Government agencies

Each ministry is responsible for a number of government agencies tasked with applying the laws and carrying out the activities decided on by the Riksdag and the Government.

The state is a significant owner of enterprises in Sweden. The state business portfolio contains of 49 wholly or partly owned enterprises, two of which are listed. In addition, two business foundations and one EU company are administered. In total, these enterprises employ approximately 163 000 people.

Government agencies

Total 294 hits.

  • Ombudsman for Children (Barnombudsmannen, BO)

    The Ombudsman for Children in Sweden is tasked with representing children regarding their rights and interests on the basis of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • Swedish Maritime Administration

    The Swedish Maritime Administration is responsible for ensuring that shipping can operate safely and efficiently throughout the year in Swedish waters and in all Swedish ports.

  • Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

    The main task of the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute is to conduct research and development in all modes of transport, i.e. roads, railways, aviation and shipping.

  • Swedish Transport Administration

    The Swedish Transport Administration is responsible for all intermodal long-term infrastructure planning for road, rail, sea and air transport, and for the planning, building, operation and maintenance of the state roads and railways. Proceeding from a community planning perspective, the Swedish Transport Administration is to create conditions for an economically efficient, internationally competitive and long-term sustainable transport system.

  • Swedish Transport Agency

    The Swedish Transport Agency is responsible for most regulation and supervision in the transport sector, and for deciding on permit applications and maintaining records. The Agency has overall responsibility for producing regulations and ensuring compliance. Its activities encompass all modes of transport, i.e. roads, railways, aviation and shipping. In addition, it administers motor vehicle tax, congestion charges and the super green car rebate.

  • The Board against Discrimination

    The Board against Discrimination is tasked with examining issues regarding financial penalties pursuant to the Discrimination Act. Only the Equality Ombudsman and central employee organisations can bring a matter before the Board.

  • The Equality Ombudsman (DO)

    The Equality Ombudsman (DO) works to combat discrimination on grounds of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnic origin, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. The Equality Ombudsman examines complaints concerning discrimination and harassment, and assesses how employers, higher education institutions and schools work to prevent discrimination.

  • Transport Analysis

    Transport Analysis is the Government’s evaluation and analysis body for issues relating to the entire area of transport. This agency is responsible for evaluating measures in the area of transport and reporting on their impact. Transport Analysis is also responsible for studies on travel habits and transport, as well as official statistics in the area of transport and communications. It also has the task of disseminating knowledge, experiences and results of activities to other authorities and stakeholders.

  • Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise

    The Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise (SAWEE) is mandated by the Government to serve as the national work environment knowledge centre.

  • The Swedish Foreign Intelligence Inspectorate

    The Swedish Foreign Intelligence Inspectorate is the supervisory agency for foreign intelligence including signals intelligence.