Description of Project

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH) two Associations of Municipalities and Cities (AMCs) represent all the local self-government units in the country, apart from the Brčko District. As the country pursues EU membership these Associations are uniquely positioned to help advance EU integration, as a substantial number of mandatory European-law-based regulations have to be carried out by local governments.

The project seeks to contribute to effective and financially sustainable local government Associations, their ability to provide services to their members, namely the municipalities and cities of BiH, and their ability to successfully carry out evidence-based advocacy. The initiative also strengthens cooperation between the Associations, in a Bosnia and Herzegovina where the main administrative entities are divided roughly along ethno-political lines.

Description of Services provided

SALAR and SKL International work with both AMCs to help strengthen institutional capacity and ability to effectively service members. In addition the project will provide tailored support to help Associations practically realize key elements of their Strategic Plans related to local government finance and EU accession. The project is in an inception phase and a longer-term cooperation is currently being developed. It is implemented with the help of a Sarajevo-based Team Leader and international experts identified by SKL International.

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  • Strengthening Associations of Municipalities and Cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina EU Integration Ongoing Projects

    The project seeks to contribute to effective and financially sustainable local government Associations, their ability to provide services to their members, namely the municipalities and cities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and their ability to successfully carry out evidence-based advocacy. The project is in an inception phase and a long-term cooperation is being developed. It has a thematic focus on local government finance and EU accession.

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    Countries
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Origin of founding
    Sida and SDC
  • Support to Serbian Municipalities on the Road to EU Accession EU Integration Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    32 233 671 SEK
    Duration
    2016-2020
  • Turkish Swedish Partnership for Local Governance (TUSELOG) Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    The overall objective of the TUSELOG project is to contribute to enhanced local governance in Turkey. SKL International cooperates with the Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR), with the purpose of strengthening UMT organisational capacity, lobbying/service capacity and EU integration capacity as well as to improve municipal capacity to provide services through municipal partnership networks and strengthened capacity in Turkish municipalities.

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    Countries
    Turkey
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    EUR 4 859 748
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100%
    Duration
    2011-2015
  • Support to local governments in Serbia in the EU integration process Decentralisation EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Municipal management and service delivery Ongoing Projects

    SKL International is implementing a project based on a partnership between the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to strengthened democracy, equitable and sustainable development in relation to local governance and closer ties between Serbia and EU and the purpose is to strengthen the capacity of Local Governments to respond to EU accession requirements through enhanced effectiveness of SCTM to support members´ interests and development.

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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    19 800 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    60%
    Duration
    2011-2014
  • Technical Assistance in Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman EU Integration Local and regional development Local democracy and governance Ongoing Projects

    In cooperation with SIPU International and the Danish Institute for Human Rights, SKL International is carrying out a consultancy assignment for the Danish Support to the Albanian Ombudsman project. Democratic reform is critical to Albania’s transition to rule of law and the EU has identified an effective Ombudsman as an important step towards Albanian EU candidate status. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the Albanian Ombudsman to enable more efficient service delivery of its established mandates.

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    Countries
    Albania
    Origin of founding
    Danish International Development Agency (Danida)
    Budget
    10 000 000 SEK
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    20%
    Partners / Consortium
    SIPU International, Danish Institute for Human Rights
    Duration
    2012-2015
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    Countries
    Serbia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Budget
    32 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    100 %
    Duration
    2009-2010
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    Establish institutional framework for implementation of Community Initiatives of the EU Structural Funds including: Support the preppartion of programming documents on Equal, Leader+ and Interreg III Develop and implementation of administrative set-up Enhancement of absorption capacity Description of Services provided Technical assistance to Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry

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    Countries
    Lithuania
    Origin of founding
    EU
    Budget
    800 000 EUR
    Prop. carried out by SKL International
    Approximately 70 percent
    Partners / Consortium
    Ministry of Interior, Finland
    Duration
    2003-2004
  • Preparing Bulgaria for Future ESF-type Programmes Completed Projects EU Integration Local and regional development

    The project aimed at installing capacity to manage and programme national and local implementation of the European Social Fund. The Ministry of Labour and Social Policies (MLSP), Ministry of Education and Science (MES) and the Executive Agency for Employment (EAE) were involved in the planning and implementation of the project. A system

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    Countries
    Bulgaria
    Origin of founding
    EU Phare Institutional Twinning
    Partners / Consortium
    MLSP, MES, EAE
    Duration
    2002-2004
  • Supporting associations of local authorities in the process of preparing for European Union membership Completed Projects EU Integration

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    Countries
    Estonia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2000-2001
  • Supporting Associations of Local Authorities in the Process of preparing for European Union Membership Completed Projects EU Integration

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    Countries
    Latvia
    Origin of founding
    Sida
    Duration
    2000-2001
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