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.
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.