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

About Mälardalsrådet
The Council for the Stockholm Mälar Region is a membership 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 politics, the business sector and 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 fifty-six municipalities and five regions as full members, as well nine associate members.

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

International learning & benchmarking

Knowledge
& skills

Transport
& Infrastructure


Facts & figures

  • 43% of the Swedish population live in the region, i.e., 4.3 million inhabitants.
  • 49% of the Swedish GDP is generated in the region.
  • 48% of the country’s companies are located here.
  • The Stockholm Mälar Region is the biggest labour market in Sweden; 45% of the work opportunities in the country are here.
  • Twenty-nine out of forty-eight Swedish higher education institutions (HEIs) are located in the region.
  • 45% of the 25-64-year-olds in the region have completed post-secondary education.
  • The region accounted for 51% of the population growth in Sweden 2012–2017.
  • The region accounted for 52% of housing construction in Sweden 2012–2017.
  • In total, goods are exported from the region at a value of 530 billion SEK.
  • Eight out of ten train trips in Sweden begin or end in Stockholm. The region is a vital part of Sweden’s infrastructure and transport system.