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Mehmet Murat

Mehmet Murat

is @sweden 2018-08-20 to 2018-08-27

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:



Instagram: @mehmetmuratdogan

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Latest tweets

Latest tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden – Mehmet Murat

@sweden Aug. 21, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

RT @OpenAccessGov: SSE-C Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration SLU provides a fascinating insight into the innovative production of #food in…

@sweden Aug. 21, 2018, 3:10 p.m.

Lund's streets are full of trees that grow different types of fruits, which means you can harvest fruits in the mid…

@sweden Aug. 21, 2018, 9:21 a.m.

Today, Muslims in Sweden are beginning to celebrate Eid al-Adha -meaning the festival of sacrifice / aka the Great…

@sweden Aug. 20, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Did you know that Max von Sydow, one of my favorite actors, was born in Lund, Sweden?

@sweden Aug. 20, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

The face I make when I read tweets praising the previous curator 😐

@sweden Aug. 20, 2018, 10:44 a.m.

Let me start off the new week by wishing everbody a stress-free and productive Monday! Stay tuned 🙌

@sweden Aug. 20, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

@Nissvik MSc programme in International Development and Management

@sweden Aug. 20, 2018, 10:04 a.m.

Good morning everyone, from beautiful Lund! My name is Mehmet Murat and I will be curating @sweden this week. I'm 2…