The Swedish Institute, Alexandria is back at work- المعهد السويدي يعاود نشاطه مجدداً

The Swedish Institute Alexandria (SwedAlex) is happy to finally be back, up and running again after a long summer holiday. Ramadan and Eid has come and gone and we hope everyone out there managed to spend some time with their loved ones despite the unrest in the country. Summer is still looming outside and the swimmers who gather in front of the institute every day to do their rounds are still seen doing their strokes every morning.

As you might know the mandate of SwedAlex covers the whole MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) and as SwedAlex is now working to prepare for the autumn Erbil, Tunis and Lund might be destinations where we are heading in the near future. We are hoping on events which will consist of regional exchange on women and youth in politics as well as projects on the role of citizenship.

SwedAlex is additionally hoping to launch its own web page before the end of the year and is working hard to find the right format appropriate to represent the institute, the dialogue activities that are and will be conducted, as well as the Swedish Foreign Ministry of which SwedAlex is a part of.

We wish everyone in the region safe continuation of the year and let’s try and do something that would contribute to it.

For possible project proposals, activity suggestions or other engagements check out our web site or contact us directly.


Victoria Sjölander

Acting Deputy Director