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Ekaterina Ksenofontova on attending the Gräv 2015 conference on investigative journalism

Russian SI Alumnus Ekaterina Ksenofontova got the chance to attend Gräv 2015 in Jönköping together with a big group of SI participants 18-22 March. Below you’ll find her story and some thoughts from attending the conference:

Once again SI alumni got an interesting opportunity from Swedish Institute: we went on a trip straight to Jönköping, to participate in the Gräv conference, which brings together the best investigative journalists from all around the world. But firstly, of course, the Swedish ones, who compete with each other for the award that is given to the best of them on the last day of the annual conference… Read more » >>

Swedish Alumni event in Moscow

Please find below an invitation below to an alumni event in Moscow on 28 October:

Are you Swedish Institute Alumni and live in Moscow and around, or know someone who does? Great opportunity to participate in the kick-off of the local SI Alumni Network!

Event where you can
…meet like-minded people for whom Sweden will never be just a spot on a map
…get to know relevant news from Swedish Institute and Embassy of Sweden in Moscow
…listen to exciting experience of people working with swedish design and sustainable urbanism
Aleh Kliatsko (co-founder of Global Playground Stockholm)
Elena Malakhatka (KTH graduate and co-founder of scandinavian design company Scandika)
…and most of all – take part in building the future of the SI Alumni network in Russia!

Register on this link http://goo.gl/forms/dvFhkUXpcQ no later than October 22nd.

If you have any questions , please write to Maxim Vlasov.

See you!

SI Alumni event in St Petersburg

Alumni at the 5th SI Alumni event in St Petersburg


On 1 June my colleague Malin and I had the privilege to meet about 20 alumnis at the 5th SI alumni event i St Petersburg.

The day started with Dario Jovic, from the Swedish General Consulate in St. Petersburg, welcoming everyone. He talked briefly about the Sweden days, which is a week full of activites around the city focusing on Sweden that started with the alumni event and ends this saturday with a street party outside the general consulate.

Dario Jovic


Lucia Severed, president of KKiKK AB, followed and held a workshop on professional networking in practice. This gave us a chance to interact with each other and get to know one a another a bit better. Among the things Lucia talked about was the importance of informal meeting, contribution and trusting your intution.


After the lunch break Olga Martynkova from Smart Personnel and alumni of the Swedish Institute management programme, talked about Sweden, networking and recruitment. Smart Personnel is exclusive representative of  the swedish comapny Novare Execuctive Search in Russia. During Olgas presentation questions from the audience focused on how to get a job and what to do and not do during an interview.

Olga Martynkova


A big thank you to everyone of participated in the event!



Did you study or conduct research in Sweden? Are you back in St. Petersburg and interested in networking?

Then, Welcome to the 5th Alumni event in St. Petersburg!

Invitation St. Petersburg 5th June

Also, stay in touch through the SI Alumni  St. Petersburg Facebook group!