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SSF - The Organisation
The organisation was founded in 1989. Its purpose has been, and still is, to
increase awareness of the Scanian language, culture and identity, both in
Sweden and abroad. Over the years SSF has been engaged in a large number of
activities, some of which are accounted for below. Documents generated by
the SSF activities will be added as soon as time permits.
primary objective is to safeguard the cultural, social and economic
interests of the Region of Scania in in both Sweden and Europe. SSF has
since the beginning been engaged in issues concerning human rights, the
promotion of regionalism in the European Union and Sweden as well as in
other activities supporting the survival and development of the regional
language, culture and identity.
documents on this website are mixed - some in English and others in Swedish.
SSF was founded by two persons late in 1989 - Architect Peter Broberg and
Master Mariner Göran Hansson. During the years, in fact since the
"The Scanian Problem" in 1929, there had been
number of individuals and
organisations trying to bring the Scanian problem to the attention of the
Swedish establishment without much success. It soon became clear to the
founders that the issue could not be pursued in Sweden as the Scanian
culture and identity is not well seen by most Swedes.
Personal attacks on
organisations and individuals with a Scanian profile has been, and still is
to a lesser degree, very common. The decision was soon taken to bring
the Scanian problem to the attention of international organisations.
SSF has over the years worked for the return, to their places of
origin, the cultural property collected by the Swedish military forces from
Denmark and Scania, particularly during the period 1657-1660. The
transportation from Scania to the state capital has continued to this day.
SSF has also worked to promote the idea that Scania's own historical
background shall become a part of public knowledge and form an important
basis for a future regional identity.
SSF has actively participated in the debate in Sweden on de subject of
regionalism and devolution. The activities include the publication of books,
lobbyism, newspaper articles and, not least, as an expert authority
(remissinstans) on regionalism to the Swedish Government. It has over the
years published a number of books and publications as well as an abundance
of newspaper articles and other writings.
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