The project North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions, NSB CoRe is led by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council from Finland, and it focuses on the development issues of transports and land use regarding the North Sea-Baltic corridor. Project activities are carried out with the themes of intermodal logistics and long distance commuter services. In policymaking the project aims to achieve a shared transnational vision in spatial planning in regard to transports. The branding of the Rail Baltica connection is also on the list of activities.
– Our aim is first and foremost to create a well-functioning entity of cities from Hamburg to Helsinki, where all the decision makers in transport policy and regional planning share the same goals. It is important, especially in the beginning of the project, to bring along an interregional discussion about the challenges and goals of the transport policy wished for, Mr Sakari Saarinen, the Project Manager at the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council states.
The project involves sixteen partners from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany. 3.3 million euros is the project budget for three years, and the BSR Interreg programme financing makes up for 2.6 million euros of this sum.
Partners from Finland: Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council states, City of Helsinki, City of Hämeenlinna, Kvarken Council and LIMOWA Logistics Centre Cluster
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