We help our members to gain faster knowledge about Sweden. Also help out in enlightening them about the people, culture and do’s and don’ts in Sweden.
Your Rights in Sweden
Migrationsverket – Information from The Swedish Migration Board. Available in English and 19 other languages. Here you find information about working and studying in Sweden, and how to become a Swedish citizen.
www.sweden.se – The official gateway to Sweden. Here you can find quick facts about Sweden, information about everyday life in Sweden, work, education, health care and news.
http://international.stockholm.se – The offical website for the City of Stockholm. Under “Stockholm by theme” you can find information about education, culture and family and social welfare in Stockholm.
www.expatsinsweden.com – Information about living and working in Sweden.
Skolverket – Information about the Swedish education system.
The Swedish Council for Higher Education – Information about higher education in Sweden. The Swedish Council for Higher Education (Universitets- och Högskolerådet) is the public agency responsible for recognizing qualifications from abroad.
www.jobsinstockholm.com – Website focused on offering easy access to professional English speaking jobs.
Arbetsformedlingen – The Swedish Public Employment Service. Information about working in Sweden. The information is also available in many other languages.
Job search engines in Swedish: www.jobbsafari.se, www.monster.se; http://www.arbetsformedlingen.se/platsbanken
Labour UnionsPharmacies open 24 hours:
Most employees in Sweden are members of a national labour union. In Sweden, there are three large confederations of unions; on their websites you can find the union that suits you and your job. A common way to find a job is through contacts but there are also some companies that work as job traders, and a governmental agency that works with the labour market. Below is a selection of links to labour unions, all of which have their own unemployment insurance funds.
LO – the central organisation for 14 affiliates organizing workers within both the private and the public sectors. Available also in Spanish, French and German.
Unionen – Sweden’s largest trade union on the private labour market and the largest white-collar union in the world.
SACO – the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations. Here you can search for information by occupation. Information in English and 8 other languages.
Kommunal – the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union. Information in English and 17 other languages.
Health, social services, social insurance – Information about health care, health, social issues/insurance from the Swedish government.
If you need an ambulance, call 112.