Break up the silos – Connecting regions to the TEN-T corridors 18.06.2017
The 8th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region took place in Berlin 13-14 June. The theme of the Forum was connectivity. The Forum highlighted the necessity to intensify contacts throughout the BSR including its neighboring regions and to develop a better awareness of each other’s perspectives. The EUSBSR Priority Area Transport and Horizontal Action Spatial Planning coordinators together with the three transport flagship projects contributed to the connectivity theme by a joint session on “Regional cooperation to connect regions to the TEN-T corridors”.
New survey of the Helsinki–Tallinn railway tunnel route 20.02.2017
Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) conducted acoustic-seismic surveys of the possible linings for an undersea railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The report was commissioned by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.
Consultants chosen to study feasibility of Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel 13.02.2017
The FinEst Link project is a cooperation between Finland and Estonia in examining the development of the transport link and the feasibility of a railway tunnel between Helsinki and Tallinn. The bodies to perform the consultancy work for this EU funded project have now been selected and the results are to be expected during 2017.
Helsinki-Uusimaa Region 2050 – Something better 23.01.2017
What does the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region 2050 representing well-being look like, in order to make it in the ever-changing world? In order to get an answer, we need to know our current situation and strengths, and bring foresight into our strategic work. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has examined the future in an interactive way that takes us all the way to the year of 2050.
Valuable city data for anyone – Open data from Helsinki Region 31.10.2016
Did you know that our cities are full of valuable data? Cities have actually a huge amount of data regarding e.g. living conditions, infrastructure, public services and transport. These data sets are very valuable for the city organisations but they might be also very valueable for other stakeholders as well.
Smart, smarter, Helsinki region 13.09.2016
Clean aviation fuel from sustainable materials, driverless buses, climate-friendly urban areas, clean indoor air and digital health-services: what do they have in common? Click on HelsinkiSmart website and you will find out how Helsinki smart region is a living lab for innovative ideas, companies and people.
Implementation of Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel to be studied with EU funding 15.06.2016
The implementation opportunities of the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel will be studied by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council together with its partners with the help of EU funding. The EU funding for the Central Baltic Programme was confirmed on 14th June. The two-year project will examine the tunnel project in terms of technology, economy and competitiveness.
Helsinki EU Office – 20 years of influencing the EU in Brussels 15.06.2016
The Helsinki EU Office, celebrating its 20 years in operation, organised a celebratory reception in Brussels on the 14th of June. The event raised a lot of interest and it was honoured by visits from Mr Jyrki Katainen, Commission Vice-President, Mr Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, and Ms Pilvi-Sisko Vierros Villeneuve, Permanent Representative Ambassador.