My introduction to Projekt Hansa

Projekt Hansa, is the first European Parliament Policy Group of its kind. Project Hansa has been established in order to inform trade, promote business and share cultural links across Northern Europe.

The new initiative builds on the legacy of the medieval Hanseatic League which established trade links from Iceland to the Baltic. forming a powerful trade alliance working towards a shared aim of mutual protection and economic growth.

In the future trade relationships in our region will be changing. Businesses who trade across borders want to contribute to the building of a cooperative and free trading environment and for the ECR, hearing those voices from across Europe, is an essential part of how we intend to advocate that future relationship.

Projekt Hansa seeks to give a platform to stakeholders in all industries to share their views. Providing a strong link between the politicians of Europe and the businesses of Europe, so that together they can create an backdrop where       prosperity thrives.

Projekt Hansa intends to ease the strain of trading in a new and uncertain marketplace. By facilitating the networks between businesses, connecting new and old partners with the support of trade experts to look to the future together.

For Projekt Hansa providing an opportunity to network and highlighting opportunities is only a short term solution. To forge a long term plan for prosperity we must also create a culture of understanding and friendship that facilitates trust.

Trust, built from our shared history and channelled through cultural appreciation. Projekt Hansa will seek to promote tourism between our countries so that we may learn each other’s cultural traditions. Increased familiarity with customs and similarities in our values with our partners that will only encourage networks to grow across northern Europe.

Giving fresh insights into exporting to northern Europe, and reinvigorating traditional trading relationships is essential in our changing landscape. The way we trade, cooperate, and do business is something which should also be evolving and     modernising together.