The Center for Democracy Foundation

(FCD) is a Serbian based, non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered in 1994. The mission of FCD is to encourage and mobilise citizens for building a democratic society based on solidarity and sustainable development, to advance economic, social and cultural rights and advocate for accountable and efficient institutions through research, education and public dialogue.


The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA was established in 1999 at the initiative of the Council of Europe to coordinate and support the network of Local Democracy Agencies, which are self-sustainable, locally registered NGOs acting as promoters of good governance and local self-government. Today, ALDA is a key stakeholder in the field of local democracy, active citizenship, and cooperation between local authorities and civil society and operates in the European Union and in its Neighbourhood.


The European Association for Local Democracy (ALDA) Skopje is a branch of ALDA. ALDA Skopje was created in order to provide a more incisive and capillary coordination of the work in the Balkans at the grassroots level. Most of ALDA Skopje's work is based on the method of multilateral decentralised cooperation that involves a multi-stakeholder approach which focuses on strong partnerships between Local Authorities and non-governmental organisations. The beneficiaries of our work are various: civil society representatives, community leaders, local political representatives, youngsters, educational establishments etc.


The Local Democracy Agency Central and Southern Serbia was established in 2001 in the City of Niš, Serbia. In 2003 it was officially registered under the name Centar lokalne demokratije LDA under Serbian law than moved its headquarters to Knjaževac. The LDA covers wider region by working in Niš, Knjaževac, Kraljevo and Kragujevac. LDA CSS aims to contribute to development of local democracy in the communities of Eastern, Southern and Central Serbia thru capacity building programs based on the principles of active citizenship and establishment of concrete mechanisms of citizens’ participation in development of their communities.


The Local Democracy Agency Kosovo was officially opened on in 2011 in Peja/Pec, Kosovo. The association aims to contribute to development of local democracy in the communities of Kosovo through capacity building programs based on the principles of active citizenship and establishment of concrete mechanisms of citizens’ participation in development of their communities.


The Local Democracy Agency Mostar was established in 2004 with key priorities in creating active citizenship by involving citizens in decision-making processes, building the capacities of local authorities for better local self-government, supporting youth activism and the position of women, strengthening partnership networks (national and international) to develop strong national and regional cooperation programmes.


The Local Democracy Agency Niksic, established in 2001 with key priorities in local administration capacity development, human rights and peace building, youth participation, local economic development and European Union integration processes.



The Local Democracy Agency Prijedor, established in the year 2000, is based in the Serbian entity of Bosnia and Herzergovina, Republika Srpska. The region has been the centre of a strong nationalism during the war from 1992 to 1996. Nowadays, Prijedor is among the cities in Bosnia with a high number of returnees and refugees of different ethnic groups


The Local Democracy Agency Subotica was established in 1993. It was the first LDA that was established. The work with local authorities and trainings for other civil society groups are among the main activities of the Agency.


The Local Democracy Agency Zavidovici was established in April 1997, following many years of cooperation between Italian NGOs and local authorities with the host city of Zavidovici. It is located in the Zenica-Doboj Kanton, BiH Federation, Bosnia Herzegovina. Zavidovici and the surrounding area were severely affected by the war.


The Local Democracy Agency Albania was re-launched in October 2016 in Vlora. The LDA focuses its action, mainly on civil society participation in decision-making at the local level, raising awareness on citizen engagement and cooperation with local authorities as well as international cooperation between Albania and other countries in Europe with the aim of promoting best practices through close and continuous cooperation.


The Centre for Research, Transparency and Accountability (CRTA) was founded in 2002 as a citizens’ association which gathers people with broad experience in the areas of citizen activism, journalism and politics. CRTA’s vision is initiating political changes through online and offline mechanisms which inform, educate, motivate and reinforce democratic institutions as well as influence politics and politicians.


Youth Act Center is a non-profit organisation, based in Tirana, Albania, founded and legally registered on July 2013. The Center’s vision is empowering the youth as the “engine” of the country development and the mission is to support the five I’s: Youth Initiative, Youth Integration, Youth Involvement, Youth Inspiration and Youth Interconnection. The Center is led by young people for young people and provides support to individuals, organisations and initiatives that focus on youth in Albania.


The Social Democratic Municipalities Association (SODEM) was established in 2011 by twelve social democratic municipalities in İstanbul. The aim of SODEM is to establish economic, social and cultural connections between the members of the association and their EU addressee in order the municipalities to raise their service quality and contribute to Turkey’s accession to EU.

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