About us

 

The Association of Local Authorities in the county of Västernorrland is owned by, and works for, the seven local Authorities in the county.

One of our main tasks is to make co-operation over municipal borders easier and therefore we provide different forums where it's possible for politicians and officials to share best practice and discuss new ideas.

We also offer courses and conferences where issues of current interest for different professional categories are in focus.

The Association often acts as project co-ordinator and helps to oil the wheels to make ideas come true.

Our involvement is often the result of the contacts and discussions with the local level. A question can arise from a specific need of a number of local authorities or from matters that arise from monitoring current affairs.

In general it can be said that the open dialogue that the we have with the local authorities is a prerequisite for carrying out our work.

The areas that we focus on are growth and development, social services, education, employment, environment and social planning.

To enable us to have a good knowledge about issues arising at the EU level that will have an impact on our region and the municipalities we have a Bruxelles Office together with our neighbour county Jämtland called Mid Sweden European Office.