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Handbook

This “Handbook for a successful project” is full of tips, warnings, factsheets and contacts. It gathers everything to help European cities and regions making their development cooperation projects a success. This handbook is available in five languages.

Handbook - for a successful project (2016) - EN
Praktischer Leitfaden - Für ein erfolgreiches Projekt (2016) - DE
Guida Pratica - Per un progetto di successo (2016) - IT
Dialogue and capacity building of local and regional authorities in EU partner countries

Several PLATFORMA partners have produced a series of studies on how to reinforce dialogue and capacity building of local and regional governments in EU partner countries. Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Eurasia, Maghreb and Mashrek are covered.

Africa - How to reinforce the relation between the EU & African LRAs (2015)
Africa - Local economic development (2015)
Asia-Pacific - Instruments & opportunities (2015)
Asia-Pacific - Local economic development (2015)
Eurasia - State of decentralisation (2015)
Eurasia - Support mechanisms available to local & regional authorities (2015)
Latin America - How to strengthen the activities of local & regional governments in public security (2015)
Latin America - How to strengthen the relationship between the EU & local governments (2015)
Maghreb - Study of legal frameworks for decentralisation (2015)
Maghreb - Study on decentralised cooperation between regional authorities (2015)
Maghreb - North South cooperation (2015)
Maghreb - Social inclusion & gender at the local level (2015)
Mashreq - Decentralisation: challenges & opportunities (2015)
Mashreq - Decentralisation: challenges & opportunities (2015)
Global & regional reports

The main objective of these studies is to provide the state of play of local government associations in EU partner countries, with the purpose to serve as a basis for future policy proposals of EU programs involving local authorities in partner countries.

Global report - Local and regional government associations
Regional report - Study of Local Authorities Associations of EU partner countries (2015)
Africa report - Study of Local Authorities Associations of EU partner countries (2015)
Asia-Pacific report - Study of Local Authorities Associations of EU partner countries (2015)
Latin America report - Study of Local Authorities Associations of EU partner countries (2015)
Middle East & West Asia report - Study of Local Authorities Associations of EU partner countries (2015)
Other publications
Development effectiveness at the local and regional level (2013)
Five years of action! (2013)
Global consultation report (2012)
Decentralised development cooperation - European perspectives (2011)