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How to Apply

How do we find a partner?

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. 

You may also wish to start a brand new partnership. Please take a look at the list below for a list interested partners:

List of international partners looking for a Swedish partner

Ready to apply?

Once a suitable partner has been found and both parties have decided to proceed with their co-operation, the Swedish party may apply for an Inception Phase. This phase lasts one year, allows the partners to visit each other and to establish potential areas of cooperation. A co-operation agreement is signed during this pahse

When?

There are two application periods per year:
February 15 – March 15 
September 15 – October 15  (exceptionally from August 15 - October 15, 2018)
Please read our Programme Guidelines carefully before applying. 

How do we submit an application?

All applications must be made online between the dates mentioned above.
You must log in to apply. If it’s the first time you are submitting an application, the Swedish partner can get the partnership’s log in details from the online application section. Alternatively, the Swedish partner can request log in details by emailing us at partnership@icld.se. Once you have logged in, you can either create a new application, or edit an existing one.

You can also find links to the application guides below - in case you want to read through the applications questions before receiving your application log in details. 

What do we do with appendices?

The online application form will clearly state which appendices are required for the various types of application. You can upload all of the appendices required under the Appendices tab. The appendices that require signatures should be scanned in and uploaded, which also ensures that you retain the original documents. 

Application Guides (Please note, new forms as of January 2018)

Inception Phase   (Assessment criteria)
Development/expansion   (Assessment criteria)
Project   (Assessment criteria)
Steering Group   (Assessment criteria)
Youth Democracy   (Assessment criteria)
Dissemination   (Assessment criteria)

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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

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“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.


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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.


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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