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Implementation of the Government Programme

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s Government’s objectives are to bring the Finnish economy onto a path of sustainable growth and higher employment and to safeguard sufficient financial resources for public services and social protection.

With its five strategic priorities in the Government Programme, Sipilä’s Government is taking steps to follow through with essential reforms. The strategic objectives are materialised in the form of 26 key projects. The Government will also overhaul the pension system, implement a social welfare and healthcare reform, reduce the amount of obligations and functions in local government and reform central and regional administration.
Action plan for the implementation of the key project and reforms (published in English 18 February 2016)
More information on the implementation of the Government Programme

Key projects

Employment and competitiveness

  1. Strengthening competitiveness by improving conditions for business and entrepreneurship
  2. Incentive traps preventing acceptance of work will be removed and structural unemployment reduced
  3. Local agreement will be promoted and barriers to employment removed
  4. Reform of employment service activities to support employment
  5. Housing construction will be increased

Knowledge and education

  1. New learning environments and digital materials to comprehensive schools
  2. Reform of vocational upper secondary education
  3. Acceleration of transition to working life
  4. Access to art and culture will be facilitated
  5. Cooperation between higher education institutions and business life will be strengthened to bring innovations to the market
  6. Youth guarantee towards community guarantee

Wellbeing and health

  1. Services to be based on customer needs
  2. Health and wellbeing will be fostered and inequalities reduced
  3. Programme to address child and family services will be implemented
  4. Home care for older people will be developed and informal care enhanced in all age groups
  5. Career opportunities for people with partial work ability

Bioeconomy and clean solutions

  1. Towards carbon-free, clean and renewable energy cost-efficiently
  2. Wood on the move and new products from forests
  3. Breakthrough of a circular economy, getting waters into good condition
  4. Finnish food production will be profitable, trade balance on the rise
  5. Nature policy based on trust and fair means

Digitalisation, experimentation and deregulation

  1. Public services will be digitalised
  2. A growth environment will be created for digital business operations
  3. Legal provisions will be improved
  4. A culture of experimentation will be introduced
  5. Management and implementation will be improved

Structural reforms

  1. Reform of social welfare and health care
  2. Cutting local government costs
  3. Municipality of the future
  4. Regional administration reform
  5. Central administration reform