The Scandria project
Scandria is a cooperation of 19 partners from Germany and Scandinavia willing to assume a future role in developing a green and innovative transport corridor between the Baltic and the Adriatic Sea as well as to promote a new European economic core area.
As such, the Scandria project is part of the initiative to foster the Scandinavian-Adriatic Development Corridor marking the shortest way from Scandinavia to the Adriatic Sea along the transition point from Eastern to Western Europe. Scandria is funded by the Baltic Sea Region Programme (BSRP) of the European Union.
A brief Scandria history
The "Berlin Declaration" of November 2007, which was signed by the ministers responsible for regional development from all East German federal states marked the beginning of an initiative demanding "an attractive transport infrastructure as well as internationally competitive and efficient means of transportation within the Scandinavian-Adriatic Development Corridor".
The declaration was followed by the COINCO-charter in March 2008, in which regions from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Germany declared their willingness to intensify their cooperation to develop one of the most competitive, sustainable and livable regions. Based on this development, in 2008 the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development advanced the development of concrete EU funded cooperation projects.
In November 2008, the Scandria "sister project" South-North Axis (SoNorA), led by the Veneto region, started within the Central Europe Programme. Both are complemented by the projects Transitects, which focuses on North-South-transport via the Alps, and COINCO-North, which targets on infrastructure development within the Oslo-Gothenburg area.
Just recently, Scandria also signed a common agreement on joint green transport corridor activities with the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications as well as the transnational territorial cooperation projects East West Transport Corridor II (EWTC II) and TransBaltic.