Strategic Choices and Success Stories


The regional strategy and regional programme give you an insight of the way Central Finland is heading to in future years.

Regional strategy – Central Finland 2040 – is the overarching development strategy for the region.

Regional programme spans the years 2018 – 2021, and lays out our strategic choices more concretely. In Central Finland, regional programme and smart specialisation strategy are fully merged.

Regional democratic representatives, academic institutions, public authorities, private companies and many others have contributed to the regional strategy and the regional programme. They are also the key actors in implementing the plans.


Find out about our regional strengths from this brochure:

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Success stories

Learn more about our regional gemstones! These short stories highlight some of our successes and provide you with concrete examples of our regional development work.