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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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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.

Our international work

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

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

Centenary of Finnish women’s right to vote and stand in municipal elections

In his blog, Kari Prättälä sheds light on the historical background of women’s suffrage.

The European elections and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU 2019

The Association has published a programme for the European elections 2019 and its goals for Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU.