Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions: Regions valuable as EU backbone 26.10.2017
Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council invited the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions partner organisation (CPMR) to the annual general assembly that was held in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki in October 2017. The assembly had about 240 participants from all over Europe. The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is the most influential think thank that represents European maritime regions. About 160 regions from 28 different European countries are represented in the organisation.
iEER – a path finder for connecting Silicon Valleys of Europe 20.10.2017
iEER is an Interreg Europe funded flagship project bringing together ten regions around Europe. Initiated by a group of regions awarded with the European Entrepreneurial Region label, iEER aims to find smart paths and solutions to boost young entrepreneurs.
FinEst Link open stage for the developers of new technologies 10.10.2017
The FinEst Link project is launching an open international challenge for technology developers to provide new solutions. Digitalization is reforming transport services and business models already now. In infrastructure projects with a long time perspective, one has to take into account also the fundamental technology developments in transportation.
We promote European Medicines Agency to Helsinki 03.10.2017
A relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Helsinki is a real possibility. Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council supports the campaign by the State of Finland and the City of Helsinki. The campaign highlights that the transition to Helsinki is guaranteed to be smooth.
SOHJOA is a Regio Stars finalist 2017 27.09.2017
SOHJOA, the driverless minibus set to transform travel in Finland is a Regio Stars finalist. Regio Stars Awards identify good European practices in regional development and highlight original and innovative projects.
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.