Regional Government Reform
The reform allows us to make Ostrobothnia an even stronger region than before - a task we'd like to do together with the inhabitants.
Ostrobothnian identity
We use culture to strengthen the Ostrobothnian identity and to create an environment that encourages creativity and innovations.
Regional Spatial Plan 2040
We are working on the regional spatial plan for the year 2040. We want you to take part in the process!
Beautiful Ostrobothnian sceneries
We have a collection of them on Pinterest. Check them out and get inspired!
Regional Spatial Plan 2040
We are working on the regional spatial plan for the year 2040. We want you to take part in the process!
Strong international dimension
Together with three regional councils in Western Finland we run the common West Finland European Office.
Strengthening the Ostrobothnian Identity
We believe culture always is a great excuse for co-operation!
Finland 100
Finlands jubileumsår firas 2017 med ett omfattande och mångsidigt program.
THE REGIONAL COUNCIL OF OSTROBOTHNIA

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.

 

CONTACT

Kaj Suomela
Region Mayor
Telephone:050 312 8650
Suomela K 1


N.b.! When calling from outside of Finland:

Use country code +358
No '0' in the area code.
On the map

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.

Member municipalities

Jakobstad Kaskinen Korsholm Korsnäs Kristinestad Kronoby Laihia Larsmo Malax Nykarleby Närpes Pedersöre Isokyrö Vaasa Vörå