Summer Academy for Young Professionals in Sweden

Deadline: 3 August 2014
Open to: young professionals between 22-35 years from Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
Venue: 22 September – 3 October 2014 at Lund University in Sweden


The Summer Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is a two-week intense training programme developed to build awareness, capacity and resilience in the practice of governance in the countries included in 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. In the SAYP, the participants will also expand their own contact networks and share ideas, experiences and challenges. The programme also 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.


The programme is targeted primarily at young professionals between 22-35 years old already employed in the state structures, working with development of policy and measures to create a more transparent, resilient and efficient public administration and desirably work within financial management/control and audit services. Although focusing on mainly young professionals, SAYP also targets students on the master’s level who have a major in political sciences, public administration, journalism or economics.

A general requirement for any applicant is a good command of English and a relevant education, consisting of at least three years of previous studies.


Participation in the programme is  free of charge and includes, meals, accommodation and travel expenses to Sweden. Participation in the local follow-up workshops will be also covered by the Swedish Institute.


Apply using the SI online application portal and attach the necessary documents:

  • Motivation letter;
  • CV in the Europass format of maximum 3 pages;
  • Letter of Reference;
  • Case/project outline describing an identified problem/challenge (or possibility for improvement) that you, together with your home organization have identified as important to address. It is recommended that the case is developed in collaboration between you and your closest head/director (if you are a professional) or academic supervisor (if you are a student). The case cannot exceed 2 pages in total, and must be prepared according to the instructions.

The deadline for the submitting of applications is 3 August 2014.

For further information, please visit the official website.

One thought on “Summer Academy for Young Professionals in Sweden

  1. hello dear friends

    I am a president of international European youth organization from Tbilisi,Georgia and we are very interest to come with my group and participate in this project, please do you have available places for us?
    I am waiting your answer

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