LADDER stands for Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising awareness

It is a 3-year project co-funded by the EU under the DEAR programme. It aims at increasing the multiplier role of Local Authorities, in cooperation with CSOs, for Development Education & Awareness Raising (DEAR) in the EU and in the enlarged Europe (accession countries and European Neighbourhood area).

In line with the DEAR programme, the project’s specific objectives are:
– To strengthen the cooperation between LAs and CSOs and to build their internal capacities to act as “drivers for change” in DEAR
– To inform and sensitize citizens and communities on their role and responsibility on global issues, as well as about the interdependencies between the EU and developing countries, by exploring and testing the most adequate methods of non-formal education

Develop & increase the action of LAs in EU Development & Awareness Raising policies

Strengthen the capacity of LAs and CSOs to act in a sustainable way as drivers for development, fostering their role of multipliers, but also inform, raise awareness and engage citizens in global challenges

26 co-applicants & 20 associates from 18 EU and 17 non-EU countries

EU & Neighborhood (EaP, MED, SEE)


The New Consensus for Development: see the reactions of the Youth Path

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|

The LADDER Project Youth Path, led by JEF Europe, has been following the design and implementation of youth policies at EU level, always bearing in mind participation, inclusiveness, participatory and transparent policy-making processes. Advocacy actions [...]

Letter to Jean-Vincent Placé. See the Reactions of the Citizen Participation Path

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|

The Citizen Participation path, led by CEECN, has been following the design and implementation of citizen participation policies at EU level. Advocacy actions are permanently carried out to raise citizens and stakeholders’ awareness on the [...]

When exchange is key: the LADDER Tool Fair between global citizenship and SDGs

By | May 21st, 2017|Categories: News|

The understanding of SDGs and DEAR projects, the exchange on methodologies and lessons learnt, and the direct engagement of citizens and communities contributing to development: this is the LADDER Tool Fair! Organised on 10-12 [...]


Upcoming events

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Events|

Special initiative: Special initiative Youth : September 2017 (tbc) Special initiative South East Europe: October 2017 - Serbia (tbc) Capacity Building Activities: DEAR Trainings & Focus Group Focus Group Italy: May (tbc) Other Events Citizens [...]

Past events

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: Events|

LADDER Launching Conference: Launching conference of the LADDER project:  “Empowering and engaging citizens in global issues”– 5 June 2015: Article 1 - Article 2 Special Initiative:  Special Initiative on Migration (11-13 November 2015 - Malta) [...]