Ms Tatiana Bădan, Mayor of Selement, Cimişlia Raion, President of the Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova, conveyed a message of support on behalf of CORLEAP at the inaugural event of the first Local Democracy Agency (LDA) established in the Republic of Moldova.
The importance that CORLEAP attaches to local democracy is strongly linked to the contribution of local and regional authorities, who are well placed to support the emergence of a strong civil society and to help ensure that democratisation, and modernisation of local communities are upheld.
LDAs are locally-registered NGO, established in the framework of the support programme of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe to strengthen local democracy and human rights and promote sustainable development in line with European values. They act as promoters of democracy and local self-governance, offering an operational platform of debate, capacity building and shared cooperation between civil society and local authorities.
The European Association of Local Democracy Agencies (ALDA) organised the inaugural event.
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