ALDA: Secretary General and AETS lay foundation for Algerian participative democracy
With support of the European Commission and the Ministry of Interior and Local Authorities of Algeria, ALDA Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida with the consortium of AETS is implementing the programme that supports “Participative Democracy and Citizens Participation at the local level in Algeria”.
At the moment, there are 90 participants, who are trained to be future trainers in their local authorities throughout the country. In 2016, Algeria has adopted a new Constitution, where it is provisioned to support the local, participative democracy. Fully coordinated by the Directorate for training for public servants of Algeria, this initiative is a first attempt to equip local officials and civil society representatives for developing the democracy. Followed by another round of training in September and the redaction of a “Guide on Citizens participation at the local level” for all the local authorities of the country.
The work implemented in Algeria fits well with the policies of ALDA oriented to support local democracy and participation of citizens in all the countries of Europe and its Neighbourhood.