An arena for collaboration of cities and regions

Cities and regions along the Scandria®Corridor have cooperated with each other for more than ten years now. In 2019, leading political representatives of six cities and regions along the corridor concluded an agreement to establish the Scandria®Alliance. The Scandria®Alliance serves as an arena for cities and regions to collaborate on climate-smart multimodal transport connectivity at the interface to sustainable regional development. Our common vision is to connect regions, economies and communities through clean and smart transportation.

Voices

„We are new members in the Scandria®Alliance and it means an important step for us in international stakeholder collaboration and policy-making. We look forward to the fruitful collaboration together towards the prosperity of our cities and our regions.”

Åsa Ågren Wikström

Deputy Chairman of the Kvarken Council’s Board, Vice Chairman of Region Västerbotten’s Regional Development Committee

„Through the Scandria®Alliance, we aim to strengthen the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region as a gateway to the European North and the Helsinki Metropolitan Region as the urban node connecting the Scandinavian – Mediterranean and North Sea – Baltic TEN-T corridors.”

Ossi Savolainen

Regional Mayor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council

„Brandenburg and the German Capital Region with its location and its well-developed infrastructure are important for the Scandria®Corridor. The Scandria®Alliance, in turn, has great economic and transport policy significance. Together with our partners, we have the chance to make the Scandria®Corridor an example for climate-smart transport connectivity and for the cooperation of cities and regions in Europe.”

Guido Beermann

Minister of Infrastructure and Federal State Planning of Land Brandenburg, Chairperson of the Scandria®Alliance General Assembly

„For Eastern Norway County Network, the Scandria®Alliance is an important platform for discussing common political issues with colleagues from other regions along the Scandria®Corridor.”

Annette Lindahl Raakil

Vice Mayor for Planning, Climate and Environment, Viken County Council

„In Region Örebro, we see great a value in cooperation with other regions and stakeholders.”

Magnus Lagergren

Vice Chair of the Regional Development Board and Public Transport Authority, Region Örebro County

„Region Skåne has, in addition to the local net of transportation, a large share of cross border transport. Therefore it is important to collaborate with other regions, both nationally and internationally. Scandria®Alliance is along with other cross border platforms an arena for such collaboration.”

Carl Johan Sonesson

First Governor and Chair of the Executive Committee in Region Skåne

Minna Arve, Mayor, City of Turku

„Our aim is to be the bridge between the Scandria Alliance and the stakeholders of the Northern Growth Zone, which covers the Scandinavian-Mediterranean core Network Corridor in Finland.”

Minna Arve

Mayor, City of Turku

Members

Our full members are cities and regions along the Scandria®Corridor. Altogether, they represent
25 million inhabitants from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Italy.
Stakeholders such as infrastructure managers, chambers of commerce or transport and logistics
competence centres actively contribute to joint activities as associated members.

full members

Eastern Norway County Network (ENCN) is a cooperation body between four counties in the southeastern part of Norway: Oslo, Viken, Innlandet, and Vestfold og Telemark. Established in 1993 as a county network, from January 2020 ENCN operates on the basis of a formal cooperation agreement adopted by the four county/city councils.
The purpose of the cooperation, as defined by the agreement, is to contribute to the development of Eastern Norway as a sustainable and competitive region in Europe, with balanced development throughout the region.

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Hamburg and the Ministry of Transport and Mobility Transition aim to improve urban, regional and cross-border mobility as well as logistics by promoting the mobility transition and the use of digitized, climate friendly modes of transportation. Being home to Europe’s third busiest port and second busiest railway station, Hamburg is a hub for national and international transport, especially as a connection from Scandinavia towards central and southern Europe.

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Emilia-Romagna takes its name from the old Roman consular road – the Via Emilia or Emilian Way – that crosses the entire territory and has linked Rome to the heart of Europe for over 2,000 years. It boasts an enviable geographical position making it an ideal link between northern and southern Italy, as well as connecting the Mediterranean with northern Europe.
Emilia-Romagna is situated in central-northern Italy, in the heart of the country’s most industrialised area.
Its efficient network of infrastructure, strategic geographical position and excellent connections to the rest of Italy and the main European cities make the region a key business hub.

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council is a joint regional authority for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Finland. The Regional Council operates according to the principles of local self-government. Its members and funders are the 26 municipalities in the region. The tasks of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council include regional development, regional transport and land-use planning and the promotion of local and regional interests nationally and internationally.

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The Joint Spatial Planning Department is in charge of the spatial planning policy and state development planning of both Berlin and Brandenburg.
Combining the characteristics of the capital Berlin with the structure of the large-area federal state of Brandenburg, the German Capital Region is characterised by very different areas that all have their own yet mutually complementary strengths and potentials.
As a European traffic hub at the intersection of three TEN-T core network corridors, the region aims to act as a link between East and West as well as North and South.

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The Kvarken Council strives to promote and develop a strong and viable region with the help of cross-border cooperation. As a neutral cooperation platform, the Council serves all its members and actors in the Kvarken region.
The members of Kvarken Council EGTC are located in the area consisting of three Ostrobothnian counties in Finland and the county of Västerbotten and the municipality of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. Together they form the Kvarken region.

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Region Örebro County is responsible for public transportation, infrastructure planning, logistics, energy, environment and sustainable and regional growth. The region’s location in the centre of Sweden provides the unique opportunity to reach more than 70% of Sweden’s inhabitants within a radius of 300 km. With the extension of the ScanMed corridor and the city of Örebro becoming an urban node, the region fulfils an important function in Northern Europe’s transport network. Both vital infrastructure, important transport hubs and a strong logistics cluster can be found in the region.

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Region Skåne exists to ensure that the residents of Skåne are healthy and believe in the future. Through collaboration and care across the board, we create the best possible conditions for a healthy life in Skåne – within business, public transport, culture, health and medical care. Together, we make life possible.
We are responsible for social and medical care, public transport, business sector development, culture, infrastructure, social planning as well as environmental and climate issues in Skåne.

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The City of Turku’s ambitious goal is to become a climate-positive area from 2029 on. Climate policy is an integral part of our strategy and sustainable transport connections are crucial for achieving our goal.
The One-Hour-Train, a high-speed rail link between Turku and Helsinki, will be one of the most important pre-identified projects on the TEN-T corridor, connecting Finland to the European network.

associated members

The Logistics Initiative Hamburg (LIHH) is a public-private partnership of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the LIHH e.V.. Its aim is to further expand the role of the Hamburg metropolitan region as the leading innovative logistics metropolis in Europe and to network logistics-related companies and institutions. Together with our partners, the LIHH is the first point of contact for companies, institutions and the public in the Hamburg metropolitan region for all questions relating to the logistics related economy. The network with its more than 500 members has been awarded the GOLD label „Cluster Management Excellence” by the EU.

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Open ENLoCC, the European Network of Logistics Competence Centres, is an open network of regional logistics competence centres in the field of logistics. The main task of the network is the international exchange of experience and knowledge between its participants and the promotion of a higher level of cooperation with European institutions. The members of Open ENLoCC work together on common projects with the aim to develop the regional economy by solving infrastructural, organisational and technological problems of logistics and transport.

Hamburg is home to Germany’s largest port. Along with its members, Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) is active worldwide to further strengthen its market position. At a total of 12 locations, the Association has been campaigning with great success for 35 years for Hamburg as a port and logistics region. Experts in the market regions cultivate excellent contacts with numerous companies in trade and industry, the transport and logistics sector, trade associations and political decision-makers.

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Since 2001, the TH Wildau has been one of the top research universities in Germany. More than 40 research groups work on current topics of applied and basic research. The TH Wildau has been part of the Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor-family, since 2004, when it first participated as partners in the project ECO4LOG. Since then it had a nearly uninterrupted history, working as partners in projects such as INTERIM, SoNorA, Scandria and Scandria2Act.

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Veneto represents an important hub for traffic directed towards the northern and eastern europe, thanks to the vital realities that make up the current fabric of the territory, the presence of numerous road/rail/waterway infrastructures and important logistic nodes (interports, airports, ports). Since the transport sector plays a key role in the economic system, Unioncamere del Veneto has established the Northeast Transport Infrastructure and Logistics Observatory (Northeast TRAIL) with the aim of monitoring traffic flows and infrastructural scenarios deriving from urban planning tools and economic planning.

Bodies

We have set-up several bodies to coordinate our activities at political, administrative and expert level. These bodies are supported by the Scandria®Alliance Secretariat.

general assembly

The General Assembly is the highest decision making body of the Scandria®Alliance. It is composed of one political representative per full member. The General Assembly meets once a year and has a rotating chairmanship.
Guido Beermann
Minister of Infrastructure and Federal State Planning of Land Brandenburg
Åsa Ågren Wikström
Deputy Chairman of the Kvarken Council’s Board
Minna Arve, Mayor, City of Turku
Minna Arve
Mayor, City of Turku
Paolo Ferrecchi
General Director for Territorial and Environmental Care, Emilia-Romagna Region
Magnus Lagergren
Vice Chair of the Regional Development Board and Public Transport Authority, Region Örebro County
Annette Lindahl Raakil
Vice Mayor for Planning, Climate and Environment, Viken County Council
Ossi Savolainen
Regional Mayor, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Carl Johan Sonesson
First Governor, Region Skåne

steering committee

All full members are represented in the Steering Committee by a civil servant on highest administrative level. The Steering Committee acts as a link between the political and the working level. It meets at least once a year.
Jan Drews
Head of Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg
Jon Petter Arntzen
Head of Secretariat, Eastern Norway County Network
Andrea Bardi
Director, Institute for Transport and Logistics (ITL), Emilia-Romagna Region
Mathias Lindström
Director, Kvarken Council EGTC
Håkan Samuelsson
Head of Transport & Infrastructure Unit, Region Skåne
Pekka Sundman
Director of Regional Cooperation, City of Turku
Petri Suominen
Traffic Planning Manager, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Karin Wallin
Head of Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Unit, Region Örebro County

coordination group

The coordination group is a forum for regular exchange and coordination of all members’ representatives on working level. It may set up thematic expert task forces on an ad-hoc basis.
Jürgen Neumüller
Head of Unit, Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg
Rune Bakkevoll
International Coordinator, Viken County
Veronica Berg
Development Manager, Kvarken Council EGTC
Thomas Brauner
Project Manager Innovation, Logistics Initiative Hamburg
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Stefan Breitenbach
Head of Project Department, Port of Hamburg Marketing
Alfeo Brognara
Manager Freight Transport and Logistics, Emilia Romagna Region
Linda Carolina Ehnmark
Advisor, Vestfold and Telemark County
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Johanna Häggman
Communications Manager, Kvarken Council EGTC
Britt Karlsson-Green
Strategist - Sustainable Fuels, Region Skåne
Dino Keljalic
Transport Strategist, Region Örebro County
Roberta Lazzari
Project Manager, EU Policy Department, Unioncamere del Veneto
Giuseppe Luppino
President, Open ENLoCC
Philip Michalk
Coordinator – Research Group Transport Logistics, Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau
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Sakari Saarinen
Senior Adviser, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Pekka Sundman
Director of Regional Cooperation, City of Turku

secretariat

The Secretariat carries out the day-to-day management and coordination of the Alliance’s work plan. Its supports and prepares meetings of all Alliance bodies.
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Tommi Vollmann
Head of Scandria®Alliance Secretariat, Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg
Martin Reents
Head of Potsdam Office, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT Professor Böhm und Partner
Sven Friedrich
Project Manager, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT Professor Böhm und Partner