ÖppnaDörren is an initiative from Axfoundation and roughly translated ÖppnaDörren means Open the door.
ÖppnaDörrens main objective is to help and inspire new Swedes (newcomers) and established Swedes to connect, build networks and friendship. Launched in November of 2015, the aim of the initiative is to encourage Swedes and immigrants to establish new networks and platforms in Sweden. All four initiatives within ÖppnaDörren target individuals and encourages meetings on a personal basis, ÖppnaDörren is that sense an alibi for interaction. The longterm ambition of ÖppnaDörren is to help increase diversity in the workplace as well as in society in general.
ÖppnaDörren currently consists of four initiatives, all of which encourage individuals to join and enroll in, and free of charge.
ÖppnaDörren is financed by Axfoundation, a non-profit organization founded by Antonia Ax: son Johnson. Axfoundations purpose is to create conditions for change towards a more sustainable society. The goal is to be a catalyst that challenge, arouse debate, inspire, spread knowledge and runs projects around social and environmental issues.
We recommend the article published by the United Nations Foundation on their visit to us in August of 2015 (link to article), they were on a tour to Sweden and Jordan to learn more about how we are handling the refugee crisis and how entrepreneurs and private sector leaders can help support refugees. ÖppnaDörren was one of the initiatives they had time to catch up with, an example of an area innovation of the private sector can make a difference.