Former and current SI scholarship holders gathered in Malmö 28-29 April to learn about Swedish experience in the field of gender equality. A total of 32 participants from 18 countries attended the event.
The programme included a lecture from the Swedish National Secretariat for Gender research, and study visits to Media Evolution (http://www.mediaevolution.se/en), Region Skåne (http://www.skane.se/en), including a presentation from the County Administrative Board of Skåne. Read more » >>
Image: Melker Dahlstrand/Imagebank Sweden
Are you interested in learning about Swedish experiences in gender equality issues? On 28-29 April the Swedish Institute is organising an activity in Malmö on the theme of gender equality open to current and former SI scholarship holders. 15 seats are reserved for SI alumni. Travel and accommodation costs are covered entirely by the Swedish Institute. Read more » >>
“This is Sweden” – a new film showcasing different sides of Sweden – was launched by the Swedish Institute today! You can watch it here:
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.”
Photo: Ola Ericson / Imagebank Sweden
We hope you’ve had a good start of the New Year! At SI we are preparing for all the activities coming up in 2016. We’d like to present an early rough plan to you of what activities and opportunities will be available for SI alumni during the coming year. Please note that the below is tentative and may be subject to change:
15 January – 7 February: Call for applications to organise alumni events
February: Call for applications to organise an SI Alumni Forum (for reference see events in Belarus, Indonesia and Uganda on the Alumni Blog)
February: Call for applications to be this year’s alumni speaker at the NFGL Diploma Ceremony in Stockholm, 27 May 2016
15 April: Call for applications to organise alumni events
28 April: Gender equality event in Malmö (spots for 10-15 alumni)
28 June – 1 July: International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Conference in Stockholm
August: Call for applications to organise alumni events (tentatively)
10-11 October: ICT/Innovation event in Luleå
8-10 December: Nobel Week Dialogue
We are looking forward to another exciting year for the SI Alumni Network!
/ SI Alumni Team