Exchange and development programmes

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The Swedish Institute promotes international exchange within the areas of culture, education, research, society as well as areas regarding international experiences and media.

Our programmes aim to develop active and lasting networks and mutual learning processes through meetings, education and cultural experiences. They simultaneously aim to strengthen openness and democratic structures. The programmes primarily focus on the areas of gender equality, sustainability, democracy, children’s rights and freedom of expression.

Creative Force

The Creative Force programme gives grants to international partnerships which aim to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights. Funding is available for projects which work with either culture or the media as a tool to bring about change in a number of target countries. Find out more about Creative Force.

Baltic Sea Region project funding

The Swedish Institute actively supports regional development in the Baltic Sea Region in different ways. We award project funding to Swedish state organisations and agencies, including universities and colleges, municipalities, regional councils and county councils, as well as business trade organisations and non-governmental organisations. The funding is intended to make it easier for agents of different countries and organisations to create collaborative projects in the Baltic Sea region. Find out more about Baltic Sea Region project funding.

Swedish Institute Management Programme

The Swedish Institute Management Programmes aim to establish a global network of leaders with a strong interest in sustainable businesses and responsible leadership from Africa, Asia and Northern Europe. Learn more about the Swedish Institute Management Programme.

She Entrepreneurs

She Entrepreneurs is a leadership programme for young emerging women social entrepreneurs in the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. The programme aims to give the participants innovative tools for sustainable change while seeking to create an active network of women change-makers. Learn more about She Entrepreneurs.

Young Leaders Visitors Programme

The Swedish Institute’s Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is an intercultural leadership programme that aims to lay a foundation for dialogue and knowledge sharing among young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. The YLVP is designed to provide the participants with new skills, broadened networks and innovative tools to strengthen their work to drive social change in their respective contexts. Learn more about YLVP.

Young Connectors of the Future Programme

Young Connectors of the Future Programme (YCF) is a leadership programme inviting young leaders from selected countries in South Asia who are actively working for social change in their respective contexts. The programme combines intercultural leadership training with theory and practice in the fields of transparency, democracy and human rights. Learn more about the Young Connectors of the Future Programme.

Swedish Institute Visitors Programme

SI arranges visitors programmes for experts in cooperation with Swedish missions abroad. Read more about the Swedish Institute Visitors Programme.

Baltic Leadership Programme

Baltic Leadership Programme is a training programme designed to develop the Baltic Sea region. It brings together future leaders and gives them the tools they need to create successful international partnerships. The programme offers a unique combination of theory and practice, with a focus on project development and leadership.  Among the areas dealt with in the programme are civil security, maritime safety, clean shipping and healthcare. Learn more about the Baltic Leadership Programme.

Baltic Executive Programme

The Baltic Executive Programme is a leadership programme designed to tackle the ever more pressing question of how to unleash the full potential of transnational cooperation. The programme targets executives within local and regional government in the Baltic Sea Region: elected politicians, directors, strategists and senior planners with an established track record and/or genuine interest in Baltic Sea Region cooperation. Focus is on the values and synergies in transnational cooperation, and how transnational projects and networks can be strategically used for the long-term benefit of the home organisation as well as the local and regional development. Learn more about the Baltic Executive Programme.

Swedish Institute Sustainability Forum

The Swedish Institute Sustainability Forum (SISF) is a highly exclusive and creative 48-hour global think-tank with a selected sustainability theme. High-level individuals from all over the world will gather to share experiences and discuss possible new solutions for current global sustainability challenges in an informal and creative atmosphere. Learn more about the Swedish Institute Sustainability Forum.  

LEAD

LEAD is a leadership programme designed for entrepreneurship and systems change in the Baltic Sea region. The initiative is based on the Resilience Centre’s research on Planetary Boundaries, Resilience Thinking and Transformations to Sustainability. The programme is structured over three integrated fields: human, social and planetary thriving.

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