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Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP)

Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP)

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Applications are open for Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) Western Balkans. The Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a training program developed to build awareness, capacity and resilience in the practice of governance. Are you a young professional in Western Balkans and want to deepen your knowledge about modern sustainable governance? This is the program for you.


The Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute (SI) and Swedish universities, responsible for developing and organizing training modules. The modules rely on a mix of modern teaching methods with emphasis on interactivity, collaboration and problem-based learning. The training program may include webinars, interactive lectures, small-group discussions, study visits and other learning activities allowing to deepen and practice your knowledge. This year, it is possible to apply for the following thematic modules within SAYP:

  • Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era, Halmstad University.
  • Innovation Ecosystems & Entrepreneurship, Lund University .
  • Migration and Integration in the Western Balkans: International Perspectives on Policy and Administrative Challenges for the Development of Inclusive Societies, Gothenburg University & Georgian Institute of Public Affairs .
  • Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative.
  • Democratic Public Administration, Linköping University.
  • Sustainable Public Management, Malmö University .

Benefits and Outcomes

The Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (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.


  • Citizens of and currently working in one of the following countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia.
  • Good command of the English language.
  • A relevant higher education (at least three years).
  • 35 years or younger (born 1986).
  • Employed in one of the following groups: Policymakers (politicians, government officials, employees of political parties); Public servants (non-political civil servants working at public organizations) and Civil society workers (CSO/NGO employees)

More Information Here


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline22 March,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerSwedish Institute



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