A medium-term regional strategic programme is to be formulated on the basis of the strategy presented in the regional strategic programme. The regional strategic programme describes in detail how and with which central projects the strategy is implemented. In addition, the programme describes how the national special programmes - such as the Regional Cohesion and Competitiveness Programme and the Centre of Expertise Programme - are implemented in Lapland. The regional strategic programme also includes a financing plan, assessment report and a Sámi culture section, which is prepared by the Finnish Sámi Parliament.
The implementation plan of the regional strategic programme is prepared every year. The plan presents the most essential projects to be executed within the regional strategic programme during the following year. The implementation plan also operates as the Region's proposal for the preparation of the State budget and its regional allocation.