Politics & Decisions
Region Örebro County is a democratically governed authority. It is responsible for planning and providing all health care, financing privately-run health care and for levying taxes on county residents. It is also responsible for promoting regional growth and a sustainable development for the whole county.
Region Örebro County Regional Assembly
The Assembly is Region Örebro Countys highest governing body and the only elected parliament in the county.
County residents elect the 71 members of the Assembly, who represent various political parties, every four years. The majority of those elected serve in their spare time and only a few are full-time politicians.
Each year Region Örebro County Regional Assembly decides the county tax rate. The Assembly sets guidelines for Region Örebro County activities, determines the economic framework and adopts the budget.
The Assembly holds six meetings a year, all open to the public. Between these meetings, politicians work in committees that prepare issues for later decisions.
Region Örebro County Regional Executive Board
The Executive Board leads and coordinates Region Örebro Countys activities. The 15 members of the Executive Board are appointed by Region Örebro County Assembly from the political majority and the opposition parties. All issues raised by the Assembly have first been prepared by Region Örebro County Regional Executive Board.
The specialist committes
Specialist committes report to the the Executive Board. They are tasked with implementing and improving Region Örebro County activities and services. The main committes are:
- Community Planning Commitee (also regional public transport authority).
- Regional Growth Commitee.
Region Örebro County is a democratic organisation and complies with the Swedish Principle of Public Access. This means citizens have a right to read public documents and access information about Region Örebro Countys activities.
All residents of the county also have the right to submit citizens’ motions to Region Örebro County Regional Assembly. These motions are prepared and handled in the same way as motions by elected members of the Assembly.