The Swedish prime minister is one of many high profile figures set to visit the World Scout Jamboree, one of the largest gatherings of its kind, outside Kristianstad where he is expected underline the value of the engagement of young people in society, and specifically in Scandinavia.
Reinfeldt will be joined by the Danish leader Lars Lökke Rasmussen and Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen, both of whom have taken part in an open debate during the week in the Swedish daily broadsheet Dagens Nyheter. The main crux of the debate is the Nordic model of society and how it is the main instrument in the fight to preserve democracy under the threat of, extremism and violence.
The Swedish king and queen visited the scout camp this week, along with social Democrat leader Håkan Juholt. The jamboree attracts over 40,000 people, making it the ideal platform for people to express their opinions according to the ministers.
In the joint article, which is also published in Politiken and Helsingin Sanomat, they write, “Meetings like these with people from different backgrounds and ways of life are the best way to affirm tolerance and openness.”