Archive for Alumni meetings

Call for applications: event funding!

Image: Viktor Gårdsäter/Imagebank Sweden

Do you have an idea for an alumni event? The Swedish Institute can provide funding for events organised by SI alumni. A maximum of 12,000 SEK can be applied for.

The purpose of the event grants is to stimulate SI alumni to stay engaged in your local community. We want to encourage alumni to create opportunities to meet, exchange knowledge and build competence. The aim is to help the local alumni networks to contribute to positive social change. Events that are open for a broader public are also welcome.

Send us your application before 20 February. All information on how to apply can be found here:

If you have any question, please contact alumni(a)


Photos from last week’s gender equality event in Malmö

Former and current SI scholarship holders gathered in Malmö 28-29 April to learn about Swedish experience in the field of gender equality. A total of 32 participants from 18 countries attended the event.

The programme included a lecture from the Swedish National Secretariat for Gender research, and study visits to Media Evolution (, Region Skåne (, including a presentation from the County Administrative Board of Skåne. Read more » >>

Apply for a seat at gender equality event in Malmö!

Image: Melker Dahlstrand/Imagebank Sweden

Are you interested in learning about Swedish experiences in gender equality issues? On 28-29 April the Swedish Institute is organising an activity in Malmö on the theme of gender equality open to current and former SI scholarship holders. 15 seats are reserved for SI alumni. Travel and accommodation costs are covered entirely by the Swedish Institute. Read more » >>

SI Alumni Forum – Call for applications!

Pictures: SI Alumni Forums in Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda in 2015


Do you have experience in organising successful alumni events? Have you wished there was a larger grant to apply for at SI to realize your vision of a bigger alumni activity bringing more alumni together? Do you have an idea for a big-scale alumni event on the theme of entrepreneurship?

The SI Alumni Forum concept was launched as a pilot project in 2015. Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda were chosen for the pilot and three successful events on the theme of entrepreneurship were held during the year.

This year SI opens up for alumni from any country to apply to organise an SI Alumni Forum. One application will be approved, meaning that only one organising team will be given the opportunity to hold an SI Alumni Forum in 2016.

Please find all the details in the application instructions available for download here.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Remember to submit your application before 1 April!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the SI Alumni Team.

Report from the organising team of the SI Alumni Forum in Belarus

Left to right: Pavel Makhnach, Liudmila Fokeeva, Aleh Kliatsko, Maryna Barouka, Aliaksei Kazlou, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Vasili Mankevich, Ivan Tikota, Natalia Romeiko and Markus Boman (SI)


Dear Swedish Institute Alumni worldwide!

We are the team of the first Swedish Institute Alumni Forum (SIAF) on Entrepreneurship in Belarus (SIAF) and we would like to share our experience in the arrangement and conduction of the Forum. Unfortunately, we are not able to describe all the peculiarities, details and specifics of the Forum organization in one short blog article but we’d like to bring your attention to the most important parts.

Writing “we”, we mean the core of the team – 8 active participants: Ivan Tikota, Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina, Natalia Romeiko, Pavel Makhnach, Aleh Kliatsko, Aliaksei Kazlou, Maryna Barouka and Liudmila Fokeeva. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we did everything by ourselves. Within the organizing process a lot of other alumni in Belarus provided their support in different stages and in various activities. Read more » >>