Factsheet: Goverment Decree on regional development

Goverment Decree on regional development

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Description: 
The decree: The Regional and Structural Policy Advisory Council comprises representatives of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and the Ministry of the Environment. Moreover, the Advisory Council comprises representatives of Regional Councils and the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment by major region, alongside presentatives of Regional State Administrative Agencies, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, the key labour market and trade organisations, environmental organisations, and organisations promoting gender equality. the Regional and Structural Policy Advisory Council 1) handles the proposal on national regional development objectives as referred to in section 22 of the Act on Regional Development, and other significant proposals concerning plans and programmes for regional development; 2) supports the Ministry of Employment and the Economy in coordination and monitoring tasks as referred to in section 7 of the Act on Regional Development; 3) coordinates administrative branch specific regional strategies and their objectives; 4) monitors the implementation of regional strategies for national regional development objectives and administrative branches and the related steering of regional state administration, and prepares the related development proposals; 5) prepares proposals for the development and coordination of national regional development and structural fund activities; 6) carries out other tasks falling within the Advisory Council’s sphere of authority. The Regional and Structural Policy Advisory Council must report to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy on a regular basis on the progress of matters within its remit.
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