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International projects

The municipality of Køge participates in a number of projects supported by EU programmes and/or with international partners.

SB YCGN (South Baltic Youth Core Groups Network)

Brief description: This project is a cooperation between partners working with engaging young people. The goal of the project is to exchange experience on how partners from 4 countries work with young people and how to engage young people in different decision making processes. 
Partners: The Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic in Poland is the leadpartner. The universities of Gdansk in Poland and Klaipeda in Lithuania, two organisations working with youth engagement in Poland and Lithuania as well as the municipalities of Tielsai in Lithuania, Vimmerby in Sweden and the municipality of Køge are the other partners.  
Project budget and grant: The budget is 565.642 Euro and the maximum grant from the Interreg South Baltic programme is 468.640,70 Euro.    
Period: January 2018 – December 2019.

EABIC (Education and Business in Cooperation)

Brief description: This project which is supported under the strand ”Mobility of learners and staff will give managers, teachers and other staff among the 5 institutions in CAMPUS Køge knowledge about how partners from other countries work with involving the business community with primary and lower secondary schools and thereby stimulating young people to make the right choice when continuing their education and to a higher degree choosing vocational education. 
Partners: The Municipality of Køge (leadpartner), Køge Business College, EUC Sjælland, ZBC and UUV Køge Bugt.  
Project budget and grant: The budget and maximum grant from Erasmus + is 47.200 Euro.    
Period: August 2018 – July 2020. 

Nature, naturalness, naturally

Brief description: This project is a class exchange project where two classes (14-16 year old students) from Denmark and Iceland will work together and visit each other. The project will focus on different approaches to nature, how nature affects living conditions and how each country works with nature and the environment. The project has 3 strands; nature, naturalness and naturally. 
Partners: Sct. Nicolai school in Køge (leadpartner) and Hvaleyrarskoli in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.   
Project budget and grant: The budget and maximum grant from the strand Mobility Class Exchange in the Nordplus programme is 24.370 Euro.    
Period: August 2018 – August 2019. 

Food culture, sustainability and perspectives for the future

Brief description: This project is a class exchange project where two classes (14-16 year old students) from Iceland and Denmark will work together and visit each other. The goal of the project is to increase the interest of Icelandic and Danish youth, to increase knowledge and openness about Nordic culture as well as challenging their thoughts on welfare, sustainability and better food for all. 
Partners: Lagafellsskoli in Mosfellsbær Iceland (leadpartner) and Sct. Nicolai school in Køge.  
Project budget and grant: The budget and maximum grant from the strand Mobility Class Exchange in the Nordplus programme is 27.330 Euro.    
Period: August 2018 – August 2019. 

Parking gets smart

Brief description: In this project, a number of partners from Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Poland and Lithuania want to examine how it is possible to improve and use IT solutions as a part of parking management. The municipality of Køge kommune is not a partner with its own budget but an Associated partner, which means the municipality will be invited to project conferences and receive the reports which are prepared by the partners.    
Partners: Polish Union of Active mobility is the leadpartner. Other partners are the municipalities of Bremen in Germany, Växjö n Sweden and Neringa in Lithuania, the university of Gdansk, the chambers of commerce of Klaipeda, IT organisations and transport organisations.  
Project budget and grant:  The budget is 2.689.373 Euro and the maximum grant from the Interreg South Baltic programme is 2.245.767 Euro.      
Period: May 2018 – April 2021. 

Intelligent Mobility in the future in Greater Copenhagen

Brief description: The goal of this project is to get municipalities, regions and other important transport actors within Greater Copenhagen to work together on innovative mobility solutions in order to be able to stimulate new transport possibilities, which will improve mobility and access in the Øresund Region as well as improving sustainable forms of transport. The project will develop and test innovative mobility solutions in different cases; in Køge the focus will be on Køge Nord, where mobility is a central issue within urban planning, with a special focus on park and ride solutions.  
Partners: The Capital Region of Denmark is the leadpartner and in all 14 partners from Zealand and Scania will participate; regions, municipalities, research institutions and transport companies.   
Project budget and grant: The budget is 2.124.894 Euro and the maximum grant from the Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak programme is 1.062.447 Euro.    
Period: August 2018 – July 2021.

A Student Engaged is a Student Retained

Brief description: This project will give managers, teachers and other staff among the 5 institutions in CAMPUS Køge skills and tools to identify early warning indications of attrition, to learn new ways to prevent dropouts as well as stimulating the well-being of students. The project is supported under the strand ”Mobility of learners and staff” and the project grant will be used so that staff from the 5 institutions can visit institutions abroad or take a course abroad to learn more about how to prevent drop outs and stimulate the well-being of students. 
Partners: The Municipality of Køge (leadpartner), Køge Business College, EUC Sjælland, SOSU Sjælland and UUV Køge Bugt.  
Project budget and grant: The budget and maximum grant from Erasmus + is 64.614 Euro.    
Period: August 2017 – July 2019. 

Belongingness in a 21st century skills setting

Brief description: This project is a class exchange project where two classes (14-16 year old students) will work together and visit each other. The project aims at strengthening cultural understanding by focusing on the students’ coping with the obstacles of integrating others in their own culture and of becoming a part of an alien culture as well as developing the students’ ability to be creative critical thinkers, tolerant collaborators, and competent communicators within this project and in future encounters with other cultures.
Partners: Sct. Nicolai school in Køge (leadpartner) and Hvaleyrarskoli in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland.  
Project budget and grant: The budget and maximum grant from the strand Mobility Class Exchange in the Nordplus programme is 25.625 Euro.   
Period: August 2017 – August 2018.

SBPIN (South Baltic Public Innovators Network)

Brief description: The goal of this project is to increase international knowledge and activities for the participating municipalities and other local organisations, within core municipal areas.  The partners will host a number of networks and workshops focusing on ”green growth”, ”blue growth” and ”sustainable urban growth, elderly care and age friendly cities”. The municipality of Køge will be responsible for organising two workshops within Green Growth for the other project partners. 
Partners: The municipality of Hässleholm via EU office Skåne Nordost in Sweden (leadpartner), Krinova Incubator and Science Park in Sweden, Association of Polish Communes of Euroregion Baltic in Poland, the municipality of Næstved and the municipality of Køge.   
Project budget and grant: The budget is 497.695,76 Euro and the maximum grant from the Interreg South Baltic programme is 380.752,67 Euro.    
Period: January 2017 – December 2018.

Innovation and entrepreneurship in a cultural setting

Brief description: Kajaani Lyseo in Finland and Sct. Nicolai Skole in Denmark, two primary and lower secondary schools, both work with innovation and entrepreneurship projects, but on different levels. This project has the aims to develop the knowledge of the respective schools on innovation and entrepreneurship through establishing a learning situation where the participants work in a cross-cultural atmosphere and to strengthen their cultural understanding, curiosity and open-mindedness. In order to do so, 25 students and a number of teachers from both schools will meet physically twice, once in each country, and work in cross-cultural groups during the school year. 
Partners: Sct. Nicolai school in Køge (leadpartner) and Kajaani Lyseo in Finland.
Project budget and grant: The project grant from the Nordic Council of Ministers via the Nordplus Junior programme is 26.525 EURO, which will finance the mobilities. The schools participate with their staff costs 
Period: August 2016 – July 2017.

 

Nordic Youth Meeting 2016

Brief description: Youth groups from 4 Nordic twinning towns participate in a joint meeting in Køge, to discuss the wellbeing of young people – differences and similarities, as well as immigration and integration – local challenges and possibilities. Based on this meeting, the Nordic youths will plan a Nordic Youth Event in the Autumn of 2016, which will be held on the same day and at the same time, with live skype connections between the participants.  
Partners: The municipality of Køge (leadpartner), the municipality of Kongsberg in Norway, the municipality of Skagafjordur on Iceland and the municipality of Esbo in Finland.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 17.091 EURO and the grant from the Nordic Culture Point under the Nordic Council of Ministers is 14.527 EURO.
Period: February – October 2016.

From waste to resources - green business models for SME’s

Brief description: "From waste to resources” helps small and medium sized enterprises to optimize their use of resources and their business model, which will help them to use less water and energy as well as fewer materials.  In this project the partner municipalities screen if relevant companies have the potential to use fewer resources or participate in a symbiosis cooperation with other companies. Symbiosis Center Denmark participates with national competence and knowledge of symbioses and DTU (Technical University of Denmark) participates with research based innovation.    
Partners: The municipality of Kalundborg (leadpartner) and the municipalities of Køge, Slagelse, Holbæk, Odsherred and Guldborgsund as well as DTU.   
Project budget and grant: The budget is 11.545.637 million DKK and the maximum grant from the European Regional Development Fund is 5.772.818 million DKK.   
Period: July 2015 – June 2018.

 

Learning to learn – from language centre to further education

Brief description: The transition from language training to the rest of the education system is difficult for students coming from education systems, which are substantially different from the Scandinavian education system, which focuses on cooperation, responsibility for self learning as well as working project oriented. To be able to tackle this problem, the partners wish to develop an idea database, with ideas for training activities at the language centres and bridge- building activities together with potential further education institutions. The general idea is to provide teachers at the language centres tools to teach students about how to study and learn, so they learn how to learn. Hereby, their possibilities of further education will be increased and potentially their chances of labour market employment will be improved.
Partners: The municipality of Køge – Centre for Danish and Integration, Adult Education Centre in Voss, Norway and Adult Education Centre in Norrköping, Sweden. 
Project budget and grant: The partners will receive a grant of 50.000 EURO from the Nordplus Adult programme under the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Period: September 2015 – August 2017.

Youth participation in Nordic communities

Brief description: Youth groups from 5 Nordic twin towns participate in a joint meeting, where they learn about each other’s daily lives, cultures and identities and exchange good practices and strategies to enhance their involvement in local decision making.Partners: The municipality of Esbo in Finland (leadpartner), the municipality of Kristianstad in Sweden, the municipality of Kongsberg in Norway, the municipality of Skagafjordur on Iceland and the municipality of Køge.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 23.155 EURO and the grant from the Nordic Culture Point under the Nordic Council of Ministers is 19.862 EURO.

Period: January – June 2015.  

European Outdoor Network Experiences (E-ONE)

Brief description: This project will create a network between different European partners to stimulate voluntary and non-organised activities and outdoor sports. The network will demonstrate and promote the fundamental role of such activities to enhance better health and a better quality of life.
Partners: The municipality of Terni in Italy is leadpartner. The other partners are a number of different organisations from Malaga in Spain, Zejtun on Malta, Murcia in Spain, Funchal in Portugal, Piteå in Sweden, Hranice in the Czech republic, Sofia in Bulgaria and Køge.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 499.440 EURO and the grant from the programme Erasmus+ Sports – collaboritive partnership is 399.552 EURO.
Period: 2015 - 2016.

Municipal sustainable growth in a future Øresund Region

Brief description: Municipal sustainable growth in a future Øresund Region is a small project which through dialogue and workshops will identify and develop municipal cooperation possibilities within the areas of waste management and traffic planning between two municipalities from both sides of the Sound.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 75.500 EURO and the grant from the Interreg IVA Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak programme is 37.750 EURO.
Period: January 2014 – March 2015.

EUPLETT

Brief description: EUPLETT – European Urban Planning via Public Participation and Local Empowerment in Networks of Twinning Towns is a project initiating a twinning network within urban planning in order to create a vibrant city centre using the process of citizen dialogue. The project is based on several common development needs regarding future and long lasting urban planning.
Partners: The municipality of Falkenberg in Sweden (leadpartner), the City of Dubrovnik Development Agency in Croatia, the municipality of Schouwen-Duiveland in Holland, the Ballymena Borough Council in Northern Ireland and the municipality of Køge.
Budget: A grant of 148.000 EURO from the Europe for Citizens programme to cover transport and accommodation in connection with the conferences as well as the hosting of an international conference in each municipality.
Period: February 2014 – December 2015
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Testing the potential of a transport and logistical cluster

Brief description: The goal of this project is, through dialogue with business and scientific institutions, to discuss the needs and potentials of establishing an international cluster for transport and logistics, geographically based in the region of Zealand. The project will include the development of a concept for a regional cluster organization, which will function as a coordinator and catalyst for cooperation on development and growth within transport and logistics.    
Partners: The municipality of Køge 
Project budget and grant: The budget is 636.250 DKK and the grant from the European Regional Development Fund is 318.125 DKK
Period: November 2013 – August 2014

Crosswise learning

Brief description: The goal of this project is to improve the education and integration of adults from ethnic minorities by sharing experience and cooperation between the project partners. The project will result in improved and innovative models for language education as well as the integration of adults from ethnic minorities in the local community.
Partners: Centre for Danish and Integration, Municipality of Voss in Norway (leadpartner), Voss library (Norway), Stadt- und Regionalbibliothek Erfurt (Germany), Stichting Openbare Bibliotheken Maas en Peel (Holland), Biblioteka Publiczna Miasta i Gminy Wolsztyn (Poland)
Budget: A grant of 15.000 EURO to Centre for Danish and Integration from the Grundtvig Learning partnerships
Period: Autumn 2013 – Autumn 2015

TUGRAPP – Turisme Grænseoverskridende App (tourism crossborder app)

Brief description: The project is based on the mutual cultural heritage (17th century) between Køge and Hässleholm in Sweden. An interactive app will be developed which will function as a crossborder ”reason to go”, for Danish, Swedish and international tourists interested in mutual cultural heritage, which can function as a model for crossborder cooperation within ”small town” tourism.
Partners: The municipality of Køge (leadpartner), VisitKøge (tourist organisation), Køge Byhistoriske Arkiv (local archive) and the municipality of Hässleholm in Sweden.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 461.000 EURO and the grant from the Interreg IVA Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak programme is 230.500 EURO
Period: March 2013 – December 2014

Towards EU 2020

Brief description: The EU 2020 strategy is EU's growth strategy with intelligent growth, inclusive growth and sustainable growth. Through this project, the 6 partners will run three conferences within the three themes, in order to identify potential municipal cooperation projects in the coming EU budget period 2014-2020.
Partners: The municipality of Kristianstad in Sweden (leadpartner), the municipality of Rendsburg in Germany, the municipality of Siauliai in Lithuania, the municipality of Koszalin in Poland, the municipality of Budafok in Budapest, Hungary and the municipality of Køge.
Budget: A grant of 55.000 EURO from the Europe for Citizens Programme to cover transport and accommodation in connection with the conferences.
Period: September 2012 – December 2013

Grøn String Transportkorridor (Green String Transport Corridor)

Brief description: The goal of this project is to establish a green transport corridor through the Øresund Region to Hamburg for international goods transport and passenger transport, which will minimize energy consumption and carbon dioxide, minimize emission per trip and tons of goods but also secure optimal accessibility and mobility.
Partners: Region Zealand (leadpartner), The Capital Region of Denmark, Region Skåne in Sweden, Lund University in Sweden, Roskilde University, Swedish Transport Administration, the municipality of Lund in Sweden, the municipality of Helsingborg in Sweden, the City of Copenhagen and the municipality of Køge.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 2.787.443 EURO and the grant from the Interreg IVA Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak programme is 1.393.722 EURO
Period: December 2011 – November 2014

Øresund Event Center

Brief description: The goal of this project is to stimulate sustainable economic growth in the Øresund Region by supporting and giving service to existing regional and municipal event organisations on both sides of the Sound, including the development of events and supporting the work of attracting international events.
Partners: Wonderful Copenhagen (leadpartner), Region Skåne in Sweden, Region Zealand, universities, the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg in Sweden, the municipalities of Kristianstad and Lund in Sweden, the municipality of Elsinore and the municipality of Køge.
Project budget and grant: The budget is 1.691.002 EURO and the grant from the Interreg IVA Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak programme is 845.449 EURO
Period: February 2012 – December 2014

Poseidon

Brief description: The goal of this project is to develop and adapt innovative strategies and methods to overcome problems for young people with general learning challenges in the Femern Belt region. It is a goal to integrate young people on the labour market and society, to improve their quality of life and on the long term to make them self supporting and avoid poverty.
Partners: Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche in Norddeutschland, Jugendaufbauwerk (JAW) Plön Koppelsberg, Germany(leadpartner) and UUV Køge Bugt
Project budget and grant: The budget is 730.184,40 EURO and the grant from the Interreg IVA Fehmarnbeltregion programme is 440.078 EURO
Period: January 2013 – December 2014

REEEZ

Brief description: The REEEZ-programme (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Zealand) has the goal to increase the energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in public buildings in the region. The concrete projects in the region are about isolating walls and roofs, replacing windows and doors, optimizing technical installations and replacing ineffective installations. Furthermore, projects will be carried out focusing on renewable energy in public buildings, especially solar energy. Projects will also be carried out that focus on improving cooling systems and hospital equipment.
Partners: Region Zealand cooperates with 12 municipalities within the programme: Faxe, Greve, Guldborgsund, Holbæk, Køge, Næstved, Odsherred, Ringsted, Roskilde, Slagelse, Solrød and Vordingborg.
Budget: The overall budget is 465 million DKK. The vast majority will be financed by loans, which will be paid back via the saved energy costs. The Intelligent Energy Europe programme contributes with 18,6 million DKK
Period: March 2012 – February 2015