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Witnesses - CEE Citizens Network
European Development Cooperation.
Opportunities and best practices
By Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager
Contents of the presentation:
- Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development
Programme
- ALDA, the network of LDAs and the methodology of
multilateral decentralized cooperation
- WTD Working Together for Development
- La Basse-Normandie et la Macédoine
By Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager
Project identification
Non State Actors and Local Authorities
Art. 14 DCI
Successor of
NGO co-financing &
Decentralized Cooperation
702 m € for 2011-2013
NSA & LA eligible - at least 85% of the
programme’s fund reserved to NSA
More funds will be reserved for LAs in
the next MFF (2014-2020
Global coverage
Project identification
Non State Actors & Local Authorities (NSA &
LA): Main Objective
•Objective 1: Inclusive and empowered society
•a. In-country operations: 82 targeted countries
•b. Global, multi-country and regional operations
•Objective 2: Public awareness and education for development
in Europe
Objective 3: More efficient
cooperation between CSOs’
and LAs’ networks
Objective 1
583 m €
(83%)
Objective 2
102 m €
(102%)
Objective 3
17 m € (2,5%)
Gastos Support
de apoyo
measures
17 m € (2,5%)
Project identification
2007-2010 indicative financial allocation by region
Middle East (1.75%)
ENPI
(6%)
Latin America
(20.5%)
ACP
(51.5%)
Asia
(19.5%)
Project identification
Calls for Proposals: where to find info?
https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/europeaid/onlineservices/index.cfm?ADSSChck=1224846858672&do=publi.welcome&userlanguage=en
Contents of the presentation:
- Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development
Programme
- ALDA, the network of LDAs and the methodology of
multilateral decentralized cooperation
- WTD Working Together for Development
- La Basse-Normandie et la Macédoine
By Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager
Project identification
THE ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL DEMOCRACY AGENCIES
is an international NGO, founded in 1999 at the initiative of the
Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional
Authorities to coordinate a network of Local Democracy
Agencies (LDAs) already in existence since 1993.
Today, ALDA is an European network of local authorities and
NGOs that uses the methodology of multilateral decentralized
cooperation and an a unique platform in Europe that foster
cooperation between local authorities and civil society
organizations.
The Headquarter is in Strasbourg. Other offices are located in: Brussels, Vicenza (Italy), Subotica (Serbia),
Skopje (Macedonia).
Project identification
THE NETWORK OF ALDA MEMBERS
The Local Democracy Agencies
What are the Local Democracy Agencies?
-
are locally registered NGOs
-
are based on an international partnership between local and
regional authorities and NGOs
-
are aimed at promoting civil society and local democracy in
the wide sense of the term
-
are aimed at setting up a permanent presence in the host
towns and regions.
The Network
The methodology of multilateral decentralized cooperation
(multi-actor & multi-level)
The case of ALDA and the LDAs
Members of ALDA
(LAs & CSOs)
Local Authorities
CSOs
Host Municipality
Local NGOs
Local
Communities
Field of work and activities of the LDAs
between 1993 – 2010
Contents of the presentation:
- Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development
Programme
- ALDA, the network of LDAs and the methodology of
multilateral decentralized cooperation
- WTD Working Together for Development
- La Basse-Normandie et la Macédoine
By Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager
A New Challenge for Local Authorities Associations and Civil
Society Networks
Project funded by the European Commission
within the Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development Programme
Duration of the project: 30 months
WTD - geographical coverage
Project activities
International level
• Thematic workshops; Seminars; Trainings on decentralised
cooperation; Study visits; conferences; ect.
National/Regional level
• National/regional workshops; National working groups
Local level – re-granting scheme
• At least 40 local activities, supported through the re-granting
to LAs, tackling the main topics of the project at the
grassroots level
Partners:
RAM - Regional Association of Municipalities "Central Stara Planina" – BG ; UBBSLA - Union of Bulgarian Black
Sea Local Authorities – BG; CIDEM – Civisme et Démocratie – FR; FISPMED - International Federation for
Sustainable Development and Fight Against Poverty in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea area – IT;
TECLA Associazione per la cooperazione transregionale, locale e europea – IT; LALRG - Latvian Association
of Local and Regional Governments – LV; LSA - Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania – LT; LCA - Local
Councils' Association – MT; CEECN - Central Eastern and European Citizens Network – SK; UTC - The Union
of Towns and Cities of Slovakia – SK
Associates:
Albanian Association of Municipalities – AL; Communities Association of Armenia – AM; Croatian Institute for
Local Government – HR; NALAG - National Association of Local Authorities of Georgia – GE; New Israel
Fund – Shatil – IL; Association of Kosovo Municipalities – KS; ZELS - Association of the Units of Local Selfgovernment of the Republic of Macedonia – MK; BCSDN - Balkan Civil Society Development Network – MK;
The Citizens' Pact for South Eastern Europe – SRB; YÖNDER - Association of Local Government Managers –
TR; Union of Municipalities of Marmara – TR
Launch of the Alliance on 28th March 2012
Main features of WTD Alliance
Multi-actor and multilevel approach:
-
create synergies among all the involved stakeholders, trying to coordinate their
joint work and make their joint actions more effective.
Specific geographical focus:
-
main focus in the new Member States and in the European neighbourhood,
including the IPA countries
Ownership:
- direct responsibilities to its Members; strong local dimension (re-granting); elections
of co-chairs
Contents of the presentation:
- Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development
Programme
- ALDA, the network of LDAs and the methodology of
multilateral decentralized cooperation
- WTD Working Together for Development
- La Basse-Normandie et la Macédoine
By Alfonso Aliberti, Project Manager
2007-2010
2010-2013
Financial Support from the Region and from the French MFA. Coordinated by ALDA
Main Objectives:
- support the accession of Macedonia to the European Union
respecting the adoption of the Acquis Communautaire
- reinforce the capacity of local authorities to implement the
decentralization process, to mobilize citizens and to ensure that
the development is sustainable
6 Components of Cooperation
1. Digital technologies and media at service of local governance:
2. Youth active citizenship on local level
3. Defined a shared methodology for inventory of cultural
heritage
4. Capacity building of stakeholders in the field of culture
5. Support and promote sustainable tourism
6. Strengthening the network of Balkan farmers for sustainable
agricultural development
Who is involved
Multi-actor and multilevel approach:
-
Regional and central government
Municipalities
NGOs (youth, environmental, rural development ect.)
Academia (Univiersities and Think Thanks)
Cross Fertilization processes
Citizens involvement
Main results:
Cooperation of municipalities: the way to European citizenship
The main result obtain in previous three years of the project are the
agreements for cooperation between French and Macedonian
municipalities.
Equitable regional Development in Macedonia
The initiation of regional development in Macedonia is an important
phase. In this context, the decentralized cooperation between Lower
Normandy and Macedonia gives its institutional support, experience and
training.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION
ALFONSO ALIBERTI
[email protected]
Project Manager
ALDA
www.alda-europe.eu
www.wtd-alda.eu

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