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  
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

Strengthening local democracy through gender mainstreaming

Robertsfors, Västerbotten in Sweden, and Machakos in Kenya, have made impressive progress within their ICLD Municipal Partnership and are now kicking off their latest project: Actions for Gender Equality.
Since 2007, Robertsfors has been working on various youth and education projects with Machakos, during which time questions regarding equality and gender arose.

19 april

“Anything is possible with gender mainstreaming”

During the inception workshop of the brandnew ICLD traning programme Gender Mainstreaming Local Democracy in Kampala, a study-visit to Nansana Municipality was part of the agenda.
Mayor Regina Bakitte Nakazzi and Daniel Kawesi, town clerk in Nansana Municipality, are satisfied with the outcome:
“I learnt that good relationship between the mayor and technical arm is an enabler in the institution development”, says Regina Bakitte Nakazzi.

23 april

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Many challenges for Zimbabwe after Mugabe

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With concrete force for real inclusion in Užice

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Publication

KC – Manor, J (2013) When Local Government Strikes it Rich