About Us

The Regional Council is one of the eighteen regional councils in Finland. We are a statutory joint municipal authority formed by the fourteen municipalities in the region of Ostrobothnia, on the west coast of Finland.

Our aim is to build up the necessary conditions for a balanced development and economic growth and thereby serve the welfare of the Ostrobothnian people. The development efforts are financed both by national and EU resources.

We are the primary interest supporter of Ostrobothnia. Our most important goal is to strengthen the competitiveness of the region. To reach that goal we strive to influence governmental decisions that affect the region.

Regional Funding Creates Innovation and Growth

Staying competitive in an increasingly digitalised world is a core challenge for Ostrobothnia’s manufacturing industry and education system. By promoting cooperation around emerging technologies, the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia ensures the region is up for the challenge.