Media visits to Sweden

Media visits to Sweden are an essential part of promoting Sweden. The visits are arranged by the Swedish Institute as a response to interest from international media.

Upcoming visits

You will find themes and preliminary dates for 2019 below. We will publish information about media visits as soon as they are confirmed. Please check this page regularly for updates.

1. Swedish film with focus on sustainability in the film industry and society during Gothenburg Film Festival, 29 January – 1 February 2019

The programme will include:

  • access to Swedish and Nordic film premieres and events
  • access to Nordic Film Market
  • a guided visit to Trollhättan studios
  • Swedish film and Film Väst will present how they work to promote production in their region
  • a meeting with the winner of Sustainable Production Excellence Award and more.

Deadline for having recruited a journalist: December 12, 2018, 12.00 PM (Swedish time).

2. Swedish architecture & design – focus on democracy, diversity and the global society, 4-7 February 2019.

Swedish foreign missions are welcome to suggest a journalist with focus on architecture and an interest in social issues to join the media visit. Also, kindly note the general requirements for all participants to SI media visits.

Deadlines for the Swedish embassy or consulate:

  1. November 23 – indicate participation in the programme
  2. December 9 – confirm the name of the journalist

The Swedish institute will make a selection of candidates if necessary.

3. Women in Tech and Gender Equality – 5-9 March 2019.

Swedish foreign missions are welcome to suggest a journalist with focus on social issues and gender equality to join the media visit. Also, kindly note the general requirements for all participants to SI media visits. 12 spots are available.

Deadlines for the Swedish embassy or consulate (extended deadline):

  1. February 18 – indicate participation in the programme
  2. February 25 – confirm the name of the journalist

The Swedish institute will make a selection of candidates if necessary.

4. LGBTQ- rights in Sweden during Stockholm Pride – 31 July – 4 August 2019.

Swedish foreign missions are welcome to suggest a journalist with focus on social issues to join the media visit. Also, kindly note the general requirements for all participants to SI media visits. 12 spots are available.

Deadlines for the Swedish embassy or consulate:

  1. March 1 – indicate participation in the programme
  2. April 1 – confirm the name of the journalist

The Swedish institute will make a selection of candidates if necessary.

5. Innovation, Democracy & Citizen dialogue during Gather Festival – 10-15 September 2019.

Swedish foreign missions are welcome to suggest a journalist with focus on innovation and social issues to join the media visit. Also, kindly note the general requirements for all participants to SI media visits. 12 spots are available.

Deadlines for the Swedish embassy or consulate:

  1. April 1 – indicate participation in the programme
  2. May 1 – confirm the name of the journalist

The Swedish institute will make a selection of candidates if necessary.

Residence programme for independent journalists from Russia, the Baltics, Belarus and Ukraine on specific topics.

Read more about the residence programme.

Instructions

For Swedish Embassies and consulates abroad: Applications for sending a journalist to the media visits are done by sending an e-mail to Livia Podesta.

For foreign journalists: Applications for participating to a media visit to Sweden are done by contacting the Swedish Embassy in your country.

General requirements for participants:

  • Participants should be fluent in English and able to follow the programme in English. Foreign missions are expected to test their language skills when meeting the candidates.
  • Participants should come from prominent media outlets with wide circulation in the country, top 3 media in the country. No local or niched media outlets with limited reach.
  • Participants should report for print, online (incl. influential blogs) or radio. SI is unfortunately not able to accomodate TV journalists due to logistic requirements of these media outlets.
  • Participants must commit to follow the whole programme arranged by the SI.
  • Freelance journalists should already have a confirmed assignment.

Participants will be part of a bigger group with media representatives from several countries following the same programme.


Financial support for SI media visits

SI finances accommodation (3-4 nights in single room with breakfast), some meals (as stated in the programme), and transport within Sweden.

  • Each participating foreign mission is allocated one vacancy.
  • Each participating foreign mission finances the international flights and any applicable visa costs.
  • No per diem will be paid to participants.

How to apply

Submit your candidate together with a short description of the journalist and the related media and its circulation. The Embassy meets the candidate to go through the preliminary programme together. Only after the journalist’s commitment to participate should the Embassy submit all the information about the selected journalist to SI for the final confirmation.

If nothing else is specified, decisions will be based on the “first come, first served” principle, on confirmed journalist participation. Please note that we only accept journalists who have not yet participated in previous media visits arranged by SI.

The media visits are exclusively for journalists.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Livia Podesta, Media Relations Manager