The municipality of the future is a civilized municipality

Goals for the municipal and county elections


The municipality of the future is a civilized municipality

  • The most important tasks of future municipalities will include education and civilization services as well as culture and library services.
  • In the future, all residents of a municipality will have, as a minimum, an upper secondary degree.
  • Access to education will be guaranteed to all individuals under 18.
  • The proportion of children attending early childhood education will be increased.
  • Municipalities will guarantee all immigrants an educational path.
  • Extensive civilization services are the basic task of municipalities.
  • In the ownership policies of universities of applied sciences, aims will be set to ensure the quality of education, maintenance of high vocational competence and employment of graduates in jobs that match their education.

Making Finland a model country for the promotion of well-being and health

  • Municipal activities that promote well-being and health will be strengthened. Prevention of illnesses and public health work will be in the focus at the county level.
  • The level, quality and availability of health and social services will be defined nationally.
  • The aim is to ensure rapid access to services, continuity of treatment, well-functioning and economical processes, as well as flexibility and greater freedom of choice from the customer’s point-of-view.
  • Resources will be provided for social welfare and health care research and development. The education of professionals in the field of social welfare and health care shall meet the requirements of working life.
  • Service integration and co-operation will be reinforced.
  • Measures to promote the prevention of marginalization will be given more weight in municipal and county-level decision-making.
  • Municipalities and counties will take care of the environment in a sustainable manner.

Prerequisites for employment and municipal vitality shall be improved

  • The overall tax rate must not increase. Akava is in opposition of a county tax and increases in municipal taxes. The service fees must not lead to incentive traps.
  • The municipality reform will be continued because quality services can only be provided by vital municipalities.
  • Trade and business policies and business services will increasingly create optimal conditions for business activities, growth and new innovations.
  • New technologies will be better utilized and co-operation with universities will be increased.
  • The counties will make employment services more efficient by including private services. Unemployed persons will be directed towards competence development and education.
  • Affordable housing, investments in public transportation, services related to education, culture and leisure activities, as well as sufficient and high-quality early education services will support the attractiveness of a municipality and, thereby, employment.
  • A functioning infrastructure and availability of public authority services will be safeguarded.

The well-being of personnel will improve productivity

  • The municipalities and counties will have an up-to-date personnel development plan.
  • Genuine and innovative methods will be created for the personnel to participate in the development of their own work and the planning of reforms.
  • Municipal and county employees will be provided increased opportunities to continue their education and competence development.
  • The status and work conditions of the representatives of personnel will be safeguarded in reforms and future organisations.
  • During the transition phase of the regional government, special attention shall be paid to properly managed and good personnel policies, supervisory work and leadership.

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