All inhabitants can influence the County Council through elections, use County Council services and they contribute economically by taxes. The County Council´s elected Assembly consists of 83 members. These politicians are also active as members in different boards within the County Council. The County Council Executive has 15 members.
The County Council operates within a geographical area just about the size of Belgium.
The total area of Dalarna County is more than 28 000 km2. In one form or another the County Council operates all over this area with more than 8 400 employees who give service to the county´s 278 000 inhabitants in 15 municipalities.
Healthcare and medical care
Approx. 90 percent of County Council operations is to be referred to as health care. Primary care with units in each municipalities, is the base of the county´s health care. The General Practitioner, with his/hers team takes care of basic health care, maternity welfare, child welfare, and individual prevention. There are five hospitals within the County Council for somatic care and one hospital for psychiatric care only.
Dental health care
The County Council offers all children and youth, from 0-19 years old free dental care. It´s also responsible for specialist dental care and offers dental care to adults. Dental care is performed at 28 public dental clinics and clinics for specialist care throughout the county.
The County Council is accountable for Film in Dalarna "Film i Dalarna", the regional library "Länsbibliotek Dalarna", the Mental Care Museum, "Mentalvårdsmuseet" and the exhibition "Gruvhospitalet" at Falu Copper Mine.
It provides grants to regional institutions such as the theatre "Dalateatern", the music foundation "Musik i Dalarna" and the regional museum "Dalarnas museum".
The County Council has advisors for development of arts, theatre and dance. It also stimulates the cultural life in the county by subsidies to cultural projects.
The County Council runs three Folk High Schools in Mora, Malung and Borlänge. It also runs the Falun Music Conservatory, "Musikkonservatoriet Falun" (upper secondary and adult education). The County Council runs, together with the municipality of Älvdalen, a company called "Älvdalens Utbildningscentrum AB". The company offers educational programmes for the upper secondary level and adult education in forestry, forest transports, restaurant and tourism.
It also supports educational associations and non-governmental organizations active in our county.
Since 2003 the County Council participates with the 15 municipalities in the organization Regional Cooperation Council of Dalarna, "Region Dalarna". This political organization is responsible for coordination with the work for regional development and growth in the whole county.
The County Council is one of the authorities responsible for public transport service in the county through "Dalatrafik". It also provides grants to the two airports Dala Airport and Mora-Siljan Airport.
For more information, please contact:
Dalarna County Council
S - 791 29 FALUN
Tel +46 23 49 00 00
Fax + 46 23 49 01 87