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CONNECT is looking for partners for a selection committee!

13 December 2017

Now that the CONNECT mechanism has entered its second phase (October 2017-October 2018), VNG International and PLATFORMA are ready to further professionalise different steps of the process, among which the selection process of participating municipalities.

Help us select the right municipal expertise

In the pilot phase of CONNECT, the CONNECT team was responsible for the selection of the participating municipalities, on both the demand and the supply side. In the next phase (2017-2018), we would like to test the set-up of an independent selection committee which reviews the applications which we receive. This will make the selection process even more professional and objective. Some of the PLATFORMA partners have already showcased their interest to join this committee. If you have not contacted us yet but are interested to know more, please have a look at the Terms of Reference that we have elaborated, or get in touch by emailing or

What is CONNECT?

CONNECT is a mechanism developed by PLATFORMA and VNG International. The mechanism facilitates short-term, demand-driven knowledge transfers between local and regional governments in EU partner countries and local and regional governments in Europe. The CONNECT mechanism works complementary to other existing forms of cooperation between municipalities.

CONNECT brings supply and demand together and acts as a catalyst for change. One of the mechanism’s main strenghts is its colleague-to-colleague appoach: by bringing colleagues from different municipalities together, a sphere of trust and understanding is created instantly, deriving great results.