Kvarken Council

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The Kvarken Council is a cross-border cooperation association for the three Regional Councils of Ostrobothnia and the the cities of Vaasa, Kokkola, Seinäjoki and Jakobstad and in Finland, as well as the Regional Council of Västerbotten and the city of Örnsköldsvik in Sweden. The Kvarken Council is one of twelve official cross-border operators co-funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The Kvarken Council was founded in 1972, and has since been working on promoting cross border cooperation and integration.

The financing of the Kvarken Council

The Kvarken Council is financed partly by the Nordic Council of Ministers and partly by membership fees.

The membership fees are calculated on the basis of the number of inhabitants.

The membership fees are used to fund the basic functions and administration of the Kvarken Council.

The financing from the Nordic Council of Ministers is used to fund the managing of cross-border cooperation projects.

Main members:
In Sweden: Örnsköldsvik Municipality, Region Västerbotten
In Finland: Vaasa, Seinäjoki, Kokkola, Pietarsaari, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia, Regional Council of Central Ostrobothnia

  

Board

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Finland

Ordinary Members

Suppleants

Joakim Strand, City of Vaasa, Deputy Chairman of the Board

Tomas Häyry

Kaj Suomela, The Regional Council of Ostrobothnia
Mikaela Björklund
Asko Peltola, The Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia
Marjatta Eväsoja
Stina Mattila, City of Kokkola
Roy Sabel
Erkki Välimäki, City of Seinäjoki
Jaana Hurme
Jukka Ylikarjula, The Regional Council of Central Ostrobothnia
Kajsa Kouvo
 

Sweden 

Ordinary Members

Suppleants

Lennart Holmlund, Västerbotten County Council, Chairman of the Board

Tomas Hartman

Lilly Bäcklund, Västerbotten County Council
Gunnel Jonsson
Mattias Larsson, Västerbotten County Council
Jörgen Forsgren
Christer Rönnlund, Västerbotten County Council
Veronica Kerr
Tomas Marklund, Västerbotten County Council
Mathias Haglund
Per Nylén, Örnsköldsvik Municipality
Anna-Britta Åkerlind

 

 

 

 

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