Sweden's presidency of the EU – The role of civil society

seminar on the EU and civil society

Date and time: 19 Oct, 12:00 - 13:00

To register » Sweden will be chairman of the EU during the first half of 2023. Preparations have been going on for a long time and are currently extensive and intensive. Extra complicated is that this is happening just as Sweden changes government. The preparatory work does not only involve the Government Office, but many others also want to influence the Swedish attitude towards this presidency. FUF has […]

October 7, 2022, Calendar, Seminars

We do not buy ourselves into a sustainable world

On Kungsgatan, one of Gothenburg's most popular shopping streets, shopping people often meet recruiters from various organizations. Photo: News Øresund / Jenny Andersson. Source: Flickr.

Of: Agnes Von Unge

Today, non-profit organizations often use member recruiters in the city to raise money for their businesses. At the same time, the change needed in the consumer society requires that organizations also change their fundraising strategies.

March 10, 2022, Chronicle

Almedalen: What are the politicians doing to achieve the sustainability goals in Agenda 2030?

Date and time: 5 July, 14:00

Almedalen Play »We are approaching 2030 by leaps and bounds, the year when the countries of the world have agreed that we must have achieved equality for all, have safe and affordable water on earth and fight climate change. But how is Sweden's contribution? What are politicians doing today and what is their strategy? With a focus on the global […]

May 19, 2021, Calendar, Seminars

That is why it is important to spread knowledge about the world

Johanna Wolf, non-profit active in FUF Stockholm

Of: Johanna Wolff and Max Ericson

The world is getting smaller with digitalisation. At the same time, we also see how complex the world is and that the challenges can be difficult to solve when we are not working together or towards the same goal. But why is it important that we have knowledge of the world and all the challenges we face? Read more about what our two non-profit active members from FUF think about this. They talk about the importance of finding their glow and getting a platform to express themselves.

February 8, 2021, Chronicle

Trust and confidence are crucial to strengthening democracy

The power of civil society needs to be harnessed to reverse the anti-democratic trend. Photo from Women's March in Washington DC, October 2020. Photo: Mobilus In Mobili (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

Of: Ida Kronberg

Democracy is on the decline in the world, and the global health crisis created by the corona pandemic poses further challenges. This was discussed during the seminar "Democracy, human rights and the pandemic - impact and opportunities", organized by International IDEA.

November 6, 2020, Chronicle

Can digital development alleviate the consequences of pandemics for marginalized groups? 

Digital development is predicted to alleviate the consequences of pandemics for vulnerable groups. It requires states to work to ensure that access to connectivity is equal and inclusive. Photo: Pixabay / Myriams_Fotos.

Of: Björn Luthander

Digital development is increasingly highlighted as an effective way to deal with the pandemic. Especially in international development cooperation. But a non-inclusive transition risks increasing the digital exclusion of marginalized groups. 

November 5, 2020, Analysis

Life goes on in Gorkha after the earthquake

Meeting with Sneha Gurung (far left) and the other women in the group who learned how to make Dhaka clothes. Photo: Nikolina Stålhand / IM

Of: Nikolina Stålhand

On April 25, 2015, life changed completely for many people in Nepal. The earthquake that occurred measured 7,5 on the Richter scale and was the strongest in just over 80 years. 9000 people died, almost 30 were injured and the material damage amounted to billions. Although many people are still living in the suites of this disaster, it is a […]

June 11, 2018, FUF-correspondents

Half the people - half the power?

Of: Janina Rosvall, Sayran Eliassi

Historical feminist victories that have taken generations to achieve are in danger of being lost. The scope for civil society, and in particular the women's movement, to organize and demand their rights risks shrinking - even in democracies such as Sweden. FUF-bladet meets influence and policy adviser Charlotte Pruth at Kvinna till Kvinna to discuss the conditions for power for the global women's movement.

May 24, 2018, Interview

New perspectives on migration from Canada

Joseph Shabason participates in the Canadian Integration Program to share the privileges he received from growing up in Canada. Photo: Anna Aigrot

Of: Anna Aigrot and Astrid Aigrot

In search of positive perspectives and ideas, at a time when the debate over refugee reception and integration is getting darker, we sought across the Atlantic to Canada to learn more about the country's "Privately Sponsored Refugees" (PSR) program. During two weeks in Canada, we met with representatives from government actors, activists and a total of 15 private sponsors. It […]

March 28, 2018, FUF-correspondents

FUF magazine: theme Power

Of: Sophia Triana Flores

Writing about the concept of "power" can be tricky. The self-perceived oppression of power can differ significantly depending on the different conditions we live with. But writing about the difficult-to-define concept of "power" is also about highlighting the privileges that we may not consciously think of. This may be about the balance of power between producers and consumers, people […]

March 27, 2018, Chronicle