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Why we celebrate

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Why we celebrate

Happy National Day!

Why do Swedes celebrate the National Day? Many Swedes don’t really know, but here’s a quick background story!

Since 1983, Sweden has celebrated its National Day on 6 June. This is the date on which Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523, which laid the foundation of Sweden as an independent state, and on which a new, important constitution was adopted in 1809.
Since 2005, the national day has been a public holiday.

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize

With this toolkit, the Nobel Foundation and Swedish Institute give the Swedish embassies and consulates access to material produced by the public outreach entities of the Nobel Prize. This is exclusively shaped for the Swedish missions abroad to be able to reach out and arrange events locally.

In his last will, Alfred Nobel specifies that his fortune should be used for prizes “to those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind.” Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has rewarded outstanding achievements in the fields of science, literature and peace. Every year, as new laureates are announced, new stories of innovation, creativity and courage are added to the legacy of the Nobel Prize. The themes covered by the Nobel Prize and the stories of the laureates are the basis of a number of public outreach activities with the aim to spread knowledge, engage and inspire a global audience.

This toolkit gives Swedish embassies and Consulates General access to various resources related to the Nobel Prize encouraging learning and dialogue among a broad general public, as well as more specific target groups, such as teachers.

This toolkit consists of the following:

  1. Expert visit to Stockholm for Nobel Prize Summit in September 2022.
  2. The Nobel Prize Announcements, social media plan.
  3. Nobel Week.

About

The Nobel Foundation, a private institution established in 1900, has ultimate responsibility for fulfilling the intentions in Alfred Nobel’s will. The main mission of the Nobel Foundation is to manage Alfred Nobel’s fortune in a manner that ensures a secure financial standing for the Nobel Prize over the long term and that the prize-awarding institutions are guaranteed independence in their work of selecting recipients. The Nobel Foundation has overall responsibility for the Nobel Week taking place in Stockholm in December.

The externally financed entities, in Sweden Nobel Prize Museum and Nobel Prize Outreach, have been developed with the aim to engage, inspire and spread knowledge about the Nobel Prize through various public activities, exhibitions, meetings, events and digital publishing.

https://www.nobelprize.org/

https://www.nobelprizemuseum.se

Instructions

Please note that the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Prize medal are registered trademarks exclusively owned by the Nobel Foundation. These trademarks may not be used without permission from the Nobel Foundation, unless included in the building blocks of this toolkit. The content of this toolkit may not be altered in any way.

Building blocks


1.
Expert visit to Nobel Prize Teacher Summit, Stockholm in September 2022

Collaborate with a local university or school for expert visit to Stockholm for participation in Nobel Prize Teacher Summit. Please apply for the toolkit and include travel costs for one airflight ticket for one teacher. Hotel is covered. Follow up with a local teacher summit during the Nobel Week at your mission abroad involving your expert teacher and partner university or school. Contact Emma Jansson.
https://www.nobelprize.org/education-network-nobel-prize-teacher-summit/

2. The Nobel Prize Announcement   

Nobel Prize Announcements – digital publications – available in September and October.

Please use freely, you do not need to apply to SI to use the material above.

3. Nobel Week

Swedish embassies and consulates will have the possibility to arrange one or several local events for different target groups during the Nobel Week. There will also be a possibility to share and invite your contacts to digital Nobel Week events in Stockholm. The Nobel Prize chocolate medal will be included in this toolkit for your live events.

Nobel Week – digital publication plan (PDF, English)

Quiz for Instagram (English and clean versions for local translation, MediaFlow)
Quiz for Instagram in Arabic (MediaFlow)

5 things you should know about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize
(English, format for Facebook, Vimeo)

5 things you should know about Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize
(English, format for Instagram, Vimeo)

5 things you should know about the Nobel Prize and Alfred Nobel with Arabic subtitles
Facebook Format and/or Instagram Format 4:5 (Vimeo)

Nobel Week Dialogue
Nobel Week Dialogue (information and instructions, PDF, English)

Arrange a local dinner event

Nobel Day – local dinner event (instructions, PDF, English)
Embassies and consulates can invite guests for a dinner with inspiration from Nobel Banquets in the past. There will be a slide show, banquet menus to be inspired from and possibilities to order Nobel Prize chocolate medals. Please also include digital content from Nobel Week Dialogue, Nobel Prize Concert, Nobel Week Lights, Nobel Prize lectures, Nobel Prize Teacher Summit etc.

Slide show Nobel Prize – for digital display at physical events – not for social media (Vimeo)
For password contact Emma Jansson at the Swedish Institute.

A selection of images – for digital display at physical events – not for social media (MediaFlow)
Kindly remember to add name of photographers.

Menues at the Nobel banquet (link)

Nobel Prize lectures (digital)
The video streams of all the Nobel Week events are available here https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel-week-live-streams-2021/ (link)

Nobel Week Lights

Nobel Week Lights is an artistic tribute to the Nobel Prize laureates and their achievements. The light installations will be shown in Stockholm during the Nobel Week.

A short video presentation designed especially for the Nobel Prize toolkit which can be showcased during events hosted the Swedish missions abroad together with other building blocks from the toolkit.

https://nobelweeklights.se

Short videos for social media (MediaFlow)
Contact Emma Jansson for link to MediaFlow.
Information about the light installations: Program 2021 – Nobel Week Lights

Slideshow for physical event (Vimeo)
Contact Emma Jansson for password to Vimeo.

Video for physical event (Vimeo)
Contact Emma Jansson for password to Vimeo.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 15,000 for arrangements of the events, language translation and travel costs.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in also if you do not apply for financial support. You will need an agreement with the Swedish institute. 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. Please note that the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Prize medal are registered trademarks exclusively owned by the Nobel Foundation.

How to report

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

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Emma Jansson.

Videos

Happy Midsummer everyone!

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Happy Midsummer everyone!

Midsummer is the longest day of the year and one of the most typically Swedish celebrations. Midsummer Eve always falls on a Friday between 19 and 25 June.

Front page of the fact sheet on the Nobel prize with an image of the dinner party at the City hall in Stockholm
Fact sheets

The Nobel Prize (Arabic)

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The Nobel Prize (Arabic)

Every year in early October, the world turns its gaze towards Sweden and Norway as the Nobel Laureates are announced in Stockholm and Oslo. The Nobel Prize, which has been awarded for discoveries such as radioactivity and penicillin, is arguably the world’s most prestigious award.

Printing instructions for SI fact sheets.

Front page of the fact sheet with members of the royal family posing
Fact sheets

The Swedish monarchy (Arabic)

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The Swedish monarchy (Arabic)

The Swedish Royal Family is one of the oldest royal families in the world, yet regarded as the world’s most modern by many. In 1980, Sweden became the first monarchy to change its succession rites so that the first-born child of the monarch is heir to the throne, regardless of gender. Ambitious and with charm to spare, Crown Princess Victoria seems more than ready for the task.

Printing instructions for SI fact sheets.

Videos

Recipe Swedish meatballs

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Recipe Swedish meatballs

Digital Lucia celebration

Digital Lucia celebration

Celebrate Lucia digitally with us! Find our films and more to help you get in the right mood during these challenging times.

Building blocks

Swedish Lucia Celebration (2020)

Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (download from Vimeo, 1080p, 1.2 GB, approx. 15 minutes, 16:9 format)
Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (download from Vimeo, 720p, 636 MB, approx. 15 minutes, 16:9 format)

Kindy use the film as a whole and without adding local material or in any way editing it. Above film can be used for social media. If you are to use the material in any other way – check if a local licence is needed (list of organisations equivalent to the Swedish STIM). 

Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (English text, download from vimeo, 16:9 format)
Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (clean for local language, download from vimeo, 16:9 format)
Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (English text, download from vimeo, 1:1 format)
Trailer: Swedish Lucia celebration – with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta (clean for local language, download from vimeo, 1:1 format)

Swedish Lucia celebration with Arabic text – trailer (download from vimeo, 1:1) and full film (download from vimeo, 16:9)

The films with the Adolf Fredrik’s music school in Farsta were produced with precautionary measures due to the ongoing pandemic.

Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (2020)

Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters  (1:1 format with English text and voice over)
Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (16:9 format with English text and voice over)
Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (1:1 format without text )
Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters (16:9 format without text)

Scipt in English for Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters, slide by slide

Above film files Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters without text as well as the Script for film without text able Swedish embassies and consulates to add local language with the help of local graphic designers if needed. Kindly note that the Swedish Institute does not have the capacity to help out with adding text in local language.

Additional material (2020)

Cover image for IGTV (Swedish Lucia celebration)

Cover image for IGTV  (Lucia – lighting up Swedish winters)

Lucia song list (from Swedish Lucia celebration)

GIF with Lucia candles

Quiz questions for social media

Playlist Lucia Spotify

Pre-existing material

Films
Recipe for glögg 
Lucia for dummies

Images and stock video
A selection of Lucia photos
Stock video to create your own Lucia film

Text
Web article

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Michael Skoglund.

Booklets & brochures

So feiern die Schweden – Traditionen und Festbräuche

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So feiern die Schweden – Traditionen und Festbräuche

Macht Sie der mystische Mittsommer neugierig, wenn die Schweden sich mit Blumenkränzen schmücken und um einen verdächtig phallisch anmutenden Baum tanzen? Oder eher der 13. Dezember, wenn die Schweden zum Duft von Safrangebäck aufwachen, dem Chorgesang frönen und sich von einer Prozession verzaubern lassen, die eine Lucia mit Kerzen im Haar anführt? In So feiern die Schweden erfahren Sie, welche Bedeutung die Jahreszeiten, die heidnischen Zeiten, das Christentum, die Einwanderung und natürlich die nicht zu stillende Neugier der Schweden auf die sich ständig weiterentwickelnden schwedischen Traditionen haben und hatten. Bestimmt werden Sie bei einigen Traditionen Ähnlichkeiten mit Ihren eigenen entdecken, bei anderen werden Sie sicher über deren besondere Eigenart staunen.

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Videos

Glögg with almonds, raisin and spices

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Glögg with almonds, raisin and spices

 

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Videos

Sverige A-Ö slide show

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Sverige A-Ö slide show

Digital slide show of the Sverige A-Ö toolkit exhibition.