BALTICLEAD leadership program on sustainable entrepreneurship

Deadline: 29 April 2019
Open to: permanent residents or citizens of: Sweden, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Azerbaijan or Armenia, aged 25-40
Benefits: accommodation, food and transport covered


Do you see opportunities, even in large complex challenges? Are you a change maker that wants to grow even stronger in your leadership? Do you also want to learn from some of the most impactful people and solutions in sustainability science, leadership, technology and impact investment?

BALTICLEAD is a leadership program that aims to increase your capacity to work for humans and the planet as an individual leader and as a part of groups. Through the programme, they work with seeking new solutions and methods to the planet’s problems. BALTICLEAD is a joint initiative between the Swedish Institute and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, at Stockholm University. It is a leadership programme designed for entrepreneurship and systems change in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe.

The initiative is based on the Resilience Centre’s research on Planetary BoundariesResilience Thinking and Transformations to Sustainability. The programme is structured over three integrated fields: human, social and planetary thriving. Participants of BALTICLEAD will address some of the world’s biggest social and ecological challenges as opportunities. Participants will build global solutions with the Planetary Opportunities model as a framework. The programme aims at starting a journey to create a new network of changemakers that serve both people and the planet.


  • 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.


Costs covered by the Swedish Institute:

  • All costs related to accommodation, food and transport during the BALTICLEAD programme are covered. The programme will pay for transportation to and from the locations of the modules;
  • During the programme, all participants will be insured against acute illness and accident;
  • Training and content.

Costs covered and arranged by you

  • participants are responsible for costs related to transporting within their countries;
  • the cost for the visa will have to be borne by the participant.

How to apply?

Apply to BALTICLEAD 2019 here.

For more information, please visit the official web page.