It seems so far in the past, yet so close: 18 years have gone so quickly, but the commitment of the Local Democracy Agency (LDA) in Mostar has never failed. Established back in November 2004, the LDA Mostar is animated by the will to foster active citizenry on the one hand, and to spur transparent and accountable local authorities on the other.
What does it mean in practice? By both developing and implementing national and international projects and initiatives, the Agency has been able to put its mission into action. Organised in seven different clusters – be they “democracy”, “EU integration” and “intercultural dialogue” – LDA successfully tackles and responds to the needs of local communities, its people and citizens.
“We will continue our mission with equal persistence and passion for the benefit of all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a special focus on the City of Mostar ’’ – Dženana Dedić, LDA Mostar director
‘’Those who want to live in a truly democratic society have a long and demanding road ahead of them. This requires everyone’s participation and a sincere drive for a prosperous society. The essence of LDA Mostar’s work lies precisely in overcoming obstacles and activating all the stakeholders of society along the way, because only through joint involvement and action does society become truly democratic” – said Dženana Dedić, LDA Mostar director.
“We will continue our mission” – continued Ms. Dedić “with equal persistence and passion for the benefit of all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a special focus on the City of Mostar.’’
Hence, thank to its wide experience the LDA has been among the main actors recently involved in the “Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina – LINK 4 Cooperation” project. The latter is one of the latest positive examples of actions undertaken by the Agency; yet they are numerous.
ALDA colleagues wish to the LDA Mostar all the best wishes and look forward to further collaborate and exchange, for the best of people and democracy… Happy 18th Anniversary!