Honorary Consulate of Sweden Chicago

Honorary Consulate of Sweden Chicago The Consulate is open for visitors almost daily, but please call in advance to notify the staff about your planned visit.
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This week #SwedenInChicago (Nov 23 - 29):Happy thanksgiving! In Sweden there is a saying: "There is no bad weather only ...
11/23/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (Nov 23 - 29):

Happy thanksgiving! In Sweden there is a saying: "There is no bad weather only bad clothing" and in these days of COVID it is more important than ever to use the great outdoor to meet with family and friends. Make sure to social distance and use necessary precaution to keep your family, friends and yourself healthy this holiday season.

Activities in your Swedish community this week are:

The Swedish American Museum is due to state restrictions closed until December 8. You may still reserve your personal time to shop the store and the Holiday store. Make your reservation here; https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/in-person-shopping/

Sunday @ noon: Artist talk - Letters from Home, Join Curators Emily England (Swedish American Museum) and Marcus Modh (Arvika Konsthall) as we discuss our upcoming joint exhibit project, “Letters From Home” with artists Areej Al Mansory, Andrea Carlson, and Luis Sahagun. Register at [email protected].

Sunday @ 2 p.m.: Knitting Group, share your patterns and learn from others. Join zoom; https://bit.ly/399J2KP

Photo credit: Tina Stafrén/imagebank.sweden.se

It feels good to represent Sweden.
11/20/2020

It feels good to represent Sweden.

We’re delighted to hear that Sweden ranks #1 in the Good Country Index for 2020!

The Good Country Index ranks 149 countries based on their contributions to humanity and the planet. It's all about contributing to the common good, outside your borders.

Relative to the size of its economy, Sweden contributes more than any other country, according to the index.

The index relies on indicators from the United Nations, the World Bank, the Basel Convention, the Global Footprint Network and several international NGOs and institutions.

Nothing could possibly make us prouder. But let’s all strive to improve! ❤️

Rankings are here: https://index.goodcountry.org/
More about Good Country Index: https://www.goodcountry.org/

Photo: Lucas Günther/imagebank.sweden.se

Gothenburg, Chicago's sister city, is named 2021 Best Sustainable City Stay by Lonely Planet. Congratulations 🏅!
11/18/2020
Best in Travel 2021 - Awards for regenerative travel - Lonely Planet

Gothenburg, Chicago's sister city, is named 2021 Best Sustainable City Stay by Lonely Planet. Congratulations 🏅!

In a year unlike any other, Lonely Planet has reimagined its annual Best in Travel list. This year we’re championing the people and places that reinforce our belief that travel is a force for good.

This week #SwedenInChicago (Nov 16-22);Tuesday; @ 6 p.m. SWEA invites its members to create wreaths for the season. Resp...
11/16/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (Nov 16-22);
Tuesday; @ 6 p.m. SWEA invites its members to create wreaths for the season. Respond to evite.
Thursday: @ 1 p.m. TV series discussion. To join watch Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 of the Restaurant (Vår tid är nu) on Amazon Prime. Join zoom meeting; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860
Thursday: @ 6 p.m. Book Talk - We were strangers - The true story of Magda Preiss. Email [email protected] to participate.
Friday: @ 6 p.m. Got Glögg? This virtual year with gues speaker Mike Sjöblom from Napa, Ca, who will educate us about the history of Glögg. Email [email protected] to participate.
Saturday @ 10 a.m. Genealogy Session: Daniel Hubbard will look into different sources and explore how reliable they are. For more information and to sign up email [email protected]
Saturday: @ noon Prata Svenska for Swedish learners; Join zoom meeting; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772393777
Saturday; 1 p.m. Museum Monthly Book Club will meet and discuss; Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekbäck. Join zoom meeting; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83441966464

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago
11/05/2020

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Chicago

NEW DATE for the Politics & Business Webinar is Thursday, November 12 at 4pm.

Sign up through the link in the description!

This week #SwedenInChicago is all about the Swedish American Museum Gala.
11/02/2020
Silent Auction

This week #SwedenInChicago is all about the Swedish American Museum Gala.

Silent Auction

Embassy of Sweden in USA
10/27/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

📍JOB ALERT📍Are you our new colleague? We currently have two openings, an assistant to the Political section and a receptionist. Deadline to apply November 8 and 10. Please share! More info (in Swedish) 👉 bit.ly/2I0wb1d #SwedeninUSA 🇸🇪🇺🇸 #TeamSweden

This week #SwedenInChicago (Oct 26-Nov 1);Monday: @ 6 p.m. Norwex, "When we are spending so much time at home, it is mor...
10/26/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (Oct 26-Nov 1);
Monday: @ 6 p.m. Norwex, "When we are spending so much time at home, it is more important than ever to keep harmful chemicals out of the air we breathe every day." together with Swedish American Museum and in relation to the Dala Dash initiative is hosting an informational shopping event. Email [email protected] to request the zoom link.
Thursday: @ 1 p.m. Movie discussion. To join, watch the comedy "I love you" with Christine Meltzer and Björn Kjellman on Netflix and sign in to zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860
Saturday; @ 1 p.m. the Museum book club will meet and discuss Marie Fredriksson´s book Hanna´s Daughters. Sign in to zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83441966464
Sunday; 10-12 Swedish School is in session
Sunday; @ 1 p.m. Scandinavian Jam - Contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions and to get a zoom code.

Last chance to watch the 56th Chicago International Film Festival movie selection! Also congratulations to Magnus von Ho...
10/23/2020
Sweat - Cinema Chicago

Last chance to watch the 56th Chicago International Film Festival movie selection! Also congratulations to Magnus von Horn and the movie Sweat who won the Gold Hugo for Best Interntional Feature Film: "The jury awards the Gold Hugo to Sweat for its formidable filmmaking. The storytelling is skillful, subtle, full of nuance, and buttressed by powerful performances across the board. The directorial vision is exciting and coherent, with breathtaking framing and compositional choices that work beautifully together with its art direction, creating a cinematic world that is focused and compelling." #SwedenInChicago

Loneliness and insecurity in the digital age are on full display in this candy-colored chronicle of three days in the life of social media celebrity Sylwia Zajac, a fitness instructor who documents her every move for her 600,000 followers. Will the sudden appearance of a stalker prompt Sylwia to rec...

This week #SwedenInChicago (Oct 19 - Oct 26);Make sure to check out the 56th Chicago International Film Festival this we...
10/19/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (Oct 19 - Oct 26);

Make sure to check out the 56th Chicago International Film Festival this week. The program is available through October 25. https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/

Wednesday; Parental Leave Panel Discussion - Postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.

Thursday @ 11; Take this opportunity to sing up for a walking tour with Museum Executive Director as your guide. https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/event/andersonville-walking-tour-7/

Thursday @ 1; Log in to zoom and discuss season 1, episodes 7 and 8 of Caliphate - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860

Saturday 12.30 - 6.30; SWEA Chicago invites its members and their families to an outdoor open house pumpkin carving and hotdog grilling day. Sing up through Evite.

Sunday @ 1; The Swedish American Knitting group will meet over zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88280255209

Monday @ 6; Norwex Party hosted byt Swedish American Museum. Take this opportunity to buy not toxic and practical Scandinavian cleaning supplies. Email [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Embassy of Sweden in USA
10/15/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter recently discussed w/ The Trade Guys podcast CSIS | Center for Strategic & International Studies how Swedish companies are navigating the U.S. market amid protectionist rhetoric and the election, how to improve U.S.-EU cooperation, and how Covid-19 is reshaping global #trade. Listen here 🎧 csis.org/node/58375

Part of Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce USA (SACC-USA) Executive Forum 2020.

Today is the first day of the 56th Chicago International Film Festival. The Festival this year, like most events, is a c...
10/14/2020
56th Chicago International Film Festival - All Films

Today is the first day of the 56th Chicago International Film Festival. The Festival this year, like most events, is a combination of virtual and drive in cinema. Sweden has a strong representation in;
The Comeback, I am Greta and Sweat.
#SwedenInChicago

The Chicago International Film Festival is the longest-running competitive film festival in North America.

This week #SwedenInChicago (Oct 12-19);Thursday: @ 1 p.m. TV series discussion. To join watch Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6...
10/12/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (Oct 12-19);
Thursday: @ 1 p.m. TV series discussion. To join watch Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 of Caliphate on Netflix. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860
Thursday: @ 4 p.m. "Please join SACC Chicago for a free webinar discussing Trade & Business, including its relation to the U.S. Presidential Election. For more information; https://conta.cc/36XfOh7
Thursday: @ 5 p.m. SWEA Chicago invites its members to a "Vin och kladdkaka provning" sign up through Evite.
Saturday @ 10 a.m. Genealogy Session: "Finding my ne’er-do-well, scoundrel Swedish great-grandfather by Greg Paris". For more information and to sign up; https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/event/genealogy-session-online-4/
Saturday: @ noon Prata Svenska for Swedish learners; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772393777
Sunday; 10-12 Swedish School is in session
Sunday; @ 1 p.m. Scandinavian Jam - Contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions and to get a zoom code.

Cake photo credits: Magnus Carlsson/imagebank.sweden.se

Embassy of Sweden in USA
10/11/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

2020 Nobel Peace Prize!
10/09/2020
The Nobel Peace Prize 2020

2020 Nobel Peace Prize!

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP) "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict".

2020Nobel Prize in Literature!
10/08/2020
The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

2020Nobel Prize in Literature!

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 was awarded to Louise Glück "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal".

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!
10/07/2020
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 was awarded jointly to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna "for the development of a method for genome editing".

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics!
10/06/2020
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics!

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 was divided, one half awarded to Roger Penrose "for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity", the other half jointly to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez "for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at th...

Save the Date!#SwedenInChicago
10/05/2020

Save the Date!

#SwedenInChicago

Chicago International Film Festival is back and its online!https://bit.ly/2I2pj4p#SwedenInChicago
10/05/2020

Chicago International Film Festival is back and its online!
https://bit.ly/2I2pj4p
#SwedenInChicago

This week #SwedenInChicago (October 5-12);Tuesday: SWEA Chicago invites its members to Taco Tuesday. The members will me...
10/05/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (October 5-12);
Tuesday: SWEA Chicago invites its members to Taco Tuesday. The members will meet at Whispers at Oak Street Beach for lunch. Rsvp to Evite.
Thursday: @ 10 a.m. SWEA Chicago together with SWEA Toronto invites members to a cooking class with Toronto´s very own Chef Anna. Rsvp to Evite.
Thursday: SWEA Chicago invites its members to a walk in the Japanese garden in Hyde Park. The group will meet at 10 a.m. Rsvp to Evite. If you are a Swedish speaking woman and interested in joining SWEA contact [email protected].
Thursday: @ 11 a.m. the best staycation tip of this week is to join the Executive Director of the Swedish American Museum on her walking tour of Andersonville. Sing up: https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/event/andersonville-walking-tour-6/
Thursday: @ 1 p.m. TV series discuss. To join watch season 1, episodes 3 and 4 of Caliphate on Netflix. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860

Credits: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!
10/05/2020
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020

2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine!

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 was awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles M. Rice "for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus".

This week (Sept 28-Oct 4) #SwedeninChicago;Dala Dash is on its way - Support the musseum, stey healthy and get moving. T...
09/28/2020

This week (Sept 28-Oct 4) #SwedeninChicago;
Dala Dash is on its way - Support the musseum, stey healthy and get moving. To sign up; https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/dala-dash-virtual-race/

Wednesday: @ 11 a.m. SWEA Chicago rides their bicycles to the Botanical Garden. Sign up by responding to the Evite that was mailed to all members.
Thursday: @ 1 p.m. TV Show Discussion - Watch Season 2 Episode 1 and 2 of Caliphate on Netflix and join the discussion; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487084860
Saturday: @ noon Prata Svenska for Swedish learners; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772393777
Sunday; @ 11 a.m. The traditional Herring breakfast is picked up from the museum and enjoyed at home; https://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/herring-lunch-to-go/
Sunday; @ 1 p.m. Scandinavian Jam - Contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions and to get a zoom code.

Embassy of Sweden in USA
09/25/2020

Embassy of Sweden in USA

This week we are celebrating both #UN75 and the 5-year anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In the latest #SDG report Sweden ranks #1 in following and implementing the sustainable development goals but we still have work to do! Let’s deliver a better and more sustainable future for all! 🌍 https://dashboards.sdgindex.org/rankings
#Sweden #2030Agenda #GlobalGoals

#SwedenInChicago
09/18/2020

#SwedenInChicago

Join our Free Politics and Business Webinar discussing the impact of the U.S. Presidential Election on trade and business, Thursday, October 15 at 4 pm CDT. The Webinar features Kitty Kurth, President of Kurth Lampe Worldwide and Cecilia Lif, Counselor at the Trade Department at the Embassy of Sweden. 

Sign up via the link in our bio or by going to our website (sacc-chicago.org).  

#sacc #saccchicago #chicago #politics #business #webinar

Sweden's wonderful Ambassdor Karin Olofsdotter was interviewed by students at University of Chicago for their Maroon Pol...
09/16/2020
Interview with Karin Olofsdotter, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States - The Maroon Policy Podcast

Sweden's wonderful Ambassdor Karin Olofsdotter was interviewed by students at University of Chicago for their Maroon Policy Podcast. The topic was to no surprise Sweden's handling of Corona.

Today, we have a very special interview with the Ambassador of Sweden to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter. Thanks again to Kasen Yip for editing this podcast and Yena Jang for organizing Maroon Aid! Check out our Instagram @maroonaid and our Twitter @marxxnaid, and feel free to email us with any...

This week (Sep 14 - Sep 20) #SwedeninChicago: Saturday @ 10 a.m. Genealogy Session: "We will learn about the work of Len...
09/14/2020

This week (Sep 14 - Sep 20) #SwedeninChicago:
Saturday @ 10 a.m. Genealogy Session: "We will learn about the work of Lennart and Lilly Setterdahl and how they have preserved the many stories for generations to come. ". For more information and to sign up; https://bit.ly/3mniuK4
Saturday @ 1 p.m. Balloons over Babylon and discussion with filmmaker Folke Rydén. To sign up and for access to the movie; https://bit.ly/32rQEo3
Sunday @1 p.m. Scandinavian Jam session hosted through the Swedish American Museum. Contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Sunday @ 2 p.m. SWEA invites their members to a PICKNICK och KUBB för hela FAMILJEN in the Park. RSVP through the Evite sent out to members.

Image credit: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

This week #SwedenInChicago (September 8-13):Wednesday @ 6 p.m. Book Talk with Jonas Hassan Khemiri about his book The Fa...
09/08/2020

This week #SwedenInChicago (September 8-13):
Wednesday @ 6 p.m. Book Talk with Jonas Hassan Khemiri about his book The Family Clause. The book is available in the museum shop. To register for this event; https://bit.ly/3hi3QQU
Thursday @11 a.m. Andersonville walking tour - Reservations are required https://bit.ly/3henLQq.
Thursday @ 1 p.m. Movie Discussion - This week´s movie, Kon-Tiki, is available on Netflix.
Thursday @ 6 p.m. Cooking Class - Learn to make a traditional Swedish open face sandwich. Note that his event is hosted in person at the Museum and number of attendees are limited. Registration is required; https://bit.ly/2Raa3Du.
Saturday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. the Family Festival will take place in the Museum parking lot . Pippi themes games, crafts and giveaways. Reservations are recommended, but walk ups are welcome too provided there is room; https://bit.ly/3bGcEys.
Saturday at noon Prata Svenska - Improve your Swedish through conversation; https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85772393777.
Saturday @ 9 p.m. WTTW11 will show the documentary ABBA Forever - A Celebration.
Sunday - Svenska Skolan will start its 20/21 school year!
Sunday @ 2 p.m. SWEA Chicago will host an outdoor book and movie exchange event. To find out more about SWEA go to Chicago.SWEA.org.
Sunday @ 2 p.m. meet Johan Bävman, the create force behind the exhibit "Swedish Dads". Sign up; https://bit.ly/2Zjgo44.
Sunday @ 4 p.m. ABBA SALUTE - A special online concert and fundraiser. Enjoy a fun concert and support artists, the Museum and Scandinavia Park; http://swedishamericanmuseum.org/2.0/event/abba-concert-online/.

Photo Credit: Among others www.abbasalute.com

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