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Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina – LINK 4 Cooperation

Timespan:January 2021- December 2023
Donor:Civil Society Facility and Media Programme for Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019 - Support to existing and newly established CSOs networks in various ares
Applicant:Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar)
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Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina- LINK 4 Cooperation

Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina- LINK 4 Cooperation

Timespan: January 2021 – December 2023

Donor: European Union

Applicant: Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar)

Partners: Local Democracy Agency Zavidovici, Local Democracy Agency Prijedor, Center for Development of Herzegovina Trebinje, ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy and Association of agencies for local democracy – ALDA Skopje (Affiliated entity)

Description: 

The project promotes principles of good governance with a view to effective and responsive performance of the local government units in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will empower the capacities of local authorities (elected leaders and civil servants) and civil society in implementing participative processes. Together they will identify concrete problems of the community that will find their solutions thanks to the participative approach. The project will therefore build capacities and solve problems, by consolidating the approach in the years to come.

The main target group of this project are the 40 local CSOs and grassroots organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina and 12 Local self-government units – municipal administration and local councilors as local decision makers.

Overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacities of CSOs engaged in public policy processes to become skilled and reliable partners in policy-making and reform processes in B&H.

Specific objectives: 

  1. Create stronger links to citizens by engaging in public policy process, reaching out to society as a whole including marginalized groups and grass root communities and encouraging civic activism and public participation in policy-making;
  2. Capable, transparent and accountable LAs;
  3. Effective CSOs;
  4. LAs have enabling policies and rules for grass root organizations and civic initiatives;
  5. CSOs create network for coalition-building for increased impact in campaigning and advocacy.
  • The whole process will involve about 20 local communities benefiting from improved public services in each municipality;
  • 12 LAs will have strengthened capacities to implement inclusive solutions for local problems (Mostar, Jablanica, Nevesinje, Zavidovici, Zepce, Maglaj Prijedor, Novi grad, Kostajnica, Trebinje, Ravno and Berkovici);
  • more than 40 CSOs will have improved skills and capacities for bringing positive local changes in their communities.

Implemented Activities:

First Project Management Committee Meeting

Meeting with Donor