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L’Institut Suédois – Swedish Institute

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05 Décembre 2016 Il y a 5 ans

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Young Leaders Visitors Programme (YLVP) is an intercultural leadership programme for young leaders from the Middle East, North Africa and Sweden. The programme will provide you with personal, professional and networking tools to help you achieve greater impact in your work for a society based on equality and sustainability.

The programme

YLVP is a leadership programme for people who want to work for positive change in society – and in themselves. It is based on real experiences and collaborative learning. The expertise and experience of the participants and the challenges they face will largely determine the topics; however, they will concern the following broader issues:

  • value-based leadership and group development
  • democracy and human rights for a more equal and sustainable society
  • networks and the digital world.

Participants will learn by taking part in practical tasks, exchanging experiences and finding common solutions to global challenges.

Learning methods

All participants are experts in their field, and learning will take place between participants and through external experts. The methods used originate in collaboration and experience rather than individual performance. Exchanging knowledge and inspiration with each other is central to YLVP. Participants will learn by participating in interactive sessions with facilitators, exchanging experiences, doing practical exercises and finding common solutions to global challenges.

The methodology is also quite experimental in nature. Instead of traditional teachers or tests you will meet inspirational and skilled field experts, perform practical tasks, receive feedback and take part in interactive workshops and reflection sessions.

Who is behind the programme?

The YLVP programme is an initiative from the Swedish Institute, developed in close cooperation with Hyper Island in Sweden. SI is a representative of Sweden as well as Swedish values and experiences in the world. SI has goals related to creating a sustainable and equal society globally.

In YLVP, SI collaborates with Hyper Island, with expertise in developing professional experience-based learning in a digitalised world. Central to Hyper Island’s methodology is to practice experiential learning: to question, reflect and explore different approaches to solving challenges.

This collaboration has resulted in a programme that is both revolutionary and widely appreciated by participants. Leadership programmes have been a part of SI’s offer since 2008 and are evolving for every new generation of alumni.

Practical information

YLVP is made up of four weeks divided into two modules at separate times. Module one is three weeks long and always takes place in Sweden. Module two is one week long and takes place either in Sweden or in another location. The programme is in English.

Accommodation, food and travel

All costs related to accommodation, food and transport during YLVP are covered by SI. SI also arranges and pays for the participants’ air travel to and from Sweden and to the location of the second module of the programme. Each participant is responsible for transportation costs within her/his own countries.


During the programme in Sweden, all participants are insured against acute illness and accident through the Swedish State Group Insurance and personal insurance by The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Service Agency (Kammarkollegiet). If Module 2 is held in another location, all participants are kindly requested to purchase travel insurance in their respective countries prior to departure. SI will reimburse participants for the cost of the insurance.

Applying for a visa

Participants are responsible for obtaining their visas in good time before departure to Sweden and other relevant countries. SI contacts all concerned embassies in order to facilitate the application process. When applying for a visa, SI provides the participants with a letter of invitation and an insurance certificate, and will also cover the application cost.

Please note that it is the concerned embassies that assess all visa applications; SI can never guarantee that all of our selected participants will obtain visas. In recent years, applicants living in conflict-ridden areas have in a few cases seen their visa applications rejected.

How do we select our participants?

The Swedish Institute appoints a selection committee consisting of field experts, representatives from partner organisations and staff from SI. Each application is evaluated by two different members of the selection committee according to the following criteria:

  • platform/influence
  • awareness and analytical skills
  • drive and motivation
  • relevant work experience
  • relevant educational background.

SI seeks to compose a diverse and balanced group in terms of gender, age, geography, skills and experiences in order to enable a dynamic learning environment. The applicant’s ability to contribute to the programme is also taken into account alongside the extent to which the programme is expected to strengthen the applicant in his or her work for social change.

Out of all applicants, a number of shortlisted candidates are called for interviews as a second step in the selection process. The interviews are conducted through Google Hangouts or Skype. SI then contacts 30 selected applicants by email and offers them a place in the Young Leaders Visitors Programme. SI also composes a list of reserve candidates in case a second selection round is needed. Unfortunately, because of the large number of applicants to a limited number of seats, we have to turn down many highly qualified people.

Please note that the offer to participate in the programme is valid only under the condition that the participant obtains a visa to travel to Sweden. SI will facilitate the visa application process, but we cannot guarantee a visa. In recent years, candidates living in conflict-ridden areas have in a few cases seen their visa applications rejected.

YLVP is an intensive programme with a full-day schedule and many evening activities and all selected participants have to commit to participating in all activities of both Module 1 and 2.

Important dates

  • Call for application opens: 4 November 2016
  • Deadline for application: 5 December 2016
  • Skype or Google Hangouts interviews: 23–31 January 2017
  • Selected participants of YLVP 2016 will be informed by: 20 February 2017
  • YLVP 2017 Module 1 in Sweden: 8–26 May 2017
  • YLVP 2017 Module 2 (location to be confirmed): 14–20 October 2017

Critères d'éligibilité

  • be an NGO leader, legal worker, journalist, social worker, cultural worker, social entrepreneur, civil servant, youth politician or in another type of leadership role
  • work actively for democracy, sustainability, diversity and/or human rights
  • be between 22 and 32 years old (born 1984 – 1995)
  • have a good working knowledge of both written and spoken English
  • be a citizen of Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine*, Sweden, Syria, Tunisia or Yemen.

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Maria Henoch

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