Call for themes 2022 / 2023

Extension of the application deadline until 15 July 2022 -Connective Cities is looking for new themes for international dialogue events in Germany in 2022 and 2023.

Connective Cities is looking for new themes for international dialogue events in Germany in 2022 and 2023. German municipalities and municipal companies are invited to submit a thematic proposal to host a dialogue event.

The call offers municipal actors from Germany the opportunity to set their own themes for the exchange with cities from developing and emerging countries, to initiate new networks and to position themselves as host cities in an international dialogue process. Connective Cities will be responsible for organizing and financing the event, including meeting costs for participants and traveling expenses for the active German participating municipalities presenting a good practice.

Existing international contacts can be activated and Connective Cities supports the mobilisation of a technically relevant and international group of participants.


Thematic proposals for a dialogue event should fit within the thematic clusters of the Connective Cities project: municipal services, integrated urban development, good urban governance or local economic development. An important criteria in the assessment of submissions is the relevance of the themes for municipal actors in Germany and for cities in developing and emerging countries.

Who can apply?

German municipalities and municipal companies can apply to benefit from the exchange with urban actors from emerging and developing countries, but also from industrialized countries. The inclusion of actors from science, civil society and industry is also very welcome.

The application form can be found (in German) on the German site. Applications should be submitted by 15 July 2022 to sina.webber(at) and thiago.garcia(at) 

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