Sweden: Globalisation council increases competitiveness

Sweden‘s government has established a cross-party council in order to help Sweden face globalisation. Results are expected by 2009.
"When China wants to be the world‘s factory and India the world‘s office, Sweden‘s niche can be the world‘s best laboratories and design offices," Swedish Minister of Education Lars Leijonborg says. "Sweden has not made sufficient use of the opportunities presented by globalisation. It is the government‘s hope that the council‘s work will be characterised by a commitment for Sweden that lies beyond party politics."

The members of the globalisation council represent the government (including Lars Leijonborg), both parties of the labour market, the industry, state administration and academia. The chair of the globalisation council is professor Pontus Braunerhjelm.