• Nordic Changemaker Map – Sweden

The Swedish map has interviewed 80 social entrepreneurs, young Changemakers and joint initiatives, as well as collected the work and experiences of additional 200 Swedish Changemakers. The initiative has resulted in a set of digital maps, trends-analysis and recommendations, and an event series that invited ecosystem actors to think, explore and act together. Moreover, through the Swedish map we are also intending to craft an action plan for social entrepreneurship and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Swedish map will focus on 3 categories of Changemakers:

  • Social entrepreneurs: change-agents who have set up a company or organization and whose mission is to solve a social problem in an innovative and entrepreneurial way.

  • Young Changemaker between the ages of 16 and 25 who have identified a societal challenge and taken action. The young changemaker enthusiastically engages more members of his/her community in the change.

  • Changemaker initiatives, for instance, a collaborative project between two or more organizations with the primary goal of societal impact.

The Swedish map has contributed to the Nordic-wide map, in which the regional trends, actors, needs and ideas have been compiled to a joint Nordic Changemaker Map.​

Listen to a podcast episode on insights from the map.

We are proud to support Ashoka Nordic to both stimulate collaboration within the social entrepreneurship sector and identify concrete measures to address the obstacles and suggest solutions to strengthen the field over time.

Marie Dahllöf
Secretary General of the Swedish Postcode Foundation.
Marie Dahllof

Interactive Digital Maps from the Swedish Changemaker Map

Thematic areas and collaboration forms in Sweden

Skills among Swedish Changemakers and how they spread Changemaking forward

Enabling and hindering factors & levels of impact among Swedish Changemakers

Measuring tools, reasons for not measuring impact and main income channels

Selection Criteria


Organizations and projects that are well-established and have been active in the field for at least one year are invited.*

​*For young Changemakers and initiatives / networks, this criterion is applied slightly differently.

Social goal

The developed solution combines an innovative idea with a social challenge.

Working together

The Changemaker has put together a team or team that solves the challenge together (e.g. partners, funders, volunteers, etc.)

Scaling and transparency

The changemaker likes to share his idea with others and is ready to scale the solution to accelerate effectiveness. 


The change agent is open to cooperation with other actors.

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