On 4th June 2015, ALDA participated to the Auditorium Debate of the European Development Days in Brussels on the topic “Global citizens can change the world!”.


The Auditorium Debate took place from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm at Tour et Taxis.

The organising partners of the debate were ALDA, CONCORD, DEEEP, CIVICUS, GENE and North-South Centre. They presented different ways to put Global Citizenship in action, and the debate was followed by an interactive discussion on how to support citizens’ engagement in the implementation of the new development agenda and ensuring global justice for all.

Mr David Melua, Executive director of NALAG, member of ALDA, and parter of the project LADDER – Local Authorities for Development Education and Raising Awareness – represented ALDA during the Debate.

The aim of the debate was to show that everyone can have a role to play in the promotion of Global Citizenship, answering in particular 3 questions:

  • What is Global Citizenship?
  • Why is it important to engage citizens in global development?
  • What has to be done to increase its reach?

See the video of the conference