The project aims at visualising and analysing 32 regional development goals of Region Värmland, a county organisation located in mid-Western Sweden.
In Sweden, each county organisation needs a development strategy for the region’s development. In November 2013, Region Värmland passed the Värmland Strategy (Värmlandsstrategin), a programme with the aim of measuring the current developments of the county. The strategy consists of 33 quantitative, measurable goals within the spheres of culture, climate, environment, transport, infrastructure, gender balances, public health, education and economic development with 2020 as target year.
Nordregio will compile, process, analyse statistical data of 32 of the 33 goals of the Värmland Strategy and produce maps, charts, tables and written analyses. The current situation for Region Värmland is to be visualised and compared to the developments in other Swedish regions (län) as well as to the national average. The historical development, in the form of time series from year 2000 up to today, will also be included in the visualisation. The study will thus present Region Värmland’s current state of its regional development, as well as how the region is proceeding towards the 2020 targets.
Nordregio has a long tradition of measuring and visualising regional development trends, both within a Nordic regional context, like in this case, or regional territorial monitoring within a broader European framework, such as the current projects of ESPON BSR-TeMo, ESPON ITAN and ESPON ETMS.