Registration is open now for the Metropolis Diploma in Internationalization for Local Authorities

Get the skills to further your career in international affairs

Urban leadership is about giving a city’s people the best possible quality of life: safety, a healthy environment, economic opportunity, and a rich culture and identity. Local conditions define a city’s health, and the wellbeing of its inhabitants.

But cities are no longer purely local spaces, and in a globalized world, international concerns have gained important space within the institutional, political, and territorial objectives of local administrations.

International action is no longer a luxury, but should be a fast-developing core policy for city governments that want to shape and cocreate the global futures that will determine the prospects of their cities and citizens.

That's why Metropolis, with the support of Barcelona City Council and in partnership with the University of Melbourne, offers accredited executive training in Internationalization for Local Authorities—providing participants with the tools and knowledge to foster international action in their territory.

Hosted in Barcelona, one of the world’s truly international cities, the Autumn school will give participants the opportunity to take advantage of the Metropolis global network of over 150 cities & 40 years' experience at the service of local authorities, along with the academic expertise of its partners. Participants will gain hands-on knowledge with practical sessions on internationalization skills, taught content from industry experts, and valuable networking opportunities. 

Find out more, download the course catalogue and register your interest!