The proximity of everyday life is our impetus towards making this vision relevant to us all. A secure working day begins with a certainty that municipal services are well-functioning. It is our belief in the town council that this sense of certainty brings with it both energy and leeway. When basic requirements are in place, this creates room for development, which allows us to create a municipality of which we can all be proud. This requires both a dense safety net for the weakest members of society and the necessary means to build our ambitious development projects and cultural initiatives.
We intend to build on top of the already strong sense of community and citizenship by creating the best framework for co-creation. We hope to achieve balanced partnerships, to which everyone makes a contribution, as these reinforce community, providing a sense of purpose and pride for the individual. Volunteers should have a strong sense of reward, even though their initiatives are not rewarded financially. We want to make it easy to make a commitment and contribute on a voluntary basis.
As a forward-looking municipality, we are finding new, smarter ways to fulfil our tasks in a way that balances both welfare and economy. We think innovatively; improving our workflows, taking advantage of technological opportunities and ensuring that many people are able to benefit from what we are able to offer.
The Vision engages with five different angles of life in Esbjerg Municipality. Underneath each topic is a description of the initiative areas in which we will be continuing to work.
Read how we will become the municipality with the best-functioning everyday life.
Read how we will establish the right frameworks that will allow people to live healthy and active lives.
Read how a blossoming of culture will be a source of joy and pride throughout the municipality.
Read how we will strenghen our sense of community and prevent loneliness.
Read how we want to be a green and pioneering municipality that takes responsibility for the climate.