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Who we are

This is the website of the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, a powerful advocate for all Finnish municipalities and regions.
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Health, social services and regional government reform

Finland is undertaking a health, social services and regional government reform that will be one of the country’s biggest ever administrative and operational overhauls.
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Our international work

Our offices in Helsinki and Brussels oversee the interests of municipalities and regions in the European Union and in international cooperation.

International Forum

The Association’s International Forum website compiles news feeds and up-to-date information on international and European issues relevant to local authorities.

Finnish municipalities and regions

In Finland, municipalities have broad responsibility for the provision of basic public services to their residents. Municipalities have strong self-government based on local democracy and decision-mak

Did you know...

... that there are 311 local authorities in Finland?​ ... that the average municipal income tax rate is 19.91%?