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Final Event WTD – Working Together for Development Strasbourg, 5 ° June 2014. Annachiara Stefanucci Government Affaires and Communication Manager. Associazione TECLA. "Bridging the European year 2013 and the European year 2015: from participation to development”. TECLA is .

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Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

Final Event WTD – Working Together for Development

Strasbourg, 5° June 2014

Annachiara Stefanucci

Government Affaires and

Communication Manager

Associazione TECLA

"Bridging the European year 2013 and the European year 2015: from participation to development”


Tecla is

TECLA is...

  • Associationwith the status oflegalentity, totallyparticipatedbyLocalAuthorities or theirAssociations and Foundations

  • Equivalent public body accordingto the EC directive 8/04

  • Active in Rome and Brussels with two operational offices


Tecla is1

TECLA is…

TECLA Association has been established in 1993

thanks to a team of experts involved in EU policies

with the aim to assist local institutions to:

  • Improve their capacities and competences to seize the financial opportunities offered by EU;

  • Spread information on EU policies and strenghten internal competences of local administrations on EU topics

  • Promote the participation of italian local authorities in international thematic networks and european initiatives


Tecla associate members

Tecla Associate Members …

…benefit from the services made available by TECLA in order to promote an effective use of EU financial resources.

Among its Associate Members there are more than

40 Local Authorities – Provinces, Municipalities, national and regional association of local authorities (UPI, Anci Puglia).

In the past different Regions have been members: Lazio region (Italy), Sicilia region (Italy), Sardinia Region (Italy), Lorena region (France), Maramures region (Romania) and Pomerania region (Poland)


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

TECLA means...

More than 20 years of experience on EU funding, formulation and management of EU funded projects and Networking

80 Projectsawarded and implemented in more than 20 EU programmes

56 Informative Eventson Europeanpolicies

165 project Partner at internationallevel

More than 100 Traineestrained at the Brussels office


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

TECLA and the decentralised cooperation

INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES

MAIN ACTIONS

Since the 1990s, thank to the synergic cooperation with the Italian Foreign Affaires Ministry and important institutional actors such as UPI and ANCI,

TECLA played a fundamental role for the structured involvement of Italian LAs in the EU development cooperation policy.

1

Assisting LAs to develop an autonomous dimension in the framework of the development cooperation (Relations with other institutional levels)

2

Assisting LAs to organise their internal structure (role of the « Europe Offices ») and their capacity of mobilising local stakeholders

3

Assisting LAs to structure their international relations in the field (especially with EC, CoR, UNDP);

Assisting LAs in scouting the available financial resources (i.e. INTERREG, NSA-LA, MEDA);

4

Carrying out intensive analysis and research activities

5


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

TECLA and the decentralised cooperation

Some projects

GEMM (2008 - 2010):

http://www.gemmproject.eu

  • AIMS

  • Enhancement of the intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding among the civil societies of the Mediterranean Southern and Northern shores, in line with the Barcelona Process towards the creation of the GEMM network.

  • Improvement of the capacities of the civil servants of MEDA municipalities for local governance and sustainable urban development, through the sharing with the Italian local authorities of best practices in the fields, in particular, of sustainable mobility, valorisation of cultural heritage for the purpose of sustainable tourism and economic recovery.

Partners:


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

TECLA and the decentralised cooperation

Other projects

La casa di Pinocchio (ASIA URBS Programme),

Aiming at encouraging the exchange of good practices in the management of the problems generated by the uncontrolled growth of the urban environment with particular reference to disadvantaged sections of the polulation (THAILANDIA)

REHABILITATION of Rural Production System in Afghanistan - ALA 2003

Other activities

2005: promotion of the research, funded by the MAE-DGCS on “The Decentralized Cooperation and the Provinces – A mapping of the experiences carried out in the Italian provinces”


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

TECLA and the WTD Project

Through WTD, TECLA enhanced its efforts to assist and strenghten the role of Italian LAs as development actors,

in a crucial context

At international level

Debate on the post-2015 scenario

2014: Launch of the new Programming Period

Revision of the 49/87 law with the introduction of a new governance on cooperation

At national level


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

TECLA and the WTD Project

What kind of actions have been developed?

  • INFORMATION: Through its own information channels, Tecla spread news updates on the project and the main output to its members

  • MOBILISATION: Direct involvement of some of its associated LAS in the confrontation, information and training activities provided by the project. Local officials and executives involved in international cooperation and development, have participated in various training sessions and workshops planned at the international level.

  • Among them: both LAs already active on the issues of decentralized cooperation (Turin, Pisa and Milan), and less active LAs (Reggio Calabria and Latina).

  • DECENTRALISATION: The RE-GRANTING SCHEMES

  • DISCUSSION: The National Workshop of Pisa, 27° of May 2014


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

THE RE-GRANTING SCHEMES

13/06/2013: TECLA launchedits call for proposals on small initiatives made by associated local authorities, to be eventually realized in partnership with CSOs.

2 PROJECTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED

A SUD: «From the Environmental Conflicts to the Development Cooperation»

Istituzione Centro Nord-Sud Prov. PISA: “Co-operation and Co-Development Tables - Awareness and Promotion Ways to support the cooperation between the CSOs and the LAs”


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

THE RE-GRANTING SCHEMES: the A SUD Project

1st of March 2014 - 25th of May 2014

  • Project focusing on the EDUCATION to the Development

  • 3 workshops in 3 schools of Reggio Calabria on:

  • Sustainable development

  • Environmental cooperation and conflict

  • Water: a common good

  • AIMS:

  • to foster an active involvement of youngsters on these issues

  • to raise their awareness – as well as teachers’ – on cooperation and development issues by adopting a global perspective focused on the crucial role played by CSOs, LAs and active citizens.

  • RESULTS

  • 180 studentsaged 14 -19 trained

  • •180 households sensitized on environmental issues on a global scale and on practices to reduce environmental impacts at the local level.

  • •9 teachers informed about innovative teaching methods


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

THE RE-GRANTING SCHEMES: the centro NORD - SUD Project

1st October 2013 – 31st March 2014

Project focusing on the promotion of institutional and experts awareness raising

Territorial Workshop 1 - "The civil society organizations and local authorities as agents of development"

Stimulated cooperation between civil society organizations and local authorities

Territorial Workshop 2 - "Promotion of sustainable development, poverty reduction, the

empowerment of citizens "

Promoted awareness and a better understanding of EU development issues

  • AIM:

  • To improve the cooperation between local CSOs and LAs

  • SOME ACTIVITIES:

  • “Shared guidelines" of the Province of Pisa on " Civil society organizations and local authorities as agents of development."

  • Scheduling of annual joint meetings of the “Tables”

  • Technical Assistance by Centro Nord Sud to local CSOs

  • Creation of working groups for project drafting on dev. issues


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP

27° May 2014, Pisa:

wrap up discussion on the project results and main conclusions for post-2015 development Policy

Need for a NEW POLICY based upon a bottom-up approach and fostering a new model of HORIZONTAL GOVERNANCE between LAs and CSOs, both at European and national level


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

MAIN INVOLVED ACTORS

Ministero degli Affari Esteri

Regione Toscana – Settore Attività Internazionali

ANCI – Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani

AOI - Associazione delle organizzazioni italiane di cooperazione e solidarietà internazionale

TECLA - Associazione per la cooperazione transregionale locale ed europea

Toscana Promozione

FPMCI – Fondo Provinciale Milanese per la Cooperazione Internazionale

FELCOS Umbria

FOCSIV

CESVOT Toscana

ARCI Toscana

PERMICRO Toscana

CIPSI Solidarietà e Cooperazione

Local Authorities and Associations from Tuscany Region


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

Multi-stakeholder partnerships and innovative schemes of collaboration between LAs and non-state providers can bring added value in terms of impact and sustainability as well as effectiveness.

LESSONS LEARNT FROM WTD

COOPERATION BETWEEN LAs and COs

SUPPORT TO DECENTRALISATION

LAs' contributions to governance and development processes needs to be better structured (see reform of the 49/87 law)

EDUCATION ON DEVELOPMENT

Development Education and Awareness Raising initiatives

fostering citizens' awareness and mobilization for development

issues.


Bridging the european year 2013 and the european year 2015 from participation to development

THANK YOU FOR THE ATTENTION

Associazione TECLA

via Boncompagni 93

00187  Roma

 Tel. +39 06.42884756-42013006

Fax +39 06.42010906 

[email protected]

www.tecla.org

TECLA Europa

Rue de Deux Églises 39 -1000 Bruxelles

Tel: +32 (0) 2 503 5128

Fax: +32 (0) 2 514 3455

[email protected]


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