News from UAEM Sweden
Örebro, Sweden. Sascha, Nina and Jesper from UAEM Denmark went to the fall meeting of IFMSA Sweden. We wanted to establish contact with Swedish students and for the long term objective of establishing one or more Swedish UAEM chapters. Saturday, we did two presentations. One in front of the whole assembly (about 150 people) and one for the SCOPH/SCORP session (about 40 people). Both presentations were well received and many students showed interest in UAEM. Most importantly, the SCOPH director-elect wanted to bring UAEM to Sweden. Sunday, we facilitated the interactive lobbyism workshop which we slightly rewrote to focus on the R&D Treaty. Though both participants and facilitators were tired after last night's party, it gave them a chance to practice some of the terms and concepts, we’d introduced to them yesterday. And considering people's conditions it was very well received not only to listen but also to be roleplaying.
All in all, we returned to Denmark with a now more realistic hope and lots of contacts to start up UAEM in Sweden.
- Jesper Nørgaard Kjær