ABOUT SCANDRIA®

Promoting an integrated corridor development

Map of the Scandria corridor, trucks and ferry in the port of Rostock, symbol picture of hands

The term Scandria®Corridor stands for a geographic corridor, which represents the shortest link from the European North to the northern part of the Adriatic Sea. It is an important part of the TEN-T Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor, connecting a dozen metropolitan regions with about 115 million inhabitants in the heart of Europe.

As a strategic approach, Scandria® comprises not just an improvement of the infrastructure along the corridor, but also supports spatial development and economic growth by linking cities and regions with better interoperability of traffic flows.

In 2019, leading political representatives of six cities and regions along the corridor concluded an agreement to establish the Scandria®Alliance. As a permanent platform, the Alliance now serves as an arena for cities and regions along the Scandria®Corridor to collaborate on climate-smart multimodal transport connectivity at the interface to sustainable regional development.

As an instrument for the implementation of this strategic approach, manifold EU-funded transnational cooperation projects have been realised, starting with the COINCO project between 2005 and 2007. Click on one of the profiles below to find out more about the projects that have shaped the Scandria®Corridor initiative!

 

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SCANDRIA®

TOPICS

  • Transport, logistics & economics
  • Regional development
  • Greening transport
  • Shifting from road to rail
  • Motorways of the Sea

 

SCANDRIA®

MILESTONES

2007

  • COINCO project and charter for mutual commitment to promoting the corridor between Oslo and Berlin via the Öresund region
  • Priority TEN projects and national programmes – missing link between Berlin and Scandinavia
  • Berlin Declaration showing political commitment of the Easter German Länder to promote the Scandria®Corridor approach

2009

  • Scandria® I project and agreement with strategic sister projects
  • Transportation forecasts in relation to regional development

2010

  • Scandria® Berlin Declaration expressing the will for a closer cooperation along the Scandria® corridor
  • Participation in TEN-T revision proceedings

2011

  • Memorandum of Understanding for the joint project development of Scandria®II North and South

2013

  • Defined Core Net Corridors of the renewed TEN-T

2016

2019

  • Foundation of the Scandria®Alliance as a permanent platform for cities and regions along the Scandria®Corridor

2021

  • mission of two new full members and five new associated members in the Scandria®Alliance.