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Service content is the online service for the regional and structural policy programmes of the European Union (EU). is the responsibility of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, and the service is maintained by the EU Cohesion Policy Group of the Ministry’s Regions and Growth Services Department in cooperation with the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) and Regional Councils. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.

On the front page, you can read more about the priority axes of the new programming period, funding application periods, current issues and issues highlighted on social media. You can also access regional sections.

You can find the latest news and information on application periods and events under Current Issues. 
Under Innovation and Skills in Finland, you can read more about the programme Innovation and Skills in Finland 2021−2027 and on the following funds: European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and the Just Transition Fund (JTF). The section also contains information on national themes, sustainable urban development and the monitoring committee.

Under Activities in Regions, there are sections for the major regions of Southern Finland, Eastern Finland, Western Finland and Northern Finland, as well as information on national themes.

Under For Project Participants, you can read more about applying for funding, legislation, the EURA 2021 system and simplified cost models. Instructions for beneficiaries and communications guidelines are also provided, and there is information on fraud prevention and application periods. 

Under Interreg Programmes, you can read more about the programmes promoting European Territorial Cooperation (Interreg programmes).



The website search function can be found in the page header.

Searches are targeted at all website content by default. With quick search, you can search for all entered search terms according to the website language settings. The Boolean operator ‘AND’ is automatically added between the search words. You can also use truncated words as search terms.


On the feedback form, you can send feedback and questions on the online service. Your feedback is processed during office hours, and you can expect a reply within two weeks. We can only send replies to your questions and feedback if you have entered your contact details on the form (email address or name and address). Email is our preferred means of responding to feedback.

Web browsers and terminal devices

The website is responsive, and its content is scaled to fit the user’s device. To ensure optimal website performance, use the latest browser versions. You can also use older browser versions, but in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the website features.

Downloading files and required software

To open PDF files, you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader program, which you can download free of charge.

Live online streams and video recordings have also been embedded on the website, and they are provided as a streaming service from a separate server in the format supported by the user’s device.

Terms of use

Read the terms of use carefully. By using the website, you accept its terms of use as they are.

Intellectual property rights

The intellectual property rights to the texts and images on the website are owned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment or another author stated in connection to the material.

The use and linking to the text content of the website is allowed according to good practices as long as the source of the material is stated. A separate agreement with the Ministry is always required if the material is to be used as such for commercial purposes.

Images and rights of use

The rights of use for the images in the online service are owned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.

Legal notice

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is responsible for the website. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the content. The Ministry is not responsible for any expenses or losses caused to the user by possible errors in the content. The Ministry is also not responsible for any harm caused by technical disturbances or material linked on the website published by a third party.

Linked pages are subject to their respective terms of use. The Ministry is not responsible for keeping the third-party websites up to date, their publications, or the accuracy of the information contained on them.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has the right but no obligation to monitor and check sections of the website where users transfer or relay messages and the content of such messages. The Ministry is not responsible for the content of the communications, irrespective of whether legislation on copyright, defamation or privacy protection or other legislation applies to such content. At its discretion, the Ministry may remove any material sent by users from its website it considers inappropriate.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment does not pay any compensation or remuneration for the use of the website, or the information made available on it.

The Ministry cannot guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent in an open information network.
Users should avoid sending confidential information via email.

None of the material on the website should be regarded as an offer, request or commitment binding on the Ministry.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment retains the right to update, review and change the website’s terms of use, content and layout. Users should occasionally check the terms of use in effect on this page. The Ministry has the right to take the website offline at any time for reasons such as maintenance, repairs, or updates, without giving any reasons for its action.
The user undertakes to fully compensate any damage caused by their non-compliance with these terms of use.

If any part of these terms of use is deemed to be in breach of compelling legislation or otherwise invalid, this has no effect on the validity of the other provisions of these terms of use.

These terms of use are governed by Finnish law, without regard to conflict of law principles.

Processing of personal data

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment is committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of the visitors to the website in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU.
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Social media add-ons

The website includes links and connections to third-party websites, as well as social media add-ons (such as Twitter add-ons). Third-party add-ons on the website are downloaded from the servers of the services in question. The website does not transmit data on its users via the social media add-ons.

The terms of use and other terms and conditions of the third-party services linked or connected to the website apply to the third-party services.


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