In Älvkarleby, we explore ideas about how we, as part of the Nedre Dalälven Biosphere Reserve, can create a sustainable relationship between humankind and nature. There is a long tradition in Älvkarleby of research, primarily in fishing and fishery conservation, where the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a major actor, combined with new and exciting research projects such as Vattenfall’s Laxelerator.
Älvkarleby also works for local sustainability with social integration. As part of this work, the Municipality teamed up with the Swedish Public Employment Service and Country Administrative Board to launch the Anthea project. This project, aimed at helping foreign-born women enter the labour market, has shown very good results.