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Newsletter # 4 October 2014

Copenhagen takes on the STRING Chairmanship 2014

On the first of October 2014, the City of Copenhagen took over the Chairmanship of STRING, with Henrik Appel, member of City Council at the City of Copenhagen, at the helm. Copenhagen takes over after the German region of Schleswig-Holstein, who has focused its Chairmanship, led by Anke Spoorendonk, Minister of Justice, Culture and European Affairs for Schleswig-Holstein, on the sustainable development of the regions infrastructure as well as business and culture. This is also an area of focus which will be followed by the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen. Read more

STRING Chair reflects on the closing
of Fehmarnbelt Days 2014

720 Swedes, Danes and Germans, along with representatives from a range of other European countries, participated in the Fehmanrbelt Days in Copenhagen from the 30th of September until the 2nd of October.
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Creating the Future – STRING Regional Report 2014

STRING has created the STRING regional report 2014 as a set of basic indicators that can be followed and will develop in the coming years. This will tell a story about our part of the world, how we develop as societies, perform in economic terms and how we preserve our environment. Read more

STRING Short Film Competition

STRING has initiated a short film competition for young filmmakers within the region, to honour creative ideas that are under the term of „Tales of a region“ and give support to turn these ideas into films. At the reception of the Mayor of Copenhagen, Anke Spoorendonk, Minister of Justice, Culture and European Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein, and former chairwoman of STRING, presented this cultural initiative. Read more

Copenhagen Declaration

On the 30th of September 2014, the politicians representing the 8.4 million inhabitants in Skåne in Sweden, Zealand in Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg in Germany, agreed on a “Copenhagen Declaration”, supporting the new infrastructure between Hamburg and Copenhagen.
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 STRING Eco-Friendly Highway

Creating Europe’s first-ever green cross-border infrastructure corridor where you can get from A to B using only alternative fuels. That is no longer merely a vision – but a reality that is moving closer thanks to the proposed Eco-Friendly Highway project idea, which was presented during the Fehmarnbelt Days 2014 in Copenhagen.
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A green dépêche from Green STRING Corridor to the STRING cooperation

The Green STRING Corridor’s closing conference, during the Fehmarnbelt Days, marked the consignment of the project’s facts and findings to the STRING Network. The relay of recommendations and conclusions underscores a joint vision for easier, faster and greener travel and transport for the benefit of the population and the businessess in the STRING region.
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Creation of a ScienceLink network

During the Fehmarnbelt Days, the ScienceLink Network was established.
This is a consortium of universities, large-scale research infrastructure and regional development agencies. The network will continue working with the succesful results of the recently finished Science Link project.
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The Scandinavian 8 Million City

In an increasingly globalised economy, the demand for efficiency and mobility is increasing. Bigger and stronger regions are needed to attract and retain people and companies who will create the wealth of the future. City regions have become the engines in developing the knowledge and information-based community – enter the 8 million City project, and its links to STRING.
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The Organisation: STRING is a political cross border partnership between Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, the Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand, and the City of Copenhagen in Denmark, and Region Skåne in Sweden.
The Region: STRING spans from the City of Hamburg across Schleswig-Holstein and the Danish islands of Lolland, Falster and Zealand, to Skåne in Sweden.