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 International workshop of the PPC Path: Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Tourism on the spotlight

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: News|

The LADDER International workshop on Public-Private Cooperation (PPC) and Sustainability took place in Cagliari from 12 to 14 July 2017. Co-organized by the European Movement in Italy (CIME - coordinator of the PPC Thematic Path) [...]

Development education and LADDER in the spotlight at the Assises of Decentralized Cooperation for Development

By | July 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

ALDA together with many members of its network and of the consortium of the project LADDER, participated in the 5th edition of the Assises of Decentralized Cooperation for Development, organized by the European Commission [...]

Join ALDA and LADDER’s activities at the 5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development in Brussels

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

The 5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development will take place in Brussels on 10 and 11 July 2017 at the European Committee of the Regions (Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium). The LADDER project [...]

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 [...]


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 Citizen Participation University 2017 - CPU2017 (Citizen Participation Path) - 3-17 July [...]

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) [...]