25 years ago, the Foreign Ministers of nations in the Barents region gathered in Kirkenes, Norway, to sign the declaration that is the foundation of the Barents cooperation. Many politicians, officials, local and regional decision makers have since then met in different forums to take action for peace, stability, and regional development to the benefit of the people in the Barents region.

For more than 20 years, children and university students in Malmö have connected with each other through the Nightingale mentoring programme. It is about making higher education a realistic ambition for children who may not receive such encouragement at home, increasing integration and building bridges between different worlds.

ReTuna Återbruksgalleria in the Swedish town of Eskilstuna is changing the way we shop – and consume – for the better. Here at the world’s first recycling shopping mall, discarded items are given a new lease of life, becoming part of the circular economy.