Swedish Policy Boot Camp

Join our Policy Boot Camp: Sweden

Together with University of Cambridge and the Government of Sweden, EAT is hosting a virtual Policy Boot Camp in support of Action Track 2 towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021, on Shifting to Sustainable and Healthy Consumption Patterns.

How can Sweden transition to healthier and more sustainable consumption patterns amongst adolescents?

Date: March 2, 2021 at 12:00 CET to 16:00. Further information will follow after applying below.

Apply to join the Sweden Policy Boot Camp

  • Are you aged 15-25?
  • Are you interested in finding better solutions to the problem of unhealthy and unsustainable food consumption amongst youth in Sweden, and with a particular focus on vulnerable groups?
  • Are you interested in learning about the policymaking process and informing real-world policies to support healthier and more sustainable food consumption amongst youth in Sweden?
  • Are you keen to learn and apply systems thinking techniques to tackle  a real world policy problem?

If all the answers are YES then join us for a four-hour long policy boot camp for the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation to learn a new method of thinking while helping to solve a complex policy challenge.

You can be from any part of the world to join this effort, because it will be held virtually.

Complete the form below to be considered for this Policy Boot Camp organized in close partnership with Cambridge University and the Government of Sweden.

Benefits for you

  • You will learn and practice systems thinking techniques while finding real world policy solutions
  • learn about systems thinking tools
  • be a policy thinker for the Swedish Government (represented by the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation)
  • make connections with  experts, people in government and in the private sector, and with each other
  • meet an exciting team from the University of Cambridge


Deadline for applications is February 26, 2021, 17:00 GMT. On approval of your application, you will receive Zoom meeting details.


What is the Cambridge Policy Boot Camp?

The Cambridge Policy Boot Camp method was developed by Dr Nazia M Habib, the Research Director of the Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme (RSDP) and a multi-disciplinary team of experts at the University of Cambridge, UK, to help policymakers improve their decision-making process.

Methods from decision science, creative design, political economics and systems thinking are combined to help participants identify ways to tackle big policy challenges.

Each boot camp is designed to strengthen the thinking capacity and reasoning of the participants in a short burst of time. This is to help them to endure and appreciate the challenges related to driving policy and systems level change. By bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders in the decision-making process, the policy boot camp is a co-creation forum for improved understanding about how to create solutions.

This policy boot camp will help identify and develop food system policy options that can contribute to shifting consumption patterns amongst adolescents in Sweden.