We are the EU-office for the counties of Norrbotten and Västerbotten, eng_fokusomrthe two northernmost counties of Sweden. The main purpose of the office is to contribute and encourage northern Sweden to become an active and competent region at a European level.

The founding organisations are the Municipalities, the County Councils, the County Administration Boards, the Federation of private enterprises and the Chambers of Commerce in Norrbotten and Västerbotten as well as Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University. North Sweden European Office has an office in Brussels as well as an office in each county, located in the towns of Umeå and Luleå.

We are always interested in receiving partner searches and continuously
distribute them to key actors in our region, email your information to contact@northsweden.eu.


  • Press release - Construction of North Bothia Line


    The proposal for the National Transport Plan for the period 2018-2029 presented today, earmarks budget for the realization of the North Bothnia Line's construction of the first phase on the section Umeå-Skellefteå and planning for the section Skellefteå-Luleå. - Today's proposal is an important milestone, says Lorents Burman, chairman of the North Bothnia Line Group.

  • Pat Cox will visit Almedalen Political Week 2017


    Mr Pat Cox, European Coordinator of Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor (ScanMed) will visit the Almedalen Political Week 3-5 July 2017 by invitation of North Sweden European Office and the Bothnian Corridor. Mr Cox will participate as keynote speaker at several seminars and also meet with Swedish regions along the ScanMed Corridor.

  • Norrbotten and Västerbotten meet EU transoprt infrastrucutre representatives


    Politicians as well as representatives from the industry and academia from Norrbotten and Västerbotten visited Brussels on April 26 for talks about ongoing work in the region and in the EU institutions regarding the development of transport policy and financial solutions for infrastructure investments.

  • New activities launched at the railways sections in Northern Sweden


    The North Bothnia Line (NBB) and the New East-Coast Line (NOKB), both part of the Bothnian Corridor, have launched new activities to highlight their importance in view of the national plan for transportation which will be published next year.

  • Europaforum Northern Sweden adopts position CEF


    During Europaforum Northern Sweden 2017 which was held February 22-23 in Sweden, a postion was adopted to establish the concept of "The Artic Triangle" as an extension of the Core Network Corridor Scandinavian-Mediterranean (Scan-Med) and as a priority along other priority witihn the Scan-Med.

  • Pat Cox high-level visit to Northern Sweden


    Pat Cox, European Coordinator of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Corridor, visited Luleå and Kiruna May 30-June 1, 2016 for discussions on the transport system of Northern Scandinavia and the European Arctic.

  • The Europaforum North Sweden XXII in North Sweden, Piteå


    At the twenty-second session of the Europaforum North Sweden (EFNS) in Piteå, the four northernmost counties in northern Sweden adopted five common policy positions on circular economy, reception of migrants, cohesion policy, wind power and biomass.

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