Helsinki-Uusimaa Region – Competitiveness and Well-being at the Baltic Sea
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is at the heart of Northern Europe and at the Baltic Sea. Including the capital city of Helsinki, it has 1.7 million inhabitants, which is about a third of the entire population of Finland.Find out more
HelsinkiSmart highlights smart expertise in Helsinki-Uusimaa
The website Helsinkismart.fi showcases the most innovative and interesting projects, companies and ideas in Helsinki-Uusimaa. We call the international community to join us and to create smart innovations together!Read more at the website Helsinkismart.fi
The larger cities and towns in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, along with the Regions of Southern Finland want to make an impact on the Article 6 in the suggested EU Nature Restoration Law by sharing their proposals for amendments. In its current wording, the Article would significantly complicate sustainable growth in Finnish cities and towns. It would in fact, on the contrary to its aim, lead to urban sprawl harmful for both nature and climate.
The Regions4Climate project brings together 44 partners from twelve different European regions to demonstrate innovations that enhance societal resilience to the impacts of climate change, in line with the Paris Agreement and the EU Green Deal. The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region is one of the partner regions.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council and The Union of Harju County Municipalities signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Tallinn on 30 December 2022. The cooperation aims to increase the international attractiveness and accessibility of both the regions and contributes to integrating them more tightly together.
In the current changing geopolitical environment, the importance of information and experience exchange, as well as common solutions for the development of secure supply chains and sustainable transport infrastructure were emphasized by the Chairs of the Alliance.
Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Figures
of those speaking another language in Finland live in Helsinki-Uusimaa
of the Finnish GDP
of R&D expenses in Finland
of the land are is forest