The programme Sustainable Public Management is funded by the Swedish Institute as a part of the SI Academy for Young Professionals (SAYP). SAYP is a training programme organised by Swedish universities and aimed at young policymakers, public servants and civil society actors from selected countries in the Baltic Sea Region, the EU’s Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans. The purpose of the programme is to serve as a platform for sharing experience, building knowledge and networking around public governance issues. The programme is designed to strengthen participants’ ability to lead the change in their regions.

Sustainable Public Management programmes

The Malmö module is built around the idea of course participants’ sharing of knowledge and know-how, and to individual learning as a result of working and discussing key issues of sustainable public management with peers from other countries. Experienced teachers and researchers will be leading the course and partake in the knowledge sharing.

The course is structured thematically, covering topics such as, for example, public management, governance, transparency, leadership, gender equality and public ethics. Each topic is introduced by a short lecture and then followed up by a group seminar and then a more practically oriented seminar at a Swedish governmental agency or civil society organisation. Through the course each student will participate in a cross-country group, in order to facilitate mutual learning processes and to present the project at the end of the course. Facilitating the group work is done by a series of lectures on social and public innovation.