About usØresunddirekt is an information service that conveys public information from the authorities to the citizens and the business community in the Öresund region. Øresunddirekt consists of two sections - an information centre in Malmö and a web team/communications department in Copenhagen.
Since 2000, Øresunddirekt has mediated public information in Swedish and Danish to both citizens and businesses in the Öresund region. We are one of the three regional border information services in the Nordic region and have two sections.
Øresunddirekt's Information centre is located right next to Malmö Central station, on Hjälmaregatan 3 in Malmö. The Information centre is open from Monday to Friday and citizens do not need to make an appointment to speak with the staff from the authorities represented there: Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish Public Employment Service), Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency), Länsstyrelsen Skåne (County Administrative Board of Skåne), Region Skåne and Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency). Sandra Forsén is the site manager, she is employed by Länsstyrelsen Skåne and Region Skåne.
Among other things, staff can help with issues relating to looking for a job in the Öresund region, Danish apprenticeships, tax rules, social insurance when you commute between Sweden and Denmark, etc. The information centre annually serves over 25,000 visitors through direct customer contact, mail and telephone.
- organise free information meetings every week: - working in Denmark and Danish apprenticeships
- Business advice (appointments with business advisors)
- Tailored information meetings for companies before recruitment or establishment on the other side of the strait
How Øresunddirekt Sweden is financed
The Øresunddirekt information centre in Malmö is financed by the Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish Public Employment Service), Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency), Skatteverket (Swedish Tax Agency), Länsstyrelsen Skåne (County Administrative Board of Skåne), Region Skåne and Nordiska Ministerrådet (Nordic Council of Ministers).
The editorial staff are located on Nørregade 7 B in Copenhagen, Danmark and there are four employees. The editorial staff's primary task is to develop and ensure that the information on the websites is accurate and up to date. Therefore we work in partnership with the authorities in both Sweden and Denmark, who continuously update us on new laws and regulations in both countries. Our websites are visited by over 30,000 users each month. The head-of-the-secretariat is Thomas Steffensen.
Øresunddirekt Denmark owns and operates the following portals:
- oresunddirekt.se – website in Swedish for Swedish citizens looking for a job in Denmark, starting to work in Denmark, who have or are going to move across the sound or who wish to study in Denmark.
- oresunddirekt.dk – website in Danish for two different target groups: Danish citizens looking for a job in Sweden, starting to work in Sweden, who have or are going to move across the sound or who wish to study in Sweden. In addition there is information for Danes who have moved to Sweden but commute to work in Denmark.
- oresunddirektbusiness.se – website in Swedish for companies – about Danish conditions
- oresunddirektbusiness.dk – website in Danish for companies – about Swedish conditions
We are also responsible for:
- the annual economic award Øresunddirektbusiness Award
- producing Øresunddirekt's printed materials such as various brochures
- marketing initiatives
- user and commuter surveys
- special projects - social insurance tests, tax calculation and partnerships with Jobindex.dk and Jobbsafari.se: displaying vacant posts on Zealand and Skåne
How Øresunddirekt Denmark is financed
The editorial team in Copenhagen is financed by Erhvervs- og Vækstministeriet, Region Hovedstaden, SKAT, Nordiska Ministerrådet (Nordic Council of Ministers) and Region Skåne.
Øresunddirekt's shared assignments and projects
Øresunddirekt Sweden and Øresunddirekt Denmark work together in a close partnership. We edit texts from the authorities, which are published on the websites and we cooperate on larger projects:
- Participation in the recruitment and career fairs in Sweden and Denmark
- Collaboration with the Swedish and Danish authorities as well as Eures and Crossborder Öresund.
- Barriers to freedom of movement on a regional, national and Nordic level
- Business award Øresunddirektbusiness Award
- Collaboration on projects relating to skills development and specific issues