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    Presentation of Uusimaa Regional Council and Helsinki-Uusimaa Region Presentation of Uusimaa Regional Council and Helsinki-Uusimaa Region Presentation Transcript

    • Uusimaa Regional Council Helsinki-Uusimaa Region 2014
    • Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region ”Helsinki-Uusimaa is the most urbanized area in Finland with the Baltic Sea playing a major role in its life.
    • Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region Helsinki-Uusimaa Region Metropolis by the Baltic Sea Baltic Sea Region
    • Helsinki-Uusimaa Region • 26 municipalities • Land area 9 440 km² • Population 1,6 million, 29 % of Finland • Population growth 14 000 / year • Share of Finland’s GDP 40 % • Share of total Finnish labour force 31 % Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Area and Municipalities Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Regional Coordination Committees (18) Regional priorities Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region Government and Public Sector in Finland Summary of Main Institutions President’s Office Ministries (12) Centres For Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (15) - Business and industry, the labour force, competence and cultural activities - Transport and infrastructure - The environment and natural resources Regional State Administrative Agencies (6) - Basic public services, legal rights and permits - Occupational safety and health - Environmental permits - Fire and rescue services and preparedness - Police The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities Regional Councils (18) Regional & land-use planning, cross-border cooperation 320 Municipalities
    • Implementation International cooperation Regional Councils in Finland Regional Planning System Government Ministry of the Environment: - National guidelines for land use Government Ministry of Employment and the Economy: - National regional development targets - Governmental plans and programmes - EU programmes Regional Strategic Plan Vision/desired development, development policies and strategy Regional structure specified in the aims Regional Land Use Plan Regional Programme Municipalities: Detailed Land Use Plans Implementation Plan Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region ”Good infrastructure, as well as a stable social system and security, are values that we embrace.
    • Uusimaa Regional Council • Regional authority for the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region • Operates according to the principles of local self-government • Members are the municipalities in the Region, from which it receives its funding • Mandated in law like all 18 Regional Councils in Finland • Budget 9,8 Million € Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • The Board (14 members) Ms. Outi Mäkelä, President of the Board Uusimaa Regional Council Organization Director Mr. Juha Eskelinen Regional Development Director Ms. Riitta Murto-Laitinen Land Use Planning Administration Ms. Paula Autioniemi, Administrative and Financial Director Regional Promotion and Communication Mr. Tatu Rauhamäki, Manager | Regional Promotion International Affairs Mr. Jaakko Mikkola, Director | International Affairs Internal Development Processes Ms. Inka Kanerva, Development Director The Council (77 members) Mr. Eero Heinäluoma, President of the Council The Office (Personnel 70) Mr. Ossi Savolainen, Regional Mayor Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • The political representation in the Council 2013–2016 22National Coalition Party 15Social Democratic Party of Finland 13Green League Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region 9True Finns 7Swedish People’s Party in Finland 5Left Alliance 4Centre Party of Finland 2Christian Democrats in Finland
    • Activities of Regional Councils in Finland Regional Development Act 602/2002 1. Responsibility for the regional development in cooperation with state authorities 2. Responsibility for the preparation and approval of the Regional Development Programme 3. Preparation of the Annual Implementation Plan in cooperation with state authorities, municipalities etc. 4. Preparation of Regional programme proposals according to EU structural funds 5. Promotion of municipal, sub-regional and interregional cooperation 6. Monitoring the regional and sub-regional development 7. International affairs and contacts Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Activities of Regional Councils in Finland Land Use and Building Act 132/1999 1. To draw up the regional strategic Land Use Plan 2. To draw up the Regional plan 3. To produce reports and studies needed when the Regional plan is being prepared 4. Cooperation with municipalities and authorities, participation in other planning 5. To render an opinion on matters concerning land use planning 6. To implement the regional plan and to update it Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region ”We are proud of our creativity, investmen t in research and development and technological knowledge.
    • Regional Strategic Plan for Uusimaa 2033 The vision of Helsinki-Uusimaa Region 2033: Helsinki-Uusimaa is an international and attractive Metropolitan Region of well-being people. Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Regional Strategic Plan for Uusimaa 2033 6 Strategic goals: 1. The roles of the different parts of Helsinki-Uusimaa are recognised. The strengths of the different parts of the region are utilised and preconditions for good life are thus created for all the people in the region. 2. The preconditions of welfare and education services are secured in the entire region 3. Helsinki-Uusimaa attracts investments and businesses Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Regional Strategic Plan for Uusimaa 2033 4. Helsinki-Uusimaa is the most important innovation centre in the Baltic Sea Region 5. The community structure of Helsinki- Uusimaa is functioning and effective, mitigates the use of the energy and the need of travel and promotes well- being 6. Helsinki-Uusimaa is the first carbon neutral region in Finland and the trail blazer of adaptation to climate change Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region ”We are proud of our nature: the archipelago, the hills and the valleys offer excellent opportunities for recreation and leisure.
    • International cooperation priorities for Uusimaa Regional Council • Competitiveness and employment • Metropolises and capital regions • Baltic Sea Region organisations • Russia: St Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast and Moscow Oblast • Poland: the Mazovian Region • Brussels and St Petersburg offices • Preparing for the next structural fund period 2014–2020 Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC) • A political network for decentralised authorities (subregions) in the Baltic Sea Region • Chairmanship and Secretariat in Helsinki-Uusimaa 2013–2014 • Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) • A think tank and a lobby for European Regions • Independent of EU institutions • Main focus on Maritime, Energy and Transport Issues, Cohesion Policy, European Governance and Development Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • CPMR Baltic Sea Commission (BSC) • One of the Geographical Commissions of the CPMR • Secretariat in Helsinki-Uusimaa Region 2011–2014 • Strong focus on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
    • EER - European Entrepreneurial Region 2012 • Helsinki-Uusimaa was one of the three European Entrepreneurial Regions in 2012 • The theme for Helsinki-Uusimaa was Young Entrepreneurship • The Committee of the Regions granted the EER award for the first time • Award motivation: one of the key regions in Europe in promoting future entrepreneurship Uudenmaan liitto // Nylands förbund // Helsinki-Uusimaa Region
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