Archive for CSR

Sweden in 1m 46s: from generous parental leave to unpredictable weather

“This is Sweden” – a new film showcasing different sides of Sweden – was launched by the Swedish Institute today! You can watch it here:

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The video is also available for download at Vimeo and Sharing Sweden (with subtitles for 14, soon 17, languages).

The teaser for the film was released last week and has already been viewed 0,5 million times on social media. It was also screened yesterday at the Nasdaq Video Tower in Times Square, New York city.

The award-winning production company B-Reel Films produced the movie, Olof Lindh directed. At the age of 25 he already has a number of awards and achievements under his belt, including work for Spotify: “We’ve chosen a documentary method, shooting with real people in real situations rather than professional actors, to capture a true and multifaceted glimpse of life in Sweden.”

Alice Boman’s melancholic song Waiting helps convey the feeling further and the artist supports the video’s open message: “I’m proud to represent Sweden, the parts of Sweden this film highlight.”

 

Call for applications: SI Alumni Events!

Photo taken at last year’s alumni event “Our journey after Swedish Institute Management Programme”. Provided by SI alumnus Olga Ryabova.

Do you have an idea for an alumni event that you’d like to organise in 2016? The Swedish Institute can provide you financial support!

The Swedish Institute is pleased to announce the possibility for SI alumni and Regional SI Alumni Networks to apply for financial support to organise local events in 2016.

Through this call SI wishes to support regional alumni activities with the aim of creating platforms for alumni to meet, exchange knowledge and build competence in the network.

A maximum of SEK 12,000 can be applied for within this call. The grant can be used to arrange social events, lectures, seminars, workshops, study visits, and much more.

The call for applications is open from 15 January to 7 February.

You can find all relevant information and instructions on how to apply by clicking here.

Download the application form through this link.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at alumni@si.se

Information to applicants for the Middle East & Africa Summit 2015

The selection of participants has now been made and all successful candidates have been notified by e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail about your participation in the event that means you were not among the chosen candidates.

We were happy to note the big interest in this event with no less than 39 applicants from 22 countries.

For any questions, please contact the SI Alumni Team.

Opportunity for SI Alumni to attend workshop on CSR and anti-corruption in Umeå, 23-24 April

We are pleased to inform you that the SI Alumni Network has been given 15 spots to a workshop on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and anti-corruption taking place in Umeå, 23-24 April. The workshop is organised by the SI NFGL team who’ve kindly offered 15 seats to SI Alumni.

If you wish to attend the workshop please register by sending an e-mail to nfgl (a) si.se no later than 6 April. Seats will be given on a first come first serve basis.

Note: This offer covers the workshop only. Alumni will have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Lunches and fika are included in the workshop but other meals need to be covered by yourself. When you register, please also state if you have any allergies or special food requirements. Read more » >>

Invitation: round-table and Skype webinar on “Security in modern society”, Kharkiv, 15 December 2014

Please find below an invitation from SI alumni  team in Ukraine to a round-table and webinar on “Multiple aspects of problems of safety in the modern society: global, regional and local levels”, which will be held 15 December 2014 at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics. 

Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se

Dear Colleagues! We are inviting you to participate in the webinar “Multi aspects of problems of safety in the modern society: global, regional and local levels”, which will be held 15 December 2014 at Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics for development of Ukrainian-Swedish scientific, cultural and business contacts and search partners for joint international projects.

The webinar will be organized as part of a seminar on global and local security issues. The seminar and webinar are organized by Alumni of the Swedish Institute (SI), a number of research, educational and social organizations of Kharkiv (Ukraine) with the support of the Swedish Institute (Stockholm, Sweden). Read more » >>