About Greater Copenhagen

Greater Copenhagen is a metropolitan region that spans Eastern Denmark and Southern Sweden.

The 85 municipalities in Greater Copenhagen are home to 4.3 million inhabitants and Scandinavia’s largest recruitment base of highly-skilled employees. The region offers world class research facilities and a creative business environment with access to the markets of two countries.

Greater Copenhagen aims to be the leading metropolis in Northern Europe in terms of attracting and retaining international investments, companies, tourism and talent.

The Greater Copenhagen Collaboration

The Greater Copenhagen collaboration is a political platform for promoting regional collaboration and economic growth. The mayors and regional chairpersons of Eastern Denmark and Southern Sweden lead the collaboration.

In close dialogue with business and other key players in Greater Copenhagen, the Greater Copenhagen coollaboration launches strategic initiatives to generate economic growth and create jobs in Greater Copenhagen.

The Greater Copenhagen Committee

The Greater Copenhagen Committee is a political organisation connecting Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark. The members of the committee are Region Zealand, The Capital Region of Denmark, Region Skåne and Region Halland. The committee counts 46 Danish municipalities and 39 Swedish.  
The Greater Copenhagen Committee is aiming to eliminate cross-border barriers that prevent economic growth and business development in the region – trying to connect people across countries and cultures. 
The European Spallation Source (ESS) and MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society is one of our projects, focusing on identifying and overcoming the current barriers, particularly concerning citizens from outside the European Economic Area.  Read more about ESS and MAX VI. 

A political board, an administrative working group and a coordination group manage the Committee.


The world's leading materials research centre in Lund

The European Spallation Source (ESS) aims to be the world's leading centre for life sciences and materials research based on neutron sources. MAX IV will enable researchers to explore materials quicker and at higher resolution than ever before.

ESS / MAX IV, Greater Copenhagen


Greater Copenhagen is the centre of sustainable growth and quality of life offering an agile, collaborative and accessible metropolis – where people and business can unleash their potential.

Vision: In 2020, Greater Copenhagen will be a leading international hub for investment and knowledge capable of competing with the most successful metropolises in Europe.