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Ministry’s values

Creativity and effectiveness

The MEAE is influential in Finnish society and the country’s operating environment. We work together, as professionals, both in Finland and internationally in order to ensure world class competitiveness and welfare for Finland, alongside the world’s best innovation environment. Our operations promote sustainable development. We recognise common, clear objectives.

Our activities are fruitful and effective. We do the right things and work efficiently and creatively in implementing them. We encourage creativity and innovation. We encourage new ideas. We remember customer-orientation in all of our activities. We are continuously prepared to respond to change.

Openness and cooperation

In its work, the MEAE ensures the reliability of public activities, in order to maintain citizens’ and enterprises’ confidence in the equality, independence and fairness of public authorities’ activities. Openness refers to our preparedness to accept criticism and change alongside changes in the operating environment. We support the active exchange of opinions. We promote sharing of information and competence and support the tools, operating models and forums that facilitate this process.

The MEAE will achieve its goals via cooperation between units operating under and within the ministry, both nationally and internationally. We appreciate the customer service approach and are developing it further. Our approach is characterised by flexibility and a genuine willingness to cooperate. We want to be easy to approach and to construct relationships in the long-term.

Humanity and fairness

The MEAE is a public sector operator. Humanity and fairness form the basis of our sound administrative governance, decision-making and treatment of customers. They also underpin our responsible operating procedures, trust and equality. In our everyday work, we appreciate our partners and each other. We are developing a culture of mutual care and attention. We promote the reconciliation of working life and family life.