Info region Sogn og Fjordane 2005 English
Sogn og Fjordane –
a county rich in natural,
human and cultural
From Europe to Sogn og Fjordane
107 000 inhabitants –
constituting 2,4% of the
population of Norway.
18 634 sq km –covering
5,8% av the area of
Florø, Førde, Måløy and
the ”booktown” of
Vision and Goals
County Plan 2005 – 2008
Life quality and growth in Sogn og Fjordane
To maintain the present level of population
and settlement in the county
Is different from the rest of Norway:
More people employed in agriculture
More people employed in manufacturing
Less people employed in finance, business,
trade and service
Reduced employment in agriculture and
Too few people employed in service
To back traditional trade and industry
To develop new services built on the natural
and cultural resources of the county
The County Plan 2005-2008
Two topics - seven prioritized areas
Growth and creativity in
Small-scale communities and businesses
Fish farming and fisheries
Business, trade, and services
Democracy and participation
Assets and Strategies
Strong local identity based on common
history and cultural heritage.
Good residential environments for young and
A tradition for voluntary communal work
and many and active volunteer organisations
Good knowledge of using and taking care of
A tradition for mastering many trades
A traditionally flexible labour force.
Assets and Strategies
To initiate a culture of enterprise
To find ways and means to support and back
new enterprise and readjustment processes
Continued focus on the schools as an arena for development of entrepreneurship
International orientation of trade and industry
To solve international tasks through cooperation based on knowledge and good
Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune politisk organisering
Nils R Sandal
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Key Figures on Political
The county employs 1400 persons in
all 26 municipalities in Sogn og
Seat of County administration:
Leikanger – 2200 inhabitants
Euro 150 million
Key Figures of Business and Trade in 2004
Regional development – close to 74 mill. kr
Trade measures - through ”Innovasjon Norge”
35,9 mill. kr.
Readjustment measures in local municipalities
Municipal trade funds
3,4 mill. Kr.
Financial support of the Regional Trade Boards 1,45 mill kr.
Financing of the programs
Transport - More than 320 mill. kr
87 mill. kr.
Subsidising of public transport
205 mill. kr.
Administration - circa 95 mill. kr
Administration and joint spending of the County
Dental Health - 48.5 mill.kr
43 510 people are treated per year, that is 41% of the
population of the county
Of these 31 312 are prioritized clients.
Education - 514,9 mill kr.
The school - year of 2004-2005:
15 upper secondary schools
4267 students - 3873 with priorites.
331 students signed apprenticeship contracts
464 students will take apprenticeship
277 students are subject to special education.
34 students applied for adjusted on-the-job training.
344 applied for adult education
277 started on educational programs specially adjusted
767 external candidates registered for public
examination – a total of 1212 exams
Culture - 34,1 mill.kr
Support and further development of
more than 30 cultural projects
16,0 mill. kr. distributed to sport grounds
and recreation areas.
3,6 mil.kr. granted the museums in the
The program ” The Cultural School
Bag”has given 15 500 pupils in all the
municipalities of the county the opportunity to
experience a wide range of professional
cultural performances and activities.
5,7 mill. kr. in grants to the volunteer
The Folk- music festival in Førde and
Country- music festival in Gloppen are
Traffic safety programs initiated by the County Municipality
in addition to local programs at most schools
The prevention of alcohol and drug abuse - an area of special
commitment i all schools.
The County Council for Young People - established to take care
of young people’s interests and promote participation and
interest in public affairs
Municipal Board for Young People - established in all local
municipalities in the county.
Young People`s Cultural Performance - 500 young people
contributed to the final performance
”Safely home for 50 kroner”, and other local arrangements of
safe transportation for young people are well established
”The teenager card” now extended to include 15-year- olds