International Training Programmes

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) together with different Swedish governmental, private and non-governmental institutions organizes International Training Programmes (ITP) on an annual basis. These programmes aim at enhancing managerial and technical skills in partner countries and cover subjects of strategic importance to economic and social development.

Special emphasis is placed on areas in which Sweden has a considerable level of expertise to offer. The programmes cover various fields, in particular, communications, energy, environmental protection, industry, health and human rights. The trainings last for three to eight weeks and are held in English. On average, the ITP is designed for a group of 20-30 people from different parts of the world.

International Training Programmes for 2017:

Enabling Local Democracy and Inclusive Urban Development through the SymbioCity Approach.

This advanced international training is developed and implemented in close cooperation between ICLD and SKL International. It is intended for urban development professionals and managers in local or regional authorities involved in planning, development and/or management of urban areas. The training programme is based on SymbioCity both as an approach and as a methodology for sustainable and inclusive urban development.

The SymbioCity Approach is characterized by community participation and stakeholder involvement, holistic and integrated urban planning and innovative solutions to urban challenges. The training is informed by innovative examples and experiences from Sweden and globally.

Professionals from Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible to apply using the online form at Participants will be selected in teams of 2-3 persons from a city or a region, with a joint challenge/problem related to urban planning which will be supported and developed into a change project throughout the training. You can find detailed information on this ITP in the brochure (link to the right of this text) and also on the website

Application deadline is October 14th 2016