The ACT NOW Mayors’ Network
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Network is a community of like-minded local leaders from locations in the Middle East through to Northern Europe. Many municipalities are facing similar challenges, therefore our activities foster hands-on mutual support and best practice exchange to bring about concrete local action.
Our five principles
IT IS ON US – WE DRIVE LOCAL CHANGE
WE ARE CONNECTED ACROSS BORDERS
DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH
WE STRENGTHEN SOCIAL COHESION TO COUNTERACT POLARISATION
WE INVOLVE YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE
HOW TO JOIN THE NETWORK
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Network is always open for local leaders who share our principles and are committed to driving local action. A variety of benefits are waiting for you: Invitations to conferences, field trips and webinars for learning and exchange; access to international best practices and support for realising innovative projects.
We drive local Action
Our carefully selected collection of Best Practices covers a broad range of local solutions. We identify the ones which are most relevant to specific members based on their individual needs and develop best practice prototypes as a tool for adapting and later on implementing best practices to different local contexts. The result is a holistic process which allows municipalities to successfully plan, implement and monitor local action. To support this process, municipalities can also apply to hold an ACT NOW Local Change Lab in their municipality.
Learn more about projects implemented by members of the ACT NOW Mayors’ Network:
Accessible municipal housing in the city centre meets the needs of senior citizens, allowing them to vacate their former family residences, which have become oversized and impractical for them.
Weekly, organised meetings in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria, give young people a voice, and let them discuss and bring ideas to the local Municipality.
Field Trips & Workshops
Every year we organise field trips to our network members in Europe, the Balkans or the MENAT region. Participants gain first-hand insights into local challenges and best practice and have the opportunity to strengthen their professional and personal skill sets in on-site workshops and training sessions.
This is a challenging time for communities and their local leaders. The consequences of climate change, digitalisation, financial constraints and the recovery from the pandemic require transformation on the local level.
The webinars of the ACT NOW Mayor’ Network are designed to inspire local leaders to lead the change and create sustainable action in their respective communities. Therefore, we explore visionary ideas, future-proof concepts and context-sensitive practices in order to provide the participants with theoretical knowledge and hands-on learnings.
The webinars are open for everyone who has a stake in the realisation of the local transformation and how innovative practices can support this process.
Learnings from City and Business Leaders who Drive Sustainability
Understanding, Reducing and Preparing for Risk from a Multi-Hazard Perspective
The Key to Cultivate Cooperation and Participation.
Tips, Tricks and Secrets of Participatory Urban Development
Learning from the present and preparing for the future
Who is supporting you and who is not?
Mayors manage COVID‑19
Mayors and local decision-makers are currently under pressure to take swift action. This involves medical and healthcare related measures to protect the public, but also ensuring that there is cohesion within communities and people are pulling together. We are therefore collecting videos and reports from members and friends of the ACT NOW Mayors’ Network. Under the hashtag #mayorsmanageCOVID we intend to share experiences, learnings, knowledge and creative approaches.