The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) is looking for partners to join a new project proposal that will be submitted in the framework of the Europe for Citizens Programme, on the measure Network for Town.
The project proposal is led by Consorzio Leonardo di Cooperative Sociali (member of ALDA) and it scratches from a crucial assumption that the current socio-economic situation brought many challenges with regard to the issue of addressing population needs and challenging European model of development. These newly emerged needs are often not addressed properly neither by public institutions, nor private ones, having lack of resources and slow procedures to improve situation in the first case and prevalence of, mainly economic interests in the second case. Therefore, in many cases civil society and civil society organisation have taken the leading role, trying to fill the gap arising from the lack of public response.
The project introduces innovative “cooperative communities” approach, integrating the core ideas of social cooperatives as a basis for creating a partnership among various stakeholders at local level, for creating positive synergies, strengthening cooperation and information exchange, establishment of networks and enhancing social capital.
Given the nature of the action, the partner search is mainly addressed to Local Authorities and their association.
If you are interested to join the project or to ask additional information, please contact :
Deadline for joining the project: 29th January 2016