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SI Summer Academy 2020 in Sweden [Fully Funded]

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Call for the applications for the SI Summer Academy 2020 in Sweden. The Swedish Institute Summer Academy is a fully-funded leadership program developed to build new networks, knowledge, and practices for increased transparency, efficiency, and resilience in public administration. 

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There are four different modules and the duration of each module is two-weeks. The SI training program will be held during the period of May – October. The programme also aims to strengthen you and your individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure. As a participant of SAYP, you will be able to expand your own contact networks and share ideas, experiences, and challenges with other like-minded professionals. 

The SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a training program developed to build new networks, knowledge, and practices for increased transparency, efficiency, and resilience in public administration. The program also aims to strengthen you and your individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure. As a participant of SAYP, you will be able to expand your own contact networks and share ideas, experiences, and challenges with other like-minded professionals. 

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SI Summer Academy 2020:

Host Country:

  • Sweden

Financial Support:

  • Participation in SAYP is free of charge and includes meals, accommodation, and travel.

Summer Academy Benefits:

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SAYP will give you:

  • Opportunity to develop your professional skills
  • Tools to apply in your own organizations and local contexts
  • Knowledge within sustainable modern governance
  • Experience of cross-sectorial work environment
  • Personal and professional network
  • Lifelong membership in the SI Alumni Network
  • Exclusive access to Peer Shadowing and other tools for continued learning

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Summer Academy Overview:

The SI Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a training programme developed to build new networks, knowledge, and practices for increased transparency, efficiency and resilience in public administration. The program also aims to strengthen you and your individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure. As a participant of SAYP, you will be able to expand your own contact networks and share ideas, experiences, and challenges with other like-minded professionals. 

SAYP is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute and Swedish universities. The specific topics of the SAYP modules may vary from year to year. Topics this year are:

  • Perspectives on Multi-level Governance, Decentralisation & Human Rights
  • Migration and Integration in the Eastern Partnership and the Baltic Sea Region
  • Sustainable Public Management
  • Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic public administration (SeGRID)
  • Transnational Public Administration and Organizing

Check here the list of Summer Programs in 2020 – Fully-Funded/Paid

Eligibility Criteria:

You can apply if you are:

  • Citizen of and currently working in one of the selected countries
  • Have a good command of the English language
  • Have a relevant higher education (at least three years)
  • 35 years or younger (born 1985- )
  • Employed in one of the following groups:
    1. Policymakers (politicians, government officials, employees of political parties)
    2. Public servants (non-political civil servants working at government agencies)
    3. Civil society workers (CSO/NGO employees)

Eligible Regions:

  •  Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Sweden, Ukraine

Supporting Documents:

Your application must contain the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter according to the SI template.
    Motivation letters in any other templates or formats are NOT valid. Make sure to read the questions in the Motivation Letter thoroughly and be specific and personal in your reasoning. Without exception, answers may not exceed the allowed number of characters (letters and spaces) for each question.
  2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) in the Europass format of a maximum of 3 pages.
    A CV submitted in any other format than the Europass is NOT valid. Additional pages will be disregarded.
  3. Letter of Reference.
    It is recommended to use the SI template.
    Remember that a letter of reference that is not signed is NOT valid. Only one letter of reference is required.
  4. English language certificate.
  • To participate in SAYP 2020 we will require at least English 6 or Independent User B2 (on average) according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. This must be verified in one out of three ways mentioned here:
  • If you have completed a master’s- or PhD degree in English, you may use the diploma as a certificate.
  • If you have other certificates that can prove your level of English, this will be also be accepted. It should include contact details to certifying authority. Your certificate should be issued no later than 5 years ago.
  • If you do not have an English language certificate, kindly prepare the SI template to be submitted with your application. An English language teacher or other professionals who have studied the English language (higher education),  may evaluate your language proficiency and sign the template.

How to Apply for Swedish Institute Training Program?

In order to apply for a SAYP module – kindly send a complete application to the hosting university. If you want to apply to more than one SAYP module – make sure to send a completed application to each university. Although it is possible to apply to all modules – kindly keep in mind you may only attend one. We recommend you to apply for not more than two modules that correspond to your interest and professional role.

In the motivation letter, you should mention which modules you are interested in, and in which priority. Cross-checks will be made before the final selection.

Application Deadline:

  • The last date to apply for the SI Summer Academy 2020 is 11 March 2020.

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