- Democracy and community development
Academy for Political Development is structured as follows: Steering Board of 8 members, Executive Director and Programme Assistant (the latter being employed by the APD). Average budgetary resources per year is cca 100.000 EUR, depending on the projects' scope. Donors and partners currently include: Council of Europe (as APD is a member of the Schools of Political Studies of the Council of Europe network), European Commission, National Foundation for Civil Society Development, Royal Norway Embassy in Zagreb, American Embassy in Zagreb and the British Council. Academy runs the annual educational programme (consisting of 3 weekend seminars and Summer University for Democracy in the Council of Europe in Strasbourg), organises regional seminars „Linking the New Leaders“ (including partner organisations and participants from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania), as well as annual conferences, evening lectures and panel discussions. Partners include aforementioned institutions, as well as our partner organisations from the region (SE Europe).
Academy's vision is to contribute to the quality of political processes in Croatia by providing political education to young leaders and by motivating them to participate in public affairs. Academy's mission is developing democratic political culture and promoting dialogue and cooperation among future leaders.
Main projects and activities include: annual educational programme (3 weekend seminars and Summer University for Democracy in Strasbourg), regional seminars, annual conferences, public discussions and evening lectures.