Swedes Worldwide is an independent, non-profit organization that, since 1938, works to benefit Swedes abroad by monitoring, informing and influencing their interests and concerns. They have a unique role as the representative of more than 660 000 Swedes who work, study or for other reasons live abroad, as well as the hundreds of thousands who have lived or will live abroad.
Swedes Worldwide acts as a consultative body on all matters concerning Swedes living abroad. Therefore we have a responsibility in regards to the substantiated answers to ensure that their rights are safeguarded in the various issues that are sent out for referral.
Swedes Worldwide also conducts advocacy and lobbying through contacts with parliamentary parties, authorities, organizations, media and other influencers. They monitor your interests and issues, such as passport processing, citizenship, taxation, voting, etc.
They also give advice on issues of interest to Swedes living abroad. As a member, you have access to our advisors who have special knowledge about pension, tax and legal issues. Through our website, magazine and Facebook they inform you and create contacts between Swedes around the world.
Swedes Worldwide also develops networks for Swedes abroad, both in Sweden and in other countries. The organization has around 110 representatives covering approximately 45 countries. These representatives often have a business profile, are related to Swedish companies, chambers of commerce or consulates and have a wide social network. They also seek to create a network of youth representatives in our effort to bring in younger members to the organization.
In order to facilitate for returning Swedes to enter the Swedish labour market, and to ensure that their experiences and expertise are utilized, they have The Group for Returning Expats, which act particularly in their interest.
To take advantage of special offers and support Swedes Worldwide’s business you are welcome to join as a member. Please send an email to: svenskar.i.varlden(a)sviv.se.