The Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council has two main tasks: Regional Development and Regional Land Use Planning. We are responsible for the preparation of regional development programmes and land use plans for Helsinki-Uusimaa. These tasks are legally defined. In their own actions, local and national government authorities are meant to take account of the plans and programmes approved by our Regional Assembly.
Regional Mayor Tuija Telén believes in strong cooperation and visions a splendid future for Helsinki-Uusimaa
The Regional Mayor of Helsinki-Uusimaa, Ms Tuija Telén wants to tell us about her visions for the region and its Regional Council. She emphasizes the regional strengths, which are built up by international focuses and competence networks.
Despite mitigation actions, the climate of the Helsinki-Uusimaa Region will be changing during the future decades. The project Visioning a climate resilient Helsinki-Uusimaa (VILKKU) aims to create the first regional vulnerability study and adaptation plan.
Local and regional representatives of the Scandria Alliance and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, together with EU and national representatives, met in Helsinki on 6-7 November to discuss the implications of the new geopolitical context on transport and infrastructures in the Baltic Sea Region and wider Europe.
Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has acquired over 400 million euros of EU funding from EU’s top research and innovation (R&I) funding programme Horizon Europe in 2021-23. Helsinki-Uusimaa Region has received more Horizon Europe funding than all other Finnish regions combined.