Home / News stories

Looking forward for reforms in Eastern Partnership (EaP) Countries

On the 28th of April 2014, ALDA participated in a conference organised by CORLEAP of the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, discussing reforms and that Eastern Partnership countries need to undergo to achieve better devolution of state powers, deeper decentralisation and fiscal autonomy.


Decentralisation is an important aspect of any democratic transformation as it enables citizens to exert real influence over the local decision-making process. While there is no ‘best model’ for decentralisation, the experience of the EU member states shows that decentralised executives are generally more efficient and cost effective as well as more aware of the local needs.

Among the panellists of the conference was ALDA’s partner in Azerbaijan, Mr Samir Aliyev, representing the Centre for Support for Economic Initiatives and NGO Alliance for Municipality Development (BiNA) who presented the situation in Azerbaijan and discussed necessary steps towards making progress in local self-governance policies.


Subscribe Newsletter:

Subscribe to ALDA monthly newsletter, available in five languages - English, French, Italian, Serbian, and Russian

Office in Strasbourg

Council of Europe
1, avenue de l'Europe 
F-67075 Strasbourg - France

Phone: +33 3 90 21 45 93
Fax: +33 3 90 21 55 17
General contact:

Office in Brussels

Rue Belliard 20
Bruxelles 1040
Public transportation: Metro, stop "Arts-Loi", lines 1, 2, 5, 6

Phone: +32 (0)2 430 24 08

Office in Vicenza

Viale Milano 36
36100 Vicenza - Italy

Phone: +39 04 44 54 01 46
Fax: +39 04 44 23 10 43
Mail :



Office in Skopje

Bld. Partizanski odredi 43B/1-5
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Phone: +389 (0) 2 6091 060

Office in Tunis

Appartement CREATIVA, 3ème étage, 15, Résidence Gold du Nord,
Les berges du lac, 1053, Tunis, Tunisie

Phone: +216 27 28 34 56

Office in Chisinau
Str. Mihail Kogălniceanu 18, Chișinău, Moldova, MD-2001