Memberships in International Organisations

The City of Stockholm’s involvement in international organisations and networks gives elected representatives and employees opportunities to meet their counterparts in other cities. 

It also generates project based cooperation and exchange of knowledge, experiences and best practice models. Membership of organisations and networks are valuable platforms for the City’s international commitments.


Each administration and municipal company within the City is responsible for prioritizing their own international memberships. There are also networks and organisations which cover several administrations, where the administrations and companies are only responsible for their area of expertise.

The responsibility of the coordination of the City’s membership of these organisations and networks lies centrally within the City. The prioritized memberships are regularly reviewed to correspond with the City’s overall priorities.


EUROCITIES is an organisation which enables Stockholm to influence EU policy work, participate in EU-projects and to promote the City in Europe. The City of Stockholm is a member since 1995 and the Mayor of Stockholm, Anna König Jerlmyr, is the President of the organisation.

OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth in Cities Initiative

The OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth initiative, a key pillar of the OECD Inclusive Growth initiative, is a coalition of mayors from around the world who have made inclusive growth a central policy priority. The initiative aims to elevate the role of cities in national and global agendas to achieve more inclusive outcomes for people and places; to provide city leaders and decision-makers with the evidence to support effective concrete actions; and to provide a platform to share solutions for addressing inequalities with peer cities. The OECD launched the Champion Mayors coalition in March 2016 in New York. 
OECD Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth in Cities Initiative

CNCA – Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance is a collaboration of leading global cities working to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-100% by 2050 or sooner — the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken anywhere by any city. The Alliance aims to address what it will take for leading international cities to achieve these deep emissions reductions and how they can work together to meet their respective goals more efficiently and effectively. The City of Stockholm became a member in 2015.

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C40 Climate Leadership Group

C40 is a network of large cities committed to tackling climate change in line with the commitments made in the Paris Agreement at the COP21. Cities play a crucial role in fighting climate change. By fostering a sense of shared purpose, the C40 network offers cities an effective forum in which to work together, share information and demonstrate leadership. The City of Stockholm, a C40 member since 2007, is an Innovator city within the network.

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

With more than 1500 members, covering 25 % of the global urban population, ICLEI is one of the largest global networks working to enhance sustainability in cities, towns and regions. The network constitutes a platform for knowledge sharing and cooperation between its members. Stockholm is a member of ICLEI since the mid-nineties.


The European Coalition of Cities against Racism, ECCAR, is an initiative launched by UNESCO in 2004 to establish a network of cities interested in sharing experiences in order to improve their policies to fight racism, discrimination and xenophobia.121 municipalities from 24 countries of Europe have joined this initiative since its inception. The network adopted a "Ten-Point-Plan of Action" in order to take into account the special conditions and priorities of different regions of the world, further regional coalitions have been established in the two following years and worked out their own action plans.The objective of ECCAR has been to establish a network of cities committed to sharing experiences in order to improve their policies to fight racism and all forms of discrimination.The City of Stockholm became a member in 2015.

Strong Cities Network

Launched at the United Nations in September 2015, the Strong Cities Network (SCN) is the first ever global network of mayors, municipal-level policy makers and practitioners united in building social cohesion and community resilience to counter violent extremism in all its forms. Led by ISD (Institute for Strategic Dialogue) and comprised of more than 100 cities, the SCN builds collaboration between mayors, political actors and frontline teams to tackle polarisation, hate and violence in local communities in every major global region. The network catalyses, inspires and multiplies community-centric approaches and action to counter violent extremism through peer learning and expert training. It operates with a set of fundamental principles, agreed by all members, that protect and promote human rights and civil liberties in all aspects of its work to prevent violent extremism. The City of Stockholm became a member in 2015.
Strong Cities Network