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The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland is a Swedish national authority. We are a link between people and the municipalities of Västra Götaland on the one hand, and between the government, Parliament and national authorities on the other. Because of this, we have a unique position in the democratic system.
Sweden is divided into twenty-one counties; each county has a County Administrative Board and a county governor. The County Administrative Board is a coordinating national authority with supervisory responsibilities. We are also a public service authority and can hear appeals.
The County Administrative Board is the most versatile of Sweden’s authorities; our issues and our competence cover the entire social span. We have lawyers, biologists, architects, foresters, engineers, public relations officers, archaeologists, veterinarians, sociologists, economists and many others.
Our aims are to provide good service with open accountability that is based on the rule of law. Changes in society are resulting in increasing demands for accountability and accessibility. The County Administrative Board are developing services that help private persons and organisations to carry out their tasks regardless of time and place.