Find out about Finnish local democracy and governance
Shared #1 in Protection of Fundamental rights (Rule of Law Index 2016, WJP)
Finnish local governance is built around municipalities. Local authorities provide basic public services for their residents, the most important of which relate to social welfare and health care, education and culture, the environment and technical infrastructure. For these reasons, local democracy is a pivotal element in the Finnish welfare state.
Come and see how the Finns have established their local governance around municipalities. You may find out why local democracy was the key factor in turning the young civil war ravaged nation into one of the most successful countries in the world.