Applications open for Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Foundation 2022-2023
“I love that you, at an early stage, were given a lot of freedom and responsibility to take on your own projects with the support and help from the rest of the team. This has given me the opportunity to put my theoretical knowledge to the test and apply it in real situations, which have both contributed positively to the Swedish Chamber of Commerce as well as to my personal development.” ,  2021-2022, is spending one year at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Johanna is very grateful that Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Foundation has given her this opportunity and would encourage anyone interested to apply for this Scholarship! Applications for the Scholarship 2022-2023 are now open. For more information about the Scholarship and application, click  
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Continued Collaboration with Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Foundation for 2022-2023
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is very proud of its continued collaboration with the Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Foundation for 2022-2023. Last year, in 2021, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce launched the collaboration with the  Scholarship. The Scholarship offers a talented and creative young professional with connection to the municipalities of Uddevalla and Trollhättan, the unique opportunity to acquire international experience by joining the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands for a period of 12 months. We would like to extend a warm thank you to the Gull & Stellan Ljungbergs Foundation for its generous donation! Applications for the Scholarship 2022-2023 are now open. Apply before January 17, 2022. For more information about the Scholarship and application, click  
Welcome Lovisa Nimvik Stern, new YP Committee Member
The Young Professionals Committee of the Swedish Chamber is very pleased to give a warm welcome to our new Committee Member Lovisa Nimvik Stern. Lovisa moved from Sweden to Amsterdam a little over 2 years ago. She is working with corporate development and operations at a real estate investment management company. During her time in Amsterdam, especially before the pandemic, she has enjoyed attending the YP events, both from a personal and professional perspective and she is very happy to be a part of the YP Committee. “YP is a great opportunity to meet new people and to connect with young professionals from other companies and industries. The YP provides a setting where you can connect socially and at the same time create professional networks.” To read more about Lovisa and the YP Committee,  
Magdalena Andersson – new PM of Sweden for the second time
The Social Democrats' party leader Magdalena Andersson has for the second time been elected as Sweden's Prime Minister. She thus becomes the first party leader in 15 years to be allowed to govern a one-party government with only the Social Democrats. The next step for Andersson is to announce her cabinet which is planned to take place on Tuesday at 9.30 am. Thereafter, she will, together with her new cabinet, attend a so-called skifteskonselj, which is a change of government cabinet meeting with the King of Sweden at the Royal Palace. That is when the transition of power formally happen, after which her new government will begin its duties. For more information, . Photo: Nils Petter Nilsson
A special UP live event
On December 13, UP THERE, EVERYWHERE, in collaboration with Opticom International Research, will be running a short presentation seminar. The seminar focuses on how to establish a position as a thought leader in today's digital world and the importance of using market analysis to better understand markets, customers, and competitive landscapes. You can either attend in person or online as the event will be streamed on Youtube. The event will include a welcome refreshment, a seminar session, and a traditional Swedish Lucia choir singing seasonal songs. Venue: GT30, Grev Turegatan 30, Stockholm, Sweden When: Monday, December 13, from 15.30 to 18.30 CET   For more information and to sign up for this event,  
Vaccination certificates may be required for public gatherings in Sweden
The Government intends to go on with the proposal to allow the use of vaccination certificates at public gatherings and public functions from December 1, 2021. The intention is to limit the spread of the virus among unvaccinated people in particular by preventing them from gathering in large groups, at the same time as public gatherings and public functions can continue with having visitors.
“The pandemic is not over and in our part of the world the virus is now spreading. The negative trend is worrying, even though we have not yet seen a similar development in Sweden. The Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden therefore see a need to be able to use vaccination certificates as a disease control measure to limit the chains of infection,” says the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren. The Government has received a request from the Public Health Authority of Sweden, which sees the necessity of access to vaccination certificates as a disease control measure. The Government referred a proposal to ease the restrictions in September that apply to an event if the organiser can guarantee that the participants are vaccinated by requiring them to show a vaccination certificate which proves that they are fully vaccinated, i.e., the vaccination component of the EU’s digital COVID certificate.
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Congratulations to Magdalena Andersson, Sweden’s first female Prime Minister!
This Wednesday morning, the Swedish parliament, Riksdag, voted to confirm Magdalena Andersson as Sweden’s new Prime Minister. This is Sweden's first-ever female Prime Minister.    Magdalena Andersson has been the Finance Minister in Sweden for seven years and is now replacing Stefan Löfven as leader of the Social Democrats, and Prime Minister.    Photo: Government Offices of Sweden  
Husqvarna joins the Swedish Chamber Patron Membership
We would like to give a warm welcome to Husqvarna as New Patron Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce.     With over 325 years of innovation and passion, Husqvarna provides professionals and consumers with forest, garden and park products. Husqvarna lets high performance meet usability and safety, making you ready to get the job done efficiently. Through constant research and extensive testing of their products, Husqvarna guarantees quality, durability, and innovation. Husqvarna offers a wide and growing range of products and accessories, including everything from chainsaws and trimmers to innovative robotic lawn movers, offering the right solution for all types of work.    We are looking forward to bringing together Husqvarna with our business network and to a fruitful and exciting collaboration. For more information, click