The work of STRING is rooted in our vision to create a megaregion because there is strength in numbers. This revised strategy replaces the STRING 2040 Strategy, and presents a clearer, more defined focus for STRING in areas deemed most crucial to achieving our vision.
The work of STRING is rooted in our vision to create a megaregion because there is strength in numbers. We strive to become a globally acknowledged Green Investment Hub and a leading implementer of sustainable infrastructure to combat climate change while improving the lives of our citizens. Through being showcased as a prosperous destination that people are drawn to visit, live and invest in, we will continue to be a key influencer for setting international and national agendas in Northern Europe. But creating a corridor where economic growth, job creation and sustainability go hand in hand for the benefit of our citizens is a long-term vision that requires a sharp focus embedded in our ambition to foster a clean, green economy, and the initiatives we need to implement to get there.
When the last STRING strategy – STRING 2040 – was approved in 2016, STRING was different to what it is now. In 2019, the construction start of the Fehmarn Belt link is imminent, and we have grown to 12 members, covering the entire corridor from Hamburg to Oslo. With this evolution of our network, now representing 12-6 million inhabitants and 9 regions, STRING has a renewed commitment to align ourselves with other region-building activities, and to redefine our important role to facilitate the delivery of cross-border infrastructure integral for economic growth and prosperity.
To reflect these changing priorities of STRING and the world around us, this revised strategy replaces the STRING 2040 Strategy. It presents a clearer, more defined focus for STRING in areas deemed most crucial to achieving our vision.