Regional state administration
The Regional State Administrative Agencies and the Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres), which are steered by ministries, act as the regional administrative authorities of the state.
Regional State Administrative Agencies promote regional equality by carrying out executive, steering and supervisory tasks in their own geographical areas.
The tasks of the Regional State Administrative Agencies include
Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment promote regional development by managing the enforcement and development tasks of state administration in their own geographical areas. They promote the development of a good living environment and the competitiveness of industries.
The tasks of the ELY Centres include
Other regional administrative authorities
Other regional administrative authorities include the regional councils, which function as statutory joint municipal authorities. They act as the regional development and planning authorities and in this role they also supervise the interests of the regions.
The State Department of Åland acts as the regional state administrative authority in the region of Åland.