June 8 -10, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged together with the Serbian party G17 PLUS the last conference in a serie of four. The previous conferences has been about topics as ideology, campaign, branding, EU-integration and now about politics on a national and local level. The speaker for this conference was Cecilia Brinck, MP, and Fredrik Saweståhl, Mayor of Tyresö municipality.
Saturday morning began with a session on “Principles Into Practice” led by Cecilia Brinck. She talked about how to combine the important ideological principles with both local and national politics.
After lunch Fredrik Saweståhl held a session on the topic alliances. How do you work in an alliance at the local level? What is important to consider? What are the main advantages? Fredrik Saweståhl shared his experience from working in an alliance in his municipality. The day ended with a workshop on how to win elections on local issues.
The Sunday began with a session on how the EU affects the work of municipalities led by Fredrik Saweståhl. Tomislav Damnjanović, Campaign Manager for G17PLUS, closed the conference by talking about the important lessons from the election and how the work ahead looks like.
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