On 15th September 2015, we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, all around the world. Having the Democracy as a core of its mission, ALDA joins this celebration too, not forgetting the support of good governance and active citizen participation.
On this special occasion, ALDA Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, wrote a statement: Participative democracy: Time to deepen democracy for a global responsibility and citizenship stressing the necessity to strengthen democracy, especially during the difficult period that Europe is now facing. In the same manner, the Local Democracy Agencies contributed to this celebration, sharing their reflection on democratic value and its role in the world. Their statements focus on the hard times affecting Europe, and emphasize the importance of democracy, now more than ever, in the framework of active citizen participation and educational values:
“It is apparent that we are facing a crisis of socio-moral resources in our societies today. Democracy is in danger. That is why we need to focus strongly on education for development of democratic capacities of citizens. We need to start from our own local communities, from non-formal programs and moving to institutionalized education in order to achieve long lasting development of democracy.”
Sasa Marinkov, Delegate of LDA Central and Southern Serbia
“Democracy can be considered as a universal responsibility that causes major revolution in thinking and contributes the acceptance of a human overall right “to live” in 21st century.”
Lusine Aleksandryan, Delegate of LDA Armenia
“Democracy is a live process of permanent building and maintaining achieved, and meeting new challenges to improve our society. Continuous work that permanently seeks new standards and innovative methodologies for raising life quality and therefore is essential to have a focus and capability to see our community in a global family. It is a long, demanding yet very rewarding job of changing mind-sets for our better today and great tomorrow of our children. Still, we have to keep on our mind that without active and politically literate citizens and without transparent, accountable and visionary governments at all levels we cannot progress. Therefore, the role of civil society organisations is very important as a promotor of change and watchdog of democratic standards.”
Paula Rauzan, Delegate of LDA – OP Sisak
“We are witnessing that democracy is in decline around the world. That is why it is necessary to reinforce citizens’ trust in the values and principles of democratic processes and their power to make a change.”
Silvija Patarcic, Delegate of LDA Subotica
“As a part of the decentralization of power and assistance in the development of local democracy, LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region, during July-August 2015, have helped the initiative group in the form of systematic consultation, preparation of documents and personal meetings with the population of Vasylkivka district of Dnipropetrovsk region (Ukraine). As a result, after 2 sessions of Vasylkivka District Council, there was established a body of self-organization of the population named “Zeleniy Gai”, which united 6 settlements.
 
After consultations with LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region, members of the Permanent Working Group of NGOs to Monitor the Activities of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, and Execution of its Decisions could take a leading position in the newly created public councils in the city of Dnipropetrovsk and Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.
 
Young LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region supports the image of the democratic processes in the area and distributes guidelines of decentralization, creating an effective platform for the development of social partnership and project implementation.“
Anzhelika Pylypenko, Delegate of LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region
Kirill Batalov, Deputy Delegate of LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region
Brussels, 15th September 2015
On 15th September 2015, we celebrate the International Day of Democracy, all around the world. Having the Democracy as a core of its mission, ALDA joins this celebration too, not forgetting the support of good governance and active citizen participation.
On this special occasion, ALDA Secretary General, Antonella Valmorbida, wrote a statement: Participative democracy: Time to deepen democracy for a global responsibility and citizenship stressing the necessity to strengthen democracy, especially during the difficult period that Europe is now facing. In the same manner, the Local Democracy Agencies contributed to this celebration, sharing their reflection on democratic value and its role in the world. Their statements focus on the hard times affecting Europe, and emphasize the importance of democracy, now more than ever, in the framework of active citizen participation and educational values:
“It is apparent that we are facing a crisis of socio-moral resources in our societies today. Democracy is in danger. That is why we need to focus strongly on education for development of democratic capacities of citizens. We need to start from our own local communities, from non-formal programs and moving to institutionalized education in order to achieve long lasting development of democracy.”
Sasa Marinkov, Delegate of LDA Central and Southern Serbia
“Democracy can be considered as a universal responsibility that causes major revolution in thinking and contributes the acceptance of a human overall right “to live” in 21st century.”
Lusine Aleksandryan, Delegate of LDA Armenia
“Democracy is a live process of permanent building and maintaining achieved, and meeting new challenges to improve our society. Continuous work that permanently seeks new standards and innovative methodologies for raising life quality and therefore is essential to have a focus and capability to see our community in a global family. It is a long, demanding yet very rewarding job of changing mind-sets for our better today and great tomorrow of our children. Still, we have to keep on our mind that without active and politically literate citizens and without transparent, accountable and visionary governments at all levels we cannot progress. Therefore, the role of civil society organisations is very important as a promotor of change and watchdog of democratic standards.”
Paula Rauzan, Delegate of LDA – OP Sisak
“We are witnessing that democracy is in decline around the world. That is why it is necessary to reinforce citizens’ trust in the values and principles of democratic processes and their power to make a change.”
Silvija Patarcic, Delegate of LDA Subotica
“As a part of the decentralization of power and assistance in the development of local democracy, LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region, during July-August 2015, have helped the initiative group in the form of systematic consultation, preparation of documents and personal meetings with the population of Vasylkivka district of Dnipropetrovsk region (Ukraine). As a result, after 2 sessions of Vasylkivka District Council, there was established a body of self-organization of the population named “Zeleniy Gai”, which united 6 settlements.
 
After consultations with LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region, members of the Permanent Working Group of NGOs to Monitor the Activities of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council, and Execution of its Decisions could take a leading position in the newly created public councils in the city of Dnipropetrovsk and Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration.
 
Young LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region supports the image of the democratic processes in the area and distributes guidelines of decentralization, creating an effective platform for the development of social partnership and project implementation.“
Anzhelika Pylypenko, Delegate of LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region
Kirill Batalov, Deputy Delegate of LDA of the Dnipropetrovsk Region
Brussels, 15th September 2015