How it works

How does CONNECT work?

1

Request
expertise

2

Define objectives
and activities

3

Search for
municipal
partners

4

Meet your
colleagues

Exchange your
know-how

5

Evaluate
and learn

6

Get
CONNECTed

Step 1, 2 & 3

It all starts with an application. Once this has been validated, CONNECT seeks municipal colleagues in Europe and beyond: people with the right experience and knowledge for the job. CONNECT carefully matches local and regional elected officials and their expertise – then arranges the exchange.

Step 4 & 5

The exchange can take the form of:

  • Colleague-to-colleague assignments
  • Round table export meetings
  • Temp work placement
  • Group exposure visits

Step 6

CONNECT continues working after the match has been made – monitoring and evaluating the actions taken before, during and after the exchange. This all leads to concrete solutions, new ideas and valuable connections.

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The impact of connect

To increase the impact of CONNECT, local and regional government associations are involved in all exchanges. They can participate in events, and share the lessons learnt – either with local and regional governments, the central government or the international donor community. CONNECT also documents best practices, so that others can benefit too.

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