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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EU Commission approves public financing of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link

The European Commission has concluded that the public financing model of the tunnel between Denmark and Germany is in line with EU State aid rules.


Eliminating bottlenecks: The Fehmarnsound Fixed Link planned as a tunnel

An optimal solution for the new crossing of Fehmarnsound between the island of Fehmarn and the German mainland has been found. This means another step towards elimination of bottlenecks on the Hamburg – Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link – Copenhagen stretch.


Fehmarnbelt Days 2020 verschoben

Aufgrund der dynamischen Entwicklung des Schutzes vor Coronavirus-Infektionen besonders in Deutschland und Skandinavien haben die Organisatoren der Fehmarnbelt Days 2020 entschieden, das Festival am 17. Mai 2020 und die Konferenz am 18. Mai 2020 in Weissenhäuser Strand zu verschieben. Das Fehmarnbelt Days Sekretariat sucht einen Ersatztermin und wird diesen in Kürze bekannt geben.


Fehmarnbelt Days 2020 udskudt

På grund af den aktuelle udvikling og de igangværende tiltag mod udbredelsen af Corona-Virus-infektioner har organisatorerne bag Fehmarnbelt Days 2020 besluttet at udskyde borgerfestivalen den 17. maj og konferencen den 18. maj i Weissenhäuser Strand i Tyskland. Fehmarnbelt Sekretariatet er i gang med at finde en ny dato og vil offentligøre den så hurtigt som muligt.


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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