Participants in the project include partnerships between African, Latin American and Asian municipalities, and municipalities in Germany. The services we offer are available to municipalities and local authorities of any size or type.
The main actors of the expert exchange are the local authorities themselves, supported by other local actors such as councillors, civil society, municipally-owned companies and locally-based research institutions.
For each new project phase the Service Agency publishes a call for declarations of interest in taking part in the project. Only German municipalities may apply. If you would like to take part with your German partner municipality then please discuss this together with your partner. Unfortunately, municipalities that do not have a German partner cannot take part. Nonetheless, you are most welcome to get in touch with us for general advice.
The most important requirement for joining the project is your willingness together with your partner municipality to draw up a joint programme of action for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and work together on a long-term basis. Each municipality taking part signs an agreement with the Service Agency describing what inputs the Service Agency will provide and what it expects of the municipality. As well as expecting your active participation in the network meetings, international workshops and missions, we also expect different dedicated departments within your municipality, e.g. the office for international affairs, office for environmental affairs/climate change, to work together effectively with each other and with selected civil society stakeholders.