The ÖreXund project is a collaboration between Kooperationen and the Think Tank Demokratisk Erhverv in Denmark and Coompanion Skåne in Sweden, made possible by funding from Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak.
Our three organisations are passionate about democratic entrepreneurship, sustainability and cooperation. We believe that a stronger support system and network for sustainable businesses across the sound will be beneficial for the whole region. So we decided to do something about it and created the Ørexund Excubator.
Sustainable and Cooperative Businesses
ØreXund´s main purpose is to ensure the future growth of new democratically owned and sustainable businesses also known as cooperatives in the Øresund Region.
The difference between a cooperative and a traditional business is that cooperatives are owned and governed by their members, rather than by external stockholders. Some of the key advantages of cooperatives are that they support local inclusive economy and community development and the business model is very flexible as it applies to both small businesses or multi-stakeholder global partnerships, and just about everything in between.
Cooperatives aim to build a more democratic and inclusive economy. As value-based and principle driven organizations, cooperatives are by nature a sustainable and participatory form of business. They place emphasis on decent working conditions, democratic knowledge and social inclusion and therefore it is an ideal business model when working with sustainable development.
is a business developer that promotes entrepreneurship within social, economic and environmental sustainability. The work results in companies that take social responsibility and create positive social effects, local and regional development and contribute to diversity of ownership models in the Swedish business community.
is the Danish Employers’ Organisation for cooperatives, socio-economic businesses and NGOs in Denmark. As the apex organization for Danish co-operatives, we promote the co-operative alternative across many sectors of the economy. Established in 1922, Kooperationen provides professional legal advice and counselling within areas such as employment law, company law and construction law.
is a Think Tank for democratic companies in Denmark and works to promote and produce knowledge about democracy in business. The members are some of Denmark´s largest companies within retail, housing, supply, financing, investment etc.
Financer of the Ørexund project. Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak provides support for joint Scandinavian projects developing society. Our areas of support are innovation, low-carbon economy, transport and employment.