Governance - Sweden

The table below aims at gathering the administrative and governmental bodies of Sweden, which are responsible for digital public administration policies and interoperability policies. 



Ministry of Infrastructure

In January 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructure was established. The Ministry of Infrastructure is responsible for matters relating to infrastructure, digital policy, post and energy. The Ministry is supported by the Digital Society Division. The Minister responsible for digital development is Mr. Khashayar Farmanbar, Minister for Energy and Digital Development.

Khashayar Farmanbar

Khashayar Farmanbar

Minister for Energy and Digital Development



Agency for Digital Government

In 2018, the Agency for Digital Government (DIGG) was established to serve as hub for the digitisation of the public sector. The primary objective is to improve the coordination of public sector digitisation and support it at the central, regional and local levels. The agency is also responsible, inter alia, for eIdentification, eInvoicing, digital post, web accessibility, digital infrastructure for information exchange, and promotion of access to and usability of public data. DIGG is also the Swedish National Coordinator for the Single Digital Gateway, as defined in Article 28 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1724.

In the budget bill for 2021 and 2022, the Swedish government decided to set aside funds annually for the growth of a common public sector digital infrastructure. The funds are at the disposal of DIGG and can be used by cooperating parties to intensify the work.

Swedish eHealth Agency

The Swedish eHealth Agency (E-hälsomyndigheten) was established in 2014. The agency is responsible for registers and IT-services relating to the management of prescriptions, supporting pharmacies’ and caregivers’ need to have access to patient-safe and cost-effective information. The agency is also responsible for coordinating the government’s initiatives concerning eHealth and to follow the overall development in the eHealth area. During the last year, the agency has been responsible for issuing the EU Digital Covid Certificates in Sweden.

Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency

The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) is responsible for issues related to civil protection, public safety, emergency management and civil defence. The MSB’s responsibilities include supporting and coordinating Swedish cyber and information security, acting as the single point of contact (SPOC) for the NIS Directive as well as issuing regulations on cybersecurity.

The MSB provides extensive support for a systematic and risk-based information security management, partly through the website The MSB is also assigned to receive reports of serious IT incidents from critical market operators (as part of the NIS Directive) as well as from governmental agencies. Based on these two kinds of reports the MSB publishes two summarizing reports on a yearly basis. Furthermore, the MSB hosts the Swedish national Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT), CERT-SE. For more information about CERT‑SE see section 5.1.4.

Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency

The National Procurement Services, a department within the central government agency called Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet), procure and manage coordinated framework agreements for the public sector in the area of ICT. The agency is mandated by the government to explore and develop ways of improving the use of electronic solutions and common standards in the public sector.

eCollaboration Programme

Government agencies that were members of the eGovernment delegation started a programme in 2015 to continue their collaboration in the digital field. The main focus of the eCollaboration Programme (eSamverkansprogrammet) is to cooperate in developing digital solutions and promote interoperability by using guidelines, sharing knowledge and best practices, and networking. The steering group is formed by the director‑generals of the member agencies. By the end of 2021, 35 government agencies had joined the eCollaboration Programme as members. The secretariat is hosted by the Swedish Pensions Agency.

Municipal Cooperation and Development

Local authorities have their own collaboration for Cooperative Use, the purpose of which is to cooperate around business development and digital services, and to exchange best practices, that way speeding up the development of eGovernment in the municipalities. Slightly more than one third of the Swedish municipalities have been collaborating for 15 years in more than 30 projects developed to identify, design and introduce common systems architecture, technical platforms and basic functions for digital services in the municipalities. They also actively share knowledge around state-of-the-art topics regarding digitisation and related change management.

Swedish Agency for Public Management

The Agency for Public Management (Statskontoret) is tasked with providing support to the government and to government bodies through analyses and evaluations of state and state-funded activities. Statskontoret sometimes conducts studies, upon the government’s request, in the field of digitalisation in order to help modernise public administration through the use of ICT.

Swedish Post and Telecom Authority

The mission of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is to ensure that everyone in Sweden has access to efficient, affordable and secure communication services. The PTS is a public agency reporting to the Ministry of Infrastructure and is managed by a board appointed by the government. The PTS is also the Swedish supervisory authority for issuers of qualified certificates to the public.

Swedish National Digitalisation Council

The Swedish National Digitalisation Council serves in an advisory role on matters of digitalisation in Sweden. In addition to its advisory function, it also provides a forum for strategic discussion between the government, and private and public representatives of various sectors of society.


CERT-SE is Sweden’s National CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) and the constituency consists of the Swedish society, including but not limited to, governmental authorities, regional authorities, municipalities, enterprises and companies.

In brief, the Ordinance states that CERT-SE shall:

  • Respond promptly when IT incidents occur by spreading information and, where needed, work on the coordination of measures, and assist in the work needed to remedy or alleviate the consequences of incidents;
  • Cooperate with authorities that have specific tasks in the field of information security; and
  • Act as Sweden’s point of contact for equivalent services in other countries, and develop cooperation and information exchanges with them.

CERT-SE is certified by the Trusted Introducer Service and fulfils the expectations relating to a national Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) in the NIS Directive.

National Centre for Cybersecurity

The government has commissioned four government agencies - the National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA), the Swedish Armed Forces, the MSB and the Swedish Security Service - to establish a national cybersecurity centre by 2020. The national cybersecurity centre aims to strengthen and increase national capacity to prevent, detect and manage cyberattacks and other cyberincidents that risk damaging Sweden’s security. The activities in the centre will be developed gradually and expand over a five-year period in order to have full effect in 2025. The goal in the long run is to:

  • Compile joint analyses and promote overall situational awareness regarding threats and vulnerabilities;
  • Disseminate information between participating authorities and other actors; and
  • Coordinate work in the event of cyberincidents, including cyberattacks.

AI Sweden

AI Sweden is the national centre for applied artificial intelligence, jointly funded by the Swedish government and several public and private partners. Its mission is to accelerate the use of AI for the benefit of society, competitiveness, and for everyone living in Sweden. To achieve this, AI Sweden runs projects of national interest in areas such as information-driven healthcare, AI solutions for the Swedish language, data-driven journalism, and AI to help tackle climate change. It also provides targeted training for our partners and the general public.

Innovation Centre

In order to ensure continuous harmony between the latest technological developments in the financial sector and regulatory requirements, Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen) launched in March 2018 the Innovation Centre. This is the first point of contact for businesses that are uncertain about the rules and principles that govern innovations. The centre also acts as a catalyst for testing new business ideas and how these may fit in the regulatory framework. While the Finansinspektionen has no explicit goal in promoting innovations such as blockchain technology, it is based on the principle that regulation and supervision should not constitute an obstacle to developments in the financial sector, provided that consumers and investors alike are protected.

Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection

The Swedish Authority for Privacy Protection is a supervisory authority under the GDPR and the Data Protection Directive. It also supplements and implements the Data Protection Act (2018:218).

The Swedish Authority for Data Protection is also Sweden’s national supervisory authority for the processing of personal data under the Schengen Convention, e.g. the convention on the EU’s customs information systems, the decision of the Council on the establishment of the EU Agency for law enforcement cooperation (Europol), the Regulation concerning the Visa Information System (VIS Regulation) and the Regulation on the establishment of EURODAC (EURODAC Regulation).

Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

In 2007, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities (SALAR) and the Federation of Swedish County Councils (FCC) formed a joint federation, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR). SALAR is an organisation that represents and advocates for local government in Sweden. All of Sweden’s municipalities and regions are members of SALAR.


Inera coordinates the development and management of joint digital solutions in regions and municipalities. Inera is a company owned by regions and municipalities, as well as SALAR. The company has the aim of developing joint digital solutions that will help to streamline regions and municipalities’ operations.