The Government Offices' communication activities
The Government Offices is to base its work on the fundamental values of central government administration, namely democracy, the rule of law and efficiency. Democratic governance requires communication. So the Government Offices has a democratic responsibility to communicate with the outside world.
The Government and the Government Offices handle issues that cover all sectors of society and therefore need to communicate with different actors such as private individuals, the Riksdag, government agencies, the media, companies, stakeholder organisations and international decision-making bodies. The possibility of acting in Sweden's interests and influencing the image of Sweden abroad means that the Government and the Government Offices need to communicate with the whole world around them.
All communication in the Government Offices is based on the core values of transparency, factualness and comprehensibility, relevance and topicality. Public access and oversight shall characterise all activities.
The Government Offices' communication policy
The Government Offices' communication policy covers both internal and external communication. The policy is the common basis for the Government Offices' communication activities. It contains objectives and core values for communication, and it describes the division of responsibilities for communication activities in the Government Offices.
The policy is based on the task of the Government Offices, in accordance with the Instrument of Government, to prepare government business and in other respects assist the Government and its ministers in their activities. This task includes communicating the Government's policies. The principle of public access to official documents, the requirements contained in the Language Act concerning simplicity and comprehensibility, and rules stating that information must be made available to people with disabilities are other premises for the communication policy.