• 01 October 2014

    Institutional and organisational capacity assessment of Ministry of Interior and Governorate Development Units in Jordan

    SKL International recently completed a 5-month assignment (April – August 2014), as part of the EU project Promoting Local Economic Development in Jordan (PLEDJ). The project is being implemented at the central level by the Local Development Directorate […]

  • 29 September 2014

    Serbian municipalities prepare for EU accession

    In order to help and encourage the municipalities to organize this work, SCTM, the Serbian Standing Conference for Towns and Municipalities, arranged a conference in Belgrade on 25 September on “Establishment of institutional mechanisms for EU-affairs in the municipalities”. […]

  • 28 September 2014

    Support to decentralisation in Ukraine

    In September 2014, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) signed an agreement with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to support the decentralization process in Ukraine through a 3, 5 years long project […]

  • 26 September 2014

    Snapshots from Iraqi colleagues visiting Sweden

    During the last week of August, a group of elected representatives and senior managers from the social care sector in Diwaniyah visited Göteborg and Stockholm. Here are some snapshots from the visit!

  • 15 September 2014

    Ekonomi/bolagsassistent sökes

    Vi omorganiserar vår verksamhet och har skapat en delvis ny kombinationstjänst för en ekonomiassistent som också ska ta hand om bolagsgemensam administration. För tjänsten söker vi en gymnasieekonom med viss erfarenhet av redovisningsprocessens olika moment.

  • 03 September 2014

    SKL International in Kyrgyzstan

    SKL International carried out its first evaluation mission in Kyrgyzstan during 8 – 19 August. The assignment included a review of the performance of the joint Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) / Department for International Development (DfID) project “Strengthen Voice and Accountability: citizens participation in budgetary process” (VAP).

  • 29 August 2014

    Local decision makers from Iraq in Sweden

    “We have noticed how vital it is with a continuous dialogue, not just between central and local decision makers, but also between elected representatives and the executive organs of the province. The lack of dialogue risks creating conflicts or misunderstandings that in the end will be a threat to the most vulnerable groups” says Ms Zainab Al-Abedi, head of the women’s committee in the Diwaniyah provincial council.

  • 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).