Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era

Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era is part of The Swedish Institute (SI) Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP). Participation in the Academy is free of charge and include meals, accommodation and travel. The module is a two-week intense training programme held online and led by researchers and teachers from Halmstad University. It is developed to strengthen knowledge and capacity in the practice of collaborate governance in the digital era in the Western Balkan region.

The program will cover all your costs for the on-campus week in Sweden, including traveling from your home country, accomodation, meals, local transportations in Halmstad and social events. Do not hesitate to apply now!

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Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era

Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era is funded by the Swedish Institute as a part of the SI Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP).

SAYP is a training programme organised by Swedish universities and aimed at young policymakers, public servants and civil society actors from selected countries in the Baltic Sea Region, the EU’s Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans. The purpose of the programme is to serve as a platform for sharing experience, building knowledge and networking around public governance issues. The programme is designed to strengthen participants’ ability to lead the change in their regions.

Who can apply?

You can apply to SAYP if you:

  • Are a citizen of and currently working in one of the following countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia
  • Have good command of English language
  • Have a relevant higher education (at least three years)
  • 35 years or younger (born 1987)
  • 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 public organisations)
    3. Civil society workers (CSO/NGO employees)

 "Lecturers from Halmstad University have been very dedicated and open in sharing their experiences. I really appreciated discussions on updated topics and project preparation with the group."

Zelfije Osmani, alumni from 2021

How to apply

The module is open for applicants with experience of working for or interacting with public administration in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia). Applicants must be under the age of 35.

Participation in the Academy is free of charge.


Application period for 2022 is closed.

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In 2022, Colloborative Governance in a Digital Era will take place one week online and one week on campus in Halmstad. In 2021 the entire module was online.