Lapland - Above ordinary
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Lapland's proposal for a new local administration
for growth and development


The key to the Lapland model is the right division of tasks: The democratic local administration is responsible for regional development and land use, and one state regional administrative authority is responsible for the supervision, steering and permits.


Municipalities are still the engines of development and town planning, but the democratic local administration provides support with the changes in the municipal field and enables future dismantling of the current jumble of joint municipal authorities.


In the Lapland model, power and money are returned back for the people of the region to decide on – they know best how to improve the region’s vitality, development and well-being. Work and aims are agreed together with the state, which benefits the entire national economy and helps Finland into an upturn again.