Our international work

The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities oversees the interests of municipalities and regions in the European Union and in international cooperation. We want to influence EU policy-making and capitalize on the opportunities offered by international collaboration to ensure better operating and development conditions for Finnish municipalities.  

The Association is a member of several international organisations, such as the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).

Our EU and international team members assist the Finnish delegation to the European Committee of the Regions and the Finnish delegation to the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

We have an office in Brussels for representing local and regional interests in the EU and for establishing close contacts with the EU institutions and others partners and stakeholders in Brussels.