The Bothnian Bay archipelago

Inter-municipal cooperation for those who live, visit and work at the coast and in the archipelago

The coast and archipelago of the Bothinan Bay is fantastic!

The Bothnian Bay coastal inter-municipal cooperation is an alliance that extends across both municipal and county boundaries and includes Haparanda, Kalix, Luleå, Piteå and Skellefteå municipalities.

Based on common municipal resources and goals, we develop the coast and archipelago in aim to create opportunities for outdoor life and unique experiences. Working together creates many synergy effects and coordination gains. To date completed work during 2006-2019 has been described in a report .

A strategy for coastal development 2021-2030

A common regional strategy for development forms the basis for the municipalities' work within the Bothnian Bay archipelago. The strategy, The Bothnian Bay archipelago 2021-2030 - inter-municipal cooperation for those who live, visit and work in the coast and archipelago, consists of a strategy document which describes vision and goals as well as a supporting document which goes deeper into the various issues relating to the development of the coast and archipelago of the Bothnian Bay.

According to the strategy, the municipalities' joint efforts in the coast and archipelago will be built on the basis of a vision of "an accessible and attractive coast and archipelago that is developed and used sustainably in the long term based on its unique natural and cultural values ”. The vision is broken down into three focus areas: Sustainable, Available and Attractive which in turn consists of three goals each, which are the starting point for the implementation of the activities in the Bothninan Bay Coastal Inter-municipal cooperation.

The strategy has been developed in dialogue with concerned representatives in the area and was decided on by all five municipalities during spring of 2021.

De fem kommunernas logotyper. Haparanda, Kalix, Luleå, Piteå och Skellefteå kommuner.