South Denmark European Office
Partner name: South Denmark European Office (SDEO)
Address: Niels Bohrs Vej 6, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Phone no.: +32 2 285 40 95
Main e-mail: info@southdenmark.be
Project responsibilities:

SDEO is leading the project’s work package 1 about “Social Acceptance of Offshore Wind” developing an online project feature as part of WP2 on “Business development” and is responsible for developing and coordinating the project’s newsletter and website.

For further information please contact EU advisor Thomas Jensen thj@southdenmark.be, +32 22 34 68 52 / +32 477 779 103.
Partner name: South Denmark European Office (SDEO)
Address: Niels Bohrs Vej 6, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Phone no.: +32 2 285 40 95
Main e-mail: info@southdenmark.be
Project responsibilities:

SDEO is leading the project’s work package 1 about “Social Acceptance of Offshore Wind” developing an online project feature as part of WP2 on “Business development” and is responsible for developing and coordinating the project’s newsletter and website.

For further information please contact EU advisor Thomas Jensen thj@southdenmark.be, +32 22 34 68 52 / +32 477 779 103.
Regional information
The region, South Denmark is geographically placed as the bridge between the northen and eastern parts of Denmark simultaneously being the gateway to the European continent through the country’s southern border to Germany.
The region has approximately 1.2 million inhabitants and provides employment to nearly 600,000 individuals. The public and personal services are the largest business sector employing 34 % of the total workforce followed by the industrial sector which employs almost 20 %. The bottom group is commercial, restaurant and hotel businesses, financial and business services etc.
South Denmark emphasizes development and innovation which is expressed by the region’s University of Southern Denmark which is spread across the region with education and research entities in Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg and Sønderborg/Flensburg. Education and public research work well in tandem with cutting-edge and innovative private sector clusters and several of the companies in the region are world-famous including Lego in Billund, Lindø by Munkebo, the offshore industry in Esbjerg, Gumlink near Vejle, Danfoss in Nordborg and ECCO Denmark in Tønder.
Partner information
In 2007 South Denmark European Office (SDEO) was merged from a number of south Danish regional offices to its present form as a public partnership organisation and is a co-operation between the Region of Southern Denmark and the region’s 22 municipalities. SDEO’s main objective is to create networks and broad regional cooperation in order to develop and implement projects with local and / or regional actors within areas such as regional development, competence development, enterprise networks and clusters, regional framework conditions, energy, environment and RTD. On this background, SDEO has experience in developing, implementing and managing a whole range of European projects within a wide range of EU programmes.
The executive board of SDEO consists of members from the regional council, the Regional Growth Forum, and mayors from the municipalities. Hence, through common strategies, yearly work plans and regular board meetings, the strategic and political level within both the region and the municipalities are involved and engaged in SDEO’s activities. This co-operation gives easy access and good capacity to influence regional and local strategy and policy development, through the presentation of good practice results from European projects.
In 2007 South Denmark European Office (SDEO) was merged from a number of south Danish regional offices to its present form as a public partnership organisation and is a co-operation between the Region of Southern Denmark and the region’s 22 municipalities. SDEO’s main objective is to create networks and broad regional cooperation in order to develop and implement projects with local and / or regional actors within areas such as regional development, competence development, enterprise networks and clusters, regional framework conditions, energy, environment and RTD. On this background, SDEO has experience in developing, implementing and managing a whole range of European projects within a wide range of EU programmes.
The executive board of SDEO consists of members from the regional council, the Regional Growth Forum, and mayors from the municipalities. Hence, through common strategies, yearly work plans and regular board meetings, the strategic and political level within both the region and the municipalities are involved and engaged in SDEO’s activities. This co-operation gives easy access and good capacity to influence regional and local strategy and policy development, through the presentation of good practice results from European projects.
Reason for participating in POWER cluster
SDEOs participation in the project follows the great importance of the offshore sector, i.e. offshore wind energy, for the region of Southern Denmark in general and for the city of Esbjerg especially. The Esbjerg based Offshore Center Danmark and SDEO collaborate in the project bringing regional input to the project and in disseminating the project output to the offshore wind industry and public and private stakeholder in the Region of Southern Denmark. Furthermore SDEO participated in POWER cluster’s predecessor project, POWER project.
SDEOs participation in the project follows the great importance of the offshore sector, i.e. offshore wind energy, for the region of Southern Denmark in general and for the city of Esbjerg especially. The Esbjerg based Offshore Center Danmark and SDEO collaborate in the project bringing regional input to the project and in disseminating the project output to the offshore wind industry and public and private stakeholder in the Region of Southern Denmark. Furthermore SDEO participated in POWER cluster’s predecessor project, POWER project.