Local Democracy Agency Brtonigla - Verteneglio

Because of the particular ethnic structure of Verteneglio, Udruga “Agencija Lokalne Demokracije” (ALD) was founded to support multiculturality and cohabitation of all different ethnic groups historically living on these lands as a way to reinforce either the local democracy and the institutions of the local autonomies. The ALD sited in Istrian is one of three LDAs in Croatia, and one out of thirteen situated in south-east Europe. It has more than 20 years of experience witnessing a growing commitment to its aims by involvement in fields of networking between local and international bodies, international cooperation, promoting human rights, rising awareness on active citizenship; bridging activities for the empowerment of a vulnerable groups (minorities, ecc). As a matter of fact current activities are concerned with: activities for youth, developing networking with national and international NGOs and local authorities.

The LDA is dealing with issues such as rural and local development, international cooperation, adult and youth education, volunteering, youth information, etc., all of which is facilitated by its peculiar geographical position. The organization has over 15 years of experience in these fields and its commitment to its aims are always growing. In order to reach its aims the LDA is building networks with national and international bodies, promoting international cooperation, training on capacity and institution building, rising awareness on active citizenship; bridging activities for the empowerment of a multicultural society; strengthening the civil society etc. It also implements projects and programmes in cooperation with the other 13 LDAs spread across the Balkans and the Association of Local Democracy Agencies, that groups them all though leaving each agency independent management and autonomous activities. After the accreditation for EVS in 2008, LDA Verteneglio began to spread the idea of European Voluntary Service among youth. Actually, the organization is implementing its sixth EVS project which include four young volunteers coming from Italy, France, Lithuania and Macedonia. Until now LDA has hosted in total 22 European volunteers form 10 different countries.
It has, therefore, experience of managing groups of volunteers, including their activities and the logistics of their stay. Since LDA cooperates with many governmental and nongovernmental institutions in Istira, the volunteers have a wide variety of choices regarding their activities.
Within the EVS programme the LDA also successfully sends volunteers on projects abroad, helping them to find a suitable project; advising on the application process; preparing them for departure; and helping them on their return. It also has experience of coordinating EVS projects for which it was not the host, working with the municipality of Buje to manage the activities of volunteers hosted by them. This year LDA's 2012 EVS project G.I.L.D. was selected as the example for good practices, among all other Croatian projects, and will be presented at a conference in Brussels, in May.

Local Democracy Agency Brtonigla - Verteneglio has 1 current projects:

  • A.R.O.S.E. (Agriculture and Rural Opportunity for a Sustainable Europe)

    Youth exchange on rural youth and sustainable agriculture through activities in vegetables garden, greenhouse and roadside stand in Brtonigla, Istria, Croatia.

    We're looking for:
    5 more partners
    Deadline for this partner request:
    This project takes place:
    from 2022-06 till 2022-06
    and relates to:
    Youth Exchanges
    This project can include young people with fewer opportunities.

Past projects

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Youth - Include New Social Practices In Rural Environment for youth

To give participants the opportunity to develop solutions for sustainable rural development in the frame of social entrepreneurship

H.E.Y. – Healthy European Youth

H.E.Y. aims to promote healthy behaviours (physical activity, healthy eating, etc.) among youngsters from all over Europe

A.C.T.I.O.N! – Acquisition of Competences to Improve Opportunities Now!

The project aims to improve young people's entry into the labour market by getting key competences and skills

R.H.Y.M.E. - Regional Horizons of Youth in Media Environment

Main goal of RHYME is to bolster critical thinking of young people in order not to be prone to manipulations in media, hate speech or populism.

I.D.E.A.L. - Include Disables, Eliminate Artificial Limits

IDEAL aims to increase sensitiveness towards people with physical disabilities and to give suggestions to decision-makers for measures improving accessibility.

EU.R.E.K.A. – EU Resilience Embedded in Knowledge of mutual Acceptance

EUREKA aims to sensitize youngsters about the institutions, integration, enlargement and benefits of EU through a play with puppets made from recycled material.

Start-up your life

The project focuses on promoting entrepreneurship and skills development because young people are under a higher risk of unemployment.

Disinformation on the rise

The project is aimed at raising awareness and prevention of disinformation. Participants will be fully acquainted with phenomenon and how to fight against it.

E.P.I.S.T.O.L.E. - Enhance Project Ideas and Skills Through Organization of Local Events

Long term EVS aiming to promote the European project’s idea, elaborate, formulate and conduct campaigns and messages addressed to the youth in Istria.

Y.I.E.L.D. in Europe “Youth Ideas Empower Local Democracy in Europe”

The EVS project Y.I.E.L.D. in Europe is searching for participants to improve the competitiveness of four young people from four different European countries

TEN "Team for European Networking"

We Are searching urgently for skilled participants not Partners.

E.N.T.E.R.P.R.I.S.E. - ENvironmental TEamwork - Reusing Plastic Resources In efficient, Sustainable Enhancements

We would like to set off a change in the way Europeans youth thinks and how they act towards nature, and to raise awareness about our impact on the environment.


The project aims at increasing youth participation in local democracy through theoretical (seminars) and practical sessions (Youth Council simulation).

H.E.R.I.T.A.G.E. - Healing Education of Roots Importance Through Advertising Goods Efficiently

The project aims to improve rural areas, maintain identity and heritage through promoting local producers and highlight the negative effects of globalisation.

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Local Democracy Agency Brtonigla - Verteneglio

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Local Democracy Agency Brtonigla - Verteneglio is

a Non-profit/Non-Governmental Organisation
based in Croatia
  • Croatia
focused on
  • Democracy/Active citizenship
  • European citizenship
  • EVS volunteer wanted
  • Human rights
  • Integration
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Leadership
  • Minorities
  • Non-formal learning
  • Urban/rural development
and interested in:
  • Youth Exchanges
  • Volunteering Activities (formerly EVS)
  • Training and Networking
  • Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Capacity Building
Local Democracy Agency Brtonigla - Verteneglio in 160 characters:

LDA Brtonigla is based in Croatia established in 1996 aiming to work on issues such as rural development,international cooperation,protection of minority rights

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