Tag archives for Visby Program

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/imagebank.sweden.se

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 “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).



Invitation: SI alumni-organised seminar “The Right to Health in Ukraine”, 25 November

The Swedish Institute is glad to invite you to the next alumni-initiated event. The seminar “The Right to Health in Ukraine” will be held on 25 November in Kyiv and is organized by a team of former scholarship holders within the SI Visby Programme.

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 below:

Health centre in Sweden

Health centre in Sweden

We invite the Swedish Institute alumni and other interested people to attend the seminar entitled “The Right to Health in Ukraine“.

This event will be focused on:

  • the human rights problems in Ukraine, particularly, those related to the right to health (analysed by the experts); and
  • the comparison of the approaches to healthcare in Sweden and Ukraine (drawn from the SI alumni’s personal experience).

The objectives to be attained include:

  • to promote the healthy way of life;
  • to raise the human rights awareness of the SI alumni and the general public by involving them in the discussion of current human rights problems, in particular, the right to health;
  • to strengthen the networking among the SI alumni in Ukraine;
  • to facilitate the recruitment of motivated volunteers for Ukrainian NGOs, particularly, those which advocate for the right to health protection.

This event consists of two parts:

A. Seminar (90 min):

  • introduction (5 min)
  • welcome speech by the representative of the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine (5 min)
  • presentations (45 min)
  • discussion (30 min)
  • conclusions (5 min)

B. Fika (30 min).

The working language is Ukrainian. 

For more information on the event ant to register your attendance please visit the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/events/532708406821216/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

INVITATION – SI alumni initiated event in Kyiv, Ukraine

Dear SI alumni as we have promised you in our earlier post   more invitations  to the  alumni initiated events in the Baltic Sea Region were to come.  This time we are happy to announce the invitation to the event in Kyiv, Ukraine,  with the focus on Green Innovations!

Please see below the invitation forwarded by the event organizer.

We would also like to wish the best of luck to event organizer in Minsk who are welcoming participants for todays workshop on Effective Decision Making!

The purpose of the workshop is to connect participants of environmental programs supported by Swedish Government, share experience and establish the new connections among participants’ institutions.

During the workshop participants will:

  • get information on current events and tendencies as well as innovations in the field of green technology;
  • get first-hand experience of environment friendly innovations implementation;
  •  share their experience, make new connections and develop plans for future cooperation.


  • former participants of SI environmental programs from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Georgia;
  •  members of environmental NGOs;
  • Researchers in the field of sustainable development

As an applicant you should be interested in productive collaboration, sharing experience and establishing of the new connections among participants’ institutions through networking activities as an integral part of this workshop.

APPLICATION PROCESS and important dates:

  • Fill in the application form at http://bit.ly/SIalumnievent No later than October 23, 2013)
  • Accepted participants will be notified before October 25, 2013 
  • Finalization of the applicants list – October 28, 2013

Organizers will provide accommodation, all meals and transportation during the event as well as all educational materials. The participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from Kyiv. No participation fee is required. Transportation costs will not be reimbursed. 

Please feel free to email to vdumanska(at)kse.org.ua if you have any questions!