Director of the Association of the Local Democracy Agencies (www.alda-europe.eu), engaged in local governance and citizens’ participation in Europe and Neighbouring countries, since 1999. She worked in Croatia to support local democracy and human rights since from 1996 to 2000. She has a senior experience in promoting local democracy, empowerment of civil society and good governance in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Med area. She has been working with the Council of Europe to support democracy in East European Countries. She is the co chair of the Steering Committee of the Civil Society Forum for Eastern Partnership. Since 2008, she is associated professor of the University of Padova in international decentralized cooperation.
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