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The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Identification number in the register: 10235216783-84
Registration date: 26/09/2011 16:12:57

The information on this entity was last modified on: 12/06/2015 13:25:45
The date of the last annual update was: 30/03/2015 15:32:33
Next update due latest on: 30/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

The Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities


Association for public sector

    Section of registration

VI - Organisations representing local, regional and municipal authorities, other public or mixed entities, etc.

Regional structures

    Contact details

Toinen linja, 14
Helsinki 00530

(+358) 97711

Square de Meeus 1
Bruxelles 1000

(+32) 25490870

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Henrik Rainio

Director, Brussels Office

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Henrik Rainio

Director, Brussels Office

    Goals / remit

The Association provides services in Finland’s two national languages – Finnish and Swedish.

The Association’s goal is to promote the opportunities for local authorities to operate and co-operate and to enhance their vitality and viability for the benefit of the residents. The Association’s vision for the future encompasses the core values of the Finnish welfare society: good basic services, living democracy and sustainable environment.

The Association employs 250 experts, who provide lobbying services, research and development services and other expert services for local authorities.

The services provided by the Association span all areas of municipal operation: social and healthcare services; education and culture; community, technical and environmental concerns; regional and industrial development; municipal finance; legal matters; the Information Society; local government development and research; communications; and international affairs.

The Commission for Local Authority Employers is also part of the Association. It promotes the interests of Finnish local and joint authorities in labour market issues.

The Association has set as its priorities to develop municipal management and local democracy, to reinforce services and improve performance, to ensure stable municipal finances and to curb climate change.

The Association’s operations are managed by a Council and a Board consisting of representatives of local authorities and elected every four years. The Council has 76 and the Board 15 members.

The House of Municipalities, the Association’s main office, is located in Helsinki. The Association has an office in Brussels since 1992.

  • European
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Kuntaliitto seuraa lähes kaikkia EU:n politiikan aloja kuntien ja alueiden näkökulmasta. Erityisesti aluepolitiikka, koulutus ja nuoriso, liikenne, oikeus- ja sisäasiat, talous- ja raha-asiat, terveys, tietotekniikka, tutkimus ja innovaatiot, verotus, työllisyys- ja sosiaaliasiat, energia, ilmasto, ympäristö, kilpailu, sisämarkkinat.



Kuntaliitto toimii alueiden komitean sihteeristönä.




The co-operation with the European Parliament is one of the main tasks of the AFLRA Brussels Office that requires frequent and regular contact to the European Parliament. For this reason we need to register to the Transparency Register.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2   50%: 2  



Brysselissä liitolla on kaksi vakituista työntekijää. Suomessa liitolla on kaksi henkilöä, jotka työskentelevät noin 50 % EU-asioiden parissa. Lisäksi lukuisat asiantuntijat käyttävät muutaman prosentin työajastaan EU-asioiden seurantaan ja vaikuttamiseen, mutta näiden käyttämä työaika EU-asioille on reilusti alle 25 %.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Taxation
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation



The Association is a member of several international organisations, such as the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).

The Association also acts as Secretariat for the Finnish delegation to the EU’s Committee of Regions as well as for the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE).

The Association follows the activities of other international local government organisations whose memberships include Finnish local and regional authorities. The Finnish Regional Councils are members of the Assembly of European Regions (AER), the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR).

    Financial data

01/2014  -  12/2014

200,000 € - 299,999 €

250,000 €


No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

250,000 €

250,000 €

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.