Eastern Partnership, Russia & Central Asia

Framework

Under ALDA’s umbrella, local and regional authorities and Local Democracy Agencies from the Eastern Partnership countries find favorable conditions to work together and in partnership with other European regions, municipalities and Civil Society Organisations to support the improvement of the social and economic situation in local communities, especially rural areas, and make them more inclusive, fair and sustainable places to live in.

Indeed, a properly developed participatory democracy definitely enhances standards of living and plays a key role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Additionally, Eastern Partnership countries have a pool of best practices and opportunities for valuable exchanges on participatory tools and local management for local authorities, representing a valuable and mutual added value in the international decentralised cooperation field.

Countries

Local Democracy Agencies

Members

Objectives

ALDA’s action in the Eastern Partnership area, in Russia and Central Asia aims to promote local democracy as the key process to achieve sustainable local development. At the same time, we expect ALDA and its regional Local Democracy Agencies to be unanimously recognized as the most active and professional stakeholders to bring forward the above-mentioned processes and values in the region and beyond.

In order to achieve such a long-term goal, ALDA is targeting the following short-term objectives:

  • Act as a vibrant CSO actor in the region by actively engaging in different policy and social processes;
  • Extend the network of Members and Local Democracy Agencies in the Eastern Partnership Countries and beyond;
  • Increase the number of projects implemented in the region that contributes to local development through local democracy process;
  • Focus our activities on the respect of the rule of law and transparency, freedom of expression and media freedom;
  • Encourage a stronger and structural cooperation with European communities and authorities paving the way to a sustainable and inclusive international communities, laying on intercultural exchanges and cultural heritage enhancement.

Areas of action

  • Promote and support democracy in all of its dimensions: with free and fair elections;
  • Fair, transparent, inclusive and prepared institutions;
  • Inform, prepare and engage citizens;
  • Decentralisation process and subsidiarity in governance
  • Participatory governance engaging elected representatives, civil servants and citizens;
  • Stronger and deeper value-based association with the countries of the eastern and southern neighborhoods of the European Union;
  • Inclusive communities respectful of human rights and minorities;
  • Synergy between democracy and development;
  • Development of independent and free medias and freedom of information;
  • Respect of rule of law and free elections.

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Regional strategies

During its first 20 years, ALDA has developed and refined specific and targeted strategies to achieve its mission in the different regions of the World.
Indeed, it is fundamental to be aware that each area has its own set of peculiar characteristics, being the result of historical, economic and social processes, thus requiring a certain approach.
Read our regional strategies and find out the main objectives and areas of actions we’ve targeted to support local engagement and participative democracy all over the World!