Category: Projects

MAX research on “How migrants drive the economy in Sweden?”

Migration has positive effects on the productivity and economic growth boosting Sweden ́s performance in the international trade.

This positive effect that migration has on the country’s economy is also due to the high education level of migrants. Therefore, there is a huge economic advantage in migration in addition to purely humanitarian reasons.



These are many examples on initiatives to integrate at best migrants in the local community:

  • “Kompis Sverige” allows new comers to interact and meet Swedes: it improves cultural understanding, participation and helps language learning.
  • “Plattformen” organizes cultural events helping people and cultures to meet.
  • “Peace of Art” is an art exchange project where participants create a work of art followed by an exhibition.
  • “Nordiska musee”, the Nordic Museum in Stockholm started collecting migration stories jointly with the Swedish immigration authority. The aim is to showcase that most of us are in one way or another connected to migration and people that have migrated.
  • A large number of athletes are originally from other countries. They have gained the admiration and trust from people and disseminated knowledge among Swedes about their country of origin and their cultural traditions.
  • A large number of former refugees and migrants, that today have become Swedes, hold institutional posts in the government, at the Swedish parliament, or at local city councils’ level.

To learn more about Sweden and the integration of newcomers, as well as these initiatives, be sure to look at the research reports of the MAX project!

About Max

Max is an AMIF funded project which aim is to change public attitudes towards migrants. The goal is to improve the public image of migrants in Europe by changing the narrative around the immigration discourse and putting on the front the stories of real people.

SweTurk is one of the partner of MAX project together with other 20 partners from 12 EU member states.






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Migrant Entrepreneurship – Success Stories from Sweden

“Stories from MAX people”, the MAX Facebook Live series, is organized on the 25th of February 2021. This new chapter of the series is entitled “Migrant entrepreneurship: How can migrant entrepreneurship support integration and changing the narrative?”

In the event panelists discussed the important role that migrant entrepreneurship plays in Europe, and, in particular, the contribution, it gives to migrants’ integration and to positively changing migrants’ narrative. Indeed, migrant entrepreneurship has a great impact on European societies from both an economic and a social point of view. SweTurk and BUV has share with the audience what they do to promote migrant entrepreneurship in their countries and how this has positively change migrant’s narratives in their communities.

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Strategic partnership between SweTurk and SUITS

SweTurk Federation was the strategic partner and co-founder of Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS).

SUITS is an exciting initiative and a special institute that can contribute towards a better understanding, dialogue and collaboration between Sweden and Turkey. SUITS is in a unique position to identify the scale and scope of possible areas of collaboration between Sweden and Turkey, enumerate current problems and opportunities affecting the relations between the two countries and develop practical and viable suggestions for policy making.

SUITS is an institute with great potential and can greatly contribute to both theory and practice when it comes to Swedish-Turkish relations. As a strategic partner, SweTurk has shared its suggestions and create collective wisdom that can guide SUITS in its future actions and strategies in the most effective and efficient way.

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