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.
Content about civil society and sport
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Presentation of A comprehensive strategy for alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco policy, 2016–2020
The presentation summarises the Swedish Government's strategy for alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco (ANDT) for the period 2016–2020.
The Government is investing in a Sweden that keeps together
In the spring budget for 2016, the Government is investing SEK 44 million in safeguarding our open society and democracy, and combating polarisation, racism and violent extremism. This is proposed in the Government’s spring budget for 2016 following an agreement with the Left Party.
A concerted effort for a Sweden that keeps together
In the spring budget for 2016, the Government is focusing on safeguarding our open society and democracy, and combating polarisation, racism and violent extremism. SEK 31.5 million will go to measures in 2016 for a Sweden that keeps together. This is proposed in the Government’s spring budget for 2016 following an agreement with the Left Party.
Continuity and long-term thinking in ANDT work
In February 2016 the Swedish Government adopted a new coherent strategy for alcohol, narcotics, doping and tobacco (ANDT) for the period 2016–2020. In the new strategy, the Government takes further steps to increase activity in this area to achieve the objective set by the Riksdag: A society free from narcotic drugs and doping, with reduced alcohol-related medical and social harm and reduced tobacco use.
Sport – an arena for integrating new arrivals
Sweden's Government believes that it is particularly important to provide good opportunities for new arrivals to participate in Swedish society. The sports movement offers meeting places for everyone and thereby an arena for integration. The Government is therefore giving SEK 64 million annually to support the sports movement's work with new arrivals in Sweden.
Increased development aid to Ethiopia to strengthen human rights and prevent natural and climate-related disasters
The Government will today approve a new five-year aid strategy for Ethiopia, Africa’s second most populous country. The previous strategy dates from 2003 and there was a major need for a relaunch.
Cooperation agreement on social welfare issues signed between Sweden and Bulgaria
Åsa Regnér, Minister for Children, the Elderly and Gender Equality, and Ivailo Kalfin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Policy, today signed a cooperation agreement between Sweden and Bulgaria. The agreement, which covers issues dealing with gender equality, children, the elderly and people with disabilities, aims to improve the situation of vulnerable EU citizens.
Speech by Margot Wallström at the Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition against Daesh
Meeting of the Small Group of the Global Coalition against Daesh, Rome, 2 February 2016. Check against delivery.
Speech by Foreign Minister Margot Wallström at the Nato Foreign Minister's meeting in Brussels
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