The Öresund region consists of Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark. It is one of the most dynamic regions in Europe – making it an attractive location for businesses, professionals, tourists and students alike.
The area generates a quarter of the combined GDP of Sweden and Denmark. The two sides of the region are connected by a fixed link between Copenhagen and Malmö, the Öresund Bridge, as well as by ferries servicing the route between Helsingborg (Sweden) and Helsingör (Denmark).
This is an international region that reflects the modern age: two countries complementing one another in a region without borders. The region is home to the largest concentration of highly educated people in Northern Europe. Here you will find world class innovative environments and a well-developed working relationship between industry, higher education institutions and the authorities.
With a centrally placed international airport, the Öresund region is easily accessible from all parts of the globe. Copenhagen airport, Kastrup, is the largest international airport in Northern Europe operating direct flights to more than 120 destinations. Within the Öresund region itself, journey times are short thanks to an excellent public transport network, as well as extensive investments in good infrastructure.
The Öresund region comprises of two nations and therefore has no joint governing body. However, the national governments cooperate on several levels to make the Öresund region politically accessible to its inhabitants. Perhaps the best example of this is the Öresund committee, a regional forum for political cooperation that consists of politicians from both countries, which has been hard at work to eliminate national administrative boundaries since 1993.
Öresund Direct is an information service that conveys information from public authorities to citizens and businesses in the region. The goal is to promote cooperation between authorities and administrators in the region and to identify and eliminate barriers to integration in the Öresund region, the communication between citizens, businesses and public administration.
Öresund Direct consists of an editorial staff in Copenhagen and an information centre in the town square in Malmö. The information centre assists the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, County Administration and the Swedish Tax Agency with staff who are on hand to provide government information from an Öresund perspective.