This approach will focus on the existing sustainability strategies of the participating municipalities. In cases where no integrated sustainability strategy is yet in place, other municipal strategies with links to sustainability issues will be used as a starting point. Within the partnership, the two sides will pursue expert exchange and mutual consultation on the existing strategies in order to further develop and improve their strategic orientation.
Building on this exchange of expertise, each municipal partnership will develop a joint programme or plan of action for the SDGs that will include the planning of concrete targets and measures, and the allocation of human and financial resources for their achievement. The programme of action will include measures in both municipalities that will subsequently be implemented through the partnership. The Service Agency will provide financial support for the piloting of a first joint measure.