Moderate Politicians Discussing Democracy Aid

November 16th, 2012   Development Aid | News

Wednesday November 14, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged a seminar on how we work and on Swedish democracy support, for politicians from the Moderate party. The training is part of our effort to inform our network in Sweden about how we support the development of democratic political systems around the world.

Former Swedish FM Margaretha af Ugglas discussing democracy aid

During the afternoon, a number of subjects were discussed, such as party affiliated democracy support, the activities of the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation, how we have worked to achieve democracy in Eastern Europe and European integration. The seminar also touched upon the challenges we face in the world and how to support democracy activists in closed political environments.

A number of persons with long experience from working with the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation participated at the seminar. Cecilia Brinck, Moderate MP from Stockholm, talked about our conferences for youth politicians based on the study guide Principles for a Free Society, Fredrik Johansson from the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce discussed what to consider when speaking for a group from a different cultural context.

Göran Lennmarker, chairman of the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation and former chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Swedish parliament, together with Margaretha af Ugglas, former Chairman of the Foundation and former Foreign Minister, delivered their observations and experiences of democracy promotion around the world.

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