The City of Gothenburg

Gothenburg - An open, multicultural and growing city

Strategic location

The Gothenburg region is right at the epicentre of Scandinavia and the Baltic States, and the gateway to a market of 190 million people. 70% of Scandinavia's total industrial capacity is located within a 500-km radius of the Gothenburg region and 30% of Swedish foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg

Centre for School Development, The City of Gothenburg
Our commission is to support, stimulate, initiate and challenge development in preschool, elementary school, high school and adult education in the City of Gothenburg.

Examples of our area of activities are student health, equal treatment, diversity and education research.

Gothenburg is the core and growth engine of the Gothenburg region and Region Västra Götaland. It is home to a variety of strong industries and Scandinavia's largest port. Thus international contacts, new influences and new people are, and always have been, a strength for Gothenburg. Today 23 percent of the people living in Gothenburg were born outside of Sweden. The most common countries of origin are Iraq and Iran, followed by Finland, Bosnia & Hercegovina, the former Yugoslavia, Poland, Somalia, Turkey, China and Norway, and many other countries.

Reducing the gap between people from different walks of life and striving for greater equality in living standards to create a more socially sustainable city is a focus area for the whole city, politicians and officials alike. As Gothenburg grows, there are increasing demands on a long-term dialogue with citizens to create a shared idea of how the city will develop. Collaboration with the business sector and other players is also crucial. All of us who live and work in Gothenburg have a shared responsibility to contribute to a fairer, more sustainable city and world – economically, socially and environmentally.