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Social media content

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GIFs

Sweden’s official account at Giphy.com.

Videos

Parenting – an equal opportunity (video for social media)

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Video without text & SRT-files (MediaFlow)
Parenting – an equal opportunity (video for social media)

Sweden was the first country in the world to introduce parental leave for both mothers and fathers in 1974, and today parents are offered 480 days of parental leave. The Swedish Institute wants to highlight the effects that Sweden’s parental policy has on gender equality.

This video for social media includes interviews with parents portrayed in a photo exhibition by photographer Elin Berge. The exhibition is a part of the toolkit Parenting – an equal opportunity.

Contact sharingsweden@si.se if you have any questions.

 

Front page of the fact sheet on health care in Sweden. A medical doctor talking to a patient.
Fact sheets

Health care in Sweden (Arabic)

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Health care in Sweden (Arabic)

Everyone in Sweden has equal access to health care services under a largely decentralised, taxpayer-funded system. Like many other countries, Sweden faces numerous challenges, such as funding, quality and efficiency of its health care services.

Printing instructions for SI fact sheets.

Welcome to Electionville – now as online game!

Welcome to Electionville – now as online game!

What is local governance? What really constitutes a democratic process? And whom does it serve?

Electionville is a fictional city in the shape of an educational floor game, where the participants take on the challenging roles of county council members. Equally fun and engaging, the main objective of the Electionville toolkit is to educate about and provide insights into how democracy works.

Originally designed as a boardgame by the Swedish content bureau Fabel and commissioned by the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Electionville has been produced in over 13,000 copies, reaching more than half of the primary and upper secondary schools in Sweden.

Primarily intended for people aged 15-24, the floor game version of Electionville can be played either individually or in groups. However, due to its versatility, the Electionville toolkit  is suitable for people of all ages and regardless of political affiliation. This makes Electionville the perfect tool for practicing core democratic values such as inclusiveness, participation, and gender equality. In fact, to engage in a game of Electionville is to engage in democracy.

For best result, we recommend that you organise moderated group talks or seminars on related themes (#DemocracyTalks) after the game event, using the discussion points below (see Game content). These group talks can be between the target group and specially invited representatives from the local community (e.g. municipality, mayor’s office).

Welcome to Electionville is part of SI’s specially adapted toolkits focusing on human rights and democracy, e.g. the Cube project, To me there’s no other choice and the Young courage award.

Electionville online

In order to make the material even more versatile we have created a fully adopted online version of Electionville. Electionville online has all the features included in the Electionville floor game, making it ideal as either a complementary build-on component together with the original material or as an individual educational tool in its own right.

Building blocks

Game content

Roll-up (80×200 cm, online version)

Event cards, top side (online version, language: English)
Event cards, text side (online version, language: English)
Event cards, top and text side (text in English for translation)

Party sheets (online version, only available in English)
Party sheets (text in English for translation)

Game board hexagons (online version, language: English)
Game board hexagons (text in English for translation)

Priority cards (online version, language: English)
Priority cards (word, English for local translations)

Game instruction, folder (online version, language: English)
Game instruction, folder (text in English for translation)

Contact SI for print files.

Online game content

Online game instructions, folder, (PDF, language: English)
Online game link – electionville.se (only available in English)

Please note that Electionville online is only available in English.

Due to system constraints the online version of Electionville is optimized for desktop, using Microsoft Chrome (i.e. android, tablet and iPad is not recommended).

Communication material

#CitizensofElectionville, canvas bag: overview and artwork
Press release/invitation (text in English for translation)
Diploma
Face Mask

Social media resources

Please use #CitizensOfElectionville in your social media work to highlight your activities with the initiative. We also encourage you to use the #DriveForDemocracy hashtag as well as any of the relevant Agenda 2030 logos.

Inspirational stories

The Embassy of Sweden in Tirana launched the Electionville toolkit outdoors in Tirana together with the local NGO the United Nations Association in Albania late in October 2020. See the film from the event and get inspired!

Instructions

How to use the Electionville toolkit
How to use the Electionville toolkit online

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). Parts of the sum applied for should be used for inviting 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.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Henrik C. Enbohm.

Videos

Helping out to save lives (Spanish)

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Helping out to save lives (Spanish)

A temporary layoff from truckmaker Scania provided Hanna and Katarina with an opportunity to help save lives. Their skills were welcomed by medical equipment company Getinge, who are upping their production of ventilators – crucial in treating Covid-19 patients.

The film is also available without text for local adaptations. Please contact Kristina Pernevill to receive the file.

If you want to know how to remove or add subtitles to videos you publish on Facebook, please refer to these instructions.

Videos

Mission: Helping out on Furlough (Spanish)

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Mission: Helping out on Furlough (Spanish)

For some of the staff at airline SAS, a furlough provided the chance to give the Swedish healthcare sector a helping hand. Here’s our film about the initiative.

The film is also available without text for local adaptations. Please contact Kristina Pernevill to receive the file.

If you want to know how to remove or add subtitles to videos you publish on Facebook, please refer to these instructions.

Videos

Handlingshjälpen (Spanish)

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Handlingshjälpen (Spanish)

It’s not about money, it’s about heart! Facebook group Handlingshjälpen (’shopping help’) was founded to facilitate life for people in Covid-19 risk groups. It’s about people like Sofia helping people like Gunilla. Watch the video below to find out more.

The film is also available without text for local adaptations. Please contact Kristina Pernevill to receive the file.

If you want to know how to remove or add subtitles to videos you publish on Facebook, please refer to these instructions.

Videos

Helping out to save lives (Russian)

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Helping out to save lives (Russian)

A temporary layoff from truckmaker Scania provided Hanna and Katarina with an opportunity to help save lives. Their skills were welcomed by medical equipment company Getinge, who are upping their production of ventilators – crucial in treating Covid-19 patients.

The film is also available without text for local adaptations. Please contact Kristina Pernevill to receive the file.

If you want to know how to remove or add subtitles to videos you publish on Facebook, please refer to these instructions.

Videos

Helping out to save lives (Chinese)

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Helping out to save lives (Chinese)

A temporary layoff from truckmaker Scania provided Hanna and Katarina with an opportunity to help save lives. Their skills were welcomed by medical equipment company Getinge, who are upping their production of ventilators – crucial in treating Covid-19 patients.

The film is also available without text for local adaptations. Please contact Kristina Pernevill to receive the file.

If you want to know how to remove or add subtitles to videos you publish on Facebook, please refer to these instructions.

Videos

Helping out to save lives (German)

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Helping out to save lives (German)

A temporary layoff from truckmaker Scania provided Hanna and Katarina with an opportunity to help save lives. Their skills were welcomed by medical equipment company Getinge, who are upping their production of ventilators – crucial in treating Covid-19 patients.

The film is also available without text for local adaptations. Please contact Kristina Pernevill to receive the file.

If you want to know how to remove or add subtitles to videos you publish on Facebook, please refer to these instructions.