Cooperation and networking
Nationally Pohjois-Savo is widely networked with East and North Finland but the region has also a large number of contacts to international operators in the fields of research and business. Pohjois-Savo is member of Northern Sparsely Populated Areas NSPA and The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation BSSSC.
- OECD Territorial Reviews: Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (published 13.3.2017)
East & North Finland EU office
The East and North Finland EU office represents the interest of the regions of Pohjois-Savo, South Savo, Central Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, Lapland, North Karelia and Northern Ostrobothnia 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.