Promotion of a Cultural Area Common to European Rural Communities. Copyright: Swedish Local Heritage Federation, SE
Cultural operators from Sweden submitted last year 8 out of a total of 749 applications for funding under the Culture Programme. 6 of these applications were successful (of a total of 256).
Overall, 6 organisations across the country were active as partners in European projects.
In 2008, 10 out of a total of 819 applications were submitted of which 3 were successful (of a total of 264). Overall, 38 organisations across the country were active as partners in European projects.
Swedish author Mrs Helena Henschen was one of the recipients of the European Union Prize for Literature 2009 with the book entitled, I skuggan av ett brott (2004) (The Shadow of a Crime) published by Brombergs?
Mrs Henschen received her prize together with the other prize winners on 28 September during the award ceremony in Brussels, attended by the President for the European Commission Mr Barroso and the Patron of the 2009 prize Henning Mankell.