From members and annual meetings to employees in Sweden and the world. Read more about how we are organized.

ForumCiv is a member-based organization. Our members are Swedish organizations and together we are Sweden's biggest platform for civil society. We are united in the objective to reach global sustainable development. ForumCiv facilitates forums for sharing experience and developing capacity: we can act as a voice carrier and represent members in relevant national and international forums.


The Annual Meeting is ForumCiv's supreme decision-making body. It is here that the members decide on the organization's operational framework for the coming year. The Annual Meeting also elects the board, chairperson, election committee and auditors, and decides on the general plan of operations and budget.

The board is elected by the Annual Meeting and is ForumCiv's highest decision-making body between meetings. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that the decisions of the Annual Meeting are implemented. The board is led by the ForumCiv chairperson, and includes amongst its responsibilities the organization’s overall planning, reporting, bookkeeping and governing policies.

The Secretary-General is appointed by the board of ForumCiv. The Secretary-General has responsibility for the organization's operational concerns and leads and organizes them as directed by the instructions and decisions taken by the Annual Meeting and the board.

Since 2019, Anna Stenvinkel is ForumCiv's Secretary General.

ForumCiv's areas of work

Our head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. We also have regional and country offices with staff in Colombia, Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia, and Lithuania through which we provide direct support to local organizations on the ground.

We mediate grants from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) to Swedish organizations cooperating with local partners in 70 countries.

ForumCiv also advocates for just and sustainable development. By enhancing knowledge and advocating on critical issues, ForumCiv works to change the global structures that create poverty and violate human rights. ForumCiv keeps an active dialogue with decision makers to influence Sweden's and EU's policies.

Within our capacity development framework, we have several kinds of learning methods, such as online courses, workshops, conferences, and seminars.