ALDA General Assembly 2014 – 6 June, Council of Europe, Strasbourg
The annual General Assembly of ALDA took place on 6 June in Strasbourg, hosted by the Council of Europe. Mr Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, welcomed the over 50 members attending from the enlarged Europe.
Mr Francesco Zarzana, President of Progettarte, active civil society organization member of ALDA for many years, chaired the assembly. After the moral report of ALDA President Oriano Otocan, the activity report for 2013 was presented, and the Treasurer’s report for the year was approved. The strategic views were also approved, and the new opportunities for cooperation and fundraising involving the members of ALDA were presented.
An extraordinary assembly also took place, which approved some changes to the statute of the association. The main changes involve the introduction of the role of the Secretary General, which substitutes the Director of ALDA; the Secretary of the association, at the same time, becomes the third Vice-President. The Scientific Committee is changed to Advisory Board to highlight its advisory role, while its competences are the same.