Archive for Visby Program

Alumni event in Ukraine: Situational Leadership

SI alumni Andriy Byelka and Anton Aloshyn received a grant to organise an event on the topic of “Situational Leadership” in first call for applications to organise an alumni event in 2015. Below is their report from the event!

At the beginning of July Kyiv held one more exciting SI Alumni event “Situational Leadership”. This time participants were involved in the development of their management and leadership skills, along with making new friends and strengthening their network. So how was it….? Read more » >>

Invitation: round-table and Skype webinar on “Security in modern society”, Kharkiv, 15 December 2014

Please find below an invitation from SI alumni  team in Ukraine to a round-table and webinar on “Multiple aspects of problems of safety in the modern society: global, regional and local levels”, which will be held 15 December 2014 at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics. 

Photo: Susanne Walström/

Dear Colleagues! We are inviting you to participate in the webinar “Multi aspects of problems of safety in the modern society: global, regional and local levels”, which will be held 15 December 2014 at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics for development of Ukrainian-Swedish scientific, cultural and business contacts and search partners for joint international projects.

The webinar will be organized as part of a seminar on global and local security issues. The seminar and webinar are organized by Alumni of the Swedish Institute (SI), a number of research, educational and social organizations of Kharkiv (Ukraine) with the support of the Swedish Institute (Stockholm, Sweden). Read more » >>

Invitation: SI Alumni Event in Minsk, Belarus, on 22 June 2014

Swedish Institute Alumni Network with support of Swedish Embassy in Belarus and Belarusian Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship invites you to take part in the interactive seminar Doing well by doing good: social entrepreneurship in Belarus and Sweden followed by a networking ‘fika’. Please see the invitation from your fellow alumni below:

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to move in different directions. Just as entrepreneurs change the face of business, social entrepreneurs act as the change agents for society, seizing opportunities others miss to improve systems, invent new approaches, and create solutions to change society for the better. Read more » >>

INVITATION: SI alumni event “Vision Factory – Ukraine 2030″, 22 March 2014

Dear SI alumni,

The Swedish Institute is glad to invite you to the next alumni-initiated event. The seminar “Vision Factory – Ukraine 2030″ will be held on 22 March in Kyiv and is organized by a team of former scholarship holders within the SI Visby Programme.

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Invitation: Seminar on Sustainable Urban Development in Minsk, 26 November

Dear Swedish Institute Alumni,

This autumn SI continues to work with local alumni activities in Belarus, in an effort to build new and strengthen already existing professional contact networks between former scholarship and grant holders of the Swedish Institute.

Several activities and get-together have already taken place; and on November 26, at 18.00 located at Gallery of contemporary art «Ў» in Minsk, our alumnus Aleh Kliatsko (presently PhD scholar at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm) will hold a thematic seminar on Sustainable Urban Development. This networking workshop with presentations and topic-related discussions in break-out sessions in small groups, where different ideas and aspects of Sustainable City Development from different points of view and research perspectives will be discussed.

The main speaker for the Alumni event: Vera Sysoyeva from Urban Planning Department, Faculty of Architecture, Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk. She was involved in the Project “New Urban Topologies” (NUT). NUT was founded by Swedish Institute and continues to be a pioneer project when it comes to creating dialogue on urban development. Färgfabriken (a Swedish center for contemporary art and architecture) and Gallery of contemporary art «Ў» in Minsk were involved very much in this project.

New Urban Topologies. The Chisinau and Minsk Experience” investigates, elaborates, and develops themes that are central to Belarusian and Swedish society as well. Cities and urban culture are not only about physical planning —they also touch on issues such as transparency, democratic processes, social and environmental sustainability, and cultural development and identity. By bringing together artists, architects, city planners, opinion-makers, civil servants, and decision-makers in Sweden, Moldova and Belarus, exciting new ideas and visions have surfaced during NUT project.

Environmentally certified neighbourhood, Stockholm

Come to get to know more about NUT project from Vera Sysoyeva. At the same time this Alumni event is to establish new contacts and meet new friends among former and maybe new scholarship holders.

After the workshop – Mingle – food, snacks will be served.

Since the number of places is limited, please sign up to the event here:

You are very welcome on Tuesday, 26 November 2013, starting from 18:00 at Gallery of contemporary art «Ў» Minsk; Niezaliežnasci ave., 37а (metro station: Victory Square).