Balkan Network for Local Democracy (BNLD) is a regional network promoting active citizen participation, democratic governance principles, local development and co-operation between civil society organisations and local public authorities in the Western Balkan Region. BNLD is founded by the European Association for local democracy (ALDA) and the 7 Local Democracy Agencies (LDA) from Western Balkans aiming to support regional cooperation. BNLD action is based on the principle of partnership and multilateral decentralized cooperation.
BNLD Vision & Mission
In order to fulfill its objectives, BNLD implements different kind of activities:
- Support of policy making on local and regional level through research, monitoring and advocacy activities;- Capacity building of stakeholders through different types of professional education, training activities and job shadowing;- Organization of seminars, round tables, conferences, panels and other forms of discussions to support opinion sharing in policy making;- Dissemination and information sharing trough media content production and use of information and communication technologies.
The Members of BNLD are the European association for local democracy (ALDA) and the Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs) from Western Balkans. Each of the members hosts a BNLD office with head office hosted in ALDA Skopje.
The President of BNLD is
Stanka Parac Damjanovic
LDA Subotica - Programme
manager, educator and trainer for development of civil society with more than
20 years of experience
The Executive Director of BNLD is
ALDA Skopje - More than 10 years in ALDA Skopje, promoting local democracy in North Macedonia
The members of the BNLD Governing board are: