Hi / Hej / Merhaba! My name is Mehmet Murat (@mehmetmdogan) and I am 25 years old. I am originally from Turkey but have been living in Lund, Sweden, since 2016. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in International Development and Management at Lund University.
I am also working as a summer intern/worker at Tetra Pak in Lund. Since 2012, I have been working with young people aged between 15 and 25 to create wider awareness on different global issues at the local level. I am the former Turkish youth delegate to the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe. Social exclusion, women’s empowerment, youth unemployment and local democracy are some of the issues that I attach great importance to as a youth worker.
Since I moved to Sweden in 2016, I have been involved in a lot of projects and student activities. On 8–9 November 2016, I participated as a rapporteur in the 7th Strategy Forum of the EUSBSR (EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region) in Stockholm. In 2017, I acted as an international student ambassador at Lund University. Last semester, I undertook a five-month internship at IM Swedish Development Partner (Individuell Människohjälp) head office in Lund, Sweden.
I spend most of my spare time doing photography, improving my Swedish and experimenting with food in the kitchen.
I very much look forward to being a curator of @sweden and sharing my thoughts and experiences for one week. Please feel free to ask me anything you want to know about life in Sweden. You can also find me on: