Updated on 29 January 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 is postponed by one year and will now be open from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
Once Expo 2020 opens in October 2021, it will serve as a catalyst to bring the world back together to restart the global economy. The Swedish Expo 2020 Committee is looking forward to embarking on this slightly adjusted journey with all esteemed collaborative partners.
Below you will find Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What does the Swedish participation at 2020 in Dubai entail?
A: It is a six-month pop-up-version of Sweden in Dubai, showcasing the very best of Sweden and our innovative companies.
Q: What is Expo 2020 in Dubai?
A: It is like the Olympics, but instead of competing in sports, countries are trying to outmatch each other in knowledge and innovation to solve global challenges.
Q: What is Expo 2020 in Dubai?
A: It is one of the world’s largest peace projects with almost every country in the world present at the same location for six months, trying to solve the challenges of tomorrow.
Q: Why is the Swedish pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai named “The Forest”?
A: It is as close as you come to a real Swedish forest in the Emirati desert, built completely out of wood from the Swedish forest and is as such very sustainable.
Q: Is coming together physically at Expo 2020 in Dubai not a little bit old fashioned?
A: If we are serious in our attempts to save the planet, we need to come together to share perspectives, discuss and to co-create the solutions.
Q: What does the Swedish credo “Co-creation for Innovation” mean?
A: Co-creation is a facilitated meeting, with a specific agenda and a pre-set process to run it. It is through co-operation and co-creation between all sectors of society that we can achieve the best results, necessary to meet today’s global challenges.
Q: What is the main purpose for Sweden to participate in Expo 2020 in Dubai?
A: Sweden is a country very dependent on exports, and Expo 2020 is there to help us strengthen the Swedish exports on the world’s markets, while at the same time promoting Swedish values.
Q: Who is paying for the Swedish participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai?
A: It is a 50-50 commitment by the Swedish government and the private sector and therefore also a win-win situation for both parties. Together we have co-created the Swedish offer.
Q: Are all parts of society involved to make the Swedish participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai a success?
A: The Swedish participation at Expo 2020 in Dubai is being co-created by all parts of society such as the Government Offices, the private sector, trade unions, employers’ organizations, academia and government agencies. That is what we call co-creation.
Q: How are the rights of the workers building the Swedish pavilion ensured?
A: The welfare of the workers building the pavilion is at the core of the Swedish participation at Expo 2020, and it is a top priority for the Expo organizer. Rigid policies are in place and inspections are being conducted, and every chance we get, we talk about how we could improve the rights of the workers, both at Expo 2020 and beyond.
Q: How is the Swedish participation at Expo 2020 using the World Expo to promote values such as human rights and gender equality?
A: Promoting values is an important part of promoting Sweden and Swedish culture, which is one of our focus areas in the Swedish pavilion. In the pavilion, many activities will be organized to highlight and discuss how Sweden is working to promote values such as human rights, gender equality and sustainability globally.
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