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Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council – A Futuremaker

HelsinkiSmart highlights the 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!

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Helsinki-Uusimaa will be Well Ahead in 2030

The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Programme sets out our Region’s vision and outlines the development priorities, objectives and measures. Our three priorities are climate change mitigation, economic competitiveness and wellbeing.

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Helsinki-Uusimaa Region – Competitiveness and Well-being at the Baltic Sea

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.

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Helsinki-Uusimaa an EU pioneer region in climate change adaptation

The European Commission has chosen the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region to be one of the participating regions in the EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. This is one of five EU Missions altogether. They are a new way to deliver concrete solutions by 2030 to some of our greatest challenges.



Helsinki-Uusimaa at the forefront of circular economy

The EU Circular Cities and Regions Initiative is furthering the circular economy across European cities and regions. The European Commission has selected the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region as one of the CCRI Pilot Regions. We can now truly develop our transition processes at the front.



27th CPMR Baltic Sea Commission General Assembly in Helsinki 26-27 September

It is a great honour for us to organize the 27th CPMR Baltic Sea Commission General Assembly in Helsinki, Finland on 26-27 September 2022. The General Assembly is a key event for CPMR members to discuss various policy areas like transport, energy, climate, maritime issues and the impact of the invasion of Ukraine on Arctic cooperation.



Developing actions for TEN-T stand for better connectivity and competitiveness of Helsinki-Uusimaa 

According to current plans, the Trans-European Transport Network TEN-T will cover the entire continent by 2050. New outlines for the network are being drawn right now, and the European Council and Parliament are processing a regulation proposal. According to the view of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, developing the network means strengthening the connectivity and competitiveness of our Region. However, the regulation proposal also includes some strict and challenging quality criteria.  

Helsinki-Uusimaa Region in Figures




million inhabitants


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