Sector report: Strong trends support growth of the natural products sector

8.12.2021 13.00
In the picture the human hand is picking up wild berries in the Finnish forest.
The demand for natural products is expected to grow globally. Natural raw materials are expected to generate significant business activities because their economic potential has not yet been fully realised.

SpaceFinland website compiles the most interesting space news from Finland

7.12.2021 14.27
Avaruudesta otettu kuva, jossa näkyy maapallo
Finland wants to be actively involved in the growing space sector. In future, the most interesting news about space-related research and business activities as well as Finland’s space administration and international cooperation will be available on the new website.

Ministers to discuss minimum wages, pay transparency and the COVID-19 pandemic in Brussels

3.12.2021 13.20
EU-lippu liehuu
EU ministers responsible for employment and social affairs will discuss the directive on adequate minimum wages as a way of combating in-work poverty. Other items on their agenda include pay transparency and gender equality in the labour market.

Nordic conference to share good practices for improving employment of people with disabilities

8.12.2021 13.48
Facilitating the employment of persons with disabilities will be the focus of a virtual Nordic conference on Thursday 9 December. The conference will highlight new kinds of intermediate labour markets and successful experiences of employing people with disabilities through social enterprises. The agenda also includes good practices for supporting work ability for people with disabilities at workplaces.

Digitalisation and transformation of work pose new demands on integration measures – Nordic countries to share best practices at ministerial meeting  

7.12.2021 10.07
Children of different colours in front of computers in study.
Digitalisation, new forms of working, growing skills requirements and demographic change require an even better integration policy. The Nordic ministers responsible for integration will discuss integration at a virtual meeting organised by Finland in its role as President of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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Government employment measures and their impacts

Government employment measures and their impacts

During its current term, the Government will take employment measures that bolster the economy, aimed at achieving an employment-generating impact amounting to 80,000 new jobs.

Government employment measures and their impacts

Funding to companies

Funding to companies

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and government agencies under its purview will open calls for funding applications from companies under Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme in autumn 2021. 

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Talent Boost

Talent Boost

The objective of the Government’s joint Talent Boost programme is to make Finland more attractive to international talents and to channel the expertise of international talents already in Finland to support growth, internationalisation and innovation in Finnish companies.

Talent Boost -programme

Ministry

Ministry

Ministry

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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Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

Government agencies, companies and funds of MEAE Group

The MEAE Group comprises seven government agencies, 15 Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, 15 Employment and Economic Development Offices, five companies plus three funds.

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Ministers

Tuula Haatainen
Tuula Haatainen
Minister of Employment
Mika Lintilä
Mika Lintilä
Minister of Economic Affairs