Organisations behind the Fehmarnbelt Days 2021

The Entwicklungsgesellschaft Ostholstein mbH EGOH is the economic development corporation for the County of Ostholstein. In its area it promotes business, tourism, innovation and technology development as well as employment opportunities. The EGOH’s range of tasks is broad and includes versatile services for companies and municipalities. Within the County, the EGOH develops commercial areas, sells their plots and operates two Commercial Centres with office as well as production space. Support and consultation offers are available for companies and the self-employed, covering business issues such as start-up, funding applications, (re-)settlement and company succession. Tourism projects focusing on water sports and cycling tourism are initiated and implemented.

Fehmarnbelt Business Council (FBBC)
As an international consortium, the FBBC plays a coordinating role and serves as a platform for all parties interested in the Fehmarnbelt project. The FBBC supports them to focus on their respective projects and to participate in joint activities. Representing about 400,000 companies through its members, the FBBC truly is “the voice of business” and, therefore, the natural contact point for government and administration in cross-border issues in the regions Hamburg Metropolitan Region, Schleswig-Holstein, Greater Copenhagen and Region Skåne.

Fehmarnbelt Committee

The Fehmarnbelt Committee aims to develop a well-integrated and competitive Fehmarnbelt Region. The committee consists of a broad variety of local and regional Danish and German stakeholders, such as politicians, representatives from municipalities and county authorities as well as representatives of organizations and associations. The committee focuses on improving integration of the cross-border region that lies between the two European metropolitan areas of Hamburg and Copenhagen/Malmö. Our core responsibility is to inform citizens about the cross-border region and coordinate our stakeholders towards a better-connected Fehmarnbelt. For that purpose, the Fehmarnbelt Committee develops and implements viable cross-border initiatives and projects as well as conferences, thus helps shaping the future of a well-integrated Fehmarnbelt Region.

Femern A/S
Femern A/S is the company building the world record Fehmarnbelt Tunnel between Rødby and Puttgarden. Femern A/S is a subsidiary of the Danish, state-owned Sund & Bælt holding A/S, which has experience from the construction of the fixed links across the Great Belt and Øresund. At 18 km, the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be the world’s longest underwater road/rail tunnel and will feature some of the most advanced and innovative technology in both its design and its construction. Femern A/S has its head office in Copenhagen. It also has offices in Berlin, Burg on Fehmarn and Rødbyhavn on Lolland.

Industrie und Handelskammer (IHK) zu Lübeck / The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lübeck
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lübeck is a customer-minded service provider and the self-governing body of the business community in the HanseBelt-region, representing the general interest of its member companies. We serve the regional economy and the 65,000 member companies in the districts Ostholstein, Segeberg, Stormarn, the Duchy of Lauenburg and the Hanseatic City of Lübeck.
In Germany, chambers of commerce and industry are public corporations with compulsory membership. According to the German Law on Chambers of Industry and Commerce their tasks are – among others:
• competent representation of industry, commerce and service companies in respect of state and society,
• supply of services relating to business,
• efficient performance of mandatory tasks,
• objective advice for public decision makers.

Kreis Ostholstein / The County of Ostholstein
Ostholstein stands for the Baltic Coast and the region Holstein Switzerland. The Baltic Sea – this is endless beaches and the hustle and bustle on boardwalks and piers along the coast. Holstein Switzerland creates an excellent alternative to this vibrant beach life, thanks to its numerous hills, romantic lakes and forests. In Ostholstein, quality of life and quality of work can be ideally combined. Furthermore, the district of Ostholstein has a highly developed infrastructure. The direct link between Germany and Denmark – the part of the European route E 47 Lisbon/ Stockholm connecting Hamburg and Copenhagen – passes right through Ostholstein and is the shortest connection to Scandinavia. This major traffic pathway has considerably influenced the dynamic development of the district. It is for this reason that a fixed direct link between Germany and Denmark is currently at the centre of attention. Besides the plans for a tunnel to cross the Fehmarn Belt strait, the extension plans for the railway connection to Scandinavia within the Fehmarn Belt project are especially important for the municipalities between Lübeck and Puttgarden.

Ministerium für Justiz, Europa, Verbraucherschutz und Gleichstellung des Landes Schleswig-Holstein / The Ministry of Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality of Land Schleswig-Holstein
For Schleswig-Holstein as the northern-most federal state in Germany, the Fehmarnbelt Region is a very important link to Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea Region. Schleswig-Holstein has a strong interest in fruitful cooperation with her neighbours on all levels. These cross-border relationships offer tremendous opportunities of economic and social development.
Schleswig-Holstein is particularly advanced when it comes to maritime economy, tourism, health care and medical technology industries. Other growing industries include nutrition science, nanotechnology, IT and machine building, as well as chemicals, aeronautics and traffic engineering. The renewable energies sector with its 2.700 wind-energy facilities is growing rapidly.

Region Sjælland / Region Zealand
Region Zealand is one of the five regions in Denmark. It’s a politically governed institution with a Regional Council consisting of 41 directly elected members, who are elected for a four year period. Comprising 17 municipalities – from Lolland in the South to Odsherred in the North – the Region has a population of 832.000 inhabitants.
Region Zealand performs two main tasks: Regional development and an operational enterprise in the area of healthcare and social affairs.
Region Zealand’s vision is to create the best framework for sustainable growth and quality of life for its citizens. One tool is “building bridges” – between other regions and countries as well as between different stakeholders.

STRING is a political cross-border partnership between Akershus County and Østfold County in Norway, Region Halland, Region Västra Götaland, Region Skåne, the City of Gothenburg and the City of Malmö in Sweden, the City of Copenhagen, the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand in Denmark, Schleswig-Holstein and the City of Hamburg in Germany.
Our vision is for the STRING region to be the driver behind a Northern European green growth corridor in a functional partnership with our neighbouring regions. The corridor will be a green European powerhouse; a strong strategic axis contributing to knowledge, growth, welfare and sustainability in Northern Europe, including the Baltic Sea Region.