- Member State: Sweden
- Residents: 1.3 million
- Urban Node: Malmö
|Contact Person:||Petra Stelling|
|Phone Number:||+46 40 675 34 97|
As the southernmost Swedish region, Region Skåne is a gateway to Sweden and Scandinavia from the European mainlands.
Region Skåne is responsible for healthcare and public transport, business development, culture, infrastructure, social planning and environmental and climate-related issues in Skåne. The elected politicians has 1.3 million inhabitants in 33 municipalities to answer to.
By virtue of its strategic location, Region Skåne has wide-ranging involvements with neighbouring regions such as Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, Western Pomerania in Poland, with Denmark in the Öresund/Greater Copenhagen area and in the Baltic Sea region to strengthen Skåne’s development.
The Regional Development Strategy has been elaborated in collaboration with municipalities, authorities, universities, business organisations, the ideas-based sector, inhabitants and other parties working with development issues and formulating and creating a broad consensus as to a joint goal: “The Open Skåne 2030”. The goal is reflecting on the need for Skåne to strengthens cooperation between different actors in a European and global context.
To be a strong, sustainable growth engine - one of five priorities - Region Skåne together with partners is enabling the deployment for clean fuel infrastructure, improving cross-border public transport as well as optimising multimodal freight transportation.
“Region Skåne has in addition to the local net of transportation a large share of cross-border transport. Therefore it is important to collaborate with other regions, both nationally and internationally. Scandria®Alliance is along with other cross border platforms an arena for such collaboration. Region Skåne has set a regional aim for Skåne to be fossil free by the year 2030. To reach that aim we have ambitious goals in terms of modal share for both passenger and freight transports. Multimodality and clean fuels are important measures for realising these goals.”
Carl Johan Sonesson, First Governor and Chair of the Executive Committee in Region Skåne