STRING Partners

STRING is both a political cross-border cooperation, as well as a geographical area. STRING as an organisation is a political crossborder 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.

These partners come together in STRING in order to create joint politics and initiatives to jointly strengthen regional development by working together for a common agenda concerning infrastructure, green growth, cross-border barriers, science and research and tourism.

The partners all participate at meetings and at different level working groups to set and deliver a common agenda for the region. STRING as a region is the area spanning from Hamburg, across Schleswig-Holstein and the Danish islands of Lolland, Falster and Zealand, to Skåne in Sweden. To find out more about the STRING partners, please see the information below.

Region Zealand - the current Chair of STRING
The Danish region of Region Zealand is the southernmost administrative region of Denmark, and safeguards tasks, services and interests for a total of 820.000 citizens. The wide range of services is spread out across 22 cities in the Region Region Zealand performs two main tasks: Regional development and an operational enterprise in the area of healthcare and social affairs. Region Zealand's vision is to create the best framework for sustainable growth and quality of life for its citizens.
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The City of Hamburg -  - the current Vice Chair of STRING
Hamburg is a City State, and a service institution for its citizens. This means having the responsibility for business development, international and regional cooperation's, culture, tourism, infrastructure and public transport, housing, education, police and fire services, financial affairs and citizen's information. Hamburg is Germany's second largest city with around 1,7 million inhabitants.
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Land Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost German state, and the administration is responsible for coordinating activities and work to do with regional development and international cooperation, such as culture and tourism. The state government of Schleswig-Holstein has ministries for Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas; Justice, Cultural and European Affairs; School and Professional Education; Interior and Federal Affairs; Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality; Economic Affairs'; Employment, Transport and Technology, and therefore overall responsibility for these fields.

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The City of Copenhagen
The City of Copenhagen is responsible for providing services and information to all Copenhageners. Part of the responsibilities of the City of Copenhagen includes transport issues, housing, registrations of official documents, childcare, inclusion, and leisure and culture. Copenhagen also works with international cooperation's and has an agenda focused on creating sustainability and green city initiatives. The City also provides information services to citizens and businesses on everything from tax to citizenship issues.
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The Capital Region of Denmark
The primary role of the Capital Region of Denmark is to manages hospitals, perform research and services for the disabled and undertakes environment​​al duties. This includes collaborations with municipalities and the business community on developments concerning traffic, business and education. The Capital Region of Denmark are also involved in international and regional cooperation's, and has a responsibility for promoting research, innovation and educational standards and options in and around the Capital Region. 

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Region Skåne
Region Skåne has the overall regional responsibility for healthcare and public transport in the Swedish county of Skåne (covering cities such as Malmö, Lund and Helsingborg), and is also responsible for coordinating activities and work to do with regional development and international cooperation. This includes issues concerning infrastructure planning, business development, cultural activities, environmental and strategic planning work, and interregional cooperation's.
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For more information and statistics on the member organizations, please have a look in the STRINGs Regional Reports for 2014 and 2015 by clicking HERE