International Department

Organisational issues The International Department is policy-making in the fields of international trade union policy and foreign policy issues, democracy and fundamental human rights and freedoms, international trade union cooperation, overall European policy, trade and investment issues, as well as corporate social responsibility.


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In addition, the department follows the developments in the field of climate and environmental issues and is policy-defining in these matters. The department is responsible for cooperation with international trade union organisations, inter-governmental bodies and other organisations that deal with international trade union issues. The department coordinates LO’s EU activities within the LO, with the LO affiliates and in relation to other Swedish trade union confederations. It is also responsible for trade union political cooperation on the global and European levels.

Monika  Arvidsson

Monika Arvidsson

Acting Head of International department

EU/EMU, international financial policy, international trade and investment issues, Committee on Workers’ Capital, TUAC-OECD, knowledge enhancement.

Oscar Ernerot

Oscar Ernerot

Union officer

ILO, ITUC, Global Deal, the 2030 Agenda, UN issues, MENA, corporate social responsibility.

Johan Hall

Johan Hall

Research officer

Climate, energy and environmental policy, the 2030 Agenda.

Leif Isaksson

Leif Isaksson

Union officer

International trade union cooperation, Union to Union, democracy and human rights in working life, ITUC Human and Trade Union Rights Committee, LO Solidarity Fund, Asia, Africa.

Mikael Nilsson

Mikael Nilsson

Union officer

Trade union cooperation in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions (NFS, SAMAK, BASTUN), PERC (Pan-European Regional Council), Olof Palme International Center, China and human rights in working life, TUCA-America (Trade Union Confederation of the Americas).

Ellen Nygren

Ellen Nygren

Union officer

EESC, ILO, the Council of Europe, ETUC, PERC (Pan-European Regional Council).

Anne Nylund

Anne Nylund

Administrative assistant

European issues and coordination, ETUC, ILO, international information material, translations.

Malgosia  Stefaniak

Malgosia Stefaniak

Administrative assistant

Nordic issues (NFS, SAMAK), global issues (ITUC, TUAC, Union to Union, Olof Palme International Center), international information material, translations.