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Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... Carl XVI Gustaf (Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus Bernadotte) (born April 30, 1946), styled His Majesty The King, is the King of Sweden. ... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ... The Prime Minister or Statsminister is the head of Government in Sweden. ... (help· info) (born January 20, 1949) is a Swedish politician. ... The Riksdag or Sveriges Riksdag is the Parliament of Sweden. ... The Speaker, or Talman, of the Riksdag is the chairman of the national parliament in Sweden. ... Björn von Sydow Sydow with U.S. Secretary of Defence William Cohen in Stockholm, June 12, 2000. ... Elections in Sweden gives information on election and election results in Sweden. ... Results of the general election to the Riksdag, the parliament of Sweden, held on the third Sunday of September 1998. ... Results of the general election to the Riksdag, the parliament of Sweden, held Sunday September 15, 2002. ... A general election will be held in Sweden on September 17, 2006 to elect members to the Riksdag. ... Since the introduction of parliamentarism in Sweden six referendums have been held. ... Political parties in Sweden lists political parties in Sweden. ... A county, or län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... The European Union or EU is a supranational and intergovernmental union of 25 European states. ... Image File history File links European_flag. ... The foreign policy of Sweden is based on the premise that national security is best served by staying free of alliances in peacetime in order to remain a neutral country in the event of war. ...

The Government agencies in Sweden are state controlled organizations who act independently to carry out the policies of the Swedish Government. The Government Ministries are relatively small and merely policy-making organizations, allowed to control agencies by policy decisions but not by direct orders. A Minister is explicitly prohibited from interfering with the day-to-day operation in an agency or the outcome in individual cases. While no minister is allowed to give orders to agencies personaly, they are subjected to desissions made by the whole of the Goverment. Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ...

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Agencies reporting directly to the Riksdag

  • Sveriges Riksbank - The central bank.
  • Swedish National Audit Office, or Riksrevisionen - The supreme audit institution.
  • Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsmen, or Justitieombudsmannen - The ombudsman of the Riksdag.

Sveriges Riksbank (Swedish National Bank) is the central bank of Sweden, sometimes called just the Bank of Sweden. ... Look up Ombudsman in Wiktionary, the free dictionary An ombudsman is an official, usually (but not always) appointed by the government, who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. ...

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of Justice

  • Chancellor of Justice, or Justitiekanslern (JK). (Official site) Field of operations: Supervises those who are involved with public operations, it is responsible to the Government for protecting the rights of the State and it provides the Government with advice and surveys in legal matters.
  • Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority, or Brottsoffermyndigheten (BrOM). Located in Umeå. (Official site) Field of operations: examines crime victim compensation issues and allocates funds from the Fund for Victims of Crime.
  • Swedish National Economic Crimes Bureau, or Ekobrottsmyndigheten. (Official site)
  • Swedish Election Authority, or Valmyndigheten. Located in Solna. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine, or Rättsmedicinalverket (RMV). (Official site) Field of operations: the central administrative agency for forensic mental care, forensic chemistry, forensic medicine and forensic gene-related operations.
  • Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, or Brottsförebyggande rådet (BRÅ) (Official site) Field of operations: promotes crime prevention, it is responsible for providing the official statistics for the judicial authorities.
  • Swedish National Courts Administration, or Domstolsverket (DV). Located in Jönköping. (Official site) Field of operations: The National Courts Administration is the central administrative agency for the public courts, the legal courts, the regional tenancy tribunals, the regional rent tribunals and the National Legal Aid Authority.
  • Swedish Legal Aid Authority, or Rättshjälpsmyndigheten Located in Sundsvall. Field of operations: administrates issues concerning legal aid in accordance with the Legal Aid Act.
  • Swedish National Police Board, or Rikspolisstyrelsen, (RPS). (Official site) Field of operations: The National Police Board is the central administrative agency for the police authorities, it is also the principal agency for the National Laboratory of Forensic Science. The Swedish Security Service and the National Criminal Investigation Department – a division which manages the running of police operations are just two parts of the National Police Board.
  • Swedish National Prison and Probation Administration, or Kriminalvårdsstyrelsen (KVS). Located in Norrköping. (Official site) Field of operations: The National Prison and Probation Administration is the central administrative agency for the Swedish Prison and Probation service.
  • Swedish Ombudsman against Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation, or Ombudsmannen mot diskriminering på grund av sexuell läggning (HomO). (Official site)
  • Swedish Ombudsman against Ethnic Discrimination, or Ombudsmannen mot etnisk diskriminering. (Official site)
  • Prosecutor-General of Sweden, or Riksåklagaren (RÅ). Field of operations: The office of Prosecutor-General is the public prosecutor in the Supreme Court, it represents the highest-ranking prosecutor and it is the central administrative agency for the prosecution authorities.
  • Swedish National Supervisory Board of Public Accountants, or Revisorsnämnden. (Official site) Field of operations: The Supervisory Board of Public Accountants deals with issues concerning the approval and authorisation of auditors, as well as the registration of auditing companies.
  • Swedish National Gene Technology Advisory Board, or Gentekniknämnden. Located in Solna. (Official site) Field of operations: The Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board shall promote an ethically justified and safe usage of gene technology through its advisory operations.
  • Swedish National Integration Board, or Integrationsverket. Located in Norrköping. (Official site) Field of operations: The Swedish Integration Board to ensure that the visions and goals of Sweden’s integration policies have an impact in the various areas of society.

The Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern) is a government official charged with representing the Swedish government in various legal matters. ... UmeÃ¥ (IPA: ˘ʉmÉ™oː – (help· info)) is a city in upper Norrland in northern Sweden. ... The Swedish Election Authority, or Valmyndigheten, is a Government Agency charged with organizing national elections and referenda in Sweden. ... Solna (population 57,994, 2004) is a Municipality in Stockholm County, in central Sweden, located north of Stockholms city centre. ... Location in Sweden Jönköping [jÅ“ncøːpiÅ‹] is a town in the province of SmÃ¥land in southern Sweden with 81,000 inhabitants, located at 57°47′N 14°12′E. The city is the seat of Jönköping Municipality (pop. ... Sundsvall is a city in northern Sweden, situated in the province of Medelpad and Västernorrland County. ... The Swedish National Police Board, or Rikspolisstyrelsen is a Government agency concerned with police matters in Sweden. ... Norrköping [ˈˈnÉ”rʃøːpɪŋ] is a city in Östergötland County in midth-east Sweden. ... The Swedish Ombudsman against Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation (Ombudsmannen mot diskriminering på grund av sexuell läggning), normally referred to as HomO, is the Swedish office of the ombudsman against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation. ... Solna (population 57,994, 2004) is a Municipality in Stockholm County, in central Sweden, located north of Stockholms city centre. ... Norrköping [ˈˈnÉ”rʃøːpɪŋ] is a city in Östergötland County in midth-east Sweden. ...

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

The Legations and Embassies in foreign countries, are under the direct authority and control of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Swedish National Export Credits Guarantee Board (Exportkreditnämnden, EKN) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ... Kramfors is a Municipality in Västernorrland County, northern Sweden. ... Swedish National Inspectorate of Strategic Products (Inspektionen för strategiska produkter) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ... Invest in Sweden Agency (Invest in Sweden Agency, ISA) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ... Swedish National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ... Swedish National Migration Board (Migrationsverket) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ... Norrköping [ˈˈnÉ”rʃøːpɪŋ] is a city in Östergötland County in midth-east Sweden. ... Nordic Africa Institute (Nordiska Afrikainstitutet) serves as a research, documentation and information centre on modern Africa for the Nordic countries. ... Uppsala (older spelling Upsala) 59°51′ N 17°38′ E is a Swedish City in central Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. ... Uppsala University (Swedish Uppsala universitet) is a public university in Uppsala, Sweden. ... Swedac (SWEDAC, Styrelsen för ackreditering och teknisk kontroll) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ... BorÃ¥s Municipality [buroːs] is a municipality in western Sweden, where the city BorÃ¥s is the seat of government. ... The agencys logotype. ... The Swedish Institute (Svenska Institutet, SI) is a Swedish government agency with the responsibility to spread information about Sweden abroad, to promote Swedish interests, and to organise exchanges with other countries in different areas of public life, in particular in the spheres of culture, education, and research. ... Aliens Appeals Board (Utlänningsnämnden, UN) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. ...

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of Defence

  • Swedish Armed Forces, or Försvarsmakten (FM). (Official site) The fundamental task of the Swedish Armed Forces is to prepare in peacetime to defend the country in war against armed attack that threatens its liberty and independence. It must be possible to counter attack from any quarter and to defend the whole country.
  • Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, or Försvarets materielverk (FMV). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Service Administration, or Pliktverket. Located in Karlstad. (Official site) The National Service Administration is responsible for enrolment, enlisting and administering those eligible for national service and supporting training organizers during national service. Each year this involves enrolment of around 50,000 young men and testing a smaller number of women for enlistment.
  • Swedish National Defence College, or Försvarshögskolan (FHS). (Official site) The Swedish National Defence College offers university-level training for career and reserve officers of the Armed Forces in senior wartime and peacetime positions.
  • Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment, or Försvarets radioanstalt (FRA). Located in Bromma.
  • Swedish Defence Research Agency, or Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut (FOI). (Official site) The core activities of the Swedish Defence Research Agency are research, method and technology development and studies on behalf of the National Total Defence.
  • Swedish Coast Guard, or Kustbevakningen (KBV). Located in Karlskrona. (Official site) The Swedish Coast Guard performs surveillance and other monitoring and control operations, as well as environmental emergency services at sea. Its tasks are wide-ranging. They include several policy areas for which different authorities are responsible.
  • Swedish Emergency Management Agency, or Krisberedskapsmyndigheten (KBM). (Official site) The Swedish Emergency Management Agency was established on 1 July 2002, with the purpose of coordinating work on the preparedness of society to manage serious crises. When it was formed, SEMA took over some of the tasks of the Swedish Agency for Civil Emergency Planning and the National Board of Psychological Defence.
  • Swedish Rescue Services Agency, or Räddningsverket (SRV). Located in Karlstad. (Official site) The Swedish Rescue Services Agency promotes practice that improves accident prevention and response, and in the event of an accident limits injury and damage. This is achieved by imparting information, by running training courses and exercises, and through supervision etc.
  • Swedish National Board of Psychological Defence, Styrelsen för psykologiskt försvar (SPF). (Official site) National Board of Psychological Defence is a central authority whose task is to provide advice and guidance regarding mass media's contingency planning and their capacity for dealing with critical strains on society in peacetime. SPF also disseminates information about security policies and total defence, and follows trends in opinion that are important to psychological defence.
  • Swedish National Accident Investigation Board, or Statens haverikommission (SHK). (Official site)

The Swedish Armed Forces, or Försvarsmakten, is a Government agency responsible for the peacetime operation of the armed forces of Sweden. ... The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk, FMV) is a Swedish government agency that reports to the Ministry of Defence. ... Karlstad [kɑːɭstɑː(d)] is a City and Municipality in Värmland County, in mid-western Sweden. ... The Swedish National Defence Radio Establishment, or Försvarets Radioanstalt (FRA) is a Swedish signals intelligence (SIGINT) agency. ... Bromma is a borough of Stockholm, Sweden. ... Karlskrona is a city in south-eastern Sweden. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... The Swedish Rescue Services Agency, or Räddningsverket, is the central supervisory government authority for the rescue services in Sweden. ... Karlstad [kɑːɭstɑː(d)] is a City and Municipality in Värmland County, in mid-western Sweden. ...

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • Swedish National Alcoholic Beverages Product Rangeboard, or Alkoholsortimentsnämnden. (Official site) Ensures the state retail monopoly functions in an non-discriminatory manner.
  • Swedish Medical Products Agency, or Läkemedelsverket (LV). (Official site) Responsible for regulatory control of pharmaceuticals, related medical products and drug information.
  • Swedish National Medical Responsibility Board, or Hälso- och sjukvårdens ansvarsnämnd. (Official site) Investigates and rules on cases involving malpractice in the health and medical sector.
  • Swedish National Pharmaceutical Benefits Board, or Läkemedelsförmånsnämnden. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Agency for Special Educational Support, or Statens institut för särskilt utbildningsstöd (Sisus). (Official site) Aims to improve educational opportunities for young people and adults with disabilities.
  • Swedish National Board for Intercountry Adoptions, or Statens nämnd för internationella adoptionsfrågor (NIA). (Official site) Overall responsibility for intercountry adoptions.
  • Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, or Socialstyrelsen. (Official site). Supervises, plans, coordinates and monitors health, medical and social care services.
  • Swedish National Board of Institutional Care, or Statens institutionsstyrelse (SiS). (Official site). Responsible for compulsory care of young offenders and young people with drug and alcohol problems at special treatment homes and institutions.
  • Swedish National Institute for Psychosocial Medicine, or Institutet för psykosocial medicin. (Official site) Investigates and monitors research on psychosocial factors.
  • Swedish National Institute of Public Health, or Folkhälsoinstitutet. (Official site) Monitors, evaluates and disseminates knowledge about methods in the public health sphere. Carries on supervisory activities within the areas alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
  • Swedish National Social Insurance Board, Riksförsäkringsverket (RFV). (Official site) Central administration of the social insurance system.
  • Swedish Ombudsman for Children, or Barnombudsmannen. (Official site) Observes matters affecting the rights and interests of children and young people.
  • Swedish Disability Ombudsman, or Handikappombudsmannen. (Official site) Monitors issues relating to the rights and interests of persons with disabilities
  • Swedish Social Insurance Offices, or Försäkringskassan. Local administration of social insurance.
  • Swedish Federation of Social Insurance Offices, or Försäkringskasseförbundet (Official site)
  • Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, or Forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och socialvetenskap. (Official site) Promotes and supports basic and applied research in the fields of working life, social science and public science.
  • Swedish National Council on Technology Assessment in Health care, or Statens beredning för utvärdering av medicinsk metodik (SBU). (Official site) Appraises the methods used in health care and makes objective assessments of costs, risks and benefits of these methods.
  • Swedish Handicap Institute, or Hjälpmedelsinstitutet. (Official site) Assistive techology (testing, evaluation, research and development, information and training) and accessibility.
  • Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, or Smittskyddsinstitutet (SMI). (Official site) Epidemiological surveillance, reference laboratories and diagnostics.

The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) is a Swedish government agency. ...

National monopolies reporting to the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

  • Apoteket. (Official site) Exclusive right to conduct retail sales of pharmaceuticals.
  • Systembolaget (the Swedish Alcohol Retailing Monopoly). (Official site) Exclusive right to conduct retail sales of alcoholic beverages.

Apoteket is the national pharmaceuticals retailing monopoly in Sweden. ... Systembolaget (colloquially known as systemet or bolaget, the literal English translation would be The System Company) is a government owned chain of liquor stores in Sweden. ...

Government agencies reporting to Departments and Divisions of the Ministry of Finance

Economic Affairs Department of the Ministry of Finance

The Swedish National Institute of Economic Research (Konjunkturinstitutet, KI or NIER) is a government agency in Sweden responsible for economic analysis and forecasting. ...

Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance

  • Swedish National Financial Management Authority, or Ekonomistyrningsverket (ESV). (Official site)

Fiscal Affairs Department of the Ministry of Finance

  • Swedish National Tax Board, or Skatteverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish Enforcement Service, or Kronofogdemyndigheten. (Official site)
  • Swedish Customs Service, or Tullverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Accounting Standards Board, or Bokföringsnämnden. (Official site)

Financial Institutions and Markets Department of the Ministry of Finance

  • Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, or Finansinspektionen (FI). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Debt Office, or Riksgäldskontoret. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Deposit Guarantee Board, or Insättningsgarantinämnden (IGN). (Official site)
  • Swedish Premium Pension Authority, or Premiepensionsmyndigheten (PPM). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Pension Insurance Funds
    • Första AP-fonden - The First Public Pension Fund
    • Andra AP-fonden - The Second Public Pension Fund
    • Tredje AP-fonden - The Third Public Pension Fund
    • Fjärde AP-fonden - The Fourth Public Pension Fund
    • Sjunde AP-fonden - The Seventh Public Pension Fund

The Swedish National Debt Office or Riksgäldskontoret founded by the Riksdag of the Estates in 1789, is a Government Agency in Sweden. ...

Housing Division of the Ministry of Finance

  • Swedish National Housing Credit Guarantee Board, or Statens bostadskreditnämnd (BKN). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, or Boverket. (Official site)

County Administrative Division of the Ministry of Finance

A County Administrative Board is a Government appointed board of a County in Sweden. ...

Others

  • Statistics Sweden or Statistiska Centralbyrån (SCB). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Property Board, or Statens fastighetsverk (SFV). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Fortifications Administration , or Fortifikationsverket (FortF). (Official site)

Statistics Sweden, or Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB), is a Government agency responsible of producing the official statistics on Sweden. ...

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of Education and Science

Schools, children and youth

  • Sami School Board of Sweden, or Sameskolstyrelsen. (Official site) Field of operation: administrative authority for the National Sami schools and other activities belonging to and regulated by the Sami School ordinance. Designed to offer the children of the Samis an education with a Sami focus.
  • Swedish National Agency for Special Schools for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, or Specialskolemyndigheten. (Official site) Field of operation: to give the pupils individually adapted education that corresponds as far as possible to a normal compulsory school education.
  • Specialpedagogiska institutet. (Official site) Field of operation: the Institute supports the municipalities to offer special needs education to disabled children and youth.
  • Swedish National Agency for Education, or Statens skolverk. (Official site) Field of operation: work actively to ensure that national objectives for childcare and the school system are achieved. In order to gain insight into the various activities and to contribute to development, the National Agency for Education carries out follow-ups, evaluation, development, research and supervisory work.
  • Swedish Institute for Children's Books, Stiftelsen Svenska barnboksinstitutet. (Official site) Field of operation: a special library open to the public and an information centre for children's and young people's literature. The aim is to promote Swedish children's and young people's literature in Sweden as well as abroad.

Adult education

  • Swedish National Agency for Education, or Statens skolverk. (Official site) Field of operation: Work actively to ensure that national objectives for adult education are achieved. In order to gain insight into the various activities and to contribute to development, the National Agency for Education carries out follow-ups, evaluation, development, research and supervisory work.
  • Swedish Agency for Flexible Learning, or Nationellt centrum för flexibelt lärande. (Official site) Field of operation: The Swedish Agency for Flexible Learning will promote the development and utilisation of flexible learning in municipal upper secondary education and adult education, liberal adult education and working life.
  • Swedish Agency for Advanced Vocational Education, or Myndigheten för Kvalificerad yrkesutbildning (Official site) Field of operation: The Swedish Agency for Advanced Vocational Education has been directed by the Parliament to administrate and supervise this educational form on the national level. It is the Agency that approves applications and makes grants.
  • Swedish National Council of Adult Education, or Folkbildningsrådet. (Official site) Field of operation: The Council distributes state grants to Study Associations and Folk High Schools, and also follows up and evaluates the activities within popular education organisations.

Higher education

  • Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, or Högskoleverket (HSV). (Official site) Field of operation: the Agency is in charge of inspecting and promoting higher education sector activities, through follow-up and evalutation of higher education, quality assessment, initiatives for updating teaching methods and assessment of right to award degrees.
  • The Universities in Sweden. (List with contact information) Field of operation: main duty is to organise higher education based on a scientific or artistic orientation and on proven experience and research, artistic and other development work.
  • National board of Appeal for Higher Education, or Överklagandenämnden för högskolan. (Official site) Field of operation: Administration of matters of appeal on some decisions made by intsitutions of higher education (i.e universities).
  • Swedish Net University Agency, or Myndigheten för Sveriges Nätuniversitet. (Official site) Field of operation: The Swedish Net University Agency is responsible for the Swedish Net University, a coordination project involving IT supported higher education distance learning courses and programmes given by universities and university colleges in Sweden.

The National Agency for Higher Education, or Högskoleverket is a Swedish government agency. ... This is a list of universities and academic institutions in Sweden. ... The Swedish Net University Agency (Myndigheten för Sveriges Nätuniversitet) is a Swedish government agency coordinating IT supported higher education distance learning courses, offered by 35 different universities and university colleges in Sweden, in a project called the Swedish Net University. ...

Admission and financial study support

  • Swedish National Board of Student Aid, or Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN). (Official site) Field of operation: Administration of all matters regarding study support
  • Swedish National Agency for Services to Universities, or Verket för högskoleservice (VHS). (Official site) Field of operation: carry out coordinated admissions policy to study programmes at universities and university colleges.
  • Swedish National Board of Appeal for Student Aid, or Överklagandenämnden för studiestöd. (Official site) Field of operation: Administration of matters of appeal for student aid and study support.

The National Board of Student Aid, or Centrala studiestödsnämnden (CSN) is a Swedish government agency. ...

Research

  • Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, or Forskningsrådet för arbetsliv och socialvetenskap. (Official site) Field of operation: promote the accumulation of knowledge in matters relating to working life and the understanding of social conditions and processes.
  • Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning, or Forskningsrådet för miljö, areella näringar och samhällsbyggande. (Official site) Field of operation: encourages and supports scientifically significant research related to sustainable development.
  • Swedish Institute of Space Physics, or Institutet för rymdfysik. (Official site) Field of operation: a governmental research institute. The primary task is to carry out basic research, education, and associated observatory activities in space physics.
  • The Royal Library, or Kungliga biblioteket (KB). (Official site) Field of operation: As the National Library, the Royal Library collects, describes, preserves and makes available all Swedish printed materials, and publications with Swedish associations published in other countries. The Royal Library is a central library authority with responsibility for coordinating Sweden's research libraries and for the Library Information System, LIBRIS.
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, or Kungliga Vetenskapsakademien (KVA). (Official site) Field of operation: an independent, non-governmental organization whose major aims are to promote research in mathematics and the natural sciences.
  • Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, or Polarforskningssekretariatet. (Official site) Field of operation: to promote and co-ordinate Swedish Polar research. Follow and plan research and development and to organise and lead expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic regions.
  • Swedish Council for Research and Development Co-operation in the European Communities, or Rådet för forsknings- och utvecklingssamarbete inom EU. (Official site) Field of operation: promote Swedens participation within the EU Fifth Framework Program.
  • Swedish National Archive of Recorded Sound and Moving Images, or Statens ljud- och bildarkiv (SLAB). (Official site) Field of operation: Archive of recorded sound and moving images.
  • Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, or Stiftelsen Strategisk Forskning. (Official site) Field of operation: promotes a broad use of IT in society, and supports research at Sweden's university colleges and new universities.
  • Swedish Institute for Future Studies, or Stiftelsen Institutet för Framtidsforskning. (Official site) Field of operation: a research foundation that on its own or in collaboration with others carries on future studies, longterm analyses, to stimulate an open and broad discussion on future threats and prospects in the development of the society.
  • Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, or Verket för innovationssytem. (Official site) Field of operation: The Agency integrates research and development in technology, working life and society.
  • Swedish Research Council, or Vetenskapsrådsrådet. (Official site) Field of operation: support basic, top-quality research, to ensure that Sweden is a leading research nation.

The Swedish Institute of Space Physics or Institutet för rymdfysik (IRF) is a Swedish government agency. ... The Royal Library, or (KB), is the national library of Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or , founded in 1739 by King Frederick I, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ...

International co-operation

  • International Programme Office for Education and Training of Sweden, or Internationella programkontoret för utbildningsområdet. (Official site) Field of operation: is responsible for the Swedish participation in the EU education programmes Socrates and Leonardo da Vinci, as well as a number of other international programmes and activities. The Programme Office provides advice on what opportunities are available, processes applications and disseminates best examples of transnational co-operation.
  • Swedish National Commission for UNESCO, or Svenska Unescorådet. (Official site) Field of operation: co-ordinates Swedish participation in UNESCO's work and is not a division of the UN agency UNESCO

The Ministry of Education and Science is also principal to a number of smaller agencies, academies and associations that are not listed above.


Government agencies reporting to the Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries

  • Swedish National Board of Agriculture, or Jordbruksverket. (Official site) Field of operations: agriculture, horticulture and reindeer husbandry.
  • Swedish National Food Administration, or Livsmedelsverket. (Official site) Field of operations: foodstuffs.
  • Swedish National Board of Fisheries, Fiskeriverket. (Official site) Field of operations: fishery.
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sveriges Lantbruksuniveristet. (Official site) Field of operations: universities, research.
  • Swedish National Veterinary Institute, or Statens Veterinärmedicinska Anstalt (SVA). (Official site) Field of operations: diagnoisis and combating contagious animal diseases - research and prevention.
  • Swedish Seed Testing and Certification Institute, or Statens utsädeskontroll. Field of operations: seed testing.
  • Swedish National Plant Variety Board, or Statens växtsortnämnd. (Official site) Field of operations: issues relating to plant breeding and the admission of plants into the different classification lists.
  • Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economics, or Livsmedelekonomiska institutet (SLI). (Official site) Field of operations: qualified socio-economic analyses within the areas of agriculture and foodstuffs.
  • Swedish National Board for Laboratory Animals, or Centrala försöksdjursnämnden (CFN). (Official site) Field of operations: main responsibility for the assessment of animnal research, in terms of ethics, and the allocation of research assistance to alternative research methods.
  • Swedish Veterinary Disciplinary Board, or Veterinära ansvarsnämnden. (Official site) Field of operations: examines matters concerning disciplinary responsibility for veterinary surgeons and also the revoking of veterinary licences.
  • Sami Parliament, or Sametinget. (Official site) Field of operations: The Sami Parliament is both a government agency and an elected parliament whose purpose is to promote the Sami culture.
  • Sami Foundation Board, or Styrelsen för samefonden. Field of operations: the board's funds are to be used to promote reindeer husbandry, Sami culture and Sami organisations.
  • Swedish Consumer Agency, or Konsumentverket. (Official site) Field of operations: works with consumer issues in such fields as advertising, contract terms, consumer information, household finances and the safety, quality and environmental impact of goods.
  • Swedish Market Court, or Marknadsdomstolen. (Official site) Field of operations: special court, whose responsibilites include processing of cases and other legal issues under the Marketing Practices Act and the Competition Act.
  • Swedish National Board for Consumer Complaints, or Allmänna reklamationsnämnden. (Official site) Field of operations: acts as a court, the primary task of which is the impartial examination of disuptes between consumers and companies.
  • Swedish Board of Supervision of Estate Agents, or Fastighetsmäklarnämnden. (Official site) Field of operations: registration and supervision of estate agents.
  • Swedish Travel Guarantees Board, or Resegarantinämnden. Field of operations: responsible for decisions on the size of compensation to which travellers are entitled when package tours have been cancelled or broken off.
  • SIS Ecolabelling, or Miljömärkningen Svanen. (Official site) Field of operations: commissioned by the Government to be responsible for Nordic and European environmental labelling, the Nordic Swan and the Eco-flower.

Swedish National Board of Agriculture (Jordbruksverket) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... The Swedish National Food Administration (Livsmedelsverket) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... Swedish National Board of Fisheries (Fiskeriverket) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences or Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet is a university in Uppsala, Sweden. ... The Swedish National Veterinary Institute (Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt, SVA) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... The Swedish Seed Testing and Certification Institute (Statens Utsädeskontroll) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... The Swedish National Plant Variety Board (Statens Växtsortnämnd) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... The Swedish Veterinary Disciplinary Board (Veterinära ansvarsnämnden) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... The Sami Parliament is a representative body for peoples of Sami heritage in several Scandinavian countries. ... Swedish Consumer Agency (Konsumentverket) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... The Swedish Market Court (Marknadsdomstolen) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... Swedish National Board for Consumer Complaints (Allmänna reklamationsnämnden, ARN) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ... Swedish Board of Supervision of Estate Agents (Fastighetsmäklarnämnden) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. ...

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of Culture

General cultural activities

  • Hanaholmen Cultural Centre for Sweden and Finland, or Hanaholmens kulturcentrum för Sverige och Finland.
  • Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs, or Statens kulturråd. (Official site)
  • Foundation Culture of the Future, or Stiftelsen framtidens kultur. (Official site)
  • Foundation for Swedish-Norwegian Cooperation, or Svensk-norska samarbetsfonden

Archives

The Institute for Dialectology, Onomastics and Folklore Research, (in Swedish Språk- och folkminnesinstitutet, but commonly referred to by the acronym SOFI) is a Swedish government agency with the purpose to study and collect materials concerning dialects, folklore and onomastics. ...

Visual arts, design and applied arts

  • Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, or Akademien för de fria konsterna.
  • Visual Art Collecting Society, or Bildkonst Upphovsrätt i Sverige (BUS).
  • Swedish National Handicraft Council, or Nämnden för hemslöjdsfrågor.
  • Swedish National Art Council, or Statens konstråd. (Official site)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Arts or , founded in 1773 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ...

Libraries, literature and language

  • Book Industry Finance Institute, or Bokbranschens finansieringsinstitut. (Official site)
  • Centre for Easy-to-Read, or Stiftelsen för lättläst nyhetsinformation och litteratur. (Official site)
  • Swedish Language Council, or Svenska språknämnden. (Official site)
  • Sweden-Finnish Language Council, or Sverigefinska språknämnden. (Official site)
  • Swedish Authors' Fund, or Sveriges författarfond. (Official site)
  • Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille, or Talboks- och punktskriftsbiblioteket. (Official site)

The Swedish Language Council (Svenska språknämnden) is the primary regulatory body for the advancement and cultivation of the Swedish language. ...

Film, artists and heritage

  • Swedish Film Institute. (Official site)
  • Swedish Arts Grants Committee, or Konstnärsnämnden. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Heritage Board, or Riksantikvarieämbetet. (Official site)

Media

  • Swedish Television for the Deaf, or Dövas TV. (Official site)
  • Swedish Broadcasting Commission, or Granskningsnämnden för radio och TV. (Official site)
  • Nordicom. (Official site)
  • Swedish Press Subsidies Council, or Presstödsnämnden. (Official site)
  • Swedish Radio and TV Authority, or Radio-och TV-verket. (Official site)
  • Swedish Council on Media Violence, or Rådet mot skadliga våldsskildringar (Våldsskildringsrådet).
  • Swedish National Board of Film Classification, or Statens biografbyrå. (Official site)
  • Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, or Sveriges Radio AB. (Official site)
  • Sveriges Television. (Official site)
  • Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company, or Sveriges Utbildningsradio AB. (Official site)
  • Swedish Talking Newspapers Council, or Taltidningsnämnden. (Official site)
  • Teracom. (Official site)

Granskningsnämnden för radio och TV (GRN, in English Swedish Broadcasting Commission) is a Swedish government agency formed in 1994 that enforces the official rules of broadcasting for radio and TV. If the agency concludes that a show has broken the rules it issues a fine. ... Sveriges Radio (SR) - Swedish Radio Ltd - is Swedens national publicly-funded radio broadcaster. ... Sveriges Television (SVT) is a national publicly-funded television broadcaster based in Sweden. ... Sveriges Utbildningsradio (UR) — the Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company — is a public-service corporation dedicated to serving the needs of the Swedish general public by providing educational programming on radio and television. ... Teracom is a terrestrial broadcast service company owned by the Swedish government. ...

Museums and exhibitions

  • Swedish Museum of Architecture, or Arkitekturmuseet. (Official site)
  • Bildmuseet. (Official site)
  • Millesgården, or Carl och Olga Milles Lidingöhem. (Official site)
  • Swedish Dance Museum, or Dansmuseet. (Official site)
  • Drottningholm Theatre Museum, or Drottningholms teatermuseum. (Official site)
  • Kiruna Centre for Conservation of Cultural Property, or Föremålsvård i Kiruna. (Official site)
  • Jewish Museum of Sweden, or Judiska museet.
  • Royal Swedish Armoury, or Livrustkammaren. (Official site)
  • Skokloster Castle, or Skoklosters slott. (Official site)
  • Hallwyl Museum, or Hallwylska museet. (Official site)
  • Swedish Modern Museum, or Moderna museet. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Museum of Fine Arts, or Nationalmuseum '. (Official site)
  • Prince Eugen's Waldemarsudde, or Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. (Official site)
  • Swedish Museum of Natural History, or Naturhistoriska riksmuseet. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Museum of Cultural History, or Nordiska museet. (Official site)
  • Swedish Travelling Exhibitions, or Riksutställningar. (Official site)
  • Rooseum. (Official site)
  • Röhss Museum, or Röhsska museet. (Official site)
  • Skansen. (Official site)
  • Swedish Army Museum, or Statens försvarshistoriska museer. (Official site)
  • Swedish Museum of National Antiquities, or Statens historiska museer. (Official site) (Official site)
  • Swedish National Museums of World Culture, or Statens museer för världskultur. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Collections of Music, or Statens musiksamlingar. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Maritime Museums, or Statens sjöhistoriska museer. (Official site)
  • Strindberg Museum, or Strindbergsmuseet. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology, or Tekniska museet. (Official site)
  • Thiel Gallery, or Thielska galleriet. (Official site)
  • Zorn Collections, or Zornsamlingarna. (Official site)
  • Museum of Work, or Arbetets museum.

The Drottningholm Palace Theatre, or Drottningholms Slottsteater, is an opera house located located at Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Swedish Nationalmuseum, seen across the water from the Royal Castle in Stockholm. ... Waldemarsudde, the scenic home of the Swedish Prince Eugen is situated close to central Stockholm at Södra DjurgÃ¥rden. ... The Swedish Museum of Natural History (in Swedish Naturhistoriska riksmuseet), in Stockholm, was founded in 1819 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, but goes back to the collections acquired mostly through donations by the Academy since its foundation in 1739. ... The Röhss Museum (Swedish: Röhsska museet för konsthantverk och design, earlier name Röhsska konstslöjdsmuseet) in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a museum focused on design and applied art. ... Winter view of Skogaholm Manor, moved to Skansen from Närke Hand-coloured postcard of Skansen, ca 1900 Skansen is an open air museum and zoo located on the island DjurgÃ¥rden in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Swedish Museum of National Antiquities (Historiska museet) is a museum located in Stockholm, Sweden that is responsible for Swedish cultural history and art from the Stone Age to the 16th century. ... The Strindberg Museum (Swedish Strindbergsmuseet) is located in the last dwelling of the writer August Strindberg, in the house he nicknamed the Blue Tower (BlÃ¥ tornet) on Drottninggatan 85, at the corner of Drottninggatan and Tegnérgatan on Norrmalm, Stockholm. ... The Zorn Collections, or Zornsamlingarna, is a Swedish state museum, located in Mora, dedicated to preserving the works by painter Anders Zorn. ... The Museum of Work, or Arbetets museum, is a museum located in Norrköping, Sweden. ...

Theatre, dance och music

  • House of Dance, or Dansens Hus. (Official site)
  • Royal Swedish Theatre, or Dramaten. (Official site)
  • Royal Swedish Academy of Music, or Musikaliska akademien.
  • Royal Swedish Opera (Official site)
  • Swedish National Touring Theatre, or Riksteatern. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Concert Institute, or Svenska rikskonserter. (Official site)

The Royal Swedish Academy of Music or , founded in 1771 by King Gustav III, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... The Royal Swedish Opera, as seen from the southwest The Royal Swedish Opera, or Kungliga Operan, is the national stage for opera in Sweden. ...

Religious communities

  • Swedish Commission for State Grants to Religious Communities, or Samarbetsnämnden för statsbidrag till trossamfund.

Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communications

  • Swedish Work Environment Authority, or Arbetsmiljöverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Institute for Working Life, or Arbetslivsinstitutet. (Official site)
  • Swedish Employment Services, Arbetsmarknadsverket, Arbetsmarknadsstyrelsen, or Länsarbetsnämnderna. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Rail Administration, or Banverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Electrical Safety Board, or Elsäkerhetsverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Rural Development Agency, or Glesbygdsverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish Government Seamen's Service, or Handelsflottans kultur- och fritidsråd (HKF). (Official site)
  • Swedish Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation, or Institutet för arbetsmarknadspolitisk utvärdering. (Official site)
  • Swedish Institute for Growth Policy Studies, or Institutet för tillväxtpolitiska studier. (Official site)
  • Swedish Ombudsman for Equal Opportunities, or Jämställdhetsombudsmannen (JämO). (Official site)
  • Swedish Competition Authority, or Konkurrensverket. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Mediation Office, or Medlingsinstitutet. (Official site)
  • Swedish Patent and Registration Office, or Patent- och registreringsverket (PRV). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Post and Telecom Agency, or Post- och telestyrelsen (PTS). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Public Transport Agency, or Rikstrafiken. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Space Board, or Rymdstyrelsen. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Board of Forestry, or Skogsvårdsstyrelsen. (Official site)
  • Swedish National Energy Administration, or Statens energimyndighet (STEM). (Official site)
  • Swedish Institute for Transport and Communications Analysis, or Statens institut för kommunikationsanalys (SIKA). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, or Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut (VTI). (Official site)
  • Swedish Geological Survey, or Sveriges geologiska undersökning (SGU). (Official site)
  • Swedish Tourist Authority, or Turistdelegationen. (Official site)
  • Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, or Verket för innovationssystem (Vinnova). (Official site)
  • Swedish Business Development Agency, or Verket för näringslivsutveckling (NUTEK). (Official site)
  • Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technological Development (NUTEK).
  • Swedish National Road Administration, or Vägverket. (Official site)

The Swedish National Space Board, or Rymdstyrelsen is a Swedish government agency. ...

Enterprises

The Swedish Civil Aviation Administration, or Luftfartsverket is a Swedish Government Agency, which regulates and oversees all aspects of aviation in Sweden. ...

Courts

  • Swedish Labour Court, or Arbetsdomstolen. (Official site)
  • Swedish Patent Court, or Patentbesvärsrätten.

Remaining ministries

  • Government agencies reporting to the Ministry of the Environment

See also: List of Swedish government enterprises, Government of Sweden This is a list of Swedish government owned companies: Wholly Owned Akademiska Hus Apoteket Green Cargo Göta kanal LKAB Posten Samhall SJ SBAB Sveaskog Swedish Space Corporation Systembolaget Teracom Vasakronan AB (through Civitas Holding AB) Vattenfall V&S Group Shared ownership Nordea (18,2%) OMX AB (9,5%) SAS (21... Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. ...


 
 

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