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Sustainable growth through green transition


A well-integrated labour market can open new doors to economic growth in Greater Copenhagen. Studies from 2019 show that a fully integrated labour market across Øresund can result in annual gains of up to 2.9 billion DKK in the Danish and Swedish economies together. That kind of growth in GDP would simultaneously increase annual tax revenues in the region up to 1.3 billion DKK.

What we want
In other words, there are plenty of good reasons to work for a more closely integrated labour market in Greater Copenhagen. That’s why Greater Copenhagen’s Board adopted the Labour Market Charter in 2020, which explicitly outlines nine improvements to be made to the region’s labour market. Improvements, which will generate a more well-integrated labour market.

How we will achieve it
The Labour Market Charter grew out of a close collaboration with various stakeholders in the region’s labour market and identifies the nine most significant obstacles to developing the labour market in Greater Copenhagen. Moreover, the charter offers nine corresponding solutions which can contribute to realising the region’s growth potential.

The nine obstacles outlined in the Labour Market charter are:

  1. Better knowledge about the skills of the workforce
  2. Increased coordination of employment initiatives
  3. More flexibility across Greater Copenhagen for highly-qualified workers from other countries
  4. Different employer fees in Denmark and Sweden, which limits mobility
  5. Financial and time-related expenses in relation to transportation across Øresund
  6. Cooperating on skill development and continuing education
  7. Actors in the educational system in the Greater Copenhagen area should streamline their work to meet future demand for skills
  8. Mutual recognition of professional qualifications in Denmark and Sweden
  9. Better provision of information for businesses and employees as well as mutual recognition of national identification papers.

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