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Almedalen Week 2022


Almedalsveckan, parken

Malin Ericsson
This year’s Almedalen Week will be held from 3 to 7 July.

Visby is opening up again after the pandemic and welcoming the Swedish people to this year’s largest venue for political stakeholders and those interested in politics.

This year, Nordic co-operation leads with a debate on greener energy, and ends with a discussion on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the security order in the Nordic Region.  

Our debates during Almedalen Week 2022

3 July at 17:00: Sustainable energy for all – how will the Nordic Region achieve the green transition?

A rapid transition to sustainable energy is required, if Sweden and the rest of the Nordic Region are to achieve their ambitious climate goals. What should our concrete steps be to achieve these goals?


4 July at 10:00: The climate villain goes green – the role and responsibility of the construction industry to reduce its emissions

The construction industry accounts for about 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, and most of the emissions come from building materials, construction, and demolition. The good news is that we can do a lot about this, and a lot is already being done in the Nordic Region. 

4 July at 11:00: Sustainable food in times of crisis – is it possible?

Recent crises have raised questions about exactly what food preparedness society has, and how equipped we are to deal with disruption. How prepared are we really if the crises get worse? What are our main solutions for a sustainable future with strong resilience?

4 July at 14:00: The Nordic Region in the time of migration – challenges and new perspectives

How should we understand the migration challenges of the future? What long-term perspectives should today’s politicians and decision-makers adopt? Join us for a conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and migration policy experts from three of Sweden’s most important think tanks.

4 July at 15:00: The wave of refugees from Ukraine – what have we learned from the reception of refugees in 2015?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered one of the fastest growing refugee crises since World War II. How should we act to receive this new wave of refugees in the best possible way? What can we learn from 2015? And what can we learn from our Nordic neighbours when it comes to housing, language learning, and the acceptance of unaccompanied children and children in general into families? 


4 July at 16:00: “Nordic crime – how do we stop gang crime across Nordic borders?”

The crime rate is on the rise in the Nordic countries, most notably in Sweden, where the development of severe crime is serious. Sweden ranks worst in Europe when it comes to deadly firearm violence. How do our Nordic neighbours fight crime? How do the police co-operate across national borders so that the violence does not spread?


4 July at 17:00: The Nordic Region in NATO – what does it mean for Nordic defence co-operation and stability?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine undermines the entire international security order. How should the Nordic Region react to the Russian aggression and what measures should the Nordic countries take to ensure peace and stability in our region?