On the 12th of May, the European association for local democracy – ALDA organized the 6th edition of the webinar ALDA talks, this time dedicated to the topic of Best practices in participatory processes. The webinar was the perfect occasion to present the project Monumental 9 and the participatory processes in implementing the project activities.
All the speakers offered different aspects of citizen participation. Sofia Corsi from ALDA, talked about the local initiative Gruppo Scintilla - vivere meglio adesso trying to revive the street Viale Milano in Vicenza. Gloria Marini from LaPiccionaia talked about the SMART project and the theater practices that can be used to engage citizens. Alessandra Dal Pozzolo from StudioProgetto CooperativaSociale talked about the European initiative and project From me to EU hat aims to provide opportunities for European citizens and Migrants’ communities to work together, in order to promote a new idea of a multicultural Europe.
Ivana Velkova from ALDA Skopje presented the Monumental 9 project, highlighting the activities envisioned to empower young citizens and encourage them the participate in shaping their community. She talked about the creation of touristic offers for the micro localities defined in the project and the role of the local community in the creation of the offers. She also highlighted, that, the methods introduced in this project can be reproduced in every community and landscape.
The webinar was finalized by Anna Dita from ALDA, with a short preview of programmes and grants that can be used to finance similar projects.
Monumental 9 is supported by a grant provided by the Regional Cooperation Council’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project. The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by the RCC in an effort to contribute to the growth and competitiveness of the six Western Balkans economies by supporting development and promotion of joint regional cultural and adventure tourism offer.