European Office of the Metropolitan Region FrankfurtRheinMain

Geographically, it is at the very centre of Europe: the Metropolitan Region FrankfurtRheinMain. Germany’s traditional heart of finance and trading is one of the most dynamic and innovative regions in the EU and an important hub of international transport. Over a hundred research institutes as well as 30 universities develop solutions for the future here and around 5,8 Million people enjoy an excellent quality of life with varied cultural and leisure facilities. The European Office of the Metropolitan Region FrankfurtRheinMain is our “Link to Europe”, representing the Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain and all the municipalities in the greater Metropolitan Region covering major cities like Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Mainz, Darmstadt or Offenbach, as well as regional organisations like the Chamber of Commerce Frankfurt or the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund Servicegesellschaft (rms) GmbH. Our thematic fields of work in Brussels include regional and urban development, land-use planning, mobility, digitalisation, energy, climate and environmental protection and – last but not least – R+I. It’s not only our mission to open doors for our partner’s projects to EU funding, but also to shape the European funding landscape actively and engage in the EU policy-making on all dossiers relevant for the Metropolitan Region.

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Strategic R&I Projects


As ROBUST partner, the Regionalverband is developing a new method to quantify ecosystem services in a consistent and operational way. This informs the ongoing Regional Land Use Planning procedure and helps to gain even better argument to limit land take.


Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Laying the tracks: Connecting regional, national and international hubs through rail

European regions convened at the EU Regions Week to discuss how rail travel can continue to propel the shift to sustainable mobility, revealing ambitions which were embraced by EU representatives.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Regions & urban nodes contributing to the European Year of Rail

ERRIN's Transport Working Group is organising a workshop for the European Week of Regions and Cities on the role of regions and urban nodes in the European Year of Rail.

  • By Anna Tranberg

What comes next, after the adoption of the Leipzig Charter and Territorial Agenda of the European Union? What role do metropolitan regions play?

At the end of 2020, the revised Leipzig Charter and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union will be signed by the national governments. Both strategies set new standards for European spatial planning and urban policy. Metropolitan regions play an increasingly important role in this, because a city alone cannot meet the challenges of the future. Join this online meeting to discuss necessary measures that should be taken for a successful implementation and how metropolitan regions can foster this process.