Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

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No longer registered as of 25 Jun 2024 - Registration as it was on 22 Apr 2024
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Overview

Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

8.2 Fte (16)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

5

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities   (AFLRA)

    EU Transparency Register

    807166031160-68 First registered on 12 Apr 2018

    Goals / Remit

    The Association's EU policy objectives
    - EU decisions take onto account local and regional perspectives and the special features of the municipality-based Nordic welfare model based on the principle of subsidiarity.
    - A prior assessment is made of the administrative and economic impacts of EU legislation on local and regional authorities.

    Main EU files targeted

    - Climate policy,
    - Environmental policy,
    - Energy policy,
    - Transport and mobility,
    - Digital policy
    - Cohesion policy,
    - MFF and recovery,
    - Urban policy and smart cities

    Address

    Head Office
    Toinen linja 14
    Helsinki 00530
    FINLAND
    EU Office
    Square de Meeûs 1
    Bruxelles 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    16

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%4
    75%1
    50%4
    25%5
    10%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    8.2

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 23 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Ilari Havukainen 23 May 2024 22 May 2026
    Hanna Muroma 23 May 2024 30 Sep 2024

    Complementary Information

    2 full-time employees and trainee for 10 months/year in Brussels and rest at the Association's headquarters in Helsinki. Many EU-legislative proposals require active participation from our special advisers and thematic managers/directors to the EU influecing activities.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Other organisations, public or mixed entities

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).

    Member organisations

    Members of the association are all 309 municipalities in Finland. This list can be found on www.localfinland.fi -page.

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year

    23,866,792€

    Major funding types in closed year

    Grants, Member's contributions, Public funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    TypeNameAmount
    Contribution Finnish Municipalities 12,000,000€
    Grant European Social Fund 7,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    None declared

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Unofficial groupings

    Communication activities

    None declared

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    5 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 23 Apr 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject upcoming EU priorities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Attending
      • Tuure Taneli Lahti (Cabinet member)
      • Suvi Leinonen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Mar 2022 Location Strasbourg
      Subject Cooperation with local authorities; Global Gateway.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Attending
      • Jutta Urpilainen (Commissioner)
    • Date 15 Oct 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on money laundering and fraud prevention
      DG European Anti-Fraud Office
      Attending
      • Ville Itälä (Director-General)
    • Date 25 Jun 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Commission mandate achievements and future of Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Tatu Liimatainen (Cabinet member)
    • Date 07 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject MFF and Regional Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Attending
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
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