To go from words to action is crucial for anyone willing to lead sustainable development. The Mindshifters toolkit encourages the participants to explore inner values, in order to communicate and act in line with them. This toolkit has been developed within the strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation, in dialogue with Swedish foreign missions in the Western Balkans and in Türkiye, who work closely with civil society. A much-needed material is conversation starters for important topics concerning sustainable development. The Mindshifters toolkit comprises of workshop and communication materials. Get together with organisations and networks from civil society and explore your skills and inner values together. Good luck! Mind the shift! Target groups Activate the toolkit together with organisations and networks from civil society engaged in driving sustainable development. Main target group is young adults from civil society, but participants could of course be of any age. Background This toolkit is produced within the strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation with the Western Balkans and Turkey (2021-2027). The aim is to explore and discuss values connected to human rights, the rule of law, corruption, and gender equality, based on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The project is initiated by The Swedish Institute. The framework originates from The Inner Development Goals, a not-for-profit and open-source initiative founded by the 29k Foundation, Ekskäret Foundation, and The New Division together with a group of researchers, experts and practitioners in leadership development and sustainability. Building blocks The toolkit consists of workshop and communication materials. Most of the material can be translated into local languages. The material is also available on a public website for anyone to download and activate. Workshop and workbook The workbook is the key building block in this toolkit. It contains exercises and dilemmas to be reflected on individually and in groups. A workshop takes approximately four hours. The dilemmas can be modified or replaced with dilemmas relevant to the local context. Insert the new dilemmas in the translated Word file. Mindshifters workshop overview (pdf) Workbook for printing (pdf) Digital workbook (pdf) Woorkbook text for translation (Word file) Films The toolkit includes six videos serving as an introduction to the different chapters and exercises in the workbook. The videos are available for screening and via QR codes for the participants to watch on their smartphones. The videos are available in English with English subtitles (online via the QR codes) and can be translated to your local language (for screening). Videos for downloading (mp4, with and without subtitles) SRT files for translation (srt file) Videos with English subtitles on Vimeo Merchandise The posters can be printed and used to promote the project or as backdrops at the event. The QR codes on the posters are directed to the public website of the project (see heading below). The stickers and tattoos can be printed and handed out when organising a workshop. Posters 50×70, can be translated (pdf) Posters 70×100, can be translated (pdf) Stickers, only in English (pdf) Tattoos, only in English (pdf) Social media The social media posts are interactive and based on exercises and dilemmas from the workbook. The material can be published as a campaign when activating the toolkit or throughout the year. Use the Canva links to translate and change the content. The Canva links are available in the social media overview. Social media overview (pdf) Posts (png and mp4) Stories (png and mp4) Social media text for translation (Word file) Public website of Mindshifters The Mindshifters toolkit is available for everyone to download and activate. Encourage participants, organisations and the public to raise the theme of the toolkit, visit the website and arrange their own workshop, physically or digitally. Links to the website can be found in the workbook, on posters and in social media posts. Visit the public website : 24k.org/mindshifters Financial support Swedish embassies in the Western Balkans and Türkiye and the Consulate General in Istanbul may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). How to apply To apply, please fill out the application form. The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply. How to report After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits. Repayments If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question. Contact at the Swedish Institute For more information, contact Ulrika Rosvall.
Promoting Study in Sweden
With a higher education system ranked second in the world, Sweden is an attractive study destination for students worldwide seeking to complete their bachelor’s or master’s degree abroad. Swedish academics emphasise critical and creative thinking, skills that are highly valued in today’s global labour market. Help spread the word about the nearly 1,000 international degree programmes offered at Swedish universities. This toolkit includes guidance for Swedish Foreign Missions on how to work with higher education promotion and the brand Study in Sweden. It also includes templates and ready-made material for your events, PowerPoints and videos for your presentations, as well as an overview of how the Study in Sweden team can support you. Navigate this toolkit by exploring our video, accessing our inspirational handbook, templates and materials. Working with the Study in Sweden brand We work to increase Sweden’s attractiveness as a nation of knowledge through the student platform studyinsweden.se and activities at embassies, fairs and universities around the world. As an international study brand we have a job to do: to represent the Swedish study experience to the world. To persuade talented and socially, globally conscious students everywhere, that living and learning The Swedish Way might be the way for them. If you are interested in working with the Study in Sweden brand, you have to take the introduction training for Foreign Missions, it’s a 20 minute video to explain the ins and out of working with Study in Sweden. https://sharingsweden.se/app/uploads/2015/10/training_fm_2022.mp4 Now that you’ve taken the training, learn more about the Study in Sweden brand, how to work with it, how to embody it and how to promote it. Here you can find our brand guide to get you started. The brand guide is password protected, the password is shared in the introduction training for foreign missions. Make sure to listen through the whole training before accessing the guide. Download the Study in Sweden Brand Guide Study in Sweden Handbook An important aspect of our promotion work is centred around collecting leads – people who have shown interest in studying in Sweden and would like to learn more. Our leads have often learned about the Study in Sweden brand through the promotion of Foreign Missions. You are our extended arm and ambassadors in your country. Therefore, we want to make sure to support you in your promotion work and through your various activities and events. We cover: Advice on how to approach student marketing Useful advice in preparation of student fairs How to organise pre-departure and send-off events Useful resources (print material, templates, booth material) Access the Study in Sweden Handbook here Scholarships An important part of promoting international student mobility is providing information about scholarships. We have two structures you can refer to: Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals The SI Scholarship for Global Professionals awards scholarships for full-time, one-year or two-year masters studies in Sweden. It aims to develop future global leaders that will contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to sustainable development. We have prepared the following material for you to inform students about this scholarships: SI Scholarship landing page SI Scholarship brochure and PowerPoint-presentation SI Scholarship promotion video and ‘How to Apply’-video Study in Sweden scholarship database On Study in Sweden’s website you can find the scholarship database that collects scholarships from Swedish universities and institutions aimed at international students. If you have any suggestions of scholarships to add, don’t hesitate to let us know. Find the database here: https://studyinsweden.se/scholarships Material catalogue Here you can find all of the material we provide. If anything is missing, don’t hesitate to contact the Study in Sweden team for suggestions. Event registration and financial support The Swedish Institute offers financial support to embassies and consulates organising Study in Sweden activities and events. Taking part in student recruitment fairs or arranging other events such as pre-departure events for students. The Study in Sweden team would love to know whenever you organise or attend an event to keep track of the brand exposure. Find out how to apply for financial support and register your event here. Contact us The Study in Sweden Team Collaborating with Foreign Missions is really important for us and we value all the time spent in marketing Study in Sweden in your countries. If you have any questions you can reach us by contacting Hannah Maxwell. Other teams that link to our work If you are interested in other programmes of the Swedish Institute, like collaborating with Alumni around the world or communicating the SI Scholarship for Global Professionals, don’t hesitate to reach out to our colleagues at the respective departments: SI Alumni team: email@example.com and have a look at their Alumni toolkit SI Scholarship team: Seble Abera, team coordinator: Seble Abera
Sweden’s way to become the first fossil free OECD country 2045
Pioneer the possible film on Sweden’s way to become the first fossil free OECD country 2045. Available in three different lengths: 146 sec full length 23 sec (social media) 10 sec (Instagram/Facebook stories)
Swedish life sciences – a success story
How did Sweden become an important life sciences nation?
This toolkit makes it possible to follow up on the End Violence Solutions Summit held in Stockholm with a seminar, round table or conference together with local partners and Swedish partners such as: Save the Children Sweden, ECPAT, Change Attitude, World Childhood Foundation, UNICEF Sweden, Friends and the Ombudsman for Children in Sweden. A connecting exhibition with illustrations from Stina Wirsén with texts from Astrid Lindgren’s speech Never violence! is also available. Sweden was the first country to join the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children as a pathfinding country under Agenda 2030, goal 16, target 16.2. These countries demonstrate successful solutions to eliminate violence against children in different environments, from family settings to society at large. The Swedish government hosted the first Solutions Summit of the Global Partnership in Stockholm, on 14–15 February 2018. 2019 marked 30 years since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the General Assembly in New York. It also marked 40 years since Sweden adopted the law on prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings, including the home of children. Building blocks – Seminar programme Never violence – An overview of the exhibition with illustrations from Stina Wirsén with texts from Astrid Lindgren’s speech Never violence! (Large prints: 1400 x 700 mm. Small prints: 700 x 700 mm.) -Exhibition texts: Introduction by Marta Santos Pais A statement from a pediatrician Astrid Lindgren Astrid Lindgren quotes -Cotton tote bags can be ordered from the Swedish Institute, kindly contact Emma Jansson. Instructions Manual for Never violence event Financial support Applications for projects in April to December 2023 Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes: – Higher education promotion – Sweden alumni relations – Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK) – The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications) You can of course also use all material on sharingsweden.se but without funding from us. Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 for travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management. How to apply To apply, please fill out the application form. The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply. How to report After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits. Repayments If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question. Contact at the Swedish Institute For more information, contact Emma Kalmevall.
Smart Cities – Para un futuro sostenible
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Smart Industry – unlocking the potential
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Can jeans be more sustainable?
Fashion is one of the top polluting industries in the world. If a garment were to be used three times longer, its climate impact would shrink by a full 65 per cent. Choosing second-hand knocks off a full 70 per cent of a garment’s climate impact. So make sure to hand down, trade, donate and recycle your clothes rather than turning them into rubbish once you are finished with them. 16:9 version 1:1 square version
Smart citities – for a sustainable future
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