Regional State Administrative Agencies 

We promote the realisation of basic rights and legal protection, accessibility of health and social services, sustainable use of the environment, domestic safety and healthy and safe living and working environments in our operating areas. We also implement, direct and enforce laws in our operating areas.   

Our operations are governed by legislation and eight ministries. We act as the regional representative of these ministries and perform duties assigned to us by them.  

Continental Finland has six Regional State Administrative Agencies.  The Regional State Administrative Agency for Åland is the State Department of Åland.   

Our vision  

Building a sustainable future for the people and regions   

Our values  

Customer-oriented approach 

Our service principles are proactivity, fairness, rapidness and integration of interests.   


We provide our customers with the best expertise and knowledge. We are committed to continuing professional development.  

Working together  

We work together with others effectively and across administrative borders to produce results. We develop our operations openly and in interaction with our partners and customers.  

Strategic priorities  

We safeguard well-being and equality  

  • We enhance vitality  
  • We aim to be carbon neutral  
  • Customer relationships and digitalisation  
  • Common procedures and partnerships