Areas of operation

People celebrating the Swedish national day with yellow and blue balloons and flags.

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The Swedish Institute promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. Through strategic communication and the development of lasting relations with people, organisations and businesses in other countries we help increase Sweden’s contribution to international cooperation and development.

The Swedish Institute follows certain focus areas: innovation, environment and sustainability, creativity and culture and society. The overarching goal is to create mutual relationships with other countries around the world and to gain knowledge and understanding of different cultures, their people, and to promote Sweden and Swedish issues globally.

In the left-hand menu you will find in-depth information for our areas of operation.