Civil society and sport
Civil society refers to the arena – separate from the state, the market and the individual household – in which people come together to take collective action around shared interests. Civil society includes networks, non-profit organisations and registered faith communities. The Government’s policy for civil society provides opportunities to create organisations, receive state aid and encourage people to become involved and conduct activities. Sports policy forms a specific part of the policy for civil society.
News about civil society and sport
SEK 1 billion to culture and sport as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 virus
The cultural sector and sports movement will receive an extra SEK 1 billion in support due to the economic consequences affecting these sectors as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
News and publications
All news items and published documents (e.g. press releases, reports, information) relating to civil society can always be found in the list at the bottom of the page.
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Government adopts new development strategy for Iraq
The Government today adopts a five-year development strategy for Iraq, thereby increasing its engagement in the country. The strategy is intended to contribute to peacebuilding and strengthening gender equality in the difficult and crucial situation the country is now in.
Experts on human rights in Russia spoke at the Swedish EU-representation
The human rights situation in Russia is being closely monitored by the EU. On 1 June, the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the EU hosted experts from Human Rights Watch, Public Verdict Foundation and Amnesty International, who gave their view of the situation.
Towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals
Towards Achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Report on the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development - Compilation of operational examples.
Statement by Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist at the UNSC Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Statement by H.E. Mr Peter Hultqvist, Minister of Defence of Sweden, at the Security Council Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings, Monday, 15 May 2017
Continued efforts for a Sweden that stands together – Government to invest SEK 132 million
The Government is mobilising efforts to foster an open and democratic society. Initiatives within the framework of ‘a Sweden that stands together’ were presented in the 2016 Spring Fiscal Policy Bill. This work will continue with additional initiatives for a society with open meeting places, more local cultural activities and an enhanced civil society, as well as measures against discrimination, extremism, threats and hate. A total of SEK 132 million is being committed in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017 and the autumn amending budget for 2016, which are based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
A living and shared cultural heritage
The Budget Bill for 2017 contains several initiatives and reforms to safeguard an open and accessible cultural heritage. The proposals include committing resources to digitisation of the Swedish film heritage and to more museums so as to promote democracy and increase participation. The initiatives are included in the Budget Bill for 2017, which is based on an agreement between the government parties and the Left Party.
Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2016-2021
Within the framework of this strategy, Swedish development cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa is to contribute to increased regional integration and strengthened capacityto face cross-border challenges and opportunities at regional level.
Speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the Nordic Lutheran Bishops Summit
Visby, 28 June 2016. Check against delivery.
Opening address by Alice Bah Kuhnke at the 12th international conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research
Stockholm, 29 June 2016. Check against delivery.
Isabella Lövin discusses peace at UN Security Council
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin is visiting the United Nations headquarters in New York from 7 to 10 June. There she will take part in a debate in the UN Security Council on protection of civilians and peacekeeping operations, and a seminar on the UN Global Goals and education, together with Minister for Education Gustav Fridolin.