News and press releases

  • 16.02.2017

    Focus on Future Cooperation Structures – Towards Formalized Cooperation?

    For years, the associations Kvarken Council, MidtSkandia and Blå Vägen have been working for the development of cross-border cooperation along the E12 east-west transport route. As a result of this cooperation, for instance, E12 has gained the TEN-T comprehensive status and the partners fully agree on the importance of active cross-border cooperation in order to reduce border barriers along the route. The partners now want to study how to take this cooperation onto the next level.
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  • 07.02.2017

    MATKA2017 Nordic Travel Fair – Successful Presentation of Spotlight High-Low Coast Project

    The cross-border project Spotlight High-Low Coast made itself known at MATKA2017 Nordic Travel Fair and Matka Workshop Day in 18–22 January, 2017. The project managers are pleased with the fair
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  • 18.01.2017

    NSB CoRe - Workshop on better connectivity with North Sea-Baltic Corridor

    Kvarken Council is one of the project partners in the project NSB CoRe (North Sea–Baltic Connector of Regions). A regional workshop for Swedish, Finnish and Estonian stakeholders (Northern thematic area) takes place January 18, 2017 in Helsinki on Better Connectivity with North Sea – Baltic Corridor in Helsinki, Finland.
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  • 16.01.2017

    Spotlight High-Low Coast vid internationella resemässan MATKA2017

    Spotlight High-Low Coast marknadsför regionerna Kvarkens skärgård/Höga kusten och Umeå vid internationella resemässan MATKA2017
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  • 10.01.2017

    Passagerarrekord i Kvarken

    184 144 passagerare reste med Wasaline år 2016. Passagerarmängden ökade med 9,2%. Då var mängden 168 557. Passagerarfordon ökade med 10,4 %, antal bussar ökade med 18,3 %. Fraktmetrarna minskade med 7,2 % och det transporterades 2,3 % mindre ton frakt.
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  • 19.12.2016

    Director’s Greeting 2016

    The past year has been characterized by both successes and misfortunes. After a good implementation of the Midway Alignment project, a new CEF application was submitted with the support of the Finnish and Swedish governments. We hoped to acquire EU support for the construction of a new, innovative and tailor-made...
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  • 19.12.2016

    Lägesrapport från de tre olika arbetspaketen i projektet E12 Atlantica Transport

    WP1 - Funktionellt transportstråk
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  • 08.12.2016

    Catalyst for the Kvarken Region

    Many perhaps associate the Kvarken Council mainly with the Kvarken ferry traffic and the Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor project. Even though these two aspects have been the Kvarken Council’s focus for the past few years, the association also continuously participates in several other projects. Development Manager Ms Susanna Ehrs elaborates on the association’s function and tasks.
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  • 05.12.2016

    Digitalization Brings Transparency to Freight Transports

    The E12 Atlantica Transport co-operation project between Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian partners continues the E12 route’s development work implemented by previous transport projects. This cross-border project, launched in early 2016, is coordinated by the Kvarken Council and divided into three work packages: a functional transport route for freight and passengers,...
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  • 30.11.2016

    Lively Discussions About the E12 Route’s Goals and Vision

    The E12 Atlantica Transport’s project partners assembled in November in Lycksele, Sweden, for the second of three working meetings. The theme of the meeting was the E12 route’s transport system’s mutual targets and sub-targets. The participants also discussed e.g. the mutual vision, significant geographical points-of-interests, and infrastructural quality objectives. The project’s vision is based on regional and national visions and objectives.
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