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Municipalities in Sweden and Botswana work together to increase youth inclusion 

What do three municipalities in Botswana have in common with Bollnäs, Lund and Valdemarsvik? The answer is much more than you might think. They all face challenges in getting more …

Wendy – our mentor from South Africa

Wendy McCallum is one of our ICLD mentor’s from South Africa. We had the opportunity to do a short interview and learn more about her. What is your background? I …

Quilemane and Lidingö promote youth inclusion

In 2008, Daniel Broman moved to Mozambique’s capital Maputo to work as the principal of the Scandinavian school. Today, 14 years later, Daniel is the City Director of the City …

Being a local politician during wartime

It is an unusually hot summer day in central Stockholm. The week is drawing to a close, and the calm has settled over the otherwise buzzing SALAR building where ICLD has just finalized its workshop called Swedish Phase. Only three Ukrainian politicians remain – Iryna Kolkovska from Lutsk, Oleksandra Fedoruk from Ivano-Frankivsk and Ulyana Pak from Lviv. All of them are participants in the eighth cohort of ICLD’s international training programme “Women’s Political Leadership”.

Call for Impact Research Proposals on Local Democracy

ICLD invites researchers to submit their application for research aiming to connect research and practice in order to improve equity, participation, accountability and transparency through the design and application of …

Local Democracy Academy 2022 – a success!

Expanded networks, bright ideas and new horizons for local democracy research and practice summarizes this year’s Local Democracy Academy, which took place June 6-10 at Uppsala University, Visby, Sweden. 64 …

Autumn school for participatory research – climate action and the SDG’s

Are you working on a community-based project or interested in developing a project addressing climate action, or any of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals in your community? Do you …

Champions of Local Democracy

Through a series of personal portraits we highlight people who are playing a significant role in the development of local democracy where they live.

Helena Edvinsson – Children’s Champion of Local Democracy

“Children and young people are a large part of a municipality’s citizens, and their voices must be included in all the processes of the municipality. Childhood is not a transport …

Mariia – Ukrainian Champion of Local democracy

In war, it is always the most vulnerable people that are affected the worst. So, when the war started in her country Ukraine, Mariia Tyshchenko understood that she had to …