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)


Inspiring LAs, CSOs and citizens to implement SDGs – Final Conference of LADDER in Strasbourg

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

The SDGs are the focus of LADDER activities and events and fostering their implementation at the local level is a priority. The next event that will open the discussion to this topic is happening [...]

“Promoting Development Education through a multi-topic approach”: LADDER Thematic Handbook

By | November 16th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

In the framework of LADDER project, it has been published a Thematic Handbook named “Promoting Development Education through a multi-topic approach”. This handbook gathers the work of LADDER’s community on advocacy related to six main [...]


Upcoming events

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

Special initiative: Special initiative Youth (JEF) - 25-27 September 2017 - Brussels, Belgium Special initiative South East Europe Path: 10-12 October 2017 - Belgrade, Serbia Capacity Building Activities: DEAR Trainings & Focus Group Focus Group Italy: [...]

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) [...]