Finland is receiving its share of the EU’s EUR 750 billion recovery package. In a budget negotiation, the Marin government outlined Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme which will be drawn up to guide the financing of the EU’s recovery support instrument. The programme is being prepared in close cooperation between national and regional actors.
As part of the preparations, a ministerial-led provincial tour will be organised to gather views and project ideas from regional actors on reforms and investment, and to discuss where EU recovery funding should be used. At the same time, the aim is to give the actors in the regions a unified overall picture of the priorities, preconditions and practical preparation of Finland’s sustainable growth programme.
MDI is involved in the regional tour and in facilitating the debate. After the speeches by the ministers and the officials, the voices of the regions will be heard in the form of plans, expectations and questions. The tour started from Northern Ostrobothnia on Monday 21 September and ends on 20. October. After this, the region’s plans will be compiled into one package through a survey and the whole will be presented at the summary event of the regional tour, in Helsinki on 28 October 2020.
Finland’s Sustainable Growth Programme is being prepared on a fast schedule. MDI will constantly update information on the preparation of the programme and on the material collected during the regional tour on its project page: https://www.mdi.fi/maakuntakiertue2020.