2. Project title as used in publicity and others materials
3. Project number338-493
4. Year of Call2013/14
5. Project start month and year01/2015
6. Project finish month and year12/2017
7. Name and location of lead CSO or LA
cso: ALDA - ASSOCIATION DES AGENCES DE LA DEMOCRATIE LOCALE

France
8. Name and country of project partners based in the EU
Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Croatia

Denmark

Greece

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Malta

Netherlands

Poland

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

9. Total project budget (in Euro):3,888,526.99
10. EC contribution to total project budget (percent):85
11. Main approach of the projectfocussing on a global learning approach within non-formal education
12.Main project on-line information channels used by the project: Website: www.ladder-project.eu
Facebook: ALDAEurope
Twitter: #LADDERproject
Youtube:
13. Project background: Why is the project taking place? Why is the need form the project?The "raison-d'etre" of the project is the actual need to enhance the capacities and promote the role of Local Authorities (LAs) as Drivers for change at the level where development takes actually place. Being at the closest of citizens, their potential in raising awareness and engaging citizens at local level on development issues is considerably high, but until now this potential has not been developed sufficiently.
14. Overall objective of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)Enhance and increase the action of local authorities in DEAR, by strengthening their capacities to act as main implementers of the EU DEAR policies, with special reference to the EU neighbouring area
15. Specific objectives of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)To strengthen the cooperation between LAs and CSOs and to build their internal capacities to act as “drivers for change” in DEAR & To inform and sensitize citizens and communities on their role and responsibility on global issues
16. Expected results of the project (as shown in the project log-frame)
17. Main themes and geographical areas addressed by the projectdemocracy, accountability
education, lifelong learning
global citizenship
human rights, justice
migration
sustainable development
Europe: EU and EEA
Middle East and North Africa
18. Project participants, audiences, target groups, beneficiaries. Please select all that apply and for each state the numbers actively engaged in the project to datee) Young people (< 25 years, outside formal education)
f) Non-formal education institutions (e.g. youth clubs, community centres)
m) Other Civil Society Organisations (targeted by the project)
n) Local Authorities (targeted by the project)
o) Local decision makers
p) National and international decision makers (e.g. MPs, MEPs, members of government, civil servants, EC commissioners)
19. Other beneficiaries not listed above
20. Main activities used by the project to engage its participants, audience and target grouptraining, project or curriculum development workshop/courses (one-off events lasting up to 1 day)
exhibitions and fairs
conferences
focus group discussions
lobbying actions
social media interventions and discussions initiated by the project
other activities not listed above (please specify in the following question)
21. Other major activities not listed aboveJob Shadowing, Rgranting Scheme, Citizen Journalists Network, Slogan Competition, Theatre Play...
22. Please give a short description of the major result or success of the project so far. (If you project is less than 1 year old feel free to ignore this question)The results of the LADDER Project can be described as follows: 1. RESEARCH Component: 5 documents produced in order to enhance knowledge about DEAR & SDGs + Survey to measure DEAR knowledge submitted to 1268 representatives 2. CAPACITY BUILDING & PEER-TO-PEER EDUCATION Component: 123 capacity building activities (trainings, focus groups, job shadowing and workshop) & a major event on exchange of DEAR best practices + 1 methodological handbook 3. ADVOCACY Component: 6 Thematic Paths & 3 Geographical Paths (39 Statements, reaction papers & advocacy documents + 21 events) 4. GRASS-ROOTS ACTIONS Component: 773 proposals received for the Slogan Competition from kids around Europe - 64 Citizens Journalists and more than 120 articles about development - 73 micro projects supported by LADDER in 25 Member States 5. CREATIVE CULTURAL Component: 1 theatre play performed 10 times around Europe 6 Handbooks produced for the visibility of the project about the different components of it.