The 42nd edition of the Noordelijk Film Festival: faces of the North
From 9 to 13 November the 42nd edition of the Northern Film Festival will take place! Just like last year, the festival will appear in hybrid form, with an online program available in addition to the atmospheric film festival you’re familiar with. As always, we maintain our Nordic Focus, but in 2022 we want to pay even more attention to the diversity and richness of the northern film landscape. That’s why our slogan for this year is ‘Faces of the North’.   About the festival The Noordelijk Film Festival is a film festival in Leeuwarden that generally takes place around the second weekend of November every year. With around 20 thousand visitors counted over five days, the festival is one of the largest regional film festivals in the Netherlands. In 2019 it celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special longer edition. From 1976 to 1988, the first ten editions took place under the name Fries Film Festival. Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie has served as the festival centre for almost all years. Additionally, film theatre Slieker Film (in the Fries Museum) and Pathé Leeuwarden are two of our festival locations. This year once more, we’re moving into the province with a programme that includes De Lawei in Drachten and De Koornbeurs in Franeker. Click to read more.
Application for Swedish Chamber Management Trainee 2023/2024 Now Open
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands is pleased to announce that the application process for a Management Trainee position, June 7, 2023- June 7, 2024, now is open. Gull & Stellan Ljungberg Foundation Scholarship grants a scholarship to a creative and talented young adult within international trade. Please note that this scholarship can only be applied for by Swedish nationals that have a connection to Uddevalla or Trollhättans municipality. For more information about the scholarship and how to apply, please click .  
Alfa Laval Part of Sweden’s COP27 Business Delegation
At COP27, the annual UN Climate Change Conference, Alfa Laval will once again be part of the Swedish delegation and together with 25 other companies be joining the global effort to accelerate the transition towards net zero by 2050.
COP27 takes place in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, between 6-18 November 2022. The Swedish delegation includes Alfa Laval together with 25 other companies, as well as representatives from the Swedish government, research institutes and expert organisations. One of Alfa Laval’s roles at the conference will be to moderate and host discussions regarding energy efficiency, long duration energy storage and the Swedish industry’s transition towards the use of fossil-free steel in products and processes. The programme will be livestreamed and recorded by several organisations including Business Sweden, McKinsey and We Don’t Have Time. Click to read more.
Be Part of Making the Green Transition the Greatest Co-lab in Human History
Sign up to watch all the live sessions from Sweden’s COP27 business delegation pavilion in the diplomatic zone (the blue zone), as we bring together business leaders, governmental agencies, academia, and industry innovators with a united position. We have the innovative solutions bold enough to make a real difference and we are pushing for policies that will move us from dialogue to action. Take this opportunity to gain digital access to our strategic partners, collaborators, and the live broadcast of Sweden’s COP27 business delegation programme. Click to read more.
Sweden’s Budget Bill for 2023
On November 8, the budget bill for 2023 is submitted to the Riksdag. Overall, reforms are proposed to, among other things, support Swedish households and businesses, strengthen welfare, increase security and equip the defense. The budget also includes measures for more fossil-free electricity production, reduced emissions and a cleaner environment. The bill is based on an agreement between the Sweden Democrats, the Moderates, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals. Click for more information.
Welcome to New YP Committee
The Young Professionals of the Swedish Chambers of Commerce is very excited to share the news of our new fantastic Young Professionals Committee. Swati Narwal, Alexander Ljungström, Malin K. Petrocchi and Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld are all active members of the Young Professionals Community. We are happy to share that Swati, who is an Organizational Development Leader at IKEA, has taken on the position of new Chairperson of the Young Professional Committee. Malin is an Ethics & Compliance Manager at Nike, Alexander is the Managing Director of Einar & Partners and Joachim Rittfeldt Hofvenschiöld is the Founder of M&A advisory. The Swedish Chamber is pleased to have the opportunity to start new collaborations with the new committee and wish them a lot of success!
Stockholm – Why Sweden’s Capital is Europe’s New Home of Impact
Over the last few years, Stockholm investors have shown increasing willingness to plough money into the 'impact' startup scene, in companies that seek to generate financial returns while also creating a positive social or environmental impact.
There are two main categories of impact startups, those solving social challenges, such as poverty and famine, and those solving environmental challenges, such as climate warming and decarbonisation. Click for more information.
Gothenburg – The World’s Most Sustainable City
The Global Sustainability Index (GDS) voted Sweden’s second biggest city, Gothenburg, as the most sustainable city in the world four times in a row. As a result, this city of only 600,000 inhabitants drew international attention. It didn’t take long for the world’s largest broadcast news organization, the BBC, to highlight Gothenburg as one of Europe’s greenest cities, for example. Here are a few of the reasons that Gothenburg is now so cited when it comes to sustainability:
  • The establishment of city Green Zones
  • Social sustainability: affordable housing and low unemployment rates
  • Changing the biggest port of the north to a ‘River City’ 
  • A green destination for tourists
To read more, click .