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NGO European Democratic Initiatives

KOTOR, Montenegro
Joined September 2022

We work in Montenegro, EUROPE. Our Mission: Promotion of active democratic citizenship and positive valuation of differences through informal-education programs, and advocacy.

Presence in: Montenegro
Focus: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Education, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Labor & Employment, Right to Information, Women's Rights

NGO “European democratic initiative” – NGO “EDI” was founded in 2008 as non-profit,   nonparty organization that works to develop the rule of law, promotion of human rights through strengthening the practice of participatory democracy and initiating partnerships between civil society, government institutions and private sector .


Empowering women to actively participate in the transformation of Montenegrin society and their equal role in public and private spheres.

Improving the social status of women through protection against domestic violence.

Promotion of children’s rights and protection particularly in terms of domestic violence by organizing educational and cultural programs for children and adults.

Establishing a favorable environment for better legal and policy framework as well as the general public awareness about the nature and role of non-governmental organizations, including the active role of common institutions at the national level.

Work on projects to protect and preserve the cultural and historical heritage and heritage through organizing workshops, training courses, seminars and exhibitions.

The importance of existence of  NGO”EDI” is to contribute to the development of a culture of peace, democracy and active citizenship through the “peace-education programs,” harmonizing laws, at all levels, with the highest international standards in the field of protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, advocacy for respect for universal human right, creating a socially responsible individuals who are committed to democratic principles, and their active involvement in the democratic activities and implementation of the UN Charter in domestic law.

People Associated With This Organization

Ljiljana Jovovic

NGO European Democratic Initiatives
Joined September 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Disability Rights, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Right to Information, Women's Rights
I am professional with over 20 years’ experience. I have strong organizational, communication and planning skills. I am skilled in creating safety policies and procedures, project management, and strategy implementation.
I am highly articulated and effective communicator with brilliant team-building and interpersonal skills; work well with individuals at all levels. I am recognized as the resource person and creative leader.
• Leading and managing the organization. Responsible for management of multidisciplinary professional staff in efforts to implement planned policies, staffing, training, as well programs in culture, education, social services, youth policy, NGO sector and media on the basis of European and international legislation and national regulations.
• Program planning; supervision of employees in the organization, research and communication with the donors and all interested stakeholders, project proposal writing, budgeting, report writing and fund raising.
• Managed implementation, monitoring and evaluating of all project’ activities.
• Conducted training courses for internal and external clients.
Ljiljana Jovovic is the network champion (main point of contact) for NGO European Democratic Initiatives.

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