Social Democratic Students of Sweden
|Social Democratic Students of Sweden
|International affiliation||International Union of Socialist Youth|
|European affiliation||Young European Socialists|
The Social Democratic Students of Sweden (Swedish: Socialdemokratiska studentförbundet, or S-Studenter) is the student organization of the Swedish Social Democratic Party. The organisations acronym is SSF, this acronym is most commonly used in international organisations such as IUSY or YES.
Created again in 1990, the organisation today has about 1200 members spread out over the country, most of them students at either universities or poly-technics. The organisation is today run by Talla Alkurdi, previously a student at Göteborg University, and Sverker Falk-Lissel, a student at Stockholm university.
The Social Democratic Students of Sweden focuses on questions connected to higher education but also organises seminars and debates on various topics such as: international affairs, gender equality, discrimination and equality at the labour market. In recent years the organization has become a strong voice in the ideological debate within the Swedish Labour Movement. The Social Democratic Students of Sweden was the first social democratic organization to argue for a Swedish EU (EC) membership and also the first to call for a common European currency. The organization has also a strong engagement in the movement for democracy in Burma, with which it has worked in partnership since 1996.
In November 2005 the Social Democratic Students of Sweden together with the Swedish Association of Christian Social Democrats and the Muslim Council of Sweden invited the Palestinian-British academic Azzam Tamimi to hold a speech at a seminar at the Stockholm Mosque on the topic "Islam and Democratic Development". This led to strong criticism. Tamimi has referred to Israel as a "cancer" and is especially known for his support for suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.
- 1990–1992 Ola S. Svensson
- 1992–1993 Jesper Bengtsson
- 1993–1994 Monica Lövström
- 1994–1995 David Samuelsson
- 1995–1997 Åsa Kullgren
- 1997–1999 Björn Andersson
- 1999–2000 Christer Pettersson
- 2000–2001 Malin Cederfeldt
- 2001–2003 Åsa Westlund
- 2003–2005 Eric Sundström
- 2005–2007 Magdalena Streijffert
- 2007-2010 Kajsa Borgnäs
- 2010-2013 Magnus Nilsson
- 2013-2015 Talla Alkurdi
- 2015- Elin Ylvasdotter
- Malm, Fredrik & Afshinnejad, Makan (2005-11-12). ""Socialdemokraterna bjuder in känd försvarare av terrordåd"" (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 2007-03-25.
- '"Dr" Azzam Tamimi Declares Support For Terrorism' YouTube
- Official homepage of s-studenter (Swedish)