Formy współpracy samorządu z organizacjami pozarządowymi na przykładzie miasta Elbląg
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Forms of co-operation between local government and Non-governmental organizations in the case of ElblągSelf-government offices play a very important part in the life of local community. They integrate the inhabitants and fulfil their need of belonging to a certain group as well as the need to integrate (integration function), counteract isolation, are conductive to building social bonds (affiliation function), and make interest development and self-fulfilment possible. They also have considerable contribution in improving the quality of life of local community and even the nation (expressive function).The Act on work for public benefit and voluntary service imposed the duty to create the yearly programme of co-operation with non-governmental organisations on local governments, which should ultimately be the basis to start the processes stimulating the development of not only these organisations but should also translate to fuller supplying various needs of the inhabitants.The aim of the article is to analyse and assess the forms of co-operation between the local government in Elbląg and self-government offices heading to improve the quality of life of local community, particularly taking into consideration the assessment of non-governmental organisations participation in executing own tasks and initiatives undertaken to strengthen the actions of existing organisations, creating new ones and improving voluntary service. The aim is also to diagnose the partners’ of this co-operation expectations as well as showing the directions of its development.
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