The Regional Council is one of the eighteen regional councils in Finland. We are a statutory joint municipal authority formed by the fifteen 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.
Our work has a strong international dimension. We are responsible for a wide range of international issues and contacts in the Nordic countries, the Baltic Sea region, the EU and Europe. Together with three regional councils in Western Finland we run the common West Finland European Office, which is the most important base for promoting our interests at EU level.
N.b.! When calling from outside of Finland: Use country code +358
No '0' in the area code.
Ostrobothnia is situated on the west coast of Finland. The geographical area of the Regional Council consists of 15 municipalities and four sub-regions. The population is approximately 180,000. The city of Vaasa is the regional centre. Ostrobothnia is truly international with more than 100 languages spoken.
The bordering regions are Central Ostrobothnia in the north, South Ostrobothnia in the east and Satakunta in the south.