WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME PART OF UPF UMEÅ

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WHO ARE WE?

Umeå Association of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska Föreningen vid Umeå Universitet), or UPF Umeå, is a non-profit, non-governmental, politically and religiously unbound association with the aim to spread knowledge on foreign policy issues by functioning as a forum where these issues can be discussed.

UPF Umeå is a student association but is open for everyone and is one out of 10 associations on International Affairs in Sweden and part of the umbrella association Sweden Association of International Affairs (abbrevated SAIA or UFS).

WHAT HAVE WE DONE THIS YEAR? 

1. LECTURES: We have invited and arranged lectures with politicians, researchers, journalists, ambassadors and other experts.

2. ISTANBUL 2014: We have arranged a study trip to Istanbul together with our sister UF Malmö. This was a super hit.

3. MOVIE NIGHT: Movie night which was also a super hit – where we casually hung out with our members afterwards.

4. UFS:  We have been part of the Forum Days 2013, Convention 2014 and Almedalen 2014.

6. WORKING GROUPS: We have started up and begun to work with committees that “does all the work”. For example: The lecture committee arranges lectures and has had the sole responsibility of  arranging a panel debate on foreign policy with almost all of the parties in the Swedish Parliament. The Social Activities Committee arranged the movie night. The editorial Staff creates the magazine.

7. MAGAZINE: We have published  our magazine Utpost, where members of the editorial staff contribute with layout and articles.

WISHLIST FOR NEXT YEAR! (Please make it come true)

1. 3-4 lectures a month, of course. The more, the merrier!
2. 1-2 trips abroad and 1 social activity each month.
3. More cooperations with sister organizations. It was super fun to hang out with UF Mamö and we wish to do that more and also with even more sisters!

REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY TO THE BOARD AND BECOME A ACTIVE MEMBER

1. UPF Umeå is a growing association with enormous potential

Become a part of our developing association! There is so much room for new ideas, concepts and projects! Sky is the limit. Also there are several important structural issues that is still to be dealt with so there is a place for everyone; creative project leaders as well as super structured administrators – and everything in between!

2. It’s fun and you meet fantastic people

Our association arranges about three lectures a month, trips and social activities for people with similar interests as you. I think this speaks for itself.

3. You learn a LOT and you become a better person (it’s true!)

Of course you will learn a lot about international issues but also about being on a board (super valuable!) and cooperating with people. There will always be a few bumps in the road but that is what makes it fun and what makes you better as a person! I promise you this.

4. It’s a super good merit and you develop you network

UFS has 3000 members all over Sweden – As an active you meet with these people at least 2 times a year – and all of them are interested in foreign policy which means that they WILL become your colleagues (or they will at least know some of your future colleagues). And UFS Alumna might be your bosses. The Swedish Associations of International Affairs has a great rennome at many of your dream work places.

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