Sweden

Act For Integration

National Network
Sweden
Address

Seymoursväg 22
27660 Skillinge
Sweden

Telephone
0046(0)763 41 55 61
E-Mail
info@actforintegration.com
E-Mail (2)
susanna@actforintegration.com
Mobile Phone
0046(0)763 41 55 61
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2014
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Human rights
General Information
Act for Integration is a non-profit organisation working in the fields of art, human rights, culture, media and youth acitivties. We are politically and religiously independent and will cooperate with other organisations and also the Public Sector. We are a team of volunteers who work on voluntary basis.  Our aim is to make the world a better place for everybody regardeless of their place of birth, gender, race or religion by running national projects with a positive impact. We believe in the equality of all people and a more egalitarian and tolerant society focusing on the role of girls and women privately as well as publicly. According to the World Bank women use 90% of their income on the well-being of their families whereas men use 30-40%. A third of all women have suffered sexual violence according to WHO. Violence against women is not ethincally, culturally or religiously related but occurs everywhere. Girls and women are subject to gender related violence only just because of their sex. Our aim is to focus on equality, diversity and peace for a better world.
Mission and Objectives

Our aim is to work with varied organisations as collaborators which allows us to make the world a better place for everybody regardeless of their place of birth, gender, race or religion by running national projects with a positive impact.
We believe in the equality of all people and a more egalitarian and tolerant society focusing on the role of girls and women privately as well as publicly.
 

Main Projects / Activities

We work with UNHCR making testimonials like "Telling The Real Story".
We also started language cafes and a voluntary advice office, RådRum in South of Sweden.
Our voluntary team arranges seminars and gatherings to help integration. They helped developing and spreading a method book to help organisations/people to spread information to new comers with focus on equality, women and children's wright.
For more information visit our webpage www.actforintegration.com

Contact (1) Full Name
Susanna Udvardi
Job Title
project manager
Head of the organisation
Skillinge
Contact (2) Full Name
Torbjörn Samuelsson
Job Title (2)
project assistant

AFS Intercultural Education (AFS Interkulturell Utbildning)

National Network
Sweden
Address

Medborgarplatsen 25, trapphus A
Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone
+46 8 406 00 00
E-Mail
eva.horwing@afs.org
E-Mail (2)
jenny.eriksson@afs.org
E-Mail (3)
info@afs.se
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1948
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information
AFS began as a volunteer ambulance corps in 1914 during the First World War. After World War II started in the youth exchanges in high school, which today makes the AFS the world's largest non-profit exchange organization with operations in more than 55 countries. In Sweden, AFS was founded as a nonprofit organization in 1948. AFS is based entirely on voluntary contributions from members, volunteers and board.
Mission and Objectives

AFS is working for a more peaceful world through increased understanding between people and cultures. We do this by arranging short and long exchange program for young people. Linked to each program are several elements of intercultural learning. 
Our goal is that the AFS experience will lay the foundation for a lifelong experience of personal development. We also want to create an understanding and a commitment to other people and cultures.

Main Projects / Activities

http://www.afs.se/

Contact (1) Full Name
Malin Kristiansson
Job Title
ICL, education and training
Head of the organisation
Theréz Randquist (Secretary General)
Contact (2) Full Name
Jenny Eriksson
Job Title (2)
Volunteers and Training Coordinator (on leave until summer 2018)
Education
Culture
Gender

Alexa Robertson

Professor of Media Studie at the Department of Political Science at the University of Stockholm. Robertson researches global news, cosmopolitanism and the media, comparative television analysis and narrative with a focus on mediations of protest and social inequalities. She is...

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An Icy Heaven: Arab Migration on Contemporary Nordic Stages

At the height of the 2015–16 ‘refugee crisis’, how were immigrants and refugees portrayed and self-portrayed on Finnish and Swedish stages? The production and reception of two plays translated from Arabic – Karim Rashed's I Came to See You (2015)...

Angeredsgymnasiet

National Network
Sweden
Address

Box 53 Grepgatan
Angered
Gothenburg
Sweden

Telephone
+46 72-554 65 03
E-Mail
nina.larsson@educ.goteborg.se
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
2007
Fields of Activity
  1. Youth and education
General Information
At our school we work with an approach in which students must take considerable responsibility for their studies and work on projects that are taken from reality. Therefore, we collaborate with researchers and companies outside the school and included in international projects. We have many years experience of providing support for students with different needs. Our way of working is the most developed in the entire Gothenburg region and inspire other schools.  
Mission and Objectives

We hope to form a project that would focus on defining and overcoming national stereotypes of all the countries involved in the project.
We also hope to improve the understanding among young people and encourage communication between students of various nationalities.

Main Projects / Activities

The activities will be on-line discussions, research, work-shops during students’ exchange, discussions and study visits.
Angeredsgymnasiet is the initiator, along with companies in and outside Angered, to something called Angered challenge.
Angered challenge has only one goal: more young people from the suburbs to get out of work or go on after high school to other educational programs. We do this with both small and large companies.
Anyone who has something positive to contribute can be Angered challenge. Right now include Estrella with the challenge and has adopted ekonomiprogrammet. Students at Ekonomiprogrammet will then come to the Estrella several times during their training to see how different parts of a company works.

Contact (1) Full Name
Nina Larsson
Head of the organisation
Patrick Gladh (Rektor)

ArtAgent

National Network
Sweden
Address

Observatoriegatan 18
113 29 Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone
00468-32 60 46
E-Mail
lott@lottalfreds.com
Mobile Phone
004673-7871758
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
2012
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
General Information
ArtAgent is an art organisation in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in September 2012 by six contemporary artists. The structure of the organization: Malin Lobell, president, Charlotte Åberg, secretary, Helena Byström, accouter, Lott Alfreds, AnnaKällblad and My Lindh responsible attesters and caucus. ArtAgent is an art organisation in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in September 2012 is run by Lott Alfreds and Charlotte Åberg. Through participatory and situation-specific art in the public realm, ArtAgent works to develop an increased awareness of the potential and capacity of art to impact society. ArtAgent runs projects at various locations: in neighborhoods, schools, social institutions, workplaces, public squares and art institutions, both in Sweden and internationally. The members of ArtAgent have a long experience in the field both in Sweden and internationally. The artists in ArtAgent share their knowledge through art practice, meetings and art workshops.
Mission and Objectives

ArtAgents mission is to initiate and organize art projects together with excluded and vulnerable groups in Balkan and Sweden. ArtAgent focuses on participatory art projects at schools, orphan-houses prisons, elder cares, hospitals and at residential areas in segregated municipalities. Art can be extended to the invisible materials used by everyone, the invisible materials of speech, thought and discussion in order to shape our society.
From the ArtAgent members long experience in the field they have identified positive outcomes from participation in the arts in Sweden and Europe. ArtAgent promotes the value of arts activity as being both intrinsic and instrumental, with the intrinsic being personal and individual, and the instrumental delivering a broad realm of benefits to society and civil life.

Main Projects / Activities

Documentary video and photos from participatory working process in communities made by artists and staff active in prisons, orphan houses, elder cares and other social institutions. Evaluation reports made by each partners about participatory art projects in Sweden, Albania, FYRO Macedonia, Kosovo and Croatia. Website with blogs and photo documentary and texts about the on-going working process.
Digital newspapers published at the website and printed for distribution at the workshops and international exhibition.
An art book with pictures from the participatory art projects; from the working process with people in communities and pictures by the work made by people in communities, prisoners, orphans, elder people and people from other institutions, texts by researchers about all participatory art projects. An overview text by about the whole project.
Video films; art-video and documentary, performances, music and sculptures at participatory workshops in Balkan and international exhibition in Sweden and Balkan.

Contact (1) Full Name
Charlotte Åberg
Job Title
Founder and director
Head of the organisation
Lott Alfreds

Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators

National Network
Sweden
Telephone
+46 498 218385
Telephone (other)
+46 498 218764
E-Mail
baltic.centre@gotlandica.se
E-Mail (2)
lena.pasternak@gotlandica.se
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
1993
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
1. Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators (BCWT) is a non-profit organization. BCWT is an international residential workplace and meeting point that was established in 1993 as a tangible result of the writers' cruise Baltic Waves, of the on resolution of the Swedish Parliament and on the initiative of all the writers’ and translators’ organization in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea region. The BCWT is governed by Representatives from the member organizations via the international Board. The executive work is run with 2 employees. The BCWT is financed by the Swedish state through Swedish Arts Council – 1491000 SEK - and regioanlly by Gotland Municipality – 406000 SEK (for year 2009). The BCWT cooperates with all the writers and translators organizations in the Baltic Sea Region as well as the umbrella network Baltic Writers’ Council. The BCWT is since 1996 under the auspices of UNESCO
Mission and Objectives

- stimulate the literary and cultural exchange, serve as a workplace and meeting point for writers and translators from the region
-actively work to promote the BCWT as a site for cooperative projects
-support the creation of a reference library compatible with the guidelines for BCWT, as well as an information data base on the literatures of the Baltic Sea Region
- act as a promoter of formation and a source of inspiration in the cultural field
- constantly seek new forms and partners for collaboration between writers and translators, strengthen the cultural contacts giving priority the east-west aspect
-contribute to increase knowledge and exchanges between literatures and writers

Main Projects / Activities

The BCWT is today internationally recognized institution, operating under the auspices of UNESCO. Since its foundation in 1993 the BCWT has provided accommodation for about 3200 writers and translators from all over the world. Calculated in guests nights it will be ap 50 000 and calculated in book titles it will be at least 3000 books that have been written or translated during the BCWT 15 years’ history. The BCWT has arranged 15 international poetry festivals, numerous translation workshops with different language combinations, seminars and meetings. The BCWT has hosted and co-arranged some major international conferences in cooperation with UNESCO, with European and Baltic Sea perspective. In the EU context the BCWT has been in the avant-garde in questions of the enlarged Unio, and has been developing long-term east-west north-south cultural exchange.

Contact (1) Full Name
Lena Pasternak
Head of the organisation
Lena Pasternak
Contact (2) Full Name
Patrik Muskos

Bernadottegymnasiet

National Network
Sweden
Address

Skånegatan 18
41251 Göteborg
Sweden

Telephone
00463671700
Fax
00463671701
E-Mail
info.bernadottegymnasiet@educ.goteborg.se
E-Mail (2)
annika.m.johansson@educ.goteborg.se
E-Mail (3)
christina.flood@educ.goteborg.se
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
1999
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
  2. Youth and education
General Information
Bernadottegymnasiet is a theoretical upper secondary school where the majority of the students aim for professions in flelds like the police, the fire brigade, the military, the coast guard and the customs. Outdoor activities are a major part of their curriculum as well as subjects like leadership, political science and psychology. The staff consists of 10 teachers and a headmistress that take care of approximately 200 students. The budget comprises about 30 million Swedish crowns. It is a municipal, non-profit organisation. We have exchanges within Sweden so far but no on-going international projects right now.
Mission and Objectives

We need to develop our international relations with other schools or organisations abroad in our work field.

Main Projects / Activities

Leadership courses for teenagers.

Contact (1) Full Name
Frank Hjortberg
Job Title
Teacher
Head of the organisation
Katinka Wertsén
Contact (2) Full Name
Maurits Hjerpe
Job Title (2)
Teacher

Bilda

National Network
Sweden
Address

Box 791
Stockholm
Sweden

Telephone
+46 8-7271710 (Magnus)
Telephone (other)
+46 70-6727471 (Magnus)
E-Mail
magnus.stenberg@bilda.nu
E-Mail (2)
anneli.bergsviker@bilda.nu
E-Mail (3)
karin.hallin@bilda.nu
E-Mail (4)
Josefin.Stenmark@bilda.nu
Mobile Phone
070-6727471
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
1947
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. International/Cultural relations
  3. Religion
  4. Youth and education
General Information
Bilda has 52 member organisations, mostly churches and Christian organisations. Is a one of ten Swedish study association, organising study circles, seminars, cultural programs and education. Number of staff: 200. Budget per year: 300 million SEK, mostly funded by government grants The organisation has eight regional branches and has activities in almost the whole country.
Mission and Objectives

The key to understanding is people coming together learning from each other. What matters is the desire to learn rather than demands set by others.Be it music, reading, cooking, talking –it could be almost anything! Interpretation of life in broad sense is the overall profile of Bilda. We want to create free zones where different perspectives will meet. We offer activities for culture and liberal adult education.

Main Projects / Activities

Organising study circles, seminars, cultural programs and education. With our study centre in Jerusalem as a resource we also conduct study tours to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

We have a national program and regional branches and are eager to cooperate with other organisations.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We would like join the network to be in touch with other organisations working with education, culture and exchange of ideas, in Sweden but also on an international level.

Contact (1) Full Name
Magnus Stenberg
Head of the organisation
Kerstin Enlund
Contact (2) Full Name
Josefin Stenmark
Job Title (2)
Programme Manager

Blå Stället Culture Center

National Network
Sweden
Address

Angereds Torg 13
424 65 Gothenburg
Sweden

Telephone
+46 (0)31 365 17 00
E-Mail
madelen.lundin@angered.goteborg.se
E-Mail (2)
annifrid.frisk@angered.goteborg.se
E-Mail (3)
petra.ahlqvist@angered.goteborg.se
E-Mail (4)
mikael.olow@angered.goteborg.se
Organisation Type
Public Institution
Year of Establishment
1979
Fields of Activity
  1. Arts
  2. Democracy and community development
  3. Environment/Sustainable development
  4. Gender
  5. Heritage
  6. Human rights
  7. International/Cultural relations
  8. Media
  9. Youth and education
General Information

The Culture Center Blå Stället opened in 1979 as Sweden’s first Culture Center located in a suburb, Angered in Gothenburg. It is operated on behalf of the City of Gothenburg and open to all visitors. Over the years the layout of the building has changed, at present there is an art gallery, a studio for craft and art activities, a media lab, a stage for performances, a dance studio, a cinema, and conference rooms. There is also open space for activities in the foyer and in the surrounding park. Indoors, Blå Stället co-exists with a branch of the City library, a civic information office, the independent theatre Angereds teater, the high school Angereds Gymnasium, the independent cinema Folkets bio and a café/restaurant Kultur på Burk. A large part of the Blå Stället program is set in collaboration with local organisations, schools and institutions, artists' organizations, museums and educational associations. In addition to the set program, space can be hired for meetings, conferences and parties. Facebook page: facebook.com/bla.stallet and facebook.com/konstblastallet

Mission and Objectives

Blå Stället shall act as a creative and democratic meeting place where citizens, cultural actors, cultural entrepreneurs, artists, associations and social companies can meet to contribute to cultural, social and economic development and education. In Angered over 100 languages are spoken; and Blå Stället’s perspective is intercultural. “Inclusion” is a key word. Blå Stället follows the general objectives of the Angered municipality: to improve public health, security and the school results, and mirrors the Gothenburg Cultural Program for democracy, freedom of speech and human rights. Though located in Angered, Blå Stället’s aim is to be relevant for the whole city.

Main Projects / Activities

Blå Stället’s programme is for people of all ages, The wide variety in activities provide “something for everyone”, both to explore one’s own creativity and to take part of the ideas of professional artists, cultural actors, researchers and activists.  The programme includes exhibitions by professional and non-professional artists, music, theatre, film and media, craft, debates, philosophy, literature and more. A large number of activities are for children activities, with additional program over the school breaks.

Contact (1) Full Name
Madelen Lundin
Job Title
Program coordinator
Head of the organisation
Mikael Olow
Contact (2) Full Name
Anni-Frid Frisk (on leave)
Job Title (2)
Program coordinator