Deadline: 3 September
Swedish Institute Sustainability Forum
Let’s Talk: Social Dialogue as a tool for change
Rethink the roles in society. Reinforce social dialogue for change. Regain a better world. SISF Let’s Talk is organised by the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The theme “Let’s Talk!” is inspired by the Global Deal Initiative with the intention of enhancing social dialogue to enable all people to benefit from globalisation.
Social dialogue as defined by the International Labour Organisation (ILO): includes all types of negotiation, consultation or simply exchange of information between, or among, businesses, trade unions and government, on issues of common interesting relating to economic and social policy. Effective social dialogue can contribute to positive labour markets and societies.
Confirmed keynote speech by the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven.
What to expect?
Unlike other forums or symposia, there is no agenda and no dedicated speakers. Instead, a working timeline guides the interactive processes that are built into creative physical spaces tailored for the theme. Participants should be prepared to work informally in full days with engaging discussions, working groups and solutions-oriented workshops. The true spirit of the forum provides an inspiring space outside of the ordinary office cubicle, where influential people from around the world get to cross paths. In combination, the forum hopes to remove all barriers, allowing free and out-of the- box thinking where everyone is given the floor to speak freely in open-minded dialogues.
Who can apply to the forum?
High-level experts, influencers and individuals representing business, trade unions, governmental and non-governmental organisations with an ambition to drive change are invited to apply to attend the forum.
Be part of SISF 2017
Register your interest to participate in the forum and how you would like to use it to drive change by completing the online application no later than 3 September 2017. To keep the forum exclusive, the number of seats is limited.
View the invitation here.
All complete applications will be processed and considered for SISF 2017 after the closing date: 3 September 2017. Selection of participants will be based on the following criteria:
- The relevance to the theme and quality of personal motivation and commitment, and the applicant’s answers.
- The overall diversity and balance of people from different countries, sectors, positions to maximise the exchange of experience between the participants, and strengthen the possibilities for tangible outcomes
Selected participants will be contacted via e-mail with a formal invitation to attend SISF 2017 and must respond within a week to confirm their participation.
Participation fees and practicalities
The Forum is free of charge for all selected participants. Standard flights tickets, travel within Sweden, accommodation and standard meals for the duration of the Forum (20-22 November) will be covered by the organisers. All other cost e.g. visa application, additional days, flight changes et c. will be at the expense of each individual participant.
During the forum all participants will be insured against acute illness and accident through the Swedish State Group Insurance and personal insurance by The Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Service Agency (Kammarkollegiet).
Each individual participant is responsible for obtaining a visas in good time before departure to Sweden. Find your nearest Swedish Embassy.