The Stockholm Free World Forum (SFWF) is a Swedish foreign and security policy oriented think tank. Our aim is to stimulate a vibrant discussion on which ideas and perspectives should determine Swedish foreign and security policy.
The Forum is a non-partisan organization that rests on an ideological platform emphasizing free societies, free individuals and free markets. Our chairman is Gunnar Hökmark, MEP and former vice chairman of the EPP.
The work of SFWF is focused around three main themes: security, democracy and the international rules-based order and business and trade.
NATO is the strongest guarantee to ensure transatlantic security. Moreover, the alliance is the guarantor of peace and stability in Sweden’s vicinity: the Baltic Sea region and the Arctic. The SFWF work aims to stimulate a vibrant and well-informed debate on issues crucial for Sweden’s security: this includes raising the issue of Swedish NATO membership and increased defense spending.
2. Democracy and the international rules-based order
Liberal democracy is challenged. Basic human rights are increasingly being questioned by populist parties, authoritarian regimes and anti-democratic movements. SFWF works to promote liberal democracy and human rights with a particular focus on Sweden and the European Union.
3. Business and globalization
Across the world, free tradeis increasingly challenged. In times of increasing protectionism and isolationism, it is urgent to enhance support for entrepreneurship, free trade and globalization, which are crucial for prosperity and innovation around the world.
SFWF’s main sponsor is the Swedish Free Enterprise Foundation.