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Gothenburg Region's Association of Local Authorities was set up at the initiative of 13 municipalities that chose  to work together and colaborate on matters of mutal interest and benefit. Its primary focus is development projects, government assignments, and research in a number of areas including social welfare.

Areas of Intervention

  • Children and young people
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Homeless
  • Older people 
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Unemployed people
  • Public Health
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Recipients of care
  • Foster care        

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Promoting co-operation across the 13 member municipalities
  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience
  • Capacity building and training
  • Training of social welfare workforce
  • Research and development
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Influence legislation
  • Maintaining networks for managers and social workers
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
  • Role of the social worker
The Goteborg Region Association of Local Authorities