Launching of ELoGE in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The European Label for Governance Excellence in Bosnia and Herzegovina was officially launched on the 17th March 2022 within the National ‘’Forum for sharing best practices of CSOs and LAs cooperation’’ organising within the project “LINK 4 Cooperation - Strengthening local participation and cooperation through partnership of Public Authorities and CSOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina” that took place in Zavidovici.
The project LINK4Cooperation was established in cooperation with the Center for Expertise for Good Governance of the Council of Europe in order to implement the ELoGE Methodology for the first time in Bosnia and Herzegovina that will serve as a base for the capacity building of Local Authorities, provide cooperation with Grass-root CSOs and establish good relations within local communities of BiH.
ALDA is a long year’s partner to the Council of Europe and got the official accreditation to implement the ELoGE methodology in Croatia, North Macedonia and Kosovo*. ALDA was identified as ideal and reliable partner by the Council of Europe to support this initiative regarding its mission in promote good governance and cooperation between local authorities and citizens.
During the event Ms. Antonella Valmorbida shared ALDA’s current experience in implementing this methodology in these three countries, and acting as implementation partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This was a possibility to highlight the importance of assessment of local processes and public services in order to improve the development of the communities.
12 Municipalities in Bosnia and Herzegovina are taking part in the self-assessment process. The implementation of the project is done by the accredited platform composed of LDA Mostar, LDA Zavidovici, LDA Prijedor and Centar for Development of Herzegovina, and supported by ALDA as partner. The project is financially supported by the EU and the CoE.