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Kainuun Eu Oy invests in interregional development cooperation actions.

Our European projects have four objectives:

  • To encourage, through concrete solutions, networked development, rescaling the regional critical mass and strengthening the innovation & performance of our region;
  • To speed up the acquisition and benefit of advanced development models, available through EU cooperation & good practice transfer,
  • To participate in and contribute to relevant European networks, and
  • To constantly improve, through the opportunities of European projects, the services offered to the region's businesses and cooperate with our long term European networks and partners.


    Kainuun Etu has considerable experience (since 2001) in European projects. We participate in the development & implementation of projects at regional, national, and continental levels. We are seeking projects that support our four development objectives.

    More information on our on going projects and networks can be found through the links below:


    European networks:

    EAST & NORTH FINLAND OFFICE, http://www.eastnorth.fi
    The East and North Finland EU office represents the interest of the regions of Central Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, Lapland, North Karelia, Northern Ostrobothnia, North Savo and South Savo in Brussels. In close collaboration with the regional councils the Brussels office aims to improve the competitiveness and conditions of the businesses throughout the East and North of Finland.

    ERRIN, http://www.errin.eu/
    ERRIN is a Brussels-based platform of more than 120 regional stakeholders organisation most of whom are represented by their Brussels offices.
    ERRIN promotes knowledge exchange between its members, focusing on joint actions and project partnerships to strengthen regional research and innovation capacities. Through these actions ERRIN
    seeks to contribute to the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the Innovation Union flagship initiative and Smart Specialisation strategies.

    EURADA (THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES), http://www.eurada.org
    EURADA has a membership of around 70 regional development agencies from across the European Union. It brings together and disseminates good practice in economic development for the benefit of its members. Through round tables and reflection groups individual EURADA members can play a direct role in the development of policy at the Commission, and form their own links with officials. EURADA has strong international links, particularly through the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the United States, but also with economic development networks in China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. There is a good record of members using these links to pursue their own local objectives.

    Science Link Network, http://www.science-link.eu
    Science Link Network (SLN) was set up in the aftermath of teh Interreg IV C Baltic Sea Region project Science Link. The prupose of SLN is to:
  • Intensify the usage of research infrastructures by industry and SMEs,
  • address access of SMEs to large scale research infrastructures,
  • ensure the availabiltiy of tailored infrastructure researhc services to SMEs, and
  • engage in joint, sustainable marketing and collaborative research.

  • Kainuun Etu on palkittu Euroopan parhaana aluekehitysyhtiönä 2016