EU and international

Photo: European Commission/Tourism sector

Membership in the European Union (EU) affect us as citizens in several ways, in varying degrees. For the County Administrative Board this provides the opportunity to utilize common resources, but also to take into account common rules.

Work on the structural funds is probably the most noticeable. The most comprehensive is our work with various grants to the county's agricultural companies, but we also put a lot of time into the long-term conservation efforts and the ongoing environmental monitoring. Cooperation in various forms also takes place with countries outside the EU.

Some examples:

  • The County Administrative Board is in charge of processing, determining and inspecting the cases for EU support for agriculture and fisheries. 
  • Within the area of nature conservation there are common projects to preserve and protect endangered species and areas.
  • The EU Water Framework Directive means that we work in new ways, and our responsibilities now include drainage areas instead of counties.
  • Several County Administrative Boards have international contacts and exchanges, or participate in various collaborative projects across national borders, which in many ways benefit the development of the county.