Projects and cooperation networks


Pile of handsBelow you find a collection of current and completed EU projects in which the Investor Center Ostbrandenburg has been involved as network partner. All projects have (had) an economic character and were processed in conjunction with international partners. 

Current projects

Alliance for a strong economy
German only!

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Business Location Network
German only!

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Completed EU projects

Networking of business development institutions in the German-Polish economic area
Implementation period: September 2017 – August 2020

The motivation for initiating the project is that the various business locations in the German-Polish Euroregion Pro Europa Viadrina (located between the major cities of Berlin and Poznań) are currently carrying out their respective location marketing measures separately from one another instead of bundling their resources.

Due to the attractive location of the Pro Europa Viadrina Euroregion on the TEN-T corridor North Sea-Baltic and the multimodal infrastructure that complements each other within the regions, logistics is to serve as a pilot industry in the project so that the locations can be shared with those available to them and use these opportunities for a strong regional brand as a cross-border business location. Any remaining deficits and bottlenecks in the existing logistical infrastructure should be recorded in a practical manner and passed on to politics and administration as recommendations for action for further expansion in the shared border region. In addition, the project aims to record and communicate practical implications for the training and further education of logistics specialists with German-Polish know-how. After an initial phase of development and testing, it is planned to transfer it to other branches of the economy in the long term. Furthermore, various cooperation structures are to be evaluated within the framework of the project and checked for practicality against the background of a possible cross-border institutionalization of the economic development institutions involved.

Project partners on the German side are the cities of Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenhüttenstadt as well as the European University Viadrina. On the Polish side, the town of Słubice, the district of Słubice and the Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone are involved. In addition, the transport infrastructure facilities belonging to the respective locations are involved in the project. The Investor Center Ostbrandenburg acts as the lead partner in the project.

Measures that have been carried out for preparation of the application have been funded by the EU’s Small Project Fund. The project is financed by EU INTERREG program.

Further information about the project can be found here:

North Sea Baltic Connector of Regions (NSB CoRe)
Implementation period: May 2016 to April 2019

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region financed NSB CoRe project aims to improve the sustainable accessibility of the Eastern Baltic Sea Region (EBSR) to freight and passenger transport, working out regional development strategies in the context of the TEN-T corridors North Sea-Baltic as well as a better access of peripheral regions.

The project under leadership of the Finnish capital region (Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council) unites 16 project partners from 6 countries (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany).

Further information about the project can be found here:

Logistikregion Viadrina (LRV)
Implementation period: September 2011 to December 2014

The aim of the project Logistikregion Viadrina (logistics region Viadrina) was the strengthening of regional growth opportunities with the help of a strong logistics sector in the German-Polish Euroregion Viadrina. The project was partfinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

For this purpose, the project partners Investor Center Ostbrandenburg (ICOB), the Association of Berlin and Brandenburg transport industry (LBBV), the Polish Employers’ Association of the road transport industry (OZPTD), the Chamber of Commerce East Brandenburg, the Chamber of Commerce project mbH and the Polish Chamber of Commerce Gorzów have successfully realised numerous actions to increase the competitiveness of the regional industry, to strengthen the regional value creation in the sector and to support cross-border cooperation and collaboration of German and Polish logistics companies.

For further information on the project Logistikregion Viadrina, please click here!

Amber Coast Logistics (ACL)
Implementation period: September 2011 to February 2014

Amber Coast Logistics was a transnational community project to promote multimodal transport links between Central Europe and the southeastern Baltic Sea Region. Both the transport streams and the accessibility to the sea and land transport chains should be improved as well as the sustainable economic cooperation between the emerging economies in the East (such as Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine) and the EU Member States of the Baltic Sea Region will be strengthened.

Alongside with the Investor Center Ostbrandenburg a total of 19 project partners from 6 countries were involved in the successful implementation of the project. Lead Partner of the project was the Port of Hamburg Marketing e.V.

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German-Polish Business Location Network
Implementation period: March 2010 to October 2013

The project was realised within the framework of the operational program INTERREG IV A to promote European Territorial Cooperation. Partners of the project were the Investor Center Ostbrandenburg and the municipality of Slubice (Poland). The main objective of the project was to promote economic growth and creation of jobs via investments of new companies and through cooperation in the joint German-Polish business region around East Brandenburg and Western Poland area. Furthermore, the improved utilisation of the potential of the common economic region via location marketing from a single source, the preparations for the opening of the labour markets between Germany and Poland in 2011 and actions to avoid a shortage of skilled workers in the region were of special interest in the project work. Due to it’s cross-border approach, the German-Polish business location network was a pilot project to focus the challenges of a regional cross-border development as one common business region.

For further information on the project German-Polish Business Location Network, please click here!

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