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Prince Daniel inspires youth in eastern Sweden

Prince Daniel of Sweden
Elisabeth Toll, Kungl. Hovstaterna

Over the past several years, the Prince Daniel Fellowship has become an essential player in Sweden, focusing on young people.

On 29 November, Prince Daniel of Sweden, together with inspirers from the Prince Daniel Fellowship, visited the city of Botkyrka to talk about entrepreneurship with high school students and visit Subtopia.

Prince Daniel and those from his fellowship heard an inspirational lecture on the Tumba stage. Representatives from the Prince Daniel Fellowship included Gunilla von Platen, Jessica Löfström and Adam Aljaraidah.

There were students from several upper secondary schools, including Skyttbrink, Tullinge, Tumba and St. Botvid who gathered to take part in discussions – led by Leo Razzak – between His Royal Highness and the fellowship representatives. Afterwards, students were able to attend a small roundtable discussion in Tumba Gymnasium with Prince Daniel.

Lunch was held at the company Bosphorus, and the Prince and the inspirers spoke with representatives from Botkyrka Municipality as well as the companies Bosohorus, Miljonbemanning, Fogutek and DeLaval about entrepreneurship.

In the afternoon, the group moved on to Subtopia, a group of companies and organisations working with art and creative industries. While there, they learned about the business and received a tour. The visit concluded with the Prince and the inspirers meeting representatives from charitable organisations who gave insight into their activities.

According to the Royal Court, “The Prince Daniel Fellowship aims to inspire young people to become entrepreneurs and to support a number of companies through mentorship. The Prince Daniel Fellowship has gathered a group of successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in an expert council that visits high schools, universities and colleges in Sweden to inspire young people and tell about their experiences as entrepreneurs.”

This project is a long-term collaboration between Prince Daniel and King Carl XVI Gustaf, as well as the Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences; it was launched in January 2013.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.