The SRII serves as the venue for a large variety of activities arranged both by the institute itself, by affiliated scholars or partners, and by others. The auditorium, the meeting rooms and even the garden offer settings for everything from informal gatherings to lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences, courses and summer schools. In collaboration with the Swedish consulate general and with other cultural institutes in Istanbul, the SRII further arranges and supports activities both on its own premises and elsewhere in Istanbul.
As in all cases pertaining to the institute, external visitors to the Swedish compound must register with the secretary before in order to be let in. See more under Information for visitors.