Connecting cities and regions for a greener future

We are a cross-border organisation working to create a new green megaregion in Northern Europe.

Our Area


  • 4 countries
  • 7 regions
  • 5 cities
  • 3 metropolitan areas
  • 109.000 sq/km
  • 12.8 million people

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Our vision

The new megaregion

We work to create a megaregion because there is strength in numbers. We strive to be a globally acknowledged Green Hub and a leading implementer of sustainable infrastructure to combat climate change while improving the lives of our citizens.

STRING is a political cross-border organisation with following members:

Key Areas

Our most important initiatives

Green Hub

We work to foster an excellent business and innovation environment for low carbon economy solutions to attract investments, competencies and create sustainable growth in Northern Europe.

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Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link

We work to maximise the benefits of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link, which will be a game changer in improving connectivity in our region.

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Railway: Gothenburg – Oslo

We work to improve the existing railway stretch between Gothenburg and Oslo to include double tracks.

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Fixed Links across Öresund

We work to ensure new fixed links across the Öresund to account for increased traffic flows in the wake of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link.

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Mapping of bottlenecks

We work to identify and eliminate key bottlenecks in the ScanMed TEN-T corridor between Hamburg and Oslo.

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News and Reports

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“Tillsammans med Tyskland kan vi bli ett grönt Silicion Valley”

DEBATT. Tillsammans med Danmark, delar av Norge och norra Tyskland kan vi bli ett kraftcentrum för gröna teknologiska lösningar som kan säljas och utvecklas i hela världen. Men det kräver att regeringen börjar se på Tyskland som en lika naturlig granne som Danmark och Norge, skriver Thomas Becker, vd, String


String: Brug Femern-forbindelse som løftestang for grøn megaregion

DEBAT: Skal Danmark undgå at blive en transitkorridor, når Femern-forbindelsen åbner i 2029, skal vi anvende forbindelsen som løftestang for at skabe en grøn megaregion, der strækker sig fra Nordtyskland og videre op i Skandinavien, skriver Thomas Becker.


De­bat: En skan­di­na­visk me­ga­re­gion er uto­pi uden jysk del­ta­gel­se


De­bat: En skan­di­na­visk me­ga­re­gion er uto­pi uden jysk del­ta­gel­se



The construction of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link starts in January 2021

A broad parliamentary majority has decided to start the construction of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link on the Danish side. “This decision sends a strong signal underlining the importance of developing modern and green infrastructure in our region and in the entire EU to speed the economy recovery in a post-pandemic world,” says Thomas Becker, Managing Director, STRING.


How we work

All the members participate at meetings and at different level working groups to set and deliver a common agenda for the region. The STRING Secretariat forms the permanent organisation, and the Secretariat’s task is to facilitate and create the best possible framework for implementing the initiatives.

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