SeGRID 2022

Sustainable and Democratic Digital Governance. The world is going digital – what does that mean for governance, democracy and sustainability? Come and learn more about public leadership and governance in an increasingly digital and globalized world. Apply today to our two-step courses for SeGRID 2022- Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic Public Administration.

Cooperation for the promotion of democracy

Strengthening democratic governance has never been more important

We at Linköping University, together with the Swedish Institute, are committed to supporting our partner countries. We have many alumni from Ukraine and will continue our cooperation for the promotion of democracy. Join our Sustainable and Democratic Digital Governance programme to continue your journey on building a democratic Europe.

More information about the Swedish Institute’s response to the current situation in Ukraine.

Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic Public Administration (SeGRID)

Welcome to Linköping University and the course: Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic Public Administration (SeGRID). The course is organised into two programmes: young professionals from the Western Balkan focusing on global governance; young professionals from the Baltic Region and the Eastern partnership focusing on global goals.

You will get access to a digital module beginning in May with online lectures and materials, workshops and collaborative work with young professionals from different countries. The co-production of knowledge will enhance your professional career and shed new light on the challenges faced in your work. You will work in small groups with an assigned tutor to learn about and discuss the key areas of resilience and innovation, democratic governance, and best practices in preparation for the on-campus week. In August you will travel to Sweden, including Stockholm, Linköping and Norrköping. There will be several study visits to public organizations leading our digital transformation. The program will cover all your costs for the on-campus week in Sweden, including traveling from your home country, hotel, all meals, local transportations and social events. Do not hesitate to apply now!

SeGRID 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.


A digitalized society: where opportunities and challenges arise

Digitalization processes challenge contemporary means of governance, calling for a need of smart and sustainable use of digital technologies. The Sustainable e-Government for Resilient and Innovative Democratic public administration (SeGRID) curricula aims to develop skills for improving core public values such as efficiency, transparency, accessibility, equality and other public values by the smart and sustainable use of digital technologies. SeGRID focuses on the digitalization of government services and administration, conceptualized as e-government. This digitalization has given rise to new demands from and opportunities for citizens, professionals and policymakers. The Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) module aims to develop skills and build knowledge in order to address the challenges surrounding sustainable e-government - such as resilience, innovation and democracy in a digital society. Participants engage with these issues through interactive learning anchored in both theory and practice.

The learning experience and work process

SeGRID focuses on interactivity, the sharing of experiences and best practices, and on the importance of collective knowledge building. This year SeGRID will combine an online DigiWeek alongside an on-campus week in Sweden in order to provide participants with the best learning experience possible. The module is preceded by minor preparatory studies in the participating countries and begins with two kick-off webinars which include getting to know each other and preparatory studies on the goals, expectations and work methods in the module. The thematic module is based upon a number of key interactive lectures, study visits and presentations known as ´gallery walks´. The gallery walks are led by researchers and practitioners from Sweden, focusing on challenges, lessons and best practices. The discussions from the lectures are mirrored in smaller groups which then focus more specifically on reflections and questions connected to the respective countries’ realities and challenges. The participants will collaborate with each other in smaller groups to discuss salient or common problems and then present their work in gallery walk presentations. Several study visits are organized at the Government Offices of Sweden, the Royal National Library of Sweden, the Swedish Institute in Stockholm and Linköping municipality for example. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with key sustainable e-government actors at the local, regional and national levels, alongside experiencing the cities of Stockholm and Linköping.
All participants become members of the SI Alumni Network, a vast professional and global contact network meant to keep building good practices and mutual learning processes for a sustainable future.

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Questions and Answers regarding the organization of SeGRID 2022

What does the course cost?

How many credits do I get for the course?

Do I need an English language certificate?

Can you confirm that you have received my acceptance to attend?

I have applied for SeGRID but have still not received any confirmation regarding if I am accepted or not. When and how will I find out?

At what time will the activities take place during the day of the online week, will I have to take time off from work?

Will you share study material with us before the digital and on-campus modules?

I do not have a Teams, will I miss out on information from you, or should I open an account? 

How many days do you plan for on-campus in August

Can we organize ourselves in a Whatsapp-group (in a specific country, and in the whole SAYP group)?

Will our assignments be graded?

Is the first part connected to the second part of the SeGRID module?

Thank you for all the relevant questions! We are very much looking forward to seeing you all and learn from and with you!

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