The Swedish Institute (SI) Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a two-week intense training programme held in Sweden at Malmö University, developed to build awareness, capacity and resilience in the practice of governance in the countries in the Western Balkan region. The programme will be held at Malmö University between August 3-14, 2020.
At the same time the focus of SAYP is to strengthen young professionals and their individual capabilities to meet the requirement of a modern governance structure. The participants will also be able to expand their own contact networks and share ideas, experiences and challenges.
Sustainable Public Management aims to strengthen young professionals in their work to create a more transparent, resilient and efficient public administration.
Who can apply?
We welcome applications from young professionals from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Sweden:
Public servants (non-political civil servants at local, regional or central level)
Policymakers (politicians, government officials, employees of political parties)
Civil society workers (CSO/NGO volunteers/employees)
A general requirement for any applicant is a good command of the English language (the degree of proficiency should be specified in the application) and a relevant education, consisting of at least three years of previous studies.
After finishing the course, the participant shall be able to:
Discuss and understand the values of sustainable public management, especially concerning the role of management in governance structures and in promoting change
Make relevant value judgements within the public sphere, such as equality, transparency and public ethos
Formulate a project aimed at cross-sectoral collaboration and social- and public innovation within set timeframes and, as a part of a team, prepare and present this project
Actively use one´s specific skills and knowledge to contribute to a process of mutual learning
Discuss effects of bad governance and present practices of how bad governance can be countered
How to apply
Apply to the Swedish Institute Summer Academy for Young Professionals 2020 Western Balkan programme.
Application period: February 11 – March 11 2020.
Find the application here.
For more information click here.