The City Council has descided that Malmö shall persue the work with social sustainability to decrease the differences of public health in the city. The descision is founded upon the propositions of the Commission of a Social Sustainable Malmö and the input from about 70 different referral bodies.
The fact that inhabitants in parts of Malmö have seven year shorter life expectancy than others, has been known for decades. The reason for these large differences in health are that many lacs the basic qualifications for good health such as jobs, good education, acceptable living conditions and economic and social ressources.
The mission of the commission
The mission of the commission was to provide a scientific base for how health can be improved for all citizens, and especially for the most vulnerable.
The commission was politically independant and conscited of 14 commissionaries of resarchers from different parts of the country and persons with a unique competence about Malmö. Each commissionary was responsable for one field and had access to a group of persons with different kinds of knowledge from that field.
The commisson ended it's work in March 2013 with handing the final report over to the municipal assembly, that in 2014 descided to continue the work on the base of the recommendations and propositions of the commission.
Assignment of investigation and the ongoing work
An assignment for investigation of the further work for a social sustainable development in Malmö has been issued by the City Council. Work is currently ongoing in all the city’s departments on inclusion, citizen dialogue and collaborations with NGO:s and the civil community.
Place: Town Hall
Length: 45 minutes
Type of study visit: lecture.
Target group: Municipalities, cities, NGO:s and politicians, that work with social sustainability.
Maximum number of visitors: 25 persons