Official positions

On this page you can find information on Gothenburg's policy positions in the areas of urban mobility, transport and infrastructure.

The STRING-network

To strengthen our position at European level, the City of Gothenburg is part of the cross-border STRING-network. STRING aims to complete the northern part of the Scan-Med Corridor between Oslo and Hamburg, through Gothenburg, Malmö and Copenhagen. Through the network, the city of Gothenburg urges the institutions to:

  • Ensure the development of the urban nodes of the core network, their interconnections and the inclusion and strategic position of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link, new fixed links across Öresund and Gothenburg-Oslo section in the Core Network
  • Speed up the deployment of a coherent, accessible cross-border infrastructure for alternative fuels, such as electricity and hydrogen.
  • Continue to support the railway system and ensure its position as a sustainable and environmentally friendly means of transport at the core of the network.
  • Speed up the work to further integrate the MoS strategy within the TEN-T policy.
  • Continue supporting the urban nodes of highest strategic importance and ensure their position at the core network.
  • Use the TEN-T regulation, the Core Network Corridors and their respective a as a tool to continue to strengthen cooperation between member states, regions, cities, ports and other key stakeholders.
  • The Post 2020 EU Framework on Roma Equality and Inclusion Strategies 

Urban Nodes, funding for urban mobility and White paper on transport

In the past, the City of Gothenburg has called for a clear commitment for the implementation of a KIC Urban Mobility (launched in 2018) and supported the development of the urban node concept. The city has called for ambitious budget targets for the CEF and Horizon 2020 budgets as these programmes are key components to reach the objectives of the White Paper on Transport and other transport related goals.

The City of Gothenburg has shared voting recommendations in the following instances:

  • TRAN Committee vote on the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament's input ahead of the Commission's proposal
  • TRAN Committee vote on the implementation of the 2011 White Paper on transport: review and the path towards sustainable transport

Don’t hesitate to contact us, if you are interested in knowing more details about our focus areas and policy recommendations. We would be happy to discuss them further in detail with you.