Öresund Committee


The Öresund Committee was established in 1993 and it is recognised as the "Embassy" of the Öresund region. As a cross-border political platform the Öresund Committee presents issues of the Region before the national parliaments of Sweden and Denmark and also before the EU. The committee consists of leading politicians from local and regional authorities of Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

The committee comprises seven Danish members (Capital Region of Denmark, Region Zealand, City of Copenhagen, City of Frederiksberg, Bornholm Regional Municipality and the Local Government Regional Councils for the Capital Region of Denmark and for Zealand) and five Swedish members (Region Skåne, City of Malmö, City of Helsingborg, Lund Municipality and Landskrona Municipality).

The Öresund Committee has formulated an “Öresund Regional Development Strategy (ÖRUS) with a time frame that extends to 2020. The strategy is a dynamic tool to ensure competitiveness on a regional level and to develop the Öresund region to be the most attractive and climate-smart region in Europe.


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  • by 2030: replace the patchwork of priority projects by a single European core network

  • by 2050: develop the comprehensive network as “ground layer” to ensure accessibility and common standards