Thank you for your participation!

After more than two months, application for Queen Silvia Nursing Award 2017 is now closed! We are extremely satisfied with the overwhelming response to our scholarship and we would like to thank everyone who registered, voted and/or submitted their own ideas to improve elderly care!

This year, we received a total of 1014 ideas from 923 participants in all 4 countries! You can find a breakdown of the results below:

Queen Silvia Nursing Award Results

Sweden: 231 participants and 252 ideas

Finland: 123 participants and 107 ideas

Poland: 386 participants and 350 ideas

Germany: 183 participants and 305 ideas

Let the jurying process begin!

Now that the application process has ended, the jurying process begins! The judges, who comprise our partners and representatives in the respective countries, will evaluate each idea based on the following criteria:

  • Need: does the idea fulfil an actual need within elderly care?
  • Feasibility: is the idea feasible?
  • Creativity: is the idea innovative?
  • Value for elderly: how valuable is the idea within elderly care?
  • General: based on the conclusions so far, how good is the idea?

Depending on the quality of the idea, the jury will choose the top six candidates in each country, who will then present themselves and their ideas to the jury. On Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden’s birthday on 23rd December 2017, we will announce the four new scholars from Sweden, Finland, Poland and Germany.

New Project Director: Fanny Avril Enström

We also welcomed a new employee into Swedish Care International this month! Fanny Enström will be our new Project Director for Queen Silvia Nursing Award and she will be working together with Gustav Bramberg on the scholarship. In 2018, we look forward to establishing partnerships in new countries and to be able to make the scholarship available to nursing students in more countries!

If you are an interested partner or applicant and would like to find out more information about Queen Silvia Nursing Award, you can contact Fanny Enström at

This post also appeared in our November newsletter. Subscribe to receive the latest news from Swedish Care International!

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