How to Apply

Step 1: 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

Step 2: Contact us

If you are interested in the programme, or want to know more, send us an email ( We will guide through the application process.

Step 3: Apply for an Inception Phase

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 phase