Citizen participation

Of crucial importance in the development of democracy and decentralisation and in the improvement of municipal management and services is the concept of citizen participation. It is after all only with the full active participation of individuals in the governance of their community can such a system be regarded as fully democratic. Many of the projects undertaken by Flag involve the citizens as much as possible, and at every level.

This issue was a main focus of two Dutch-financed programmes Strengthening Local Government and Citizens’ Participation in Albania (SLGCP) and Community and Public Administration Support Strategy (COMPASS), and Flag has brought this experience to bear in participatory local economic development (LED) strategic planning (Developing Economies Locally through Techniques and Alliances; Delta) and in a cross border project Promoting active citizenship at the local level in Albania and FYROM.

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