ICLD

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)

Inspiration How to Apply How to Report Programme Guidelines & Trainings FAQ & Contact

Projects

Knowledge Centre

KC – Hochleithner S & Exner A (2018) - Theories of Migration in and from Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Review and Critique of Current Literature

Knowledge Centre

KC – Hochleithner S & Exner A (2018) - Local Government and Migration: A Review of Literature and Media Narratives with focus on West African Sahel

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

Internship opportunity


ICLD announces its spring  2019 internship opportunities


05 Oktober

Does local democracy impact emigration from the Sahel?


What are the reasons behind the wave of European-bound emigration from the Sahel? Why are so many people – young men in particular – leaving their homes, families and villages behind to undertake a perilous journey to an unknown future?


27 September

Current

Visby / Nyhet

ICLD’s Fieldwork Grant

Read more
Stockholm / Nyhet

Added value working with advisory experts

Read more
Cape Town/Harare / Nyhet

Strengthen your brand by municipal funding

Read more
Karelia / Nyhet

"Life Without Borders" break up isolation

Read more
Stockholm / News

Talk about local democracy focusing on women's participation.

Read more

More news

24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy

Visby / News

Publication

KC - Chatiza, K & Makanza, V (2017) Impacting Local Democracy: Capacity Building of Local Governments in Zimbabwe