Highly skilled employees from overseas have boosted Sweden’s economy, yet the system that allowed them to come is under threat. Now foreigners in Sweden are being asked to stand up and be counted.
Maybe you have moved to Sweden from abroad and are working in a skilled job such as in the IT sector, banking or engineering etc. We are eager to hear your stories and fuel this debate which is already proving to be an election issue.
It's very simple to get involved in this crucial debate. Just do the following:
1. Record a short video – say 30 seconds – on your smartphone telling us why the country requires skilled foreign labour.
2. Upload to a social network, like Vimeo or YouTube.
3. Then tweet the video to @thelocalsweden with the hashtag #kompetensinvandring.
4. If the technology lets you down, you can also send your videos to [email protected].
We'll pick the best ones and may feature them in a future follow-up article.
The Local's Group Managing Editor James Savage gets us started below.
Or if recording a video is too much of a hassle then you can send us a tweet @thelocalsweden telling us why Sweden needs talented immigrants. Feel free to include a picture of you at work.
Don't forget the hashtag #kompetensinvandring, which is being monitored by the Swedish political top brass.