Article in Danish magazine Mondag Morgon - "The Miracle in Lidköping"

2013-08-11

In Sweden they have found a solution to one of the largest problems. A short internship based export training bridges the gap between peripheral regions small businesses and large urban unemployed young graduates.

How trainees boost export

While Denmark is struggling to get more exports, Sweden has found the recipe: 1.100 "export trainees" has been a gilt-edged business for small Swedish companies. They have at once created export growth in the periphery and reduced unemployment among young graduates in big cities. Each trainee has on average increased exports of 5 million Swedish kronor and created 2-3 new jobs in the first year. Monday Morning has visited Lidköping, where it all began, to see what Denmark can learn from the new Swedish export nation.

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