Presentation on Europe Direct Information Centres to Donegal Co Council LADDER project Training

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 4 Dec 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Letterkenny Library
Location: Letterkenny Public Services Centre

Event Description

EDIC manager Helen McNutt made a presentation to 20 paticipants in Donegal Co Council’s LADDER Training workshop, the first local training organised by LADDER. After the presentation she took part in the workshop which followed on how to access EU funding for local DEAR projects. DEAR stands for Development Education and Awareness Raising and aims to: inform EU citizens about development issues; mobilise greater public support for action against poverty; provide citizens with tools to engage critically with global development issues; foster new ideas and changing attitudes towards global
challenges.

LADDER (Local Authorities as Drivers for Development Education and Raising Awareness) is an EU programme under the auspices of the European Year for Development.
The European Year for Development 2015 (EYD2015), flagship initiative of the EU for 2015, aims at raising the awareness of citizens on development issues, informing them how the taxpayers’ money is spent by the EU with regards to development. It also intends to promote citizens’ engagement for development (by volunteering, by contributing/supporting to NGOs and other actors, taking more reflective actions on a daily basis, becoming more active citizens at local level and many more).
LADDER is a 3 year project on Development education, namely raising awareness of citizens about development issues. In that sense, it supports the efforts to engage citizens in development, to raise their awareness and provoke critical thinking. ALDA and its LADDER partners are working on that direction, promoting the EYD2015. In addition, a Thematic Path of LADDER is dedicated to the EYD2015, under which the representatives of the co-applicants and associates are working together to promote the EYD2015.