• 27 February 2015

    Public Communication in Governance Reforms

    During 15 – 18 February 2015, a Ukrainian delegation visited Sweden and Denmark as a part of SKL International’s project “Support to Decentralisation in Ukraine” to learn and share experiences on how to address substantial reforms through public communication. The delegation […]

  • 27 February 2015

    Enabling Local Democracy and Inclusive Urban Planning through the SymbioCity Approach

    ICLD and SKL International has launched the International Training Programme Enabling Local Democracy and Inclusive Urban Planning through the SymbioCity Approach. It is intended for urban development professionals and managers in local or regional authorities involved in urban planning, development and/or management in Macedonia, Georgia, Serbia and Turkey. Closing date for applications for this training is April 17th 2015. Read more here…

  • 24 February 2015

    SKL International awarded Sida Framework Contract in Democratic Governance and Human Rights

    In February SKL International was awarded its second Sida Framework Contract in 2015; this time for Democratic Governance and Human Rights. Through this framework contract SKL International will help Sida to […]

  • 17 February 2015

    Presentation by the Bosnian Vice-Minister of Civil Affairs, Denisa Sarjlic Maglic

    SKL International invited the Bosnian Vice-Minister of Civil Affairs, Denisa Sarjlic-Maglic on the 9th of February to discuss the development on decentralization and democratization in Bosnia and the wider region.

  • 09 February 2015

    Exporting Human Resource Management

    With municipalities playing an increasing role in society in many countries, the inner functioning of these entities has become more and more important. Themes like human resource economics and value based leadership are areas where Swedish municipalities serve as inspiring examples.

  • 04 February 2015

    SKL International awarded Sida Framework Contract in Gender Equality

    In January 2015 SKL International was awarded Sida’s Framework Contract for Gender Equality, in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute and Kvinna till Kvinna. Through the framework contract, SKL International and its partners will […]

  • 29 January 2015

    SALAR International day

    SALARs yearly international day was held on the 21st of January. Discussions and seminars linked to the international agenda attracted politicians or officials from municipalities, counties and regions from all over Sweden […]

  • 20 January 2015

    Helpdesk studies the “shrinking space” for civil society in Africa

    In January 2015 SKL International completed a study for Sida on the conditions for civil society to operate in Africa. Civil society organisations (CSOs) are an important partner in Swedish development cooperation. However, government restrictions are making it increasingly difficult for CSOs to operate effectively. Sida asked SKL International to explore the conditions for civil society in 15 African countries where Sida is active.

  • 09 December 2014

    Official Launching Week in Ukraine

    On November 17, the Swedish Embassy in Kyiv, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) and SKL International officially launched the three-year project “Support to Decentralization in Ukraine” in Kyiv. The successful event was jointly hosted with partners Government of Ukraine (GoU) and attracted a broad representation of key stakeholders in decentralization reforms in Ukraine.

  • 24 November 2014

    SymbioCity approach in Turkey!

    On November 20-21, SKL International was represented at the Livable Cities Symposium in Izmir, Turkey, to present the SymbioCity approach in a special session organized by Business Sweden. The event was attended by Turkish mayors and other central and local government representatives as well as international actors at the forefront of sustainable urban development.