This is the Almedals week
The Almedals Week is the world's largest democratic meeting place for social issues. Free and open to everyone!
It began with
The start of the Almedals week was when Olof Palme, then Education Minister, spoke to the people from a mobile scene on the outskirts of Almedalen, with the sea as part of the backdrop. The ad that invited you to the speech went under the keywords Kom Fråga Lyss and Trivs. The year was 1968 and the call is still alive today.
Since 1968, political speeches have been held in the Almedalen during the summer and not to mention the number of spontaneous and planned meetings during the more than 50 years that this democratic meeting place has been.
Strong tradition for the future
The tradition lives on strongly and since 1991 all parliamentary parties have been represented in Almedalen. The political figures of the early years have developed into the world's largest democratic meeting place.
Through democracy and openness, the Almedals Week is a role model and a fantastic platform for anyone who wants to debate social issues.
The openness and accessibility during the Almedals week is unique to both Sweden and the rest of the world. All events in the official program during the Almedals week are free and open to everyone.
The Almedal vision is
The Almedals Week - the democratic meeting place for all, a magical place for exchange, dialogue and unexpected meetings, which helps to develop our society. Through the openness, accessibility and mutual respect, the unique Almedal spirit is created.