Statement by President von der Leyen on the Outcome of COP27
20 November 2022 "I am pleased that COP27 has opened a new chapter on financing loss and damage, and laid the foundations for a new method for solidarity between those in need and those in a position to help. We are rebuilding trust. This is crucial moving forward because there can be no lasting action against climate change without climate justice. The European Union is already the world's leading contributor of international climate finance, and I am satisfied that we confirmed our commitment to support the most vulnerable on our planet through a first contribution on loss and damage." -Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Click to read the full statement.
Boost your International Career as a Scholar at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Amsterdam
The SCOC is proud to announce three scholarships available for a new cohort of young talents to join the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands in 2023/24. The Management Trainee position lasts for 12 months, June 7, 2023 - June 7, 2024, and has served as a platform to launch many successful alumni careers over the years. Three scholarships have been made possible through generous donations from: Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation, Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad, and The School of Business, Economics and, Law at the University of Gothenburg's Scholarship Foundation. For more information about the scholarship requirements and how to apply, click .
Welcome New Patron Member- VINCI Energies Netherlands
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce gives a warm welcome to new Patron Member, VINCI Energies Netherlands. VINCI Energies supplies contributions that improve everyday life in many areas. Improvements for industry, cities, buildings, and networks. Click for more information.
New Vice Chairwoman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands
At the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting at Hotel des Indes on November 10, 2022 the board elected Ruth de Jager, Country Manager, Storytel Netherlands and Belgium as the new Vice Chairwomen of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Ruth de Jager on her new position and is looking forward to a continued and pleasant collaboration!
Building a World-Class Dutch Start-Up Ecosystem
A strategy to both increase the number of start-ups and facilitate their ability to scale can elevate the Netherlands to a global leader in the world of entrepreneurship ecosystems. A robust entrepreneurship ecosystem has the potential to be among the fundamental drivers of a nation’s economy and a linchpin of its society. Dutch start-ups are already thriving in many ways, but countries such as the United Kingdom, Sweden, and the United States are more competitive along key metrics of start-up success. The Netherlands has an opportunity to build a strategy that encourages the participation of a more diverse group of founders, which will lead to even more entrepreneurial activity than already today. Click to read the article by McKinsey on their website.
A Tribute to Those Fighting for Human Rights & Women’s Rights
“In a number of countries, human rights defenders and journalists are subject to arbitrary detentions, kidnappings, disappearances, physical aggressions, judicial harassments, death threats and intimidations. Some have paid the ultimate price for their commitment. I hope that these extraordinary and courageous people will inspire others to create a better, safer and more gender-equal society.” From 30 November to 15 December 2022, the Swedish Embassy in The Hague, together with the Swedish Institute, shows a series of portraits of Human Rights Defenders. By sharing these portraits, Sweden shows its support to Human Rights Defenders everywhere. Click for more information. [video width="940" height="788" mp4=""][/video]
Swedish Chamber Member Northern Delight’s Christmas Menu
Do you long for a traditional Swedish "julbord"? If you don not have time to do all the cooking, we recommend you order the Northern Delight takeaway menu! The menu consists of traditional Swedish Christmas dishes such as:
  • Cured salmon
  • Christmas ham
  • Meatballs
  • 'Janssons temptation
  • Red cabbage
  • 'Ris à la Malta' and cherry sauce
Order your menu at  and pick it up in Houten on Friday, December 23, between 11.00 and 19.00 o'clock.   Credits: Carolina Romare/
Meet the New Young Professionals Committee for 2022/2023
We are happy to share that Swati Narwal, Organizational Development Leader at IKEA, has taken on the position of new Chairperson of the Young Professional Committee. The Swedish Chamber is also happy to announce our new YP Committee Members, Malin K. Petrocchi, Ethics & Compliance Manager at Nike, Alexander Ljungström, Managing Director of Einar & Partners and Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld, Co-Founder at Avata. The Swedish Chamber is pleased to have the opportunity to start new collaborations with the new committee and wishes them a lot of success! For more information, visit our website: