Square Almedalen 2015
International Square in 2015, here we
For time being the organization from
last year's square is in the lead and the
invitation to both old and new,
organizations and participants is on it's
way out for this year's kick-off meeting.
We expect that all pieces will be in
place so that the invitation can be out
and reservations of stage times will be
able to begin before March 1. Welcome!
A little recap...
The year 2014 has passed and we can
conclude that last year's edition of the
International Square, despite the short
preparation time was a very successful
platform. We resurrected in a new form
with our scene outside the old Visby
Prison and Restaurant Sjumastaren. The
exhibitors were fewer but the scenic
programs were filled with several
exciting new features along with music
and cultural elements between program
points. As most dwelt about 1500 people
in front of the stage. This was when
"The Diversity March" chose to
end there walk through the town on the
square stage. What more needs to be
mentioned is Retorikkonsult Sveriges
daily plank. "Hot Seat - What can we
say rhetorically about yesterday's speech
in Almedalen?" was a plank which
grew stronger every day. We hope that
this will be a recurring feature in 2015.
The International Square Almedalen 2014
was visited by a total of nearly 4000
people during the week.
Sincerely until we meet...
Project coordinator for the International
☎ +46 498 28
(SMS: +46 70 730 11 00)
The responsible organization for the
International Square Almedalen is the
Culture association Gotland On Tour. More
International Square Almedalen 2014
Translation of recent posts from 2013
and 2014 are being processed and will
soon be presented. Welcome back.
International Square Almedalen 2012
A new feature this year is
that we work with Träffpunkt
is one for Sweden unique cross-border
cooperation project between NGOs,
agencies and the local community.
Träffpunkt Gråbo is
located on Gråbo Square in the
residential area Gråbo in the south of
Visby, about 4 km from Almedalen and the
International Square. Gråbo is one of
Sweden's so-called million program
areas and it has about 5000
inhabitants. Facilities that previously
housed the post office and the dentist is
now Second-Hand store, cafeteria and
rooms for organizational activities and
Thanks to our partnership with
Träffpunkt Gråbo we can
offer seminar and meeting facilities,
opportunities for socializing in the
cafeteria and a presentation of the
project Träffpunkt Gråbo
during Almedalen Week this year.
availability and book rooms
to Träffpunkt Gråbo Webpage
commentator and entertainer...
Even this year we have the
pleasure to work with Berang Miri, which
among others will participate as a
conferencier at the International Square.
We can also offer both participants in
the square and others the opportunity to
get help from Behrang. He may for example
act as moderator at your debates,
seminars and talks, give hes own
lectures, promoting or enhancing the mood
of your event. Contact us if you wish
More info about
Now the International Square
2012 is taking shape. A prelminary
program can be found under
Program and under
Utställare the organizations
which are involved in the silo this year
will be presented.
We still offer free scene times, venue
for exhibitors and partners in the
square. If you want to know more, pleace
contact us Kontakt.
Planning for the Youth
Square is in progress. Do you
belong to a youth organization and want
to be involved in the planning, check out
Welcome to the International
Press Release 1/23/2012
12 000 visitors can not be wrong -
The International Square lives on!
The Steering Committee for
International Square Almedalen had a
meeting today where they agreed to
continue the International Square in 2012
as well. It has not been an easy decision
to make, but we want to continue to
promote awareness for international
concerns and highlight those
organizations that work for this common
The International Square has in recent
years struggled a lot financially to get
Almedalen Week make ends meet. The
combination of an outstanding volunteer
work of many people and a willingness to
keep international issues in a local
perspective has kept the square alive.
During Almedalen Week 2011 no less than
12,000 people visited the silo and the
area outside where seminars were held
Monday to Friday, were there were people
to talk to, with "Kupan" café
open for refreshments and much more. But
it costs to stay on top! The cost of the
commitment and the money to the project
management, rentals, sound and light...
Money is not always found in non-profit
organizations, and project funding is not
always possible to get.
However, we see the International Square
that such an important meeting place for
questions about how we all can connect
and contribute to make the world a bit
little better through everyday actions
that we choose to fight on. It is about
democracy and solidarity! It covers
subjects such as racism, discrimination,
solidarity, democracy, environment and
waste of resources and more. For example,
last year there were Ship To Gaza that
took place every afternoon and hundreds
attended the talks and discussions held
on the issue.
The International Square Almedalen has
hosted these discussions for six years-
and that is something we want to
So now we have to roll up our sleeves,
make new efforts and challenge Almedalen
Week once again with a International
Square. More information about this
year's structure, who will be there, what
to do if you wish to participate in any
way, etc., will be published later on.
For more info in the meantime, please
contact Göran Wahlqvist, Red Cross, at
tel. +46 70 645 83 07 or me.
For the International Square Almedalen
Visby Cathedral Parish
Tel. +46 70 600 92 26
Bengt Westerberg on the small stage in
the silo during the International Square
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or to register your interest to
please send us an email ...
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Almedalen is a united action
between nonprofit organizations that
strives to put a international
perspective to Swedish politics. It is a
united action to further the
international perspective of solidarity,
justice and how to go forward with the
common effort of decreasing poverty.
Exhibitions, seminars and
talks - Democracy, Solidarity and
The International Square is the place for
questions about how we all can connect
and contribute in making the world a
better place by everyday activities. It
covers subjects such as racism,
discrimination, solidarity, democracy,
environment and waste of resources and
more. Come, listen, participate, be a
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