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Regional cooperation between Denmark and Sweden over the Öresund Bridge that connects Malmo to Copenhagen airport by training in 20 minutes.

Regional cooperation between Denmark and Sweden over the Öresund Bridge that connects Malmo to Copenhagen airport by training in 20 minutes.



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    Oresund Region of Denmark & Sweden by Whitt 120210 Oresund Region of Denmark & Sweden by Whitt 120210 Presentation Transcript

    • The Oresund region- a short presentation of the Danish – Swedish cross-border regionLars WhittDate
    • Europe and the Oresund Region Title of presentation I
    • Denmark vs. Sweden Title of presentation I
    • Historical relations between Denmark and Sweden› How the two states have acted in the period from 1500 to 1800› The Oresundreion have shifted natinoality many times. Title of presentation I
    • The Oresund region Title of presentation I
    • The Oresund region› 3.6 million inhabitants› 26 % of the two countries’ BNP› 14 universities› 140.000 students› 1,9 million work-force Title of presentation I
    • Government in the Oresundregion› Sweden › Denmark› The swedish national › The danish national legislation legislation› Region Skane › Region Copenhagen› Municipalities › Region Sealand › Municipalities Title of presentation I
    • Background › 1991: the governments of Denmark and Sweden agree to build the Oresund bridge › 1999: The report ”Øresund – the creation of a region” concludes that the greatest barrier to integration in the Oresund region is lack of communication between citizens, businesses and public administration › 2000: The Oresund bridge opens and Oresunddirekt is launched Title of presentation I
    • OresunddirektPurpose› To eliminate potential communication barriers› To make the region more easily available to its citizens and businesses› Strengthening co- operative networks between civil servants Title of presentation I
    • What is Øresunddirekt?Copenhagen office Malmö officeEdits the web pages Representatives fromwww.oresunddirekt.com different authorities answer cross border questionsCommunication betweenauthorities and the citizens and Stortorget 3, Malmöbetween authorities + 46 40 17 64 00 malmo@oresunddirekt.comGammel Kongevej 1+ 45 33 91 10 49Gammel Kongevej 1+ 45 33 91 10 49redaktionen@oresunddirekt.com Title of presentation I
    • Citizens› There is no established public forum for the inhapitants of the region.› The various agendas is based on either side of the region – from there different perspektive. Title of presentation I
    • Civil society medias for a cross-border citizen› 2003 – a danish – swedish newspaper is establiseh (public funded)› 2004 Metro Oresund – a coorportation between Metro Copenhagen and Metro Malmo (public funded)› Common public-service television (public funded)› Interreg culture projects Title of presentation I
    • Missing focus?› Oresunddirect launch a citizen forum in 2005.› To kick start it – we do as all others – the abstact discussion – the regional development – the politcal discussion?› What is is the citizens want on our forum? Whats in it for me! Title of presentation I
    • How it worksLink to site Title of presentation I
    • Lessons learned › Citizens do want to particpate in a public discussion – when it is relevant for them › Citizens are interested in the civil society – but not as an abstract dicussion › Lively discussion can happen – dont do cencur. › It take time to be a sucess Title of presentation I
    • Thank you › Lars Whitt › lvw@oresunddirekt.com › 0045 26 13 20 84 Title of presentation I
    • contact@urbact.euwww.urbact.eu