On Thursday 16 October, The Crown Princess visited Norrköping and Linköping for a themed day on energy and sustainable development, together with a seminar on research into type 1 diabetes which had been arranged to mark the Child Diabetes Foundation's 25th anniversary.
The day began in Norrköping. County Governor Elisabeth Nilsson and Chair of the Municipal Council Eva Andersson welcomed The Crown Princess to a themed day on energy and sustainable development organised by Norrköping Municipality in association with the Museum of Work, Visualization Center C, Linköping University and various businesses. The day followed on from The Crown Princess' visit to Händelöverket in Norrköping last winter, which involved studying sustainable energy solutions.
At the Museum of Work, The Crown Princess was given a guided tour of the Future Land exhibition, which looks at the working life and everyday life of the future. It begins in the 1980s, studies the present and looks to a future that takes the climate threat seriously.
The next item on the day's agenda was a visit to Visualization Center C, where The Crown Princess was welcomed by Vice-Chancellor Helen Dannetun and Professor Anders Ynnerman. Visualization Center C is a science centre and a meeting place focusing on visualisation for research, industry, the public and schools. On the fourth floor in the Dome Theatre, a seminar was held on the subject of a living laboratory for sustainability. The Crown Princess learnt about research into the consumption society's environmental impact and was given a presentation of ways of recycling products and giving them new life.
During the afternoon, in Linköping, The Crown Princess took part in a scientific symposium on type 1 diabetes, juvenile diabetes. The Child Diabetes Foundation, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, arranged the symposium to commemorate its anniversary. The Crown Princess is patron of the foundation. She began by presenting the Child Diabetes Foundation's prizes to Professor Knut Dahl Jörgensen, who received the Nordic Prize, and Professor Maria Faresjö, who received the Child Diabetes Foundation's Prize for Younger Child Diabetes Researchers in Sweden.