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SI alumni seminar “New Way of Thinking in the Age of Limited Resources”, 22 January 2014, Kiev

The Swedish Institute is glad to invite you to the next alumni-initiated event. The seminar “New Way of Thinking in the Age of Limited Resources” will be held on 22 January in Kyiv.

Any person who belongs to any of the following categories, may participate in this and similar alumni-initiated events:

  •  Former (and current) Swedish Institute scholarship & grant holders
  •  SI Management Programme Northern Europe Alumni
  •  Previous participants of the Swedish Institute Summer University
  •  Alumni of Swedish language studies in Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine
  •  Representatives (or associates) of SI-supported local centers, universities/colleges, for Swedish language and Scandinavian studies
  •  Former participants, managers and/or associates of projects previously arranged by SI (within e.g. the Visby Programme, Creative Force etc.)
  •  Local experts in the spheres of thematic relevance for the event
  • Distinguished guests of importance for the work of the alumni network

Please see the event information from the alumni organizing team below:

We are pleased to invite you to a SI alumni initiated seminar, which will take place in Kyiv, Shevchenko Blvd. 16, on 22 January 2014. The title of the seminar is “New Way of Thinking in the Age of Limited Resources”, which will cover such themes as limited consumption resources on the Earth, ecological thinking, and innovation map of the world.

The seminar program also involves socializing through Fika and cultural event. We still accept proposals from SI alumni for their own talks that meet the seminar topics. The most interesting ones will be selected and included in the seminar program.

Participation in the seminar is free of charge, whereas the participants cover their own transportation/accommodation costs. If you are interested to attend, please write to: yuliya.kolchenko(at)yahoo.se, petrosmertenko(at)mail.ru and dimitr(at)isp.kiev.ua

The electronic book with reports and other interesting materials is planned to be prepared.

The deadlines are as follows:

  • Registration deadline  –  18 January 2014
  • Seminar – 22 January 2014
  • Distribution of electronic booklet with presentations and recommendations of seminar – 31 January 2014

Warmly welcome!

 

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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jxYegSAw8Y-TNdAbXPGi1uLLr8uE33VwCvZYWVeN908/viewform?edit_requested=true

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).

 

 

INVITATION: ALUMNI MEETING IN DAR ES SALAAM

Dear SI alumni!

The Ambassador of Sweden, Mr. Lennarth Hjelmåker, has the pleasure to invite You as former Swedish Institute scholarship holders from Tanzania to a reception on Monday, 2 December.  Former ITP scholars are also invited. The event is co-hosted by the Swedish Institute.
At the event you will meet other SI Alumni and also have the opportunity to meet the representatives from the Swedish Institute, who will give information about the possibilities and advantages of forming an alumni network in Tanzania. The Embassy will provide information about its activities in the country.

Alumni event

Date: Monday, 2 December 2013

Time: 18:30 – 21:00

Venue: to be announced

Register for the event: http://bit.ly/swealumniTZ  remember to indicate when and were in Sweden you studied. The event can only host a limited number of participants so sign up as soon as possible.

RSVP: Not later than 26 November. If you, as a SI Alumni, would like to share your study experience in Sweden, we warmly encourage you to indicate that in the registration form.
Confirmation: the Swedish Embassy with the help of the Swedish Institute will send out confirmation e-mail after the deadline, where also the event venue will be indicated.

WARMLY WELCOME!

INVITATION: Alumni-initiated event in Georgia, 15 November

The Swedish Institute is glad to invite you to the next alumni-initiated event. This time it is a team from Georgia who welcome fellow alumni to the Social Entrepreneurship day in Tbilisi.

Any person who belongs to any of the following categories, may participate in this and similar alumni-initiated events:
-    Former (and current) Swedish Institute scholarship & grant holders
-    SI Management Programme Northern Europe Alumni
-    Previous participants of the Swedish Institute Summer University
-    Alumni of Swedish language studies in Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine
-    Representatives (or associates) of SI-supported local centers, universities/colleges, for Swedish language and Scandinavian studies

-    Former participants, managers and/or associates of projects previously arranged by SI (within e.g. the Visby Programme, Creative Force etc.)
-    Local experts in the spheres of thematic relevance for the event
-    Distinguished guests of importance for the work of the alumni network

Seminar: Social Entrepreneurship Day in Tbilisi

When: Friday, November 15, 16:00-20:00
Where: International Black Sea University, Administrative Building, Seminar Hall (A101), 0131, David Agmashenebeli Alley 13km, No 2, Tbilisi, Georgia

Full program
16:00 – 16:15 – Introductory speech by the event organizer
Speaker: Giorgi Jamburia, SI Alumni, Research Assistant, International Black Sea University
16:15 – 17:30 – Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in practice in Zugdidi, Georgia
Speaker: Mr. Ove R. Eriksson, Teacher and Project Leader for SocentGlobal project in Zugdidi, Georgia
17:30 – 18:15 – Social Entrepreneurship – Georgian Perspective
Speaker: Mr. Victor Baramia, Program Manager at Eurasian Partnership Foundation
18:15 – 18:30 – The Case of “Life Chance”, Georgian Social Enterprise
Speaker: Mr. Giorgi Arsenidze, Secretary General, Social Enterprise “Life Chance”
18:30 – 19:00 – Q&A Session
19:00 – 20:00 – Fika

How to register: send your name and contact details to gjamburia(at)yahoo.com no later than November 14.

 

Call for Applications: Balticlab invites you to boost your network

Dear Swedish Institute Alumni,

Please see below the Call for Applications for you and your fellow countrymen from the Baltic Sea Region!

Following the successful pilot initiative of Balticlab Networking Weekend in 2012 and the Balticlab Project Development Programme in February 2013, the Council of the Baltic Sea States and the Swedish Institute launch Balticlab 2.0.

Balticlab 2.0 is a follow-up to its pilot initiative. The aim of Balticlab 2.0 is to bring young creative minds from the Baltic Sea region together into one space to explore new perspectives and sources of inspiration in the region. By providing opportunities for interdisciplinary talented individuals to network and come up with joint collaborations in the region, we aim to support their personal development as well as see their increased engagement in improving the region.

The project will continue with a new Networking Weekend in Stockholm on 13-15 December 2013 and will be followed by another round of Balticlab Project Development Programme from February to May 2014 with a smaller selected group from the Balticlab 2.0 Networking Weekend. Our goal is to make the Balticlab Network grow and develop year by year. Hence we will be opening the call up to more countries this year: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden, with the call targeted only to Baltic Sea talent who have not previously partaken in Balticlab.

We are looking for dynamic and engaged artists, entrepreneurs, creative industry and regional cooperation professionals between 23-33 years from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia or Sweden to join us. You should have a desire to drive creativity and innovation in the region through building a network and strengthening links between participating countries and be fluent in English.

See the full call for applications here.

For reflections on the Balticlab Networking Weekend from last year see Balticlab Network and for more information on Balticlab Project Development Programme see Balticlab PDP. To get a feel of the Balticlab experience and for all the recent updates join us on Twitter/Balticlab and Facebook/Balticlab. If you have any questions, please contact balticlab@cbss.org.