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National Swedish strategic frame of reference for cohesion policy

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A national strategy for regional competitiveness, entrepreneurship and employment 2007–2013

The European cohesion policy aims to contribute towards economic and social cohesion within the EU by evening out regional differences and human inequality. The aim during the coming period of 2007–2013 is to create competitiveness and employment by safeguarding existing conditions throughout the whole of the EU and by creating opportunities for all regions to contribute towards European competitiveness. The national strategy for regional competitiveness, entrepreneurship and employment 2007–2013 should help to create competitive regions and individuals in Sweden. The government has identified the following national priorities for regional competitiveness, entrepreneurship and employment 2007–2013: Innovation and renewal, Skills supply and improved workforce supply, Accessibility and Strategic cross-border cooperation. In accordance with the European strategic guidelines for cohesion, the national strategy provides guidelines for structural fund programmes for regional competitiveness and employment 2007–2013. The strategy forms Sweden’s national strategic frame of reference for cohesion policy, which is to be implemented in Sweden via eight regional structural fund programmes and a national structural fund programme with eight regional plans.

 
 
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