• 22 August 2014

    Strategic planning and leadership in UMT

    The Union of Municipalities of Turkey started its strategic planning work, after UMT General Assembly meeting on June 4, 2014 that was held following to the general local elections in Turkey. A working group that consists of UMT experts was established for preparation of the Plan, which will cover the term 2014-2019.

  • 19 June 2014

    Kick-off for Collaborative Platform for Sustainable Suburban Dynamics

    In June 18th 2014, SKL International participated in an inspiring kick-off for the Vinnova-funded project called ”Collaborative Platform for Sustainable Suburban Dynamics” or “Södertörnsmodellen” in Swedish.

  • 22 May 2014

    Flooding puts pressure on Serbian municipalities – SCTM takes on active role

    State of Emergency has been declared in the Republic of Serbia due to the heaviest rain and worst floods for more than 100 years (as long as there has been available statistics).

  • 18 May 2014

    Research paper on the State of Decentralisation in Eurasia presented in Tblisi

    At the “Seminar for Dialogue and Capacity Building of Local and Regional Authorities in Eurasia in the Fields of Development and Local Governance” arranged by Platforma, SKL International and partners presented a research paper focusing on the state of decentralization in the region. From the foreword by Ms Anna Dzembak and Mr Leonid Pertsov at […]

  • 15 May 2014

    Leadership graduation

    17 managers from Duhok social care received their certificates on May 14, after completing the fourth step in a leadership programme within the Governance in Social Care project. The group has participated in various workshops, submitted research assignments and finally participated in a learning journey to Sweden. Gunnar Andersson from Ordbildarna has guided the participants […]

  • 15 May 2014

    Giresun and Ordu signed for equality

    Within the framework of municipal partnership project “Turkish Swedish Equality Network”, Ordu and Giresun hosted a partner meeting in 10-13 February 2014, where Mr. Seyit Torun, Mayor of Ordu, and […]

  • 28 April 2014

    A week of communication

    Manager of UMT’s Press, Publications and Public Relations Department, Nilüfer Sivrikaya, and her colleague Tugce Özkan visited Stockholm on February 17-21 for a job shadowing programme in SALAR and Botkyrka Municipality. TUSELOG Programme interviewed them on their insights and how this study tour contributed to their future work:

  • 25 April 2014

    SKL International hosts Jordanian delegation in Stockholm and Skåne

    During 22 – 26 April, a high-level delegation from Jordan visited Sweden as a part of an EU-funded Twinning and Institutional Exchange (TAIEX) study visit on Decentralisation of Public Services. The group was composed of the Governor of the Local Development Directorate in the Ministry of Interior, Governor of Amman and Amman City Manager.

  • 17 April 2014

    Sida Helpdesk on Democracy and Public Administration in Africa

    SKL International has been rewarded the contract of running the Sida Helpdesk on Democracy and Public Administration in Africa (Sub Saharan Africa) together with its partners Overseas Development Institute (ODI)and Public Administration International (PAI). […]

  • 17 April 2014

    Chinese CEPA II Delegation

    At the end of March, SKL International welcomed a senior Chinese delegation through the CEPA II programme, a bilateral cooperation between the EU and China within public administration reform. The study visit were focusing on areas relevant to […]