Mayors' Network

Your Benefits:
Concrete Action & Sustainable Impact

LEARNING AND EXCHANGE

Members of the ACT NOW Mayors’ Network are invited to participate in:

  • international exchange conferences for networking and best practice exchange
  • field trips offering first-hand insights into local challenges and best practices
  • monthly webinars empowering local leaders and administrators to cope with current issues such as “Leading Municipalities in Times of Crisis”
  • trainings strengthening professional and personal skill sets

ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICES

Members of the ACT NOW Mayors’ Network can access our growing collection of currently over 400 best practices.
They are selected every year by a jury of 1,000 citizens in the course of The Innovation in Politics Awards.

SUPPORT WITH REALISING PROJECTS

We accompany committed municipalities in testing and implementing their chosen best practices. In a structured, carefully designed process, we create scalable prototypes ready to be put into practice.

INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION

Members of the ACT NOW Mayors’ Network gain visibility among internationally connected and proactive local leaders.

INFORMATION ABOUT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

In the case of suitable calls, we can organise a cooperation to apply jointly for funding.

WHO CAN JOIN THE ACT NOW MAYORS’ NETWORK

 As the network is a community of values, it is a necessary condition to support and believe in the network’s five principles and the willingness to take action to strengthen inclusive social cohesion.

Mayors should personally apply to join the network and they are encouraged to discuss this with their council for firm commitment.

It is important for Mayors to participate in the network activities, but being aware of the extensive responsibilities and various administrative structures and size of different municipalities/cities/districts/counties, the deputy mayor or a senior municipal (council or administrative) member can be the person representing these entities in the network and participating in its activities.

The ACT NOW Mayors Network uses English language for communication among its members, therefore, it is highly recommended that Mayors can manage in the absence of interpretation services and need to make sure that their delegates for certain tasks have sufficient language proficiency. 

Member municipalities are expected to devote one person who will be working with a specific group within the network to spearhead innovative local action in the municipality.

Join the Mayors Network

Sign the principles

The NOW Mayors’ Network is a value-based community. Therefore, it is essential to commit yourself to the following principles if you want to become a member of the Network.

IT IS ON US – WE DRIVE LOCAL CHANGE
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Network consists of local leaders who realise smart initiatives which improve life in their communities. Members of the network promote the replication of successful projects and help administrations in well thought-out action planning and implementation.

WE ARE CONNECTED ACROSS BORDERS
Many municipalities face similar objectives and challenges, so it makes sense to connect and learn from each other across borders. Exchanging knowledge helps us build on each other’s success and broadens our horizons. Everyone regardless of their social background, religion or origin can contribute to the community. We share ideas on how to create mutual acceptance among different groups and help each other promote diversity.

DIVERSITY IS OUR STRENGTH
Social cohesion is the backbone of stability and prosperity. When people feel respected and are given the opportunity to thrive, they will no longer antagonise each other but use their energy productively to serve the common good.

WE STRENGTHEN SOCIAL COHESION TO COUNTERACT POLARISATION
Young people are the main drivers of change and they are the leaders of tomorrow. We support each other and our staff to activate the potential of local youth by including them in planning and decision-making.