As of 1 January 2007, the public administration system in
The Region of
The tasks previously handled by the county authorities have now been divided up between the municipalities, the
The Region of Southern Denmark is the largest workplace in the region, employing around 25,000 people. Measured in turnover, the Region of Southern Denmark is also a true heavyweight, with an annual budget of DKK 20.3 billion. This is larger than the budget for the Danish armed forces, and the figure is also greater than the turnover of the biggest industrial companies in
From 78 municipalities to 22
The Danish municipalities have also undergone major changes as on 1st January 2007, many of them were merged. The number of municipalities in
Close working relationship
The regional authorities’ tasks are to be handled through close working relationships with the new large municipalities – and, in many cases, in collaboration with citizens, knowledge institutions, the business community and organisations. These working relationships will operate in both formal and informal forums.
The “Growth Forum” is one of the formal collaboration bodies, involving representatives from the Regional Council, municipal boards, education institutions, the business community and others. Another such forum is the “Contact Committee”, in which the mayors and the President of the Regional Council are to meet regularly.
However, the Regional Council cannot levy tax. All expenses are to be covered by the State and municipal authorities.
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