Strategic projects play an important role in achieving the programme's objectives. Strategic projects are identified in the programming document and are subject to specific control and communication measures, such as the organisation of an opening event.
The innovation and skills in Finland 2021–2027 programme document identifies the following five national themes prepared in cooperation with ministries as strategic projects. The task of the monitoring Committee is to examine the progress made on these themes in the implementation and performance of strategically important actions.
- Developing working life
- Working life of immigrants in Finland: work, skills and inclusion
- Development of services for children, young people and families and promotion of well-being towards equality
- Support for and coordination of inclusion, gender equality and equality in the work of the European Social Fund 2021-2027
- Innovation and skills networks theme