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Government allocates EUR 33 million for regional development and future structural change measures

24.3.2022 14.17
The Government has granted regional councils, which serve as regional development authorities, a total of EUR 33 million for regional development and promotion of contractual cooperation between the central government and regions. The funding is also intended for measures that improve the resilience of regions in the changing operating environment and in anticipation of future structural changes.

Strong growth in regional economies and employment but availability of labour tempers development prospects

22.10.2021 10.27
Alueelliset kehitysnäkymät syksyllä 2021
With the easing of the coronavirus crisis and lifting of restrictions, the economies and employment in the regions are experiencing strong growth. Near-term expectations are positive across the country and demand for labour is high. However, the outlook in all regions is dampened by concerns over the availability of skilled labour.

Innovation and Skills in Finland 2021−2027 promotes regional vitality, employment and wellbeing

21.10.2021 14.05
Innovation and skills in Finland 2021–2027. Co-funded by the European union.
On 21 October 2021, the Government approved the EU regional and structural policy programme, Innovation and Skills in Finland 2021−2027, and decided to submit it to the European Commission. The programme supports industrial, energy, climate, innovation, education and employment policies as well as the work against exclusion and poverty.

Regional councils receive EUR 4.6 million in EU regional and structural policy funds

8.7.2022 12.19
On 8 July 2022, the Government decided on the grant authorisations under the Finnish structural funds programme, Sustainable growth and jobs 2014–2020, for 2022 and the last allocation of funds of the programming period 2014–2020 to the intermediary bodies.

Outlook for regional economies moderately positive

10.5.2021 10.02
The coronavirus epidemic has weakened the economic and employment prospects in the regions for more than a year, but the outlook is now cautiously positive. The improved expectations are driven by the assumption of a swift rollout of COVID-19 vaccine, an improving epidemiological situation and the lifting of restrictions. 

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The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment creates the conditions for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable growth. It comes from skilled people in high-quality jobs, productivity growth and increasing employment.

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