International cooperation is getting a greater role in Northern Ostrobothnia. The region-wide development programs have highlighted a number of actions, that have an international dimension or that have a need for it. The international cooperation strategy of the Council of Oulu region describes the areas of such activities (linkki toimintakaavioon).
From the globalization point of view, it is important to raise the level of expertise of the actors, in addition to the promotion of international activities and exchange of experience. The international activities of the Council of Oulu region are focused on promoting cooperation of entire Northern Finland, utilizing interregional networks, Interreg and other EU development programmes, as well as our joint office in Brussels