Youth work in municipalities

Under the Youth Act, youth work and youth policy are listed as the tasks of municipalities. Municipalities organise services and facilities for young people and support young people’s civic activities. The Ministry of Education and Culture supports municipal youth work with central government transfers and grants. 

At the Regional State Administrative Agency, we support youth work in municipalities and cooperate in the regional networks of youth work. We also grant discretionary government transfers for youth work.

We produce information on municipal youth work

We produce reports and statistics related to municipal youth work. We have compiled these on our website. The website contains information on such things as which youth work services that are available in different municipalities. The statistics are mainly based on responses to surveys by the municipalities themselves.  We have added visual elements such as images, graphs and tables to the website.   

Regional coordination of youth work

The regional coordinator supports the competence and quality of youth work in his/her area of operation and disseminates related information. The regional coordinator brings together regional cooperation networks and organises meetings and joint events. We work together with the regional coordinator to develop youth work.

We fund the regional coordination of youth work from the Regional State Administrative Agency by means of the development of regional and local activities in the youth sector grant. 

Contact details for coordinators by region

Salla Juha, coordinator
[email protected]
tel. +358 40 626 7554

Saara Kiiskinen, coordinator
[email protected]
tel. +358 40 194 1595

Tuija Palomäki 
Coordinatori, South Ostrobothnia Folk High School
[email protected]
Tel. +358 400 724 584

Jonna Juhola
Regional Coordinator for Youth Work
[email protected] 
tel. +358 40 831 3580 

Riku Jurvanen 
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 462 0813

Ritva Saarikettu 
Classical Youth Work Coordinator, Coordinator of International Affairs
[email protected]
Tel. +358 500 902 330

Mia Salonen
Classical Youth Work Coordinator
[email protected]
Tel. +358 40 514 5470

Mari Syväjärvi
Open Youth Work Coordinator
[email protected]
p. 040 768 7778

Antti Korhonen
Youth Work Coordinator
[email protected]
Tel. +358 447151917

Sami Sorjonen
Youth Work Coordinator
[email protected]
tel. +358 44 7151953

Sanna Järvensivu
Manager of the Youth Service.
[email protected] 
tel. +358 34851926

North Ostrobothnia:

Auli Mikkola
Youth Work Coordinator
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 5423404  

Kainuu and Koillismaa:

Eija Kemppainen
Youth Work Coordinator
[email protected]
tel. +358 50 5568455

Suvi Ovaska
Regional Coordinator for Youth Work
[email protected]
Tel. 044 483 1518

Anna Alanärä
Youth Counselor/Coordinator of youth work in Satakunta
[email protected]
tel. 044 432 5357

Heli Veijola
Project Manager, Regional Youth Work
Coordination Project
[email protected]
Tel. +358 40 182 3811