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About Kompisbyrån

Kompisbyrån is a non-profit organization who connects new and established Swedes based on similar interests. Kompisbyrån was founded in 2014 by Emma Hammar and Cecilia Holmgren with a vision to increase the spirit of community in the society, by simplifying the conditions for more meetings in the everyday life between people of different backgrounds, experiences and cultures. The aim is to speak Swedish during a one-hour “fika”. That is what we call a “friend fika” (“kompisfika”).

If we facilitate enough amount of meetings, new Swedes get better knowledge of Swedish, broaden their social networks and improve their job opportunities. More everyday meetings also lead to a greater understanding of each other as human beings, and enrich our lives. To name a fraction.

Kompisbyrån operates in 10 cities in Sweden: Göteborg, Jönköping, Kalmar, Linköping, Malmö, Stockholm, Umeå, Uppsala, Västerås and Örebro; and these municipalities: Danderyd, Nacka, Solna and Tyresö.

"Many Swedes associate a “fika” with something relaxed and fun, and is often perceived as central in the Swedish culture. That’s why we think it fits so well to meet and practice Swedish over just a fika.” - Emma Hammar and Cecilia Holmgren, Founders of Kompisbyrån

Vi som jobbar med Kompisbyrån

We are Kompisbyrån

Office (in alphabetical order)
Clara Wäppling, projektledare, clara@kompisbyran.se
Dalia Yassin, programansvarig, dalia@kompisbyran.se
Emma Hammar, grundare och verksamhetsledare, emma@kompisbyran.se
Miriam Ghebressilasie, matchningsansvarig, miriam@kompisbyran.se

Styrelse
Jörgen Bergqvist, ordförande
Emma Hammar, vice ordförande
Cecilia Holmgren, grundare och sekreterare
Olle Hammar, kassör
Madelene Lindberg, ledamot
Mikael Falgard, suppleant
Martina Iven, suppleant
Valberedning: Noa Bachner

IT
Jon Gotlin, IT-ansvarig

Kompisledare
Robert Thörnqvist, Kompisledare Göteborg
Jens Östgaard, Kompisledare Göteborg
Helena Wannberg, Kompisledare Örebro
Sofia Winroth, Kompisledare Örebro
Nienke Bakker, Kompisledare Kalmar

Ambassadörer
Heydar Sheykhali, ambassadör matchning
Jennifer Silander, ambassadör matchning
Alexander Unge, ambassadör matchning
Caroline Uggla, grafisk formgivning

Eventansvariga
Elisabeth Rimér-Asplund, eventansvarig Stockholm, (tillfälligt uppehåll)
Olivia Wideroth, teamledare eventansvariga Stockholm, (tillfälligt uppehåll)
Sidney Pereira Da Silva, eventansvarig Stockholm Susanna Bjerke, eventansvarig Örebro

Questions about the matching process?
Göteborg: goteborg@kompisbyran.se
Kalmar: kalmar@kompisbyran.se
Örebro: orebro@kompisbyran.se
Other cities: matchning@kompisbyran.se
Questions about Start friend (Startkompis)?
start@kompisbyran.se
Questions about collaborations, recruitment or press, please contact: emma@kompisbyran.se or kontakt@kompisbyran.se
Questions about events: event@kompisbyran.se
Other questions: kontakt@kompisbyran.se