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The General Assembly of ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, was held on 12 May in Paris, at “La Convention”, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ALDA counts today over 200 members among local authorities, associations of local authorities, and civil society organizations and their networks in the enlarged Europe. Over 80 members attended the event, this year focused on decentralized cooperation and on its potential as a tool to enhance good local governance. The partnership and support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with the partnership with the Art Initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…
The European Association for Local Democracy – ALDA welcomes the application for EU. Although Brussels made it clear Bosnia and Herzegovina must carry out a series of reforms before the application can be considered, the event represents a milestone for the country, as well as for the process of EU integration. “After the accession of Croatia, my country, in 2013, and the progresses of Montenegro, Serbia, and Albania towards integration, I congratulate Bosnia and Herzegovina and all the stakeholders who have made this crucial step possible” said Oriano Otočan, President of ALDA. “We are all aware that this is the…
This is the first meeting of the GB in 2016: the Board gathers together the representatives and the delegates of ALDA members, elected in 2012 in Udine (Italy) . The Board discussion focuses firstly, on the organisation of the next General Assembly, which will take place in spring 2016 and during which the new Governing Board members will be elected. Besides, the GB members are discussing about further internal financial and administrative issues. Moreover, the Governing Board meeting represents the possibility to link this institutional momentum with the strengthening of our presence in Western Balkans, especially in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The governing…
One common project (3 years) 26 partners & 20 associates, coming from 18 EU and 17 non EU-countries One major challenge for the EU and its Neighborhood: Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) The first Steering Committee of the partners of the project "LADDER - Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness”, led by ALDA, took place on 21 and 22 February, in Modena, Italy. The preview event of the project was held in the framework of the Festival BUK, an international book and cultural festival conceived and organised by the association Progettarte, historical member of ALDA…
Dear members and friends, The first meeting of the Governing Board of ALDA in 2015 was held on 5 and 6 February, hosted in the Town Hall of Camden Borough Council, in London. As usual, the agenda was extremely packed. I am pleased to say that the activity program of the Association and budget for the year were approved. Furthermore, the Board formalized ALDA support as co-founder for the upcoming Local Democracy Agency in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine; the membership to the network of COHEIRS Italy was approved, as well as to the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD). Thanks to Governing Board…
ALDA – the European Association for Local Democracy – and the Local Democracy Agencies in the Western Balkans express their concern over the official five-year break from the European Union enlargement, announced recently by the European Commission and call for a persistent commitment to strengthened dialogue and cooperation with the candidate countries and potential candidate countries preparing to join the European Union, community of shared values and standards. By the same token we call for a much stronger commitment of the governments in the Western Balkans to the democratic reform process by supporting good governance and citizen participation as well…
The annual General Assembly of ALDA took place on 6 June in Strasbourg, hosted by the Council of Europe. Mr Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, welcomed the over 50 members attending from the enlarged Europe. Mr Francesco Zarzana, President of Progettarte, active civil society organization member of ALDA for many years, chaired the assembly. After the moral report of ALDA President Oriano Otocan, the activity report for 2013 was presented, and the Treasurer's report for the year was approved. The strategic views were also approved, and the new…

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