Content of the course
The module Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era prepares participants to excel in a public administration landscape highly influenced by international governance trends and technological development. At the same time, it offers participants a chance to critically reflect upon those trends by accessing cutting-edge research that challenges some of the normative assumptions driving these trends. The module engages with theory and practice related to cooperation, coordination and collaboration as a specific governance mode that differs from those that formed the modern public administration organization.
Starting from the classical division between bureaucracy, market and network as governing modes, and modern perspectives on networks within multi-level governance systems, it lets participants share knowledge on how these translate to settings characterized by relatively new state formation and small political systems.
The module consists of five blocks, each comprising a mix of short lectures, interactive seminars and group assignments:
- Collaborative governance in public administration: bureaucracy, market and networks
- Collaboration between sectors and organizations
- Multilevel governance and collaborative governance
- The challenges and opportunities of digitalization from democracy and efficiency perspectives
- Conflicts in cooperation, coordination and collaboration: opportunity or obstacle?
The module will take place online between October 18 and October 29, 2021.
The module’s five themes will be introduced and discussed in-depth during the first week of the course. Every day will include 3.5-hours of in-class time, generally held in the mornings and early afternoon, with possibilities for follow-ups in small groups afterwards.
In the second week, a similar schedule of 3.5-hour in-class sessions will allow for further elaboration and group assignments conducted conducted in close dialogue with the programme instructors.
A series of guest speakers will add to the applied perspectives.
The course ends with a final concluding session where experiences are connected and forms for future contacts established.
Halmstad University adhere to the best-practice of previous and current successful SAYP modules hosted by other higher educations institutions in Sweden.
Examples of testimonials from participants in previous modules:
Lund University: Important topics and a well-executed programme
Malmö University: Sustainable Public Management Western Balkan
Linköping University: SeGRID 2020
How to apply
Note updated information under the headline Deadline!
The module is open for applicants with experience of working for or interacting with public administration in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia). Applicants must be under the age of 35.
If you apply to more than one module, it is extremely important to rank the modules in order of your preference, as you can only be admitted to one of them. Please note that you need to submit a separate application with a unique motivation letter for each selected module.
Participation in the Academy is free of charge
The following application documents are required:
- Motivation letter
- Two letters of recommendation: one of these should be from you employer and should contain support for participation in the online (up to 5 hours per day during the module)
- Certificate of English knowledge
Letter of motivation
Letter of reference form
English language certificate
Apply to: The complete application should be submitted by email to SAYP_Halmstad@hh.se
The deadline for application is May 3, 2021. (The application period for this module opens on March 1, 2021)
Note! Have you already applied for a module at a different university but not been accepted? Halmstad University has available spaces in the module Collaborative Governance in a Digital Era. Halmstad University is willing to receive your application based on the documents that you prepared for Gothenburg University or Malmö University.
All you need to do is to resend your application package to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday May 14 and indicate in the email that you are one of the applicants on reserve list to another SAYP programme.