Deadline: 19 February 2017
The Swedish Institute (SI) is inviting young professionals for its Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) 2017 with an aim to strengthen young professionals and their individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure.
The SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a training programme developed to build awareness, capacity and resilience in the practice of governance in the Baltic Sea region and the countries in the EU Eastern Partnership.
- Sustainable Public Management at Malmö University, 12-23 June.
- Sustainable e-Governance for Resilient and Innovative Democratic public administration (SeGRID) at Linköpings University, 7-18 August.
- Perspectives on Multi-level Governance, Decentralisation & Human Rights at Lunds university, 14-25 August.
- Participation in the programme is offered free of charge and includes, meals, accommodation and travel expenses to Sweden.
- Some minor expenses may be expected during the stay in Sweden, depending on what the participants choose to do in their spare time and during the free days in the weekend.
- The programme is targeted primarily at young professionals (up to 35 years old) already employed in the state structures, working with development of policy and measures to create a more transparent, resilient and efficient public administration. But SAYP has a cross-sectoral ambition and also welcome participants from other parts of the society, if the thematic focus of the module is relevant for the candidate’s professional development, and to the work at his/her home organisation.
- The programme are focusing on young professionals from these groups:
- Policymakers (politicians, government officials, employees of political parties)
- Public servants (non-political civil servants working at government agencies)
- Civil society workers (CSO/NGO volunteers/employees)
- A general requirement for any applicant is a good command of English language and a relevant education, consisting of at least three years of previous studies. Previous participants of SAYP are not eligible to apply.
- Eligible countries: Citizens of below mentioned countries up to 35 years old may apply to SAYP. Young professionals employed in any of the below mentioned countries but with a citizenship of another country in the Baltic Sea region are also qualified to apply. Young professionals currently not working in any of the eligible countries according to the above cannot apply.
How to Apply
The application is made electronically, using the SI online application portal.
For more information, please visit SAYP 2017.