The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
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 1.8 million inhabitants. For further information, please click HERE.
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, Nature and Digitalization; Social Affairs, Health, Youth, Family and Senior Citizens; Ministry of Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality; Education, Science and Cultural Affairs; the Interior, Rural Areas and Integration; Economic Affairs, Transport, Employment, Technology and Tourism and Finance, and therefore overall responsibility for these fields. For further information, please click HERE.
The Capital Region of Denmark
The primary responsibility of the Capital Region is healthcare. This includes the responsibility for hospitals and psychiatric hospital departments, pre-hospital emergency services, general practitioners and practising specialist doctors. The region also operates a number of specialised social care institutions in agreement with local municipalities. The Capital Region of Denmark is also responsible for regional development within the areas of public transport/mobility, education, culture and environment (soil contamination, groundwater protection and raw materials planning). For further information, please click HERE.
The Danish 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. For further information, click HERE.
City of Copenhagen
The City of Copenhagen is responsible for ensuring that the city – both now and in the future – is a sustainable, green and good place to live and visit, with a high quality of life for people of all ages, housing for everyone and a healthy environment. The city has the goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025. Lowering transport emissions by increasing cycling infrastructure and green mobility with integrated metro lines and railway systems and by replacing buses with electric ones are just a few examples of how the city is contributing to a more sustainable future and improved health of citizens. For further information, please click HERE.
City of Malmö
Malmö is the growth center of southern Sweden offering access to 3.9 million regional consumers, as well as acting as a gateway to Scandinavia. Malmö is Sweden’s third largest city and one of the fastest growing metropolitan centres in the country. Malmö is an international city with a young population; almost half of the inhabitants are under 35 years of age, representing 186 nationalities. Malmö aspires to be a sustainable city – socially, economically and environmentally. Businesses, researchers, local people and the city authorities are working closely together to reduce health-related inequality, especially among children and youth. For further information, please click HERE.
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. For further information, click HERE.
Halland is a region on the west coast of southern Sweden that offers beautiful nature comprising beaches, forest and lakes. Halland may be small in terms of size, but it is big in terms of growth. Region Halland is responsible for providing a good healthcare service to everyone who lives or spends time in Halland. They also work actively within a number of other areas that affect how it is to live and work in Halland, such as trade and industry, culture and infrastructure – working to create the best place to live. For further information, please click HERE.
One of Västra Götalandregionen’s main missions is to ensure that the population in Västra Götaland has access to good medical care. Region Västra Götaland aim to provide conditions for a good and healthy life and to develop and administer culture, public transport, growth and sustainable development. Region Västra Götaland is an active member of different regional organisations and networks in Europe, as well as the sub-regional level around the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and in south-western Scandinavia. For further information, please click HERE.
City of Gothenburg
The City of Gothenburg has been a hub for global trade since the 1700s. Openness to the world still characterises today’s diversified trade and industry. The Gothenburg metropolitan region is home to multinational companies, small entrepreneurs and clusters boasting the kind of competences in demand in the global markets. The city is currently undergoing rapid development, generated by substantial investments in research and product development. At the same time, plans are being made for billions in investments in infrastructure and construction. For further information, please click HERE.
City of Oslo
The City of Oslo is the Capital of Norway. In 2019, the European Commission awarded Oslo the prestigious European Green Capital title. The vision for Oslo is to make it a smarter, greener, more inclusive and creative city for all citizens – a smart city that innovates with the citizens’ interests and well-being at the core. For further information, please click HERE
Since January 1st 2020, Østfold, Akershus and Buskerud have formed a completely new country council known as Viken. This restructuring was a part of a local and regional government reform to transfer functions from central government to the new county councils, bringing them closer to the population. Viken Country Council has a total of 1.2 million residents, making it the most populated county in Norway. For further information, please click HERE.