FAQ & Contact

Who is eligible to apply?

Municipalities, County Councils, Regions and regional Local Authority Associations in Sweden can apply for municipal partnerships together with a partner in of the following countries:

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

How do I join the programme?

You must first have found an eligible partner before applying, the ICLD does dot currently match partners.

Once you and your partner are ready to apply, make sure you read the following page carefully: How to Apply

How do I find a partner?

If you are a Swedish municipality, take a look at the following the List of international partners looking for a Swedish Municipality and feel free to contact them directly. 

If you are an international municipality, please fill in the following form Declaration of Interest and send it to partnership@icld.se. We will then upload it on our website.

When can we next apply?

There are two application rounds every year:

From February 15 to March 15
From September 15 to October 15

How can I find out more about what other municipal partnerships are doing?

Take a look at our world map to find out what other Municipal Partnerships are doing!

Haven't found the answer you were looking for? 

Contact the MPP team directly at: partnership@icld.se
We are always happy to help!

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