Visit Skellefteå sustainability strategy is connected to the development strategy Skellefteå 2030 and the long-term overall goals for the destination. The strategy describes how the tourism industry and the DMO should proceed towards 2030 to contribute to the overall goals for the destination. The development must be sustainable and focusing on what is best for the inhabitants. The starting point is the vision” A sustainable place for a better everyday life”.
Skellefteå is a sustainable destination that takes responsibility for future generations. There is a drive and a will to constantly evolve, and we do it with respect for our environment, our inhabitants, and our assets.
Skellefteå offers many of the great benefits of being a sustainable destination with access to 100% renewable energy, close proximity to nature, and companies at the forefront of recycling, automatization, electrification, and green building techniques. 7,174 km, Skellefteå is Sweden's largest coastal municipality in terms of area. Just over 75,000 inhabitants live here. The city, the cultural area and nature form a diversity of environments. Changing seasons and varied climates create unique experiences. Here is a strong industrial tradition that has gradually developed into new sustainable industries and here is also a Sami cultural-historical landscape. In Skellefteå, we think sustainably - in research and around wooden houses, in energy supply and biogas production, in mining as a prerequisite for battery production, in the creative industries and in the IT sector. With Northvolt's battery factory our green flight academy and our airport as test bed for electric-powered commuter aviation new sustainable solutions will also emerge and spread to the world.
Skellefteå's sustainable event program aims to strengthen the destination as a sustainable event and meeting destination and to create an atmosphere of an attractive, visionary and equal place. Targeted priorities:
The event organizer makes sustainable choices in relation to economic, social och environmental sustainability.
The organizer aims to influence visitors to make sustainbale choices
The organizer communicates sustainable initiatives to visitors and partners
The event has a diversity perspective in consideration
The event is accessible for everyone.
The event gives young and volounteers a documented competence development
The event helps to broaden and develop competence and knowledge of organizers
The event increases cooperation between individuals, institutions, companies and organisations in the regions.
The event organizer works towards an event of high quality
The organizer presents a realistic budget with possibilities to a long-term development.
Skellefteå, as part of the EU Region Övre Norrland tops the list of EU’s social progress index. Skellefteå grows with new competences, businesses and industries which secure the jobs and welfare of tomorrow. Our society is inclusive and benefits from all individuals. We create an attractive place together. Skellefteå offers a better everyday life for all. Closeness and simplicity bring the puzzle of life together. A strong welfare, a growing labour market and the fact that the countryside and city are connected offer safety, tranquillity, faith in the future and exciting development possibilities
Everyone is welcomed into our community where trust, courage and openness go hand in hand.