Become a member

The Kvarken Council brings together committed members with a very dynamic partnership. You are welcome to contact us to join the regional border collaboration!

Apply for membership in the Kvarken Council EGTC

Become a part of a propelling partnership, an engaging membership culture, a widespread network, and advantageous cooperation opportunities. Please feel welcome to contact us to apply for membership or to discuss the benefits a membership can give you.

Granting of membership

Public legal entities/organizations that wish to promote the Kvarken Council’s purpose and that comply with the first paragraph of Article 3 of Regulation (EU) No 1302/2013 may be approved as members of the Kvarken Council EGTC 

Membership is granted by the Board by a unanimous decision upon application, at which point the membership category is also determined. The membership is definitively established after a national authority has approved the notification of entry.

The Kvarken Council has the following membership categories:

  • Main members
  • Municipal members
  • Organization members

Membership fees

Regions, counties, and municipalities pay an annual fee based on their population base and Board representation. The membership fee for the subsequent period of operations is determined annually by the regular annual meeting or founding meeting. Contact us for more information about our membership fees.

The Kvarken Council’s members

  • The Kvarken Council’s Annual General Meeting is the organisation’s decision-making body.
  • The association is registered with the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.
  • The association’s Statutes are its steering document.
  • The Statutes in PDF form here

See list of the Kvarken Council’s members here

Photo: Esa Siltaloppi

What are the benefits of membership?

Read more about the benefits of membership and the Kvarken Council’s cooperation opportunities here: