Municipality of Vänersborg


Lead partner

Vänersborg Municipality is known to be the capital of Västra Götaland Region, with approximately 40 000 inhabitants. Vänersborg municipality is located next to the largest lake in Sweden called Vänern, which provides sustainable mobility opportunities for both people and goods at sea. The labour market in Vänersborg is characterised by diversity. The international industry is combined with tourism, local small and medium-sized businesses, and qualified service production in both the private and public sectors. For the moment, the municipality is the largest employer with 3600 employees; for the moment, the unemployment rate is 10,3%. For Vänersborg municipality, the economic sectors are  represented by quality of life, security, health care and wellbeing, research and development, local administration, transport and communication, and trade. Since Vänersborg is a multidimensional city in terms of activities such as bandy, golf, ice hockey, and much more, this gives the city a significant uniqueness and opportunity to, through different aspects, work with the socioeconomic, cultural, social inclusion, and integration perspective. The city executive board has the authority to decide over the municipal budget, economy, technology, education, health care, climate, environment and culture. Every sector of activity has its own political committee, and the different departments execute decisions according to the city board and committees. The city manager is responsible for the city board and council. By participating in European cooperation, Vänersborg municipality will increase the attractiveness of the city and draw attention to businesses, education, culture, and tourism not only locally but regionally, nationally, and internationally as well.The municipality’s vision is “The municipality of Vänersborg—attractive and durable in all its aspects, throughout life.” 

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