On January 1st, the government’s new anti-segregation agency kicks off. The Delegation against Segregation aims to reduce and counter segregation in Sweden with a SEK 225 million budget.
Radio Sweden spoke with the soon-to-be director of the agency, Inger Ashing. She disagrees with critics that say the authority will just create more bureaucracy.
“There is a lot of different actors – civil society, different national authorities, different municipalities,” she said. “But there is no one actually responsible for trying to gather all these actors and to build the capacity between them…There is a space where my authority will be highly needed.”