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Supporting local community initiatives through the so-called Crowdfunding

By | September 11th, 2017|Citizen Jouralist - Engagement of Public & Private Sector, Lilyana Savova|

Lilyana Savova This famous phrase, which, according to some sources, belongs to Ostap Bender, focuses on the idea that the prosperity of the local community depends mostly on the goals and actions of the community itself. Ie. the best ideas for overcoming poverty, improving the environmental status, social inclusion and others will be generated [...]

Access to information and work with it in least populated places

By | September 7th, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Poverty & Development, Reneta Kirilova|

Reneta Kirilova Information is one of the main resources for humanity nowadays. Its usage worldwide is enormous, it’s every second, it’s 24 hours a day. Media content and the creators of media content are working all the time to give the society and the social groups what they need. The need to talk, to [...]

On the importance of Independent Living

By | September 5th, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Tolerance & Inclusion, Dilyana Deneva|

Dilyana Deneva Do the words “Independent Living” mean anything particular to you? Why do you think the words’ first letters are capital? The answer is simple, yet hard for many people to be understood. Independent Living is the name of a movement, of a philosophy which is a prerequisite for an equal society. The Independent [...]

Global education and Citizen Journalists – interview with Paola Berbeglia

By | September 4th, 2017|News|

Paola Berbeglia, Delegate of the Steering Committee group of the Global Citizenship Education & People Engagement Hub of Concorde Europe, delivers an interview on the important contribution given by LADDER’s Citizen Journalists network to global education. In 2016 the citizen journalist’s initiative was set up as one of the main initiatives within the project [...]

Interview to Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International

By | August 29th, 2017|Andreas Canvin, Citizen Journalist - Citizens' & Partecipation|

Andreas Canvin Being the Secretary General of the largest human rights organization in the world, Amnesty International's Salil Shetty knows a thing or two about the current state of human rights on a global scale. I/Danish CJ Andreas (Canvin) spoke to Salil at Amnesty International Council Meeting 2017 in Rome this month. The theme [...]

Job Shadowing in Bulgaria and The Netherlands!

By | August 25th, 2017|News|

After a busy Job-Shadowing spring, there were two more exchanges in summer 2017. NAMRB and The Hague Academy for Local Governance were hosts in the frame of LADDER’s Job Shadowing activity. This time with a special JS, The Hague Academy invited his guest to participate in one of its summer courses. From the 26th [...]

Information are not enough to change our behaviour – Interview with Jan Krajhanzl, eco-psychologist from the Masaryk’s University in Brno

By | August 25th, 2017|Citizen Journalist - Climate & Energy, Kristina Hudekova|

Kristina Hudekova On the international non-shopping day we made a test to see if people are willing to buy unethical products when they have all information about their origin. We opened a stall on a farmer’s market where we sold very cheap chocolate, coffee, bananas and other goods and openly told every customer that, for example, on the [...]

A plastic ocean

By | August 21st, 2017|Alexandra Pihet, Citizen Journalist - Climate & Energy|

Alexandra Pihet Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic garbage from all over the world makes its way to oceans. Food wrappers, caps, cups, plates, bottles, bags, straws and other discarded items make up 90% of floating marine debris. Caught up in currents, this waste is accumulating in 5 giant garbage patches all around [...]

Citizen Participation University 2017

By | August 11th, 2017|News|

On 3- 7 July 2017 the CPU took place in Kunbabony, Hungary. Within LADDER’s thematic path ‘Citizens’ participation for development’, this event brought together citizens and professionals to learn from/with one another about civic engagement and local practices. Organised by LADDER’s partner, the Central and Eastern European Citizens Network (CEECN), the event was hosted by [...]