In 2012, United National Movement (UNM), the party that Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation works with in Georgia lost the parliamentary elections. At the moment, UNM is in the middle of a transformation process, often followed by a loss of election. However, UNM has both lost and gained new members. Meanwhile, polls show that the support for the current Georgian Dream coalition government is decreasing with disappointed people still waiting for its promises to be realized. (more…)

Moldova is the country, among the former Soviet Union ones, that has succeeded the most in approaching the European Union. There is a strong support for European integration in the small state, situated between Romania and Ukraine, and independent in 1991. Russia has tried to involve Moldova in the Eurasia trade union but without success. Later in November, there will be election in Moldova and if the Communist Party comes to power, which is not to be excluded, the country might go in another, non-EU friendly direction. Today’s Moldova is governed by a coalition of liberal and social democratic parties. The party that Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation co-operates with, Partidul Liberal Democrat Din Moldova (PLDM) is part of the coalition. (more…)

On March 16 Serbia calls for re-election and the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organised last weekend together with the Moderate Party’s sister organisation United Regions of Serbia (URS, former G17+) a youth conference on campaign and communication in Belgrade, Serbia. (more…)

November 29 – December 2, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged together with SDA Academy a youth conference with youth from Party of Democratic Action (SDA). The conference took place in Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the topic was campaign and communication. (more…)

On December 6, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation will arrange a seminar on the political situation in Nicaragua.

Daniel Ortega won the Presidential election in Nicaragua in 2006, with financial and moral support from his close ally, the ex-President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez. Now, Ortega is striving to change the constitution in order to end the limits of presidential terms. If he succeeds it would allow him to stay in power indefinitely.

Azalia Aviles, chairman of the International Women’s Democrat Union, and Javier Baez Castellon, a political analyst and youth activist in Nicaragua, are coming to Sweden to give their views on the constitutional changes in Nicaragua.

The seminar will be held in English and a light lunch will be served.

Date: December 6, 2013

Time: 12.00

Venue: Partistyrelserummet, Stora Nygatan 30, Old Town, Stockholm

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Peeter Luksep diskuterar hur man kan påverka icke-demokratiska regimer

Peeter Luksep discusses how to influence non-democratic regimes

Wednesday, November 6, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged a seminar for moderate local politicians and members on how we work and the challenges we see in dictatorships and new democracies today. (more…)

October 25 – 27, 2013, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged a youth conference in Belgrade for youth from the Moderate’s sister party United Regions of Serbia (URS). The conference went under the theme of “ideology and policymaking” and was the first step in a four step program to promote democracy and European integration in the Balkan region. Accompanying speakers were Mr. Jonas Nilsson, director of public affairs at the Swedish Railways, and Mr. Veiko Lukmann, international secretary of Pro Patria and Res Publica Union in Estonia. (more…)

Gustav Blix, John Suaréz, Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, Jorge Luís García Pérez

From left to right: Gustav Blix, John Suaréz, Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, Jorge Luís García Pérez

October 9 in Stockholm and October 10 in Uppsala, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation arranged two well attended seminars regarding the civic nonviolent resistance in Cuba with emphasis on human rights.

The seminar in Stockholm was moderated by Gustav Blix, member of the Swedish parliament and of the foundation’s board, and in Uppsala by Ulrika Karlsson, member of the Swedish parliament. Invited guests were Jorge Luís García Pérez, leader of the Cuba’s Civic Resistance Movement, Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, founder and president of the Rosa Parks Women’s Movement and John Suaréz, human rights director in the Cuban Democratic Directorate. (more…)

In almost exactly one year, there will be elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) as well as on the entity-level, in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and in Rpublika Srpska (RS). To strengthen female politicians in the upcoming campaign work, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organized a conference on campaign and communication in Banja Luka, October 4-6, 2013. (more…)

9 October, 2013

Cuba is a centralized, planned economy and communist one-party state where no other parties are permitted. After Fidel Castro’s illness in 2008, hope of reform was spread, but the small changes that have occurred since then are merely symbolic actions without any real value.

On October 9 and 10, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation organizes a seminar in Stockholm respectively in Uppsala with Jorge Luís García Pérez, leader of Cuba’s civic resistance movement and Iris Tamara Pérez Aguilera, founder and President of the Rosa Parks Women’s Movement, who will give their views on the developments in the country.

The seminar will be held in English.

October 9, 2013 in Stockholm
Time: 17:30
Venue: Stora Nygatan 30, Gamla Stan, Stockholm

October 10, 2013 in Uppsala
Time: 17:30
Venue: Sturegatan 4 B, Uppsala

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