A voice for newcomers in Sweden


Below are links to organizations, agencies, and initiatives that are involved in supporting newcomers transition to life in Sweden.

Swedish Institute (SI)*: information to promote interest and confidence in Sweden around the world

Sweden and Migration: information about the history of Sweden and migration (from SI)

Learning Swedish: a free, online course for beginners learning Swedish (from SI)

This is Sweden: a film about Sweden from SI

@sweden: Sweden's official Twitter account. More information can be found here.

Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket)

UNHCR Sweden*

Swedish Employment Agency (Arbetsförmedlingen)

Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassen)

InformationSverige: information portal for new arrivals

SACO Omstart: A portal from the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations with tips and advice for newly arrived professionals about employment and the labour market in Sweden

Stockholm City Library (Stockholms stadsbibliotek)*

Red Cross Sweden: assistance, volunteer opportunities, and more

Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet)*: promoting development and access to culture

Save the Children: hotline for young people who are new to sweden

Nordic Museum*: Sweden's largest museum of cultural history

Kompis Sverige: helping match newcomers with new friends in Sweden (in Swedish)

Stockholm University of the Arts*

LinkedIn #welcometalent programme: job matching for refugees and foreign talent

United Invitations: matching people to have dinner together and make new connections (Swedish site: Invitationsdepartementet)

Korta vägen: matching newcomers with academic agrees to qualified internships

Stockholm Business Region*: working to make Stockholm the leading sustainable growth region in Europe

Voluntärbyrån: volunteer opportunities

Migration Studies Delegation (DELMI)*: an independent committee providing research for migration policy decisions and public debate

Individuell Mannisköhjälp: helping people overcome social exclusion including refugees and unaccompanied minors

Sveriges Internationella Talanger (SIT)* (in Swedish): a network for university-educated newcomers in Sweden

City of Gothenburg*

Hej främling!:volunteer organization near Östersund that uses movement and the great outdoors as tools for integration

Swedish Film Institute*: supporting Swedish film

MIG Talks (in Swedish)*: a communications effort initiated by the Swedish Migration Agency designed to foster better knowledge and understanding about migration to Sweden.

Swedish Sports Confederation (Riksidrottsförbundet)*: umbrella organization for sports federations in Sweden

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*Indicates an organization involved in MIG Talks. The Local, through The Local Voices, is also a participating partner in MIG Talks.