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A thought-provoking approach to the biggest refugee crisis of our time

By | December 4th, 2017|Alexandra Pihet, Citizen Journalist - Poverty & Development|

Alexandra Pihet Migration experts from different countries met mid-November in Istanbul (Turkey) within the framework of the project "Ladder—Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising Awareness". The conference, titled "From Local to Global: Migration's Challenge with Civilization" indeed focused on the massive migrant influx due to the Syrian crisis. The event, hosted by [...]

Mind the ‘Gap’! A programme for gender participation in climate policies

By | November 29th, 2017|Chiara Soletti, Citizen Journalist - Tolerance & Inclusion|

Chiara Soletti At the Conferences of the Parties (COP) for negotiations on climate policy for just under a decade various interest groups - referred to as 'Constituencies' - have existed and operate within the sphere of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to promote policies and projects relevant to their values ​​and [...]

Citizen Journalists: a magic ingredient for sustainability

By | November 28th, 2017|News|

When young activists interested in in journalism and SDGs meet for the first time after months of articles and research, the magic happens! The training dedicated to LADDER’s Citizen Journalists took place in Strasbourg on 19-21 November. More than 60 citizens and non-professional journalists coming from Europe, the European Neighbourhoods and beyond, are the [...]

Making sustainable development the only possible development – LADDER final conference

By | November 24th, 2017|News|

The final conference of project LADDER was held in Strasbourg on 21-22 November 2017, and constituted a key opportunity to create new bonds and strengthen existing partnerships for the localisation of SDGs in the next years. The conference marked three years of joint work within an extremely ambitious project, co-funded by the European Union [...]

CoE’s Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform opens final event of LADDER

By | November 24th, 2017|News|

The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform of the Council of Europe opened the final event of LADDER, hosted by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, on 21-23 November. The Head of the Centre, Mrs. Alina Tatarenko, is also statutory member of the Governing Board of ALDA, appointed by the Secretary General of the [...]

Social justice involves access to renewable energy

By | November 23rd, 2017|Chiara Soletti, Citizen Journalist - Climate & Energy|

Chiara Soletti During sessions of the Conferences of the Parties the UNFCCC organises meetings dedicated to the most urgent climate issues. Yesterday a Gender Day was held at the COP23 Conference, a day dedicated to gender rights and the various adversities that women and men have to contend with in relation to climate change. On this [...]

The migration challenge – LADDER gathers experts and best practices in Istanbul

By | November 19th, 2017|News|

Migration experts from Turkey and other countries, as well as LADDER partners working on the migration path projects, met in Istanbul on 16 November, for a high level conference about the challenges of migration management. The event was organized by Marmara Municipality Union, part of LADDER consortium and member of ALDA. *** Local governments [...]

Reproductive health as a form of resilience to climate change

By | November 17th, 2017|Chiara Soletti, Citizen Journalist - Poverty & Development|

Chiara Soletti The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights published the first Report on the relationship between human rights and climate change at Geneva in March 2009. This was indeed an important moment for the international community because the social, cultural and economic consequences of the phenomenon were formally recognized. Climate change exacerbates the state of discrimination [...]

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

By | November 17th, 2017|News|

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 in a few days, when the final conference of the LADDER project will take place in Strasbourg from 21 to [...]

“In a better world”, a storybook about LADDER’s journey

By | November 16th, 2017|News|

It has just been published “In a better world”, a storybook about the journey of LADDER project to promote development education through culture. The publication is fully dedicated to the cultural component, the fifth dimension of the LADDER project, summarizing all activities and results achieved in the field of the project and portraying the importance [...]