The term ‘civil society’ refers to an arena – separate from the state, the market and private households – where people organise and act together in pursuit of common interests. The area includes everything from networks and non-profit organisations to registered religious communities, etc. This policy area covers opportunities to form organisations, receive state aid and help people become involved and run activities.
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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.
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.