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, organisation, carry out and follow-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.
Developing activities with refugee guides and family contacts
Municipalities can apply for grants to strengthen and develop their work with refugee guides and family connections. The grants can, among other things, be used for creating networks and support language learning.
The reception and settlement of newly arrived persons
The County Administrative Board, the Swedish Migration Agency and the municipalities share the responsibility for the reception and settlement of newly arrived persons.
Every year, children arrive in Sweden to seek asylum. Most of them are accompanied by their parents, but there are also those who arrive without a parent or other guardian. These children and adolescents are included in the term unaccompanied. The County Administrative Board coordinates the reception of unaccompanied children with a focus on developing regional collaboration. We also work to promote the municipalities’ preparedness and capacity to receive unaccompanied children.