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‘’Sustainable lifestyle: small actions, big difference?’’ SI alumni event in Minsk on 16 September

Are you living in Belarus and are interested in sustainability issues? SI alumnus Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina is organising a seminar on the topic “Sustainable lifestyle: small actions, big difference?” on 16 September in Minsk. Below is an invitation for all SI alumni and scholarship holders!

Photo: Simon Paulin/Imagebank Sweden


Dear Swedish Institute Alumni and Scholarship Holders, We hereby have the pleasure to invite you to the seminar ‘’Sustainable lifestyle: small actions, big difference?’’ which will take place on September 16th (14.00-18.00) The event is organised in cooperation with the Association of European Business and ODB Brussels.

Every day we make decisions about the way we live, but unfortunately, we often make wrong choices. The way we eat and live in our homes, what we buy, consume and waste, and how we move around account for significant impacts. Our mistakes make life less healthy, and have a negative impact on the world we all live in. Read more » >>

SI Alumni study visit to Hammarby Sjöstad

Please find below a report from Aleh Kliatsko and Andriy Malovanyy regarding the SI Alumni organised study visit to Hammarby Sjöstad in Stockholm in November:

Participants at GlashusEtt – the environmental information centre for Hammarby Sjöstad

Hammarby Sjöstad is a still developing residential area in Stockholm that implemented principles of ecological sustainability in its design, organization and functioning.

For the first time I (Aleh Kliatsko) visited GlashusEtt (the centre for environmental information and communication in Hammarby Sjöstad) as part of my Master’s Programme in Sustainable Technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in 2007.

Last year I had an opportunity to visit Hammarby Sjöstad again, since I was coordinating an international project that is called “Tour into Swedish sustainable lifestyle” organized by NGO Global Playground Stockholm together with Belarusian NGO “Ecohome”.

While planning the SI Alumni event and considering previous successful experience, I and Andriy came up with an idea to make this event more practically oriented and organize study visit to Hammarby Sjöstad. Read more » >>

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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