ALDA works in the Western Balkans and in the European Neighbourhood – Mediterranean area, Eastern Europe, and Southern Caucasus – to foster good governance, citizen participation, European integration, and decentralization.
It coordinates and supports the network of 11 Local Democracy Agencies and 3 Operational Partners in their activities. Most of the Local Democracy Agencies are located in the Western Balkans, but ALDA is becoming more and more active in the European Neighbourhood. In 2006 it expanded its network to Southern Caucasus. ALDA is now working towards the opening of 3 new Local Democracy Agencies: in Odessa, Ukraine; in Moldova and in Tunisia.
ALDA is also leading several projects and developing partnerships in other European Neighbourhood countries, including Belarus, Azerbaijan, Morocco, and Turkey.
The European Association for Local Democracy is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA focuses on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
On 9 December, Local Democracy Agency Mariupol (Ukraine) became a reality. Mayors, members of the Ukrainian Parliament, representatives of civil societies and NGOs assembled for this important step toward the promotion of local democracy and good governance in the easternmost city in Europe.Read more
After 36 months of fruitful work in cooperation with its 27 co-applicants and 19 associates, the LADDER project can strike a successful balance. Our metrics are not only the brilliant debates and the smiles of participants during the final conference, but also the figures. The cooperation of local authorities and civil society organisations did promote Development Education & Awareness Raising (DEAR) in the European Union and beyond.Read more
On 5 December the proposal for a Partnership Support Scheme supporting the network of Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) was discussed in Brussels, Belgium, in a meeting gathering over 40 representatives from all over the enlarged Europe.Read more
Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA) was the first of 74 civil society organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina to sign a Charter on Cooperation with the BiH Council of Ministers. LDA Mostar actively participated in the consultations, and hope to be even more active in the implementation. This is definitely one instrument effectively building democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Read more
Equality and empowerment are the keywords of the launching conference of the project PARFAIT (Women\'s Participation for Advancement and Innovation of Tunisia), held on 28 November in Tunis.Read more
The Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform of the Council of Europe opened the final event of LADDER, hosted by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, on 21-23 November. The Head of the Centre, Mrs. Alina Tatarenko, is also statutory member of the Governing Board of ALDA, appointed by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.Read more
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