SWEA Holland 2022 Cultural Scholarship is Now Open for Applications
The scholarship aims to promote the purpose of SWEA, "to support, maintain, promote and develop knowledge in Swedish history, language, culture, and tradition".   If you live, study, or have a connection to the Netherlands and a relevant connection to Sweden and speak Swedish you can apply for the scholarship. Apply before December 1, 2022. Click to read more.  
Finland and Sweden promise to join NATO together
Finland and Sweden will joint NATO at the same time, their prime ministers said on Friday, presenting a united front to Turkey which has raised questions about both their applications. Click to read more.
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
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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.
Thank you for Attending Women Business Leadership Masterclass II
On November 1, 2022, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce hosted the Women Business Leadership Masterclass – Recovery, Evaluation, How to keep up the Energy and get Revitalized. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a big thank you to all our participants, Executive Coach and program director, Malin Hedlund, and guest speaker Marianne Hamilton for sharing their stories and experiences. The Swedish Chamber cordially thanks Inter IKEA Systems B.V., Fagerhult, and Storytel for supporting the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Women Business Leadership Program and for making it possible. If you would like to order Marianne´s book Advice to My Dear Daughter, you will find more information by following the link: The book is available in four different languages, Swedish, English, Dutch and French. Welcome to join us again for the next Women Business Leadership Masterclass on November 22!  
Sara Wilhelmsson- New Mentor in the Swe-Cham Mentorship Program
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our last mentor in the Mentorship Program 2022/2023, Sara Wilhelmsson!
Sara Wilhelmsson began her career in Sweden with care for patients with mental disabilities. She then moved on to work within sales and later switched to tech when she came to the Netherlands. Since 2016, she has led sales and marketing teams at tech companies such as vidaXL, Aexus and most recently Snowflake where she leads their European team of Sales Development Representatives. When she is not working, she likes to cook food from all corners of the world, travel to Sweden with her family, spend time with friends and read. Sara is really looking forward to being part of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce's Mentorship Program 2022/2023.
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce is also looking forward to starting the program together with our mentors and mentees!
Welcome New Member- Beyondo AB
The Swedish Chamber of Commerce gives a warm welcome to new Member, Beyondo AB.   Beyondo AB is a Sweden-based recruitment agency with the purpose of being the link between candidates with an international life and work experience and the job market in Sweden. Their vision is to be the most professional human intermediary of internationally experienced candidates, Swedish home comers, and international companies recruiting in Sweden. Beyondo AB is your partner for the recruitment of talents with international experience for business-oriented positions. They have a personal and transparent approach, where they look beyond a CV and find the right puzzle piece your organization needs to grow your business.   For more information, click .
Royal State Visit to Stockholm and Gothenburg
At the invitation of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima payed a state visit to Sweden. The visit took place in Stockholm and Gothenburg from Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 13 October 2022. This state visit reaffirmed the close relations between the Netherlands and Sweden, which dates back to the 17th century. The two countries work together on making Europe greener, more resilient and economically stronger. The central focuses of the visit were digital transformation, the energy transition, sustainability and life sciences. Other topics included the two countries’ shared values and innovative solutions for current and future challenges. Click to read more. Picture credits: © RVD