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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

Knowledge Centre

Political and Social Inclusion in Asian Cities - Indonesia Case Study

Knowledge Centre

Political and Social Inclusion in Asian Cities - Vietnam Case Study

Knowledge Centre

Political and Social Inclusion in Asian Cities - India Case Study

Knowledge Centre

KC - Cheema, S (2018) Access to Urban Services for Inclusive Development in Asia

International Training Programmes

ITP – Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy

MPP application round now open

The second 2018 MPP application round is now open until October 15th. Municipal Partnerships are Sida-financed and designed to contribute to the development of well, and efficiently functioning, democratic local authorities in both the partner countries and Sweden.

15 Augusti

Good learning experience for visitors from JB Marks

They’re very ambitious, they have multiple goals, and many of their challenges are shared. When Växjö and JB Marks Local Municipality from South Africa talk about municipal partnerships, the strategic objective ranges across the entire Agenda 2030 map.
“We’ve created a project focus that will give us opportunities for collaboration. What we now need to do is build support for and formulate a project application,” says Annika Ström of the Institute for Local and Regional Democracy (ID).

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Publication

KC – Spehar, A (2016) The Politics of Pseudoactions - Local Governance and Gender Policy Implementation in the Western Balkans