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The School of Public Administration hosted a workshop on integration


Public administration professionals from the Baltic Sea Region visited the School of Public Administration (SPA) for a workshop earlier this week.

The workshop was part of a follow-up project to the Swedish Institute's “Summer Academy for Young Professionals”, where SPA hosted a module last year. The next step in the project is to complete a book aimed at practitioners who work with migration and integration. The book is planned to be released later in 2019.

The participants described the workshop as very useful and inspiring, and a great opportunity to learn more from colleagues from other countries. Here are some comments from a few of them:

"This meeting of 2018 SAYP Tbilisi participants was inspiring and productive on many levels. Of course, it was great to see colleagues from other countries and learn more about how they were putting things into practice that we had learned about last summer. But just as importantly, it was really wonderful to see how our book is taking shape, and to realize that we have a strong set of chapters that will benefit the broader community of practitioners working with migration and integration across Europe and beyond."
Oleksandra Ferlikovska, Senior Protection Cluster Assistant, UNHCR

"Both this workshop, and the Summer Academy of Young Professionals module that preceded it, have been excellent opportunities for me to broaden my professional skill set, to engage with like-minded colleagues from a number of different countries, and to develop concrete ideas that have the genuine potential to be of interest to practitioners well beyond this network."
Kateryna Denysova, HIV and Health Program Associate, United Nations Development Program, Ukraine

"This was the perfect follow-up opportunity to exchange very interesting and unique ideas with other professionals engaged in our Swedish Institute-funded project from across the Eastern Partnership and the Baltic Sea Region. The discussions were extremely useful and I look forward to seeing the release of our book later this year."
Ginta Makaveckaite, Senior Assistant to Judge, Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania