Regional State Administrative Agencies

There are six Regional State Administrative Agencies in Finland. The agencies work in close collaboration with local authorities.

The agencies' mission is to promote regional equality by carrying out executive, steering and supervisory tasks laid down in the law. To this end, they aim to strengthen implementation of basic rights and legal protection, access to basic public services, environmental protection, environmental sustainability, and public safety and also to provide a safe and healthy living and working environment in the regions.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Basic public services, legal rights and permits
  • Education and culture
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Environmental permits
  • Rescue services and preparedness