Albania - SDC
Society for Democratic Culture (SDC) (Shoqata për Kulturë Demokratike), is a non for profit, non-partisan and a non-governmental organization, created on February 1992, in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute (NDI – Washington DC).
Headquarter of the organization is in Tirana, where the National Staff implements its activity. SDC has branches covering almost all Albania and a considerable number of volunteers members, around 900.
The mission of the organization is to educate citizens with the principles of Democracy promoting Tolerance, Dialogue and Transparency. The target group of the organization’s work is are women, youth, and citizens.
The main goal of SDC is to aware the Albanian citizens to understand the democracy; the best ways to build and make function the democratic institutions. The focus of the activities mainly is monitoring of elections, local government issues, human rights and media monitoring.
Since 2000 SDC is a member of - (CDO) Experience, in fulfillment of the philosophy of action of the CDO announce its actions, depending on the electoral process or electoral reform being undertaken, in which is invited every non-governmental organizations to become part, thus re-testing periodically, in an open and transparent manner the best values of functioning as a network” independence, objectivity, expertise and cooperation among civil society organizations. The Coalition has coordinated and realized the biggest monitoring actions in Albania engaging up to around 5,000 independent and trained observers during a single electoral process.
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