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Antonella Valmorbida

Secretary General – ALDA
Antonella Valmorbida is the Secretary General of ALDA since 1999, President of the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) and Member of the Advisory Board of Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development, Armenia. She has senior experience in promoting local democracy, empowerment and participation of civil society, and good governance in: Europe, the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. She has been Chair of the EPAN working group of CONCORD until 2016, Chair of the Committee on Democracy and Civil Society of the Conference of the INGO of the Council of Europe from 2008 to 2011, and was the coordinator of the subgroup on local government and public administration reform of the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership. Thanks to her work and her engagement in networks, she accompanied and supported the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the principle of their “localisation”. In fact, she has worked as a consultant and trainer for major programmes of UNPD and the European Commission on local governance, democracy, local authorities and civil society empowerment.