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
The Executive Director of BNLD is
The members of the BNLD Governing board are:
Ana Milović Jasikovać
In January 2021, we lost our colleague, friend and member of the BNLD family, Sasa Marinkov. As delegate of the Local Democracy Agency Central and Southern Serbia, Sasa has been part of the Balkan Network for Local Democracy – BNLD for more than a decade. As a person with a vision and creativity, Sasa brought uniqueness in the network’s activities and his contribution was crucial for our development. He was modest and visionary, committed worker, a fighter for positive changes in the community.
Sasa will be forever in our hearts and we are missing him dearly.