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Finnish and Swedish Governments Approve the 
Establishment of the Kvarken Council EGTC

Finland and Sweden have officially approved the establishment of the Kvarken Council EGTC, a European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation. The Council’s objective is to develop cross-border cooperation and improve competitiveness in the Kvarken region, i.e. in the northern part of the Baltic Sea.

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New Structure for the Kvarken Council – and Greater Influence

A historical decision was made in the spring of 2018 to transform the Kvarken Council from a registered association into the Kvarken Council EGTC. EGTC stands for European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, which is the European Union’s own legal instrument specifically designed for cross-border cooperation.

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Visionen om fast förbindelse över Kvarken lever

Kvarkenrådet har under många år jobbat operativt med att integrera Kvarkenregionen inom alla sektorer. För att det skall lyckas krävs fungerande förbindelser.

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FAIR – Kvarken region’s new flagship project secured EU funding

Actors in the Kvarken region have been granted funding for a major development project regarding electric aviation – FAIR, Finding Innovations to Accelerate Implementation of Electric Regional Aviation. The funding was granted via the Interreg Botnia-Atlantica programme.

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Press Release on Future INTERREG Programmes in the Nordic Countries

The cross-border cooperation body Kvarken Council held its Board meeting in Vaasa, Finland, on 17 February 2020. The Kvarken Council is an official cross-border operator funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers and it consists of Region Västerbotten and Örnsköldsvik Municipality in Sweden as well as three Regional Councils of Ostrobothnia and the cities of Vaasa, Seinäjoki, Kokkola and Jakobstad in Finland.

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Johanna Häggman

Communications Manager +358 50 309 2960