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Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union

Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU

The Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels is an extended arm of the Swedish Government. The Representation is Sweden's largest mission abroad. The main task is to pursue Swedish interests and policies effectively in the policy making of the Union.

  • Civil society – an actor for democracy and poverty reduction

    Speakers at Seminar
    Representatives of civil society, Sida and the European Commission shared their experiences at the seminar. Karin Fällman, Head of Civil Society Cooperation, Sida; Marlene Holzner, Head of Unit for Civil Society Organisations and Foundations at the European Commission, DG DEVCO; Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director, Women Engage for a Common Future; Alan AtKisson, Director, Department of Partnership and Innovation, Sida; and Hans Lind, Senior Adviser, We Effect. Photo: The Swedish EU Representation

    What is good support to civil society was the theme of a seminar hosted by the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU in Brussels on 4 March. Experiences, opportunities and new plans to support civil society were in focus. The seminar was the first in a series of three that the Permanent Representation is launching within the framework of the Government’s Drive for Democracy.

  • After the parliamentary elections: political and media freedom in Belarus

    Valiantsin Stefanovich and Volha Siakovich
    Volha Siakhovich from the Belarusian Association of Journalists and Valiantsin Stefanovich of the Viasna Human Rights Centre spoke about the recent parliamentary election in Belarus and the need for reforms. Photo: Representation of Sweden to the EU

    Following the parliamentary elections in Belarus in November, the Representation of Sweden to the EU hosted a meeting on 21 November with experts from Belarus and representatives of the EU Member States and institutions. The aim was to get an update on the impressions of how the elections were implemented and the situation for journalists.

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