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.