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Governing Board of ALDA meets in Toruń, Poland
On 11 May 2017, the Governing Board of ALDA met in Toruń, Poland.
16.05.2017      www.alda-europe.eu   
“WELCOMING” – International Seminar on migration management in Skopje
ALDA Skopje is organising a two-day International Seminar entitled “Cooperation on the governance of migration in Western Balkans and Central European countries” that will be held on 20 and 21 June 2016 in Skopje, Macedonia.
21.06.2016      www.alda-europe.eu   
     
Promoting good governance at the metropolitan level: ALDA launches the project MEANING
MEANING - Metropolitan Europeans in Active Network, Inducing Novelties in Governance is the name of the new project in which ALDA will actively participate in the next two years. ALDA will be cooperating with Città Metropolitana di Milano and Città Metropolitana di Bari (Italy), Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (Spain), Métropole de Lyon (France), Grad Zagreb (Croatia), Riga City Council (Latvia) and Área Metropolitana do Porto (Portugal) to foster citizens’ participation and good governance at the metropolitan level.
21.06.2016      www.alda-europe.eu   
Coordination among central and local level in migration management is a must
Over 80 participants from South East European countries, representing national and local authorities, as well as international donors met in Skopje on 17 March 2016 during the International Conference “Acting together in Migration Management-Enhancing Coordination among Local and Central Level” organized by NALAS and MARRI.
20.04.2016      www.nalas.eu   
     
NALAS XI General Assembly explores solutions for Increasing Municipal Investment Capacities in South-East Europe
Over one hundred representatives of local governments and local government associations from the whole South-East Europe (SEE) met in Prishtina on 14 and 15 April 2016 for the XI NALAS General Assembly and a thematic session on Increasing Municipal Investment Capacities in SEE.
20.04.2016      nalas.eu   
Advocating for reform initiatives in local public finance in Moldova
In 2015, new partnership between Slovak organizations: ZMOS (Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia) and AKE SR (Association of Municipal Finance Officers of The Slovak Republic) and Moldovan CALM (The Congress of Local Public Authorities of Moldova) was set up with financial support of SR-UNDP partnership. According to the progress report: all project activities (set up for year 2015) were accomplished.
22.03.2016      publicfinance.undp.sk   
     
Peers from South-East Europe support Albania in improving local finance legislation
How to construct a law on local finance that will ensure adequate resources for competent and efficient local government for the benefit of the citizens of Albania is the topic of the regional workshop "Best practices in Local Government Finance Legislation: the South-East Europe experience and the challenges facing Albania", organised by the Network of Associations of Local Authorities in South-East Europe (NALAS) and the USAID’s Planning and Local Governance Project (PLGP) on 9 and 10 February 2016 in Tirana, Albania.
11.02.2016      nalas.eu   
Residents of 40 villages from Moldova benefit from better communal services
Residents of 40 villages from the Republic of Moldova benefit from better communal services, due to the continuous development of ten joint inter-municipal enterprises.
26.01.2016      www.md.undp.org   
     
Upcoming: “Best Practices in Local Government Finance Legislation: the SEE Experience and the Challenges Facing Albania“
NALAS, the USAID-funded Planning and Local Governance Project (PLGP) and the Association of Municipalities of Albania will collaborate to organize a peer learning workshop on “Best Practices in Local Government Finance Legislation: the SEE Experience and the Challenges Facing Albania“, to take place in Tirana, on 9-10 February 2016.
26.01.2016      nalas.eu   
Third Steering Committee LADDER project: the new challenges for 2016
On 14th January 2016, the 3rd Steering Committee of the LADDER Project took place online, gathering the co-applicants and other associates of the project.
26.01.2016      www.alda-europe.eu   
     
“Balkan regional platform” – Enabling youth participation dialogue for the year to come
The first year of the “Balkan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue” project is coming to an end. Coordinated by ALDA, and implemented by the seven LDAs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo, together with the ALDA Skopje Office from Macedonia, this project aimed on increasing awareness on youth participation, youth activism and the possibilities for young people to create and influence the policies closely related to them.
26.01.2016      www.alda-europe.eu   
ALDA actively supporting the work of Civil Society Europe
ALDA’s Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida and Aldo Xhani, Coordinator of the Citizenship Programme, attended the plenary meeting of the newly established Civil Society Europe (CSE) platform, held last 22 January in Brussels.
26.01.2016      www.alda-europe.eu   
     
Secretary General of ALDA meets the Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Venice
On 12 January, the Secretary General of ALDA, Antonella Valmorbida, met Luisella Pavan-Woolfe, Head of the Council of Europe Programme Office in Venice
19.01.2016      www.alda-europe.eu   
New €92.5 million EU support to Eastern Partnership
The European Union has announced today a new package of EUR 92.5 million to support environment in Belarus, employment and business development in rural areas of Azerbaijan and regional cooperation in the Eastern Partnership.
12.09.2015      ec.europa.eu   
     
ALDA and its partners from Armenia, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine are kicking-off a new project on cultural heritage and civic engagement
“CHOICE – Cultural Heritage: Opportunity for Improving Civic Engagement” is kicking-off with a workshop and the project steering committee at ALDA’s office in Vicenza on 2-4 September. The partners – EuroBelarus International Consortium, Centre for Cultural Management from Ukraine, ICOM
12.09.2015      www.alda-europe.eu   
Constitutional reform in Ukraine: a major step towards decentralisation and democracy
The President of the Congress Jean-Claude Frécon welcomed the fact that, on 31 August, the Ukrainian Parliament had approved the reform of the constitution and the law on decentralisation.
12.09.2015      www.coe.int   
     
The President of the Congress to the Committee of Ministers: 'For the reception of refugees, we need solidarity between countries and between the local authorities in each country'
In his communication to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 10 September 2015, Congress President Jean-Claude Frécon gave an overview of current Congress activities, focusing on three important areas of work: the refugee and migrant crisis, radicalisation leading to terrorism, and the decentralisation process in Ukraine
12.09.2015      www.coe.int   
Secretary of State for Local Administration of Portugal signs a roadmap on local and regional democracy with the Congress
Lisbon, 10.09.2015 - The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe and the Portuguese national authorities signed, on 9 September 2015, a roadmap for the implementation of the decentralisation reform in Portugal.
12.09.2015      wcd.coe.int   
     
ALDA strategic views for the European Association of Local Democracy 2015/2018
ALDA strategic views for the European Association of Local Democracy 2015/2018
28.05.2015     
28th Congress Session: local and regional democracy in Europe and human rights challenges
"Local responses to human rights challenges – migration, discrimination, social inclusion" will be the overarching theme of the two annual sessions of the Council of Europe's Congress of Local and Regional Authorities in March and October 2015.
23.03.2015      www.coe.int   
     
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