Open call: Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) Baltic Sea Region and Eastern partnership countries

SI Academy for young professionals

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

Available for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Sweden and Ukraine.


The Swedish Institute 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 programme also aims to strengthen your individual capabilities to meet the requirements of a modern governance structure. As a SAYP participant, 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 (SI) and Swedish universities, responsible for developing and organising training modules. The modules rely on a mix of modern teaching methods with emphasis on interactivity, collaboration and problem-based learning. The training programme may include webinars, interactive lectures, small-group discussions, study visits and other learning activities allowing to deepen and practice your knowledge. 

For SAYP 2024 it is possible to apply for the following thematic modules within SAYP:   

  • Cooperation beyond Borders – Transnational Public Administration and Organizing (TPAO), Södertörn university
  • Migration and Integration: Challenges and Good Practices for the Development of Inclusive Societies,  Gothenburg university & Georgian Institute of Public Affairs
  • Perspectives on Multi-level Governance, Decentralisation & Human Rights, Lund university
  • Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic Public Administration (SeGRID), Linköping university
  • Green Transition for Low-Carbon and Resilient Societies, Lund University
  • Inclusive leadership and youth work in the Eastern Partnership, Stiftelsen Fryshuset
  • Policy Integration and Transparency Practices in a Digital Era, Halmstad University

Find out more and apply on the Swedish Institute website.