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Открытие муниципальной библиотеки Лендинара

Торжественное открытие муниципальной библиотеки Лендинары (Италия) имени Джанфранко Мартини, почетного президента ALDA, в мае 2017 года.


ALDA Poster Our world 2017

ALDA Poster Our world 2017

Poster

ALDA Poster Our world 2017

Poster

Twenty years of LDA: trip to Zavidovići to celebrate it

A trip to Zavidovići from June 1-4 will conclude the 20-year anniversary of the LDA.

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Four days full of activities and debates, accompanied by reflections and proposals from the citizens who will participate, this is the program planned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the LDA Zavidovići.

Organized by LDA Zavidovići in collaboration with UPO – University of Eastern Piedmont and under the patronage of the municipalities of Brescia, Alba and Cremona and the complex of associations, organizations and committees “Tavola della pace di Cremona”, this event aims to continue the project of reflection and promotion of best practices on issues related to migration, conflicts and transitions.

The program, which will cover the entire days of the trip, aims to deal with these issues “breaking the walls, remaining human”, as stated in the same invitation in the agenda of the trip.

The entire course of the event will be divided into three main categories of themes:

– Cooperation and Migration;

– Zavidovići in the twentieth century, to reflect on the industrial past of the city in order to better understand the transformations of the present;

– Areas of intervention in Zavidovići and the voice of citizens, where there will be space for participants’ considerations on needs and problems, but also on proposals and strategies for the future.

Thematic tables will be organized divided as follows:

– Youth in Zavidovići;

– The future of women’s associationism in Zavidovići,

– Tourism and agriculture in Zavidovići: prospects for development;

– Where are democracy and participation in Zavidovići going?

 

Полезные ссылки:

LDA Zavidovići

A trip to Zavidovići from June 1-4 will conclude the 20-year anniversary of the LDA.

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Four days full of activities and debates, accompanied by reflections and proposals from the citizens who will participate, this is the program planned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the LDA Zavidovići.

Organized by LDA Zavidovići in collaboration with UPO – University of Eastern Piedmont and under the patronage of the municipalities of Brescia, Alba and Cremona and the complex of associations, organizations and committees “Tavola della pace di Cremona”, this event aims to continue the project of reflection and promotion of best practices on issues related to migration, conflicts and transitions.

The program, which will cover the entire days of the trip, aims to deal with these issues “breaking the walls, remaining human”, as stated in the same invitation in the agenda of the trip.

The entire course of the event will be divided into three main categories of themes:

– Cooperation and Migration;

– Zavidovići in the twentieth century, to reflect on the industrial past of the city in order to better understand the transformations of the present;

– Areas of intervention in Zavidovići and the voice of citizens, where there will be space for participants’ considerations on needs and problems, but also on proposals and strategies for the future.

Thematic tables will be organized divided as follows:

– Youth in Zavidovići;

– The future of women’s associationism in Zavidovići,

– Tourism and agriculture in Zavidovići: prospects for development;

– Where are democracy and participation in Zavidovići going?

 

Полезные ссылки:

LDA Zavidovići


Promoting gender equality across Europe: ALDA and the experience of the project GET-UP

On 25 April, in the framework of the project “GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market”, ALDA organised a Focus Group in partnership with the Municipality of Strasbourg to discuss gender equality issues in education and at work.

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The priority of the project is to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training, career guidance and at the workplace. GET UP aims to launch capacity building processes in the six targeted countries for the professionals who intervene in transition phases along the education-training-labour market chain. Local and transnational activities will develop and deliver training on gender equality based on a common European Minimum Standard of Competences to be defined.

The Focus Group brought together professionals and practitioners from France active in the transition phases of the education-training-labour market chain, such as teachers, trainers, guidance professionals and experts, HR managers, trade unions’ employees. The objective of the Focus Group was to raise awareness about gender equality, to share the results of the earlier developed survey, to exchange experience and lessons learnt on how to overcome gender stereotypes.

The findings along with the outcomes of the previously launched survey and research will contribute to the development of the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality to be further developed by the partners.

The project “GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market” is financed by the European Commission – Directorate General Justice and Consumers.

On 25 April, in the framework of the project “GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market”, ALDA organised a Focus Group in partnership with the Municipality of Strasbourg to discuss gender equality issues in education and at work.

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The priority of the project is to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training, career guidance and at the workplace. GET UP aims to launch capacity building processes in the six targeted countries for the professionals who intervene in transition phases along the education-training-labour market chain. Local and transnational activities will develop and deliver training on gender equality based on a common European Minimum Standard of Competences to be defined.

The Focus Group brought together professionals and practitioners from France active in the transition phases of the education-training-labour market chain, such as teachers, trainers, guidance professionals and experts, HR managers, trade unions’ employees. The objective of the Focus Group was to raise awareness about gender equality, to share the results of the earlier developed survey, to exchange experience and lessons learnt on how to overcome gender stereotypes.

The findings along with the outcomes of the previously launched survey and research will contribute to the development of the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality to be further developed by the partners.

The project “GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market” is financed by the European Commission – Directorate General Justice and Consumers.


The opening of the LDA in Kairouan in Tunisia: a historic event for ALDA

The opening of the Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan in Tunisia, the first in Africa, is a historic event for ALDA. On the one hand, it embodies the will to pursue the values ​​that lie at the heart of Europe on the African continent, and on the other, the natural continuation of our activity in the Mediterranean countries.

The choice of Tunisia was certainly not casual: in the country, after the Tunisian Revolution (also called “Jasmine Revolution”), huge gigantic steps were taken to establish efficient democratic institutions, regular elections that renewed Parliament, which approved a new Constitution that enshrined fundamental values ​​in the field of civil rights, equal opportunities and respect for minorities.
That is why Tunisia has been the subject of terrorist attacks, however, it has not undermined the will to affirm democratic rights. And as Europe has not been insensitive to this process of extending democratic rights, by intervening with significant financial efforts in favor of Tunisia, ALDA, which is fully recognized in the action taken by the Council of Europe, wanted to play his part in this direction. It was not an easy and quiet walk. Work, analysis, meetings have lasted for several months. But in the end we did.
I can not forget the valuable contribution of Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, Anne-Laure Joedicke, Mediterranean Area Manager, ALDA staff, Kairouan local administrators, Tunisian civil society, Moncef Ben Slimane and Lam Echlm European partners who joined the Agency. But the opening of this LDA is undoubtedly an event that rewards the work of all the ALDA Board of Directors, Francesco Zarzana, present at the opening, President Oriano Otocan, Mohamed Shali, who supported and promoted this important milestone.
Now it’s about working. We will do so, convinced that Mediterranean Africa can be fertile ground for our business, as demonstrated by the interests already expressed in Morocco and Algeria for further expansion of our membership network.
Алессандро Перелли
Vice President ALDA
Coordinator of the Mediterranean Working Group

The opening of the Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan in Tunisia, the first in Africa, is a historic event for ALDA. On the one hand, it embodies the will to pursue the values ​​that lie at the heart of Europe on the African continent, and on the other, the natural continuation of our activity in the Mediterranean countries.

The choice of Tunisia was certainly not casual: in the country, after the Tunisian Revolution (also called “Jasmine Revolution”), huge gigantic steps were taken to establish efficient democratic institutions, regular elections that renewed Parliament, which approved a new Constitution that enshrined fundamental values ​​in the field of civil rights, equal opportunities and respect for minorities.
That is why Tunisia has been the subject of terrorist attacks, however, it has not undermined the will to affirm democratic rights. And as Europe has not been insensitive to this process of extending democratic rights, by intervening with significant financial efforts in favor of Tunisia, ALDA, which is fully recognized in the action taken by the Council of Europe, wanted to play his part in this direction. It was not an easy and quiet walk. Work, analysis, meetings have lasted for several months. But in the end we did.
I can not forget the valuable contribution of Secretary General Antonella Valmorbida, Anne-Laure Joedicke, Mediterranean Area Manager, ALDA staff, Kairouan local administrators, Tunisian civil society, Moncef Ben Slimane and Lam Echlm European partners who joined the Agency. But the opening of this LDA is undoubtedly an event that rewards the work of all the ALDA Board of Directors, Francesco Zarzana, present at the opening, President Oriano Otocan, Mohamed Shali, who supported and promoted this important milestone.
Now it’s about working. We will do so, convinced that Mediterranean Africa can be fertile ground for our business, as demonstrated by the interests already expressed in Morocco and Algeria for further expansion of our membership network.
Алессандро Перелли
Vice President ALDA
Coordinator of the Mediterranean Working Group


WE-NET project experience can help in the present and future

On May 4, 2017, the Teatro Verdi in Brindisi will host, from 3 to 6 pm, an international seminar entitled “Waste Management and Circular Economy: What Challenges for Local Actors?”

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The event, open to all citizens, is sponsored by the Municipalities of Brindisi, Mesagne and Thiene and concludes the WE-NET project in which ALDA has coordinated 12 partners from 8 European countries, with the City of Thiene as lead partner.

The event will be opened by the President of the Puglia Region Michele Emiliano (to be confirmed), the Mayor of Brindisi, Angela Carluccio and Alessandro Distante, President of ISBEM (Scientific Biomedical Institute Euro Mediterranean). Before the Round Table on the themes of Waste, Environment, Health and Circular Economy with Italian and European institutions, Barbara Valenzano, regional manager, will present the rationale and details of the Plan to manage waste of the Puglia Region.

Funded by the Europe for Citizens program, WE-NET has created several networks (Municipalities, Associations, Enterprises, Research Centers of European regions) to promote proper waste management and sustainable development, topics that will be treated in an innovative way by citizens, scientists, enterprises, schools, institutions and media. All this in order to exchange ideas and best practices that must cross national borders.

We appeal to citizens to take part, in large numbers, to this European event where they will know better and appreciate the method followed to overcome the critical issues related to waste (collection, disposal, use, etc..) that affect the environment, health and economy.

Initiatives of this level reflect the philosophy of the project Monastery of the 3rd Millennium that is proposed by ISBEM around the world in order to give a concrete future to the various territories. In fact, with this project in the former Capuchin Convent of Mesagne, knowledge and experiences are aggregated to make innovation and allow young and old to be protagonists in their community, training well to trigger research projects, provide services and practice the Paradigm of Giving. In fact, it is known that a human capital rich in skills can best design on the basis of strong ideas and universal methods to overcome and solve problems and critical issues that often mortify our territories.

Полезные ссылки:

WE-NET Project
ISBEM
Monastery of the 3rd Millennium

On May 4, 2017, the Teatro Verdi in Brindisi will host, from 3 to 6 pm, an international seminar entitled “Waste Management and Circular Economy: What Challenges for Local Actors?”

***

The event, open to all citizens, is sponsored by the Municipalities of Brindisi, Mesagne and Thiene and concludes the WE-NET project in which ALDA has coordinated 12 partners from 8 European countries, with the City of Thiene as lead partner.

The event will be opened by the President of the Puglia Region Michele Emiliano (to be confirmed), the Mayor of Brindisi, Angela Carluccio and Alessandro Distante, President of ISBEM (Scientific Biomedical Institute Euro Mediterranean). Before the Round Table on the themes of Waste, Environment, Health and Circular Economy with Italian and European institutions, Barbara Valenzano, regional manager, will present the rationale and details of the Plan to manage waste of the Puglia Region.

Funded by the Europe for Citizens program, WE-NET has created several networks (Municipalities, Associations, Enterprises, Research Centers of European regions) to promote proper waste management and sustainable development, topics that will be treated in an innovative way by citizens, scientists, enterprises, schools, institutions and media. All this in order to exchange ideas and best practices that must cross national borders.

We appeal to citizens to take part, in large numbers, to this European event where they will know better and appreciate the method followed to overcome the critical issues related to waste (collection, disposal, use, etc..) that affect the environment, health and economy.

Initiatives of this level reflect the philosophy of the project Monastery of the 3rd Millennium that is proposed by ISBEM around the world in order to give a concrete future to the various territories. In fact, with this project in the former Capuchin Convent of Mesagne, knowledge and experiences are aggregated to make innovation and allow young and old to be protagonists in their community, training well to trigger research projects, provide services and practice the Paradigm of Giving. In fact, it is known that a human capital rich in skills can best design on the basis of strong ideas and universal methods to overcome and solve problems and critical issues that often mortify our territories.

Полезные ссылки:

WE-NET Project
ISBEM
Monastery of the 3rd Millennium


ALDA Activity Report 2016

Activity Report ALDA 2016 – European Association for Local Democracy

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Activity Report ALDA 2016 – European Association for Local Democracy

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Activity Report 2016 - Local Democracy Agencies

Activity Report 2016 – Local Democracy Agencies

Report

Activity Report 2016 – Local Democracy Agencies

Report