26-27 October 2017

Scandria®2Act Transnational Conference in Berlin

Scandria®Alliance and TEN-T Corridors Joining Forces for Smart and Efficient Transport

The transnational conference “Scandria®Alliance and TEN-T Corridors Joining Forces for Smart and Efficient Transport” was attended by around 120 participants, ranging from European-Coordinator, Ministers, Senators, representatives of different public authorities, municipalities, regional mayors, regions, chamber of commerce and industry and business from the Baltic Sea Region and the TEN-T Corridors connected to it.

The vision of the Scandria®Alliance is to implement a sustainable and multimodal transport system by 2030 in the Baltic Sea Region and along the Core Network Corridors. The following missions will be met to ensure this vision:

  • address the transport and infrastructure developments and their contribution towards interregional economic development;
  • facilitate transfer of knowledge, sharing experiences and good-practices;
  • evaluate existing action plans and initiate measures as well as support in policy formulation in line with the vision;
  • ensure innovation deployment across its members
  • serve as a central forum to promote and foster jointly core interests;
  • act as a counterpart to the European Coordinators of the TEN-T Core Network Corridors;
  • ensure governance and coordination of activities;
  • connect regions with corridors and with each other for better cohesion;
  • create programs and submit proposals designed to further strengthen the sustainable and multimodal transport system.

Joining forces (from left to right): Katrin Lompscher, Senator for Urban Development and Housing, Federal State of Berlin; Catherine Trautmann, European Co-ordinator for the North-Sea Baltic Core Network Corridor (CNC) and Kathrin Schneider, Minister for Infrastructure and Spatial Planning, Federal State of Brandenburg
Panelists during the discussion (from left to right): Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa Region; Kathrin Schneider, Katrin Lompscher; Anette Solli, County Mayor of Akershus and Vice Chair of Eastern Norway County Network; Ilmar Reepalu, 1st Vice Chair of the Regional Development Committee of Skane
It was a common understanding of the speakers and panellists that joining forces for a continuous, long-lasting cooperation of the regions in the framework of a multi-level governance architecture is one of the options to respond to the megatrends such as demographic change, urbanisation, mobility and cohesion thereby respecting the environmental targets. The politicians officially mandated their departments to further work on the joint agreement for a sustainable future collaboration between the partners, the Scandria®Alliance, and to deliver a signed document in one year time.

The Conference was organised by the Joint Spatial Planning Department of Berlin-Brandenburg in the framework of the Scandria®2Act project which is supported in the Baltic Sea Region Interreg Programme. Due to the backing with events organised by the sister projects NSBCoRe and TENTacle a wide audience and sound thematic coverage was achieved.





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