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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 .
Strasbourg, 5° June 2014
Government Affaires and
"Bridging the European year 2013 and the European year 2015: from participation to development”
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:
…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)
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
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.
Assisting LAs to develop an autonomous dimension in the framework of the development cooperation (Relations with other institutional levels)
Assisting LAs to organise their internal structure (role of the « Europe Offices ») and their capacity of mobilising local stakeholders
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);
Carrying out intensive analysis and research activities
GEMM (2008 - 2010):
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
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”
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
What kind of actions have been developed?
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”
1st of March 2014 - 25th of May 2014
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
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
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
FPMCI – Fondo Provinciale Milanese per la Cooperazione Internazionale
CIPSI Solidarietà e Cooperazione
Local Authorities and Associations from Tuscany Region
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