For the conception of LINK4Cooperation project, Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar) together with the project partners LDA Prijedor, LDA Zavidovici, Center for Development of Herzegovina, ALDA, and ALDA Skopje, have formed a diversified and complementary consortium of partners in order to maximize the impact of the action in each component.
This valuable network has been shaped through various ties and relations built throughout the years: LDAs and ALDA are linked by a crossed and long term partnership and cooperation on different project and initiatives from more than 20 years.
LDAs from Bosnia and the Center for Development of Herzegovina have joint contacts and previous work in different spheres, from local development, local communities initiatives, activities related to youth and other groups in the civil society, culture activities, and many others. The project has been co-constructed by the consortium taking into account the specific expertise of each partner focusing on promoting good governance at local level in Europe and in Western Balkans. The Local Democracy Agencies have been established in the Western Balkans at the initiative of Congress of the Council of Europe since 1992, as a support program to strengthen local democracy, foster respect for human rights and further sustainable development. Today there are 15 active Local Democracy Agencies based in Western Balkans, South Caucasus and North Africa coordinated by ALDA, and three Agencies – Operational partners, based in Croatia. The Agencies function as self-sustaining, locally registered NGOs, but they are different from other local NGOs because of the international framework they operate in. Indeed, the Local Democracy Agencies develop partnerships with local authorities and NGOs from all over Europe giving to the whole network direct access to an international framework through the support of ALDA, the Council of Europe and the European Union.
LINK4Cooperation is a three year project funded by European union.