Hub between continental Europe and the Arctic region

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Helsinki city centre passenger ferry port area
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Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council (HURC) is a joint regional authority for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region of 1,6 million inhabitants. HURC contributes to regional development by creating conditions for economic development and a safe and an attractive physical environment for its citizens. The main strategic tasks of the Council are regional development, regional land-use planning and international cooperation. In transport system the planning focuses on different transport modes, logistics networks, land use issues, funding and cooperation in the logistics sector, which are included in the strategic long term Transport System of Helsinki-Uusimaa Region.

On the European TEN-T map, the Helsinki urban node locates on the North Sea – Baltic and Scandinavian-Mediterranean core network corridors. The Helsinki urban node forms the national transport hub for long distance and local multimodal transport connections for freight and passengers. In TEN-T policy collaboration HURC observes transport development from the Region’s and whole Finland’s perspective. For instance, HURC has been an active supporter of the TEN-T core network corridor extension around the Gulf of Bothnia.

While HURC has been a leader of several transnational projects that contribute to transport development in the Eastern Baltic Sea Region, the Scandria projects have been an important window to the Northwestern situation.

Ossi Savolainen

Ossi Savolainen,
Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
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"The Scandria®Alliance is a natural step to take after several years of collaboration between the key partners in EU funded projects", says Ossi Savolainen Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa. "For HURC the Alliance is a forum for international benchmarking especially in the fields of clean fuel deployment and multimodality.
Helsinki-Uusimaa region is the hotspot of Finland’s economic life and international accessibility", says Mr. Savolainen. "We strive to improve Finland’s international accessibility between continental Europe and the Arctic region, and to join the Alliance is an important step in the mission."

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Contact / Further Information

Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
Esterinportti 2 B
FI-00240 Helsinki

Malla Paajaanen
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Phone: +358 50 366 7391

 

 

 

 

 

 

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