Civil society and sport
Civil society refers to the arena – separate from the state, the market and the individual household – in which people come together to take collective action around shared interests. Civil society includes networks, non-profit organisations and registered faith communities. The Government’s policy for civil society provides opportunities to create organisations, receive state aid and encourage people to become involved and conduct activities. Sports policy forms a specific part of the policy for civil society.
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Gender equality initiatives in the Spring Budget for 2021
The Government has proposed gender equality initiatives in the Spring Budget for 2021. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Emergency support and incentives to sport
The Government proposes allocating an additional SEK 1.02 billion to mitigate the economic impact of the spread of COVID-19, to facilitate a restart of activities once the situation allows and to contribute to gender-equal and equitable sports activities. The proposal is based on an agreement between the government parties, the Centre Party and the Liberal Party.
Sweden pushes for economic gender equality
On 8 March, International Women’s Day, a stakeholder meeting was held at which Minister for Gender Equality Märta Stenevi and Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde met with more than 40 civil society organisations to get input for Sweden’s engagement in a global action coalition on economic gender equality.
Government intensifies efforts against men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression
Preventing and combating men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression is a highly prioritised issue for the Government. By adopting decision on the appropriation directions for 2021, the Government has allocated SEK 240 million to efforts combating violence and given several government agencies assignments in this area. Several assignments will focus on stopping honour-related violence and oppression. An additional SEK 130 million has also been allocated to the county administrative boards and municipalities to support efforts to combat violence. Several anti-violence initiatives are expected in 2021, with additional funds earmarked for this purpose.
Maximum of eight people permitted at public gatherings and events
The Government has decided that as a general rule, it is now prohibited to organise public gatherings and events with more than eight participants. The aim is to counter the spread of COVID-19.
SEK 100 million to support particularly socially vulnerable people and combat isolation among the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic
The Government, the Centre Party and the Liberals are proposing an investment of SEK 100 million in civil society to strengthen associations and organisations working to support the most vulnerable in society during the coronavirus crisis. It is proposed that SEK 50 million be assigned to help people in particularly vulnerable situations, while the remaining SEK 50 million is to combat isolation among elderly people.
MUCF tasked with distributing information to civil society about the coronavirus
The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society (MUCF) is being commissioned to compile and disseminate essential information to organisations within civil society during the current crisis resulting from the new coronavirus.
NOD to help coordinate civil society in response to the new coronavirus
The national body for dialogue and consultation between Government and civil society (NOD), has been tasked with helping coordinate civil society’s initiatives in response to the new coronavirus.
SEK 1 billion to culture and sport as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 virus
The cultural sector and sports movement will receive an extra SEK 1 billion in support due to the economic consequences affecting these sectors as a result of the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Ordinance on a prohibition against holding public gatherings and events
On 11 March, the Government adopted an ordinance on a prohibition against holding public gatherings and events.