Frankfurt-Slubice cooperation centre

Countries: Germany, Poland
Border(s): Germany-Poland,
Frankfurt (Oder)–Słubice, Eurorégion Pro Europa Viadrina,
- Culture
- Cross-border conurbations
- Cross-border governance
- Cross-border cooperation professions
- Public Services
- Transport
- Education, training and languages
- Spatial planning and development

The Frankfurt-Slubice cooperation centre, on the German-Polish border, is a joint municipal institution of Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany) and Slubice (Poland), in which six bilingual persons (three German and three Polish) develop the cross-border cooperation between the two towns.

Project activities

  • In December 2012, a cross-border bus route was inaugurated at the Plac Bohaterów (Heroes Square) in Slubice. The five-kilometre route links Frankfurt railway station, the two town centres, the two universities and the Slubice shopping centre, in thirty to sixty minutes. The keys to the project: for €1.40, the bus ticket is valid for the whole urban network, and the train ticket from Berlin to Frankfurt (Oder) covers the bus to Slubice.

  • The cross-border assemblies of the municipal authorities, which meet at the Frankfurt (Oder) town hall, have decided to bring the cross-border populations together as the “first German-Polish twin town” with its own symbol. From this year, a blue and green “Frankfurt (Oder)-Slubice Ohne Grenzen-Bez granic” logo has been introduced in the publications and websites through the Interreg IVA programme.