It is with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we learnt of the passing of Mario De Donatis, yesterday April 2nd, 2023.
Mario was President of IPRES, our member, former member of the ALDA Governing Board representing the region Puglia (Italy), but above all he was a real friend and a great supporter of ALDA and our mission.
We will always remember him, and be grateful, for his commitment to the cause of local democracy. Indeed, long-lasting partner in many activities of ALDA, he was among the initiators of the Local Democracy Agency Mostar and the Local Democracy Agency Albania, providing precious support for the launch and development of the two Agencies.
Our deepest sympathies to his family, colleagues, friends and to all who knew and appreciated him.