The National Museums of World Culture (Världskulturmuseerna) is the coordinator of the Anna Lindh Foundation network in Sweden.

The Museum of World Cultures (Världskulturmuseet) in Gothenburg is in charge of the coordination mission since its opening. 

The Swedish network receives an annual support from the Swedish Foreign Department for holding activities with members of the network and establish cross border collaboration to facilitate partnership for the Swedish civil society. In addition, the Swedish network is supported by the Anna Lindh Foundation through the network support scheme. 

The Network is open to institutions, organisations and other partners who adhere to the principles and the mission of the Anna Lindh Foundation which work on the basis of democratic, pluralistic, and multilateral values. 

Membership in the Swedish network is open to NGOs; Public institutions, including local and regional authorities; public and private “not for profit” Foundations; other "for profit" partners promoting "not for profit" activities and corporate social responsibility policies.

However, the Network is not open to political parties or organizations and projects owned by political parties nor to individuals.

In January 2020, the Swedish network elected three advisory committee members:  Bertil Björk (STPLN, Malmö), Parul Ghosh (Peers Bridge, Helsingborg) and Josefin Stenmark (Bilda, Göteborg).

Our network internal rules are available here.

National Museums of World Culture | Statens Museer för Världskultur (Head of Network)

Södra vägen 54
412 54 Göteborg

Historical Background of your Network

We hosted the annual ALF Heads of Network meeting in 2009.

We hosted the Euro-Med Dialogue Award Ceremony in Stockholm in 2010.

We organise the ‘Celebrating Our Diversity’ forum every year (since 2018).

In 2017, we hosted a training on hate speech in collaboration with the Council of Europe and the German, Finnish, and Danish networks.

We organised a Baltic civil society forum in 2015 with the Finnish and Estonian networks.

We took part (as a partner) in several cross network actions in 2017.

In 2017, we organised a regional seminar on migration and working with newcomers in collaboration with the Finnish and Danish networks.

In 2016, we organised a Nordic-Baltic Dialogue Forum in Stockholm with members from these countries.

We used to organise the annual peace day celebration with our network members.

We organise an annual forum called Celebrating Our Diversity for our civil society network members to showcase their good practices.