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Sustainable Public Management

Baltic Sea and Eastern Europe 

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 Baltic Sea region and the EU Eastern Partnership. 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 be also be able to expand their own contact networks and share ideas, experiences and challenges.

The programme includes possibilities to participate in follow-ups and thematic workshops afterwards, 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 participants in 2015.

SAYP participants 2015. Photo: Aline Lessner

We welcome applications from young professionals from Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia:

  • Public servants (non-political civil servants working at government agencies)
  • 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.

The programme will be held at Malmö University June 10 - 21, 2019, and will consist of two parallel tracks. The first track is structured thematically and will cover topics such as: public management, governance, transparency, leadership, gender equality and public ethics. Each topic is introduced by a short lecture, followed-up by a group seminar, and completed with a practically oriented seminar with representatives from a Swedish governmental agency. The second track is oriented towards project management and group-work.Specific focus will be directed towards cross-sector collaboration and social- and public innovation.

Through the course each student will participate in a multinational  group exercise working with specific tasks in order to facilitate mutual learning processes.At the end of the course groups will deliver a presentation. The group work will be facilitated by a series of lectures on project management.

After finishing the course, the participants 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
  • Use their 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
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