The Stockholm Mälar Region is Sweden’s “doorway to the world”. Large portions of the country’s freight goods and business related trips either passes the region or has the region as its destination. The region enables trade, travel and growth in all parts of Sweden. Indeed, an efficient transport infrastructure in The Stockholm Mälar Region is not only important for Swedish jobs and business, its equally important for Sweden’s trading partners.
The macro-regional cooperation between the counties in the Stockholm Mälar Region enables better utilization of the region’s collective resources and investments and paves the way for international competitiveness. By linking the labor market, education and housing markets in the Stockholm Mälar Region, businesses and their partners, customers and employees can reach each other. Freight transports can move goods to, from and through the region. And people can more easily travel to jobs, education and family inside the region and abroad.
During the last years, The Stockholm Mälar Region has rallied behind a joint vision for the transport system for the Stockholm Mälar Region – The System analysis for The Stockholm Mälar Region.
The work has since 2003 developed into a strong and historically unique process between politicians from 7 counties in the region with the support of civil servants and many collaborating organizations. The aim is collective action around common priorities for the infrastructure and transport system in the Stockholm Mälar Region. The report places a special emphasis on giving the whole region a good international accessibility.
Our work also have an international dimension. Click here to download latest position paper regarding the European Commission consultation on EU fonds for Strategic infrastructure.