The Swedish Ministry of Integration and Gender Equality's has commissioned an evaluation of its initiatives to combat exclusion in municipalities and urban districts where this problem is particularly acute. The contract has gone to Sweco's specialists at analysis and evaluation.
Some 20 Swedish municipalities, from Luleå in the north to Malmö in the south, have signed a collaborative agreement with the central government to create better living conditions in urban districts where exclusion is widespread.
Sweco will evaluate how this work has been conducted, what problems have been identified, which participants have been involved and how well the processes are working. The objective is for Sweco's documentation to provide a platform for the Government's ongoing urban policy agenda.
"Today Sweco is very active in planning and development of sustainable cities and this particular project gives us a clear social perspective that will be useful in many of our other assignments around the world," says Eva Nygren, President of Sweco Sweden.
In the project, Sweco will test new evaluation methods in which the urban districts will take active part in the evaluation process and evaluate each other's efforts.
The contract is worth nearly EUR 75,000 and is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2010.
For more information contact:
The assignment will be carried out by Göran Hallin, consultant at Sweco Eurofutures, firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 73-037 07 23