In November 2016, FPDL – Partners for Local Development Foundation merged through absorption with Close to You Foundation. By uniting forces, experience and resources, the two organisations will fulfil more successfully their objectives: achieving the social and economic integration of those belonging to vulnerable groups, improving the democratic processes of governance and the consolidation of civil society.

Together we build communities


153 trainings of trainers programs in multicultural environments, with participants from more than 50 countries from 5 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America);
the  3870 participants are trainers, facilitators, experts representing public uthorities and civil society organisations;
565 training events with more than 11964 participants representing elected officials, civil servants, civil society representatives


    Who we are

    FPDL is a Romanian Non-governmental Organization founded in 1994.

    Our mission is

    To enhance the democratic processes of governance and support the local development, to strengthen civil society and to promote a new culture of change and conflict management.

    In Romania and Worldwide, through Capacity Building activities targeting Public Administration and representatives of NGOs  in order to be more effective, efficient and accountable, as well as to work better together.

    Where we work

    FPDL trainers and consultants
    travelled to work in:

    4 continents
    5 regions
    32 countries


    FPDL IS LOOKING FOR A NEW DIRECTOR! The deadline for applications is April 7th, 2016. Read more: CALL FOR FPDL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR



    Ana Vasilache, FPDL President received Habitat Scroll of Honor Award 2000 for promoting good governance in CEE countries.

    Craiova Local Government received a national recognition, in 2010, through the 1st prize awarded by the Romanian National Agency for Civil Servants in the competition “Innovation and Quality in the Public Sector” in the category “Strengthening public service integrity, transparency and accountability”

    Prestigious international recognition of FPDL Anti-corruption Methodology, through the UN Public Service Award wined by Craiova Local Government.


    Our services are inspired by our direct experience in working with multiple stakeholders throughout the world in building better communities.


      Tomasz Sudra
      Specialist în planificare și dezvoltare urbană, fondatorul ramurii de formare și consolidare a capacității HABITAT ONU, Phd. MIT. Membru al Consiliului de Administrație FPDL.
      În calitate de Director UN - Habitat Training and Capacity Building Branch, până la pensionarea mea în 2003, responsabil pentru programele de formare ale agenției noastre din întreaga lume, eu pot spune cu încredere deplină că nu am întâlnit în nicio regiune mai mult profesionalism, inovație, dinamică și organizare efectivă de formare eficientă în domeniul guvernanței locale și a dezvoltării locale. Mi-ar fi plăcut mai multe organizații să facă cu succes ceea ce a făcut FPDL.
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