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LEAP - How to apply

Do you also want to change the current state of society and contribute to transformations to a sustainable and even thriving planet and society? Do you find fulfillment in solving challenging problems? Do you lead by listening, lifting and enabling people to achieve great unexpected results?

The LEAP programme seeks future leaders and changemakers who have the ambitions and skills to innovate at the system level: highly skilled developers, serial entrepreneurs, creative designers, intrapreneurs, who have new ideas or innovations that you have introduced or want to introduce. Also government officials, financiers, researchers, who work for greater institutions and system conditions to allow innovations to flourish.

An important part of the program is to link us all together and create ecosystems of actors who jointly increase the transformative impact on society.

LEAP is aimed at individuals who have an entrepreneurial mind-set of collaborative problem solving, and who acknowledge that a better future for people and planet  requires new ways of thinking and acting.

A few base criterias apply

  • You are a permanent resident or citizen of one of these countries: Sweden, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan or Armenia
  • You are approximately 25-40 years of age
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English
  • You have an international aim and thinking
  • You are an expert within your field
  • Your interest is deeply rooted in social and environmental sustainability and new technological and social innovations
  • You have a distinct motivation for participation
  • You can be present at all modules and courses
  • You have experience of leading and mobilizing around urgent issues
  • You are a team player and a generator for your community
  • You have been trained in social intelligence and ability to listen
  • You have the capacity to contribute opinions and reflections whilst accepting and learning from different perspectives in the group

Want to apply? Click here to get to the application form.

Application is now closed.

Accommodation, food, travel and visa

All costs related to accommodation, food and transport during the LEAP programme are covered. The program will pay for transportation to and from the modules locations (Stockholm, Sweden and Tallinn, Estonia), but participants are responsible for costs related to transport within their countries.

During the programme all participants will be insured against acute illness and accident.
Participants are responsible for obtaining their visas in good time before departure to the modules (Sweden and Estonia). Note that the cost for the visa will have to be borne by the participant.

When applying for a visa we  will provide the participants with a letter of invitation and an insurance certificate. Selected participants will receive more information about how to arrange a visa for the modules shortly after having been accepted to the programme.

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Per Olsson is the programme director for LEAP. He is also leading the SRC research stream Resilience Science for Transformations.

Application is now closed.

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