Hopeful is a project with the ambition to develop a more humane city of Västerås. We create opportunities for change for people that are excluded or oppressed. We believe that every person has their own strengths and goals, even if they have not yet been discovered. Hopeful offers meeting places and activities in Erikslund Shopping Center and IKEA Västerås that create community and participation. Behind hopeful is Erikslund Shopping Center, IKEA Västerås, Västerås Stadsmission and here4U.
The Hopeful project has received considerable attention within the IKEA Group, both in Sweden and internationally.