Scandria Final Conference
"Smart Growth in the Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor"
Stopover for the Scandria-train
The Scandria Flying Conference "Smart Growth in the Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor" from 11th to 13th June 2012 in Berlin - Rostock - Gedser - Copenhagen - Malmö prooves the Scandria corridor as strategic and inspiring cooperation yet producing very concrete outcomes. The Scandria.Alliance shall continue cooperation.
It was an ambitious undertaking and a unique experience: 40 participants of the Scandria Flying Conference traveled in three days from Berlin via Rostock-Gedser to Copenhagen and finally Malmoe. The participants discussed along the way and at regional events with stakeholders from policy, business, science and administration. In total, the conference reached about 150 stakeholders
Travelling the corridor with public transport, the flying conference provided an authentic corridor experience and valuable space to get to know the corridor regions and regional stakeholders.
During local events the corridor was presented from different perspectives.
The kick-off was made 11 June in the Federal Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Development in Berlin, presenting Berlin-Brandenburg as a hub in the corridor. After travelling to Rostock the same day, the flying conference was continued 12 June onboard of the Scandlines ferries Rostock-Gedser, where cross-border cooperation between Zealand and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was presented. After taking the train to Copenhagen, the main event of the Scandria Final Conference in the afternoon of the 12 June debated the Scandria corridor in relation to the Transeuropean transport network in the House of Danish Regions in Copenhagen. The Scandria final conference was closed 13 June in the Region Skane's office in Malmö with focus on Scandria green corridor development.
The conference succeeded in involving regional, national and European decision makers, like Jan Mücke, Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Michael Müller, Mayor and Senator for Urban Development and the Environment and Pontus Lindberg, Deputy Governor Region Skane who opened the final conference event. Peter Madsen and Henning Fougt, members of the Regional Council in Region Zealand travelled along from Berlin to Copenhagen. Rainer Bretschneider, State Secretary in the Ministry for Infrastructure and Agriculture Brandenburg joined in Rostock and participated together with Peter Madsen and Pontus Lindberg in a panel discussion. A video message from Jean Eric Paquet, Director Trans-European Transport Network & Smart Transport was displayed during the Copenhagen event, stating the inspiring contribution of Scandria.