Day two provided space for the relevant groups to continue their discussions separately. According to one participant, everyone saw this as very productive: 'Forming homogeneous discussion groups (municipalities, integrated experts) appears to have been particularly successful, in conjunction with the subsequent plenary debate.'
Participants voiced strong support for regular network meetings, and identified topics on which future dialogue could be based. In particular, participants said they would like to see the municipalities from the South taking part. This continuous and close networking was also considered desirable in light of the fact that further municipal partnerships have already applied for the assignment of an integrated expert.