Swedish institute summer academy for young professionals 2020

Are you 35 years old or younger, and interested in building networks and increasing your knowledge of transparent, efficient and resilient public administration? Do you currently work with public administration, in politics or within the civil society? Apply today for SAYP 2020!

The Swedish Institute is pleased to welcome applications to SAYP 2020 from public servants, policymakers and civil society workers in Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Sweden and Ukraine.

Programme outline
SAYP is a leadership and training programme developed to build awareness, capacity and resilience in the practice of governance in countries of the Baltic Sea region and the EU Eastern Partnership. The programme attempts to strengthen young professionals and their individual capabilities to participate in the process of developing a more sustainable governance structure.

Participation in SAYP starts with a thematic module (usually some 30 participants, and about two weeks in duration), which is free of charge and includes food, accommodation and flight tickets. The module is focused on network-building, experience-sharing and development of new knowledge and understanding on how transparency, openness and creativity may be used to improve the governing of our societies. The module is an interactive meeting place where hands-on experiences, questions and challenges from different countries are discussed in lectures, seminars, workshops and study visits.

Afterwards, SAYP participants are welcome to join in follow-ups and thematic workshops as fellows of the Swedish Institute Alumni Network – a vast professional and global contact network meant to keep building good practices and mutual learning processes for a sustainable future. SAYP alumni also enjoy the possibility to apply for micro grants to build their own activities, and use peer shadowing mobility for tailor-made expert visits abroad.

How to apply?

1) Read more about each of the thematic modules offered in SAYP 2020 at the Swedish Institute website.
2) Complete your application with the following enclosures:
  • Personal motivation letter (SI template required)
  • CV (Europass template required)
  • Reference letter (SI template recommended)
  • English language certificate, min. B2-level (SI template available)
3) Apply for participation to the module of your interest, directly to the respective module organizer, by 11 March at the latest.

Contacts at the Swedish Institute

Hridi Karim, hridi.karim@si.se
Project Manager
Markus Boman, markus.boman@si.se
Programme Manager
Swedish Institute
Virkesvägen 2, 120 30 Stockholm
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