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Election Day 2023
We would like to announce Election Day 2023, will be on 21st of February 2023 in The Swedish Residence in Ankara between 7pm and 9pm.
We will select new board members with your votes among new candidates for the coming year and set up an activity plan.
As a certified Alumni Network we hold an annual meeting once a year. It’s a vital cornerstone in an active and inclusive network.
Eco Fika Day
Yesterday, we hosted "Eco Fika", meaning Swedish Mika plus a discussion forum, with the participation of Ambassador Herrström and spouse Karin and Deputy Louise Morning. At the beginning of meeting, Chairperson of our network Ms. Umut Şener gave a presentation, and shared best practices related to organic and sustainable food from Sweden.
During the event, we handed out to quiz cards to initiate discussions about the importance of organic farming and how such a small thing as a fika can make a big difference. Alumni enjoyed the wonderfully tasty Swedish Fika while discussing our choice of food and its effects on our climate and environment.
We believe that Eco Fika day inspires people to live more sustainably. A big thank you Swedish Institute for supporting us.
Annual Alumni Leaders Meeting in Gothenburg, 10 December 2019
Sweden alumni network representatives from all over the world (including Turkey) - met up in Gothenburg in the annual Alumni Leaders Meeting where the focus was on leadership ethics, sustainable network management and digital communication.
Glögg Reception with SANI Speaker Event - Zülfü Livaneli
We had the opportunity to listen to Ömer Zülfü Livaneli in Istanbul Chapter's Glögg Reception.
Zülfü Livaneli is s the best- selling Turkish author and poet who is considered one of the most significant and influential authors and intellectuals of his time. His novels have been turned into theatrical movies, stage plays, and operas. He lived in Stockholm, Paris, Athens, and New York where he met and collaborated with artists and intellectuals such as Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, James Baldwin, and Peter Ustinov among others. Livaneli returned to Turkey in 1984.
Plogging Event of Istanbul Chapter
On 21st September 2019, Swedish Alumni Network, Istanbul Chapter participated to a plogging event held in the largest forest area in Istanbul -Belgrad Forest-, along with around 15 non-governmental organizations including one of the main municipalities of Sarıyer. This activity was a good opportunity for the Alumni to cooperate with local organizations to show the presence of Swedish Alumni and its environmental responsibility mindset and also to create the awareness among the Alumni and other contributors of the activity.