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Newsletter # 2 August 2014

New EU programmes: make use of the opportunities

EU’s funding programmes have entered a new period, offering new project support opportunities to public and privately owned organisations in the STRING region.
Read our tips on how to make your application a success. 
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Insight of the month

We now introduce a monthly new service to our stakeholders; a video-interview giving us the insights of a key role contributor to the development of the STRING-region.
First up is Claus F. Baunkjær, Managing Director of Femern A/S.
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STRING on the agenda

“I think it is incredibly positive that we have managed to put the STRING cooperation on a number of political agendas over the past year”. That is the message from the Chairwoman of STRING, Anke Spoorendonk, who is also Minister of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs in Schleswig-Holstein. 
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Both sides of the Fehmarnbelt: cooperation and a new brand

On both sides of the Fehmarnbelt, new cooperation’s are brewing.
A new Kooperationsrat will now be coordinating the interests between Hamburg and Puttgarden, whilst Danish regions gear up for a new brand.
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Struggling Danish interns? Head to Germany!

The number of young people entering higher education is increasing in Northern Germany – which is becoming problematic for the companies of Schleswig-Holstein. According to figures from July 2014, there is around 8000 apprenticeships not being filled in Schleswig-Holstein – which is almost 10% higher than the previous year. The Danish Minister for Education is now encouraging Danish youths to head across the border for apprenticeships.
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Visit the STRING website for continuously updated stories from the region 
– now also in German
STRING SECRETARIAT
Alléen 15, DK-4180 Sorø, Denmark
www.stringnetwork.org

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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.