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Bridging Borders: My Journey as a Sweden-Estonia Young Leader

As the founder of Scandhof, a venture deeply rooted in the nexus of Scandinavian countries, I've always believed in the power of collaboration across borders. In 2022, I had the incredible opportunity to further this belief as a participant in the first edition of The Young Leaders Program of the Sweden-Estonia Cooperation Fund.

We visited Riigikogu, the Estonian parliament together with Ms Yoko Alender, parliamentarian from the party Reform.

The experience was nothing short of inspiring. Alongside the Swedish delegation, I had the privilege of engaging with a diverse array of Estonian Young Leaders, businesses and politicians. These individuals hailed from various spheres of expertise, ranging from politics and business to culture, art, and film. Despite our differing backgrounds, we found common ground in our shared dedication to fostering bilateral cooperation between our two nations.

For me, personally, the program holds immense significance in the realm of business. As someone deeply invested in promoting cross-cultural exchanges and economic ties between Sweden and Estonia, I see this opportunity as a catalyst for future collaboration. Whether it's exploring new markets, forging partnerships, or sharing best practices, I am committed to leveraging my role as a Swe-Est Young Leader to facilitate meaningful connections and drive mutual prosperity.

From one of our interesting seminars in Estonia, in the picture with Mr Gustaf Antell, correspondent at YLE.

Moreover, beyond the realm of business, I am eager to explore avenues for cooperation in other domains as well. The cultural exchange between our two nations is ripe with potential, and I am excited to explore how we can further promote collaboration, knowledge sharing, and cultural understanding.

As I reflect on my journey as a Swe-Est Young Leader, I am filled with a sense of pride and optimism. Our interconnected world presents boundless opportunities for collaboration, and initiatives like The Young Leaders Program serve as a testament to the power of unity in diversity.

Picture of our Swedish-Estonian group finishing up after a full day of interesting lectures. In the picture with the former Estonian president Kersti Kaljulaid.

Moving forward, I am committed to continuing this journey of discovery and collaboration. Together, we have the potential to build bridges, break down barriers, and create a brighter future for generations to come. And as a proud participant in this program, I am honoured to play my part in shaping that future.

Invitation by the Swedish foreign minister Mr Tobias Billström, together with the Estonian foreign minister Mr Margus Tsahkna, and former minister of finance Mr Pär Nuder.

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