Over the course of five days, between December 14-18, the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD) organised the Local Democracy Academy 2020, a place where representatives of local governments and researchers from all over the world met to share and exchange ideas. This year’s theme – Global Disruptions and Local Democracy for a Post-Covid World – generated a lot of interest, and the lessons learnt seem more pertinent than ever.
Nearly 90 researchers from 25 countries all over the world met with local policy makers and government officials in thematic and training sessions to discuss topics of common interest. The first day's open-panel discussion together with United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on "Covid 19: Lessons Learnt for Local Democracy" is now available for everyone on Youtube.
Watch it here!