We have simplified the procedure for starting a new municipal partnership. Application for an inception phase, which is the first year prior to starting a project, can be submitted at any time.
There are many ways to form a municipal partnership. These could include representatives from municipalities meeting at international conferences and establishing contacts, existing historical ties between some municipalities, or local organisations that have relations with international contact from which municipalities could benefit and build on.
The updated guidelines entail that those that wish to start a new municipal partnership can apply for a so called Inception phase at any time. When you have found a partner, you may start you application through ICLDs digital platform My Pages.
Read more about the simplified procedure in our guidelines here