Trainings*

The best way to make change happen is to give citizens the tools to be the drivers of the innovation they want to see.

Trainings*

The best way to make change happen is to give citizens the tools to be the drivers of the innovation they want to see.

The outstanding experience in the development and implementation of EU-funded projects, made us expert trainers able to transfer the knowledge and know-how that have always distinguished ALDA, in the most effective ways.

Our trainings offer a winning combination of theory and practice, including examples taken from our own experiences, thus leading us to strive for continuous improvement, our goal being to empower participants with relevant tools applicable in their everyday life.

The outstanding experience in the development and implementation of EU-funded projects, made us expert trainers able to transfer the knowledge and know-how that have always distinguished ALDA, in the most effective ways.

Our trainings offer a winning combination of theory and practice, including examples taken from our own experiences, thus leading us to strive for continuous improvement, our goal being to empower participants with relevant tools applicable in their everyday life.

Standard Trainings

The “Informative training on EU-funding opportunities” will provide you with all information related to the available funding sources given by the European Union. More specifically, you will discover the last opportunities for 2020 and get a comprehensive preview of the EU-funding programmes that have been approved for the new programming period 2021-2027. This course is conceived for associations, cultural organisations, local authorities, social workers and interested individuals willing to take advantage of the existing and future funding opportunities, learn how to search for useful information online, and work in a group to develop your own ideas.

Infopack

The training on “European project-cycle management” will provide all necessary information and tools to develop a winning project in the European Union. Through an interactive approach, participants will learn tools and tips for successfully carrying on a project proposal: formulating a draft of the project, identifying the most appropriate fund for your project, locating the right partners, following up on the application procedures, taking action and transforming your idea into a successful project. The course will take into consideration both the current programming period 2014-2020 and the forthcoming multiannual programmes 2021-2027.

Infopack

This training-course is conceived for anyone wishing to learn and/or improve competencies in the elaboration and management of financial and administrative aspects essential to successfully carry out a project in all its phases. Lesson by lesson participants will get acquainted with the European Commission’s financial regulations, learn how to elaborate and manage a project’s budget and draft the final reports of projects’ activities, thus successfully preparing for an audit of the European Commission.

Infopack

Standard trainings

The “Informative training on EU-funding opportunities” will provide you with all information related to the available funding sources given by the European Union. More specifically, you will discover the last opportunities for 2020 and get a comprehensive preview of the EU-funding programmes that have been approved for the new programming period 2021-2027. This course is conceived for associations, cultural organisations, local authorities, social workers and interested individuals willing to take advantage of the existing and future funding opportunities, learn how to search for useful information online, and work in a group to develop your own ideas.

Infopack

The training on “European project-cycle management” will provide all necessary information and tools to develop a winning project in the European Union. Through an interactive approach, participants will learn tools and tips for successfully carrying on a project proposal: formulating a draft of the project, identifying the most appropriate fund for your project, locating the right partners, following up on the application procedures, taking action and transforming your idea into a successful project. The course will take into consideration both the current programming period 2014-2020 and the forthcoming multiannual programmes 2021-2027.

Infopack

This training-course is conceived for anyone wishing to learn and/or improve competencies in the elaboration and management of financial and administrative aspects essential to successfully carry out a project in all its phases. Lesson by lesson participants will get acquainted with the European Commission’s financial regulations, learn how to elaborate and manage a project’s budget and draft the final reports of projects’ activities, thus successfully preparing for an audit of the European Commission.

Infopack

Customised Trainings

Not only standard courses. ALDA offers a wide range of trainings designed to suit specific needs.
Our customized courses are developed following a tailor-made approach. Content, methods and duration are arranged together with our clients, to reach the perfect combination. Moreover, our trainings aren’t only in English, we are able to provide our courses in French, Italian, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Russian and Arabic.

Whether you need capacity building trainings for internal staff or want to know which funding opportunities exist to boost your work, let’s contact us and build together your customized training!

Here below, a few examples of customised trainings we arranged for our clients:

Customised trainings

Not only standard courses. ALDA offers a wide range of trainings designed to suit specific needs.
Our customized courses are developed following a tailor-made approach. Content, methods and duration are arranged together with our clients, to reach the perfect combination. Moreover, our trainings aren’t only in English, we are able to provide our courses in French, Italian, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, Macedonian, Russian and Arabic.

Whether you need capacity building trainings for internal staff or want to know which funding opportunities exist to boost your work, let’s contact us and build together your customized training!

Here below, a few examples of customised trainings we arranged for our clients:

We have developed a specific training addressed to young foreign volunteers who came to spend six months in a social cooperative in Sovizzo (Italy) in the frame of an EVS project focused on disability. We accompanied them and their tutors in a path of personal and social growth all along this period. Completely based on practical exercises (group or individual) and non-formal education methods, in a first phase, the training consisted in a series of ice-breaking activities, to get the volunteers comfortable with the local context and build the team.

This training addressed associations of migrants living in the municipality of Castelfranco Emilia (Italy) who wanted to be trained both on project-cycle management and on EU-funding opportunities dedicated to migration and integration of migrants. This training combined a frontal lecture with group activities, to understand what it means working together to pursue a common goal (with its pro and cons!).

This training on participatory democracy was specifically designed for Tunisian women working in local authorities and civil society organisations.
Since the aim was to explore the different layers of participatory democracy and the role that each stakeholder plays in the process, we made extensive use of simulations and role games. This process of identification let our public to understand the characters, to empathize with them and resulted in very interesting exchanges.
In this case, energizers played a key role for the success of the training as they triggered positive energy and motivation… and It works even better if you dance by a pool under the Tunisian sunshine!

Who is a European citizen? What are her/his rights? What are the values of the European Union?
These and many more questions found an answer during a training with many little pupils of primary and secondary schools in Vicenza (Italy).
The training combined different learning methods, involving individual and group work, theory and practical activities. Pupils have been involved in an interactive quiz on the EU, they draw their ideas of citizens, choose an article of the European Chart of fundamental rights and mime it for their peers, listed the 10 actions they would do to protect the environment, played a game on solidarity ….and much, much more!

A 2-day intensive training to improve the skills of workers and operators of civil society organisations and administrations of the Extremadura Region (Spain) in accessing EU funds and developing projects. We began by describing the existing EU programmes and giving an overview of the changings occurring with the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. The second day was dedicated to practical workshops on Project-Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach, where participants worked in groups according to their area of interest. Eventually, a series of bilateral meetings were organised to offer practical support in identifying the most suitable funding scheme accordingly to each one’s idea.

espandeWe have developed a specific training addressed to young
foreign volunteers who came to spend six months in a social cooperative in Sovizzo (Italy) in the frame of an EVS project focused on disability. We accompanied them and their tutors in a path of personal and social growth all along this period. Completely based on practical exercises (group or individual) and non-formal education methods, in a first phase, the training consisted in a series of ice-breaking activities, to get the volunteers comfortable with the local context and build the team.

This training addressed associations of migrants living in the municipality of Castelfranco Emilia (Italy) who wanted to be trained both on project-cycle management and on EU-funding opportunities dedicated to migration and integration of migrants. This training combined a frontal lecture with group activities, to understand what it means working together to pursue a common goal (with its pro and cons!).

This training on participatory democracy was specifically designed for Tunisian women working in local authorities and civil society organisations.
Since the aim was to explore the different layers of participatory democracy and the role that each stakeholder plays in the process, we made extensive use of simulations and role games. This process of identification let our public to understand the characters, to empathize with them and resulted in very interesting exchanges.
In this case, energizers played a key role for the success of the training as they triggered positive energy and motivation… and It works even better if you dance by a pool under the Tunisian sunshine!

Who is a European citizen? What are her/his rights? What are the values of the European Union? These and many more questions found an answer during a training with many little pupils of primary and secondary schools in Vicenza (Italy).
The training combined different learning methods, involving individual and group work, theory and practical activities. Pupils have been involved in an interactive quiz on the EU, they draw their ideas of citizens, choose an article of the European Chart of fundamental rights and mime it for their peers, listed the 10 actions they would do to protect the environment, played a game on solidarity ….and much, much more!

A 2-day intensive training to improve the skills of workers and operators of civil society organisations and administrations of the Extremadura Region (Spain) in accessing EU funds and developing projects. We began by describing the existing EU programmes and giving an overview of the changings occurring with the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. The second day was dedicated to practical workshops on Project-Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach, where participants worked in groups according to their area of interest. Eventually, a series of bilateral meetings were organised to offer practical support in identifying the most suitable funding scheme accordingly to each one’s idea.

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Our trainers

Antonella Valmorbida

Secretary General of ALDA since 1999, Antonella has a senior experience in promoting local democracy, empowerment and participation of civil society, and good governance in the whole European Union and its Neighbourhood. She is a senior consultant on local development at the European level with a focus on the implementation of participatory processes for urban regeneration. With an academic career at the university of Padua (Italy), Antonella delivers trainings on citizen participation, participatory processes for urban regeneration, good governance, crisis management, funding opportunities, fundraising and project management. French and Italian native speaker, she is also fluent in English and Russian.

Marco Boaria

Since 2006, Marco is the director of the Programmes & Development Department of ALDA. During his decades of experience in the European and international fields, Marco has developed projects in a number of areas, using various funding sources, European and non-European ones, also in connection with the European Commission’s Directorates-General (DG). Marco has been working as project developer and coordinator, with a particular focus on themes as democracy, participation, sustainability and youth, and he has been operating as external supervisor for European projects developed by public and private stakeholders. Additionally, Marco is an expert trainer specialised in the following fields: project-cycle management, European funding programmes, participatory methods, non-formal education and youth engagement. He has not only been delivering courses and capacity-buildings within ALDA and ALDA+, but also for European training agencies and other public and private contractors.

Anna Ditta

Anna has been working in the Programmes & Development Department of ALDA since 2011. She has an extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of development and implementation of projects, in particular concerning EU-funded programmes. She holds a degree in International Policies and a master’s degree in European Studies and Project Management. Apart from Italian, her mother tongue, she speaks fluently English and French.
In the past 10 years she has been delivering trainings in a number of countries of the European Union and its Neighborhood, such as Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Croatia and North Macedonia, providing ad-hoc courses and capacity-buildings on project management, active citizenship, women empowerment and youth engagement.

Lavinia Traina

Lavinia works in the Programmes and Development Department of ALDA as developer of projects funded by the European Union and other public and private donors, in the fields of good governance, human rights, social inclusion, active citizenship, youth, environment and sustainable development. More specifically, Lavinia is involved in the drafting of projects within the Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, LIFE, IMCAP and Creative Europe programmes of the European Union. Clarity, professionalism and patience make her an effective trainer for our courses on EU funds, EU funding opportunities and project-cycle management. She has a degree in Political Science and International Relations, a master’s degree in Economics of Emerging Economies and she is proficient in Italian, English, Spanish and French.

Sofia Corsi

Since 2017, Sofia is the coordinator of the Fundraising and External Relations Department of ALDA. She is very much involved and passionate about creating new partnerships and supporting small organisations in finding solutions to local problems by bridging different stakeholders working on the same issues. In virtue of her past experience as project developer, Sofia delivers trainings on project-cycle management, European funding opportunities, fundraising and advocacy strategies, intercultural dialogue and citizen participation, in Europe and its Neighborhood. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish, English and French.

Barbara Elia

Barbara has been the director of the Financial and Admin Department of ALDA, since 2005. She has an in-depth knowledge and a unique experience in the financial management and in the reporting of projects, both European and non-European ones. In the framework of the over 420 projects ALDA implemented in the past 20 years, Barbara went successfully through numerous audits of the European Commission for projects who received funding by various EU programmes, such as LIFE, Horizon2020, AMIF, Europe for Citizens and External Actions programmes. In light of this, Barbara has been delivering trainings on financial management, funding of project and audits preparation for more than 10 years.

Elisabetta Uroni

Elisabetta has been the coordinator of the Communications Department of ALDA since 2018. She manages all the internal and external communication channels of the Association, with a special attention to social media strategies, website management and the newsletter. She also develops and implements ad hoc communication and dissemination strategies for the projects ALDA is involved as communication leader and handles the relation with the several networks ALDA is part of. Elisabetta delivers training in project’s communication, communications’ techniques for CSOs, fake news and digitalisation. She holds a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Negotiation and she speaks fluently Italian, English, French, Turkish and Serbo-Croatian.

Our trainers

Antonella Valmorbida

Secretary General of ALDA since 1999, Antonella has a senior experience in promoting local democracy, empowerment and participation of civil society, and good governance in the whole European Union and its Neighbourhood. She is a senior consultant on local development at the European level with a focus on the implementation of participatory processes for urban regeneration. With an academic career at the university of Padua (Italy), Antonella delivers trainings on citizen participation, participatory processes for urban regeneration, good governance, crisis management, funding opportunities, fundraising and project management. French and Italian native speaker, she is also fluent in English and Russian.

Marco Boaria

Since 2006, Marco is the director of the Programmes & Development Department of ALDA. During his decades of experience in the European and international fields, Marco has developed projects in a number of areas, using various funding sources, European and non-European ones, also in connection with the European Commission’s Directorates-General (DG). Marco has been working as project developer and coordinator, with a particular focus on themes as democracy, participation, sustainability and youth, and he has been operating as external supervisor for European projects developed by public and private stakeholders. Additionally, Marco is an expert trainer specialised in the following fields: project-cycle management, European funding programmes, participatory methods, non-formal education and youth engagement. He has not only been delivering courses and capacity-buildings within ALDA and ALDA+, but also for European training agencies and other public and private contractors.

Anna Ditta

Anna has been working in the Programmes & Development Department of ALDA since 2011. She has an extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of development and implementation of projects, in particular concerning EU-funded programmes. She holds a degree in International Policies and a master’s degree in European Studies and Project Management. Apart from Italian, her mother tongue, she speaks fluently English and French. In the past 10 years she has been delivering trainings in a number of countries of the European Union and its Neighborhood, such as Tunisia, Lebanon, Morocco, Croatia and North Macedonia, providing ad-hoc courses and capacity-buildings on project management, active citizenship, women empowerment and youth engagement.

Lavinia Traina

Lavinia works in the Programmes and Development Department of ALDA as developer of projects funded by the European Union and other public and private donors, in the fields of good governance, human rights, social inclusion, active citizenship, youth, environment and sustainable development. More specifically, Lavinia is involved in the drafting of projects within the Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, LIFE, IMCAP and Creative Europe programmes of the European Union. Clarity, professionalism and patience make her an effective trainer for our courses on EU funds, EU funding opportunities and project-cycle management. She has a degree in Political Science and International Relations, a master’s degree in Economics of Emerging Economies and she is proficient in Italian, English, Spanish and French. 

Sofia Corsi

Since 2017, Sofia is the coordinator of the Fundraising and External Relations Department of ALDA. She is very much involved and passionate about creating new partnerships and supporting small organisations in finding solutions to local problems by bridging different stakeholders working on the same issues. In virtue of her past experience as project developer, Sofia delivers trainings on project-cycle management, European funding opportunities, fundraising and advocacy strategies, intercultural dialogue and citizen participation, in Europe and its Neighborhood. She is fluent in Italian, Spanish, English and French.

Barbara Elia

Barbara has been the director of the Financial and Admin Department of ALDA, since 2005. She has an in-depth knowledge and a unique experience in the financial management and in the reporting of projects, both European and non-European ones. In the framework of the over 420 projects ALDA implemented in the past 20 years, Barbara went successfully through numerous audits of the European Commission for projects who received funding by various EU programmes, such as LIFE, Horizon2020, AMIF, Europe for Citizens and External Actions programmes. In light of this, Barbara has been delivering trainings on financial management, funding of project and audits preparation for more than 10 years.

Elisabetta Uroni

Elisabetta has been the coordinator of the Communications Department of ALDA since 2018. She manages all the internal and external communication channels of the Association, with a special attention to social media strategies, website management and the newsletter. She also develops and implements ad hoc communication and dissemination strategies for the projects ALDA is involved as communication leader and handles the relation with the several networks ALDA is part of. Elisabetta delivers training in project’s communication, communications’ techniques for CSOs, fake news and digitalisation. She holds a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Negotiation and she speaks fluently Italian, English, French, Turkish and Serbo-Croatian.