Turku-Southwest Finland European Office

Turku and Southwest Finland



Turku-Southwest Finland European Office (Turku EU Office) represents City of Turku and Regional Council of Southwest Finland bringing together all 27 municipalities in the region. The office has been active in Brussels since 1998.

The main mission of Turku EU Office is to act as interlocutor between our region and Brussels – we bring EU closer to the region and serve as regional contact point in Brussels. Our main task is to support our stakeholders to implement their strategic priorities at the EU level.

Our main activities are

  • to advocate our regional interests in Brussels
  • to monitor and analyse the EU legislation relevant to the region
  • to follow EU programmes and funding opportunities as well as help to identify potential project partners
  • to brand City of Turku and Southwest Finland in Brussels.

We are proud to represent one of the most vibrant and sustainable regions in Finland. With a population of almost 500.000 people, the Region of Southwest Finland is the third biggest region in Finland. City of Turku, the oldest city in Finland, is a lively university city. Thanks to the dynamic economic sector, the population continues to grow steadily. You can read more about our partners and our priorities.

If you wish to have more information about our city and region or about our work, don’t hesitate to contact us!