Deadline: 5 December 2016
The Swedish Institute is currently seeking applications for its Young Leaders Visitors Programme, leadership training within the context of working for an equal and sustainable society.
YLVP aims to support young leaders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Sweden by giving them the tools and methods they need in their work for an equal and sustainable society. YLVP is as much about personal as it is about professional development. It is about growing as a person with renewed confidence and insights, and growing as a leader with new tools, methods and perspectives.
Even though the programme focuses on networks and collaboration, one of the most fundamental tools is gaining personal insights and self-awareness as a leader, a change-maker and a person. Participants will discover how they work in a group, and how their behaviours and attitudes can be used to support the group and the process.
To apply to the Young Leaders Visitors Programme you have to:
- be an NGO leader, legal worker, journalist, social worker, cultural worker, social entrepreneur, civil servant, youth politician or in another type of leadership role
- work actively for democracy, sustainability, diversity and/or human rights
- be between 22 and 32 years old (at the start of the programme)
- have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English
- be a citizen of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia or Yemen.
- Call for application opens: 4 November 2016
- Deadline for application: 5 December 2016
- Skype or Google Hangouts interviews: 23–31 January 2017
- Selected participants of YLVP 2016 will be informed by: 20 February 2017
- YLVP 2017 Module 1 in Sweden: 8–26 May 2017
- YLVP 2017 Module 2 (location to be confirmed): 14–20 October 2017
How to Apply
Applicants who submit a complete application will be considered for the programme. A complete application consists of:
- a completed application form in English, including your contact details and the contact details of two reference persons;
- an updated CV in English;
- a letter of recommendation (no more than 500 words) from a person who knows your work in the areas of democracy or human rights. The letter should specifically motivate your participation in the programme with reference to the YLVP criteria; the letter should preferably be in English but could also be submitted in French or Arabic; and
- a photo (not compulsory).
For more information, please visit YLVP 2017.