We welcome Ulrica Gustafsson as new member coordinator

plus Ulrica Gustafsson in front of the town Visby

From April 1, our long-awaited new member coordinator is in place. Ulrica Gustafsson has many years of experience in transdisciplinary and research-related work in collaboration with the public sector, industry, and NGOs in urban development and is an experienced event creator.

Ulrica Gustafsson will take over the role as member coordinator for SDSN Northern Europe. In the role as member coordinator, Ulrica will be in close contact with existing members, working to stimulate collaborations between members, but also between members and the outside world. She will also be the Northern Europe contact person for aspiring members.

– I think it will be very interesting to get to know our focal points and their organizations. Working in a Nordic arena among universities will be something new for me, but I am glad that I will be able to benefit from my previous experiences in working with different global actors in society, including academia, says Ulrica.

Ulrica holds a BSc in Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. She comes most recently from the collaboration forum Agenda 2030 in the West. She has been deputy operations manager for a business, academia, public and idea-based sector in West Sweden, with the aim to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development  Goals. Prior to that, she has worked for Mistra Urban Futures, an international research and knowledge centre for sustainable urban development. In addition to her role as member coordinator for SDSN Northern Europe, Ulrica will continue working part-time at the newly established Center for Sustainable Urban Development.

– A common theme in my working life has been to create connections. By developing an understanding of the needs and interests of different actors, I try to find connections, spread information, and stimulate new collaborations. As a member coordinator, I hope to contribute with insights about co-creation and collaboration to help in our members’ quest to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, says Ulrica.

The first thing on Ulrica’s to-do list is to get to know SDSN’s operations globally and in the Northern Europe region. An important priority, of course, is to get to know all the contact persons among the Nordic members. Ulrica has already participated in two previous member meetings but will present herself properly at the upcoming member meeting.

– We are very happy to get such an experienced member coordinator to work with us at the secretariat of SDSN Northern Europe, expresses Martin Eriksson, network manager of SDSN Northern Europe.

Reach member coordinator Ulrica Gustafsson at:

Mobile: +46 721 88 55 88


Curiosities: Together with a friend, Ulrica Gustafsson developed the concept “Baby and children’s fair” which was later sold to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg and turned into a success. The huge interest in children came across when she got twins.

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