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ITP studies

Why ITP?
Taking part in an international training programme (ITP) gives the participants the chance to study Swedish experiences, models and cutting edge skills. It also, thanks to the other delegates and the structure of the programmes, gives them the opportunity to share and learn from the experiences of other developing countries.
This approach requires active involvement by all participants. It is the collective input of the participants, the programme management team, and the other contributors that creates the international training programmes, and this is why it is so important that everyone actively shares their expertise and experiences.

Who is ITP for?
The international training programmes are designed for decision-makers and administrative officials in developing countries who work in the public sector, but people from relevant trade and industry sectors or voluntary organisations are also welcome to participate in ICLD’s training programmes in cases where it is felt they can assist in the promotion of democracy-related work at a local level in the country in question.
There is often considerable diversity amongst the 25 or so participants accepted for each programme, and they may work at completely different levels in the public sector. The one thing they all have in common, however, is that they are key individuals within their respective organisations. 
The goal of the acceptance process is to establish a balance between, on the one hand, ensuring a dynamic mix of participants and, on the other hand, recognising the advantages that may accrue from several of the participants coming from the same organisation.

ITP studies ITP FAQ The programmes Follow-ups Apply

Projects

Municipal Partnership

KP - Equal value in the Democratic process -Project

Municipal Partnership

KP - Collaboration Between Borlänge and Chisinau to increase the competence of the teachers in the areas of Autism & ADHD

Municipal Partnership

KP - Education project

Municipal Partnership

Kp - To strengthen the inclusion of young mothers in the local community

Knowledge Centre

Partnerskap på väg mot ökad lokal demokrati, IQA-rapport 2016

Russian and Swedish cities face similar challenges


How can Swedish urban planning in Kiruna be relevant in the Russian town of Kostomuksha, 800 km to the east?
“We saw more similarities than differences,” says architect, Anne Faurskov, of AFARkitektur in Copenhagen.
And if you add Gällivare to the equation, the result is still the same.


12 December

Study says: Obstacles to reach gender equality


For the last seventeen years, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia have been striving to institutionalize gender equity and equality.
This has been achieved by developing legal and policy frameworks, establishing institutional gender mainstreaming mechanisms and engendering national statistical institutions.
“Despite the advanced institutionalization of gender issues, the lives of women have not significantly improved during this period,” says professor Annika Björkdahl and Lejla Somun-Kruoalija, independent researcher, in a recently published study.


05 December

Current

Visby / Nyhet

ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant

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Stockholm / Nyhet

Added value working with advisory experts

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Cape Town/Harare / Nyhet

Strengthen your brand by municipal funding

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Karelia / Nyhet

"Life Without Borders" break up isolation

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Stockholm / News

Talk about local democracy focusing on women's participation.

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24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

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Publication

KC – Cheema, G S (2011) Engaging Civil Society to Promote Democratic Local Governance: Emerging Trends and Policy Implications in Asia