Region in Europe

The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region is located in the centre of Europe and surrounded by numerous regional authorities (e.g. voivodeships). The Raumordnungsgesetz [German Spatial Planning Act] stipulates that planning agencies must coordinate draft spatial plans officially with other regional authorities. Another task is the supervision for the two Interreg programmes Baltic Sea and Central Europe in the German committees, by the Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg.

The capital region also cooperates with numerous neighbours and partners in various informal projects. The Scandria®Alliance is of special strategic relevance. German-Polish cooperation also reinforces the capital region’s spatial ties with Poland in terms of European integration. The capital region is also represented by the Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg in the networks Metrex and IKM.