“The Principality of Liechtenstein – through its contributions to the Council of Europe – has played for many years a significant role in supporting ALDA and the LDAs by funding numerous of their projects. This gave a strong impetus to the development of the Association and its entire network of Agencies, ensuring their sustainability in the long run.
Moreover, the Principality supported the start-up phases of some crucial LDAs (Mostar, Albania, Georgia, Azerbaijan) and funded their opening projects, helping to over- come the difficult threshold of ensuring initial endowment.
Through such a regular funding the country offered ALDA trust and continuing encouragement for its work. For this vital sup- port, ALDA is therefore extremely grateful to the Principality of Liechtenstein for its interest in the work of the Local Democracy Agencies and their engagement for local governance, participation of citizens and human rights.” […]