Regional partnerships

There are regional partnerships with:

Poland

Cooperation with Poland is centred on the partnerships with the voivodships of West Pomerania (Stettin) and Pomerania (Gdansk). Hundreds of joint projects, firm links and networks characterize these relationships Mecklenburg-Vorpommern works in the committees of the German-Polish Government Commission on behalf of regional and cross-border cooperation, in the Oder-Partnership network and the German-Polish Media Days.

Russia

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern agreed the most recent partnership in the Baltic Sea region with the Leningrad region of the Russian Federation in 2002. This area is an autonomous subject of the Russian Federation, independent of the city of St Petersburg.

Finland

In April 2000, the Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the President of the South-West Region of Finland met in Turku to sign a "Joint Declaration on Regional Cooperation" between the two regions.

The Netherlands

Since 2013, regular contacts have existed with the northern provinces of the Netherlands, namely Groningen, Drenthe and Friesland.

France

Since October 2003, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has enjoyed a partnership with the French region of Poitou-Charentes.

The USA

On 19 January 1994, a partnership agreement was concluded between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (USA). There are historical links between the two regions.

Contact

Die Ministerpräsidentin des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- Staatskanzlei -
Abteilung 1
Referat 120 - Internationale Beziehungen und regionale Partnerschaften (international affairs and regional partnerships)
Schlossstraße 2-4
D 19053 Schwerin
Germany
Referatsleiter (Head of division)
N. N.
Telephone: ++49 (0) 385 588 1120