About
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 an all-year-round program, Move the North presents and promotes cultural events of all fields, political talks and special network initiatives for the economy sector. Key element of the collaboration platform is to create projects and events which feature and connect participants from all three countries and regions. 

The Concept

 

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.

 

Move the North makes culture an important ally on this path: By introducing a cross-border-festival to the region’s inhabitants and by promoting cultural collaboration across country borders this mutual goal becomes a living experience for the people of the North!

"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."

The Festival

Move the North’s main focus is to create 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 offering 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 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.

B.B. Art by Barbara Böttcher, Exhibition, Hamburg, 17. - 21.12.2020

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