Competition for flagship projects to implement the joint future concept concluded

Wettbewerb ohne Grenzen
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The competition for cross-border flagship projects, which was opened at the BMI in the context of the German-Polish conference on 4 October, was concluded with the award ceremony on 5 June 2019 at the Polish Institute in Berlin.

Of the total of 35 projects submitted, which covered all fields of action of the future concept, five were selected as flagship projects, two projects were awarded honorary prizes and a further two pro-jects each received special acknowledgement from the competition jury. The capital region Berlin-Brandenburg is home to the flagship project “Revival of the long-distance rail link between Leipzig and Poznan”. The main objective of the project is to determine the benefits of recommissioning this con-nection. For this purpose, the initiative group, consisting of the VCD Brandenburg (association of traffic participants), the town administration of Gubin, the German-Polish association of Cottbus, the Spree-Neiße-Bober Euroregion and the town administration of Cottbus, is first to be augmented with expert partners. The project which gained special acknowledgement from the competition jury, “Restoration of the Europa Bridge Siekierki – Neurüdnitz for tourist traffic”, is also of immediate importance for the capital region. The key objective of this project is to increase the attractiveness and accessibility of the Oder Valley in the area of Bad Freienwalde – Moryń – Mieszkowice – Wriezen for residents and visitors by repairing the Europa bridge Siekierki – Neurüdnitz for tourist traffic.

Further information on the competition can be found on the web portal of the German-Polish regional development committee at https://www.kooperation-ohne-grenzen.de/de/projekte-aktivitaeten/wettbewerbsergebnisse/ zu finden.