CEC provides education on co-design and inclusive public environments

A person is talking in front of a group of listening persons, outdoors. Photo.
Johanna Alkan Olsson talking to professionals during last years programme on sustainable cities. Photo: Kenneth Ruona.

CEC is one of the actors behind a new international education programme with the purpose to strengthen innovation in the public sector and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The target group is public service professionals in Indonesia and Turkey, and it is now open for applications.

The programme is a part of the Swedish Institute’s Public Sector Innovation Programme and this is the second year CEC is a participating organizer. A similar education was arranged last year, also with Johanna Alkan Olsson as one of the driving forces. 

“This time we have taken the education one step further and focus more on change and what role professionals within the public sector can have. The idea is that you should not only learn more, but there should also be a little more action”, she says.

Johanna Alkan Olsson sees the municipalities as incredibly important actors in the work towards  achieving the sustainability goals. 
“Public service is available for those who can’t afford to pay for achieving the goals. We will focus on service to vulnerable groups”, she says. 

The idea is also that professionals from different departments should work together across sector boundaries. All sustainable goals will be included in the programme, but the sustainable city, SGD 11, is at the centre. 

The programme is provided by CEC, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and SKL International in collaboration with LUCE, the Department for Commissioned Education at Lund University. Helena Hanson from CEC is also participating. The programme takes place from January to September 2021. 

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