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From January 2015 we are in partnership with Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) in a project entitled LADDER.

Funded by EuropeAid, LADDER has 1 global objective and 4 specific ones. For the next 36 months, it will seek to enhance and increase the action of Local Authorities in EU DEAR policies, with special reference to the EU Neighboring area. To do so, the following specific objectives have been identified:

  1. strengthen the capacity of associations of local authorities (LAs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to act in a sustainable way as drivers for development, fostering their role of multipliers within their countries, communities and network
  2. inform, raise awareness and engage citizens in global issues, global interdependency and development education
  3. develop & reinforce the cooperation between LAs and CSOs, to lead to winning synergies
  4. improve DEAR methods in non-formal education system, through the development of new and innovative methods and tools addressed to a wide range of stakeholders (including educators, civil servants, NGOs, youth leaders etc).
 
ALDA NEWSLETTER SPECIAL EDITION MAY 2014

Invitation to the conference
'Bridging the European Year 2013 and the European Year 2015: from participation to development'
 5 June, Strasbourg


The Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) is honored to invite you to the final event of the project Working Together for Development, which will take place on 5 June at the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg. This event collects and analyses most of the debate that has been going on these years over the possibility to link closely citizens' participation at the local level and the concept of development. Considering the start of the new European programmes on the matter, a road map over the implementation will be identified.


The international conference 'Bridging the European Year 2013 and the European Year 2015:  from participation to development' will bring together the most important actors in the enlarged Europe scene on the topics, putting a spotlight on the relations between these two priorities for all of us Europeans. 

The event is supported by the Council of Europe and by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the CoE. After the keynote presentation on development, the morning session will conclude with the presentations by the project partners. During the lunch break, the 10 years from the 'big bang' enlargement of the European Union will be celebrated. The afternoon session will be dedicated to local governance in Ukraine.

During the conference, a major publication about citizens' participation at the local level will also be presented. Written by ALDA together with our members and partners, it will be published by Peter Lang – International Academic Publishers.

See the agenda of the conference, and register before 25 May by emailing Nicolas Gamouras: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The project Working Together for Development (WTD) started in January 2012. Funded by the European Union and led by ALDA, it brought together 21 partners and associates from 16 countries in Europe and its Neighborhood, both among associations of local authorities and networks of civil society organizations, and through the method of multilateral decentralized cooperation, it built strong partnerships between the involved actors, contributing to effective and sustainable development. Website of the project: www.wtd-alda.eu

 
CEE Citizens Network is partner with ALDA in the COHEIRS project

Dear members and partners,

CEE Citizens Network is partner with ALDA in the COHEIRS project - please see more about the project here: http://www.alda-europe.eu/newSite/project_dett.php?ID=43. We are one of the dissemination partner and our main role is to disseminate the project recommendations and collect the feedback from our members and local community leaders/citizens, so in that way to contribute to its revision.

We would like to ask you to help us with this task and read the project recommendations and provide your feedback. You can simply mark the top two priorities in each section or add your own recommendation and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or to use the format suggested by ALDA here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1DMMbnH8diIkf4ZwsqE9tcSz-ffgcrNOfTHfuQFC-_JA/viewform.

Please check for more instruction on how to provide your feedback here: https://sites.google.com/site/coheirsalda/resources/recommendations.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

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Dissemination event in Zvolen

Zvolen, March 27, 2014

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The CEE Citizens Network conducted the first dissemination event on the 27th March in Zvolen. The Zvolen Zapad Citizens Initiative held its annual meeting where 150 participants including the leadership of the Initiative, the Vice-Mayor, several members of City Council, the Chief of Police, the Head of Planning, several other city employees and more than 100 students . The recommendations were translated to Slovak and distributed to all the participants. A presentation was made about the project, the methodology, the participation at the local Slovenian event and the request that participants rate the recommendations by choosing their top two choices in each of the six categories. More than 50 questionnaires were completed that evening and tabulated. The presentation was well received and the audience was quite interested in the project and the approach that was used.

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Civic Observers for Health & Environment: Initiative for Responsibility and Sustainability

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