Association for Democratic Initiatives ADI
The Association for Democratic Initiatives (ADI) was established in Gostivar,Macedonia in 1994. ADI is a multi-ethnic organization devoted to building a civic society in Macedonia and the region. The organization is very well represented throughout the country and operates in 32 towns and villages. The organization is also represented in Kosova and Albania. The organization originated as a core group of 30 volunteers who conducted voter education activities in conjunction with the 1994 national elections and 1996 local elections. The organization has since expanded its program civic initiatives throughout Macedonia. It has an assemble, which once in two years chooses a 9-member board of directors that govern ADI and an advisory board . The organization employs 18 full-time staff. ADI is legally registered as a NGO and is designated as non-governmental organization authorized to conduct civic initiatives.