Mr Markku Markkula, the chairman of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Board has been appointed the Finnish Ambassador for the Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors was launched in 2008 by the European Commission.
A Green Deal Manifesto was published today by the stakeholders of the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport Area. It is the first time a manifesto on sustainable growth has been issued by such a large group of actors.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has been selected European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2021–2022. Awarded by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), this label of excellence goes to regions who have demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial foresight and an intelligent growth strategy taking into account larger societal challenges.
Mr Eero Venäläinen, Development Manager at the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has been appointed Head of the Helsinki EU Office from the beginning of April.
For the first time, a comprehensive maritime spatial plan has been prepared for the Finnish marine area, compiled in an extensive cooperation process between various actors.
The Helsinki-Uusimaa region ranks second among European regions in the latest comparison of societal development. The EU Social Progress Index (EU-SPI) assesses the prerequisites for well-being and good life in 240 regions.
The Horizon 2020 program has created quality jobs, consequently having a positive impact on the entire EU economy, in its different members states and regions like our own Helsinki-Uusimaa.
Smart and sustainable mobility, smart health, quantum computing, low-carbon industry and sustainable circular economy. These are just a few of the themes having global frontrunners in the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region.