SeGRID Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Partnership Countries

Linköpings University welcomes you to apply to SeGRID for young professionals from the Eastern Partnership. The online module is held during 15-30 May, the on-site module in Sweden module is held during 15-22 June. 

The aims of the module

It is important to continuously strive for more democratic e-government, where resilience and innovation are guiding the modern democratic public administration. The aim of this module within the program Swedish Institute Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP) is to develop skills and address challenges around sustainable digital governance through interactive learning anchored in both theory and practice.

Digital tools and services have shown to improve efficiency in public sector and to manage challenges of democracy, sustainability, and combat corruption. However, if done incorrectly, including digitalization in the state-building process could instead worsen the situation by decreasing social and political participation, questioning the legitimacy of the state. Therefore, researchers in the field of political science at Linköping University in Sweden are offering an interactive program on the challenges and possibilities of digitalization for sustainable digital governance. The project team has a long experience of working with questions regarding democratic and legitimate digital government on both theoretical and practical levels by working closely with municipalities and public authorities in Sweden.

What is sustainable governance in relation to digital government? The answer is not black and white, it is rather complex and context dependent. What this module aims to do is provide the knowledge and tools to identify challenges related to sustainable digital governance, but also to highlight opportunities that are created by digital government. The module focuses on the context of the Eastern Partnership countries and shares experiences from Sweden. The module also offers opportunities to expand your network in the region of the Eastern Partnership countries and Sweden.

Are you ready to expand your knowledge, meet inspiring experts and connect to young and dedicated leaders? 

Who can participate?

We welcome all the key actors involved in digitalization of public administration and public services. Our module turns essentially to:

  • public servants, decisions-makers and policy makers in public administration and political parties
  • employees in civil society organizations

In order to be eligible, you also have to:

  • Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Sweden, Ukraine. Due to the current situation in Europe, you do not need to be currently residing in your country of citizenship.
  • Have a good command of the English language
  • Have a relevant higher education (at least three years)
  • Be 35 years or younger (born 1988-)

The advanced character of the lectures, the assignments and the discussions presume that the participants possess a certain knowledgeability of – and experience of – working with digital government or digital services. Otherwise, they should show an advanced interest in discussing digital government as an enabler in addressing challenges of democracy, transparency, equality, effectiveness, and resilience in a more sustainable public administration. They should also express an intention to apply the acquired learning and experience in their activities back home.

Practical Information

How, when and where?

May 15-30 (online) June 15-22 on-site in Sweden

Number of participants

The participation in SAYP is free of charge and includes meals, accommodation and travel

Linköping Valla Folkhögskola near Campus Valla Linköping

Language of instruction

Application period
3 March – 5 April (until 11.59 pm)


With reservation that some small changes in activities can occur in later planning stages.

Program for SeGRID Eastern Partnership


Do you have questions about the application? Contact the Project team at Linköping University,

How to Apply

Application for 2023 is closed

Application form and documents

To apply for one of the SeGRID training programs at Linköping University you need to complete this application form.

You must also send the following four documents in addition to the application form. The templates are found at SI, please use those links:

E-mail adress

Send the required documents to the following e-mail address:

As subject title use the module the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and your name. For example: EaP John Johnson.

Name the attachments the same way.

Please notice that without these four attachments your application will not be complete and will not be considered in the selection process.


The attachments must be sent before the deadline 5 April. More information about the SAYP programme is found at SI for Eastern Partnership.

In the application form we ask for contact information and personal details of relevance for the program, like area of work and residence. We will conduct a brief online interview for the selection process and a meeting link will be sent to your email address. 


Code of Conduct

By applying to SAYP you also agree to follow the Code of Conduct of the program. The success of the module rests upon all participants’ open-mindedness, tolerance and willingness to work and collaborate with people of different ethnic or cultural backgrounds and/or sexual orientations, as well as of different political or religious belief.   
The Swedish Institute condemns all forms of harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate it within the context of its program. No individual or group, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, status, political beliefs or the physically challenged, shall be discriminated against. No person should be subjected to sexual harassment, neither physically nor psychologically. This can include touching, groping, jokes, suggestions of a sexual nature, stares or exhibiting sexually explicit pictures. The person exposed to it, is entitled to decide whether such behavior is acceptable or not. If it comes to the Swedish Institute’s attention that an infringement has occurred, it will result in immediate action and possible exclusion from the program.

During your stay in Sweden, you are expected to contribute to the module by actively attending lectures, seminars and study visits.

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