About Mälardalsrådet

The Council for the Stockholm Mälar Region is a member’s organisation for County councils and municipalities in the Stockholm Metropolitan Area.

Welcome to The Council for the Stockholm Mälar Region

The Council serves as a platform for municipalities and county councils in the Stockholm Mälar Region but also to an increasing extent for collaboration between the politics, the business sector and the academia. The Council promotes common strategic goals within infrastructure and transport, as well as knowledge and skills development for a more sustainable, internationally competitive and attractive Stockholm Mälar Region.

The Council was established in 1992 by regional politicians, for closer cooperation between the regions and municipalities of the Stockholm Mälar region. Today the Council has 56 municipalities and five regions as members, and eight associate members.

The secretariat is led by Secretary General Ms. Maria Nimvik Stern.

International learning & benchmarking

& skills

& Infrastructure

Facts & figures

  • 43 % of the Swedish population live in the region – that is 4,3 million inhabitants.
  • 49 % of the Swedish GDP is created in the region.
  • 48 % of the companies in the country are located here.
  • The Stockholm Mälar Region is the biggest labour market in Sweden, 45 % of the work opportunities in the country are here.
  • 29 out of 48 Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs) are located in the region.
  • 45 % of the 25-64-year-olds in the region have post-secondary education.
  • The region accounted for 51 % of population growth in Sweden 2012-2017.
  • The region accounted for 52 % of housing construction in Sweden 2012-2017.
  • In total, goods are exported to the value of 530 billion SEK from the region.
  • 8 out of 10 train trips in Sweden begin or end in Stockholm. The region is a vital part of the infrastructure and transport system in Sweden.