On 15 March, the Annual National Forum on local self-governance development will be held in Azerbaijan. The focus-point will be put on problems, progresses and perspectives of municipality development in Azerbaijan. This event is organized by BINA – NGO Alliance for Municipality Development and Oxfam GB in cooperation with OSCE Baku Office. It will be a follow-up to the Hearing on Local Democracy in Azerbaijan organised by ALDA, together with the Congress of the Council of Europe in December 2012. Rapporteurs of the Congress will contribute to this National Forum. Jos Wienen, Rapporteur on local democracy in Azerbaijan and Vice-president of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of the Council of Europe, will expose the role of municipalities in the development of decentralised Institutions in Azerbaijan. Rapporteur Wienen’s talk will be followed by the contribution of Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, Rapporteur on regional democracy in Azerbaijan and Member of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of the Council of Europe, who will present the recommendation of the European Congress’s on better re-organisation of municipality work. The event will be held in “Baku” hall of Europe Hotel (Address: Tbilisi Avenue-20) from 9.30 am till 13.30 pm.

BINA has been cooperating with ALDA for three years and became an ALDA member in 2012. This fruitful partnership is particularly relevant in regards to ALDA’s wish to set up a Local Democracy Agency in Azerbaijan.

On 15 March, the Annual National Forum on local self-governance development will be held in Azerbaijan. The focus-point will be put on problems, progresses and perspectives of municipality development in Azerbaijan. This event is organized by BINA – NGO Alliance for Municipality Development and Oxfam GB in cooperation with OSCE Baku Office. It will be a follow-up to the Hearing on Local Democracy in Azerbaijan organised by ALDA, together with the Congress of the Council of Europe in December 2012. Rapporteurs of the Congress will contribute to this National Forum. Jos Wienen, Rapporteur on local democracy in Azerbaijan and Vice-president of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of the Council of Europe, will expose the role of municipalities in the development of decentralised Institutions in Azerbaijan. Rapporteur Wienen’s talk will be followed by the contribution of Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, Rapporteur on regional democracy in Azerbaijan and Member of the Monitoring Committee of the Congress of the Council of Europe, who will present the recommendation of the European Congress’s on better re-organisation of municipality work. The event will be held in “Baku” hall of Europe Hotel (Address: Tbilisi Avenue-20) from 9.30 am till 13.30 pm.

BINA has been cooperating with ALDA for three years and became an ALDA member in 2012. This fruitful partnership is particularly relevant in regards to ALDA’s wish to set up a Local Democracy Agency in Azerbaijan.