How is the Refugee Crisis covered in Turkish media?

JHS is publishing a new report in cooperation with the think-tank Freedom Research Association on how the refugee crisis is covered in Turkish media. Read more

Continued protests in Venezuela

The economic problems are so long gone in Venezuela that debts have become a real threat to the country. The value of the currency decreases rapidly and inflation is going up. Foreign imports have ceased, resulting in empty shelves in stores around the country. Read more

JHS follows the developments in Ukraine

Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation has for many years been active in support of democracy and rule of law in Ukraine. On our site, we publish regular updates on the situation in the country.
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From February 28 to March 1, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation co-hosted a campaign conference along with the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP) in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  During the three-day conference PDP candidates from across the country were trained in campaign methods. The participants discussed a range of topics including the use of social media, electoral laws, and the country’s political trajectory.

On January 30 the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a seminar about Brexit’s consequences and remaining uncertainties and how the Conservative and Unionist Party managed to gain a sizeable parliamentary majority in the recent elections. Conservative MP Vicky Ford and University of Stockholm economics professor Michael Lundholm discussed a range of topics about how to maintain EU-UK cooperation in trade, migration, market regulation, and other policy areas. The discussion was moderated by the Moderate Party’s Parliamentary Group Leader, Tobias Billström.

See a short clip from the seminar here.

The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a seminar with HC Hagman from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Kristina Sandklef, Senior Advisor at Consilio International, about Europe’s interests and approach vis-à-vis China. The discussion was moderated by former MEP Christofer Fjellner.

The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a seminar on December 2 with Merle Maigre from Cybexer Technologies about intereference in Ukrainian elections and Russian attempts to exert political influence. The seminar was moderated by Moderate Party MP Lars Püss.

Maigre’s talk was based on the report ”Post-election assessment of the cybersecurity infrastructure and interagency cooperation in Ukraine, with related recommendations”, which she co-authored. Read the report here.

Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation is launching a new report on the developments in Eastern Europe. Four leading experts with broad experiences from democracy promotion present their views and analysis on the current state of affairs. Read the report here

From April 13-15, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation held a conference on the “Empowerment of Women in Politics” in Skopje. During the weekend, members of the Women Forces of VMRO-DPMNE of Macedonia debated in different topics regarding the current political situation of the women in Macedonia, the challenges of the women in the political campaign, gender equality and the empowerment of the women through social media.


The March 25 rally was to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Belarus’s 1918 proclamation of independence from Russia and it is considered as the foundation of an independent Belarus. The Belarusian People’s Republic lasted until 1919, when it was effectively taken over by Soviet Russia.

Known as Freedom Day, the anniversary is traditionally a day for opponents of the authoritarian government of Alexander Lukashenko to stage protests. It accuses Lukashenko, who has been in office since 1994, of attempting to erase Belarusian identity and “Russifying” the country. (more…)

On March 20 to 23, a delegation of prominent independent Belarusian journalists came to Stockholm invited by the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation. During their time in Stockholm they had meetings with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Members of the Swedish Parliament and organizations and experts in the media field.  (more…)

The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged two successful events in Kosovo for the Women and Youth Forum of LDK.

The conferences Empowerment of Women in Politics and Principles of a Free Society took place in Pristina from March 16-18.  Both party organizations discussed different topics, such as Democracy, Human Rights, Justice, Gender Equality and Campaign challenges in the Women World among others. (more…)

Wednesday, March 14th, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a well-attended seminar on current dynamics in Turkish politics and society. Five prominent experts from Turkey presented their analysis on the state of affairs and the country’s relationship with the EU. The seminar was moderated by Thomas Gür.