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  ALDA's Governing Board is responsible for the management and administration of ALDA in between General Assemblies. The Governing Board is composed of nine to 15 members with a four year mandate. It is composed of 12 members elected by the General Assembly, one member representing the LDA Delegates' Advisory Committee and two members representing Council of Europe institutions. This composition is a reflection of the historic link between ALDA and the Council of Europe.

The Governing Board elects a Bureau among its members including the President and Vice Presidents of the Association. The Bureau and the President, in liaison with the Secretary General, are responsible for the day-to-day management of ALDA.

Current members of the Governing Board are (mandate 2016-2020):


Mr. Oriano Otočan

Mr. Oriano Otočan
Istria Region (HR). President, bureau member
Mr. Alessandro Perelli
Mr. Alessandro Perelli
Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (IT), European integration, international relations and financial management Service (Vice President, bureau member)

The democratic system along with participation are the cornerstones on which the institutional organization of a civilized and modern society should be based, in order to respond to the best interests of the population".

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Mrs. Imislawa Gorska
Mrs. Imislawa Gorska
International School of Bydgoszcz, (PL), Principal, (Vice President, bureau member - Coordinator Eastern Partnership Working Group)

If we do not fight for local democracy and citizen participation, the sacrifice we have done so far will be lost. And without it, Europe will not be stable and sustainable".

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Ms Branka MRACEVIC

Ms. Branka Mracevic
Herceg Novi Municipality, Montenegro. Vice president, bureau member

Mr Roger LAWRENCE

Mr. Roger Lawrence.
Individual member (UK). Treasurer, bureau member

Ms Francesca CAMPANA

Ms. Francesca Campana
Fons Mallorquí de Solidaritat i Cooperació, Spain

To build a better world we have to start from the reality around us, the local dimension is essential in the building of democracy".

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Mr Lufti HAZIRI

Mr. Lutfi Haziri
Gjilan Municipality, Kosovo

Local democracy, national success! If democracy fails locally, it cannot ever prevail nationally".

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Mr. Dobrica Milovanovic

Mr. Dobrica Milovanovic
Individual member, Serbia 
Mr Alexandru OSADCI

Mr. Alexandru Osadci
CALM - Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova, Moldova

Democracy is human life’s imperative, local democracy is the key to this imperative".

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Mr. Mohammed Salhi
Réseau Marocain de l'Economie Sociale et Solidaire (REMESS), Morocco

For me local democracy is a political system that is organized locally and which grants citizens a specific political power they can exercise at the local level, that is to say, take their destiny in their hands and decide for themselves".

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Ms. Natalia Sovkopljas


Ms. Natalia Sovkopljas
UTCS – Union of Towns and Cities of Slovakia , Slovakia

Mr Francesco ZARZANA


Mr. Francesco Zarzana
Cultural Association Progettarte, Italy

Both the democratic system and the citizen participation are fundamental, but in addition, the cultural dimension is also needed to build a better future, as it is increasingly becoming a key element fostering dialogue among people".

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Statutory members

 
Ms. Alina TATARENKO
Ms. Alina TATARENKO
Deputy Head
Centre of Expertise for Local Government Reform
Directorate General II - Democracy
Council of Europe

Appointed by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
 
Ms. Gudrun Mosler-Törnström
Ms. Gudrun Mosler-Törnström

President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, or her representative

 
Mr. Elbert Krasniqi
Mr. Elbert Krasniqi
Delegate of the Local Democracy Agency Kosovo

Inclusive and active citizens for a good prospective society"

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Structured dialogue Europe for Citizens
Governing Board of ALDA, mandate 2016-2020, after its election - 12 May 2016, at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris
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