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Opportunities in Oppland Welcome to Oppland!. Opportunities in Oppland Oppland county ● Area: approx. 25.000 km2 ● Population: approx. 180.000 ● Municipalities:

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1 Opportunities in Oppland Welcome to Oppland!

2 Opportunities in Oppland Oppland county ● Area: approx km2 ● Population: approx ● Municipalities: 26 ● Regions: 6 Hadeland, Gjøvik, Lillehammer, Valdres, Midt-Gudbrandsdal, Nord-Gudbrandsdal ● Towns: 4 Lillehammer, Gjøvik, Fagernes, Otta

3 Opportunities in Oppland ● 80 % above 600 m above sea level ● Norway’s biggest lake, Mjøsa ● Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen 2469 m ● Typical inland climate ● Historically an agricultural county Geography

4 Opportunities in Oppland ● Business structure - Most SMEs -Public administration is the biggest employer -Some large compani es ● Tourism - The biggest number of cabins in Norway - Large attractions -Maihaugen -Hunderfossen Family Park -Hadeland Glass Factory -Olympic arenas -Skibladner Trade, industry and tourism

5 Opportunities in Oppland ● Festivals - The Norwegian Festival of Literature (the biggest in the Nordic area) -The Peer Gynt Festival (approx spectators) ● Traditions -Stave churches -600 protected buildings -Many archaeological findings Culture and cultural heritage

6 Opportunities in Oppland ● 2 university colleges ● 13 upper secondary education ● Special offers -NTG (The Norwegian College of Elite Sport) -Nansenskolen (Norwegian Humanistic Academy) Education

7 Opportunities in Oppland ● Communications -Roads -Railway -Airport ● Broadband Infrastructure

8 Opportunities in Oppland Three levels: ● Central government ● County Council (19) ● Municipality (430) Norwegian public administration

9 Opportunities in Oppland ● County Council – 37 elected repr. ● County Executive Board – 9 repr. ● Committees since the 2011 election: -The Education Committee -The Transport Committee -The Culture, Environment and Regional Development Committee Gro Lundby, Labour Party Chair of the County Council Parties in the County Council: ● Labour Party ● Conservative Party ● Centre Party ● Christian Democratic Party ● Liberal Party ● Socialist Left Party ● Progress Party Political organisation

10 Opportunities in Oppland County Council County Executive Board Education CommitteeTransport CommitteeCulture, Environment and Regional Development Committee County Mayor, vice-chair and committee chairs Regional representation Political organisation

11 Opportunities in Oppland Chief County Executive Group Rasmus Olav Vigrestad, CCE Terje Kind Hjalmar Solbjør CCE advisers  Information  Purchasing, law  Political secretariat  Ownership Departments  Upper secondary education – 13 schools, 4 teams, 6 career centers  Opplandstrafikk – 3 teams  Regional development – 4 teams  Culture  Cultural heritage  Dental services – 22 dental clinics  Learning team/network  Info network Teams and networks  County library  County archive  Property  ICT  Human resources  Finances  Archive (central adm.)  Service center Administrative organisation

12 Opportunities in Oppland Total: NOK Economics

13 Opportunities in Oppland ● Approx employees in total ● Approx. 200 employees in the central administration ● Oppland County Council is co- owner of approx. 25 companies Employees and ownership in the County

14 Opportunities in Oppland County responsibilities ● Upper secondary education ● Career centres, adult learning ● Regional transport ● Regional development ● Business development ● Regional planning ● Environment, energy, climate ● Tourism ● Culture ● Public health ● Cultural heritage ● Regional library ● Dental health care

15 Opportunities in Oppland ● 13 upper secondary schools ● Vocational education ● 2 folk high schools ● Career centres ● Adult learning Upper secondary education

16 Opportunities in Oppland ● Responsible for public transport ● Transport of school children ● Transport for disabled and less mobile people ● Service rides and dial-a-ride ● Transport licences Transport

17 Opportunities in Oppland ● Competence within - Regional industrial and commercial development -Environmental and social planning -Strategic transport ● Facilitate value creation, innovation and entrepreneurship ● Tourism development Regional development

18 Opportunities in Oppland ● Festivals ● Film ● Culture for children and youth ● Artist support ● Culture and business ● International relations ● Public health and sports Culture

19 Opportunities in Oppland ● Administration of national and regional cultural heritage ● Distribute financial support to protected buildings ● Distribute financial support to museums Cultural heritage

20 Opportunities in Oppland ● Children and youth 0-18 years ● Mentally disabled ● The elderly, disabled and long term ill in institutions and community nursing ● 22 clinics ● Difficult to recruit dentists because of the decentralised structure Responsible for providing free dental care to: Dental services

21 Opportunities in Oppland ● Initiate library development in the county ● Coordinate library projects ● Competence centre ● Projects -”Det sømløse bibliotek” -Author web Oppland -Learning computing in the library -Storytelling County library

22 Opportunities in Oppland ● Depot for archives that are not in daily use ● Storage of archives for 34 municipalities in Oppland and Hedmark ● Development of Kulturnett County archives

23 Opportunities in Oppland ● International strategy adopted by the County Council in June 2012 ● Active participation in European policy development ● Contribute to increased internationalisation in Oppland ● Participation in international organisations ● Bilateral cooperation agreements Internationalisation


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