CONNECT is looking for municipal expertise for Sri Lanka and Moldova [DEADLINE 15 July 2018]

1 May 2018

The CONNECT team is happy to present to you two new opportunities for learning and exchange from colleagues: one in Moldova and one in Sri Lanka. [DEADLINE 15 July]

In Moldova, 6 municipalities are looking for your expertise in the field of waste management, in Sri Lanka, the group of participants is looking for knowledge and experience with municipal policy making processes.

How can you help?

You will find the applications from both countries, as well as application forms for specialists from European municipalities/regions here.


CONNECT acts as a catalyst for change by bringing demand together with supply. The colleague-to-colleague approach generates immediate trust and understanding – and great results. For a short introduction to the CONNECT mechanism, please watch this video and check

You get a different perspective on how to address and tackle issues in service delivery for local
governments” – Sigrún Arnadóttir, Mayor of Sandgerdi, Iceland

CONNECT’s added value

The PLATFORMA network has years of experience with exchanges among municipal colleagues, and with great success. CONNECT complements existing forms of decentralised cooperation. The short-term exchanges are a good entry point into decentralised cooperation – and a first step towards new partnerships. They are also great learning experiences for the European participants, as demonstrated by last years’ exchanges in Colombia, Cambodia and Ghana.

Keep in mind

An application by a municipality does not guarantee a CONNECT exchange. Municipalities must respond with a feasible approach, aligned with the needs and context of the municipalities in Uganda and Burkina Faso. CONNECT’s selection committee will then try to create a good match with the requesting municipalities.

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