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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: The Nobel Prize Announcements and social media plan. 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. 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. 2. 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. The Nobel Prize chocolate medal will be included in this toolkit for your live events. Nobel Week – Digital publication plan will be available in November. (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. This years theme: The Future of Life, December 9, Stockholm. 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 Nobel Prize exhibition Exhibition overview (PDF) Texts for translation (Word) Nobel Prize lectures (digital) The video streams of all the Nobel Week events are available here: (coming soon!) Arrange a local Teacher Summit during the Nobel Week: Instructions and information (PDF) Nobel Prize Teacher Summit Workbook Invitation template for Swedish embassies and Consulates general (please contact Emma Kalmevall to receive the password) Backdrop: One Earth Teachers for Change Nobel Prize Teacher Summit 2022 broadcast (YouTube) Financial support Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum SEK 40,000 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. 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, please contact Emma Kalmevall.

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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.

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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.

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Recipe Swedish meatballs

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Recipe Swedish meatballs
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Lucia – Sweden.se on Spotify

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Lucia – Sweden.se on Spotify

A compilation of Lucia songs for you to enjoy.  

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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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