FOOD WAVE supports 21 project ideas led by youth and small civil society organisations all over Europe!

The First Round of the Food Wave Call for Proposals directed to youth-led and small civil society organisations closed successfully! 21 proposals have been selected, involving 13 different countries and 25 territories.

The Food Wave Project, led by the Municipality of Milan together with 29 project partners (cities, municipal agencies and civil society organisations)  in 17 countries, aims at creating awareness on sustainable ways to consume and produce food for climate change mitigation and activate young people in their cities, in order to enable them to influence institutional decisions, so they can lead us to a sustainable global food system by 2030, with the involvement of global networks such as C40.

Within this framework, the Project, under the coordination of ALDA, with the collaboration of the project partners and in synergy with the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), established a sub-granting scheme that will contribute to the Food Wave Project overall objective, supporting grass-root initiatives in the field of climate-friendly food consumption behaviours.

The selected proposals will directly involve about 6000 young people в 13 European countries implementing a wide variety of communication, promotion, dissemination and awareness raising initiatives but also training and learning by doing activities such as intercultural cooking workshops, gardening and planting workshops and creative activities like food museums, bike-parades, photo documentaries among many others!

Европейское main themes that will be addressed are: Sustainable diets to reduce the impact on the planet and protect human rights, fight against food waste, sustainable food education and knowledge sharing/dissemination, local alternative food systems, local producer and territorial market, fight against climate change and equal access to healthy, sustainable and fairy food.

Through the territorial actions promoted by the selected applicants, the project is contributing to the SDGs localisation and to the implementation of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda, with a specific focus on fighting hunger (SDG 2), contributing to economic growth and decent work opportunities (SDG 8), promoting responsible consumption and production patterns (SDG 12), building sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11) and contributing to the climate action starting from the territorial level (SDG 13).


Here is a complete list of the selected organisations and their projects:

СтранаTerritory of the project implementationName of the organizationTitle of the project
БельгияMolenbeekBx -Jeunes  1080Fertile City
БельгияBrugesJCI Brugge vzwRoad show for JCI EC Bruges 2022

 

 

БолгарияSofiaReflektor FoundationSofia Neighbourhood
ФранцияСтрасбургStamtishWorld Food for Thoughts
ВенгрияBudabestFelelős Gasztrohős Alapítvány - Heroes of Responsible Dining FoundationGas Trial - interactive gastronomy related trial program for young adults
ИталияМиланRecup - Associazione di Promozione SocialeRecipes from the neighbourhood
ИталияTurinYOUth ConnectFrom Waster to Master
ИталияMilan, Zona 6, Quartiere Giambellino-LorenteggioAssociazione di Promozione Sociale Laboratorio di Quartiere Giambellino LorenteggioGiambellGarden
ИталияAosta (Aosta); Assisi (Perugia); Orvieto (Terni); Riva del Garda (Trento); Larino (Campobasso); Termoli.Associazione Italiana Giovani per l’UNESCOEDU project - Agenda 2030
ИталияMilan and FlorenceCHANGE FOR PLANET - YOUTH IN ACTION - APSEat Climate For breakfast
НидерландыAlmereStichting 'n Wilde Keuze (Translation: Foundation A Wild Choice)A Wild Choice: The Food Museum of today and tomorrow
НидерландыAlmere, Turin, Milan, RomeStichting Slow Food Youth NetworkOn the wave: European youth changing the food system
ПольшаВаршаваPolski Klub Ekologiczny Okręg Pomorski„Climate Eatucation”

 

 

ПортугалияCascaisAssociação Juvenil Rota JovemEco youth citizens
ПортугалияEsposendeRio Neiva - Associação de Defesa do Ambiente / Rio Neiva - Environmental NGOThe museum of Food waste
РумынияLasiERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK IAȘI – REȚEAUA STUDENȚILOR ERASMUS IAȘI (ESN Iași)The rise of the Food Hero
СловенияMariborEntrepreneurial educational youth cooperative society EPEKA, ULTD, social enterpriseHealthy food for a healthy planet
СловенияLjubljanaKomunikum, Inštitut za podatkovno povezovanje v medmrežjuCommunity garden Ljubljana
ИспанияMadridMar de TierrasFOOD JUSTICE ON ZERO WASTE BIKE CHALLENGE
ШвецияÖrkelljungaHello YouthLet’s fight food waste


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ALDA Towards 2030 - Localising the SDGs: Good practices from Europe and the Neighbourhood areas

From the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs, ALDA has included this fundamental component in its long-term strategy. Indeed, the new Agenda differentiates from the one of the MDGs for some key aspects which did not allow to leave it apart and not take it into account in our daily work and mission. In other words, the achievement of the Agenda 2030 appears to be possible only by applying different principles which are totally in line with our geographical scope, vision and operational actions.

Learn what ALDA is doing to localise the SDGs and learn all the best practices elaborated in the last 20 years!

Report

From the adoption of the Agenda 2030 and its 17 SDGs, ALDA has included this fundamental component in its long-term strategy. Indeed, the new Agenda differentiates from the one of the MDGs for some key aspects which did not allow to leave it apart and not take it into account in our daily work and mission. In other words, the achievement of the Agenda 2030 appears to be possible only by applying different principles which are totally in line with our geographical scope, vision and operational actions.

Learn what ALDA is doing to localise the SDGs and learn all the best practices elaborated in the last 20 years!

Report

LDAs Activity Report 2020

The Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) report of activities and projects implemented in 2020.

Report

The Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) report of activities and projects implemented in 2020.

Report

ALDA Activity Report 2020

ALDA’s report of activities, projects and members for the year 2020.

Report

ALDA’s report of activities, projects and members for the year 2020.

Report

The VALID Project in Larissa - An Online Cultural Exchange

VALID project is taking us to Larissa – Greece! Among the 11 participants that virtually gathered together on June 9, 2021, there were members of the Municipality of Larissa;; various other cultural entities such as NGOs, museums and associations. As many already knows, the VALID project – Enacting Common Values of Solidarity and Intercultural Dialogue – is designed to reinforce the integration of intercultural and social perspectives into a wide range of public policies. Hence, within this context the above-mentioned meeting has to be understood

This meeting served as a good cultural exchange experience for those involved, while paving the way for future meetings and moments of share

This meeting was hosted in order for participants to present their organisations and activities, while showing them the  details and specifics of “VALID” project. More into depth, several presentations, various activities, and ideas-sharing were among the different tolls used in order to present the project. After that, attendees discussed the “Mill of Pappas” Culture Hub; and, at the same time, they also explored possible mutual collaborative activities and partnerships after September of 2021.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, according to which no more than 7 people were allowed in the municipal hall, the meeting was held online in order to allow anyone to join the event. Despite that, this meeting served as a good cultural exchange experience for those involved, while paving the way for future meetings and moments of share.

 

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The event was co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union

VALID project is taking us to Larissa – Greece! Among the 11 participants that virtually gathered together on June 9, 2021, there were members of the Municipality of Larissa; various other cultural entities such as NGOs, museums and associations. As many already knows, the VALID project – Enacting Common Values of Solidarity and Intercultural Dialogue – is designed to reinforce the integration of intercultural and social perspectives into a wide range of public policies. Hence, within this context the above-mentioned meeting has to be understood

This meeting served as a good cultural exchange experience for those involved, while paving the way for future meetings and moments of share

This meeting was hosted in order for participants to present their organisations and activities, while showing them the  details and specifics of “VALID” project. More into depth, several presentations, various activities, and ideas-sharing were among the different tolls used in order to present the project. After that, attendees discussed the “Mill of Pappas” Culture Hub; and, at the same time, they also explored possible mutual collaborative activities and partnerships after September of 2021.

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, according to which no more than 7 people were allowed in the municipal hall, the meeting was held online in order to allow anyone to join the event. Despite that, this meeting served as a good cultural exchange experience for those involved, while paving the way for future meetings and moments of share.

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The event was co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union


It’s time to share your desk! Co-working in Brussels

Our office in Brussels is happy to announce that our co-working space is now open, and ready to be booked. Find yourself a spot at the core of the European quarter, and be surrounded by the European spirit. ALDA is more than glad to share its space with everyone, who is looking for a place to work, study and carry out activities.

How do you book your place? You can choose among 3 different options:


4 desks (whole room) →  600,00€ per month including:

  • the use of the whole room with 4 desks/workstations
  • internet without limits
  • use of the office phone
  • access to the printer
  • weekly cleaning service
  • access to the office kitchenette

2 desks → 350,00€ per month including:

  • the use of 2 desks/workstations in a 4-desks room
  • internet without limits
  • use of the office phone
  • access to the printer
  • weekly cleaning service
  • access to the office kitchenette

1 desk180,00€ per month or  50,00€ per week including:

  • the use of  1 desks/workstations in a 4-desks room
  • internet without limits
  • use of the office phone
  • access to the printer
  • weekly cleaning service
  • access to the office kitchenette


The working space is located in Rue Belliard 20, 1040 – Brussels.
Please email us: aldabrussels@alda-europe.eu

ALDA staff in Brussels is looking forward to meet you!


ALDA and Les Têtes de l’Art: new co-heads of the French Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation

On June 15th at the General Assembly of the French Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Marseille, ALDA и Les Têtes de l’Art were confirmed as co-heads of the network, following the election that took place in the previous days.

For the next two years, our two organisations will animate a network of more than 150 French member associations working on intercultural dialogue and related topics. Bringing together our expertise, we will support the development of the members by organising training sessions and activities ranging from exchanges, workshops and advocacy campaigns. ALDA, based in Strasbourg, will contribute with its experience in EU project development and management, as well as coordinating activities aimed to enhance citizens participation, good governance and local democracy. Les Têtes de l’Art, based in Marseille, has developed a strong knowledge of participatory arts practices, informal education, social and solidarity-based economy as well as youth participation and the use of media. ALDA and Les Têtes de l’Art have been collaborating in the last 2 years in various activities promoted by the French Network, previously led by Forum Femmes Méditerranée.

ALDA и Les Têtes de l’Art were confirmed as co-heads of the network

With this mandate, ALDA and Les Têtes de l’Art will join the other 41 Heads of National Networks of the Anna Lindh foundation (list available здесь), favouring international exchange and reinforcing the dialogue both with Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union as the main donor of the Foundation.

Reflecting fully the Euro-Mediterranean dimension and the great potential of the French Network, we are both extremely motivated to accept this mandate and the stimulating challenge of reinforcing intercultural dialogue at the local, national and international level.

ALDA looks for this great collaboration, and it is motivated to work closely together for the best of this initiatives.

On June 15th at the General Assembly of the French Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Marseille, ALDA и Les Têtes de l’Art were confirmed as co-heads of the network, following the election that took place in the previous days.

For the next two years, our two organisations will animate a network of more than 150 French member associations working on intercultural dialogue and related topics. Bringing together our expertise, we will support the development of the members by organising training sessions and activities ranging from exchanges, workshops and advocacy campaigns. ALDA, based in Strasbourg, will contribute with its experience in EU project development and management, as well as coordinating activities aimed to enhance citizens participation, good governance and local democracy. Les Têtes de l’Art, based in Marseille, has developed a strong knowledge of participatory arts practices, informal education, social and solidarity-based economy as well as youth participation and the use of media. ALDA and Les Têtes de l’Art have been collaborating in the last 2 years in various activities promoted by the French Network, previously led by Forum Femmes Méditerranée.

ALDA и Les Têtes de l’Art were confirmed as co-heads of the network

With this mandate, ALDA and Les Têtes de l’Art will join the other 41 Heads of National Networks of the Anna Lindh foundation (list available здесь), favouring international exchange and reinforcing the dialogue both with Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Union as the main donor of the Foundation.

Reflecting fully the Euro-Mediterranean dimension and the great potential of the French Network, we are both extremely motivated to accept this mandate and the stimulating challenge of reinforcing intercultural dialogue at the local, national and international level.

ALDA looks for this great collaboration, and it is motivated to work closely together for the best of this initiatives.


Генеральная ассамблея ALDA 2021: отличная сеть для конференции о будущем Европы

В рамках своих основных задач Конференция по будущему Европы (CoFoE) направлена на укрепление связей между гражданами и Европейским союзом, предоставляя им право голоса в формировании политики и амбиций Европейского союза и повышении устойчивости Союза к кризисам. 

Имея это в виду, неделя Генеральной ассамблеи ALDA в 2021 году была задумана как для того, чтобы ее члены могли встретиться между собой, так и собрать множество ключевых заинтересованных сторон, включая отдельных лиц, ОГО, местные органы власти и ассоциации для серии онлайн-встреч и офлайн-мероприятия для обсуждения некоторых конкретных тем, связанных с общим европейским контекстом. Например, члены ALDA имели возможность участвовать в различных мероприятиях онлайн и / или офлайн, например, в двух конференциях по проектам LIME и DIGITAL. Кроме того, они также присоединились к самой Генеральной Ассамблее в конце недели.

Несмотря на расстояние, прекрасная атмосфера среди участников была ощутима; таким образом, чтобы подчеркнуть, что это мероприятие является важной частью ALDA

25 июня в сети состоялась Генеральная ассамблея ALDA, на которой выступили Г-н Ориано Оточан, президент ALDA и г-н Лин Вербеек, президент Конгресса местных и региональных властей Совета Европы, а затем его председательствовал Алессандро Дистанте, президент ISBE, исторический член ALDA. Несмотря на расстояние, отличная атмосфера среди участников была ощутимой; таким образом, чтобы подчеркнуть, насколько это событие является важной частью ALDA. Как и в предыдущие годы, Генеральная ассамблея 2021 года была очень представительна, особенно с учетом того факта, что это первая ассамблея вновь избранного Правления.

Генеральная Ассамблея сосредоточила внимание на нескольких ключевых аспектах, прокладывая путь для будущих действий и деятельности ассоциации. Помимо анализа технической документации, в ходе встречи были обсуждены некоторые ключевые аспекты: Отчет о деятельности ALDA и счет за 2020 год, а также перспективная Программа и бюджет на 2021 год, отчет агентств местной демократии (LDA); Отчет о ЦУР и роль ALDA в Конференции по будущему Европы. Первое, в очередной раз, было поводом подчеркнуть, насколько актуальна и важна роль местных агентств власти как местных агентств, способствующих участию и вовлечению граждан. Вторая тема повестки дня подчеркнула, насколько работа ALDA, таким образом, связана с глобальным масштабом, например, с достижением Целей устойчивого развития.

Наконец, учитывая общую миссию ALDA как ассоциации, которая способствует созданию демократического пространства и вовлечению граждан, Генеральная ассамблея 2021 года способствовала увеличению участия людей, собранию членов при переносе вопросов, обсуждаемых на местном уровне, на европейский.

И последнее, но не менее важное: для тех, кто заинтересован, мероприятия ALDA также доступны на платформе CoFoE..

 

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Подробнее о Неделе Генеральной Ассамблеи:

Программа Недели ГА

«Фестиваль БУК» в Модене

Запуск рабочих групп

Заседание управляющего совета

LIME Project - конференция 

DIGITAL Project - конференция

В рамках своих основных задач Конференция по будущему Европы (CoFoE) направлена на укрепление связей между гражданами и Европейским союзом, предоставляя им право голоса в формировании политики и амбиций Европейского союза и повышении устойчивости Союза к кризисам. 

Имея это в виду, неделя Генеральной ассамблеи ALDA в 2021 году была задумана как для того, чтобы ее члены могли встретиться между собой, так и собрать множество ключевых заинтересованных сторон, включая отдельных лиц, ОГО, местные органы власти и ассоциации для серии онлайн-встреч и офлайн-мероприятия для обсуждения некоторых конкретных тем, связанных с общим европейским контекстом. Например, члены ALDA имели возможность участвовать в различных мероприятиях онлайн и / или офлайн, например, в двух конференциях по проектам LIME и DIGITAL. Кроме того, они также присоединились к самой Генеральной Ассамблее в конце недели.

Несмотря на расстояние, прекрасная атмосфера среди участников была ощутима; таким образом, чтобы подчеркнуть, что это мероприятие является важной частью ALDA

25 июня в сети состоялась Генеральная ассамблея ALDA, на которой выступили Г-н Ориано Оточан, президент ALDA и г-н Лин Вербеек, президент Конгресса местных и региональных властей Совета Европы, а затем его председательствовал Алессандро Дистанте, президент ISBE, исторический член ALDA. Несмотря на расстояние, отличная атмосфера среди участников была ощутимой; таким образом, чтобы подчеркнуть, насколько это событие является важной частью ALDA. Как и в предыдущие годы, Генеральная ассамблея 2021 года была очень представительна, особенно с учетом того факта, что это первая ассамблея вновь избранного Правления.

Генеральная Ассамблея сосредоточила внимание на нескольких ключевых аспектах, прокладывая путь для будущих действий и деятельности ассоциации. Помимо анализа технической документации, в ходе встречи были обсуждены некоторые ключевые аспекты: Отчет о деятельности ALDA и счет за 2020 год, а также перспективная Программа и бюджет на 2021 год, отчет агентств местной демократии (LDA); Отчет о ЦУР и роль ALDA в Конференции по будущему Европы. Первое, в очередной раз, было поводом подчеркнуть, насколько актуальна и важна роль местных агентств власти как местных агентств, способствующих участию и вовлечению граждан. Вторая тема повестки дня подчеркнула, насколько работа ALDA, таким образом, связана с глобальным масштабом, например, с достижением Целей устойчивого развития.

Наконец, учитывая общую миссию ALDA как ассоциации, которая способствует созданию демократического пространства и вовлечению граждан, Генеральная ассамблея 2021 года способствовала увеличению участия людей, собранию членов при переносе вопросов, обсуждаемых на местном уровне, на европейский.

И последнее, но не менее важное: для тех, кто заинтересован, мероприятия ALDA также доступны на платформе CoFoE..

 

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Подробнее о Неделе Генеральной Ассамблеи:

Программа Недели ГА

«Фестиваль БУК» в Модене

Запуск рабочих групп

Заседание управляющего совета

LIME Project - конференция 

DIGITAL Project - конференция


A key Governing Board meeting on the eve of ALDA General Assembly

The 15 members of ALDA Governing Board, including our President, Mr Oriano Otočan, gathered for their annual meeting on the eve of the ALDA General Assembly, in the afternoon of Thursday June 24th.

As often, this period of the year is the occasion to make the point on ALDA’s activities and to disclose and discuss key documents for the democratic life of the Association, passing towards the review and approval of the Governing Board.

The members of the Governing Board had then the opportunity and duty to discuss about core documents such as ALDA and ALDA+ accounts for 2020 and budget and program for 2021, which have been approved unanimously by all participants. Indeed, despite the challenging year that we leave behind us, the Association’s balance sheet showed an overall positive and promising situation.

Following all the Governing Board members started planning the preparation of the ALDA General Assembly

Following all the Governing Board members started planning the preparation of the ALDA General Assembly with a series of crucial decisions for the smooth progress of the Assembly, being the core event of the whole week.

All of them, along with the ALDA secretariat went through the documents and decisions to be discussed with our members on the following day, assuring a clear and detailed presentation of ALDA’s activities, going also through the internal reports drafted by the President, the Treasurer, and the Auditor of ALDA. Thereafter, the Governing Board members had the chance to enjoy the preview of both ALDA’s and the LDA’s Activity Reports.

The third and last part of the meeting was more centred on strategical and political issues, with the approval of the revised strategies for ALDA Going Global, general updates on the Local Democracy Agencies, on the members and on the upcoming events involving the Association.

Key decisions and discussion which paved the way to the awaited ALDA Ordinary General Assembly!

The 15 members of ALDA Governing Board, including our President, Mr Oriano Otočan, gathered for their annual meeting on the eve of the ALDA General Assembly, in the afternoon of Thursday June 24th.

As often, this period of the year is the occasion to make the point on ALDA’s activities and to disclose and discuss key documents for the democratic life of the Association, passing towards the review and approval of the Governing Board.

The members of the Governing Board had then the opportunity and duty to discuss about core documents such as ALDA and ALDA+ accounts for 2020 and budget and program for 2021, which have been approved unanimously by all participants. Indeed, despite the challenging year that we leave behind us, the Association’s balance sheet showed an overall positive and promising situation.

Following all the Governing Board members started planning the preparation of the ALDA General Assembly

Following all the Governing Board members started planning the preparation of the ALDA General Assembly with a series of crucial decisions for the smooth progress of the Assembly, being the core event of the whole week.

All of them, along with the ALDA secretariat went through the documents and decisions to be discussed with our members on the following day, assuring a clear and detailed presentation of ALDA’s activities, going also through the internal reports drafted by the President, the Treasurer, and the Auditor of ALDA. Thereafter, the Governing Board members had the chance to enjoy the preview of both ALDA’s and the LDA’s Activity Reports.

The third and last part of the meeting was more centred on strategical and political issues, with the approval of the revised strategies for ALDA Going Global, general updates on the Local Democracy Agencies, on the members and on the upcoming events involving the Association.

Key decisions and discussion which paved the way to the awaited ALDA Ordinary General Assembly!


Appreciating the Culture of Ravenna: The Local Path Coffee House Meeting

With the occasion of 700th anniversary of the death of the epic poet Dante, within VALID project a meeting has been organised, in this Italian city of Ravenna, on June the 14th of 2021, were the poet is now resting in peace. During the event, the deputy councilor for Culture and representatives of Teatro delle Albe were invited. They were also joined by the citizens who attended the “CHIAMATA PUBBLICA (Public call) initiatives of 2017 and 2019, to turn the words of the poet into arts, specifically as far as the “Hell” and “Purgatory “respectively concerns.

15 participants took part in various activities involving brainstorming and ideas-sharing. Specifically, two questions were given be they: “based on your personal experience which were the strengths for inclusion and dialogue?” and “please give some ideas and suggestions for the up-coming future”. Participants were also engaged with the creation of word clouds on different topics such as: connection between theatre and inclusion.

Artists and citizens involved with the project partners to further promote culture

People of various ages participating at the meeting, had the opportunity to both learn about the cultural contributions of the municipality; and to increase the feeling of belonging to a community, no matter the background. Dante’s work as a tool to stimulate dialogue and sharing among citizens and participants.

A third international meeting is scheduled for next September, also in Ravenna, and it will bring in artists and citizens involved with the project partners, all in order to further promote the culture of the municipality and the community.

ALDA is very much glad to travel around the cities of VALID, in fostering dialogue and social inclusion.

With the occasion of 700th anniversary of the death of the epic poet Dante, within VALID project a meeting has been organised, in this Italian city of Ravenna, on June the 14th of 2021, were the poet is now resting in peace. During the event, the deputy councilor for Culture and representatives of Teatro delle Albe were invited. They were also joined by the citizens who attended the “CHIAMATA PUBBLICA (Public call) initiatives of 2017 and 2019, to turn the words of the poet into arts, specifically as far as the “Hell” and “Purgatory “respectively concerns.

15 participants took part in various activities involving brainstorming and ideas-sharing. Specifically, two questions were given be they: “based on your personal experience which were the strengths for inclusion and dialogue?” and “please give some ideas and suggestions for the up-coming future”. Participants were also engaged with the creation of word clouds on different topics such as: connection between theatre and inclusion.

Artists and citizens involved with the project partners to further promote culture

People of various ages participating at the meeting, had the opportunity to both learn about the cultural contributions of the municipality; and to increase the feeling of belonging to a community, no matter the background. Dante’s work as a tool to stimulate dialogue and sharing among citizens and participants.

A third international meeting is scheduled for next September, also in Ravenna, and it will bring in artists and citizens involved with the project partners, all in order to further promote the culture of the municipality and the community.

ALDA is very much glad to travel around the cities of VALID, in fostering dialogue and social inclusion.