Create a Union
How great that you wish to create a (student) union!
Generally, regarding higher education, there are two different types of student unions:
- A student union at a university or college.
- Other form of student unions: vocational colleges (Sw. yrkeshögskola), so called “folk colleges” (Sw. folkhögskola), etc.
If your student union falls under category one, it is subject to the student union regulation (Swedish only). In short, this means that each college and university in Sweden must have a student union which monitors the interests of that college or university’s students – regardless of whether the student is a member of the student union or not.
Learn more about this kind of student union here (Swedish only).
If your student union belongs in category two, it is governed by The Swedish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education (Sw. Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan) or to the Folk College Regulation (Sw. Folkskoleförordningen) (Swedish only). However, these two say very little of the student unions’ role at that kind of education/college.
Regardless of whether the student union you wish to start belongs in category one or two, there area a couple of things that must first be done:
- Formally create the student union; get a registration number (Sw. organisationsnummer) (Swedish link), bank account, etc. More information here (Swedish link).
- Write bylaws. More information here (Swedish only).
- Build a board of directors. More information here (Swedish only).
- Decide on the annual meetings, etc. More information here (Swedish only).
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