Scandinavia

Cooperation with our Scandinavian neighbours has a long and strong tradition. The various collaborations aim both to strengthen the area’s attractiveness and remove obstacles between our countries. Region Västra Götaland has agreements of friendship and cooperation with the county council of Østfold in Norway and Region Nordjylland in Denmark, this cooperation dates back to the 1940s.

Here you can read more about the partnerships and organizations in that Region Västra Götaland participates in.

The Göteborg-Oslo cooperation

The Göteborg-Oslo cooperation was established in 1995 and works to strengthen the position of the region in relation to other regions in Europe. The cooperation focuses on communications and transport, culture and tourism, business and education.

Contact: Charlotte Beijer, External Relations Unit

Website: www.go-regionen.org


The Scandinavian Arena

The Scandinavian Arena Since 2000, Göteborg-Oslo and the Öresund region have been engaged in a cooperation called “The Scandinavian Arena”. Current focus areas within the collaboration are logistics and infrastructure, biomedicine, nanotechnology, environmental exports, culture and tourism. Region Västra Götaland is also an active partner in this collaboration.

Contact: Charlotte Beijer, External Relations Unit

Website: www.businessregiongoteborg.com/huvudmeny/internationalcooperation/thescandinavianarena


The Bohuslän/Dalsland Østfold Border Committee 

The Bohuslän/Dalsland Østfold Border Committee has been working to promote development in the border area between Sweden and Norway for almost 30 years. The committee also watches over the region’s interests in a European perspective and cooperates with the European Union’s Interreg programme for Sweden-Norway. An Interreg programme also exists for Öresund-Kattegatt-Skagerrak.

Contact: Charlotte Beijer, External Relations Unit

Website: www.granskommitten.com

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