On Saturday the 28th of November, 2015, the Friends’ Associations of the Swedish Institutes at Athens, Rome and Istanbul organized an event at the Institute of Italian Culture in Stockholm in order to highlight the importance of continuous state funding for the institutes.
Among the speakers was the Swedish Minister for Higher Education, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. The Swedish Institute at Athens was represented by its director, Arto Penttinen, and assistant director, Jenny Wallensten.
The Swedish Institute’s director, Arto Penttinen, with the Swedish Minister for Higher Education, Helene Hellmark Knutsson. Photo by Susanne Berndt Ersöz