Regional Council of South Karelia
The Regional Council of South Karelia is a joint municipal authority of 9 member municipalities. The Council operates as the authority for regional development and unit for regional planning. The main objective is to support independent and continuous development of the region as well as to improve the living conditions of the population and to ensure the structures necessary for economic development.
The Council draws up the strategies to define goals and measures for different development plans. As member of AEBR (Association of European Border Regions), and other multinational organisations, the council also contributes to their work.
Additionally, the Council acts as the managing authority of the South-East Finland – Russia, Cross-border cooperation programme, which is tasked with supporting EU’s external actions with financing from the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.
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