EU / International


Photo: Sergio Joselovsky

The importance of the surrounding world, and to what extent it affects us, is increasing. Västra Götaland is therefore active on the international arena by influencing policy making, collaborating with external partners, monitoring relevant policy and information and promoting our region.

Our mission is to increase the awareness of Västra Götaland, and the aim is to create:

  • A greater influence for the region in policy making processes
  • New collaborations and partnerships
  • More resources for the region

An active region

Region Västra Götaland is an active member of different regional organisations and networks in Europe, as well as the sub-regional level around the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and in south-western Scandinavia. Our organisation is also involved in several collaboration agreements and projects.

International conferences and cultural events

A great deal of our international work is done by hosting study visits and arranging international conferences and meetings, and also by attending conferences and meeting and visiting other countries.