Apply before 1 April 2022: Join the Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP)

Young policymakers, public servants and civil society actors from the Baltic Sea Region, the EU’s Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkan are welcome to join the Swedish Institute for Young Professionals (SAYP) ‘Perspectives on Multi-level Governance, Decentralisation & Human Rights.’ 

Organised in collaboration with the Lund University Commissioned Education (LUCE), Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM), and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), the SAYP gives the participants the opportunity to learn about the role of public administration in protecting human rights, the rule of law, and democracy. This platform also provides the participants with the chance to share their experiences and exchange knowledge with one another, as well as the opportunity to network. 

Read about our SAYP programme organised last year. 

The SAYP programmes consists of two modules: one focusing on the Western Balkans and the other focusing on the Baltic Sea Region, as well as the Eastern Partnership Region. 

Please note that this year’s applicants do not need to currently reside in their country of citizenship in order to apply to the programme. 

Module for the Western Balkans: 

This module consists of two parts: a preparatory module with independent readings and tasks online in 1-2 June, followed by a two-week in-person course from 14-23 June in Lund, Sweden. 

Target countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia 

Application deadline: 1 April 2022 

Module for the Baltic Sea/ Eastern Partnership Region: 

This module consists of two parts: a preparatory module with independent readings and tasks online on 1-2 June 2022, followed by a two-week in-person course in Lund from the 21 June -1 July 2022. 

Target countries: Armenia, Belarus (more information below), Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Sweden, and Ukraine 

Application deadline: 1 April 2022 

Considering the current situation in Belarus, the Swedish Institute took the decision that, as of 1 October 2020, financial support will not be provided to Belarussian state employees for on-site activities within SAYP. In consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Belarus’ active cooperation in it, it is no longer possible for state employees from Belarus to participate in the online activities within SAYP either. 

Read more information on application requirements here. 

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