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A natural new home for the EMA

Copenhagen leads on key parameters in KPMG's report comparing candidate cities

Ranked in overall second place, just one point behind Paris, Copenhagen leads the field on powerful decision drivers for both EU member representatives and relocating EMA employees:


#1 for research & scientific environment

#1 for products in pre-clinical and phase II development

#1 for quality of life (attractiveness for families and partners and cost of housing)

#1 for professional growth opportunities

Strong EU and global connectivity anchored in Greater Copenhagen


Copenhagen leads on the parameters and sub-parameters that are essential



Copenhagen: in depth

A large and dynamic life sciences cluster? A leading research and science environment? A 13-minute airport transfer to one of the most liveable cities in the world? There’s a strong case for Copenhagen as the new home for the EMA.


A global leader on safety and transparency

Welcome to a world-class life sciences cluster

The Greater Copenhagen area is among Europe’s largest and most dynamic life science clusters. With more pre-clinical and phase II developments than any other EMA host contender, our strong pipeline makes us a powerhouse in drug development. We also rank as the EU’s number one biotech cluster.


Europe’s leading research and scientific environment

Europe’s leading research and scientific environment

The productivity of our scientific community demonstrates its vitality. A small scientific publishing giant, we produce more co-publications per million inhabitants than any other host candidate. We are identified as a “leader in innovation” and are the EU’s second biggest investor in R&D.


The no. 1 city for life quality and opportunities

The no. 1 city for life quality and opportunities

Copenhagen is a truly liveable city. It ranks among the top three EMA candidates on quality of living and work-life balance, and has city rents more affordable than in most EU science hubs. As the top performer on access to professional growth opportunities and gender equality, our metropolis is bursting with possibilities – for employees, their partners and their families.


Top-ranking infrastructure and connectivity

Top-ranking infrastructure and connectivity

Our efficient and business-friendly metropolis reflects Denmark’s top ranking for city management. It is also highly accessible, with direct flights connecting all EU capitals and commercial centres. And for travellers with no time to waste, only Copenhagen offers a 13-minute transfer between airport and city.


A global leader on safety and transparency

A global leader on safety and transparency

Our reputation for responsible business is well founded. Scoring 90 out of 100 on Transparency International’s Anti-Corruption Index, Denmark is ranked the world’s least corrupt country. And as a top three candidate for political stability and absence of violence, it’s also one of the safest places to live.