*LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND CIVIL SOCIETY, TOGETHER, AGENTS FOR DEVELOPMENT IN
EUROPE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNTRIES. THE LAUNCH OF A NEW EUROPEAN ALLIANCE TO
FOSTER A SHARED AND BOTTOM-UP APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT. Brussels, 28 March
The increased involvement of Local Authorities (LAs) and Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs) in EU development policy generates the need for the
establishment of a new alliance among them in order to capitalize and improve
their experiences and methods of actions.
During the last two decades, LAs gained a significant expertise in terms of
conflict prevention, decentralization and confidence building in development,
revealing themselves as real catalysts for change. In strong cooperation with
CSOs, LAs confirmed decentralized cooperation methodology as one of the most
relevant tools to promote a shared and bottom-up approach to development,
inside and outside Europe.
ALDA, which has been one of the first European actors promoting this practice
through the network of Local Democracy Agencies, is launching a new alliance
between LAs and CSOs interested in having a voice heard in Europe as for
policy making about development cooperation.
On 28th of March 2012, in the Committee of the Regions premises in Brussels,
will be launch WTD – Working Together for Development with the
International Conference ”Local authorities and civil society: a
partnership for development”. The Conference will gather the main
European stakeholders in the field of development and aims at debating on the
opportunities LAs have to work together with CSOs to foster a bottom up
approach to development and to plan a join strategy to make their efforts
We will be pleased to involve your institution or organization in this new
challenging European endeavor, thus the president of ALDA is honored to
invite you all in Brussels .
To participate please fill and submit the registration form clicking here
*More about the Alliance*
WTD, Working Together for Development, is a multi-annual development alliance
granted within the framework of the European Commission NSA & LA Programme in
the Objective III.
It has been designed conceived by ALDA in cooperation with 21 international
partners and associates coming from 16 different countries from enlarged the
It involves both Associations of Local Authorities and NGO networks, and aims
at improving their capacities to act as development agents inside and outside
Europe, in partnership with EU and national institutions. WTD adopts a
multi-stakeholder approach and focuses on creating strong partnerships
between Local Authorities and NGOs. It has a special particular focus on
Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
For more information please click here  or contact Mr Alfonso Aliberti,
Project Manager of ALDA, at email@example.com