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

Which partnerships are currently active within the programme?
Here is a full list of active partnerships by country. 
Click here to see maps of active Swedish municipalities and regions.

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 mapto find out what other Municipal Partnerships are doing!

Our partnership needs assistance with interpretation, where can we find more information about interpretation and/or translation?
Understanding each other is essential for successful partnership work. Using professional interpreters and translators plays a paramount role in making sure this happens. The document Guidelines for interpretation lists budget guidelines for interpretation and translation, as well as recommendations for how to make the most of your professional interpreters/translators assistance. 


Haven’t found the answer you were looking for? 
Contact the MPP team directly at: partnership@icld.se
We are always happy to help!