YOUR PARTNER IN BUILDING DEMOCRACY

LOCAL DEMOCRACY AGENCY SISAK

Local Democracy Agency Sisak (LDA Sisak) is non-governmental and non-for-profit organisation, established in 1996 as a pilot project of Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Council of Europe with aim to support local democratic processes, promote human rights, active citizenship and international cooperation. We are using specific methodology of multilateral decentralised cooperation in partnership with local/regional self-governments, civil society organisations and other relevant steakholders. Since 2006 registered as a national organisation, continuing to promote same objectives, following social context and local communities’ needs and trends in social innovations.

LDA Sisak objectives:
• Local democratic processes development by citizens’ participation in decision-making, planning and development of pluralistic and multicultural society;
• Promotion, education, development and advocacy of human rights, active citizenship and volunteering;
• Fostering and development of life-long-learning and non-formal education;
• Support to civil society organisations and local authorities in sustainable and participatory democracy development;
• Social innovations and community services development;
• International cooperation development.

LDA Sisak programs:
1. Local democracy
2. Active citizenship
3. Volunteer’ Centre Sisak
4. Sustainable development education

Our vision

Society in which citizens actively, equally and responsibly develop their communities.

Our mission

LDA Sisak contributes to the social capital strengthening, developing individuals’, authorities’ and wider community capacities.

Values

• Respect of human rights
• Respect of diversity
• Culture of peace
• Interculturality
• Active citizenship

Principles

• Developing partnerships
• Connecting communities
• Democracy
• Innovative methods for fostering positive social changes
• Sustainable development

History

Previously known as Local Democracy Embassy – Sisak, at the beginning of its work as an international organisation, respond to current needs of the territory in a sense of humanitarian aid and in crises management in post-war era. By changing the territory needs, LDA Sisak is more involved in democratic reform and capacity building to secure smooth and stable transition to democracy. Moreover, it helps in applying European standards in all areas of community life. What has started as pilot project, it has been transformed in a sustainable organisation with network of local experts that follows community needs by its programmes and by its results respond to those needs.

The Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities political support is key element of Local Democracy Agencies programme success. The support has been manifested throughout practical activity support of the LDAs and the ALDA in providing expertise, informing and financing concrete projects. Till 2007 Council of Europe has been financing LDAs partner meetings that helped great deal in spreading of partners’ network.
Resolution 251 (1993), Recommendation 15 (1995), Resolution 39 (1996), Resolution 56 (1997), Resolution 73 (1998)

 

Networks and program cooperation

Association of the Local Democracy Agencies

ALDA – Association of the Local Democracy Agencies is one of the biggest European networks dealing with good governance and active citizenship. Counts over 300 members (including local authorities, associations of local authorities, and civil society organisations) coming from more than 40 countries. Gather 18 Local Democracy Agencies whereof 3 are Operative partners. LDA Sisak is a statutory member and since 2013, ALDA’s Operative partner.

CVDC - Croatian Volunteer Development Center

Croatian Volunteer Development Center encourages the development of volunteerism in Croatia through 4 main areas with strategic goals: Promotion and information; Capacity building and knowledge and quality management; Connectivity, networking and advocacy; and Strengthening organisational capacities.

ALF - Anna Lindh Foundation

ALF is dedicated to promote dialogue among cultures in Mediterranean region. It operates as a network of a national networks, gathering civil society organisations, public institutions and similar organisations from different fields of work. Seated in Alexandria in Egypt, ALF is present in 42 member states of the Bologna process: Union for Mediterranean.

SEEYN - South East European Youth Network

SEEYN – South East European Youth Network gathers civil society organisations directly working with youth aiming to support young people to grow up in responsible, active, socially aware citizens who value solidarity. Main work fields are youth activism, volunteering infrastructure, non-formal education, youth employment, mobility as well as social innovations, and youth in community development.

LPD - Sisak-Moslavina Local Partnership for Development

Sisak-Moslavina Local Partnership for Development is an institutional body established with the purpose for strategic planning, implementation and improvement of human resources policies development. LPD aims to contribute to county’ development by involving steakholders in creation, development and implementation of relevant documents at the program and project level, implementing in the area of the Sisak-Moslavina County.

ALDA BROJI 146 ČLANOVA IZ 23 EUROPSKE DRŽAVE – LOKALNE I REGIONALNE VLASTI, UDRUŽENJA LOKALNIH VLASTI, UDRUGE I POJEDINCI.

ASOCIJACIJA AGENCIJA LOKALNE DEMOKRACIJE

Asocijacija Agencija lokalne demokracije (ALDA) osnovana je 1999. godine u Strasbourgu (Francuska) kao mrežna organizacije Agencija lokalne demokracije. Tijekom godina izrasla je u jednu od najvažnijih europskih mreža u jačanju demokracije, ljudskih prava i održivog razvoja na lokalnom nivou.
ALDA djeluje na dva stupa:

PRVI STUP

Terenski rad u Jugoistočnoj Europi i Južnom Kavkazu kroz mrežu 11 Agencija lokalne demokracije – Hrvatska (3), Bosna i Hercegovina (3), Srbija (3), Crna Gora (1) i Gruzija (1).

DRUGI STUP

Razmjena najboljih praksi i podizanje svijesti u suradnji s europskim partnerima i članovima.

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Partners

Partners List

Association of the Local Democracy Agencies, France (lead partner)
City of Sisak, Croatia
City of Petrinja, Croatia
City of Hrvatska Kostajnica. Croatia
Municipality Dvor, Croatia
Going to Europe, Italy
International School for Peace Studies, Northern Ireland

Our team:

GOVERNING BOARD
Josipa Drvodelić – GB president
Branka Paškuljević Turniški
Mirela Dovranić Grubić

 

Paula Raužan – LDA Sisak president
Matea Strižić – program assistant and volunteers’ coordinator
Martina Jambrović – program assistant
Barbara Marjanović – program assistant (replacing Klara Počekal Ivičinec)

DID YOU KNOW…?

that the LDA Sisak received the Republic of France prize "Liberte-Egalite-Fraternite" for youth human rights education in 2004 for its project "Human Rights Calendar".

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DID YOU KNOW…?

that Volunteer’ Centre Sisak (LDA Sisak) has quality standard mark of the National Volunteer’ Centre Norm for the period 28/11/2019 – 27/11/2022.

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ADDRESS:

Ljudevita Gaja 2A, 44000 Sisak, Croatia

MAIN DATA:

Registration: Office of the State Administration in the Sisak-Moslavina County, Department for General Administration
Legal registration number: 03001204
Identification number: 2031663
Personal identification number (tax number): 34997715017
Foreign currency account: 
SWIFT CODE: ZABAHR2X
IBAN: HR1823600001101881246

This page is created within the project “Follow My Steps! – Youth for Sustainable Community".

Programme is co-financed by the Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.

The views expressed in this page are the sole responsibility of the Local Democracy Agency Sisak and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Government Office for Cooperation with NGOs.