Erik is a holder of a Media Visa to the United States and is a member of The Swedish Union of Journalists.
Among the scholarship foundations that Erik has received work and study grants from so far, are Japanstiftelsen – The Scholarship Foundation for Studies of Japanese Society, The Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation, The Swedish Union of Journalists’ scholarship for education and skill development and The Swedish Publicists’ Association.
Erik has repeatedly worked in different writing- and editorial capacities for several international film festivals, such as San Francisco International Film Festival and Stockholm International Film Festival. In 2015, he was invited and accepted to be a jury member in the Feature category at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in Missoula, Montana. He is also invited to and will attend the press guest invitation program at Tokyo International Film Festival, in October 2016.