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FutureCityLeaders Initiative

ICLEI's Global Network of Young Municipal Leaders

The FutureCityLeaders Initiative is a global network and capacity building program for young elected municipal leaders interested in urban sustainability.

Sharing best practices and working together across boarders leaders in the Initiative can collaborate and be inspired to achieve their goals together.

Through this Initiative ICLEI is connecting and empowering the next generation of local decision makers to realize tangible local action for global sustainability.

Who can be involved (click icons below):

Who can participate?
ICLEI’s FutureCityLeaders initiative aims to select young municipal leaders to participate in our global network. Selection criteria for participants include:
  • hold an elected office in a local government
  • be committed to make their city more sustainable
  • be under 40 years of age

    Contact us
    FutureCityLeaders Team

    ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
    ICLEI World Secretariat
    Tel: +49 (0) 228/ 976299-91
    Email: future.city.leaders@iclei.org
     Mona Ludigkeit > Project Officer

    Benefits of joining

    Global Network

    Being part of a global network of young elected leaders

    “ICLEI helps me to network and make true my ambitious dream to win sustainability challenges - not just in Lahti Region and Finland - but globally.”
    Eero Vainio, City Councilor
    City of Lahti, Finland

    International Events

    The opportunity of personally presenting their municipalities on a global platform and networking at high level sustainability events.

    “Attending international events as a FutureCityLeader has helped me gather priceless information and new connections I would otherwise not have.”
    Dominic Frongillo, Councilor
    Town of Caroline, USA

    Sharing Best Practices

    Access to ICLEI's exclusive ConnectingLeaders Network to share best practice with other municipalities.

    "I'm participating in FutureCityLeaders because I think there is much to be learnt from other young people holding office in other cities around the world.”
    Jinty MacTavish, City Councilor
    Dunedin City Council, New Zealand