Local Government Denmark

KL - Local Government Denmark is the associtation and interest organisation of the 98 Danish municipalities. All of the 98 municipalities have voluntarily decided to be a part of KL. The mission of KL is to safeguard common interests of the municipalities, assist individual municipalities with consultancy services, and ensure that the local authorities are provided with up-to-date and relevant information.

KL - Local Government Denmark as a Member Organisation

KL supports municipalities with consultancy services and information, supporting all members in delivering local service and developing local communities.


KL - Local Government Denmark as an Employers' Association

KL is the employers' association of the municipalities and negotiates on behalf of the municipalities with the unions.


KL - Local Government Denmark Protection of Interests

KL advances the interests of the municipalities in relation to the Danish parliament, the government, the central administration, the EU, professional and industrial bodies and the public.


KL - Local Government Denmark Political Organization

The distribution of political seats in the committees of KL – Executive Committee, Chairmanship, Committee of Representatives and Local Government Regional Councils – is based on the distribution of mandates in local councils.


KL - Local Government Denmark History

Danish municipalities have a longstanding tradition of uniting in communities of interest. Since 1970 KL has been the main member and interest organisation for the Danish municipalities.