлении и о сотрудничестве между двумя берегами Средиземного моря. Проект LADDER, его цели и результаты были представлены г-ном Монсефом Бен Слиманом, партнером проекта и президентом тунисской ассоциации Лам Эчемлем.

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Osnovana prva Agencija Lokalne Demokratije na Mediteranu

27. aprila 2017. godine, predstavnici ALDA, Evropske asocijacije za lokalnu demokratiju, i opštine Kejruan iz Tunisa, sastali su se sa svojim partnerima civilnog društva, kao i predstavnicima tunižanskih i evropskih lokalnih vlasti na velikom javnom događaju povodom zvaničnog otvaranja prve Agencije Lokalne Demokratije (LDA) na Mediteranu.

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Samo godinu dana nakon potpisivanja nacrta Memoranduma o sporazumevanju, napori uloženi u okviru ovog partnerstva se realizuju. Ova ceremonija predstavljala je priliku za evropske i tunižanske partnere LDA da potvrde i potpišu Memorandum o razumevanju prilikom otvaranja LDA i da predstave javnosti ciljeve Agencije i obaveze partnera, uz prisustvo mnogih lokalnih i međunarodnih aktera koji rade na razvoju demokratije u Tunisu.

Pored već prisutnih Agencija lokalne demokratije na Balkanu, istočnoj Evropi i na Kavkazu (prva LDA otvorena je 1993. godine u Srbiji na inicijativu Kongresa lokalnih i regionalnih vlasti Saveta Evrope), LDA Tunis pridružuje se mreži od 13 već postojećih Agencija Lokalne Demokratije, i kao svoju glavnu misiju ima promociju dobrog upravljanja na lokalnom nivou, učešća građana i održivog razvoja u Tunisu. Aktivnosti LDA Tunis će biti deo dijaloga između građana, lokalnih udruženja i vlasti prisutnih na teritoriji Tunisa. Na ovaj način LDA Tunis služiće kao operativna platforma za raspravu, razvoj veština i saradnje na lokalnom, regionalnom i međunarodnom nivou.

Organizacije, kao i predstavnici lokalnih vlasti, potpisnici sporazuma, koji su pomogli u definisanju ciljeva i koji su bili uključeni u otvaranje LDA u Kejruanu su:

  • Opština Kairouan, Tunis;
  • Grad Strazbur, Francuska (zahvaljujući saradnji sa opštinom Kejruan od aprila 2015);
  • Region Sardinija, Italija;
  • The Fons Mallorquí, Španija;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italija;
  • Sawa Med, Tunis;
  • AKDI – Asocijacija za integrisani razvoj Kejruana, Tunis;
  • APNEK – Udruženje za zaštitu prirode i životne sredine Kejruana, Tunis.

Opštinu Kejruan predstavljao je g. Bassem Chrigui, prvi delegat i predsednik opštine i g. Lassad Ghdami, bivši gradonačelnik Kejruana koji je potpisao memorandum 29. aprila 2016, formalizovanjem volje opštine Kejruan da postane grad domaćin Agencije Lokalne Demokratije. Godinu dana kasnije, potvrdili su svoju spremnost da zajedno krenu napred u procesu demokratizacije i decentralizacije Tunisa. ALDA-u je zastupala generalna sekretarka Antonella Valmorbida, članovi upravnog odbora Francesco Zarzana i Mohammed Salhi i šef mediteranskih aktivnosti Anne-Laure Joedicke.

“Ova nova Agencija predstavlja novi izazov za našu organizaciju i naše članove. Veoma smo zadovoljni ovim početkom koji takođe ima za cilj i da predstavlja platformu za razvoj celokupnog regiona Magreba. Blisko ćemo sarađivati sa gradovima Tunisa i predstavnicima civilnog društva”, tvrdi generalna sekretarka ALDA-e, Antonella Valmorbida.

Ovo otvaranje označava važan korak za decentralizovanu saradnju na Mediteranu i pojačava brojne napore od strane aktera iz Tunisa i njihovih evropskih partnera u korist lokalne demokratije u Tunisu.

Svečanost je takođe bila i prilika da se rezultati Mediteranske radne grupe, u okviru LADDER projekta, podele sa učesnicima. Takođe, u okviru ove radne grupe i kroz saradnju između partnera, u Kejruanu su odobrena dva strateška dokumenta vezana za promociju demokratije i lokalne samouprave, kao i za saradnju između dve obale Mediterana. Projekat “LADDER”, njegovi ciljevi i rezultati predstavljeni su od strane g. Moncefa Ben Slimanea, predsednika tunižanskog udruženja Lam Echaml i pratnera na projektu.

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تم إنشاء أول وكالة ديمقراطية محلية في البحر الأبيض المتوسط

 

يوم 27 أبريل 2017 (نيسان), التقى ممثلو ألدا (الجمعية الأوروبية للديمقراطية المحلية) وعن بلدية القيروان, الجمهورية التونسية, مع شركائهم من المجتمع المدني والسلطات المحلية التونسية والأوروبية, خلال تظاهرة هامة, تم تنظيمها بمناسبة الافتتاح الرسمي لأول وكالة ديمقراطية محلية في البحر الأبيض المتوسط.

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بعد مرور سنة فقط على إمضاء مسودة مذكرة التفاهم, أعطت الجهود المبذولة في هذا الإطار أكلها وتفعلت الشراكة على أرض الواقع. لذا, مثل الحفل فرصة سانحة لشركاء ألدا الأوروبيين والتونسيين ومكنهم من تكريس مذكرة التفاهم وإمضائها لكي تمكن من افتتاح وكالة الديمقراطية المحلية وتقدم أهداف الزكالة للجمهور وتعكس التزام الشركاء. سجلت كافة هذه النتائج بحضور العددي من الأطراف الممثلة المحلية والوطنية العاملة في مجال الديمقراطية.

بالإضافة إلى حضور ألدا في منطقة البلقان وأوروبا الشرقية ومنطقة القوقاز (حيث تم افتتاح أول وكالة ديمقراطية محلية في عام 1993 بصربيا وبمدارة من مؤتمر السلطات المحلية والإقليمية بالمجلس الأوروبي), ها هي وكالة الديمقراطية المحلية بالبلاد التونسية تنظم إلى 13 وكالة أخرى كانت قد سجلت انضمامها للشبكة, ولكي تضطلع بمهمة تعزيز منظومة الحوكمة الرشيدة المحلية ودعم مشاركة المواطن وتحقيق التنمية المستدامة بفي تونس. كما ستمثل أنشطتها جزءا لا يتجزأ من الحوار القائم بين المواطنين والجمعيات المحلية والسلطات المتواجدة في كافة أنحاء التراب الوطني. وبالتالي, ستستخدم كمنصة فاعلة للنقاش وتنمية القدرات والتعاون على المستويات المحلية والإقليمية والدولية.

هذه هي لائحة ممثلي السلطات المحلية ومنظمات المجتمع المدني الذين حضروا فعاليات حفل افتتاح وكالة الديمقراطية المحلية بالقيروان, بصفتهم شركاء, وأمضوا على الاتفاقية وساهموا في تحديد الأهداف

التالية للوكالة:

  • بلدية القيروان, الجمهورية التونسية ;
  • مدينة سراسبورغ, فرنسا (نظرا لعلاقات الشراكة التي تربطها بمدينة القيروان منذ 2015) ;
  • منطقة سردينيا, إيطاليا ; صندوق مالوركي, اسبانيا ;
  • صندوق مالوركي, اسبانيا ;
  • أكسيليا أونلوس, إيطاليا ;
  • سواء ماد, الجمهورية التونسية ;
  • أكدي, جمعية القيروان للتنمية المندمجة, الجمهورية التونسية ;
  •  جمعية حماية الطبيعة والمحيط بولاية القيروان, الجمهورية التونسية.

كانت بلدية القيروان ممثلة في شخص السيد بسام الشريقي, المعتمد الأول ورئيس البلدية, والسيد لسعد القضامي, الرئيس الأسبق لبلدية القيروان والذي كان قد أمضى على مذكرة التفاهم يوم 29 أبريل (نيسان) 2016, ليضفي بذلك على الطابع الرسمي لإرادة بلدية القيروان كي تصبح المدينة الحاضنة لوكالة الديمقراطية المحلية. وسنة بعد ذلك بالضبط, أكدوا من جددي على عزيمتهم الراسخة للمضي قدما في العمل
المشترك خدمة للديمقراطية ومنظمة اللامركزية بالبلاد التونسية. كما كانت ألدا ممثلة في شخص السيدة أنتونلا فلموربيدا, الأمينة العامة, والسيدين فرانشاسكو زرزانا والسيد محمد الصالحي,   عضوا مجلس الإدارة وكذلك السيدة آنلور يوديكي, المسؤولة عن تنظيم الأنشطة المتوسطية.

وأثناء تناولها الكلمة بهذه المناسبة, أكدت السيدة أنتونلا فلموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا أن ” هذه الوكالة الجديدة تمثل تحديا جديدا لمنظمتنا وأعضائنا على حد السواء. نحن سعداء جدا بمشاهدة هذه الانطلاقة التي تهدف كذلك إلى توفير منصة لفائدة منطقة المغرب العربي بأسرها. سنتعاون بشكل وثيق مع المدن التونسية وممثلي المجتمع المدني”.

كما أن افتتاح هذه الوكالة يمثل خطوة هامة على درب التعاون المشترك لتعزيز منظومة اللامركزية بالبحر الأبيض المتوسط وتكريس الجهود الكبيرة العديدة التي تبذلها الأطراف التونسية وشركاؤهم الأوروبيين خدمة لمنظومة الديمقراطية المحلية بالبلاد التونسية.

مثل هذا الحفل كذلك مناسبة هامة للمشاركين لتبادل الأفكار التي قدمها فريق العمل المتوسطي الذي يضتغل في إطار مشروع لادر وتمكينهم من الاستفادة من النتائج  والاستنتاجات ذات الصلة. ففي إطار فريق العمل هذا ومن خلال منظومة التعاون القائمة بين الشركاء, تمت المصادقة, بمدينة القيروان, على وثيقتين إستراتيجيتين حول تعزيز الديمقراطية والحوكمة المحلية الذاتية, والتعاون القائم على ضفتي البحر الأبيض المتوسط. كما استغل السيد منصف بن سليمان, رئيس جمعية لم الشمل, هذه الفرصة لتقديم أهداف مشروع لادر وعرض نتائجه أمام الحضور.

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اقرأ المزيد عن مشروع لادر

On 27th April 2017 the representatives of ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, and the Municipality of Kairouan, Tunisia, met with their civil society partners and the Tunisian and European local authorities during a major public event on the occasion of the official opening of the first Local Democracy Agency (LDA) in the Mediterranean.

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Only one year after the signature of the Draft Memorandum of Understanding, the efforts made in the framework of this partnership are being realised. This ceremony represented an opportunity for the European and Tunisian partners of the LDA to confirm and sign the Memorandum of Understanding on the opening of the Agency and to present to the public the objectives of the LDA and the commitments of the Partners, in the presence of many local and international actors working for democracy in Tunisia.

In addition to the LDAs already present in the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (the first LDA was opened in 1993 in Serbia on the initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional  Authorities of the Council of Europe), the LDA Tunisia now joins the network of 13 already existing LDAs, and has as mission the promotion of good local governance, citizen participation and sustainable development in Tunisia. Its activities will be part of a dialogue between citizens, local associations and authorities present in the territory. It will thus serve as an operational platform for debate, skills development and cooperation at local, regional and international levels. The local authorities and civil society organizations that were involved in the opening of the LDA in Kairouan as partners and signed the agreement and helped to define the objectives are the following:

  • The Municipality of Kairouan, Tunisia;
  • The City of Strasbourg, France (due to its partnership with the Municipality of Kairouan since April 2015);
  • The Region of Sardinia, Italy;
  • The Fons Mallorquí, Spain;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italy;
  • Sawa Med Tunisia;
  • AKDI – Kairouan Association for Integrated Development, Tunisia;
  • APNEK – Association for the Protection of Nature and Environment of the Governorate of Kairouan, Tunisia.

The Municipality of Kairouan was represented by Mr. Bassem Chrigui, First Delegate and Mayor of the Municipality, and by Mr. Lassad Ghdami, former Mayor of Kairouan who signed the Memorandum on 29th April 2016, formalizing the will of the Municipality of Kairouan to become the host city of the LDA. Right after one year, they reaffirmed their willingness to move forward together in the democratic and decentralisation process in Tunisia. ALDA was represented by Ms Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Mr Francesco Zarzana and Mr Mohammed Salhi, members of the Board of Directors, and Ms Anne-Laure Joedicke, Head of Mediterranean activities.

“This new Agency represents a new challenge for our organization and our members. We are very glad with this start which also aims to represent a platform for the whole of the Maghreb region. We will work closely together with Tunisian cities and representatives of civil society”, confirms ALDA General Secretary Antonella Valmorbida.

This opening marks an important step for decentralised cooperation in the Mediterranean and reinforces the numerous efforts undertaken by the Tunisian actors and their European partners in favour of local democracy in Tunisia. The ceremony was also an important occasion to share with participants the results of the Mediterranean working group of the LADDER project. Indeed, within the framework of this working group and through cooperation between the partners, two strategic documents on the promotion of democracy and local self-government and on co-operation between the two shores of the Mediterranean have been approved in Kairouan. The LADDER project, its objectives and its results were presented by Mr. Moncef Ben Slimane, President of the Tunisian Association Lam Echaml and partner of the project.

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La première Agence de Démocratie Locale en Méditerranée a été créée

Le 27 avril 2017, les représentants de l’ALDA, l’Association européenne pour la Démocratie Locale, et la municipalité de Kairouan en Tunisie, se sont rencontrés avec leurs partenaires de la société civile, les Tunisiens et les autorités locales européennes, lors d’un événement public majeur à l’occasion de l’ouverture officielle de la première Agence de Démocratie Locale (ADL) en Méditerranée.

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Un an seulement après la signature du Projet du Mémorandum de Compréhension, les efforts déployés dans le cadre de ce partenariat ont été concrétisés. Cette cérémonie a été l’occasion pour les partenaires européens et tunisiens de confirmer et signer le Mémorandum de Compréhension sur l’ouverture de l’Agence de Démocratie Locale et de présenter au public les objectifs de l’Agence et les engagements des partenaires, en présence de nombreux acteurs locaux et internationaux travaillant pour la démocratie en Tunisie.

En plus des Agences de Démocratie Locale déjà présentes dans les Balkans, en Europe Orientale et du Caucase (la première Agence de Démocratie Locale a été ouverte en 1993 en Serbie à l’initiative du Congrès des Autorités Locales et Régionales du Conseil de l’Europe), l’Agence de Démocratie Locale de Tunisie rejoint à présent le réseau de 13 Agences existantes. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la bonne gouvernance locale, la participation des citoyens et le développement durable en Tunisie. Ses activités feront partie d’un dialogue entre citoyens, associations locales et autorités présentes sur le territoire. Elle servira donc de plateforme opérationnelle de débat, de développement des compétences et de coopération aux niveaux locaux, régionaux et internationaux.

Les autorités locales et les organisations de la société civile qui étaient impliquées dans l’ouverture de l’Agence de Démocratie Locale de Kairouan en tant que partenaires, qui ont signé l’accord et ont aidé à définir les objectifs, sont les suivants :

  • La municipalité de Kairouan, Tunisie ;
  • La ville de Strasbourg, France (en raison de son partenariat avec la municipalité de Kairouan depuis avril 2015) ;
  • La région de Sardaigne, Italie ;
  • Le Fond Mallorquí, Espagne ;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italie ;
  • Sawa Med Tunisia ;
  • AKDI – Association Kairouan pour le Développement Intégré, Tunisie ;
  • APNEK – Association pour la Protection de la Nature et de l’Environnement, Kairouan, Tunisie.

La municipalité de Kairouan était représentée par Monsieur Bassem Chrigui, premier délégué et maire de la municipalité, et par Monsieur Lassad Ghdami, ancien maire de Kairouan, qui a signé le Mémorandum le 29 avril 2016, officialisant ainsi la volonté de la municipalité de devenir la ville d’accueil de l’Agence de Démocratie Locale. Tout juste un an plus tard, ils ont réaffirmé leur volonté de progresser ensemble dans le processus de démocratisation et de décentralisation en Tunisie. ALDA était représenté par Madame Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Générale, Monsieur Francesco Zarzana et Monsieur Mohammed Salhi, membres du Conseil d’Administration, et Madame Anne-Laure Joedicke, Responsable des activités Méditerranéennes.

« Cette nouvelle Agence représente un nouveau challenge pour notre organisation et nos membres. Nous sommes très heureux de ce départ qui vise également à représenter une plateforme pour l’ensemble du Maghreb. Nous allons travailler étroitement avec les villes tunisiennes et les représentants de la société civile », a confirmé Antonella Valmorbida, Secrétaire Général d’ALDA.

Cette inauguration marque une étape importante pour la coopération décentralisée en Méditerranée et renforce les nombreux efforts entrepris par les acteurs tunisiens et leurs partenaires européens en faveur de la démocratie locale.

La cérémonie était également une importante occasion pour partager avec les participants les résultats du groupe de travail méditerranéen du projet LADDER. En effet, dans le cadre de ces groupes de travail et par la coopération entre les partenaires, deux documents stratégiques sur la promotion de la démocratie locale, l’autonomie locale et la coopération entre les deux rives de la Méditerranée, ont été approuvés à Kairouan. Le projet LADDER, ses objectifs et ses résultats ont été présentés par Monsieur Moncef Ben Slimane, Président de l’Association Tunisienne Lam Echaml et partenaire du projet.

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Istituita la prima Agenzia della Democrazia Locale dell’area mediterranea

Il 27 aprile 2017 i rappresentanti di ALDA, l’Associazione europea per la democrazia locale e il comune di Kairouan, Tunisia, hanno incontrato i loro partner della società civile e gli enti locali tunisini ed europei durante un grande evento pubblico in occasione dell’apertura ufficiale della prima Agenzia per la Democrazia Locale (ADL) dell’area mediterranea.

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Solo un anno dopo la firma del protocollo d’intesa iniziale, si stanno concretizzando gli sforzi compiuti nell’ambito di questo partenariato. La cerimonia ha rappresentato un’opportunità per i partner europei e tunisini della ADL per confermare e firmare il protocollo d’intesa sull’apertura della ADL, e per presentare al pubblico gli obiettivi dell’Agenzia e gli impegni dei partner, in presenza di molti attori locali e internazionali che lavorano per la democrazia in Tunisia.

Oltre alle ADL già presenti nei Balcani, nell’Europa orientale e nel Caucaso (la prima ADL è stata aperta nel 1993 in Serbia su iniziativa del Congresso dei poteri locali e regionali del Consiglio d’Europa), l’ADL Tunisia si inserisce nella rete di 13 ADL già esistenti e ha come missione la promozione della buona governance locale, della partecipazione dei cittadini e dello sviluppo sostenibile in Tunisia. Le sue attività implicheranno dialogo tra cittadini, associazioni locali e autorità presenti nel territorio. Sarà quindi una piattaforma operativa per il dibattito, lo sviluppo delle competenze e la cooperazione a livello locale, regionale e internazionale.

Gli enti locali e le organizzazioni della società civile che hanno partecipato all’apertura della ADL a Kairouan come partner e hanno firmato l’accordo contribuendo a definire gli obiettivi sono i seguenti:

  • Comune di Kairouan, Tunisia;
  • Città di Strasburgo, Francia (la sua collaborazione con il Comune di Kairouan risale già ad aprile 2015);
  • Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Italia;
  • Fons Mallorquí de Solidaritat i Cooperació, Spagna;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italia;
  • Sawa Med, Tunisia;
  • AKDI – Associazione Kairouan per lo Sviluppo Integrato, Tunisia;
  • APNEK – Associazione per la protezione della natura e dell’ambiente del Governatorato di Kairouan, Tunisia.

Il Comune di Kairouan è stato rappresentato dal Bassem Chrigui, Primo Delegato e Sindaco del Comune, e dal Lassad Ghdami, ex sindaco di Kairouan che ha firmato il protocollo d’intesa iniziale ad aprile 2016, formalizzando la volontà del Comune di Kairouan a ospitare l’ADL. Un anno dopo, hanno riaffermato la loro volontà di proseguire insieme il processo democratico e di decentramento in Tunisia. ALDA è stata rappresentata dalla Segretario Generale Antonella Valmorbida, dai rappresentanti del Consiglio Direttivo Francesco Zarzana e Mohammed Salhi, e da Anne-Laure Joedicke, responsabile delle attività per l’area mediterranea.

“Questa nuova agenzia rappresenta una sfida importante per ALDA e i nostri soci. Siamo molto lieti di questo inizio, che mira a diventare una piattaforma per tutta la regione del Maghreb. Lavoreremo a stretto contatto con le città tunisine e con i rappresentanti della società civile”, ha dichiarato la Segretario Generale di ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida.

L’istituzione della nuova ADL rappresenta un passo importante per la cooperazione decentrata nell’area mediterranea, e rafforza i numerosi sforzi intrapresi dagli attori tunisini e dai loro partner europei a favore della democrazia locale in Tunisia.

La cerimonia è stata anche un’occasione importante per condividere con i partecipanti i risultati del gruppo di lavoro sull’area mediterranea del progetto LADDER. A Kairouan, il gruppo di lavoro ha approvato due documenti strategici sulla promozione della democrazia e dell’autonomia locale e sulla cooperazione tra le due sponde del Mediterraneo. Il progetto LADDER, i suoi obiettivi e i suoi risultati sono stati presentati dal Moncef Ben Slimane, Presidente dell’Associazione tunisina Lam Echaml e partner del progetto.

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Было создано первое Агентство местной демократии в Средиземноморье

27 апреля 2017 года представители ALDA, Европейской ассоциации местной демократии, и муниципалитета г. Кайруан, Тунис, встретились со своими партнерами из гражданского общества и местными органами власти Туниса и Европы во время крупного публичного мероприятия по случаю официального открытия первого Агентства местной демократии (LDA) в Средиземноморье.

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Только через год после подписания проекта меморандума о взаимопонимании, усилия, предпринимаемые в рамках этого партнерства, активно реализуются. Эта церемония представляла возможность для европейских и тунисских партнеров LDA подтвердить и подписать Меморандум об открытии LDA и представить общественности цели Агентства и обязательства Партнеров в присутствии многих местных и международные организаций, работающих в интересах демократии в Тунисе.

В дополнение к уже действующим на Балканах, в Восточной Европе и на Кавказе LDA, которые открывались по инициативе Конгресса местных и региональных властей Совета Европы с 1993 года, LDA Тунис присоединяется к Сети из 13 существующих LDA и призвана содействовать развитию эффективного местного самоуправления, участия граждан и устойчивого развития в Тунисе. Его деятельность станет частью диалога между гражданами, местными ассоциациями и органами власти, присутствующими на территории. Таким образом, оно станет платформой для обсуждения, развития навыков и сотрудничества на местном, региональном и международном уровнях.

Местные власти и организации гражданского общества, которые участвовали в открытии LDA в Кайруане в качестве партнеров, подписали соглашение и помогли определить цели:

  • Муниципалитет Кайруан, Тунис;
  • город Страсбург, Франция (благодаря партнерству с муниципалитетом Кайруан с апреля 2015 года);
  • Регион Сардиния, Италия;
  • Фонс Мальорки, Испания;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Италия;
  • Савва Мед Тунис;
  • AKDI – Ассоциация по комплексному развитию Кайруана, Тунис;
  • APNEK – Ассоциация охраны природы и окружающей среды провинции Кайруан, Тунис.

Муниципалитет Кайруана был представлен г-ном Басемом Чригуи, Первым делегатом и мэром муниципалитета, а также г-ном Лассадом Гдами, бывшим мэром Кайруана, который подписал Меморандум 29 апреля 2016 года, формализуя волю муниципалитета Кайруан стать Принимающим городом для LDA. Спустя один год они вновь подтвердили свою готовность продвигаться вперед в процессе демократизации и децентрализации в Тунисе. ALDA представляла г-жа Антонелла Вальморбида, генеральный секретарь, г-н Франческо Сарзана и г-н Мохаммед Сали, члены Совета директоров, и г-жа Анн-Лор Жодик, глава средиземноморской ветки.

«Это Агентство представляет собой новый вызов для нашей организации и наших членов, и мы очень рады этому началу, которое также призвано стать платформой для всего региона Магриба. Мы будем тесно сотрудничать с тунисскими городами и представителями гражданского общества», – подтверждает генеральный секретарь ALDA Антонелла Вальморбида.

Это открытие знаменует собой важный шаг для децентрализованного сотрудничества в Средиземноморье и подкрепляет многочисленные усилия, предпринимаемые тунисскими властями и их европейскими партнерами в интересах местной демократии в Тунисе.

Церемония также стала отличной возможностью поделиться с участниками результатами средиземноморской рабочей группы проекта LADDER. Действительно, в рамках этой рабочей группы и в рамках сотрудничества между партнерами в Кайруане были утверждены два стратегических документа о содействии демократии и местном самоуправлении и о сотрудничестве между двумя берегами Средиземного моря. Проект LADDER, его цели и результаты были представлены г-ном Монсефом Бен Слиманом, партнером проекта и президентом тунисской ассоциации Лам Эчемлем.

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Osnovana prva Agencija Lokalne Demokratije na Mediteranu

27. aprila 2017. godine, predstavnici ALDA, Evropske asocijacije za lokalnu demokratiju, i opštine Kejruan iz Tunisa, sastali su se sa svojim partnerima civilnog društva, kao i predstavnicima tunižanskih i evropskih lokalnih vlasti na velikom javnom događaju povodom zvaničnog otvaranja prve Agencije Lokalne Demokratije (LDA) na Mediteranu.

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Samo godinu dana nakon potpisivanja nacrta Memoranduma o sporazumevanju, napori uloženi u okviru ovog partnerstva se realizuju. Ova ceremonija predstavljala je priliku za evropske i tunižanske partnere LDA da potvrde i potpišu Memorandum o razumevanju prilikom otvaranja LDA i da predstave javnosti ciljeve Agencije i obaveze partnera, uz prisustvo mnogih lokalnih i međunarodnih aktera koji rade na razvoju demokratije u Tunisu.

Pored već prisutnih Agencija lokalne demokratije na Balkanu, istočnoj Evropi i na Kavkazu (prva LDA otvorena je 1993. godine u Srbiji na inicijativu Kongresa lokalnih i regionalnih vlasti Saveta Evrope), LDA Tunis pridružuje se mreži od 13 već postojećih Agencija Lokalne Demokratije, i kao svoju glavnu misiju ima promociju dobrog upravljanja na lokalnom nivou, učešća građana i održivog razvoja u Tunisu. Aktivnosti LDA Tunis će biti deo dijaloga između građana, lokalnih udruženja i vlasti prisutnih na teritoriji Tunisa. Na ovaj način LDA Tunis služiće kao operativna platforma za raspravu, razvoj veština i saradnje na lokalnom, regionalnom i međunarodnom nivou.

Organizacije, kao i predstavnici lokalnih vlasti, potpisnici sporazuma, koji su pomogli u definisanju ciljeva i koji su bili uključeni u otvaranje LDA u Kejruanu su:

  • Opština Kairouan, Tunis;
  • Grad Strazbur, Francuska (zahvaljujući saradnji sa opštinom Kejruan od aprila 2015);
  • Region Sardinija, Italija;
  • The Fons Mallorquí, Španija;
  • Auxilia Onlus, Italija;
  • Sawa Med, Tunis;
  • AKDI – Asocijacija za integrisani razvoj Kejruana, Tunis;
  • APNEK – Udruženje za zaštitu prirode i životne sredine Kejruana, Tunis.

Opštinu Kejruan predstavljao je g. Bassem Chrigui, prvi delegat i predsednik opštine i g. Lassad Ghdami, bivši gradonačelnik Kejruana koji je potpisao memorandum 29. aprila 2016, formalizovanjem volje opštine Kejruan da postane grad domaćin Agencije Lokalne Demokratije. Godinu dana kasnije, potvrdili su svoju spremnost da zajedno krenu napred u procesu demokratizacije i decentralizacije Tunisa. ALDA-u je zastupala generalna sekretarka Antonella Valmorbida, članovi upravnog odbora Francesco Zarzana i Mohammed Salhi i šef mediteranskih aktivnosti Anne-Laure Joedicke.

“Ova nova Agencija predstavlja novi izazov za našu organizaciju i naše članove. Veoma smo zadovoljni ovim početkom koji takođe ima za cilj i da predstavlja platformu za razvoj celokupnog regiona Magreba. Blisko ćemo sarađivati sa gradovima Tunisa i predstavnicima civilnog društva”, tvrdi generalna sekretarka ALDA-e, Antonella Valmorbida.

Ovo otvaranje označava važan korak za decentralizovanu saradnju na Mediteranu i pojačava brojne napore od strane aktera iz Tunisa i njihovih evropskih partnera u korist lokalne demokratije u Tunisu.

Svečanost je takođe bila i prilika da se rezultati Mediteranske radne grupe, u okviru LADDER projekta, podele sa učesnicima. Takođe, u okviru ove radne grupe i kroz saradnju između partnera, u Kejruanu su odobrena dva strateška dokumenta vezana za promociju demokratije i lokalne samouprave, kao i za saradnju između dve obale Mediterana. Projekat “LADDER”, njegovi ciljevi i rezultati predstavljeni su od strane g. Moncefa Ben Slimanea, predsednika tunižanskog udruženja Lam Echaml i pratnera na projektu.

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تم إنشاء أول وكالة ديمقراطية محلية في البحر الأبيض المتوسط

 

يوم 27 أبريل 2017 (نيسان), التقى ممثلو ألدا (الجمعية الأوروبية للديمقراطية المحلية) وعن بلدية القيروان, الجمهورية التونسية, مع شركائهم من المجتمع المدني والسلطات المحلية التونسية والأوروبية, خلال تظاهرة هامة, تم تنظيمها بمناسبة الافتتاح الرسمي لأول وكالة ديمقراطية محلية في البحر الأبيض المتوسط.

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بعد مرور سنة فقط على إمضاء مسودة مذكرة التفاهم, أعطت الجهود المبذولة في هذا الإطار أكلها وتفعلت الشراكة على أرض الواقع. لذا, مثل الحفل فرصة سانحة لشركاء ألدا الأوروبيين والتونسيين ومكنهم من تكريس مذكرة التفاهم وإمضائها لكي تمكن من افتتاح وكالة الديمقراطية المحلية وتقدم أهداف الزكالة للجمهور وتعكس التزام الشركاء. سجلت كافة هذه النتائج بحضور العددي من الأطراف الممثلة المحلية والوطنية العاملة في مجال الديمقراطية.

بالإضافة إلى حضور ألدا في منطقة البلقان وأوروبا الشرقية ومنطقة القوقاز (حيث تم افتتاح أول وكالة ديمقراطية محلية في عام 1993 بصربيا وبمدارة من مؤتمر السلطات المحلية والإقليمية بالمجلس الأوروبي), ها هي وكالة الديمقراطية المحلية بالبلاد التونسية تنظم إلى 13 وكالة أخرى كانت قد سجلت انضمامها للشبكة, ولكي تضطلع بمهمة تعزيز منظومة الحوكمة الرشيدة المحلية ودعم مشاركة المواطن وتحقيق التنمية المستدامة بفي تونس. كما ستمثل أنشطتها جزءا لا يتجزأ من الحوار القائم بين المواطنين والجمعيات المحلية والسلطات المتواجدة في كافة أنحاء التراب الوطني. وبالتالي, ستستخدم كمنصة فاعلة للنقاش وتنمية القدرات والتعاون على المستويات المحلية والإقليمية والدولية.

هذه هي لائحة ممثلي السلطات المحلية ومنظمات المجتمع المدني الذين حضروا فعاليات حفل افتتاح وكالة الديمقراطية المحلية بالقيروان, بصفتهم شركاء, وأمضوا على الاتفاقية وساهموا في تحديد الأهداف

التالية للوكالة:

  • بلدية القيروان, الجمهورية التونسية ;
  • مدينة سراسبورغ, فرنسا (نظرا لعلاقات الشراكة التي تربطها بمدينة القيروان منذ 2015) ;
  • منطقة سردينيا, إيطاليا ; صندوق مالوركي, اسبانيا ;
  • صندوق مالوركي, اسبانيا ;
  • أكسيليا أونلوس, إيطاليا ;
  • سواء ماد, الجمهورية التونسية ;
  • أكدي, جمعية القيروان للتنمية المندمجة, الجمهورية التونسية ;
  •  جمعية حماية الطبيعة والمحيط بولاية القيروان, الجمهورية التونسية.

كانت بلدية القيروان ممثلة في شخص السيد بسام الشريقي, المعتمد الأول ورئيس البلدية, والسيد لسعد القضامي, الرئيس الأسبق لبلدية القيروان والذي كان قد أمضى على مذكرة التفاهم يوم 29 أبريل (نيسان) 2016, ليضفي بذلك على الطابع الرسمي لإرادة بلدية القيروان كي تصبح المدينة الحاضنة لوكالة الديمقراطية المحلية. وسنة بعد ذلك بالضبط, أكدوا من جددي على عزيمتهم الراسخة للمضي قدما في العمل
المشترك خدمة للديمقراطية ومنظمة اللامركزية بالبلاد التونسية. كما كانت ألدا ممثلة في شخص السيدة أنتونلا فلموربيدا, الأمينة العامة, والسيدين فرانشاسكو زرزانا والسيد محمد الصالحي,   عضوا مجلس الإدارة وكذلك السيدة آنلور يوديكي, المسؤولة عن تنظيم الأنشطة المتوسطية.

وأثناء تناولها الكلمة بهذه المناسبة, أكدت السيدة أنتونلا فلموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا أن ” هذه الوكالة الجديدة تمثل تحديا جديدا لمنظمتنا وأعضائنا على حد السواء. نحن سعداء جدا بمشاهدة هذه الانطلاقة التي تهدف كذلك إلى توفير منصة لفائدة منطقة المغرب العربي بأسرها. سنتعاون بشكل وثيق مع المدن التونسية وممثلي المجتمع المدني”.

كما أن افتتاح هذه الوكالة يمثل خطوة هامة على درب التعاون المشترك لتعزيز منظومة اللامركزية بالبحر الأبيض المتوسط وتكريس الجهود الكبيرة العديدة التي تبذلها الأطراف التونسية وشركاؤهم الأوروبيين خدمة لمنظومة الديمقراطية المحلية بالبلاد التونسية.

مثل هذا الحفل كذلك مناسبة هامة للمشاركين لتبادل الأفكار التي قدمها فريق العمل المتوسطي الذي يضتغل في إطار مشروع لادر وتمكينهم من الاستفادة من النتائج  والاستنتاجات ذات الصلة. ففي إطار فريق العمل هذا ومن خلال منظومة التعاون القائمة بين الشركاء, تمت المصادقة, بمدينة القيروان, على وثيقتين إستراتيجيتين حول تعزيز الديمقراطية والحوكمة المحلية الذاتية, والتعاون القائم على ضفتي البحر الأبيض المتوسط. كما استغل السيد منصف بن سليمان, رئيس جمعية لم الشمل, هذه الفرصة لتقديم أهداف مشروع لادر وعرض نتائجه أمام الحضور.

روابط مفيدة:

اقرأ المزيد عن مشروع لادر


Delegation from Malta discovers Europe with ALDA

Within the framework of programme “Discover Europe with ALDA”, on 12 April our Brussels office welcomed a delegation from the University of Malta to debate on good governance and European Active Citizenship. The meeting was an opportunity to illustrate the work of ALDA and our Local Democracy Agenciess in the EU and its Neighbourhood, and to exchange knowledge between academics and practitioners.

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The activity is also part of ALDA’s initiative to collect opinions, ideas and views on the “Future of Europe” both from experts and ordinary citizens. Moreover, participants had the opportunity of getting to know more about the Europe for Citizens programme, as a funding instrument that supports community actions. Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship programme, invited participants to join the campaign “Europe for citizens – One programme, 500 million voices“. This campaign reinforces Europe for Citizens programme, as one of the key tools to contribute to the European project via a bottom-up approach and to tackle Euroscepticism across the continent.

Gender equality and youth were the main policy areas debated. Participants reflected on how synergies could be developed between the action of the University and specific projects that ALDA is currently implementing, such as URGENT and YouthMetre.

Useful links:
More about “Discover Europe with ALDA” programme

Europe for citizens – One programme, 500 million voices

Within the framework of programme “Discover Europe with ALDA”, on 12 April our Brussels office welcomed a delegation from the University of Malta to debate on good governance and European Active Citizenship. The meeting was an opportunity to illustrate the work of ALDA and our Local Democracy Agenciess in the EU and its Neighbourhood, and to exchange knowledge between academics and practitioners.

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The activity is also part of ALDA’s initiative to collect opinions, ideas and views on the “Future of Europe” both from experts and ordinary citizens. Moreover, participants had the opportunity of getting to know more about the Europe for Citizens programme, as a funding instrument that supports community actions. Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship programme, invited participants to join the campaign “Europe for citizens – One programme, 500 million voices“. This campaign reinforces Europe for Citizens programme, as one of the key tools to contribute to the European project via a bottom-up approach and to tackle Euroscepticism across the continent.

Gender equality and youth were the main policy areas debated. Participants reflected on how synergies could be developed between the action of the University and specific projects that ALDA is currently implementing, such as URGENT and YouthMetre.

Useful links:
More about “Discover Europe with ALDA” programme

Europe for citizens – One programme, 500 million voices


Tunisia will host the first LDA in the Mediterranean area

ALDA is proud to announce the opening of the first Local Democracy Agency (LDA) in the Mediterranean area.

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The LDA will be based in Kairouan, in Tunisia, and it is the outcome of a long process of reflection and cooperation. At the same time, it will constitute a starting point towards the creation of a LDAs network in Northern Africa. The inauguration of the LDA will mark an important step for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, and reinforce our efforts for democracy and good governance in the country, as well as in the region.

The official opening ceremony will be held on 27 April in Kairouan. Representatives from European and local partners of the LDA will participate, together with international and local actors working for democracy in Tunisia.

A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, initiator of the LDA programme, and by partners of the Agency: the City of Strasbourg, France; Fons Mallorqui, Spain; Auxilia, Italy; Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Italy; and several local partners. The partnership will work together and create a platform for cooperation, dialogue and mutual exchange of experience in all aspects (cultural, social and economic) between local communities and communities of European partners.

Capacity building of local authorities and civil society, the involvement of youth and women, exchange of good practices between local actors, and promotion of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation will be among the future activities of the 13th LDA.

An action plan, including priorities, will be identified and adopted for 2017. The LDA will be soon fully operational, once the delegate leading it will be recruited.

For further information, please contacts ALDA Med Area Coordinator, Anne-Laure Joedicke:


Annelaure.joedicke@aldaintranet.org
/ + 33 6 70 50 59 52

ALDA is proud to announce the opening of the first Local Democracy Agency (LDA) in the Mediterranean area.

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The LDA will be based in Kairouan, in Tunisia, and it is the outcome of a long process of reflection and cooperation. At the same time, it will constitute a starting point towards the creation of a LDAs network in Northern Africa.The inauguration of the LDA will mark an important step for Euro-Mediterranean cooperation, and reinforce our efforts for democracy and good governance in the country, as well as in the region.

The official opening ceremony will be held on 27 April in Kairouan. Representatives from European and local partners of the LDA will participate, together with international and local actors working for democracy in Tunisia.

A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, initiator of the LDA programme, and by partners of the Agency: the City of Strasbourg, France; Fons Mallorqui, Spain; Auxilia, Italy; Autonomous Region of Sardinia, Italy; and several local partners. The partnership will work together and create a platform for cooperation, dialogue and mutual exchange of experience in all aspects (cultural, social and economic) between local communities and communities of European partners.

Capacity building of local authorities and civil society, involvement of youth and women, exchange of good practices between local actors, and promotion of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation will be among the future activities of the 13th LDA.

An action plan, including priorities, will be identified and adopted for 2017. The LDA will be soon fully operational, once the delegate leading it will be recruited.

For further information, please contacts ALDA Med Area Coordinator, Anne-Laure Joedicke:


Annelaure.joedicke@aldaintranet.org
 / + 33 6 70 50 59 52


Extraordinary women: ALDA EAP Coordinator on stage acting the life of a human rights defender

Nino Tvaltvadze, ALDA’s Eastern Partnership Coordinator, participated in the Feminist Festival held on 7 April in Kutaisi, Georgia.

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Mrs Tvaltvadze accepted the challenge to be an actor for a night, as part of the documentary-play “Seven”. The lawyer and mother of three read the story of Hafsath Abiola, the daughter of the former uninaugurated President-elect of Nigeria, a woman who survived an extremely difficult life, and decided to turn into a human rights defender, thus committing her own life to a bigger cause. On stage, other six women from Imereti region did the same — thus making the audience live the extraordinary lives of those seven women.

“It was an incredible experience” said Mrs Tvaltvadze, after her performance. “Putting myself in the shoes of a lawyer like me, who had her parents killed for thirst of power but strove to make sure the same did not happen to others, is one of the most complicated tasks I have ever worked on”.

The Feminist Festival was organized in Kutaisi by the Women’s Fund in Georgia.

Nino Tvaltvadze, ALDA’s Eastern Partnership Coordinator, participated in the Feminist Festival held on 7 April in Kutaisi, Georgia.

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Mrs Tvaltvadze accepted the challenge to be an actor for a night, as part of the documentary-play “Seven”. The lawyer and mother of three read the story of Hafsath Abiola, the daughter of the former uninaugurated President-elect of Nigeria, a woman who survived an extremely difficult life, and decided to turn into a human rights defender, thus committing her own life to a bigger cause. On stage, other six women from Imereti region did the same — thus making the audience live the extraordinary lives of those seven women.

“It was an incredible experience” said Mrs Tvaltvadze, after her performance. “Putting myself in the shoes of a lawyer like me, who had her parents killed for thirst of power but strove to make sure the same did not happen to others, is one of the most complicated tasks I have ever worked on”.

The Feminist Festival was organized in Kutaisi by the Women’s Fund in Georgia.


Socio-economical inclusion of Roma population – multistakeholder approach is key

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On 7 April in the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, ALDA organized a training session about socio-economical inclusion of Roma people. The training took place in the framework of the European-funded project PAL (Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU) and the International Day of Roma people the day after.

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Over 40 people attended this occasion, among them: social workers, inclusion companies, representatives of public authorities and civil society from the Region Alsace. The participants had the possibility to share their points of view in order to improve networking, referencing, communication, and removing barriers to access for Roma people to the job market.

On 4 and 5 April, ALDA was also present in Diepenbeek, in Belgium, for the “Employ me” conference, with international partners from the PAL project. Our partner Amina Bouchra, deputy Director of Horizon Amitié, presented the work realised by her association promoting employment opportunities for Roma people in Strasbourg, with the implementation of the “Space 16”. This space allows welcoming, accommodating and easing access to the job market for Roma population in Strasbourg.

Useful links:

Read more about project PAL

Copyright: Photos are taken by the Council of Europe

On 7 April in the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, ALDA organized a training session about socio-economical inclusion of Roma people. The training took place in the framework of the European-funded project PAL (Fighting discrimination and anti-Gypsyism in education and employment in EU) and the International Day of Roma people the day after.

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Over 40 people attended this occasion, among them: social workers, inclusion companies, representatives of public authorities and civil society from the Region Alsace. The participants had the possibility to share their points of view in order to improve networking, referencing, communication, and removing barriers to access for Roma people to the job market.

On 4 and 5 April, ALDA was also present in Diepenbeek, in Belgium, for the “Employ me” conference, with international partners from the PAL project. Our partner Amina Bouchra, deputy Director of Horizon Amitié, presented the work realised by her association promoting employment opportunities for Roma people in Strasbourg, with the implementation of the “Space 16”. This space allows welcoming, accommodating and easing access to the job market for Roma population in Strasbourg.

Useful links:

Read more about project PAL


Strengthening the electoral and political capacity for disabled persons, Georgia

On 4 April in Kutaisi, LDA Georgia presented research results and recommendations, contributing to “Strengthening the electoral and political capacity for disabled persons” project.

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The research describes current situation, showing measures undertaken by the state, for persons with disabilities to exercise their political and election rights. In practice, it means how adapted are the polling stations, if the election database is updated and what have been implemented to support the rights realisation process by the appropriate state agencies. Representatives of civil society organizations, local authorities, district election commission and media attended the presentation.

The first part of research, as a baseline, includes a description of international and national law, a framework that defines the political rights of persons with disabilities, as well as data on the practice of the difficulties and barriers, which hinder the realization of the rights

The research is grounded in the analysis of interviews of three focus groups, which were organized in the municipalities of Imereti region: Kutaisi, Bagdadi and Zestafoni and 30 disabled people participating.

The project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the project – “Georgia is competitive, fair and inclusive electoral environment 2016-2018 election cycles.”

On 4 April in Kutaisi, LDA Georgia presented research results and recommendations, contributing to “Strengthening the electoral and political capacity for disabled persons” project.

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The research describes current situation, showing measures undertaken by the state, for persons with disabilities to exercise their political and election rights. In practice, it means how adapted are the polling stations, if the election database is updated and what have been implemented to support the rights realisation process by the appropriate state agencies. Representatives of civil society organizations, local authorities, district election commission and media attended the presentation.

The first part of research, as a baseline, includes a description of international and national law, a framework that defines the political rights of persons with disabilities, as well as data on the practice of the difficulties and barriers, which hinder the realization of the rights

The research is grounded in the analysis of interviews of three focus groups, which were organized in the municipalities of Imereti region: Kutaisi, Bagdadi and Zestafoni and 30 disabled people participating.

The project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) within the project – “Georgia is competitive, fair and inclusive electoral environment 2016-2018 election cycles.”


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LDA Georgia supports Homeowners association to improve housing sector in EaP

Агентство местной демократии в ГрузииCharity Humanitarian Center “Abkhazeti” и Civil Society Institute published a paper on the topic of reforms in the housing sector of the Eastern Partnership countries – Azerbaijan Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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The authors draw our attention to the role and importance of the Homeowners Association in Georgia, claiming that their empowerment can bring the countries forward towards reforms in the housing sector. The EU-funded project „HOME- the way forward for reforms in the housing sector: empowering grass-root homeowners associations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” led by „Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO)” promotes improvement of a lower-level management in a housing management sector since 2015 in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi.

The research makes an analysis of the legal and de facto situation, studying state regulations and challenges of the associations. Further, the authors study and compare the similar “Homeowners Union” property management in Germany, and make a list of recommendations for overcoming problems and further development. LDA Georgia presented the research results during an event in the framework of the project “Strengthen the election and political capacity for disabled persons”.

 

Useful links:

Article on Role and importance of homeowners association in Georgia

Press release, project „HOME- the way forward for reforms in the housing sector”

Агентство местной демократии в ГрузииCharity Humanitarian Center “Abkhazeti” и Civil Society Institute published a paper on the topic of reforms in the housing sector of the Eastern Partnership countries – Azerbaijan Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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The authors draw our attention to the role and importance of the Homeowners Association in Georgia, claiming that their empowerment can bring the countries forward towards reforms in the housing sector. The EU-funded project „HOME- the way forward for reforms in the housing sector: empowering grass-root homeowners associations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” led by „Housing Initiative for Eastern Europe (IWO)” promotes improvement of a lower-level management in a housing management sector since 2015 in Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi.

The research makes an analysis of the legal and de facto situation, studying state regulations and challenges of the associations. Further, the authors study and compare the similar “Homeowners Union” property management in Germany, and make a list of recommendations for overcoming problems and further development. LDA Georgia presented the research results during an event in the framework of the project “Strengthen the election and political capacity for disabled persons”.

 

Useful links:

Article on Role and importance of homeowners association in Georgia

Press release, project „HOME- the way forward for reforms in the housing sector”


Brief Manual of Local Citizenship by Municipality of Valongo (Portugal), supported by ALDA

Brief Manual of Local Citizenship by Municipality of Valongo (Portugal), supported by ALDA

Manual [PT]

Brief Manual of Local Citizenship by Municipality of Valongo (Portugal), supported by ALDA

Manual [PT]

LADDER Tool Fair: exchange of practices and tools about global citizenship & SDGs

On 10-12 May 2017, the LADDER Tool Fair will open in Toruń, Poland.

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This three-days event will enable actors working on Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) and other stakeholders (LAs, CSOs, foundations, institutional & non-institutional actors etc.) active on issues related to sustainable development, poverty eradication, gender issues, climate change to:

  • exchange methodologies, practices, experiences and tools, with the aim of raising awareness and achieving sustainable development;
  • share lessons learnt from past DEAR actions;
  • increase the networking among DEAR and non-DEAR stakeholders, and strengthen potential future partnerships between CSOs and LAs;
  • promote the DEAR concept and methodology to other stakeholders;
  • engage in a dialogue on citizens’ participation and engagement for development, and to address the enabling environment required for local communities to participate and engage.
The Tool fair will be made up of:
  • A plenary session (day 1);
  • Some parallel workshops on practices and tools related to DEAR, awareness raising and localization of SDGs (day 1 and 2), including, among others, best practices of global citizenship from the formal and non-formal sectors of education, grass-roots activities carried by Local Authorities and CSOs, sharing of actions implemented by the network of Local Democracy Agencies, research findings and many more innovative and creative ideas;
  • An Open Space (day 1 and 2) gathering stands from different organizations sharing their practices and activities in parallel of the tool fair sessions. Organisations willing to have a space to display relevant materials should contact the organisers for the logistical arrangements;
  • The closing ceremony, which will take place on day 3.
Participants and visitors are expected to come from Public and private institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Academia and other actors.
Useful links:
For more information, please visit the dedicated page via this link.
Registrations are now open, please follow this link to register.

Контакты
:
Nikos Gamouras (LADDER Project Manager): nikos.gamouras@aldaintranet.org

Giulia Mezzalira (Logistic Officer): giulia.mezzalira@aldaintranet.org

On 10-12 May 2017, the LADDER Tool Fair will open in Toruń, Poland.

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This three-days event will enable actors working on Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) and other stakeholders (LAs, CSOs, foundations, institutional & non-institutional actors etc.) active on issues related to sustainable development, poverty eradication, gender issues, climate change to:

  • exchange methodologies, practices, experiences and tools, with the aim of raising awareness and achieving sustainable development;
  • share lessons learnt from past DEAR actions;
  • increase the networking among DEAR and non-DEAR stakeholders, and strengthen potential future partnerships between CSOs and LAs;
  • promote the DEAR concept and methodology to other stakeholders;
  • engage in a dialogue on citizens’ participation and engagement for development, and to address the enabling environment required for local communities to participate and engage.
The Tool fair will be made up of:
  • A plenary session (day 1);
  • Some parallel workshops on practices and tools related to DEAR, awareness raising and localization of SDGs (day 1 and 2), including, among others, best practices of global citizenship from the formal and non-formal sectors of education, grass-roots activities carried by Local Authorities and CSOs, sharing of actions implemented by the network of Local Democracy Agencies, research findings and many more innovative and creative ideas;
  • An Open Space (day 1 and 2) gathering stands from different organizations sharing their practices and activities in parallel of the tool fair sessions. Organisations willing to have a space to display relevant materials should contact the organisers for the logistical arrangements;
  • The closing ceremony, which will take place on day 3.
Participants and visitors are expected to come from Public and private institutions, Civil Society Organizations, Academia and other actors.
Useful links:
For more information, please visit the dedicated page via this link.
Registrations are now open, please follow this link to register.

Контакты
:
Nikos Gamouras (LADDER Project Manager): nikos.gamouras@aldaintranet.org

Giulia Mezzalira (Logistic Officer): giulia.mezzalira@aldaintranet.org