The Regional Development Council gathers the county’s resources in regional politics into an effective democratically controlled organisation, with the purpose of improving conditions for sustainable growth and to contribute to the best possible quality of life throughout the whole Örebro County. The Social Welfare Unit aims at supporting the different local authorities in the Örebro region in their work to improve the quality of their services with particular focus on social protection for children and young people.
The World Organisation for Early Childhood Education (OMEP) is an international non-governmental and non-profit organisation which defends and promotes the rights of the child with special emphasis on the right to education and care worldwide and supports activities which improve accessibility to high quality education and care. OMEP is currently established in over 70 countries, it has special consultative status with UN and UNICEF and is represented at the meeting of other international organisations with similar aims.
Thomas Hammarberg is the EU Special Adviser on Constitutional and Legal Reform and Human Rights in Georgia and UN Senior Expert on Human Rights in Transnisstria. Thomas Hammarberg held the post of Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in Strasbourg from April 2006 to March 2012. Prior to this he was Secretary General of the Stockholm-based Olof Palme International Center (2002-05), Ambassador of the Swedish Government on Humanitarian Affairs (1994-2002), the Secretary General of the NGO Save the Children Sweden (1986-92) and Secretary General of Amnesty International (1980-86). Thomas Hammarberg received on behalf of Amnesty International the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977.
The Association for Promotion of Family Centers gathers and provides support to the family centers in order to promote cooperation between them. The Association aims at promoting child health, developing working methods that strengthen parents’ skills and raising awareness among decision makers about the value of health promotion and prevention efforts.
The Department of Social Services of Halmstad is responsible for assisting children, youth families and people with drug and alcohol problems and individuals with different types of disabilities. In addition, the Department performs preventive and outreach work.