When is IMC relevant?
What are the different areas of IMC?
What are the benefits of IMC?
How many municipal functions can be performed under IMC?
How many municipalities can be involved in IMC?
What are the different possible legislative contexts for IMC?
What are the most common legal forms of IMC in Western Europe?
How is IMC financed?
What are the potential negative side effects of IMC?
The need for IMC in Central and Eastern Europe
Obstacles to IMC in Central and Eastern Europe
The need for a national policy to promote IMC
Financial incentives for IMC
Capacity building and expert assistance
Information and knowledge management
Step 1 - Identify needs and opportunities
Step 2 - Identify partners and possible areas of cooperation
Step 3 - Analyze the legal environment
Step 4 - Conduct a feasibility study
Step 5 - Decide on areas of cooperation
Step 6 - Build awareness and support
Step 7 - Establish a joint Task Force
Step 8 - Identify the best legal form
Step 9 - Agree on the financing of IMC
Step 10 - Negotiate agreements/contracts/statutes
Step 11 - Establish management and/or representative structures
Step 12 – Ensure continuous monitoring and assessment
Step 13 – Ensure continuous and effective communication
Step 14 - Conduct thorough evaluations
By service area
By number of service areas
By number of municipalities
By legal form
Contract and statute samples
Council of Europe
Local Governance and Public Service Reform Initiative
KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research
Platform "Verwaltungskooperation" (IMC in German)
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Add a municipality
What links here
From Municipal Cooperation
guide consists of three main chapters:
Further resources from the guide are:
Inter-municipal cooperation (introduction)
Lists of Boxes
Lists of Tables
Lists of Charts
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