<![CDATA[Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova]]> http://www.calm.md/ 20.01.2020 en http://www.calm.md/ Copyright (c) 2020 http://www.calm.md/The project in Eastern Europe takes action with the training on participative democracy in Mariupol <![CDATA[The project in Eastern Europe takes action with the training on participative democracy in Mariupol // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5553&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/The-project-in-Eastern-Europe-takes-action-with-the-training-on-participative-democracy-in-Mariupol/ During the last week of September, from the 24th to the 26th, the project “Empowering local authorities and civil society to deliver solutions with participative democracy” , supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) programme, entered a new phase.]]> 08.10.2019 13:44 ALDA is now a member of the EESC Liaison Group <![CDATA[ALDA is now a member of the EESC Liaison Group // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5552&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/ALDA-is-now-a-member-of-the-EESC-Liaison-Group/ ALDA has proudly become a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Liaison Group. The Liaison Group was set up by EESC in 2004 in order to “provide a framework for political dialogue and cooperation between the EESC and the European organisations and networks the Group liaises with, as well as other EU institutions, on cross-cutting issues of common interest”.]]> 07.10.2019 13:43 "Cities Developing Solutions" in Istanbul <![CDATA["Cities Developing Solutions" in Istanbul // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=5550&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/Cities-Developing-Solutions-in-Istanbul/ Marmara Urban Forum (MARUF), organized by the NALAS member, Marmara Municipalities Union took place for the first time in the Istanbul Congress Center on 1-3 October 2019, under the motto of “Cities Developing Solutions”.]]> 05.10.2019 13:31 Conclusions and Recommendations: Partnership as key for Local Democracy <![CDATA[Conclusions and Recommendations: Partnership as key for Local Democracy // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5554&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Conclusions-and-Recommendations-Partnership-as-key-for-Local-Democracy/ The conclusions and recommendation of the forum “Partnership as key for Local Democracy - Rethinking the cooperation between local authorities and civil society” just arrived.]]> 25.09.2019 13:45 Mayor of Innsbruck: "Sustainability itself is not a goal that we achieve, but an ongoing process" <![CDATA[Mayor of Innsbruck: "Sustainability itself is not a goal that we achieve, but an ongoing process" // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5558&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Mayor-of-Innsbruck-Sustainability-itself-is-not-a-goal-that-we-achieve-but-an-ongoing-process/ Mayor of Innsbruck: "Sustainability itself is not a goal that we achieve, but an ongoing process".]]> 24.09.2019 13:56 Mayors representing 8,000 European cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets <![CDATA[Mayors representing 8,000 European cities call for climate proofing of EU and national budgets // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5559&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Mayors-representing-8000-European-cities-call-for-climate-proofing-of-EU-and-national-budgets/ Climate proofing budgets is the best way to ensure that governments do not spend a single euro that could further climate change.]]> 20.09.2019 13:58 Regional training enhancing monitoring and evaluation of local policies <![CDATA[Regional training enhancing monitoring and evaluation of local policies // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5556&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Regional-training-enhancing-monitoring-and-evaluation-of-local-policies/ The role of monitoring and evaluation in evidence-based advocacy on local level was the topic of the 2nd Regional training for the Balkan Network for Local Democracy. The 3-day event took place from 10th to 12th September 2019 in Knjazevac, Serbia, organized by the Local Democracy Agency Central and Southern Serbia.]]> 16.09.2019 13:49 LoGov - Research Coordination Committee <![CDATA[LoGov - Research Coordination Committee // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5551&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/LoGov-Research-Coordination-Committee/ Over 16 and 17 September, 2019 NALAS will participate at the Research Coordination Committee of the H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018 project LoGov – Local Government and the Changing Urban-Rural Interplay. The Meeting is hosted by the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, one of the implementing partners of LoGov.]]> 16.09.2019 13:39 Recov third local path in Skopje: What do citizens want? <![CDATA[Recov third local path in Skopje: What do citizens want? // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5555&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Recov-third-local-path-in-Skopje-What-do-citizens-want/ In favor of creating an enabling environment for the civil sector and an interactive corner for citizens to meet CSOs, Civica Mobilitas and the Macedonian Center for International Cooperation (MCIC) organized the second Civil society organization day in Skopje, on14th of September 2019 in the Ibni Pajko park and on the Skanderbeg Square.]]> 14.09.2019 13:48 Advisory Board & Partners' Meeting of the Center of Excellence in Finance <![CDATA[Advisory Board & Partners' Meeting of the Center of Excellence in Finance // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=5549&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/Advisory-Board-Partners-Meeting-of-the-Center-of-Excellence-in-Finance/ NALAS participated at the Advisory Board & Partners' Meeting of the Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF), in Ljubljana on September 10th and 11th. CEF’s mission as an international organization is to support capacity development for finance officials from ministries and central banks in South-East Europe through learning.]]> 12.09.2019 13:28 Participative Democracy in Comrat, a tool to support local authorities to deliver services <![CDATA[Participative Democracy in Comrat, a tool to support local authorities to deliver services // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=5557&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Participative-Democracy-in-Comrat-a-tool-to-support-local-authorities-to-deliver-services/ Participative democracy, local authorities and civil society working together, is the core of ALDA’s work. We are working together with local partners to assess the potential of these actions, to train and empower local citizens, elected leaders and civil servants, in order to find together good ways to solve problems.]]> 22.07.2019 13:52 UNDP Moldova selects partner communities and Hometown Associations to contribute to local development <![CDATA[UNDP Moldova selects partner communities and Hometown Associations to contribute to local development // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=5112&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/UNDP-Moldova-selects-partner-communities-and-Hometown-Associations-to-contribute-to-local-development/ Republic of Moldova creates a new model for migrants’ participation in the economic development of hometown communities 26 March 2019 – UNDP Moldova launches a competition of preselection of 35 communities that will be the beneficiaries of the second phase of ]]> 26.03.2019 14:14 Kudos for the NALAS Knowledge Management Team! <![CDATA[Kudos for the NALAS Knowledge Management Team! // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=5066&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/Kudos-for-the-NALAS-Knowledge-Management-Team/ The annual NALAS Knowledge Management Meeting took place from 13 to 15 February 2019, in Belgrade, Serbia, bringing together NALAS Knowledge Management Assistants from NALAS member Local Government Associations (LGAs).]]> 15.02.2019 13:42 2018 NALAS’ Fiscal Decentralisation Report: Local services are exacerbated by the deterioration of local finance arrangements <![CDATA[2018 NALAS’ Fiscal Decentralisation Report: Local services are exacerbated by the deterioration of local finance arrangements // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=5067&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/2018-NALAS-Fiscal-Decentralisation-Report-Local-services-are-exacerbated-by-the-deterioration-of-local-finance-arrangements/ This is the seventh edition of the Report which is an ongoing effort of NALAS’ Fiscal Decentralisation Task Force to provide policy–makers and analysts with reliable comparative data on municipal finances and up to date information on intergovernmental fiscal relations ]]> 30.01.2019 13:46 Anders KNAPE elected president of the Congress <![CDATA[Anders KNAPE elected president of the Congress // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4836&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/Anders-KNAPE-elected-president-of-the-Congress/ Meeting at their 35th session in Strasbourg (France), Congress members have elected Anders KNAPE (Sweden, EPP/CCE) president of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities for a two-year term. “Our Congress is a political body tasked with protecting local democracy. We ]]> 07.11.2018 09:40 EU law-making: European Commission proposes to strengthen role of regions and cities <![CDATA[EU law-making: European Commission proposes to strengthen role of regions and cities // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4835&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/EU-law-making-European-Commission-proposes-to-strengthen-role-of-regions-and-cities/ EC report takes on board Subsidiarity Task Force recommendations The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has welcomed the European Commission's intention to strengthen the involvement of local and regional authorities in the EU's policy-making. The CoR supports the proposals announced ]]> 07.11.2018 09:39 EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries <![CDATA[EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries // Studies and publications]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=217&id=4755&t=/Expertise-assistance-and-training-center/Writing-projects/Studies-and-publications/EU-financial-assistance-available-to-local-and-regional-authorities-in-Eastern-Partnership-countries/ ]]> 15.10.2018 10:13 EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries <![CDATA[EU financial assistance available to local and regional authorities in Eastern Partnership countries // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4757&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/EU-financial-assistance-available-to-local-and-regional-authorities-in-Eastern-Partnership-countries/ ]]> 15.10.2018 10:13 CEMR retreat with partners <![CDATA[CEMR retreat with partners // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4756&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/CEMR-retreat-with-partners/ During the 1st Edition of CEMR’s retreat with its partners held on 26-27 September 2018 in Brussels, NALAS participated with President Darko Fras and Executive Director Kelmend Zajazi in the round table “Brexit/neighbourhood/future enlargement” as part of the overarching topic dedicated ]]> 10.10.2018 10:21 FEATURE The mayor // How Tatiana Badan attempts to arrest the decline of the Moldovan village Selemet. <![CDATA[FEATURE The mayor // How Tatiana Badan attempts to arrest the decline of the Moldovan village Selemet. // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4734&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/FEATURE-The-mayor-How-Tatiana-Badan-attempts-to-arrest-the-decline-of-the-Moldovan-village-Selemet/ Selemet is a village in the Republic of Moldova: abandoned, tumbledown, forgotten – like so many. A quarter of the 5,000-strong population lives abroad, while those who remain attempt to arrest the decline – above all Tatiana Badan, the village mayor.]]> 05.10.2018 10:15 MEPs have made it clear: cities have a crucial role to play in EU policy-making <![CDATA[MEPs have made it clear: cities have a crucial role to play in EU policy-making // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4531&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/MEPs-have-made-it-clear-cities-have-a-crucial-role-to-play-in-EU-policy-making/ This is a great victory for local government and their associations. Today, members of the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on the “Role of cities in the institutional framework of the Union”. It aims to establish a legal basis to allow cities and their representative associations to be formally and systematically involved in EU decision-making.]]> 03.07.2018 19:08 CONNECT is looking for municipal expertise for Sri Lanka and Moldova <![CDATA[CONNECT is looking for municipal expertise for Sri Lanka and Moldova // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4465&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/CONNECT-is-looking-for-municipal-expertise-for-Sri-Lanka-and-Moldova/ The CONNECT team is happy to present to you two new opportunities for learning and exchange from colleagues: one in Moldova and one in Sri Lanka.]]> 07.06.2018 14:53 First Annual conference of the EMEN project <![CDATA[First Annual conference of the EMEN project // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=4368&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/First-Annual-conference-of-the-EMEN-project/ ALDA attended, together with all the project’s partners, the EMEN project conference entitled “Why Migrant Entrepreneurship Matters?” in the Social Impact Lab in Munich on the 23-24 April 2018. Before the public event, the partners met altogether to discuss about the project, the partners’ role, what has been done so far and what the next steps are. ]]> 04.05.2018 06:18 The Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives announces call for proposals for the 2018-2019 projects <![CDATA[The Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives announces call for proposals for the 2018-2019 projects // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=4367&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/The-Canadian-Fund-for-Local-Initiatives-announces-call-for-proposals-for-the-2018-2019-projects/ For over three decades, Canada has funded modest-scale development assistance projects in over 120 countries through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI). The CFLI in the Republic of Moldova supports small projects proposed and implemented by local NGOs and other community-based organizations that address identified needs of local communities.]]> 04.05.2018 06:14 Digitals tools to foster youth engagement at the local level - the project YouthMetre experience <![CDATA[Digitals tools to foster youth engagement at the local level - the project YouthMetre experience // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=4369&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Digitals-tools-to-foster-youth-engagement-at-the-local-level-the-project-YouthMetre-experience/ On 24 April, ALDA, in partnership with 5 other European organisations, held the Final Conference of the project YouthMetre.]]> 02.05.2018 06:21 Andrew DAWSON : "We must communicate in a language that enables citizens to participate fully and deeply in local democracy" <![CDATA[Andrew DAWSON : "We must communicate in a language that enables citizens to participate fully and deeply in local democracy" // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=4372&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Andrew-DAWSON-We-must-communicate-in-a-language-that-enables-citizens-to-participate-fully-and-deeply-in-local-democracy/ “If a local authority wants truly to meet the needs of its citizens, it must communicate in a language which is readily understood and enables the citizen to participate fully and deeply in local democracy,” stated Andrew DAWSON (United Kingdom, CRE-ECR), member of the Congress Chamber of Regions, at the Parliamentary Assembly Hearing on minority languages on 25 April 2018. ]]> 25.04.2018 06:38 Bilateral meeting of Congress President and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The role of Local Authorities is essential to ensure appropriate conditions of living to IDPs <![CDATA[Bilateral meeting of Congress President and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The role of Local Authorities is essential to ensure appropriate conditions of living to IDPs // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=4371&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/Bilateral-meeting-of-Congress-President-and-United-Nations-Special-Rapporteur-on-Human-Rights-of-Internally-Displaced-Persons-IDPs-The-role-of-Local-Authorities-is-essential-to-ensure-appropriate-conditions-of-living-to-IDPs/ During a bilateral meeting with Cecilia JIMENEZ-DAMARY, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Congress President Gudrun MOSLER-TÖRNSTRÖM underlined the commitment of the Congress in addressing human rights issues of IDPs. She informed the Special ]]> 25.04.2018 06:34 NALAS Newsletter April 2018: Gender Equality in the focus <![CDATA[NALAS Newsletter April 2018: Gender Equality in the focus // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4334&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/NALAS-Newsletter-April-2018-Gender-Equality-in-the-focus/ In this edition of the Newsletter, you will read about inspiring women and men and the changes they make in their communities. You will also learn about different tools and best practices that might be used in your own context. ]]> 23.04.2018 12:50 4th Balkan Youth Forum focusing on youth participation to be held in Skopje <![CDATA[4th Balkan Youth Forum focusing on youth participation to be held in Skopje // News]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=34&id=4370&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/News/4th-Balkan-Youth-Forum-focusing-on-youth-participation-to-be-held-in-Skopje/ The 4th Balkan youth forum for local democracy will take place from 14th to 17th May in Skopje. The topic of the forum is “Creativity and innovations towards active youth participation in the Balkans”.]]> 23.04.2018 06:24 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must go local and leave no one behind <![CDATA[Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) must go local and leave no one behind // Press Releases]]> http://www.calm.md/libview.php?l=en&idc=66&id=4320&t=/PRESS-SERVICE/Press-Releases/Sustainable-Development-Goals-SDGs-must-go-local-and-leave-no-one-behind/ What are the challenges in bringing 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) closer to community level, how to achieve social inclusion and what is the way forward – all these questions are in the focus of the “Regional conference ]]> 20.04.2018 07:23