Swedes for Ukraine 


Swedes for Ukraine 

Millions of Ukrainians are still fleeing the horrors of war following Russia’s brutal attack on their homeland. Tens of thousands of Ukrainians arrived in Sweden early this spring. The need for shelter quickly became acute. In March 2022, the non-profit site swedesforukraine.org was launched. It is a platform that connects Ukrainian refugee families with Swedes who have room to spare and who are willing and able to provide housing. 

The initiative for Swedes for Ukraine was taken by Ebba Lindsö and Dan Olofsson. They began the work of getting the service up and running immediately after the outbreak of the war. The site was developed in a very short time by Ukrainian engineers and web developers at Sigma Software. These engineers remained in western Ukraine but wanted to help their compatriots who had been forced to flee, and therefore worked around the clock to get the service up and running. 

The swedesforukraine.org platform was the first of its kind. And it makes it easy for Swedes with available rooms or other accommodations to have direct contact with refugee families. The idea is that after contact via phone or e-mail, the parties meet. If they come to an agreement, the accommodation is made available for three months, or another period of time set by the parties. This timeframe can later be extended if the parties agree. The site is available in Ukrainian, Swedish and English. So far, more than 500 refugees have found accommodation through Swedes for Ukraine. This is more than most municipalities in Sweden have managed to house. 

In addition to providing accommodation, Swedes for Ukraine helps to give Ukrainian refugees accurate guidance when they need to get in touch with various authorities and aid organisations. And anyone who wants to help in other ways can sign up as a volunteer on the website. These volunteers serve as support for one or more refugees.

Read more about Swedes for Ukraine  in the yearbook


Star for Life 

Star for Life is a non-profit organisation that works to create better circumstances for young people.

Star for Life Jerusalem

Star for Life Jerusalem is a foundation whose vision is to promote sustainable development for the people of East Jerusalem through various initiatives. Our mission is to develop, finance, and implement programs targeting education, employment, IT skills development, and IT entrepreneurship.


Motivationslyftet is part of Star for Life International, which has operations in Sweden, South Africa, Namibia, Jerusalem and Ukraine.

FC Rosengård

FC Rosengård has Sweden’s best women’s football team, and 2022 was a year for the record books, as the team took home Swedish Championship gold, cup gold and competed in the Champions League group stage.

Uppstart Malmö

With a conviction that entrepreneurship creates jobs while reducing segregation and exclusion, Uppstart Malmö was founded in 2011 by Dan Olofsson and Luciano Astudillo.


The world is facing a large-scale unemployment and land distribution problem. Out of the belief that good-natured entrepreneurship offers a faster, grassroots, more sustainable and empowering route to addressing these issues, Bitprop was founded in early 2019.

Project Kaxås 

Project Kaxås is an initiative that invests in young families who want to change their lifestyle and move to a scenic rural environment. The starting point for the project was to break the trend towards centralisation and save the rural school in Kaxås.

Thanda Foundation Trust

The Thanda Foundation Trust was established to engage with the socio-economic, educational, and developmental needs of the three tribal communities neighbouring Thanda Safari in the Umkhanyekude District.

Expect a Better Tomorrow – a foundation

This year’s Expect a Better Tomorrow initiative is Heja Klubben! This initiative seeks to demonstrate the invaluable benefits that Swedish association life provides throughout our expansive country.

Special Olympics Sweden 

Special Olympics is a part of the Swedish Parasports Federation that offers wide-ranging and recreational athletic activities for persons with intellectual disabilities.

Hugos Stiftelse and Glädjeruset

The Hugos Stiftelse foundation raises money to support associations and organisations that work to ensure an active life and better health for children and young people with disabilities.

Emerging Cooking Solutions

Around the world, more people die as a result of cooking over smoky, open fires than from malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined. The climate impact of charcoal and firewood burned for cooking is as great as that of the entire aviation industry.

Jewish Community of Malmö

The Jewish Community of Malmö is there for all Jews regardless of age, lifestyle, background and degree of religiosity.

The Swedish Committee against anti-semitism

The Swedish Committee against anti-semitism is a non-religious and non-political organization whose purpose is to work against and raise awareness of anti-semitism and racism.

Entrepreneurship Forum

The Entrepreneurship Forum is an independent research foundation that initiates, conducts, and communicates policy-relevant research which creates better conditions for entrepreneurship, innovation, small business, renewable energy, and growth.

Offerdals SK

The Olofsson family has a long-standing commitment in Jämtland. Here we support the local club Offerdals SK with the ambition to promote sports activities in Offerdal, and skiing in particular. Offerdals SK was founded in 1961 and currently has around 500 members.

Offerdals Spelmanslag

Since 1985, Offerdals Spelmanslag has performed their music at venues ranging all the way from the forests of Jämtland to the United States, Russia and South Africa. At home, they make various stage performances throughout Jämtland.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is committed to continuing Robert F. Kennedy’s legacy to stand against oppression and strive to achieve a more just and peaceful world. Since 2018, Dan Olofsson is a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Leadership Council.

UWC Dilijan College

UWC Dilijan College in Armenia is a part of the UWC network, a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.