The daily newspaper Vecher interviewed Mrs. Ivana Dimitrovska, Director of ALDA Skopje, on last 2 February 2016.
ALDA is created by the Council of Europe, 15 years ago, aiming to promote local democracy on the Balkans. The Director of ALDA Skopje, Ivana Dimitrovska points out the main objective in exchanging the practices and people in all areas and regions where ALDA is present, in order to exchange experiences in education, local democracy and culture as key for improving the society.
“Basically the idea is to emphasize the importance of the local governance, the citizens and the civil society for development of one country, municipality or territory. ALDA provides the opportunity for the local governance to engage in international cooperation. In that manner, we recently held a conference in Tunisia where we presented the Macedonian model for decentralization. In Georgia on the other hand, ALDA organized a training for the civil society. Macedonia is one of ALDA’s strategic centres for the entire region and our activity begin with the programme for cooperation with the former Lower Normandy Region in France (now called Normandy). So far, ALDAs activities integrated more than 150 partners both from Macedonia and France in over 60 projects of cooperation, having a various thematic scope such as: ecology, cultural heritage, education…, says Dimitrovska, adding the number of four twinned schools from Macedonia and Lower Normandy. We regularly exchange young interns and artists, given that ALDA has offices in Strasbourg, Brussels, Vicenza and the Macedonian office became officially active in 2011.” says Mrs. Dimitrovska.

The daily newspaper Vecher interviewed Mrs. Ivana Dimitrovska, Director of ALDA Skopje, on last 2 February 2016.
ALDA is created by the Council of Europe, 15 years ago, aiming to promote local democracy on the Balkans. The Director of ALDA Skopje, Ivana Dimitrovska points out the main objective in exchanging the practices and people in all areas and regions where ALDA is present, in order to exchange experiences in education, local democracy and culture as key for improving the society.
“Basically the idea is to emphasize the importance of the local governance, the citizens and the civil society for development of one country, municipality or territory. ALDA provides the opportunity for the local governance to engage in international cooperation. In that manner, we recently held a conference in Tunisia where we presented the Macedonian model for decentralization. In Georgia on the other hand, ALDA organized a training for the civil society. Macedonia is one of ALDA’s strategic centres for the entire region and our activity begin with the programme for cooperation with the former Lower Normandy Region in France (now called Normandy). So far, ALDAs activities integrated more than 150 partners both from Macedonia and France in over 60 projects of cooperation, having a various thematic scope such as: ecology, cultural heritage, education…, says Dimitrovska, adding the number of four twinned schools from Macedonia and Lower Normandy. We regularly exchange young interns and artists, given that ALDA has offices in Strasbourg, Brussels, Vicenza and the Macedonian office became officially active in 2011.” says Mrs. Dimitrovska.