The Local Democracy Agency of Mostar was established in 2004 within the Program of the Local Democracy Agencies of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe that aims to foster the democratic process and respect of human rights in the western Balkans.LDA Mostar works to support the local democracy and respect of human rights in Mostar area using the method of decentralised multilateral cooperation.The year 2008 has been extraordinary proficient in strengthening our role in building up new capacities for local authorities, schooling system and CSOs in Mostar by supporting the democratic transition and the growth of a local community much more responsive to the needs of underprivileged social groups.
Our primary goal for 2008 has been the promotion of a series of local initiatives focusing on active civil society, transparent and capable public structures and exchange of best practices through several projects of development cooperation, good governance and sustainable local development.
The path done so far showed us how much work there is still to be done on the issues of democratic local authorities, governance, social inclusion, youth, education, multicultural policies and public service, but at the same time how positive is the response from the local institutions and citizens.
The bottom-up approach gave LDA Mostar the opportunity to act as gatherer of local requests, conveying them towards appropriate answers and instruments that can foster the quality of life at local level.
In particular, our actions have been focused on:
Moreover, during this entire year we have been strengthening the cooperation with our partners and donors who once more listened to, trusted and helped us to achieve our goals.
I express my gratitude to them and all people who encourage us in our daily work.
LDA Mostar’s Delegate
To support the democratization process in the city of Mostar by strengthening the good governance and capacity building of local authorities and civil society and the participation of citizens in public life.
LDA Mostar will be a resource centre for Cantonal government institutions, City administration and civil society for adjusting and harmonizing standards with EU democratic standards.
LDA Mostar activities and projects aim at:
LDA Mostar is member of the following associations and councils: