Board Meetings and Identity Statement

Board Meetings: May 23rd and June 20th , when the Agenda for the 2021 Autumn will be set.

Important information

The Board wishes to convey the following Identity Statement that articulates our values, describes the culture we strive to create, governs our behavior, explains how we make decisions, and clarifies our commitments.

Our Identity Statement encompasses who we are as an organization and how we do our work. SNSL is an independent, unaffiliated non-profit organization. SNSL is non-political and non-religious.

Our mission is to create, protect, manage, and advocate for the Swedish National Scenic Trail – Via Suecia™ and hikers in the hiking community.

We are funded solely by our members, donors and gifts. We work totally voluntarily. No-one gets paid. We do it because it’s our passion. We want a National Trail, and no-one else is going to do that for us.

We are happy to cooperate with a vast network of partners, from the agencies and clubs to individuals, organizations, and communities that support our mission and work.

Our connections are underscored by integrity, inclusiveness, and dedication and result in mutual empowerment.

This means, to be clear so no one can misunderstand, that we take full responsibility about the work regarding the National Trail. We fund it, we blaze it and we maintain it. We don’t ask any entity, private or otherwise, to do that for us. Thus we anticipate to be treated professionally and with respect. Nothing more, nothing less.

We strive to manage and protect an experience on the Trail that is inclusive and meaningful.

We seek to achieve equity by continuous and direct engagement with a broad audience and by acknowledging a range of unique and personal Trail experiences.

We, in our organization, our culture, our work, and our connections are diverse, inclusive, and equitable.

The Board