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Announcement: The Swedish Institute offers support to arrange local SI alumni events during 2014

Are you a Swedish Institute Alumni and interested in organizing a local alumni event?

The Swedish Institute (SI) is pleased to announce the possibility for SI alumni (former scholarship and grant holders) as well as alumni associations supported by SI to apply for financial support to arrange local events, focusing on thematic areas of relevance for development. This call provides a start-up possibility for SI alumni who wish to stay active and continue building professional networks after their scholarships in Sweden.

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Are you an Alumni and interested in organising an Alumni event?

This might just be for you! For the first time we are offering our Belarusian SI Alumni the opportunity to apply for funding for local alumni events.

This call is meant to support bottom-up-initiated get-togethers in Belarus, exclusively held for Swedish Institute Alumni. The event should have a thematic approach and could include several components, together forming a program such as:  “Green technology and Energy efficiency”, “Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship” or “Modern leadership and Management skills” to name a few. The event could be an expert seminar on a topic and/or an interactive workshop rounded off by a small reception/fika.

The ambition of the events are to strengthen platforms for professional networking, start-up of mentorship and highlighting experiences of relevance for the topics discussed. Still interested?

Guidelines in brief:

Application is open until 31st December 2012
The event should take place in Belarus no later than the 30th of April 2013.
We encourage applications to collaborate will external partners (e.g. NGOs, universities, the Centre for Swedish Studies in Minsk)
Include at least 10 alumni, together representing at least two of the following categories:

  • Former Swedish Institute scholarship holders
  • SI Management Program North Europe alumni
  • Previous participants of the Swedish Institute Summer University
  • Former students of Swedish language at universities and the Centre for Swedish Studies in Belarus

This is where you find the application form and complete guidelines: APPLICATION FORM

Good luck to all Belarusian applicants and we will keep you updated through the blog!