The Diplomatic Portal

Stockholm Culture Festival

Stockholm Culture Festival fills the city center with all kinds of culture during 12-17 August. From Sergels Torg, over Brunkeberg to Gustav Adolfs Torg there will be samples of all the culture Stockholm has to offer, with performers and guests from all corners of the world. Free admission.

On the façade of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the specially-produced visual extravaganza "Barcekholm 3D" will be projected in 3D.

Please note that access by car to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs will be limited during the duration of the festival.

The castle of Strömsholm. Photo: Fredrik Alpstedt, Flickr (CC)

Study trip to the county of Västmanland

The Protocol Department invites Heads of Mission in Stockholm and their spouses/partners to a study trip to the county of Västmanland. The programme includes visits to the company ABB, the castle of Strömsholm, the cathedral of Västerås and the famous Skultuna brass foundry. A copy of the programme is enclosed.

Date: 6th of October 2014

Meeting with the Governor of the Stockholm County

On the 24th of June, the Governor of the Stockholm County, Ms. Chris Heister, invited Ambassadors to visit her residence, the Tessin Palace, situated in the Old Town opposite the Royal Palace.

The Almedalen Week 29 June-6 July

The Almedalen Week (Almedalsveckan) is an annual event taking place in week 27 in and around Almedalen, a park in Visby, Gotland. With speeches, seminars and other political activities, it is considered to be the most important forum in Swedish politics. During the week, representatives from the major political parties in Sweden take turns to make speeches in Almedalen. In recent years, the event has grown larger, with hordes of journalists, lobbyists, local and national politicians and representatives of non-governmental organisations all coming to Visby to meet, discuss politics and socialize.

The Nordic Way: Openness and Mobility

On the 16th of June, diplomats in Stockholm were invited by the Norden Association to a seminar on Nordic cooperation at the island of Biskops-Arnö, located in Lake Mälaren 60 km west of Stockholm. The seminar was supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.

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