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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.
Blasieholmsgatan 4A, Stockholm
Thursday, December 14 at 15.30-17.00
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 8 676 81 05
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.
October 6-8, members of the Youth Organization of VMRO-DPMNE participated in a conference on social media in political campaigns. New strategies to campaign effectively were discussed as well as how to deliver a successful political message.
September 22-24, party representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia and Sweden, met in Sarajevo to discuss Balkan’s EU-integration.
The discussions focused on the refugee crisis and the management of the Balkan route as well as how to increase opportunities in the region. The economic integration of the region was also discussed. The women´s round table conference aims to create stronger networks in the region and to increase the participation of women in politics and leading positions.
June 16-18, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference for youth politicians in Macedonia, focusing on political communication and the country’s challenges after the elections.
June 7, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation hosted a conference in Riga on the developments in Russia and its relations with the Baltic states. Mikhail Kasyanov, former Prime Minister of Russia, and Andris Piebalgs, party leader of the Latvian centre-right party “Vienotība,” participated in the discussions.
June 1, the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation in cooperation with the Turkish think-tank Freedom Research Association hosted a conference in Ankara on countering violence against women. The conference gathered Turkish and Swedish civil society activists, journalists and policy makers involved in the struggle against gender based violence and harassments. The project was financed by the Swedish Institute’s Creative Force program.