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Department of Culture and Leisure of the Municipality of Simrishamn

National Network: 
Simrishamns kommun
272 80 Simrishamn
+46 414 819301
Organisation Type: 
Local/Regional Authority
Year of Establishment: 
General Information: 

The Department of Culture and Leisure of the Municipality of Simrishamn has approximately 30 employees working to promote and organize cultural and leisure activities, run the public library, youth center and local museums. We work together with many local, regional and national associations and have a yearly budget of approximately 3,500,000 EURO which is part of the municipality´s budget.

We and the associations we cooperate with have many projects and exchanges which involve art, music, youth and cultural heritage. We have also created an internationally acclaimed card game, More Than One Story, which is designed to build bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures.

Mission and Objectives: 

Our mission is to create and support a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities and to promote life-long learning and  intercultural understanding.

Main Projects / Activities: 

Our More Than One Story project, promoting the card game More Than One Story, is an international cooperation with non-profit organizations and municipalities around the world, working to build bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. We train youth as ambassadors for More Than One Story so they can travel to partner organizations and conferences to present the game.

Our staff  is continuously working with various projects within the area of art, literature, culture, leisure and cultural heritage which are open to international cooperation.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

We can share our experiences of using and spreading the More Than One Story card game. We can describe how other organizations can use this tool for integration and inclusion during activities and events. Our staff and youth can also participate in events where the card game can be a useful tool for participants. We can also organize events focused on intercultural understanding.

We can offer knowledge and experiences focused upon the history and heritage of our region of Sweden.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We would like to receive information about the various activities within the network and connect with various partners around intercultural activities. We would like to cooperate with organizations in the network to spread the use of the More Than One Card game and participate in youth exchanges focused on intercultural dialogue.We would like to learn about possiblities for our artists, musicians, librarians and museum staff to become involved in international exchanges and projects within the network.