Move the North connects Culture, People, Regions and Ideas!
The Collaboration Platform
Move the North is an international collaboration platform and joint strategy project where partners from Germany, Denmark and Sweden cooperate in order to create a vibrant and dynamic bridge across the Baltic Sea.
With all-year-round events, Move the North presents and promotes culture of all brands, political talks and special network initiatives for the economy sector. Key element of the collaboration platform is to feature projects and events which connect participants from all three countries and regions.
Germany, Denmark and Sweden count more than one hundred million inhabitans, of which nine million citizens live in the regions between Hamburg, Copenhagen and Malmö. For many years the cities have been actively pursuing closer collaboration with the ambition to jointly position the cities as a Northern European Centre for dynamic growth.
Along with the Øresund fixed link between Copenhagen and Malmö, the construction of the Fehmernbelt tunnel will bring Scandinavia and Central Europe closer together, opening a multitude of possibilities by creating a new European Region.
"We firmly believe in the power of culture. This is exactly what Move the North is about: We are a festival and network platform at the same time and we want to allow the Nordic regions to grow closer together through the use of cultural exchange, cross-border collaboration and joint co-productions and to unite in setting new impulses."
Move the North - Patron
HamburgAmbassador Jens Peters Saul is Move the North Patron
„In today's world, economic regions face growing competition on the global market. The joining of forces of the Greater Copenhagen/Malmö area with the Metropolitan Region of Hamburg, will enable both partners to considerably strengthen their appeal and potential for innovation and thus strive in global competition.
But this requires personal networks and relationships. Through a vibrant cultural exchange, Move the North can build bridges, create mutual awareness and help the regions to connect and grow closer.“
Jens Peter Saul - Move the North Patron
CEO Ramboll Group / HamburgAmbassador in Copenhagen
Move the North’s main focus is to enhance cultural bridges between the regions of Hamburg, Copenhagen and Malmö and bringing together artists of all disciplines and regions. Besides the exchange of guest productions such as: theatre, music, film and art, new international cross-border projects are being produced and presented in all three countries.
The festival kicked of in 2019 presenting 100 days of cultural activity and presenting a wide range of events including filmdays, exhibitions, concerts, theatre collaborations and network innitiatives.
Move the North tied collaboration with the Cities of Hamburg, Copenhagen, Malmö, Stade, Odense and Lübeck, inviting the people of the regions to enjoy culture, to network and to visit and to connect beyond country borders.
Culture connects people. Cross-culture is a dynamic tool to create personal networks and improve relations between individuals, regions and countries.
To connect the regions through cultural ties and joint innitiatives.
To mutually brand Northern European culture and values.
To create new cross-genre trends together and promote innovative ideas.
To enhance international resonance and cultural tourism.
Move the North - Ambassador
Former Mayor of Copenhagen: Pia Allerslev is Move the North Ambassador
„One of the most important lessons l learned in my 6 years as Mayor for Culture and Leisure in the City of Copenhagen was; if you want to make an impact, if you want people to discover the similarities between different cultures, countries, religions and mentalities, if you want people to reflect and react – use theatre, music and art."
Move the Norths combines all these things, and allows us to remember, and maybe even reinvent, the close bond between our 3 countries – and our region. This festival will have a fantastic, relevant and beautiful impact in the corporation between our nations in the years to come.“
Pia Allerslev - Move the North Ambassador
Former Mayor in Copenhagen (2008-2017)