Well-functioning border regions are not given. On the contrary, there are often technical, linguistic and cultural barriers, that hinder cross-border cooperation and development. It therefore requires continuing efforts at many levels to ensure well-functioning border regions.
The Danish Executive Board for Business Development and Growth acknowledges the need for well-functioning border regions on a political level and the demand for specific projects and initiatives, that can strengthen cooperation between companies and knowledge institutions and support a well-functioning labour market.
Our focus is to support projects, that contribute to creating growth and development for border region companies within the four strategic focus areas mentioned below.
Strategic focus areas
The Danish Executive Board for Business Development and Growth will support:
- Coherent cross-border labour market
- Educational co-operation
- Research and Development
- The Fehmarn Belt road connection
The Danish Executive Board for Business Development and Growth prioritizes to fund and support activities, that reinforce the potentials of a strong cross-border cooperation, benefitting companies. It can, for example, be collaboration based on coherent industrial areas, knowledge environments or common challenges, including a lack of qualified labour. The initiatives can complement or build on already established business-oriented cross-border co-operations.
The board can, among other things, support initiatives in the context of the business-oriented parts of the EU’s Interreg programs, which must comply with the strategy Business Promotion in Denmark 2020-2023.
Our work and possible funding of activities covering cross-border co-operations is coordinated with partners, who already have business development activities, and with projects, that cover elements of business development activities in the border regions.
Business Promotion in Denmark 2020-2023
Read the strategy paper about the business promotion (in Danish).
You can contact the secretariat of the Danish Executive Board for Business Development and Growth here, if you would like to hear more about cross-border co-operations.
Niels Bjerring Hansen
Telephone: +45 3529 1753