The Social Contract is an agreement on in-depth cooperation between Västerås City, the Municipality of Eskilstuna, the County Council of Västmanland, the County Council of Sörmland and Mälardalen University.

The purpose of the Social Contract is, among other things, to increase the level of expertise in the region through joint research and development projects, study programmes that match the needs of working life, and meeting places for learning. The Social Contract focuses on schools, health care, sustainable city development and the workforce of the future – for the best interests of the region!