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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By | November 16th, 2017|News|

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 themes, the project “thematic paths” – namely Youth in Development, Migration, Citizen’s Participation in Development, Environmental and Sustainable Development, Private [...]

SDG workshops in Bulgaria and Poland

By | October 31st, 2017|News|

After the first SDG workshop, in line with the cascade and capacity building pursued by the LADDER project, two more workshops have taken place, following up on topics related to SDGs, awareness raising and empowerment of local stakeholders. The National Association of Municipalities in the Republic of Bulgaria (NAMRB) and Union of Rural Communes [...]

8 Tips for LAs dealing with Migration

By | October 24th, 2017|News|

The aim of the Thematic Path Migration, led by SOS Malta, is to build a body of knowledge that enables Local, National and European Authorities to impact on policies and practices related to migration and development. The path has published a guide with recommendations titled “Good practice guide for Local Authorities engaging with migration and [...]

Special Initiative of LADDER in Belgrade: Youth Participation in Focus

By | October 16th, 2017|News|

The Special Initiative of the SEE Path “Youth Participation in Focus” was held from 10th to 12th October 2017 in Serbia. The event included an international conference, workshops and discussions on the topic, and it was organized by Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities. The international conference gathered institutional representatives and youth participants from [...]