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Apply for a Scholarship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce 2022-2023
“My expectations before I came to Amsterdam were to stimulate the Trade and Business relations between the Netherlands and Sweden. So far, I think I have exceeded my expectations and have added value to our members of the Swedish Chamber, but meanwhile, I have developed my professional skills as well.”  Stefan de Goede, Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad 2021-2022, is spending one year at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Stefan is very grateful that the Scholarship Fund for Swedish Youth Abroad has given him this opportunity and would highly recommend anyone interested to apply for a Scholarship at the Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands for 2022-2023!  For more information about Scholarships at the Swedish Chamber, .   [video width="1080" height="1080" mp4="https://swedishchamber.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/SCHOLAR-RECIPIENT-2021-2022-Stefan-de-Goede-Scholarship-Fund-for-Swedish-Youth-Abroad.mp4"][/video]    
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Congratulations to H.R.H. Crown Princess Amalia
Today, on December 7, H.R.H. Crown Princess Amalia, Princess of Orange, turns 18. This marks the day as the official coming of age, where Princess of Orange in theory is ready to succeed her father as head of state.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend the warmest congratulations to H.R.H. Crown Princess Amalia. At 9:00 today, bells will ring out across the Netherlands, heralding the Crown Princess.
Photo: Frank Ruiter, RVD
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Corona virus measures in the Netherlands
The Dutch Government is tightening up measures to combat the sharp increase in coronavirus infections and avoid putting further pressure on the overburdened healthcare sector.   These measures are in force in the Netherlands from 05.00 Sunday 28 November and apply until at least Sunday 19 December. The Dutch government will reassess the situation on Tuesday 14 December.   Read more by  
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Welcome to join the online event, Lighting of the Swedish Christmas Tree
On December 9, 2021, Embassy of Sweden, Visit Sweden, Buurtschap Centrum 2005, Business Association “Denneweg” and Museum Escher in Het Paleis cordially invite you to join the online event Lighting of the Swedish Christmas Tree & Lucia celebration 2021. “Since 1957, the Swedish Embassy has donated a Swedish Christmas Tree to the city of The Hague and the people of The Netherlands as a token of our excellent and longlasting relations. We had looked forward to seeing you in person this year. Instead we will have an online ceremony where Mayor Jan van Zanen and Ambassador Johannes Oljelund together switch on the lights in the tree, followed by a Lucia concert and a piece of Swedish winter holiday inspiration.” Watch the event live or afterward by clicking Let’s celebrate the start of the Christmas Season!
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Welcome Swati Narwal, YP Liaison
The Young Professionals Committee of the Swedish Chamber is very pleased to give a warm welcome to our new YP Liaison Swati Narwal. She will have a special role where she will develop the transition from Young Professional members into members of the Swedish Chamber. Swati is an Organisational Development Specialist at Ingka Services BV. She believes that by having lived in Sweden for the last 8,5 years and now in the Netherlands, she has a lot to share and contribute to the YP team with the experiences and learnings as a young professional that she has gathered over the last 15 years of her working career. “I would like to increase the outreach of the YP network to include more young professionals in this program via cross collaborations with other businesses and networks across the Netherlands and Sweden.” To read more about Swati and her role,
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How to celebrate Sinterklaas
On December 5, the shops will close early and around 60 % of Dutch households will settle down to celebrate Sinterklaas. Who is Sinterklaas? When does he arrive? How do you celebrate? Here you are provided with a list of all you need to know to get it right, follow the link
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Amsterdam Light Festival Canal Cruise by Stromma
Experience the highlights of ten years Amsterdam Light Festival! From December 2, 2021 to January 23, 2022, the most special, inspiring and popular light artworks from the past nine editions will return to the Amsterdam canals. This anniversary edition is all about 'Celebrate Light'. An appropriate theme that offers a look back at ten years of light art and strengthens the bond with the city, residents and visitors. A total of twenty light artworks will be placed along the route. The most beautiful light artworks of the past decade with the city of Amsterdam as the canvas; Edition #10 will be one not to be missed. Stromma offers a special cruise: an evening Canal Cruise through the festival area. Sail with them along the unique works of light art that are best visible from the water. As a Swe-Cham member, you will get a 25 % discount on an Amsterdam Canal Cruise ticket with the promotion code SCC60. After you have chosen your date, fill in the code in the "promotion code field". For more information and to buy your ticket,    
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Dutch and Nordic Circular Hotspots signed a Partnership Agreement
On November 11, the Holland Circular Hotspot and Nordic Circular Hotspot formally signed a Partnership Agreement as part of the three-day state visit of the Dutch royal couple to Norway. The Signing Ceremony took place in Trondheim in the company of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima as well as His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. This new co-operation aims to speed up the market transition for circular solutions and businesses in and between The Netherlands and the Nordics.  The two Hotspots have worked closely together, since the Nordic Circular Hotspot was launched during the World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki in June 2019. The formation of the Nordic Circular Hotspot was influenced by the Holland Circular Hotspot and now it was finally time to formalize this partnership. "Signing a partnership with the Nordic Circular Hotspot comes at a moment that the world realises that it needs circularity more than ever. This is the century for circular entrepreneurs and frontrunners to have the biggest market potential." - Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotspot About the Nordic Circular Hotspot and Holland Circular Hotspot

The Nordic Circular Hotspot is the leading resource on the circular economy in the Nordics. With partners in all the five Nordic countries plus The Netherlands, supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic Innovation, its aim is to speed up the transition to an inclusive, resource-efficient, regenerative and circular market in the Nordic region. The Hotspot's goal is to contribute in a meaningful way to reinvent how the Nordics design, produce and market products. Moreover, it wants to rethink how the Nordics use and consume products and services, and redefine growth in the Nordics, and what is realisable through reuse, reduction, reparation, regeneration, and, most importantly, systems change.  To reach transitional tipping points faster in all segments and sectors of the Nordic market, the Hotspot’s aim is to achieve the critical mass of circular and sustainable dynamics and transactions in all value chains.

Holland Circular Hotspot aims to generate and strengthen circular economy export and investment possibilities for the Dutch business community and stimulate the international exchange of circular economy knowledge and innovation. By close collaboration with the Dutch national government and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, this could be done. By doing so, Dutch knowledge and expertise will strengthen the implementation of a circular economy in an international context, create mutually-interesting business opportunities and help to speed up the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to the climate objectives.

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