Pirkanmaa Regional Development Programme 2022–2025
It is based on Pirkanmaa’s success factors, through which the region fares well in interregional competition.
The regional development programme includes in a single package the strategic objectives for development (the regional plan as defined in law) and the guidelines for implementation (the regional development programme).
For the sake of simplicity, we will speak of these two together simply as the regional programme. It is based on Pirkanmaa’s success factors, through which the region fares well in interregional competition.
It describes the preconditions for the success of Pirkanmaa and its future opportunities, while also defining the measures necessary to take advantage of these in a way that can be accepted by all the key actors in the region.
The regional programme deals with issues that are shared by different Pirkanmaa actors and which require regional cooperation in order to move forward. In addition, many actions are taken in cooperation with other Finnish regions and foreign partners, and the regional programme also details Pirkanmaa’s emphases for such cooperation.
The regional programme represents ‘a description of the spirit of the time.’ It boosts faith for better things and encourages different actors towards taking appropriate steps forward in the same direction. The main tasks of the regional programme are to strengthen the alignment of activities and the joint development approach among regional actors, to direct resource use and to identify opportunities within the region for external cooperation. In addition, the programme builds Pirkanmaa’s positive public image.
Another important task of the regional programme is to ensure that support from EU Structural Fund programmes is well targeted for Pirkanmaa’s objectives. This is why the ‘smart specialisation’ options of the region, which the EU requires for providing regional support, are also included in the programme. Pirkanmaa’s smart specialisation strategy is therefore part of the regional programme.
Pirkanmaa Regional Development Programme 2022–2025 was approved by the Regional Assembly in November 2021.