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Our website: http://www.swedenabroad.com/washington @SwedeninUSA on Twitter & Instagram. House of Sweden - a unique landmark of contemporary Scandinavian architecture - is a physical representation of Swedish values and the flagship of Sweden's public diplomacy in the United States. House of Sweden houses the Embassy of Sweden, office suites, an event center with conference and exhibition halls an

Our website: http://www.swedenabroad.com/washington @SwedeninUSA on Twitter & Instagram. House of Sweden - a unique landmark of contemporary Scandinavian architecture - is a physical representation of Swedish values and the flagship of Sweden's public diplomacy in the United States. House of Sweden houses the Embassy of Sweden, office suites, an event center with conference and exhibition halls an

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To recognize #WorldDiabetesDay, Beatdiabetesfoundation conducted an interview about current diabetes research between Dr...
11/14/2021
Interview World Diabetes Day: Identification of patients at risk of diabetic kidney disease

To recognize #WorldDiabetesDay, Beatdiabetesfoundation conducted an interview about current diabetes research between Dr. Andrzej Krolewski, Head of the Section on Genetics and Epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Peter Jihde, Board member of Beat Diabetes Foundation, TV-host, Speaker and Journalist from Sweden. #research #science

Listen here 👇

Recognizing World Diabetes Day 2021, Beat Diabetes Foundation has conducted a one-on-one conversation on current diabetes research between Andrzej Krolewski,...

#FeministFriday - Imagine a future that is more just, equal & green.“Women are not the polluters of this world, yet, the...
11/12/2021
‘World designed by men has destroyed many things,’ Cop26 warned

#FeministFriday - Imagine a future that is more just, equal & green.

“Women are not the polluters of this world, yet, they carry the consequences of climate change on their shoulders. Without a gender perspective, we miss out on invaluable knowledge needed for a sustainable green transition. A feminist approach is simply the only smart thing to do.” — 🇸🇪 Minister for International Development Cooperation Per Olsson Fridh at #COP26

Climate crisis cannot be ended without the empowerment of women, politicians and campaigners tell summit

The global waste collection industry is being transformed by a Swedish vacuum technology. 🗑️ It's Swedish company Envac ...
11/11/2021

The global waste collection industry is being transformed by a Swedish vacuum technology. 🗑️

It's Swedish company Envac that has come up with a way to use compressed air to collect waste. This innovative system is now used in many countries around the world. 🌍 Smart, huh?

This is how it works:
♻️ People throw waste and recyclable materials into a chute.
♻️ Powerful fans then create a negative air flow that sucks the waste into large containers at a collection station up to 2 km away.
♻️ There, waste collection vehicles pick up the containers.

Using compressed air reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%. Also, because this waste collection system eliminates the need for waste collection vehicles to go into cities, it leads to reduced emissions and air pollution – and less traffic congestion! 🤩

Founded in 1953 and with 34 offices in 20 different countries, Envac aims to contribute to more sustainable cities around the world.

Photo: Envac. Repost: Sweden.se
#Envac #greeninnovation #climateaction #innovation #Made_in_Sweden

If you’re in the DC area check out the 🇸🇪🇺🇸 installation for ‘A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art’ at Plain S...
11/11/2021

If you’re in the DC area check out the 🇸🇪🇺🇸 installation for ‘A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art’ at Plain Sight or join us for the artist talk on 11/16. Details👇

#ThisisSweden 🇸🇪
11/08/2021

#ThisisSweden 🇸🇪

This is Abisko, Swedish national park extraordinaire, some 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle in northwestern Lapland.🗻

In these surroundings lies Abisko Scientific Research Station. 🔭 Every year the research station receives some 200 scientists who study the birch woods, mires, mountain heaths, alpine and glaciated areas, lakes, and rivers. 🧐🌳🌊

Through experiments, scientists improve their understanding of how increased carbon dioxide levels, UVB radiation, ground and air temperature, and snow depth affect the ecosystems and the processes within these systems.

Within the different research projects, all aspects of life in the local environment are considered, from microbes 🦠 to tourists 👦🎒, in a time frame from hundreds of millions of years back in time, to different future scenarios.

Atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, winds, and precipitation has been monitored here since the research station’s inception back in 1902.

360 photo: Jann Lipka

Reducing emissions to net-zero by 2050 is possible, if the right technologies are brought to commercial scale within the...
11/05/2021
The planet is in peril and business is ready to do its part

Reducing emissions to net-zero by 2050 is possible, if the right technologies are brought to commercial scale within the next decade. 🌱

At #COP26 🌍 this week the ‘First Movers Coalition’ was launched by the U.S. State Department and the World Economic Forum. Swedish companies Vattenfall, SSAB Swedish Steel, Scania and Volvo Group have all joined as founding members and made commitments to spur the commercialization of emerging technologies in this decade.

The First Movers Coalition’s unique approach assembles ambitious corporate purchasing pledges across sectors that represent more than a third of global carbon emissions and span heavy industry and long-distance transportation.👇 #greeninnovation #greentransition #timetoact #climateaction

The World Economic Forum and US Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry launched the First Movers Coalition to take climate action.

#FeministFriday - The labor market will have changed in significant ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In additi...
11/05/2021

#FeministFriday - The labor market will have changed in significant ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the impact of pathogens on the world of work, other mega-drivers of change are accelerating these fundamental shifts: innovation, digitization, demographics and climate change.

How do we strengthen the capacity of democratic institutions, promote workforce development and encourage social dialogue in all its forms to build an inclusive society that looks ahead to empower women workers?

Join the discussion👇
🗓 Nov 12 at 9am EST
🔗 https://lnkd.in/djEjyRvm

Speakers: Ann Linde, Sweden’s Foreign Minister; Thea Lee, Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor; Catherine Feingold, Director of the AFL-CIO's International Department; and Gabriella Herzog, Vice President for Corporate Responsibility & Labor at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Harold Meyerson, Editor-at-Large of The American Prospect, will moderate the discussion.

#equality #empowerwomen #society #feministforeignpolicy #innovation #covid19

#FeministFriday - The labor market will have changed in significant ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the impact of pathogens on the world of work, other mega-drivers of change are accelerating these fundamental shifts: innovation, digitization, demographics and climate change.

How do we strengthen the capacity of democratic institutions, promote workforce development and encourage social dialogue in all its forms to build an inclusive society that looks ahead to empower women workers?

Join the discussion👇
🗓 Nov 12 at 9am EST
🔗 https://lnkd.in/djEjyRvm

Speakers: Ann Linde, Sweden’s Foreign Minister; Thea Lee, Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor; Catherine Feingold, Director of the AFL-CIO's International Department; and Gabriella Herzog, Vice President for Corporate Responsibility & Labor at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Harold Meyerson, Editor-at-Large of The American Prospect, will moderate the discussion.

#equality #empowerwomen #society #feministforeignpolicy #innovation #covid19

11/04/2021

#COP26 🌍 #PioneerthePossible #TimetoAct

Great news from Stockholm this morning - Sweden 🇸🇪 to open a Consulate General in San Francisco, CA! By enhancing Sweden...
11/03/2021
Government intends to open embassy in Dublin and consulate-general in San Francisco

Great news from Stockholm this morning - Sweden 🇸🇪 to open a Consulate General in San Francisco, CA!

By enhancing Sweden’s diplomatic presence on the US West Coast, we can create new opportunities for active trade promotion and promotion of Sweden, and provide better assistance to Swedish small- and medium-sized enterprises seeking to connect with public and private counterparts engaged in future technologies and in the cultural and creative industries.

By opening a Consulate General, Sweden will also meet the need for consular services to Swedes on the US West Coast. The opening of the Consulate General in San Francisco is planned to take place in the second half of 2022. #SwedeninUSA

https://www.government.se/press-releases/2021/11/government-intends-to-open-embassy-in-dublin-and-consulate-general-in-san-francisco/

The Government today decided to strengthen Sweden’s presence in Ireland and the US, and intends to open an embassy in Dublin and a consulate-genera...

11/02/2021

Today is International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists.

When journalists are silenced, oppressed, censored, threatened or even killed, human rights are violated and the democratic space shrinks. Each attack on a journalist is an attack on our societies and on fundamental democratic values.

Sweden is committed to #StandupforHumanRights and #ProtectJournalists! #DriveforDemocracy

Happy Halloween weekend! 👻🎃💀🕷🤡🧙🏼‍♀️😈⚡️🎈Halloween is a relatively new custom in Sweden. Since the early 1990s, Halloween ...
10/30/2021

Happy Halloween weekend!
👻🎃💀🕷🤡🧙🏼‍♀️😈⚡️🎈

Halloween is a relatively new custom in Sweden. Since the early 1990s, Halloween is one of the fastest-growing celebrations on the Swedish calendar.

If you had to find a Swedish 🇸🇪 inspired costume, what would it be?

📷: imagebank.Sweden.se

Today the 🇸🇪 Government decided that people traveling to Sweden from USA, who can present a vaccination certificate issu...
10/29/2021

Today the 🇸🇪 Government decided that people traveling to Sweden from USA, who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the 🇺🇸, are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement as of November 5, 2021.

Details on the changes 👉 https://www.government.se/press-releases/2021/10/extended-ban-on-entry-to-sweden-and-exemptions-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers-from-us-and-other-countries/

All details regarding travel to Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic 👉 https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden/

#visitsweden #travelban

Today the 🇸🇪 Government decided that people traveling to Sweden from USA, who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the 🇺🇸, are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement as of November 5, 2021.

Details on the changes 👉 https://www.government.se/press-releases/2021/10/extended-ban-on-entry-to-sweden-and-exemptions-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers-from-us-and-other-countries/

All details regarding travel to Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic 👉 https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden/

#visitsweden #travelban

Since 1995, Swedish 🇸🇪 parents with children under the age of 8 have a right to reduce their normal working hours (and p...
10/29/2021

Since 1995, Swedish 🇸🇪 parents with children under the age of 8 have a right to reduce their normal working hours (and pay) by up to 25% without risk of losing their jobs. #WorkLifeBalance 📸: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Since 1995, Swedish 🇸🇪 parents with children under the age of 8 have a right to reduce their normal working hours (and pay) by up to 25% without risk of losing their jobs. #WorkLifeBalance 📸: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

#StudyinSweden 👇📚
10/28/2021
Scholarships - Study in Sweden

#StudyinSweden 👇📚

Sweden offers many scholarships for international students. Check out our scholarship database to see what's available for you.

✈️ Starting November 8, 2021, travel requirements to enter the United States will change. Foreign national air travelers...
10/26/2021

✈️ Starting November 8, 2021, travel requirements to enter the United States will change. Foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane, with only limited exceptions.

More information can be found through this Frequently Asked Questions by U.S. Department of State ➡️ https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html

UD Resklar #travelban #covid19

✈️ Starting November 8, 2021, travel requirements to enter the United States will change. Foreign national air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane, with only limited exceptions.

More information can be found through this Frequently Asked Questions by U.S. Department of State ➡️ https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/emergencies/covid-19-faqs-for-travel-to-the-us-information.html

UD Resklar #travelban #covid19

Starting tomorrow: Foreign Policy's virtual #HerPower Summit, which brings together global changemakers spearheading sys...
10/25/2021
Join FP for Her Power 2021

Starting tomorrow: Foreign Policy's virtual #HerPower Summit, which brings together global changemakers spearheading systemic change for gender equality. Tune in at 10:35am when the 5 Nordic Ambassadors in the United States will talk about how the Nordic countries promote #genderequality to spur economic & social #development 🇸🇪🇫🇮🇩🇰🇮🇸🇳🇴

More info & registration 👇

Join FP for Her Power 2021

In Sweden, gender discrimination in the workplace has been illegal since 1980. The Swedish Discrimination Act from 2009 ...
10/22/2021

In Sweden, gender discrimination in the workplace has been illegal since 1980. The Swedish Discrimination Act from 2009 demands that employers not only actively promote equality between men and women, but also take measures against harassment. Following a 2017 expansion of the law, the preventive work includes harassment related to all grounds for discrimination: an employer’s s*x, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, s*xual orientation and age. The Act also states that employees and job applicants who are, have been, or will be taking parental leave may not be treated unfairly. #WorkLifeBalance #FeministFriday
📷: imagebank.sweden.se

In Sweden, gender discrimination in the workplace has been illegal since 1980. The Swedish Discrimination Act from 2009 demands that employers not only actively promote equality between men and women, but also take measures against harassment. Following a 2017 expansion of the law, the preventive work includes harassment related to all grounds for discrimination: an employer’s s*x, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, s*xual orientation and age. The Act also states that employees and job applicants who are, have been, or will be taking parental leave may not be treated unfairly. #WorkLifeBalance #FeministFriday
📷: imagebank.sweden.se

🇸🇪 submission for The Academy Awards ‘Best International Feature Film’ category is TIGERS by Ronnie Sandahl 🎥: bit.ly/3l...
10/22/2021
Tigrar - Teaser

🇸🇪 submission for The Academy Awards ‘Best International Feature Film’ category is TIGERS by Ronnie Sandahl 🎥: bit.ly/3lYPSIV

Tigers is a coming-of-age drama about a young man’s burning obsession in a world where everything, and everyone, has a price tag. With a unique perspective on the world of professional sports, Ronnie Sandahl tells the true story of 16-year-old football prodigy Martin Bengtsson (played by Erik Enge).

We wish Tigers good luck in the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, which is scheduled for March 27, 2022! #swedishfilm

10/20/2021

Sweden’s new honorary consulate in Los Angeles, California is open! 🇸🇪🇺🇸

Ms. Gudrun Giddings is the new honorary consul and, together with her team, the honorary consulate in Los Angeles will perform the following duties:

▪️Notarize documents.
▪️Hand out passports and drivers’ licenses that have been issued by other government agencies.
▪️Receive applications for coordination numbers.
▪️Issue emergency passports for Swedish citizens.
▪️Work closely with local businesses and organizations to promote Sweden, Swedish businesses and Swedish culture.

Address:
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, 11766 Wilshire Boulevard, suite 270, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Visiting hours: By appointment only
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (424) 372 3444.
Phone hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday)

Welcome to #TeamSweden in USA!

JOB ALERTS 📢 Are you looking for a new opportunity? We are hiring an Event Coordinator & Multimedia Technician for the E...
10/20/2021

JOB ALERTS 📢 Are you looking for a new opportunity? We are hiring an Event Coordinator & Multimedia Technician for the Embassy’s events and outreach programs. Apply today and please share if you have someone else in mind. Details here 👉 https://lnkd.in/dz_2UgS5

Our colleagues at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York are also looking to fill a temporary full time position as Consular and Administrative Officer. Last day to apply is October 20. Details here 👉 https://lnkd.in/d-98ic2x

#jobs #jobsinfo #newjob

JOB ALERTS 📢 Are you looking for a new opportunity? We are hiring an Event Coordinator & Multimedia Technician for the Embassy’s events and outreach programs. Apply today and please share if you have someone else in mind. Details here 👉 https://lnkd.in/dz_2UgS5

Our colleagues at the Consulate General of Sweden in New York are also looking to fill a temporary full time position as Consular and Administrative Officer. Last day to apply is October 20. Details here 👉 https://lnkd.in/d-98ic2x

#jobs #jobsinfo #newjob

Did you know that forests make up 70% of Sweden’s area and forest products have long been one of Sweden’s largest export...
10/19/2021

Did you know that forests make up 70% of Sweden’s area and forest products have long been one of Sweden’s largest export product? The enormous assets are also clearly visible in Swedish architects’ views on house construction. Today, 90% of all single-family houses in Sweden 🇸🇪 are built of wood, and 14% of multi-family houses over two floors have a wooden frame.

Don't miss #WoodlifeSweden at #archtober including five seminars: circular interior design, sustainable housing complex, networks for innovation, system change within the building industry and global cooperation. The seminars are free and accessible for all 👉 https://lnkd.in/exW5sXy9

#free #architects #construction ##timberconstruction #timber #forests

Did you know that forests make up 70% of Sweden’s area and forest products have long been one of Sweden’s largest export product? The enormous assets are also clearly visible in Swedish architects’ views on house construction. Today, 90% of all single-family houses in Sweden 🇸🇪 are built of wood, and 14% of multi-family houses over two floors have a wooden frame.

Don't miss #WoodlifeSweden at #archtober including five seminars: circular interior design, sustainable housing complex, networks for innovation, system change within the building industry and global cooperation. The seminars are free and accessible for all 👉 https://lnkd.in/exW5sXy9

#free #architects #construction ##timberconstruction #timber #forests

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To recognize #WorldDiabetesDay, Beatdiabetesfoundation conducted an interview about current diabetes research between Dr. Andrzej Krolewski, Head of the Section on Genetics and Epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Peter Jihde, Board member of Beat Diabetes Foundation, TV-host, Speaker and Journalist from Sweden. #research #science Listen here 👇
#FeministFriday - Imagine a future that is more just, equal & green. “Women are not the polluters of this world, yet, they carry the consequences of climate change on their shoulders. Without a gender perspective, we miss out on invaluable knowledge needed for a sustainable green transition. A feminist approach is simply the only smart thing to do.” — 🇸🇪 Minister for International Development Cooperation Per Olsson Fridh at #COP26
The global waste collection industry is being transformed by a Swedish vacuum technology. 🗑️ It's Swedish company Envac that has come up with a way to use compressed air to collect waste. This innovative system is now used in many countries around the world. 🌍 Smart, huh? This is how it works: ♻️ People throw waste and recyclable materials into a chute. ♻️ Powerful fans then create a negative air flow that sucks the waste into large containers at a collection station up to 2 km away. ♻️ There, waste collection vehicles pick up the containers. Using compressed air reduces carbon dioxide emissions by up to 90%. Also, because this waste collection system eliminates the need for waste collection vehicles to go into cities, it leads to reduced emissions and air pollution – and less traffic congestion! 🤩 Founded in 1953 and with 34 offices in 20 different countries, Envac aims to contribute to more sustainable cities around the world. Photo: Envac. Repost: Sweden.se #Envac #greeninnovation #climateaction #innovation #Made_in_Sweden
If you’re in the DC area check out the 🇸🇪🇺🇸 installation for ‘A Window to Europe: Through Literature and Art’ at Plain Sight or join us for the artist talk on 11/16. Details👇
#ThisisSweden 🇸🇪
Reducing emissions to net-zero by 2050 is possible, if the right technologies are brought to commercial scale within the next decade. 🌱 At #COP26 🌍 this week the ‘First Movers Coalition’ was launched by the U.S. State Department and the World Economic Forum. Swedish companies Vattenfall, SSAB Swedish Steel, Scania and Volvo Group have all joined as founding members and made commitments to spur the commercialization of emerging technologies in this decade. The First Movers Coalition’s unique approach assembles ambitious corporate purchasing pledges across sectors that represent more than a third of global carbon emissions and span heavy industry and long-distance transportation.👇 #greeninnovation #greentransition #timetoact #climateaction
#FeministFriday - The labor market will have changed in significant ways as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the impact of pathogens on the world of work, other mega-drivers of change are accelerating these fundamental shifts: innovation, digitization, demographics and climate change. How do we strengthen the capacity of democratic institutions, promote workforce development and encourage social dialogue in all its forms to build an inclusive society that looks ahead to empower women workers? Join the discussion👇 🗓 Nov 12 at 9am EST 🔗 https://lnkd.in/djEjyRvm Speakers: Ann Linde, Sweden’s Foreign Minister; Thea Lee, Deputy Undersecretary for International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor; Catherine Feingold, Director of the AFL-CIO's International Department; and Gabriella Herzog, Vice President for Corporate Responsibility & Labor at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB). Harold Meyerson, Editor-at-Large of The American Prospect, will moderate the discussion. #equality #empowerwomen #society #feministforeignpolicy #innovation #covid19
#COP26 🌍 #PioneerthePossible #TimetoAct
Great news from Stockholm this morning - Sweden 🇸🇪 to open a Consulate General in San Francisco, CA! By enhancing Sweden’s diplomatic presence on the US West Coast, we can create new opportunities for active trade promotion and promotion of Sweden, and provide better assistance to Swedish small- and medium-sized enterprises seeking to connect with public and private counterparts engaged in future technologies and in the cultural and creative industries. By opening a Consulate General, Sweden will also meet the need for consular services to Swedes on the US West Coast. The opening of the Consulate General in San Francisco is planned to take place in the second half of 2022. #SwedeninUSA https://www.government.se/press-releases/2021/11/government-intends-to-open-embassy-in-dublin-and-consulate-general-in-san-francisco/
Today is International Day to #EndImpunity for Crimes against Journalists. When journalists are silenced, oppressed, censored, threatened or even killed, human rights are violated and the democratic space shrinks. Each attack on a journalist is an attack on our societies and on fundamental democratic values. Sweden is committed to #StandupforHumanRights and #ProtectJournalists! #DriveforDemocracy
Happy Halloween weekend! 👻🎃💀🕷🤡🧙🏼‍♀️😈⚡️🎈 Halloween is a relatively new custom in Sweden. Since the early 1990s, Halloween is one of the fastest-growing celebrations on the Swedish calendar. If you had to find a Swedish 🇸🇪 inspired costume, what would it be? 📷: imagebank.Sweden.se
Today the 🇸🇪 Government decided that people traveling to Sweden from USA, who can present a vaccination certificate issued in the 🇺🇸, are exempt from the entry ban and test requirement as of November 5, 2021. Details on the changes 👉 https://www.government.se/press-releases/2021/10/extended-ban-on-entry-to-sweden-and-exemptions-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers-from-us-and-other-countries/ All details regarding travel to Sweden during the COVID-19 pandemic 👉 https://polisen.se/en/the-swedish-police/the-coronavirus-and-the-swedish-police/travel-to-and-from-sweden/ #visitsweden #travelban