Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden Visits the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

silviaHer Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm on February 5, 2013.

Upon her arrival, according to the official website for the ECDC, Her Majesty was warmly greeted by ECDC director, Mr. Marc Sprenger who:

 “…introduced Queen Silvia to the work of the Centre on its mission to strengthen Europe’s defenses against communicable diseases. [During the] Mr. Sprenger presented an overview of the Core Activities of the Centre, ranging from disease surveillance and outbreak response to scientific advice and training.”

Her Majesty was also given a tour of the ECDC’s Emergency Operations Center as well as met with “…experts from the different ECDC disease programs who provided insights to the ECDC’s  work on childhood immunization, HIV, antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections.”

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HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Presents an Award. (VIDEO)

VictoriaofSwedenOn the evening of February 4, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the 2013 QX Gaygalan held at the Cirkus in Stockholm.  During the gala ceremony the future Queen of Sweden presented the 2013 Årets Homo Award to author and artist, Mr. Jonas Gardell.

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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Attend the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry’s 200th Formal Gathering.

HisMajestyKCGOn January 28, 2013, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry’s 200th formal gathering held at the Stockholm City Hall.

Per the Swedish royal court:

“The formal gathering began with President Kerstin Niblaeus welcoming all those present and declaring the gathering open. 

The King then gave a speech, in which he said, ‘During the past two hundred years, there have been enormous advances in Swedish agriculture, in terms of both productivity and efficiency. The role of the Academy has also changed over the years. 

The authority commissions have disappeared, and the Academy has increasingly become a forum for discussions on topical issues…’”

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Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden Visits the National Museum in Stockholm.

SilviaOn January 28, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the National Museum in Stockholm to inaugurate the project, Möten med Minnen (Meetings with Memories).

According to the Swedish royal court and AlzheimerFonden, this unique project collaborates with:

“…museums around Sweden to help them create custom applications with interactive views of people with dementia and their families.  Möten med Minnen aims to provide stimulus through conversations and discussions about museum collections.  The positive experiences at a museum will also help enhance the quality of life of dementia victims.”

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Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden Attend a Memorial Service in Stockholm.

vdsOn January 27, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden attended a memorial service at the Stora Synagogan to “… commemorate the Jewish community in memory of the victims of the Holocaust through a program that holds both memories and looks towards the future. “

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His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Presents Scholarships.

pcHis Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden presented scholarships from the Prince Bertil and Princess Lilian Sports Foundation on January 22, 2013.  According to the Swedish royal court the purpose of the foundation is to “…promote Swedish sports through scholarships to leaders and instructors for training.”

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Members of the Swedish Royal Family Attend a Seminar. (VIDEO)

seminarTheir Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden along with Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, attended the seminar, Goda Idéer för en bättre värld: Ett samtal om de Kungliga Stiftelserna, held inside the Bernadotte Library at the royal palace in Stockholm.

According to the Swedish royal court the purpose of today’s event is to, “…provide a greater insight into the royal foundations and get more applicants.”  

 

 

 

 

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Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden Visit the Arbetsförmedlingens Huvudkontor.

cgsTheir Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Arbetsförmedlingens Huvudkontor (Employment Services’s headquarters) in Stockholm on January 17, 2013.

During their visit the king and queen were:

“… informed of the employment service’s assessment of the labor market situation and the activities and programs that target job seekers and employers. During the visit they also received information about the opportunities to get more people included in the labor market.”

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His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden in Uppsala.

HMKCGHis Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden was in Uppsala on January 16 where he visited the Institutet för Frbetsmarknads oh Utbildningspolitisk Utvärdering (Institute of Labor and Education Policy Evaluation).

According to the Swedish royal court, the purpose of His Majesty’s visit was to “…gain deeper insight into how the labor market works and research on how society’s efforts in this area affects individuals, organizations and society at large.” 

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His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden Launches the Prince Daniel Fellowship and Entrepreneurial Programs. (VIDEO)

Prince Daniel of SwedenOn January 15, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Daniel of Sweden, in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), launched the Prince Daniel Fellowship and Entrepreneurial Programs at the Carlsforsskas Ekonomi and Handelsskola in Västerås.

Per the Swedish royal court:

“The project aims to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs and to support a number of companies through mentoring. Prince Daniel Fellowship has gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in an expert who will visit high schools, universities and colleges in Sweden to inspire young people and share their experiences as entrepreneurs.”

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And, finally, in an interview with the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) Prince Daniel explains why he started this important fellowship/project.  Here is what he had to say (rough translation):

Why do you, Prince Daniel, believe this fellowship is important? 

Getting young people to realize their potential, perhaps by becoming entrepreneurs, is a way to care about the future of Sweden. For society to function, we depend on people who dare to go and people who are prepared to spend a lot of time to realize their ideas. When the ideas successfully created jobs and many other positive effects.

What would you hope to accomplish? 

I hope that our initiative will explore what it means to be an entrepreneur and that the project will inspire you to want more and dare to take the step to start your own.

Sweden is one of the leading countries in terms of innovation, but we are not as talented when it comes to implementing our ideas. It is important that we create a culture that encourages people to dare. A good contractor will help not only himself, but affects many people’s lives by also creating opportunities for others to develop.

Failure is a common and not totally unimportant element of the contractor’s life, much learning comes from there. Entrepreneurship is about taking risk. Anyone who is not willing to fail will never not be successful.

How can the Prince’s background as an entrepreneur contribute to the project? What has Prince taught himself on his business trip? 

My main role in the project is to be a catalyst and to gather driving and experienced people in a common effort to entrepreneurship. It is inspiring to meet and listen to talented people. Through this project, we provide more that opportunity. I hope that many young people, who have the potential to create something good and important, dare to take the plunge, thanks to the project. I myself had very little knowledge of what it was like to run a business when I started. I’m not entirely sure it would have happened if I had not been surrounded by several talented entrepreneurs who encouraged me.

One lesson I have taken with me is that small business owners need to be prepared to do everything, from large to small, and especially in the boot.

Running a business is demanding, but few things are as rewarding as seeing dreams take shape.

What are your thoughts on how to increase the number of start-ups and successful businesses in Sweden? 

According Tillväxtverket want more than one in two Swedish to be employed, so the desire is there. So you have to get those who want to also dare to invest.

I think we can improve the culture. Those who dare to invest should be encouraged and it is good to see good examples. It was not a coincidence that many young people wanted to be a tennis player during Pori heyday and who does not want to become a new Zlatan?

I hope that many young people to dream of becoming a new Daniel Ek, or a new Cristina Stenbeck.

What is your advice to young people who are looking to start their own, and on a general level, but possibly also, to make it as real as possible, in the industry in which the Prince himself worked?

Initially, it is important to have the courage to try to realize his idea. A concrete idea is to find a mentor, a wise person to talk to who can support and challenge ideas. To test their business ideas to people in their environment is also good. Is the target group interested in buying your product or service, it may mean that there is something to build on. Then you just have to roll up our sleeves and work on!

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His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden Attends the 2013 Svenska Idrottsgalan. (VIDEO)

cps His Royal Highness Prince Carl Philip of Sweden attended the 2013 Svenska Idrottsgalan (Swedish Sports Gala) held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm.

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