ALDA Welcomes the European Commission’s recommendation to Grant Candidate Status for Georgia and the Opening of Negotiations with Moldova, Ukraine, and Bosnia and HerzegovinaNovember 9, 2023
The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) warmly welcomes the momentous decision taken by the European Commission to recommend the opening of negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, while with the long-anticipated granting of candidate status to Georgia and the initiation of accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina. This historic step greatly enhances the prospects for these States’ deeper integration into the European community, marking a significant milestone in their journeys towards European integration.
ALDA meets the Foreign Affairs and Defence Commission of the Italian Senate: European integration and mutual cooperationOctober 16, 2023
On October 12, 2023, in the magnificent venue of the Savoia hotel in Rome (Italy), the vice president of ALDA and representative of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Mr. Alessandro Perelli, met the President of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Commission of the Italian Senate, Ms. Stefania Craxi, to discuss the promotion of European values and other issues related to the work of ALDA.
ALDA and the EESC: building a stronger European Union ahead of the EU electionsOctober 13, 2023
The collaboration between ALDA and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) grows stronger!
APProachSeptember 15, 2023
The project is designed for the inclusion of EU Mobile Citizens (EUMCs).
Deliver today, prepare for tomorrow: State of the Union 2023 (#SOTEU)September 14, 2023
In her 2023 Debate on the State of the Union 2023 (#SOTEU), the President of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen outlined a compelling vision for Europe’s future, emphasising the critical role of youth in shaping the future of the European Union
The Civil Society State of the Union Report is officially out!September 11, 2023
On 6 September 2023, Civil Society Europe launched its Civil Society State of the Union report (CS SOTEU). The CS SOTEU comprises the visions and recommendations of 43 civil society organisations for a more democratic and just EU, both socially and environmentally.
TALE – TAke the Lead in the EU ElectionsSeptember 11, 2023
Electoral participation and active involvement
Take part in shaping the future of European Democracy: join the event “Road to the 2024 EU elections”!September 5, 2023
Eager to be part of a transformative event that promises to shape the future of European democracy? We invite you to join us in Strasbourg (France), from September 26 to 29, 2023, for “Road to the 2024 European elections: Exploring European Institutions through Study Visits and ALDA’s Events”. As the city houses the Council of Europe, it holds a unique position in shaping European policies and practices.
EU4Accountability programme in the Republic of Moldova: first outcomesAugust 16, 2023
EU4Accountability is an European Union-funded programme aimed at strengthening the capacity of Moldovan civil society organisations to better fulfil their role as governance actors to improve the social accountability of public administration and central government in Moldova (🇲🇩).
Enlargement Day: the key role of local and regional authorities in EU accessionMay 8, 2023
The ‘Enlargement Day’ organised by the Committee of the Regions in cooperation with DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR), and the European Commission took place on 4 and 5 May 2023 in Brussel, Belgium.
LDA goes to Türkiye for THE:PLACE coordination and monitoring mission in İzmir￼May 8, 2023
Our team was in İzmir (Türkiye) together with our partners MAD – Center for Spatial Justice for a coordination and monitoring visit of THE:PLACE programme, which aims to reinforce European Union exchange with Turkish Civil Society Organisations and cooperation between Civil Society Organisations and Local Authorities.
ALDA in Ukraine to make 9 May a celebration for allMay 5, 2023
A team composed by ALDA Governing Board Member, Mr. Emir Coric, ALDA Secretary General, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida, ALDA EaP, Russia & Central Asia Coordinator, Mr. Alexandru Coica, the Consultant for LDAs development in Ukraine, Mr. Bartlomiej A. Ostrowski and the Director of Foster Europe, Mr. Stefan August Lutgenau, left on Tuesday May 2nd for a five-day mission to Ukraine.
A partnership between French and Ukrainian cities: together to rebuild UkraineApril 5, 2023
On April 2, 2023, Ms. Tetiana Lomakina, Delegate of the Local Democracy Agency Mariupol, met in Kyiv (Ukraine) with Mr. Thibaut Guignard, Mayor of Plœuc-l’Hermitage Municipality (France) and President of Leader France, both members of ALDA, with the aim of building strong partnerships between Ukrainian and French cities.
11th meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform: the key role of Civil Society in Moldova’s European integrationApril 4, 2023
On 30 March 2023, the 11th meeting of the EU-Moldova Civil Society Platform, took place in Brussels (Belgium).
ALDA is engaged and promotes youth engagement on global scale as part of the Youth Democracy CohortMarch 30, 2023
ALDA is a key stakeholder and contributes to enhancing youth participation and democracy on a worldwide scale.
Improving media and journalism standards in North Macedonia: the Media4EU project has started!March 29, 2023
On March 29, 2023, the Launching Conference of the Media4EU project took place i Skopje, North Macedonia. The conference, organised by Eurothink, leader of the project, saw the participation of the whole project consortium.
A new ALDA Talk on a key EU priority: Defence of Democracy packageMarch 24, 2023
ALDA and its network want to contribute in shaping the priority for the defence of Democracy by providing inputs based on its experience and its members’ best practices and opinions. We are therefore responding to the Call for interest launched by the European Commission and we want to include a broader point of view, thanks to our members’ contribution.
THE:PLACEFebruary 23, 2023
Türkiye Hand in hand with Europe: Programme for Local Authorities and Civil Society Exchange