Pilot 1 – Tampere Region 

The Finnish region of Tampere has a high level of economic development impact in Finland and beyond. 


The Council of Tampere Region (Pirkanmaan liitto in Finnish) acts as regional development and regional planning authority for the municipalities in the region. It also promotes the region and has a broad scope of non-statutory activities and operations, which are defined and emphasised by the special characteristics of the region. Although land-use planning is one of the Council’s priorities, innovation activities and future well-being of the region are equally important for the Council.

 The Council is involved in developing EU regional policy and draw up the programmes required for the granting of support from EU structural funds for their own regions and in part they also implement them. The Council is responsible for Regional Development Strategy and Smart Specialization Strategy.