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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  
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

24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Borlänge and Lodwar in Kenya, Gothenburg and Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa and Växjö and JB Marks in South Africa are some of the new partners that recently got approval for their mutual projects within ICLD Municipal Partnership Programme.

19 December

New publication: Financing small and medium towns

During a regional workshop in Yogyakarta on access to urban services for inclusive development in Asia co-arranged by the ICLD and East-West Center a new ICLD publication was officially launched. The Research Report examines financing of small and medium towns in India using Action Resarch.

14 December

Current

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ICLD in event at World Urban Forum

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24 new international partnerships for Swedish municipalities

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New perspective for a young democracy after visiting Falun

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Only benefits with mixed teams in new programme

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24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

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Publication

KC - Ribot, J (2017) Choosing Democracy: Natural Resource Management for Environmental Policy Makers, Donors and Practitioners