We promise to increase knowledge and involvement in EU issues. The University of Gävle, Region Gävleborg, Ovanåker Municipality, Gävle Municipality and Minister of EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde have now shaken hands on this resolve.
The EU-handshake, on the initiative of Minister of EU Affairs and Trade Ann Linde, encourages measures to increase knowledge and transparency and to strengthen opportunities for involvement in EU processes.
Up till now, 41 actors from different regions have shaken hands with the minister, and today it was Gävle’s turn to receive a visit from the minister.
“As a higher learning institution, we do not only have the responsibility to educate but also to spread learning,” says Nader Ahmadi, pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Gävle.
Nader admits that the University of Gävle hasn’t paid particular attention to EU issues, but he points to the University’s seminar series on how to create a sustainable democracy, which has attracted a great deal of attention.
The University of Gävle now commits to working for increasing knowledge and involvement in EU issues in the Gävleborg region. Nader Ahmadi also gives concrete examples on how the work is to be carried out.
“In short, I would like to increase the opportunities for contact between the University of Gävle and the EU,” Nader Ahmadi says.
For more information, please contact:
Nader Ahmadi, pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Gävle
Phone: 026-64 81 97, 070-428 39 65