Motiv: During the seminar, speakers included Minister for Defence Karin Enström. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Wednesday 11 December, The King took part in the Royal Foundation of Sweden's seminar "Supporting veterans — with the times". The seminar was held in the Bernadotte Library at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, in connection with the foundation's 70th anniversary.
Chairman of the Board Gunnar Nyberg and Vice Chairman Annette Rihagen welcomed the attendees to the celebrations and opened the seminar. Speakers then included Minister for Defence Karin Enström, who spoke about Sweden's veterans policy. Member of the Riksdag and special investigator Allan Widman presented the ongoing work within the Veteran Commission, and Head of the Swedish Armed Forces' Veteran Department Colonel Anders Stach spoke on the subject of "The Swedish Armed Forces' work with veterans and relatives — a functional unit".
The Royal Foundation of Sweden
The Royal Foundation of Sweden is an individual foundation that provides financial support to people who have been injured or fallen ill while serving with the defence services. It was founded in 1943 through a national fundraising campaign, and with the strong support of the then King Gustav V. The King is patron of the foundation.