University of Gothenburg

County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland

The County Administrative Board is a government authority that exists in close proximity to the people in each county. We are an important link between the people and the municipal authorities on the one hand and the government, parliament and central authorities on the other.

The County Administrative board's work with integration

The County Administrative board plans and participates in regional integration efforts, and may grant financial contributions to municipalities.

The County Administrative Board participates in the planning, organizing, carrying out and following-up of integration efforts. The work is carried out at national, regional and local levels in cooperation with municipalities, government agencies, businesses, organisations and associations.

The Swedish Migration Agency, Arbetsförmedlingen, the County Administrative Boards and the municipalities share the responsibility for the settlement of newly arrived persons.

All newly arrived persons should, based on their own needs, receive professional support in order to be able to learn Swedish, start working and support themselves as soon as possible.

The County Administrative Board works to both promote municipal preparedness and capacity to receive newly arrived refugees and to support the municipalities in their planning efforts. Our role is to promote regional cooperation between municipalities, authorities and other relevant actors in planning, organising and implementing various efforts for newly arrived refugees. Also, we follow up on the municipalities’ reception capacity and preparedness as well as on how efforts for newly arrived persons are organised and implemented at both local and regional levels.