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The future of electric aviation in the Kvarken region

The future of electric aviation in the Kvarken region

The report, Electric regional aviation – a fast and clean transport mode for the needs of Kvarken region, from WSP has been published

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Kvarken Council EGTC Elected New Chairmen

Kvarken Council EGTC Elected New Chairmen

The Kvarken Council EGTC's first annual general meeting was held at the end of May 2021. The annual general meeting discussed statutory matters and elected a Chairman and Deputy Chairmen. The presidium was expanded from the Kvarken Council's association times from two to four: one Chairman and three Deputy Chairmen.

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Funding for Two New, Important Projects for the Whole Kvarken Region

Funding for Two New, Important Projects for the Whole Kvarken Region

Spearheaded by the Kvarken Council, the Kvarken region has received funding for two important projects that are extremely topical due to recent news.

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Kvarken Council has become the first fully Nordic EGTC area

Kvarken Council has become the first fully Nordic EGTC area

The establishment of the Kvarken Council European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) is now published in The Official Journal of the European Union. At the same time the process from a registered association to the Kvarken Council EGTC, a stable legal entity, is over the finish line!

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

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

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

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

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

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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Intensiva diskussioner om modell för långsiktigt, gränsöverskridande samarbete i framtiden

Intensiva diskussioner om modell för långsiktigt, gränsöverskridande samarbete i framtiden

Den 25–26 oktober samlades ett sextiotal norska, svenska och finländska politiker, tjänstemän och näringslivsrepresentanter från kommuner längs E12-korridoren, för att delta i Nordligt Forums två dagars workshop i Vasa.

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Livlig diskussion om ny samverkansform redan första dagen

Livlig diskussion om ny samverkansform redan första dagen

Nordligt Forums första workshopdag är över. Diskussionen mellan finländska, svenska och norska politiker, tjänstemän och sakkunniga som verkar längs E12-stråket var livlig.

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World Heritage Tastes Good

World Heritage Tastes Good

In the autumn, food enthusiasts will have the chance to experience unique tastes from the World Heritage Site onboard the Wasaline ferry. Michael Björklund, an award-winning chef, has been chosen to create a four-course World Heritage Menu, served onboard the Wasaline ferry in the autumn.

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Flags Raised in Celebration of Cross-Border Collaboration

Flags Raised in Celebration of Cross-Border Collaboration

Today, the Kvarken Council proudly raised Finland and Sweden’s flags outside the Council’s office in Pukinkulma, Vaasa.

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Contact persons

Johanna Häggman

Johanna Häggman

Communications Manager johanna.haggman@kvarken.org +358 50 309 2960
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