“Development does not start or stop with the production of goods. It starts with the people and the useable resources of people, such as motivation, initiative, organizational discipline. Without this, all resources remain potential and untapped ...."

Since joining the Council of Europe, the consolidation of democratic principles and practices is progressing in the Eastern Partnership countries and so is in Armenia. Democratic institutions, freedom of elections and check and balances of power are among the objectives that the recent Armenia has posed to itself for peace and development for the whole country.

The following guidelines, will give practical hints to all those who are seizing the challenge and embark on a new form and participative local governance!


Antonella Valmorbida, Secretary General of the European Association of Local Democracy

Lusine Alexandryan, Delegate of LDA Foundation Armenia

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    September 23, 2020