Almedalen: basic needs before democratic work

One of the issues that will be addressed during the ICLD seminar in Almedalen is, “How do we create inclusive cities for all?”
A pretty big question with no straightforward answers, but Susanne Hedlund, Refugee Coordinator in Botkyrka Municipality, has identified an important starting point:
“Housing is really important. You need something of your own to come home to before you can get to grips with the other aspects of your life,” says Susanne.

16 Juni

The Young Republic offer democratic support for young refugees

The Young Republic wants to support young refugees to take part in democratic processes.
– There is always an emergency-thinking about refugees, but we often forget that the majority of refugees have long-term needs. To be included and to participate is important, says Mohammed Al-Saud, The Young Republic.
He believes in the solution they are working with – non-formal education, advocacy and research, all different pieces of the same puzzle.

15 Juni

Municipal Partnership

International Programmes

Knowledge Centre


Vinnytsia Ukraina / News

Local top politicians’ network grows and makes its mark

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Visby / Event

ICLD Almedalen: Inclusive Municipalities for Refugees

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Kampala / Workshop

Networking meeting for top politicians in Uganda

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Dar es Salaam / Workshop

Exchange on local democracy development

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Visby / Nyhet

Next round of ITP for Local Political Leaders is now open!

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22 new international partnerships for local democracy

Visby, Sweden / News


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