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More resources for libraries and access to civic information safeguards open society

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The Government is investing SEK 11 million to promote libraries as meeting places for the free formation of opinion, information exchange and opportunities for shared knowledge, and to advance the accessibility of literature and civic information. This is proposed in the Government Bill ‘Spring Amending Budget for 2016’ following an agreement with the Left Party.

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It is proposed that SEK 10.5 million be allocated to public libraries. The aim is to strengthen the role of libraries as important meeting places, where people with different backgrounds and circumstances can meet and access knowledge, literature and culture. Libraries have adapted their activities in various ways so as to better support refugees and people who have recently come to Sweden. SEK 0.5 million will be set aside, for example, for the purchase of literature.

More people should be able to access civic information on their own terms

People who have recently come to Sweden have a great need to quickly access literature and civic information. The Swedish Agency for Accessible Media is being tasked with advancing accessibility to easy-to-read literature and civic information for groups of people with reading difficulties who do not have Swedish as their mother tongue. In the Spring Amending Budget for 2016, the Government is proposing that the Agency's allocation be increased by SEK 500 000 for this assignment.

Ministers on this page who have left the government

Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Culture and Democracy.

Ministers on this page who have left the government

Between 3 October 2014 and 20 January 2019 she was Minister for Culture and Democracy.