Info region Sogn og Fjordane 2005 English

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Info region Sogn og Fjordane 2005 English
Sogn og Fjordane –
a county rich in natural,
human and cultural
resources.
From Europe to Sogn og Fjordane
Population:
107 000 inhabitants –
constituting 2,4% of the
population of Norway.
Area:
18 634 sq km –covering
5,8% av the area of
Norway
Cities:
Florø, Førde, Måløy and
the ”booktown” of
Fjærland
Vision and Goals
County Plan 2005 – 2008
Vision
Life quality and growth in Sogn og Fjordane
Goal
To maintain the present level of population
and settlement in the county
Industrial Structure
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
Challenges:
‰ Reduced employment in agriculture and
manufacturing
‰ Too few people employed in service
industries
Means:
‰ 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
‰ Marine activities
‰ Fish farming and fisheries
‰ Business, trade, and services
Living conditions
‰ Public health
‰ Young people
‰ Democracy and participation
Assets and Strategies
Assets
‰ Strong local identity based on common
history and cultural heritage.
‰ Good residential environments for young and
old
‰ A tradition for voluntary communal work
and many and active volunteer organisations
‰ Good knowledge of using and taking care of
local resources
‰ A tradition for mastering many trades
‰ A traditionally flexible labour force.
Assets and Strategies
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
contacts.
Sogn og Fjordane fylkeskommune politisk organisering
Fylkestinget
37 representantar
Nils R Sandal
fylkesordførar
Kontrollutvalet
Fylkesutvalet
som og har funksjon som
bygge-og eigedomsutval,
likestillingsutval,
sektoransvar for
tannhelsetenesta og
klagenemnd
9 medlemmer
Hovudutval
for samferdsle
Hovudutval
for opplæring
9 medlemmer
9 medlemmer
Hovudutval
for plan og
næring
9 medlemmer
Hovudutval
for kultur
9 medlemmer
Key Figures on Political
Administration
The county employs 1400 persons in
all 26 municipalities in Sogn og
Fjordane
Seat of County administration:
Leikanger – 2200 inhabitants
Balance 2004:
Euro 150 million
Administration
Education
Dental health
Regional development
Culture
95,7 mill.kr.
514,9 mill.kr.
48,5 mill.kr.
327,0 mill.kr.
34,1 mill.kr.
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
4,5 mill.kr.
‰ Municipal trade funds
3,4 mill. Kr.
‰ Financial support of the Regional Trade Boards 1,45 mill kr.
‰ Financing of the programs
22.5 mill.kr
Transport - More than 320 mill. kr
‰ County roads
87 mill. kr.
‰ Subsidising of public transport
205 mill. kr.
Administration - circa 95 mill. kr
‰ Supervisory bodies
‰ Political government
‰ Administration and joint spending of the County
municipality
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
examinations.
‰ 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
to adults.
‰ 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
county.
‰ 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
organisations
‰ The Folk- music festival in Førde and
Country- music festival in Gloppen are
important events
Young People
‰ 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

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