This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Finland. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Finland.
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Country news and events
Info event for Finnish beneficiariesInterreg Europe point of contact in Finland holds an online information event about Interreg Europe's second call for project proposals. The event takes place online on 13 April from 10:00 to 11:30 (Helsinki time). On the agenda will be: Key features of Interreg Europe and its second call/ Ana
Finnish ZEROCO2 Stakeholder EventEvent for sharing lessons learned and good practices with ZEROCO2 project stakeholders in the South-Ostrobothnia region of Finland.
Digital innovation hubs workshopOn 22 November 2022, the Policy Learning Platform is pleased to invite you to a workshop on digital innovation hubs in Espoo (Greater Helsinki metropolitan area), Finland! What it will be about This event will put the spotlight on digital innovation hubs: one-stop shops that help companies
Info event for beneficiaries from FinlandInterreg Europe point of contact in Finland holds an online information event about Interreg Europe in 2021-2027. It will present the funding opportunities offered and the first call for project proposals. The event takes place online on 4 May from 9:30 to 11:00 (Helsinki time). For more information
Workshop Validation Tool - Arctic Design WeekRegionArts prepared a Workshop Validation Tool in the context of the Arctic Design Week.
CLEAN Project Partner MeetingFinding ways to improve the energy efficiency of living and working in the post-COVID-19 era
RegionArts EoE 9Welcome to the ninth Exchange of Experience of ‘Enhancing SME growth by the integration of Artists in ICT projects’ project scheduled from 22-25 March 2022.
Partner meeting and Study Visit in FinlandThe next FRIDGE partner meeting and study visit will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March in South Ostrobothnia, Finland.
Sharing Economy Workshop – utilizing empty premisesA Sharing economy workshop to solve the challenge of empty or underused premise and rarely used goods. A short introduction to the topic and brainstorming in sm
Discovering the situation in Satakunta, FinlandLCA4Regions and Satakunta? What have we learned from other regions? Let’s find out!
BIOREGIO online workshopWorkshop on Boosting bio-based circular economy together with the SMEs to overcome the impacts of COVID
AgroRES technical Visit to North Karelia, FinlandAgroRES partner, Regional Council of North Karelia, arranges technical Visit to North Karelia, Finland, to explore good practices in renewable energy in agricul
Interregional Study Visit - North Karelia (Fi)Seventh Project Study Visit
4th Interregional Policy BrokerageDigital Innovation and Skills in Industry 4.0
CECI Finland Dissemination EventCECI Finland Christmas Party – regional dissemination event. Organized by lead partner LAB and project partner Regional Council of Päijät-Häme.
Projects with country partners
This section provides information on the system set up for control in Finland for the 2021-2027 programming period.
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Finland uses a centralised control system. The control is carried out by employees of the Regional Council of Lapland.
The control body
Regional Council of Lapland
Ms Kirsi Pulkamo
The Regional Council of Lapland will not charge costs for control for Finnish partners involved in an Interreg Europe project.
At least one "on-the-spot check" will be carried out during the project lifetime in projects where partners report equipment and/ or infrastructure & works costs related to a pilot action.
Any other on-the-spot checks will be based on the professional judgement of the controllers.
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Finland for the 2014-2020 programming period.
The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.
Finland uses a decentralised first level control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will be required to propose an independent internal or external controller to the following body:
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Ms Tuula Manelius
This body will approve the controller proposed by the project partner after checking that the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an Interreg Europe project. Further guidance on the first level control system in Finland and the application form for the appointment of the first level controller can be found on the following internet address (in English, Finnish and Swedish): www.rakennerahastot.fi/web/eay/ensimmaisen-tason-valvonta-flc.
The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules.
The first level controllers will carry out on-the-spot-checks at least once during the project lifetime.
Have a look at the Finnish content on our website. Scroll through our project ideas and good practices, or contact our Finnish community members and organisations.
Project ideas from this country
INCLUDES - Promoting just and inclusive mobility policies in European regions
DECO – DESIGN COLLABORATION FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Cyber-security for everyone
Integrata 65+ - Policies and strategies to promote integrated preventive service system
Cities and citizens for bio based circular economy
Governance actions for improving quality of life through smart shrinking (GOALSS)
Good practices from this country
Open forest data for everyone’s benefit
Since March 2018, the forest data collected using public funds in Finland has been published as an easily accessible electronic service on the Metsään-website.
The aim of the household allowance is to replace normal domestic and care work in the home, as well as maintenance and renovation work in the home and leisure dwelling, with market work, thereby...
Regional Energy Councelling
In the past, many people were confused, who gives advice and what, and where can I get unbiased information. In 2019, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment started to develop consumer energy...
FrostBit Software Lab
FrostBit is the R&D, learning and innovation environment where companies in collaboration with the staff and students develop I4.0 capacities and solutions
ExpandFibre is an R&D collaboration and an Ecosystem launched by Fortum and Metsä Group to accelerate the development of sustainable bioproducts.
Materiaalitori - Material matketplace
Materiaalitori (Material marketplace) is a platform and an online marketplace managed by Motiva Ltd for exchange, sale and purchase of secondary raw materials.
Virtualisation of Research and Innovation Infrastructures for Increased Efficiency and Resilience
Support for tourism events innovation with small-scale grants
Phasing out oil heating in buildings
The Finnish government provides support to convert heating of buildings from fossil oil to renewable energy as part of its COVID Recovery and Resilience Plan.
LVISKA smart renewable energy based building automation learning environment
Tourist programming in the destination during the seasons (weekly activities program)
Support for implementing COVID-19 safety standards in the enterprises and events
Starttiraha income support for aspiring entrepreneurs
Finnvera working capital business loans and loan guarantees available to SMEs
A public bus operator as a piloting and monitoring platform for Public Transport Authority
Country organisations in our community
Haku Consulting Oy
Smart City Innovation Cluster
Town of Jakobstad
Mikkeli Development Miksei Ltd.
The Baltic Institute of Finland
GRADIA Jyväskylä Educational Consortium
Regional Council of Päijät-Häme
City of Lahti
LAB University of Applied Sciences
Country members in our community
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