Objectives for digital policy

The goal of digital policy is for Sweden to be the best in the world at utilising the opportunities of digitalisation.

Sweden is to have world-class broadband. All households and businesses should have good opportunities to use electronic public services via broadband. This has been adopted in accordance with the bill Accessible Electronic Communications (Govt. Bill 2009/10:193).

Electronic communications are to be effective, secure and robust and are to meet the needs of their users. In the first instance, electronic communications are to be provided through an effective market, but the State is also to have a responsibility in areas where needs cannot be met by the market alone.

A well-developed and effective digital infrastructure is necessary to cope with the increased use of digitalisation in Sweden and to create the opportunities for greater competitiveness and innovation capacity that digital policy offers.

Digitalisation is also a key tool to enable modern society to reduce its impact on the climate and can modernise the Swedish economy so that new sustainable jobs are created in growing businesses.

Sweden is already prominent in the digital field, but continued efforts are needed to maintain Sweden's leading position.

A digitally interoperable government administration: eGovernment

The central government administration has a key role to play in the continued development of Sweden. The administration should be innovative, interoperable, legally certain and efficient, and should offer a high degree of quality, service and accessibility, so as to contribute to the continued development of Sweden and efficient EU-related activities.

The Government’s objectives for a digitally interoperable government administration – eGovernment – are:

  • a simpler day-to-day life for citizens;
  • a more transparent administration that supports innovation and participation; and
  • enhanced quality and efficiency in government activities.