AN ALDA-WTD EVENT AT THE SEVENTH EDITION OF THE EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS (EDD) BRUSSELS, 16 - 17 October 2012

ALDA is organising an event included, by the European Commission, in the official programme of the next European Development Days. It will be a WTD project creative laboratory, conceived as a learning café session, aiming at brainstorming and proposing recommendations integrating the contributions of experts and practitioners on the advantages of creating real synergies between LAs and CSOs in development cooperation.

The activity of the event will be structured in a dynamic and creative way, which allows not only experts but also practitioners to have a tangible contribution to the formulations of recommendations.
WTD learning café wants to formulate recommendations responding to 6 key themes identified as the main features characterizing the joint involvement of LAs and CSOs in development cooperation processes.
Will participate at the event as experts Murat Daoudov, Director of International Cooperation, Union of Municipalities of Marmara (Turkey), Tanja Hafner-Ademi, Executive Director, Balkan Civil Society Development Network (Macedonia), Chuck Hirt, Director, Central Eastern and European Citizens Network (Slovakia),  Giovanni Camilleri,    International Coordinator, ART Programme UNDP    (Switzerland), Klavdija Cernilogar, Head of Policy, CONCORD (Belgium) and Antonella Valmorbida, Director, ALDA. Moderator will be Peter Sondergaard, Policy officer, ALDA.
The seventh edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16 and 17 October 2012.
This year’s headline theme will be sustainable and inclusive growth for human development and the forum will take place over two important dates: the World Food Day (16 October) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October).
Throughout 22 High-Level Panels (HLP), almost 30 Project Labs (P-Labs), and a number of side events, EDD 2012 will focus especially on three major sub-themes under the umbrella of the headline theme: sustainable agriculture, food security and resilience; engaging the private sector for development; and empowering people for inclusive growth.
Almost one year after the adoption of the ‘Agenda for Change’  the EU will take the opportunity to open the floor to a wide range of private and public stakeholders in order to discuss how all parties can work together more closely towards the common objective of achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in partner countries.
European Development Days was launched in 2006 as an opportunity for key partners to come together to in and inclusive and open environment and talk about how to make aid more effective. The six previous editions have featured Heads of State, Heads of Government or Ministers, and Nobel Prize laureates. The last edition in 2011, in Warsaw, Poland attracted more than 2 000 committed development stakeholders from over 139 countries.
Organised by the European Commission, EDD has global reach and provides a collaborative platform bringing together thousands of development advocates, decision-makers, and practitioners.

ALDA is organising an event included, by the European Commission, in the official programme of the next European Development Days. It will be a WTD project creative laboratory, conceived as a learning café session, aiming at brainstorming and proposing recommendations integrating the contributions of experts and practitioners on the advantages of creating real synergies between LAs and CSOs in development cooperation.

The activity of the event will be structured in a dynamic and creative way, which allows not only experts but also practitioners to have a tangible contribution to the formulations of recommendations.
WTD learning café wants to formulate recommendations responding to 6 key themes identified as the main features characterizing the joint involvement of LAs and CSOs in development cooperation processes.
Will participate at the event as experts Murat Daoudov, Director of International Cooperation, Union of Municipalities of Marmara (Turkey), Tanja Hafner-Ademi, Executive Director, Balkan Civil Society Development Network (Macedonia), Chuck Hirt, Director, Central Eastern and European Citizens Network (Slovakia),  Giovanni Camilleri,    International Coordinator, ART Programme UNDP    (Switzerland), Klavdija Cernilogar, Head of Policy, CONCORD (Belgium) and Antonella Valmorbida, Director, ALDA. Moderator will be Peter Sondergaard, Policy officer, ALDA.
The seventh edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16 and 17 October 2012.
This year’s headline theme will be sustainable and inclusive growth for human development and the forum will take place over two important dates: the World Food Day (16 October) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October).
Throughout 22 High-Level Panels (HLP), almost 30 Project Labs (P-Labs), and a number of side events, EDD 2012 will focus especially on three major sub-themes under the umbrella of the headline theme: sustainable agriculture, food security and resilience; engaging the private sector for development; and empowering people for inclusive growth.
Almost one year after the adoption of the ‘Agenda for Change’  the EU will take the opportunity to open the floor to a wide range of private and public stakeholders in order to discuss how all parties can work together more closely towards the common objective of achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in partner countries.
European Development Days was launched in 2006 as an opportunity for key partners to come together to in and inclusive and open environment and talk about how to make aid more effective. The six previous editions have featured Heads of State, Heads of Government or Ministers, and Nobel Prize laureates. The last edition in 2011, in Warsaw, Poland attracted more than 2 000 committed development stakeholders from over 139 countries.
Organised by the European Commission, EDD has global reach and provides a collaborative platform bringing together thousands of development advocates, decision-makers, and practitioners.


MEETING BETWEEN ALDA PRESIDENT, ORIANO OTOČAN, AND PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS, KEITH WHITMORE

“We give a special value to the work of ALDA and to the LDAs and we want to continue to support their activities”, confirmed the President of the Congress, Mr.Keith Whitmore, during a meeting that took place in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe, with ALDA President, Mr. Oriano Otočan. The meeting was the first possibility of the Presidents to exchanges views on the present situation of ALDA and the future cooperation with the Congress, which remains the institutional reference for the organisation.

It was strongly reconfirmed the interest to be involved in common activities, especially in the work of the Local Democracy Agencies so to support local governance and citizens’ participation.
The Congress would also have an important role in discussing the future strategic programme of ALDA, that will be discussed and approved in the next Governing Board at the Council of Europe on the 17th of October.
The President of ALDA, M. Otočan, presented shortly the first steps undertaken since his election in June and stressed once again the importance of the join cooperation with the Congress and the Council of Europe.
“I have been involved in the establishment of the Adriatic EuroRegion with the Congress some years ago. I am sure that such a fruitful cooperation will also be visible here in my new capacity of President of ALDA”.
The meeting was attended also by the Secretary General of the Congress, Mr. Andreas Kiefer, by Mrs. Antonella Cagnolati, Director of the Congress, and by the Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida.

“We give a special value to the work of ALDA and to the LDAs and we want to continue to support their activities”, confirmed the President of the Congress, Mr.Keith Whitmore, during a meeting that took place in Strasbourg at the Council of Europe, with ALDA President, Mr. Oriano Otočan. The meeting was the first possibility of the Presidents to exchanges views on the present situation of ALDA and the future cooperation with the Congress, which remains the institutional reference for the organisation.

It was strongly reconfirmed the interest to be involved in common activities, especially in the work of the Local Democracy Agencies so to support local governance and citizens’ participation.
The Congress would also have an important role in discussing the future strategic programme of ALDA, that will be discussed and approved in the next Governing Board at the Council of Europe on the 17th of October.
The President of ALDA, M. Otočan, presented shortly the first steps undertaken since his election in June and stressed once again the importance of the join cooperation with the Congress and the Council of Europe.
“I have been involved in the establishment of the Adriatic EuroRegion with the Congress some years ago. I am sure that such a fruitful cooperation will also be visible here in my new capacity of President of ALDA”.
The meeting was attended also by the Secretary General of the Congress, Mr. Andreas Kiefer, by Mrs. Antonella Cagnolati, Director of the Congress, and by the Director of ALDA, Mrs. Antonella Valmorbida.


Meeting with the President of the Congress

Meeting between ALDA President, Mr Oriano Otočan and the President of the Congress, Mr Keith Withmore


POPOWO Project Final Conference

Final conference of the “People Organise Prevention Of Water Overflow” (POPOWO) project, organised in Mostar in September 2012.


CIVICUS WORLD ASSEMBLY. INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SOCIETY ISSUES MONTREAL PRINCIPLES, LAYING GROUNDWORK FOR A MORE JUST WORLD

World leaders of citizen action, gathered in Montreal for the 11th CIVICUS World Assembly, have laid the groundwork for a new social contract, aimed at improving on the conventional political approaches that have failed in the face of today’s challenges and crises.
ALDA President, Mr.Oriano Otocan, and ALDA Director, Mrs. Antobnella Valmorbida, attended the event,  organised by CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) from 3 to 7 September in Montreal, and had as its theme “Defining a new social contract–making the future together”.

In the picture (Tristan Brand): Group of participants

Representatives of international civil society, who came from around 100 countries all over the world, had converged on Montreal to discuss critical time for civil society, not least for Quebecois and Canadian citizens, as we have seen great waves of people’s protests recently, but also recent cuts by the federal government for organisations in the areas of international cooperation, advocacy and the environment. The 2012 CIVICUS World Assembly was held in the same week that the people of Quebec elected their first woman prime minster, in the wake of a turbulent year marked by an unprecedented social crisis in which civil society played a major role.
“It’s important to remember today that democracy has changed. It’s now very clear that citizen participation is an essential complement to representative democracy. Citizens want to be consulted – and must be consulted – between elections”,  INM Executive Director Mr. Michel Venne said.
“There is a pressing need to overhaul our models of decision-making,” added CIVICUS’ Outreach Director Henri Valot. “Recent events like the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring and the Maple Spring clearly demonstrate that a growing number of people want to be heard and understood so that we can make the world more just and address issues like inequality, poverty and corruption. This 11th CIVICUS World Assembly represents a decisive moment for achieving progress towards making the world a fairer place”.
The event brought together a number of important public figures, among which Léo Bureau-Blouin, former student protest leader and now youngest ever member of the Quebec national assembly, renowned environmental activist and former Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva, and Forum des Alternatives President Kamal Lahbib, who was sentenced to five years in prison for belonging to a secret revolutionary organisation during the former regime in Morocco.
The international summit was an opportunity for young protestors, activists and the instigators of movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring and the Maple Spring, to meet prominent individuals who have the power to influence international policies. Leading speakers included Caroline Anstey of the World Bank, Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace International, Ana-Maria Garzón of the Sustainable Agriculture Network – Rainforest Alliance, and Olav Kjørven of the United Nations Development Programme. Many prestigious organisations were represented at the summit, including Amnesty International, the Rockefeller Foundation, ActionAid and ALDA, as well as a number of Canadian organisations such as the Confédération des syndicats nationaux, the Coalition pour la souveraineté alimentaire and Équiterre.

Montreal principles to guide civil society’s role in defining a new social contract

In order to help forge a new social settlement that is inclusive, democratic and just, we in civil society should:

Link, network, connect: form horizontal and consensual alliances, and unusual and smart partnerships.
Make connections between formal civil society organisations and new social movements and groups.
Mainstream social and communications technologies: prioritise making connections between online activism and offline action and excluded communities.
Encourage local participation and voluntary action as a first step for people’s real engagement in civil society.
Maintain community connections as a primary reality check and touchstone: regain and refresh the roots of civil society.
Be constantly aware of and address marginalisation of all those socially and politically excluded, particularly focusing on women, young people and minorities. Ensure safe spaces and accessible processes, promotion and advancement.
Promote the value of international solidarity for encouraging domestic and local action, and the protection of spaces for civil society.
Work within a human rights based framework and focus on the rights that enable people’s demands for dignity, freedom, justice and equality.
Be knowledge-based: develop communities of thought, as well as practice.
Integrate issues of sustainability: redefine what prosperity means and prioritise bio-diversity and the protection of nature.
Be demand driven, rather than supply driven, and accountable to citizens, not donor structures.
Limit our dependency on governments and be transparent about our funding compromises: seek alternative models, like social and crowd sourced funding.
Be innovative, strategic and have an assets-based approach: focus on entry points, tipping points, points of leverage.
Better understand and take account of the roles – positive and negative – of the private sector.
Develop our capacities for negotiation and analysis of power.

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is a global alliance of over 1,000 members and partners in over 100 countries. CIVICUS works to promote the emergence, growth and protection of citizen action.

The Institut du Nouveau Monde is a non-partisan organisation with the mission of promoting citizen participation and the renewal of ideas in Quebec. The INM’s aim is to encourage citizen participation, to contribute to the development of civic competence and to strengthen social cohesion and democratic institutions.

World leaders of citizen action, gathered in Montreal for the 11th CIVICUS World Assembly, have laid the groundwork for a new social contract, aimed at improving on the conventional political approaches that have failed in the face of today’s challenges and crises.
ALDA President, Mr.Oriano Otocan, and ALDA Director, Mrs. Antobnella Valmorbida, attended the event,  organised by CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation and the Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM) from 3 to 7 September in Montreal, and had as its theme “Defining a new social contract–making the future together”.

In the picture (Tristan Brand): Group of participants

Representatives of international civil society, who came from around 100 countries all over the world, had converged on Montreal to discuss critical time for civil society, not least for Quebecois and Canadian citizens, as we have seen great waves of people’s protests recently, but also recent cuts by the federal government for organisations in the areas of international cooperation, advocacy and the environment. The 2012 CIVICUS World Assembly was held in the same week that the people of Quebec elected their first woman prime minster, in the wake of a turbulent year marked by an unprecedented social crisis in which civil society played a major role.
“It’s important to remember today that democracy has changed. It’s now very clear that citizen participation is an essential complement to representative democracy. Citizens want to be consulted – and must be consulted – between elections”,  INM Executive Director Mr. Michel Venne said.
“There is a pressing need to overhaul our models of decision-making,” added CIVICUS’ Outreach Director Henri Valot. “Recent events like the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring and the Maple Spring clearly demonstrate that a growing number of people want to be heard and understood so that we can make the world more just and address issues like inequality, poverty and corruption. This 11th CIVICUS World Assembly represents a decisive moment for achieving progress towards making the world a fairer place”.
The event brought together a number of important public figures, among which Léo Bureau-Blouin, former student protest leader and now youngest ever member of the Quebec national assembly, renowned environmental activist and former Brazilian Minister of Environment Marina Silva, and Forum des Alternatives President Kamal Lahbib, who was sentenced to five years in prison for belonging to a secret revolutionary organisation during the former regime in Morocco.
The international summit was an opportunity for young protestors, activists and the instigators of movements such as Occupy, the Arab Spring and the Maple Spring, to meet prominent individuals who have the power to influence international policies. Leading speakers included Caroline Anstey of the World Bank, Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace International, Ana-Maria Garzón of the Sustainable Agriculture Network – Rainforest Alliance, and Olav Kjørven of the United Nations Development Programme. Many prestigious organisations were represented at the summit, including Amnesty International, the Rockefeller Foundation, ActionAid and ALDA, as well as a number of Canadian organisations such as the Confédération des syndicats nationaux, the Coalition pour la souveraineté alimentaire and Équiterre.

Montreal principles to guide civil society’s role in defining a new social contract

In order to help forge a new social settlement that is inclusive, democratic and just, we in civil society should:

Link, network, connect: form horizontal and consensual alliances, and unusual and smart partnerships.
Make connections between formal civil society organisations and new social movements and groups.
Mainstream social and communications technologies: prioritise making connections between online activism and offline action and excluded communities.
Encourage local participation and voluntary action as a first step for people’s real engagement in civil society.
Maintain community connections as a primary reality check and touchstone: regain and refresh the roots of civil society.
Be constantly aware of and address marginalisation of all those socially and politically excluded, particularly focusing on women, young people and minorities. Ensure safe spaces and accessible processes, promotion and advancement.
Promote the value of international solidarity for encouraging domestic and local action, and the protection of spaces for civil society.
Work within a human rights based framework and focus on the rights that enable people’s demands for dignity, freedom, justice and equality.
Be knowledge-based: develop communities of thought, as well as practice.
Integrate issues of sustainability: redefine what prosperity means and prioritise bio-diversity and the protection of nature.
Be demand driven, rather than supply driven, and accountable to citizens, not donor structures.
Limit our dependency on governments and be transparent about our funding compromises: seek alternative models, like social and crowd sourced funding.
Be innovative, strategic and have an assets-based approach: focus on entry points, tipping points, points of leverage.
Better understand and take account of the roles – positive and negative – of the private sector.
Develop our capacities for negotiation and analysis of power.

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation is a global alliance of over 1,000 members and partners in over 100 countries. CIVICUS works to promote the emergence, growth and protection of citizen action.

The Institut du Nouveau Monde is a non-partisan organisation with the mission of promoting citizen participation and the renewal of ideas in Quebec. The INM’s aim is to encourage citizen participation, to contribute to the development of civic competence and to strengthen social cohesion and democratic institutions.


YES, EVS! TWO NEW LDA CSS’ PROJECTS

LDA CSS started the  implementation of two new EVS projects, “+CITIZENSHIP” and “BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS OF PREJUDICE”, in partnership with organizations from Portugal, Associação Mais Cidadania, and France, CRIJ Limousin.

During the upcoming months LDA CSS will be hosting three volunteers who will be developing their own projects on human rights and fight against prejudice among young people.
Dina, Maria and Maroute are currently visiting the sights of Nis, collecting first impressions. You can read about their experiences over at the EVS blog page of LDA CSS website.
LDA CSS also continues implementation of another two EVS projects following volunteers from Nis doing their EVS in Italy and Slovenia.

LDA CSS started the  implementation of two new EVS projects, “+CITIZENSHIP” and “BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS OF PREJUDICE”, in partnership with organizations from Portugal, Associação Mais Cidadania, and France, CRIJ Limousin.

During the upcoming months LDA CSS will be hosting three volunteers who will be developing their own projects on human rights and fight against prejudice among young people.
Dina, Maria and Maroute are currently visiting the sights of Nis, collecting first impressions. You can read about their experiences over at the EVS blog page of LDA CSS website.
LDA CSS also continues implementation of another two EVS projects following volunteers from Nis doing their EVS in Italy and Slovenia.

From Oriano Otocan, President of ALDA; Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of ALDA; the Staff of ALDA; the Governing Board of ALDA and the colleagues Delegates


WTD NATIONAL WORK SHOP "DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION - OPPORTUNITIES FOR LATVIAN SELF-GOVERNMENTS" 11th September Ķekava (Latvia)

The Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG), partner of the WTD project, will implement on the 11th September the first National Workshop within the WTD project.
Working together at the local level opens new perspectives of opportunities for development, bringing new approaches and perspectives to the policy makers.

The National Workshop “Development cooperation – opportunities for Latvian self-governments” will be organized by LALRG (Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments) in 11 September 2012 in Ķekava municipality (Latvia). It is foreseen the attendance of 50 participants from Latvian local authorities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Latvia, and NGO.
The aim of the national workshop is:
– to exchange experience;
– to promote cooperation among all types of local authorities and NGOs in order to bring their best practises of cooperation to nation and regional institutions, trying to influence their development policies consequently;
– to raise public awareness and educate on development cooperation issues.

For more information please contact Mr Alfonso Aliberti at alfonso.aliberti@aldaintranet.org or Ms Elita Kresse at elita@lps.lv

The Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments (LALRG), partner of the WTD project, will implement on the 11th September the first National Workshop within the WTD project.
Working together at the local level opens new perspectives of opportunities for development, bringing new approaches and perspectives to the policy makers.

The National Workshop “Development cooperation – opportunities for Latvian self-governments” will be organized by LALRG (Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments) in 11 September 2012 in Ķekava municipality (Latvia). It is foreseen the attendance of 50 participants from Latvian local authorities, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Latvia, and NGO.
The aim of the national workshop is:
– to exchange experience;
– to promote cooperation among all types of local authorities and NGOs in order to bring their best practises of cooperation to nation and regional institutions, trying to influence their development policies consequently;
– to raise public awareness and educate on development cooperation issues.

For more information please contact Mr Alfonso Aliberti at alfonso.aliberti@aldaintranet.org or Ms Elita Kresse at elita@lps.lv


SERBIAN MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS SUPPORTS NEW LDA CSS’ PROJECT

Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports will support the implementation of the LDA project ‘Welcome to Nis’. Official signing of the contract with the Minister of Youth and Sports took place in Belgrade on the 7th of September.

Project ‘Welcome to Nis’ will pilot the local voluntary service that will work on recruiting the first group of youngsters who will be trained and join the global network of Greeters. This project initiates the process of concrete institutional support to young people in their active involvement in the life of the local community through the practice of voluntary work and promotion of the local community, its culture and mentality, thus bringing it closer to the visitors of our city.

Partners of LDA in the implementation of this project are Tourist Organization of Nis and the Office for Youth of the City Municipality of Medijana, Nis.

Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sports will support the implementation of the LDA project ‘Welcome to Nis’. Official signing of the contract with the Minister of Youth and Sports took place in Belgrade on the 7th of September.

Project ‘Welcome to Nis’ will pilot the local voluntary service that will work on recruiting the first group of youngsters who will be trained and join the global network of Greeters. This project initiates the process of concrete institutional support to young people in their active involvement in the life of the local community through the practice of voluntary work and promotion of the local community, its culture and mentality, thus bringing it closer to the visitors of our city.

Partners of LDA in the implementation of this project are Tourist Organization of Nis and the Office for Youth of the City Municipality of Medijana, Nis.


IN NIŠ (SRB) THE THIRD PATRTNER MEETING OF THE PROJECT ON GENDER EQUALITY (21-22 September 2012)

The third co-ordination meeting of organisations partners on the “Promotion of the European Charter on Equality of Women and Men on Local Level” Project will take place in Niš (Serbia) on 21 and 22 September 2012. The meeting will serve for planning and organisation of the Final Conference, which will be held in Mostar in October this year, when the representatives of authorities of the City of Mostar will officially sign the Charter.

Local Action Plans for the Charter implementation, whose development is underway in all cities-partners (Kraljevo, Municipality of Medijana, Cities of Niš, Kotor and Mostar) will also be discussed.
Once developed, Local Action Plans will be proposed for adoption to local authorities of the mentioned cities/municipalities before the end of project implementation in November 2012.
LDAs Mostar and Central and Southern Serbia – Niš signed a partnership agreement with the Association of Fenomena from Kraljevo (Serbia) for the implementation of the project during the first project meeting that took place on 11-12 January 2012.
The Project is funded by the European Commission under the IPA Civil Society Facility: Partnership Actions-Empowerment of Women.
The Association Fenomenon, as the leading organization in the project, is implementng the activities in cooperation with other organizations: Centre for Local Democracy LDA from Nis, Serbia; ANIMA – Center for Women and Peace Education from Kotor, Montenegro, Association of Citizens for Local Democracy Agency Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.
The overall project objective is to contribute to the development of policies, measures and budgeting to improve gender equality in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The specific objective is to create conditions for development of policies, measures and budgeting to improve gender equality, development of local action plans to implement the European Charter for equality in cities and municipalities participating in the project.

The third co-ordination meeting of organisations partners on the “Promotion of the European Charter on Equality of Women and Men on Local Level” Project will take place in Niš (Serbia) on 21 and 22 September 2012. The meeting will serve for planning and organisation of the Final Conference, which will be held in Mostar in October this year, when the representatives of authorities of the City of Mostar will officially sign the Charter.

Local Action Plans for the Charter implementation, whose development is underway in all cities-partners (Kraljevo, Municipality of Medijana, Cities of Niš, Kotor and Mostar) will also be discussed.
Once developed, Local Action Plans will be proposed for adoption to local authorities of the mentioned cities/municipalities before the end of project implementation in November 2012.
LDAs Mostar and Central and Southern Serbia – Niš signed a partnership agreement with the Association of Fenomena from Kraljevo (Serbia) for the implementation of the project during the first project meeting that took place on 11-12 January 2012.
The Project is funded by the European Commission under the IPA Civil Society Facility: Partnership Actions-Empowerment of Women.
The Association Fenomenon, as the leading organization in the project, is implementng the activities in cooperation with other organizations: Centre for Local Democracy LDA from Nis, Serbia; ANIMA – Center for Women and Peace Education from Kotor, Montenegro, Association of Citizens for Local Democracy Agency Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.
The overall project objective is to contribute to the development of policies, measures and budgeting to improve gender equality in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The specific objective is to create conditions for development of policies, measures and budgeting to improve gender equality, development of local action plans to implement the European Charter for equality in cities and municipalities participating in the project.


LDA MOSTAR IS ORGANISING A PUBLIC TRIBUNE WITH CANDIDATES FOR THE POSITION OF JABLANICA MUNICIPALITY MAYOR (18 September 2012)

As a continuation of activities within the “Monitoring of public services on the local level – citizens and local authorities together to better services” Project, Local Democracy Agency Mostar is organising a Public tribune with candidates for the position of Jablanica Municipality Mayor.
Public tribune will be held in the cinema theatre of the Youth club “Pod istim suncem” on 18 September 2012 at 17:00 hrs.

The main objective of this activity is that the matter of volume and quality of public services becomes one of the central issues of the election campaign for the 2012 Municipal Elections.
“Monitoring of public services on the local level – citizens and local authorities together to better services” Project has been initiated and financially supported by the Open Society Fund BiH.
Local Democracy Agency Mostar, upon implementation of survey on citizen satisfaction with public services in Municipalities of Jablanica and Konjic and City of Mostar, presented the results of the survey to the Municipal Mayors and their closest associates, as well as candidates for the position of a Mayor at the 2012 Municipal Elections in Municipalities of Jablanica and Konjic.

AGENCIJA LOKALNE DEMOKRATIJE MOSTAR ORGANIZIRA JAVNU TRIBINU SA KANDIDATIMA ZA NAČELNIKA OPĆINE JABLANICA.

Nakon sprovedenog istraživanja zadovoljstva građana javnim uslugama u Općinama Jablanica i Konjic i Gradu Mostaru, Agencija lokalne demokratije Mostar je upriličila prezentaciju rezultata istraživanja Načelnicima i njihovim najbližim suradnicima, te svim kandidatima za Načelnika na Općinskim izborima 07.10.2012.godine u Općinama Konjic i Jablanica.
Kao nastavak aktivnosti,  Agencija lokalne demokratije Mostar,  u sklopu projekta „Monitoring javnih usluga na lokalnom nivou – građani i lokalna vlast zajedno do boljih usluga“, organizira Javnu tribinu sa kandidatima za Načelnika Općine Jablanica.
Javna tribina će se održati u kino sali Omladinskog kluba „Pod istim suncem“ dana 18. 09.2012. godine sa početkom u 17:00 sati.
Osnovni cilj ove aktivnosti je da pitanje obima i kvaliteta javnih usluga postane jedno od centralnih pitanja izborne kampanje za Općinske izbore 2012. godine.
Projekat  „Monitoring javnih usluga na lokalnom nivou – građani i vlast zajedno do boljih usluga“ je iniciran i finansijski podržan od strane Fonda otvoreno društvo BiH.

As a continuation of activities within the “Monitoring of public services on the local level – citizens and local authorities together to better services” Project, Local Democracy Agency Mostar is organising a Public tribune with candidates for the position of Jablanica Municipality Mayor.
Public tribune will be held in the cinema theatre of the Youth club “Pod istim suncem” on 18 September 2012 at 17:00 hrs.

The main objective of this activity is that the matter of volume and quality of public services becomes one of the central issues of the election campaign for the 2012 Municipal Elections.
“Monitoring of public services on the local level – citizens and local authorities together to better services” Project has been initiated and financially supported by the Open Society Fund BiH.
Local Democracy Agency Mostar, upon implementation of survey on citizen satisfaction with public services in Municipalities of Jablanica and Konjic and City of Mostar, presented the results of the survey to the Municipal Mayors and their closest associates, as well as candidates for the position of a Mayor at the 2012 Municipal Elections in Municipalities of Jablanica and Konjic.

AGENCIJA LOKALNE DEMOKRATIJE MOSTAR ORGANIZIRA JAVNU TRIBINU SA KANDIDATIMA ZA NAČELNIKA OPĆINE JABLANICA.

Nakon sprovedenog istraživanja zadovoljstva građana javnim uslugama u Općinama Jablanica i Konjic i Gradu Mostaru, Agencija lokalne demokratije Mostar je upriličila prezentaciju rezultata istraživanja Načelnicima i njihovim najbližim suradnicima, te svim kandidatima za Načelnika na Općinskim izborima 07.10.2012.godine u Općinama Konjic i Jablanica.
Kao nastavak aktivnosti,  Agencija lokalne demokratije Mostar,  u sklopu projekta „Monitoring javnih usluga na lokalnom nivou – građani i lokalna vlast zajedno do boljih usluga“, organizira Javnu tribinu sa kandidatima za Načelnika Općine Jablanica.
Javna tribina će se održati u kino sali Omladinskog kluba „Pod istim suncem“ dana 18. 09.2012. godine sa početkom u 17:00 sati.
Osnovni cilj ove aktivnosti je da pitanje obima i kvaliteta javnih usluga postane jedno od centralnih pitanja izborne kampanje za Općinske izbore 2012. godine.
Projekat  „Monitoring javnih usluga na lokalnom nivou – građani i vlast zajedno do boljih usluga“ je iniciran i finansijski podržan od strane Fonda otvoreno društvo BiH.