EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Kiruna Regional Administration

16 Jul, 2015
    • Sweden
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Internal restructuring
  • Ownership
    • Public
  • Involved actors

    • Regional/local government
  • Management of change activities
    • Income support for affected workers
    • Flexible/early retirement schemes
 Respondents in Kiruna Regional Administration agree that there have been rapid developments within local governments with relation to age management. In the early 2000s, the primary concern of local governments was to encourage older employees to leave employment early. By 2010, concerns had shifted, and local governments have realised that there will be high levels of retirement, and it will probably become difficult to recruit staff with even the most common competences (such as teachers and social workers). Thus, counties now aim to provide incentives to prolong working lives as long as possible. A résumé is available.


  • Recession/crisis
  • Age management