Sustainable growth through green transition
In 2017, Greater Copenhagen produced a report about obstacles at the border and their socioeconomic consequences for the metropolitan region.
In 2016, Greater Copenhagen led a concerted effort to ensure greater mobility for international research scholars, who work at the research institutes ESS and MAX IV. These institutes are located in Lund, but their data centre is located in Copenhagen. Thus, employees need to be able to work in both Sweden and Denmark without being restricted by national rules about mobility and taxation of international labour. This work took place under the auspices of Interreg’s project, Gränshinder, which is part of a larger project, ESS & MAX IV: Cross Border Science and Society. The initiative contributed to the passing of a law in Denmark which enables international researchers to live in Denmark and work in both Sweden and Denmark.
Greater Copenhagen actively participates in the Nordic Cooperation to promote integration of border regions by identifying and removing border restrictions, which limit the economic growth. Greater Copenhagen participates in the Nordic Cross-Border Committee and receives financial support from the Nordic Council of Ministers.
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