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Smart Specialisation and Growth in the Baltic Sea Region

Malmö (Sweden), 5 and 6 April 2011

Practical information


Tuesday 5 April

Wednesday 6 April

Please check the draft conference programme on the website for more detailed information.

Conference venue

Luftkastellet vid bron
Utsiktsvägen 10
SE 216 11 Limhamn


There are no registration fees for this conference.

Official Language

The official language of the conference will be English only.


Lunches on 5 and 6 April at the conference venue and dinner on 5 April will be offered by the European Commission.

The dinner will be held at:

Dockplatsen 1
211 19 Malmö

Hotel accommodation

Accommodation will not be paid for. However, special rates have been negotiated for participants in 2 Scandic hotels in Malmö city center.
Booking information will be sent immediately when confirming your participation to the conference. A special code will be provided to benefit from the special rate.

Transportation & Transfers

Getting in Malmö:

By air

  • Malmö Airport (MMX) is located 30 km south-east of Malmö.
    It only takes approximately 25 minutes by taxi or 35 minutes by bus (Flygbussarna) to the city.
    A taxi (fixed price) to Malmö should cost approximately SEK 420 and SEK 600 if you take a minibus taxi (5-8 passengers). We recommend that you ask for a fixed price before entering a taxi.

    Domestics: Stockholm, Borlänge, Örebro.
    Budget airline Wizz Air serves destinations in Poland, Czech Republik and Hungary. Several charter flights operate also here.

    Bus prices (to/from Malmö Airport):
    Adult (one way): 99 SEK
    Adult (return ticket): 179 SEK
  • Copenhagen Kastrup Airport (CPH) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark and the Öresund Region. It is located on the island of Amager, 8 km south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 km west of Malmö city centre on the other side of the Öresund Bridge.
    It only takes 20 minutes to reach Malmö Central Station by the Öresund train which crosses the Öresund Bridge. The ticket office is located in Terminal 3 above the railway station. There are lifts and travelators between the platforms and Terminal 3. You can take the free shuttle bus which runs between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, where the station is located. The bus journey lasts about 5 minutes.

    The airport is the main hub used by Scandinavian Airlines and is also a hub for Cimber Sterling, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle. It handles 60 scheduled airlines from all over Europe.

    Train prices (to/from Kastrup Airport):
    Adult (one way): 107 SEK

By train

  • Trains from Denmark over the Bridge:
    It's easy to travel by train to and from Malmö. You'll find direct trains from Denmark and Germany.
    It's quick and easy to get from Copenhagen Central Station in to the centre of Malmö with the Öresundtågen. They go every 20 minutes (night trains once per hour) and the journey takes about 35 minutes.
  • Other ways:
    Malmö has extensive train-traffic, and you can reach Malmö by X2000, Intercity trains, Öresundtågen, and Pågatågen.

By car

With car you have many different ways to choose when you are travelling to Malmö.

  • From Copenhagen
    A quick and easy way is taking the Öresund Bridge that connects Malmö with Copenhagen (Denmark). It takes no more than 15 minutes to drive on E20 over the bridge.
    The bridge is one of the biggest constructions in Europe. It consists of an 8 km long bridge, a 4 km artificially made island (called Pepparholmen) and a 4 km long tunnel.
  • From Germany
    If you arrive from Germany by ferry via Trelleborg, mostly from Travemünde, Sassnitz or Rostock you only have a 20 minutes drive to Malmö on E22.
  • From Poland
    If you arrive from Poland with ferry to Ystad you only have a 30 minutes drive to the city centre of Malmö on E65.
  • From North Sweden
    If you start your journey in Stockholm: Drive on E4, continue on E6 and finally E20 which will take you directly to the centre of Malmö!
    If your starting point is Gothenburg, you just drive on E6 and onto E20 until you reach Malmö.
    From far up north, like Östersund for example, it's just as easy - start on E14, continue on 305 and onto E4. Enter E6 and finally E20.

By boat

  • From Denmark, Germany and Poland.
    There is no car ferry going directly to Malmö. Drivers use the bridge nowadays.
    But you can take the ferries from Germany to Trelleborg, Sweden (south of Malmö) and drive on E22 for 30 minutes on the highway to get to Malmö. From Poland you will arrive in Ystad and 35 minutes later, driving on E65, you will be in Malmö.
    From Poland ferries go also to Copenhagen.


Transfers between the conference venue, the 2 hotels and the restaurant will be organised. Further information will be provided in due time.


For any additional information on the content of the conference:
European Commission
DG Regional Policy, Unit H 3
Fredrik Tiger

For further information about the conference organisation and registration:
Team Work
8 rue du Dahomey
F- 75011 Paris
Tel: + 33 1 43 67 79 79 – Fax: + 33 1 43 67 79 00


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