Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture (ACDC) is a local Civil Society Organization (CSO), based in North Mitrovica, Kosovo, which was established in December 2011.
Work on strengthening the democratic culture and dialogue in Mitrovica region
Significant improvement of social policies in Mitrovica region
Identification and promotion of the interests of citizens in Mitrovica
Establishment of effective mechanism that would allow civil society organization to monitor the accountability of local governments and institutions
Create opportunities for free intercultural exchange
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The long-term cooperation that ACDC has with the Basic Court in Mitrovica is at the highest professional level. Their contribution to the engagement of young lawyers through various projects and activities is very significant and it is to be commended.
Community Development Fund (CDF) worked beside constant organizational coordination, we have worked with with The Advocacy Centre for Democratic Culture on establishing Local Youth Action Councils in four northern municipalities (Mitrovica North, Zvecan, Leposavic and Zubin Potok) during the year 2017. It was very successful project, aiming to develop capacities of LYAC members in four northern municipalities to Develop Action Plan for Local Youth Action Councils on the Northern Municipalities, as well as develop capacity of youth structures targeting enhancing skills in identification of youth priorities in the north. The approach of the action was on empowerment of youth through skills development, followed by on hands support during the preparation of Local Youth Action Plans. All actions were focused on increasing skills and capabilities of LYAC’s in Kosovo, to become more efficient, visible, cohesive, and proactive partners in the development and democratization processes. Happy to work with ACDC on all given opportunities.
It is very inspiring and instructive to cooperate with professionals who work in the NGO Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture from North Mitrovica.
Individuals which continuously give a considerable personal contribution to the protection of language rights make a team whose professional contribution is even greater. ACDC is one of ours most reliable partners in the field of protection and promotion of language rights and implementation of the Law on Use of Langues.
CSSP team is very grateful for to these joint experiences and approaches realised. We are proud what we went through and realised jointly with ACDC.
During my experience in Civil Society Sector, it is inevitable cooperating with ACDC NGO. It was [and still is] pleasure to work with one of the first nongovernmental organization estabilished in the Northern Mitrovica.
"At ACDC, I see hard work, dedication to work, and a determination to do the best, all combined with a clear goal is the right recipe for success."
“A little more than half a decade of work in the NGO "Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture" has made me the person I am today - versed in various segments of social activities, with a high level of socio-political awareness and responsibility. Above all, the awakened awareness of the needs of the so-called little man, today my work seems assertive, but still objective and accurate.”
As President of the Supreme Court, I am always open and ready to cooperate with all bodies, including non-governmental organizations, especially those that are focused on students - future lawyers. In this regard, I had the pleasure to lecture in front of the students of the Serbian community in the North of Mitrovica, physically and online, to welcome them in court and to give my contribution in their interest in the functioning of the judicial system in Kosovo, the role of the Supreme Court, for the bar exam, etc., all organized by the ACDC.
The Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture has over the years carried out several projects funded by Germany. Most notably projects in the fields of civil society Election Monitoring and the integration and facilitation of the work of the Justice system in northern Kosovo. The Advocacy Center for Democratic Culture is a frequent interlocutor for the German Embassy.
Whenever I think of Mitrovica and civic activism in the region and beyond ACDC is a reference. ACDC strives for democratic and multiethnic Kosovo whereby culture of activism and engagement of citizens and local actors is at the center of their approach. With ACDC present in the ground local governments are more accountable in decision making and service delivery that affects citizens. Strengthened constituency relations, volunteerism, working with vulnerable groups, dialogue and work among communities are very important to be promoted further and believe ACDC is very well positioned to do so.