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Embassy of Greece in Stockholm

Cultural Affairs

Cultural Section

The Cultural section at the Embassy of Greece in Stockholm is engaged in the promotion of the Hellenic culture in Sweden, under the main thematic areas of language, literature, archaeology, Hellenic history, classical and contemporary art. Promoting cultural and educational relations between Greece and Sweden is also at the core of the Section’s activities.
In this regard, the Mission is in close cooperation with the Greek-Swedish Cultural Committee, the Swedish Committee for the Return of Parthenon Marbles, Diaspora associations in Sweden, Swedish museums, for example the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm, the Society of Friends of the Athens Swedish Institute  as well as other Greek-Swedish  associations.
The Embassy is also active within the frames of the recently established Stockholm Cluster of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). As a member of the Cluster, the Mission contributes to further promoting cooperation with Sweden and other European countries which form part of the network.
The Cultural Section at the Embassy of Greece has organized a wide range of activities which include, inter alia, exhibitions, literary presentations, concerts, lectures, etc.

The Greek-Swedish Cultural Committee

It was established in 1991, within the frames of a bilateral Agreement between the Ministers of Culture of Greece and Sweden. The Committee’s task is to encourage both individuals and organizations towards the promotion of bilateral cooperation and activities in Greece as well as in Sweden. The Committee meets twice yearly and sponsors diverse cultural activities. In 2013, the Commission launched the award "Greek-Swede of the Year".

The Swedish Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles

The Swedish Committee for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles was established in 2003 by the distinguished Hellenist, professor and author Sture Linnér. Today, the Committee is chaired by Ambassador Krister Kumlin and represents Sweden in the International Union for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles (International Association for the Reunification of the Parthenon Marbles). Prominent Swedish citizens are among the Swedish Committee’s members.

Society of Friends of the Athens Archeological Institute

The Stockholm-based Society arranges a number of cultural activities and seminars of Greek-Swedish interest. Among the Society’s activities, is publishing the quarterly journal Hellenika, providing grants to Archaeology students and researchers at Swedish Universities as well as awarding the annual prize of the "Friends of the Swedish Archaeological Institute", and the Sture Linnér Award, to distinguished Swedish philhellenes and expatriates.

Contact Info:

E-mail address:
Tel.: 0046 (0)8 54566010
Fax: 0046 (0)8 54566020
Postal address : P.O. Box 55565, 102 04 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kommendörsgatan 16,  114 48 Stockholm (2nd floor)

Last Updated Thursday, 07 November 2019