RECOV final international event in Brussels

From February 19th to 21° то final event of the RECOV project will take place in Brussels. The international event will be covering the main topic addressed by the project: “Participation & Collaborative values as a way to innovation and local development” with a focus on collaborative values and rules to boost solidarity and innovation in local communities and on active citizenship.

The project partners will have the opportunity to meet for the closing steering committee on the 19th; the project results and outcomes will then be presented and discussed during the public event taking place on Thursday, February 20th 2020, from 9am to 2pm, at La Tricoterie – Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels.

In the afternoon of the 20th, the project partners will have the opportunity to explore the main project results through a workshop on citizen participation.

Европейское ВОССТАНОВИТЬ project: REthinking COllaborative Values for Public Services is supported by the European programme Европа для граждан.

From February 19th to 21° то final event of the RECOV project will take place in Brussels. The international event will be covering the main topic addressed by the project: “Participation & Collaborative values as a way to innovation and local development” with a focus on collaborative values and rules to boost solidarity and innovation in local communities and on active citizenship.

The project partners will have the opportunity to meet for the closing steering committee on the 19th; the project results and outcomes will then be presented and discussed during the public event taking place on Thursday, February 20th 2020, from 9am to 2pm, at La Tricoterie – Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels.

In the afternoon of the 20th, the project partners will have the opportunity to explore the main project results through a workshop on citizen participation.

Европейское ВОССТАНОВИТЬ project: REthinking COllaborative Values for Public Services is supported by the European programme Европа для граждан.


Launching of the TANDEM V project event in Minsk, Belarus

On Friday, February 7th, 2020, the launching event of the TANDEM V project was held in Minsk, Belarus.

The event gathered more than 30 participants, representing all 12 beneficiaries of the grants awarded within the project as well as Фонд Льва Сапеги representatives and special guests from the Department of Humanitarian Aid of Belarus, which deals with the registration of foreign humanitarian aid. ALDA participated in the person of Victor Cotruta, EaP Project Coordinator.

All the grantees shortly presented their projects, focusing on the problems they identified at the local level and on their proposed solutions.

A special session was then dedicated to the registration of these projects with the Department of Humanitarian Aid, followed by a presentation of detailed information on how to successfully prepare reports, both narrative and financial.

«The event was very well organised” said Victor; “the participants’ presentations were extremely rich and detailed. The grantees were very thankful to ALDA and to the German Marshall Fund for their support

All the grantees’ projects will be implemented in close cooperation between local administrations and civil society organisations and/or initiative groups.

Европейское TANDEM V project aims at solving such urgent problems as: activating citizens to participate in decision-making at the local level; strengthening civil society organizations through raising the level of knowledge in the field of project management and grant management; creating dialogue platforms between NGOs and local authorities; reducing dependency moods. TANDEM V is funded by the German Marshall Fund.

On Friday, February 7th, 2020, the launching event of the TANDEM V project was held in Minsk, Belarus.

The event gathered more than 30 participants, representing all 12 beneficiaries of the grants awarded within the project as well as Фонд Льва Сапеги representatives and special guests from the Department of Humanitarian Aid of Belarus, which deals with the registration of foreign humanitarian aid. ALDA participated in the person of Victor Cotruta, EaP Project Coordinator.

All the grantees shortly presented their projects, focusing on the problems they identified at the local level and on their proposed solutions.

A special session was then dedicated to the registration of these projects with the Department of Humanitarian Aid, followed by a presentation of detailed information on how to successfully prepare reports, both narrative and financial.

«The event was very well organised” said Victor; “the participants’ presentations were extremely rich and detailed. The grantees were very thankful to ALDA and to the German Marshall Fund for their support

All the grantees’ projects will be implemented in close cooperation between local administrations and civil society organisations and/or initiative groups.

Европейское TANDEM V project aims at solving such urgent problems as: activating citizens to participate in decision-making at the local level; strengthening civil society organizations through raising the level of knowledge in the field of project management and grant management; creating dialogue platforms between NGOs and local authorities; reducing dependency moods. TANDEM V is funded by the German Marshall Fund.


1st transnational meeting: drawing a general educational framework for the forestry sector

On February 10th and 11th, 2020, то FOREST kick-off meeting took place in Legnaro, in the main branch of the lead partner Agenzia Veneta per L’innovazione nel Settore Primario – Veneto Agricoltura.

During the first day, the project coordinator and all partners introduced their organizations and educational services, and reviewed project objectives and results, discussing work and time plans.

During the second day, then, a seminar on an “Overview on the state of the art of forestry training in Italy and Europe” was held by Agenzia Veneta per L’innovazione nel Settore Primario, to draw a general framework about the European training offered in the forestry sectors.

After an introductory presentation of the FOREST project, each project partner contributed to the seminar by presenting a forestry training overview at their national level as well as existing training programs.

Keynote speakers also took part in the discussion. Isabella Pasutto from the Veneto Region described the distribution of public and private forests, different forest types, and forestry enterprises. Then, she presented the volunteer training program for professionals and guidelines for forestry operators offered by the Veneto Region. Finally, representatives from the Piedmont Region and IPLA detailed the Italian training framework within the forestry sector, underlining weaknesses and solutions to be undertaken, and introducing the FOR.Italy project.

The seminar was targeted to forestry operators with an interest for the alpine area, such as technicians, forestry associations, training organisations and schools.

The 2-day kick-off meeting was an important occasion to share good practices and discuss common solutions, as well as increase Forest networks. Read more about FOREST Вот.

On February 10th and 11th, 2020, то FOREST kick-off meeting took place in Legnaro, in the main branch of the lead partner Agenzia Veneta per L’innovazione nel Settore Primario – Veneto Agricoltura.

During the first day, the project coordinator and all partners introduced their organizations and educational services, and reviewed project objectives and results, discussing work and time plans.

During the second day, then, a seminar on an “Overview on the state of the art of forestry training in Italy and Europe” was held by Agenzia Veneta per L’innovazione nel Settore Primario, to draw a general framework about the European training offered in the forestry sectors.

After an introductory presentation of the FOREST project, each project partner contributed to the seminar by presenting a forestry training overview at their national level as well as existing training programs.

Keynote speakers also took part in the discussion. Isabella Pasutto from the Veneto Region described the distribution of public and private forests, different forest types, and forestry enterprises. Then, she presented the volunteer training program for professionals and guidelines for forestry operators offered by the Veneto Region. Finally, representatives from the Piedmont Region and IPLA detailed the Italian training framework within the forestry sector, underlining weaknesses and solutions to be undertaken, and introducing the FOR.Italy project.

The seminar was targeted to forestry operators with an interest for the alpine area, such as technicians, forestry associations, training organisations and schools.

The 2-day kick-off meeting was an important occasion to share good practices and discuss common solutions, as well as increase Forest networks. Read more about FOREST Вот.


A Digital Democracy Network to support active citizenship in the digital era

«Is it already a Digital Democracy?”. This is the question that ALDA, together with 13 other partners, tried to answer during the kick-off meeting and first international event of the ЦИФРОВОЙ проект – Supporting Democratic Union and Active Citizenship in Digital Era from February 4th to 7th, 2020.

The project, supported by the Европа для граждан Programme of the European Union, is led by the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid and brings together civil society organisations and local authorities from 13 European countries: Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Romania, France, Croatia, Latvia as well as Serbia and Macedonia.
The three-day event, hosted in Penne (Italy) by the Association “You Europe”, aimed at discussing how technology shapes and influences democracy at the local level, through insights and the experience of each single partner, as well as from a wider perspective, through the speeches of experts from the academia and jurists. Not only words: partners then had the chance to visit local organisations that work with and through an advanced level of technological innovation, such as the Chamber of Commerce of Chieti-Pescara and Etipublica.
The second of the four events foreseen by the project will take place in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and focus on media literacy: how to assure a good use of technology and a positive circulation of information in order to shape a fair digital democracy?
Meanwhile, stay tuned and follow the Facebook page of the project: Digital Democracy Network!

«Is it already a Digital Democracy?”. This is the question that ALDA, together with 13 other partners, tried to answer during the kick-off meeting and first international event of the ЦИФРОВОЙ проект – Supporting Democratic Union and Active Citizenship in Digital Era from February 4th to 7th, 2020.

The project, supported by the Европа для граждан Programme of the European Union, is led by the Federation of Municipalities of Madrid and brings together civil society organisations and local authorities from 13 European countries: Spain, Poland, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Romania, France, Croatia, Latvia as well as Serbia and Macedonia.
The three-day event, hosted in Penne (Italy) by the Association “You Europe”, aimed at discussing how technology shapes and influences democracy at the local level, through insights and the experience of each single partner, as well as from a wider perspective, through the speeches of experts from the academia and jurists. Not only words: partners then had the chance to visit local organisations that work with and through an advanced level of technological innovation, such as the Chamber of Commerce of Chieti-Pescara and Etipublica.
The second of the four events foreseen by the project will take place in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, and focus on media literacy: how to assure a good use of technology and a positive circulation of information in order to shape a fair digital democracy?
Meanwhile, stay tuned and follow the Facebook page of the project: Digital Democracy Network!


Fostering communication between local authorities and citizens in Europe

In collaboration with the Municipality of Etterbeek, ALDA organised “Participation & collaborative values as a way to innovation and local development: fostering communication between the local authorities and citizens in Europe“, a public meeting taking place on Thursday, February 20th 2020, from 9am to 2pm, at La Tricoterie – Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels.

In the occasion, three European projects will be presented:
1) FromMEtoEU, aiming to provide opportunities for European citizens and migrants’ communities to work together, in order to promote a new idea of a multicultural Europe.
2) ВОССТАНОВИТЬrethinking collaborative values for public services, aiming to create a network of towns that are eager to work together on exchanging common problems, joint brainstorming and introducing concrete measures in regard to project-specific objectives.
3) Подход: becoming an active citizen in your hosting community, aiming to facilitate the reception and involvement of ‘expats’ thanks to dedicated web pages (registration as a resident, enrolment of children in school, access to voting, leisure, etc.).
All interested citizens and professionals are invited to attend this information meeting, which will be followed by a networking lunch. To participate at the event, registration is required by filling the online application form.

In collaboration with the Municipality of Etterbeek, ALDA organised “Participation & collaborative values as a way to innovation and local development: fostering communication between the local authorities and citizens in Europe“, a public meeting taking place on Thursday, February 20th 2020, from 9am to 2pm, at La Tricoterie – Rue Théodore Verhaegen 158, 1060 Brussels.

In the occasion, three European projects will be presented:
1) FromMEtoEU, aiming to provide opportunities for European citizens and migrants’ communities to work together, in order to promote a new idea of a multicultural Europe.
2) ВОССТАНОВИТЬrethinking collaborative values for public services, aiming to create a network of towns that are eager to work together on exchanging common problems, joint brainstorming and introducing concrete measures in regard to project-specific objectives.
3) Подход: becoming an active citizen in your hosting community, aiming to facilitate the reception and involvement of ‘expats’ thanks to dedicated web pages (registration as a resident, enrolment of children in school, access to voting, leisure, etc.).
All interested citizens and professionals are invited to attend this information meeting, which will be followed by a networking lunch. To participate at the event, registration is required by filling the online application form.


Taking EU youth policies to the classroom in Schio, Italy

On Thursday, February 6th, 2020, Marco Boaria (ALDA Head of Resources & Development Unit and CEO ALDA+), Anna Ditta (ALDA Project Development Officer) and Laura Crestani (ALDA R&D Unit Assistant) participated in a workshop on EU youth policies held at the Youth Information Centre in Schio, located within the Faber Box and aimed at three classes of the 4th grade of the “Martini” Human Sciences High School.

The workshop was created on the initiative of some of the high school students, who had concluded their school-work alternation project with the Youth Information Centre and wished to acquire and share a better knowledge of the functioning of the European Union, of European youth policies and of all the related opportunities that the EU currently offers to young people through its programs.
ALDA was contacted in the light of its twenty years of experience in European programmes, projects and training.
After a short explanation of the project by the students, a variety of collective and group workshops followed for the participants to better understand EU geography and its features. Subsequently, EU youth policies were illustrated showing their aim to improve the life and opportunities of young people; and the participants were presented with different programmes they could experience themselves as active protagonists, such as the European Solidarity Corps.
Finally, the ALDA team led a quiz game on notions relating to Europe and the European Union, with the sought-after prize of the participation in an ALDA mission outside of Italy in the coming months: congratulations to the winner and to all of the students to took this special training opportunity!

On Thursday, February 6th, 2020, Marco Boaria (ALDA Head of Resources & Development Unit and CEO ALDA+), Anna Ditta (ALDA Project Development Officer) and Laura Crestani (ALDA R&D Unit Assistant) participated in a workshop on EU youth policies held at the Youth Information Centre in Schio, located within the Faber Box and aimed at three classes of the 4th grade of the “Martini” Human Sciences High School.

The workshop was created on the initiative of some of the high school students, who had concluded their school-work alternation project with the Youth Information Centre and wished to acquire and share a better knowledge of the functioning of the European Union, of European youth policies and of all the related opportunities that the EU currently offers to young people through its programs.
ALDA was contacted in the light of its twenty years of experience in European programmes, projects and training.
After a short explanation of the project by the students, a variety of collective and group workshops followed for the participants to better understand EU geography and its features. Subsequently, EU youth policies were illustrated showing their aim to improve the life and opportunities of young people; and the participants were presented with different programmes they could experience themselves as active protagonists, such as the European Solidarity Corps.
Finally, the ALDA team led a quiz game on notions relating to Europe and the European Union, with the sought-after prize of the participation in an ALDA mission outside of Italy in the coming months: congratulations to the winner and to all of the students to took this special training opportunity!


Participatory democracy trainings for Comrat local authorities and civil society

From February 4th to 6th, 2020, a series of training activities took place in the City Hall of the Comrat Municipality, in the Gagauz Autonomy, Moldova.

The event, which was presented and led by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida, was well attended by public officials of the city hall, including the city architect, the land engineer and the responsible for attracting investments among others; as well as municipal councilors and representatives of the local civil society.

The training sessions covered participatory democracy theory; a presentation of different levels of participation and policy making; information and outreach activities; consultation methods; good practices and tips.

As the participants expressed their views on the addressed issues, each topic was intensely debated: this then resulted in the collective drafting of an elaborate action plan which saw everybody’s contribution to improve the ecological situation of the municipality.

А national conference is likely to be organised later in 2020 with the aim to refer to the results of the training and translate them into tangible results for the communities of Cimișlia and Comrat. All participants to the 3-day course highly appreciated its organisation, contents and methods and were thankful for the opportunity, which saw a substantial action of support from the Comrat Town Hall.

The project “Empowering local authorities and civil society to deliver solutions with participatory democracy” is implemented thanks to the Фонд Конрада Аденауэра with the support of ALDA and of the AGREED project of the European Commission.

From February 4th to 6th, 2020, a series of training activities took place in the City Hall of the Comrat Municipality, in the Gagauz Autonomy, Moldova.

The event, which was presented and led by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida, was well attended by public officials of the city hall, including the city architect, the land engineer and the responsible for attracting investments among others; as well as municipal councilors and representatives of the local civil society.

The training sessions covered participatory democracy theory; a presentation of different levels of participation and policy making; information and outreach activities; consultation methods; good practices and tips.

As the participants expressed their views on the addressed issues, each topic was intensely debated: this then resulted in the collective drafting of an elaborate action plan which saw everybody’s contribution to improve the ecological situation of the municipality.

А national conference is likely to be organised later in 2020 with the aim to refer to the results of the training and translate them into tangible results for the communities of Cimișlia and Comrat. All participants to the 3-day course highly appreciated its organisation, contents and methods and were thankful for the opportunity, which saw a substantial action of support from the Comrat Town Hall.

The project “Empowering local authorities and civil society to deliver solutions with participatory democracy” is implemented thanks to the Фонд Конрада Аденауэра with the support of ALDA and of the AGREED project of the European Commission.


An extra touch of Europe in Vicenza with ALDA's new offices and action plan!

In the evening of January 30th, 2020 the Vicenza branch of ALDA held the official launching event of its new office spaces in the city. It was a great occasion filled with lively participation and enriched with many news from the Association, which is strengthening its action in the territory as well as its connection with Europe.

The highlights?

Certainly a great turnout of partners, members, friends, neighbours and interested parties; the inauguration of the new co-working spaces and of the training room dedicated to ALDA Honorary President Gianfranco Martini; the presentation of the exhibition /e.mò.ti.con/ illustrate emotion, set up on the walls of ALDA by La Piccionaia Centro di Produzione Teatrale in collaboration with Associazione Illustri; and, perhaps above all, an official yet also extremely heartfelt atmosphere all throughout the event, as the new territorial strategy of ALDA was presented by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida, Marco Boaria and Sofia Corsi with regards to the Vicenza area and its connection with Europe.

At the dawn of the Association’s twenty years of activity, the fruitful sharing of its work with its Vicenza neighbourhood, Municipality and wider territory is one of the most beautiful results that could have been aspired to, of course under the classic ALDA labels that characterise its activity in every project and endeavour: participatory democracy, active citizenship, social responsibility, universal rights.

These are, indeed, themes and concepts that ALDA has the fortune and the opportunity to share, discuss and promote through European projects together with its more than 350 members – among which are several municipalities and civil society associations in the Vicenza territory such as the Municipalities of Лендинара, Санторсо, Тьене и Valdagno, well represented at the launching event by their local authorities; and the European Federalist Movement (Vicenza section), Cooperativa Sociale Studio Progetto, La Piccionaia to name a few.

This inauguration is situated in a crucial moment of expansion and evolution for ALDA both in its ‘historical’ territorial branches and in the enlarged Europe, and is the first of a significant series of events and collaborations conceived by the Association for the year 2020 together with its members, partners and networks.

Happy 20th anniversary, ALDA!

In the evening of January 30th, 2020 the Vicenza branch of ALDA held the official launching event of its new office spaces in the city. It was a great occasion filled with lively participation and enriched with many news from the Association, which is strengthening its action in the territory as well as its connection with Europe.

The highlights?

Certainly a great turnout of partners, members, friends, neighbours and interested parties; the inauguration of the new co-working spaces and of the training room dedicated to ALDA Honorary President Gianfranco Martini; the presentation of the exhibition /e.mò.ti.con/ illustrate emotion, set up on the walls of ALDA by La Piccionaia Centro di Produzione Teatrale in collaboration with Associazione Illustri; and, perhaps above all, an official yet also extremely heartfelt atmosphere all throughout the event, as the new territorial strategy of ALDA was presented by ALDA Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida, Marco Boaria and Sofia Corsi with regards to the Vicenza area and its connection with Europe.

At the dawn of the Association’s twenty years of activity, the fruitful sharing of its work with its Vicenza neighbourhood, Municipality and wider territory is one of the most beautiful results that could have been aspired to, of course under the classic ALDA labels that characterise its activity in every project and endeavour: participatory democracy, active citizenship, social responsibility, universal rights.

These are, indeed, themes and concepts that ALDA has the fortune and the opportunity to share, discuss and promote through European projects together with its more than 350 members – among which are several municipalities and civil society associations in the Vicenza territory such as the Municipalities of Лендинара, Санторсо, Тьене и Valdagno, well represented at the launching event by their local authorities; and the European Federalist Movement (Vicenza section), Cooperativa Sociale Studio Progetto, La Piccionaia to name a few.

This inauguration is situated in a crucial moment of expansion and evolution for ALDA both in its ‘historical’ territorial branches and in the enlarged Europe, and is the first of a significant series of events and collaborations conceived by the Association for the year 2020 together with its members, partners and networks.

Happy 20th anniversary, ALDA!


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About Brexit: a word by Secretary-General Antonella Valmorbida

The night of the results of the referendum on Brexit, I was in Kutaisi, Georgia. I was there for a training on civil society and local authorities’ cooperation. It was summertime. I remember the moment when we saw on the TV screen the result of the voting: “51.89% voted for Leave versus 48.11% for Remain”. We were all shocked.

Now, the other night, I must admit that the shock was even bigger, not only because the Brexit actually took place but because most of the Brexiters’ reasoning made me realize how much we have been living a different movie, through all these years.

This makes me think that indeed, we too often give our own reasoning for granted since we tend to surround ourselves with people who think like us, instead of discussing with those who think differently. An overwhelming communication “without information” makes things even worse. I just don’t understand the reasons why the UK left the EU. And, if I try to understand why all this happened, it gets petrifying: to win “back” the right to take their own decisions, to recast themselves as the protagonists of their actions, to manage their money, to fight their own battles, to fight against a corrupt EU, to be masters of their own destiny.

Except that, nowadays, it is foolish to believe one can live in their own little corner of the universe. How can it be possible for highly educated people, global leaders that are constantly internationally exposed, to think that there is a place where one can “govern” alone?

ALDA has a few members in the UK and all of them are pro-Europe. We are part of many networks whose UK partners are active and leading forces. We want to continue working with them by all means. We want to be close and to expand our work, actions and mission together. We won’t let them down despite all circumstances: they proved to be active in engaging citizens for inclusive and successful communities.

To all of them, we say: we want you with us because you are part of us.

 

Антонелла Вальморбида

ALDA Secretary-General

 

 

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À propos du Brexit : quelques mots de la Secrétaire générale Antonella Valmorbida

La nuit des résultats du referendum sur le Brexit, j’étais à Koutaïssi en Géorgie. J’y étais pour une formation sur la société civile et la coopération des collectivités locales. C’était la période estivale. Je me souviens du moment où nous avons vu sur l’écran de télévision le résultat du vote : « 51.89% ont voté pour quitter l’Union européenne et 48.11% pour rester ». Nous étions tous choqués.

Il y a quelques jours, l’autre nuit, je dois reconnaître que le choc était encore plus grand, non pas seulement parce que le Brexit est a eu lieu mais parce que la plupart des raisonnements des Brexiters m’ont fait réalisé à quel point nous avons vécu dans un film différent, durant toutes ces années.

Cela m’a fait penser qu’en effet nous donnons trop souvent notre propre raisonnement pour acquis puisque nous avons tendance à nous entourer nous-mêmes de personnes qui pensent comme nous, au lieu de discuter avec celles qui pensent différemment. Une communication accablante « sans information » rende les choses encore pires. Je ne comprends tout simplement pas les raisons qui ont poussé le Royaume-Uni à quitter l’Union Européenne et, si je veux tenter de comprendre pourquoi tout ceci est arrivé, cela devient pétrifiant : gagner « de nouveau » le droit de prendre leurs propres décisions, se rappeler eux-mêmes comme les protagonistes de leurs actions, gérer leur argent, mener leurs propres batailles, combattre une Union Européenne corrompue, être maîtres de leur propre destinée.

En dehors de cela, de nos jours il est insensé de croire que chacun peut vivre dans son propre coin de l’univers. Comment est-il possible pour des personnes instruites, des décideurs mondiaux qui sont constamment exposés au niveau international, de penser qu’il y a un endroit où l’on peut « gouverner » seul ?

L’ALDA a quelques membres au Royaume-Uni et ils sont tous pro-européen. Nous faisons partie de nombreux réseaux où les partenaires britanniques sont des forces dirigeantes actives. Nous voulons continuer à travailler avec eux par tous les moyens. Nous voulons être plus proches et étendre notre travail, nos actions et notre mission ensemble. Nous ne les laisseront pas tomber malgré les circonstances : ils se sont révélés actifs pour impliquer les citoyens pour des communautés inclusives et prospères.

À eux tous, je leur dis : nous vous voulons avec nous car vous êtes une part de nous-mêmes.

Антонелла Вальморбида

Secrétaire générale de l’ALDA 

 

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Brexit: il commento della Segretario Generale Antonella Valmorbida

La notte dei risultati del referendum sulla Brexit ero a Kutaisi, in Georgia. Ero lì per un corso di formazione sulla cooperazione tra società civile e autorità locali. Era estate. Ricordo il momento in cui abbiamo visto sullo schermo della televisione il risultato della votazione: “Il 51,89% ha votato per uscire e il 48,11% per rimanere”. Eravamo tutti scioccati.

Ora, l’altra sera, devo ammettere che lo shock è stato ancora più grande, non solo perché la Brexit ha effettivamente avuto luogo, ma perché la maggior parte delle argomentazioni dei Brexiter mi ha fatto rendere conto di quanto abbiamo vissuto in un film diverso in tutti questi anni.

Questo mi fa pensare che in effetti troppo spesso diamo per scontate le nostre argomentazioni, tendendo a circondarci di persone che la pensano come noi, invece di discutere con chi la pensa diversamente. Una comunicazione travolgente “senza informazioni” peggiora ulteriormente le cose. Non capisco i motivi per cui il Regno Unito ha lasciato l’UE. E, se provo a capire perché tutto ciò è accaduto, diventa paralizzante: per “riconquistare” il diritto di prendere le proprie decisioni, riaffermarsi come protagonisti delle proprie azioni, gestire i propri soldi, combattere le proprie battaglie, combattere contro un’Unione Europea corrotta, essere padroni del proprio destino.

Senonché, al giorno d’oggi, è assurdo credere di poter vivere nel proprio piccolo angolo di universo. Com’è possibile che persone altamente istruite, leader globali che sono costantemente esposti a livello internazionale, pensino che esista un posto dove si può “governare” da soli?

ALDA ha diversi soci nel Regno Unito e sono tutti pro-Europa. Facciamo parte di molte reti i cui partner britannici sono forze attive e trainanti. Vogliamo continuare a lavorare con loro in ogni modo. Vogliamo essere loro vicini ed espandere il nostro lavoro, le nostre azioni e le nostre missioni congiunte. Non li deluderemo nonostante le circostanze: si sono dimostrati attivi nel coinvolgere i cittadini per creare comunità inclusive e di successo.

A tutti loro diciamo: vi vogliamo con noi perché siete parte di noi.

Антонелла Вальморбида

Segretario Generale di ALDA 

 

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О Брексите: выступление Генерального секретаря Антонеллы Вальморбиды

В ночь на результаты референдума по Брекситу я была в Кутаиси, Грузия. Я была там на тренинге по сотрудничеству гражданского общества и местных властей. Было лето. Я помню тот момент, когда мы увидели на экране телевизора результат голосования: «51,89% проголосовали за «Уходим» против 48,11% за «Остаемся». Мы все были в шоке.

На другой вечер, я должна признать, что шок был еще больше, не только потому, что на самом деле произошел «Брексит», но и потому, что большинство рассуждений Брекситеров заставили меня понять, как долго мы прожили в другом мире все эти годы.

Это заставляет меня думать, что, действительно, мы слишком часто приводим свои собственные аргументы как должное, поскольку мы склонны окружать себя людьми, которые думают как мы, вместо того, чтобы обсуждать с теми, кто думает иначе. Подавляющее общение «без информации» делает вещи еще хуже. Я просто не понимаю причин, по которым Великобритания вышла из ЕС. И, если я пытаюсь понять, почему все это произошло, это становится ошеломляющим: отыгрывать «право» принимать собственные решения, заявлять о себе как о героях своих действий, управлять своими деньгами, вести собственные битвы, бороться с коррумпированным ЕС, быть хозяевами своей судьбы.

Кроме того, в наше время глупо верить, что можно жить в своем маленьком уголке вселенной. Как могут высокообразованные люди, мировые лидеры, которые постоянно находятся на международном уровне, думать, что есть место, где можно «управлять» в одиночку?

У ALDA есть несколько членов в Великобритании, и все они проевропейские. Мы являемся частью многих сетей, чьи партнеры в Великобритании являются активными и ведущими силами. Мы, безусловно, хотим продолжать работать с ними. Мы хотим быть рядом и расширять нашу работу, действия и миссию вместе. Мы не подведем их, несмотря на все обстоятельства: они оказались активными в привлечении граждан для инклюзивных и успешных сообществ.

Всем им мы говорим: мы хотим, чтобы вы были с нами, потому что вы являетесь частью нас.

Антонелла Вальморбида

Генеральный секретарь ALDA 

 

serbo

O Brexitu: obraćanje Generalne sekretarke Antonele Valmorbide

Noć uoči rezultata referendum o Brexitu. Bila sam u Kutiasiju, Gruzija. Tamo sam bila povodom treninga za saradnju lokalnih vlasti i civilnog društva. Bilo je ljeto. Sjećam se trenutka kada sam na TV ekranu vidjela rezultate glasanja: “51.89% je glasalo za izlazak naprema 48.11% za ostanak”. Svi smo bili šokirani.

Sada, drugu noć, moram priznati da je šok još veći, ne samo što se Bregzit zapravo i dogodio nego što me većina Bregzitersa natjerala da shvatim koliko smo živjeli drugačiji film, kroz sve ove godine.

Ovo je učinilo da pomislim, mi takođe često dajemo svoje razmišljanje zdravo za gotovo otkad smo skloni da se okružimo ljudima koji razmišljaju poput nas, umjesto da razgovaramo sa onima koji misle drugačije. Prevelika komunikacija ,,bez informacija’’ čini stvari još gorim. Ja samo ne razumijem razloge zašto je UK napustilo EU. I, ako pokušavam da razumijem zašto se sve ovo desilo, postaje okamanjeno osvojiti nazad pravo da sami donose svoje odluke, da preoblikuju sebe kao protagoniste svojih postupaka, da upravljaju svojim novcem, da vode svoje bitke, da se bore protiv korumpirane EU, da budu gospodari svoje sudbine.

Osim toga, danas je glupo vjerovati da neko može živjeti u svom kutku univerzuma. Kako je moguće za visokoobrazovane ljude, globalne lidere koji su stalno međunarodno izloženi, da misle da postoji mjesto gdje neko može ,,vladati” sam?

ALDA ima nekoliko članova u UK i svaki od njih je proevropski. Mi smo dio mnogih mreža čiji su partneri aktivne i vodeće snage. Svi želimo da nastavimo da nastavimo da radimo sa njima. Želimo da budemo bliski i da proširimo naš rad, akcije i misiju zajedno. Nećemo dozvoliti da ih sruše uprkos svim okolnostima: Oni su dokazali da će biti aktivni u uključivanju građana u uspješnu zajednicu.

Svima njima kažemo: Mi vas želimo sa nama zato što ste dio nas.

Антонелла Вальморбида

ALDA Generalni sekretar 

 

العربية

حول براكسيت: كلمة صادرة عن الأمينة العامة أنتونلا فالموربيدا

خلال الأمسية التي شهدت الاعلان عن النتائج المتعلقة بالاستفتاء حول براكسيت, كنت متواجدة بمدينة كوتايزي, في جورجيا. كنت هناك للمساهمة في الدورة التدريبية حول منظومة التعاون مع منظمات المجتمع المدني والسلطات المحلية. وكنا في فصل الصيف آنذاك. لا زلت أتذكر اللحظة التي شاهدنا فيها على شاشة التلفزيون النتيجة الخاصة بالاقتراع. “℅ 51.89 صوتوا لصالح الخروج, في حين صوت البقية بنسبة ℅48.11 لصالح البقاء داخل الاتحاد الأوروبي”. لقد أصبنا جميعنا بالصدمة على إثر صدور هذه النتائج.

غير أنني أعترف الآن أن ما شاهدناه الليلة الماضية كان وقعه أشد, ليس بسبب عملية بركسيت, التي أصبحت أمرا واقعا, ولكن بسبب التفكير الذي خلفته عملية بركسيت على نفوسنا حيث أثبتت هذه النتائج أننا كنا نعيش فعلا قصصا مختلفة تماما طوال كل هذه السنوات الماضية.

وهذا يدعوني إلى التفكير, في حقيقة الأمر, أننا نحن كذلك عادة ما ننقاد وراء تفكيرنا على أنه أمر مسلم و نحيط أنفسنا بأشخاص نعتقد أنهم يكنون لنا المحبة والاحترام, بدلا من الدخول في نقاش مع من يخالفوننا الرأي. كما أن التواصل المفرط عادة “بدون تقديم المعلومة المطلوبة” كثيرا ما يزيد الطين بلة. فأنا لا أتفهم أبدا الدوافع التي جعلت المملكة المتحدة تغادر الاتحاد الأوروبي. وإذا ما حاولت فهم سبب حدوث كل هذا, يغمرني شعور بالرعب: لاستعادة الحق “من جديد” في اتخاذ القرارات التي تخصنا ومنح أنفسهم القدرة على التحكم في أنشطتهم وإدارة مواردهم الخاصة وخوض معاركهم المستقلة ومحاربة اتحاد أوروبي فاسد وامتلاك القدرة على التحكم في مصيرهم.

غير أنه من الغباء بما كان اليوم أن يعتقد المرء أنه بإمكانه العيش لوحده منعزلا في زاويتة الصغيرة وسط هذا العالم الكبير. كيف يمكن لشعب يتمتع بمستوى عال من التعليم ولقادة دوليين معروفون بشكل دائم على المستوى العالمي, أنه يوجد مكان واحد في هذا العالم يمكن المرء من “الحكم” بمفرده؟

ألدا لها بعض الأعضاء المتواجدين في المملكة المتحدة وكلهم مناصرون لأوروبا. نحن جزء من العديد من الشبكات التي يعتبر شركاؤها من الناشطين والقياديين. نحن نرغب في مواصلة التعاون معهم بكافة السبل الممكنة. نحن نريد الإبقاء على علاقاتنا المتينة وتوسيع نطاق تعاوننا والتكثيف من عملنا وأنشطتنا ومهامنا المشتركة. سوف لن نخذلهم أبدا بالرغم من كافة هذه الظروف: لقد أثبتوا قدرتهم ونجاعتهم في تحريك مشاعر المواطنين وتحفيزهم على العمل من أجل مجتمعات مشاركة وناجحة.

نحن نقول ونكرر لهم جميعا: نريدكم معنا لأنكم جزء لا يتجزأ منا.

أنتونلا فالموربيدا, الأمينة العامة لألدا

The night of the results of the referendum on Brexit, I was in Kutaisi, Georgia. I was there for a training on civil society and local authorities’ cooperation. It was summertime. I remember the moment when we saw on the TV screen the result of the voting: “51.89% voted for Leave versus 48.11% for Remain”. We were all shocked.

Now, the other night, I must admit that the shock was even bigger, not only because the Brexit actually took place but because most of the Brexiters’ reasoning made me realize how much we have been living a different movie, through all these years.

This makes me think that indeed, we too often give our own reasoning for granted since we tend to surround ourselves with people who think like us, instead of discussing with those who think differently. An overwhelming communication “without information” makes things even worse. I just don’t understand the reasons why the UK left the EU. And, if I try to understand why all this happened, it gets petrifying: to win “back” the right to take their own decisions, to recast themselves as the protagonists of their actions, to manage their money, to fight their own battles, to fight against a corrupt EU, to be masters of their own destiny.

Except that, nowadays, it is foolish to believe one can live in their own little corner of the universe. How can it be possible for highly educated people, global leaders that are constantly internationally exposed, to think that there is a place where one can “govern” alone?

ALDA has a few members in the UK and all of them are pro-Europe. We are part of many networks whose UK partners are active and leading forces. We want to continue working with them by all means. We want to be close and to expand our work, actions and mission together. We won’t let them down despite all circumstances: they proved to be active in engaging citizens for inclusive and successful communities.

To all of them, we say: we want you with us because you are part of us.

 

Антонелла Вальморбида

ALDA Secretary-General

 

 

français

À propos du Brexit : quelques mots de la Secrétaire générale Antonella Valmorbida

La nuit des résultats du referendum sur le Brexit, j’étais à Koutaïssi en Géorgie. J’y étais pour une formation sur la société civile et la coopération des collectivités locales. C’était la période estivale. Je me souviens du moment où nous avons vu sur l’écran de télévision le résultat du vote : « 51.89% ont voté pour quitter l’Union européenne et 48.11% pour rester ». Nous étions tous choqués.

Il y a quelques jours, l’autre nuit, je dois reconnaître que le choc était encore plus grand, non pas seulement parce que le Brexit est a eu lieu mais parce que la plupart des raisonnements des Brexiters m’ont fait réalisé à quel point nous avons vécu dans un film différent, durant toutes ces années.

Cela m’a fait penser qu’en effet nous donnons trop souvent notre propre raisonnement pour acquis puisque nous avons tendance à nous entourer nous-mêmes de personnes qui pensent comme nous, au lieu de discuter avec celles qui pensent différemment. Une communication accablante « sans information » rende les choses encore pires. Je ne comprends tout simplement pas les raisons qui ont poussé le Royaume-Uni à quitter l’Union Européenne et, si je veux tenter de comprendre pourquoi tout ceci est arrivé, cela devient pétrifiant : gagner « de nouveau » le droit de prendre leurs propres décisions, se rappeler eux-mêmes comme les protagonistes de leurs actions, gérer leur argent, mener leurs propres batailles, combattre une Union Européenne corrompue, être maîtres de leur propre destinée.

En dehors de cela, de nos jours il est insensé de croire que chacun peut vivre dans son propre coin de l’univers. Comment est-il possible pour des personnes instruites, des décideurs mondiaux qui sont constamment exposés au niveau international, de penser qu’il y a un endroit où l’on peut « gouverner » seul ?

L’ALDA a quelques membres au Royaume-Uni et ils sont tous pro-européen. Nous faisons partie de nombreux réseaux où les partenaires britanniques sont des forces dirigeantes actives. Nous voulons continuer à travailler avec eux par tous les moyens. Nous voulons être plus proches et étendre notre travail, nos actions et notre mission ensemble. Nous ne les laisseront pas tomber malgré les circonstances : ils se sont révélés actifs pour impliquer les citoyens pour des communautés inclusives et prospères.

À eux tous, je leur dis : nous vous voulons avec nous car vous êtes une part de nous-mêmes.

Антонелла Вальморбида

Secrétaire générale de l’ALDA 

 

italiano

Brexit: il commento della Segretario Generale Antonella Valmorbida

La notte dei risultati del referendum sulla Brexit ero a Kutaisi, in Georgia. Ero lì per un corso di formazione sulla cooperazione tra società civile e autorità locali. Era estate. Ricordo il momento in cui abbiamo visto sullo schermo della televisione il risultato della votazione: “Il 51,89% ha votato per uscire e il 48,11% per rimanere”. Eravamo tutti scioccati.

Ora, l’altra sera, devo ammettere che lo shock è stato ancora più grande, non solo perché la Brexit ha effettivamente avuto luogo, ma perché la maggior parte delle argomentazioni dei Brexiter mi ha fatto rendere conto di quanto abbiamo vissuto in un film diverso in tutti questi anni.

Questo mi fa pensare che in effetti troppo spesso diamo per scontate le nostre argomentazioni, tendendo a circondarci di persone che la pensano come noi, invece di discutere con chi la pensa diversamente. Una comunicazione travolgente “senza informazioni” peggiora ulteriormente le cose. Non capisco i motivi per cui il Regno Unito ha lasciato l’UE. E, se provo a capire perché tutto ciò è accaduto, diventa paralizzante: per “riconquistare” il diritto di prendere le proprie decisioni, riaffermarsi come protagonisti delle proprie azioni, gestire i propri soldi, combattere le proprie battaglie, combattere contro un’Unione Europea corrotta, essere padroni del proprio destino.

Senonché, al giorno d’oggi, è assurdo credere di poter vivere nel proprio piccolo angolo di universo. Com’è possibile che persone altamente istruite, leader globali che sono costantemente esposti a livello internazionale, pensino che esista un posto dove si può “governare” da soli?

ALDA ha diversi soci nel Regno Unito e sono tutti pro-Europa. Facciamo parte di molte reti i cui partner britannici sono forze attive e trainanti. Vogliamo continuare a lavorare con loro in ogni modo. Vogliamo essere loro vicini ed espandere il nostro lavoro, le nostre azioni e le nostre missioni congiunte. Non li deluderemo nonostante le circostanze: si sono dimostrati attivi nel coinvolgere i cittadini per creare comunità inclusive e di successo.

A tutti loro diciamo: vi vogliamo con noi perché siete parte di noi.

Антонелла Вальморбида

Segretario Generale di ALDA 

 

русский

О Брексите: выступление Генерального секретаря Антонеллы Вальморбиды

В ночь на результаты референдума по Брекситу я была в Кутаиси, Грузия. Я была там на тренинге по сотрудничеству гражданского общества и местных властей. Было лето. Я помню тот момент, когда мы увидели на экране телевизора результат голосования: «51,89% проголосовали за «Уходим» против 48,11% за «Остаемся». Мы все были в шоке.

На другой вечер, я должна признать, что шок был еще больше, не только потому, что на самом деле произошел «Брексит», но и потому, что большинство рассуждений Брекситеров заставили меня понять, как долго мы прожили в другом мире все эти годы.

Это заставляет меня думать, что, действительно, мы слишком часто приводим свои собственные аргументы как должное, поскольку мы склонны окружать себя людьми, которые думают как мы, вместо того, чтобы обсуждать с теми, кто думает иначе. Подавляющее общение «без информации» делает вещи еще хуже. Я просто не понимаю причин, по которым Великобритания вышла из ЕС. И, если я пытаюсь понять, почему все это произошло, это становится ошеломляющим: отыгрывать «право» принимать собственные решения, заявлять о себе как о героях своих действий, управлять своими деньгами, вести собственные битвы, бороться с коррумпированным ЕС, быть хозяевами своей судьбы.

Кроме того, в наше время глупо верить, что можно жить в своем маленьком уголке вселенной. Как могут высокообразованные люди, мировые лидеры, которые постоянно находятся на международном уровне, думать, что есть место, где можно «управлять» в одиночку?

У ALDA есть несколько членов в Великобритании, и все они проевропейские. Мы являемся частью многих сетей, чьи партнеры в Великобритании являются активными и ведущими силами. Мы, безусловно, хотим продолжать работать с ними. Мы хотим быть рядом и расширять нашу работу, действия и миссию вместе. Мы не подведем их, несмотря на все обстоятельства: они оказались активными в привлечении граждан для инклюзивных и успешных сообществ.

Всем им мы говорим: мы хотим, чтобы вы были с нами, потому что вы являетесь частью нас.

Антонелла Вальморбида

Генеральный секретарь ALDA 

 

serbo

O Brexitu: obraćanje Generalne sekretarke Antonele Valmorbide

Noć uoči rezultata referendum o Brexitu. Bila sam u Kutiasiju, Gruzija. Tamo sam bila povodom treninga za saradnju lokalnih vlasti i civilnog društva. Bilo je ljeto. Sjećam se trenutka kada sam na TV ekranu vidjela rezultate glasanja: “51.89% je glasalo za izlazak naprema 48.11% za ostanak”. Svi smo bili šokirani.

Sada, drugu noć, moram priznati da je šok još veći, ne samo što se Bregzit zapravo i dogodio nego što me većina Bregzitersa natjerala da shvatim koliko smo živjeli drugačiji film, kroz sve ove godine.

Ovo je učinilo da pomislim, mi takođe često dajemo svoje razmišljanje zdravo za gotovo otkad smo skloni da se okružimo ljudima koji razmišljaju poput nas, umjesto da razgovaramo sa onima koji misle drugačije. Prevelika komunikacija ,,bez informacija’’ čini stvari još gorim. Ja samo ne razumijem razloge zašto je UK napustilo EU. I, ako pokušavam da razumijem zašto se sve ovo desilo, postaje okamanjeno osvojiti nazad pravo da sami donose svoje odluke, da preoblikuju sebe kao protagoniste svojih postupaka, da upravljaju svojim novcem, da vode svoje bitke, da se bore protiv korumpirane EU, da budu gospodari svoje sudbine.

Osim toga, danas je glupo vjerovati da neko može živjeti u svom kutku univerzuma. Kako je moguće za visokoobrazovane ljude, globalne lidere koji su stalno međunarodno izloženi, da misle da postoji mjesto gdje neko može ,,vladati” sam?

ALDA ima nekoliko članova u UK i svaki od njih je proevropski. Mi smo dio mnogih mreža čiji su partneri aktivne i vodeće snage. Svi želimo da nastavimo da nastavimo da radimo sa njima. Želimo da budemo bliski i da proširimo naš rad, akcije i misiju zajedno. Nećemo dozvoliti da ih sruše uprkos svim okolnostima: Oni su dokazali da će biti aktivni u uključivanju građana u uspješnu zajednicu.

Svima njima kažemo: Mi vas želimo sa nama zato što ste dio nas.

Антонелла Вальморбида

ALDA Generalni sekretar 

 

العربية

حول براكسيت: كلمة صادرة عن الأمينة العامة أنتونلا فالموربيدا

خلال الأمسية التي شهدت الاعلان عن النتائج المتعلقة بالاستفتاء حول براكسيت, كنت متواجدة بمدينة كوتايزي, في جورجيا. كنت هناك للمساهمة في الدورة التدريبية حول منظومة التعاون مع منظمات المجتمع المدني والسلطات المحلية. وكنا في فصل الصيف آنذاك. لا زلت أتذكر اللحظة التي شاهدنا فيها على شاشة التلفزيون النتيجة الخاصة بالاقتراع. “℅ 51.89 صوتوا لصالح الخروج, في حين صوت البقية بنسبة ℅48.11 لصالح البقاء داخل الاتحاد الأوروبي”. لقد أصبنا جميعنا بالصدمة على إثر صدور هذه النتائج.

غير أنني أعترف الآن أن ما شاهدناه الليلة الماضية كان وقعه أشد, ليس بسبب عملية بركسيت, التي أصبحت أمرا واقعا, ولكن بسبب التفكير الذي خلفته عملية بركسيت على نفوسنا حيث أثبتت هذه النتائج أننا كنا نعيش فعلا قصصا مختلفة تماما طوال كل هذه السنوات الماضية.

وهذا يدعوني إلى التفكير, في حقيقة الأمر, أننا نحن كذلك عادة ما ننقاد وراء تفكيرنا على أنه أمر مسلم و نحيط أنفسنا بأشخاص نعتقد أنهم يكنون لنا المحبة والاحترام, بدلا من الدخول في نقاش مع من يخالفوننا الرأي. كما أن التواصل المفرط عادة “بدون تقديم المعلومة المطلوبة” كثيرا ما يزيد الطين بلة. فأنا لا أتفهم أبدا الدوافع التي جعلت المملكة المتحدة تغادر الاتحاد الأوروبي. وإذا ما حاولت فهم سبب حدوث كل هذا, يغمرني شعور بالرعب: لاستعادة الحق “من جديد” في اتخاذ القرارات التي تخصنا ومنح أنفسهم القدرة على التحكم في أنشطتهم وإدارة مواردهم الخاصة وخوض معاركهم المستقلة ومحاربة اتحاد أوروبي فاسد وامتلاك القدرة على التحكم في مصيرهم.

غير أنه من الغباء بما كان اليوم أن يعتقد المرء أنه بإمكانه العيش لوحده منعزلا في زاويتة الصغيرة وسط هذا العالم الكبير. كيف يمكن لشعب يتمتع بمستوى عال من التعليم ولقادة دوليين معروفون بشكل دائم على المستوى العالمي, أنه يوجد مكان واحد في هذا العالم يمكن المرء من “الحكم” بمفرده؟

ألدا لها بعض الأعضاء المتواجدين في المملكة المتحدة وكلهم مناصرون لأوروبا. نحن جزء من العديد من الشبكات التي يعتبر شركاؤها من الناشطين والقياديين. نحن نرغب في مواصلة التعاون معهم بكافة السبل الممكنة. نحن نريد الإبقاء على علاقاتنا المتينة وتوسيع نطاق تعاوننا والتكثيف من عملنا وأنشطتنا ومهامنا المشتركة. سوف لن نخذلهم أبدا بالرغم من كافة هذه الظروف: لقد أثبتوا قدرتهم ونجاعتهم في تحريك مشاعر المواطنين وتحفيزهم على العمل من أجل مجتمعات مشاركة وناجحة.

نحن نقول ونكرر لهم جميعا: نريدكم معنا لأنكم جزء لا يتجزأ منا.

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