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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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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Wallström and Linkevičius paid a joint visit to Ukraine
This week, Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström visited Ukraine with Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius for a busy three-day programme.
Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit Ukraine together with Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström and Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius will visit Ukraine on 17–18 November. The joint visit demonstrates Sweden’s and Lithuania’s support to Ukraine, both politically and of its reforms.