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.

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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.

December 19, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation and the turkish think-tank Freedom Research Association hosted a conference in Istanbul on Turkey-EU relations and its coverage in the media, in times of polarization and populism. The conference, part of the Swedish Institute’s Creative Force-program, gathered journalists, experts and politicians from Turkey and Sweden.

December 12, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation and Open Russia hosted a conference in Tallinn on new media and journalism for Russian independent journalists and opposition leaders.

After the conference, an award ceremony was hosted with the aim to honour Russia’s top independent journalists. Elena Milashina of Novaya Gazeta won the award for investigative journalism for her articles about honour killings and persecutions of LGBT-individuals in Chechnya. A topic that JHS focused on earlier this year at a seminar in Stockholm.

During the year, journalists in Russia have been under immense pressure. Many have had to leave the country while others have been attached at their place of work. The same day of the conference, Russian authorities decided to shut down Open Russia’s webpages in the country.

14 December, 2017
15:30till17:00

Please join the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation for a seminar with Alexander Solovyev, Andrey Dmitriev and Gigi Ugulava on the state of human rights in Europe’s East.

Alexander Solovyev

Andrey Dmitriev

Gigi Ugulava

 

 

 

 

 

Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Stockholm
Thursday, December 14 at 15.30-17.00

RSVP: hjalmarsonstiftelsen@moderaterna.se or +46 8 676 81 05

The seminar will also be sent live and can be watched on Facebook and YouTube.

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Vice speaker Oksana Syroid with the journalist Maxim Eristavi, Rostyslav Pavlenko, deputy head of the presidential administration, Alex Ryabchyn, MP, and Inna Borzylo, director of Centre UA.

November 28, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a round-table conference in Kyiv on Ukraine’s European integration. Oksana Syroid, vice speaker in the Ukrainian parliament, took part in the meeting together with a group of reform oriented policy makers, independent journalists and NGO representatives. JHS chairman Peter Egardt participated at the meeting, along with the Swedish MPs Chrisian Holm Barenfeld and Pål Jonson.

The discussions focused on the country’s geopolitical challenges, the relationship between state and civil society as well as the struggle against corruption.

A number of bilateral meetings were held in addition to the conference with the aim strengthen the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation’s work in Ukraine.

November 6-10 and 13-17 the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation held conferences on ideology for politically active youth from the Balkans and the Eastern Neighborhood in Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm. The basis of the seminars was the book Principles for a Free Society by Dr Nigel Ashford and the lectures were led by leading opinion makers and Swedish politicians. The conferences aim to strengthen the ideological base among the participants with emphasis on understanding of democracy, human rights and market economy.

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