AICCRE is an integral part of PLATFORMA, a network that promotes synergies between local development actions and European strategies for decentralization and local governance. We need to think local and to act globally. Our strategy is international co-operation and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, an action plan with 17 goals signed in September 2015 by the governments of the 193 UN member states. AICCRE wants to contribute to the achievement of SDGs through two lines of activities that go in one direction: to participate in all institutional levels, from European level to national level, to the local level, and all actors working in the area (NGOs, Associations, etc). Spreading and involving are our slogans!
Una piattaforma che promuove le sinergie tra le azioni per lo sviluppo condotte a livello locale e le strategie europee che promuovono il decentramento e la governance locale. Occorre pensare locale ed agire a livello globale. La nostra bussola è la cooperazione internazionale e l’Agenda 2030 per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, un programma d’azione con 17 obiettivi sottoscritto nel settembre 2015 dai governi dei 193 Paesi membri dell’ONU. L’AICCRE vuole contribuire al raggiungimento degli SDGs attraverso due filoni di attività che vanno in un’ unica direzione: far partecipi tutti i livelli istituzionali, dal livello europeo al nazionale fino al livello locale, e tutti i soggetti che operano sul territorio (ONG, Associazioni, etc). Diffondere e
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE AT NATIONAL, REGIONAL and LOCAL LEVEL The dialogues on development organized by AICCRE, for the first time hosted in Italian Regions, are public and will involve Mayors and Local authorities that usually are not aware of the Agenda 2030 nor SDGs, cause it’s usually at National level that those goals are discussed. The importance of sharing those goals at local level with citizens, Municipalities, NGOs will strengthen AICCRE as a national platform of information, exchange of experiences, as well as driver for innovative initiatives. The dialogues, held over the period from 2016-2017, in different tasks, will seek the active participation of representatives of national, regional and local governments, thus raising awareness at central level about the role played by EU LRGs in development cooperation.
In 2016, a group of European cities and regions and their national associations decided to jointly launch a 2-week yearly campaign to promote their commitment to global solidarity and sustainable development, as well as their support to the European values of democracy, diversity and solidarity: the European Days of Local Solidarity (EDLS) were born! Towns, cities and regions in Europe play a key role as promoters of a sustainable local development both at home and abroad. In fact, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development directly concern the policy fields of local and regional governments. Cities and regions must inform and mobilise their citizens in favour of a more active and responsible citizenship, understanding that global development starts by each of our daily actions. European local governments are ready to show the world that global changes come from local actions and they want to take their citizens on board!