Regional government reform
Smart Oulu Region
The Council of Oulu Region
The Council of Oulu Region is a regional development and planning organization acting on behalf of its member municipalities, and coordinating EU funding programs in the region. Lobbying for the Oulu region and representing it in both national and international projects, programs and working groups are part of its main role as a regional authority.
The Oulu Region covers an area halfway of the country from west to the eastern border of Finland, and thus the eastern border of the European Union. Thanks to the excellent transport connections and international networks of expertise, the Oulu region now occupies an established position as a gateway between east and west, including an emphasis on the Arctic region through Barents cooperation.