Content about Mission: The Future
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State Secretary Maja Fjaestad on algorithms and their impact on society
“Algorithms in Society” is the name of a report presented at a seminar on Friday 11 March. To gain a greater understanding of algorithms and their importance to society, the Prime Minister’s Office’s Secretariat for Strategic Development for the Future tasked researchers Jutta Haider and Olof Sundin from Lund University’s Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences to find out more about algorithms and their social impact. The report was presented to State Secretary Maja Fjaestad.
Focus on Nordic strategic development
The Government’s Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation Kristina Persson is now in Reykjavik to take part in the Nordic Council session. She will also stand in for Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at the Northern Future Forum summit.
“Policies have to change from within”
In late February, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation Kristina Persson appointed three working groups that make up the core of the Government’s work on issues of future importance. In mid-April, the working group participants met with the Minister for Strategic Development, with the aim of drawing up guidelines for their future work, and sharing their experiences and ideas.
Green transition part of the big picture
The analysis group ‘The green transition’ will set out from the visions of a fossil-free vehicle fleet by 2030 and a carbon neutral Sweden in 2050, and will describe the political and market changes needed to realise these goals. This is one of three analysis groups within the framework of the Government’s future-oriented project ‘Mission: The Future’, led by Kristina Persson, Minister for Strategic Development and Nordic Cooperation.
"Work is the cement of the Swedish welfare state"
‘The future of work’. This is the name of one of the three thematic areas that the Government’s new Secretariat for Startegic Development for the Future will work with. The Government’s objectives of high employment and low unemployment will be the focus of an analysis group by the same name, led by Annelie Nordström, Chair of the Swedish Municipal Workers’ Union (Kommunal), and Klas Eklund, economist and writer with previous experience of political assignments in the Government Offices.