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On 5 July 2012, the County of Gotland and its administrative division signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for continued work on the regional Digital Agenda of Gotland.
The LoI was signed by the Regional Chairman, Åke Svensson and the Governor of Gotland, Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, during Almedalen Week in the city of Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland. Also in attendance was the Minister for Information Technology and Energy, Ms Anna-Karin Hatt.
“We are pleased that the County of Gotland is preparing a regional Digital Agenda with a broad acceptance. The Digital Agenda for Sweden must be matched with the corresponding agendas of regions, counties and municipalities. The entire Sweden, - from Kiruna to Ystad, from rural to urban areas, from the public to the economic sectors, - must become the world leader in the use of its digitisation capabilities. In order to achieve this, regional digital agendas are required,” said the Minister in this regard.
Through the LoI, the County of Gotland and its Administrative division stand behind the IT policy objective of Sweden to become the world leader; they also intend to develop a regional Digital Agenda broadly cooperating with several other actors of society.