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LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin – 5 May

Polling day is here at last! Today, voters are heading to the polls to elect over 6,000 local representatives across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our latest bulletin with Vuelio fills you in on all the latest news and updates as we get closer to the final results.

England & Wales, Scotland

Happy Holidays from LGIU

Happy holidays! How local governments around the world sharing festive cheer.


Global Local: 2021 in Recap

At the end of our first year of Global Local, we recap the challenges shared and lessons highlighted.


LGIU Scotland Annual Review 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we take a look back over the past 12 months and share some of the highlights of LGIU Scotland’s year with you.


Annual Review 2021

As the year draws to a close we look back at the highlights from LGIU’s work in our annual review of 2021.

England & Wales

Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

Local government’s role in the epidemic of violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Report: Exploring Economic and Enterprise Opportunities from Climate Action

This report by LGIU for the Eastern and Midlands Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in Ireland utilises international case study work to explore the economic opportunities of climate action at a local level across the global stage,  drawing out practical lessons for local adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Global, Ireland