ALDA’s Milestones in 2023: A Year of Commitment to Local Democracy31 декабря, 2023
As we bid farewell to 2023, we reflect upon the significant milestones achieved by ALDA …
Winter Greetings & Happy New Year from ALDA29 декабря, 2023
Winter Greeting and Happy New Year from ALDA President, Mr. Oriano Otočan, ALDA Secretary General, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida and the whole ALDA team!
«The Alternative Hour»: a coming-of-age story where anger, fear and anxiety give way to a new vision of oneself and the world.27 декабря, 2023
This is the series «The Alternative Hour», the new format produced by WeWorld — an organisation committed for 50 years to guaranteeing the rights of women, girls and children in 27 countries around the world — under the signature of Koala Production, the Rome-based independent production company of Ali, Mouadh and Takoua Ben Mohamed.
CreateUp Project Interview Series: An interview with Moïse Togo to understand key competences in the artistic domain27 декабря, 2023
This encounter unfolded within the framework of the Create Up project, spearheaded by the European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA). As part of this research endeavour, the Create Up consortium conducted interviews and sought out key artistic profiles as case studies to construct an ideal framework.
ALDA’s Governing Board meeting: new Members, strategic visions, and a glimpse into an ambitious future22 декабря, 2023
In 2023, ALDA experienced a year marked by a series of dynamic challenges alongside numerous opportunities. To cap off this bustling year and gain insight into the future, the last ALDA Governing Board meeting was held online on December 20, 2023.
European LEADER Congress 2023: supporting rural areas and local participation22 декабря, 2023
More than 650 participants, 36 nationalities and almost 70 speakers took part in the European LEADER Congress which took place on 18 and 19 December 2023, in Brussels (Belgium). ALDA, represented by Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA Secretary General and Mr. Adrien Licha, Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Association, participated in the Congress discussing rural development in Europe and the needs and challenges of local communities in the context of the upcoming European elections.
6 Turkish Municipalities awarded with the ELoGE20 декабря, 2023
The European Label of Governance Excellence (ELoGE) has been acquired by six Turkish municipalities for the 2023-24 period. The ELoGE, symbolising a culture of good governance in local governments, is awarded by the National Platform established in Türkiye under the coordination of the Argüden Governance Academy.
Unlocking Perspectives: Youth’s Impact on Inclusion and Intercultural Understanding19 декабря, 2023
On the 5th of December in Strasbourg (France(, the event titled «From Voices to Visions: Youth’s Impact on Inclusion and Intercultural Understanding» emerged as a powerful platform for dialogue, collaboration, and visionary thinking.
A new place for THE:PLACE programme: showcasing projects on EU-Turkish and CSO-LA collaboration18 декабря, 2023
THE:PLACE is a collaborative exchange program designed to establish enduring networks between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Local Authorities(LAs) in Türkiye and the European Union.
Stand Together Against Hate: join the multi-agency initiative on January 11, 2024!18 декабря, 2023
In a world where unity and understanding are paramount, combating hate crimes remains a collective responsibility
EU support for community development and social accountability in the Republic of Moldova under the EU4Accountability project18 декабря, 2023
Citizens, civil society organisations, and local authorities in 10 countries are taking stock of the EU4Accountability project and already have joint development plans for their communities for the coming year. In November-December, several other projects coordinated by ALDA have achieved their objectives.
Exploring innovations in Euro-Integrative processes at the School of European Policy18 декабря, 2023
Exploring innovations in Euro-Integrative processes at the School of European Policy
Support for the establishment of temporary shelter Areas in the earthquake-stricken Region of Hatay (Türkiye)15 декабря, 2023
The earthquakes in Türkiye in 2023 caused extensive damage across 11 provinces, resulting in the loss of over 50,000 lives and a financial impact of 351 billion Turkish Lira.
ALDA celebrates the European Council’s Decision to Open Membership Talks with Ukraine and Moldova, and to Grant Candidate Status to Georgia15 декабря, 2023
Everyone in ALDA today celebrates the European Council’s decision to initiate Accession negotiation talks with Ukraine and Moldova and to grant the candidate status to Georgia. We are welcoming the proposed steps towards Bosnia and Herzegovina, hoping for a more firm decision in March 2024.
«Apriti, Parco!» Un incontro per definire il futuro del Parco della Pace a Vicenza14 декабря, 2023
Il prossimo sabato 16 dicembre 2023, un evento straordinario prenderà vita a Vicenza (Italia): «Apriti, Parco!», una giornata dedicata all’approfondimento sulla futura identità del Parco della Pace e sui possibili modelli di gestione.
SAVE THE DATE for “Local Democracy for Global Impact” — ALDA Festival and General Assembly 202414 декабря, 2023
The eagerly awaited ALDA Festival and General Assembly 2024 is set to become a landmark event, marking a significant milestone in the Organisation’s relentless pursuit of its mission and impact. Taking place from May 14 until 16, 2024, and scheduled to unfold in the city of Barcelona, Spain, this assembly strategically aligns with the Barcelona European Capital of Democracy (ECoD) initiative, amplifying the resonance of its mission.
Empowering youth to #YouthUp cities across Europe: ALDA amplifies the call for European Youth Capital 2027 applications13 декабря, 2023
In a collaboration with the European Youth Forum, ALDA actively promotes the call for applications for the title of European Youth Capital 2027.
Empowering Youth: insights from the E-VOICE project’s conference12 декабря, 2023
The recent meeting of the «E-VOICE, a Voice for Europe» project, held from November 15th to 17th in Rociana del Condado, La Rinconada, and Nerva, served as a critical platform for addressing the pressing challenges faced by young Europeans.