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Welcome to the Swedish Development Forum (FUF)

Swedish Development Forum is a non-governmental organisation, NGO. FUF was founded 1972 and is politically and religiously independent.  FUF’s activities are mainly based on memberships fees and information grants from Sida and Forum Syd.

FUF’s objective is to provide information and raise awareness on global development issues, to support mutual understanding and cooperation. By offering an independent forum for discussion and exchange of ideas between people with different experienes and opinions, FUF hopes to contribute to enhanced knowledge about global development and dedication to a sustainable world. FUF’s office is located in Stockholm (at Karlbergsvägen 66A).

Seminars, debates and lectures

FUF arranges 50-60 public seminars each year on current global issues, with a main focus on developing countries and development cooperation. At the seminars, prominent people within the development sector, politicians, academics, activists etc. discuss various issues concerning global development. FUF also gives particular seminars, meetings and other information activities for students and other young adults.Most of FUF’s seminars are held in Swedish, but some are also held in English. All seminars are open to anyone who wishes to participate. HERE is a report on one of the seminar series that FUF arranged during 2013/2014 about aid and development policies in a changing world.

Internship Service

FUF has been offering internships to students since 1986. The service encompasses organisations, authorities and institutions in Sweden. Every semester approximatly 200 students from universities all around Sweden apply for the internships. Read more about the service here.

Student groups

FUF has a number of student groups where young adults are allowed to get practical experience from working with development issues from a broad spectrum of activities. This includes organizing seminar activities and movie nights, writing in FUF’s web-based magazine FUF-bladet, producing online radio podcasts, assisting in administrating www.bistå and managing their own communication projects. From abroad, they can join in with our worldwide correspondent network and blog at as well as write articles for our other web-based magazine: FUF i Världen.


As a member of FUF you get free entrance to all of our seminars, you get to nominate for the FUF prize, you can apply for our many internships and much more.

Membership: 200 sek
Student: 150 sek
Support member: any amount above the membership fee

How to pay you membership fee:
 (Swedish banks): 702-4532
Swish (Swedish mobile payment service)1234 818 613

IBAN and SWIFT for foreign bank accounts:
Bank account number: 9960 3401432806
IBAN: SE46 9500 0099 6034 0143 2806

Please write your name and your e-mail adress in your payment. You can also send us the information in a e-mail to  A confirmation e-mail is sent when the membership has been registered.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

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