Prestudy: Swedish School of Governance
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 600 000|
|Project duration||June 2018 - April 2019|
Purpose and goal
Complex and cross-border societal challenges require new knowledge and innovative methods of governance. The purpose and objective of the project is to investigate the need for and conditions for a Swedish cutting-edge education and advanced research in this area. We find a great deal of interest, but none of the university courses we studied, neither in Sweden nor internationally, fully meet the requirements we set. The project recommends new training programs and investments in research and dissemination of knowledge.
Expected results and effects
The project has identified a very strong support for a Swedish leading education for governance of complex, cross-sectoral processes - both in Sweden and internationally. Several Swedish and international actors have also expressed clear interest in further discussions and cooperation and of possibly contributing to the funding. We propose that in the next phase an organizing committee be appointed with representatives of the relevant institutions in order to discuss in detail the organization and funding of both the education programs and research centres.
Planned approach and implementation
The need for and conditions for a Swedish School of Governance has been mapped through literature studies and data searches, as well as a large number of semi-structured interviews in Sweden and abroad. Two minor questionnaires have also been undertaken. In order to stimulate a general interest in the issues we have arranged communication activities such as seminars and workshops, but also produced lectures, articles and podcasts. A Strategic Advisory Board with 16 members representing a broad experience has been regularly consulted.