The European Commission has published a call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities. The objective is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships between local authorities in the EU Member States and the partner countries. The submission deadline is 27 March 2020, 12:00 (Brussels time).
The industrial town of Borlänge has experienced a major influx of people from other countries in a short space of time, and 8% of the population is now of Somali origin. Luckily, “we like challenges” is one of Borlänge Municipality’s core principles. The Chairman of the Municipal Executive Committee, Jan Bohman, is looking to Kenya to build a partnership that will support the town’s numerous Somali refugees.
ALGA is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. At the Africities Summit VIII (20-24 November in Marrakech) ALGA’s main achievements will be showcased. However, we would like to give you a preview already:
ALGA’s achievements in the past 10 years
The Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) has launched 24 new international partnerships to boost local democracy, in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe and Asia. The red thread in all these partnership, financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, is the focus on local democracy.