Reorganisation & Regional Reform in Päijät-Häme

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1 CLOSE BY AND CENTRALLY LOCATED HELSINKI by expressway AIRPORT by bus BRUSSELS by air ST. PETERSBURG by train 1 hour 1 hour 2 hour 3 hour LAHTI REGION THE REGION OF PÄIJÄT-HÄME Reorganisation & Regional Reform in Päijät-Häme Lahti Helsinki St. Petersburg Mr Lauri Kuukasjärvi Region of Päijät-Häme, South Finland Brussels

2 FINNISH REGIONAL COUNCILS IN GENERAL The Regional Council of Päijät-Häme is one of the 19 Finnish Regional Councils. According to the Law of Regional Development Regional Councils are working for an integrative and persistent development of the region, being responsible for regional development and planning as well as for other tasks in the field. The Local Government Act, the Law of Regional Development (1135/93) and the Law of Regional Planning (132/99) form the basic tasks of the Regional Councils. The field of activities also consists of the regional lobbying and other voluntary tasks. According to the Law of Regional Development the Regional Council is the center for the regional development. It promotes the interests of the regions, the interests of the municipalities, the inhabitants as well as the interests of trade and business. Numerous studies, plans and reports also form a part of the Regional Council s work. The Regional Councils are the regional cooperation organisation for various regional actors. The main objective of the Regional Council is independent and persistent development of the region according to the ecological aspects with the participation of all the regional managers. It strives to protect the natural resources, improve the living conditions of the population and ensure the structures necessary for economic development. REGIONAL COUNCILS 1. Regional Council of Uusimaa 2. Regional Council of Southwest Finland 3. Regional Council of Eastern Uusimaa 4. Regional Council of Satakunta 5. Regional Council of Häme 6. Regional Council of Tampere Region 7. Regional Council of Päijät-Häme 8. Regional Council of Kymenlaakso 9. Regional Council of South Karelia 10. Regional Council of South Savo 11. Regional Council of Savo 12. Regional Council of North Karelia 13. Regional Council of Central Finland 14. Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia 15. Regional Council of Ostrobothnia 16. Regional Council of Central Ostrobothnia 17. Regional Council of North Ostrobothnia 18. Regional Council of Kainuu 19. Regional Council of Lapland The autonomous Aland Islands 20. Goverment of Aland REGION OF PÄIJÄT-HÄME - THE HEART OF FINLAND The city of Lahti represents the geographical and functional centre of the region of Päijät-Häme. It is situated 100 km north of the Finnish capital Helsinki. Today Lahti can be reached from the international airport in Helsinki-Vantaa by bus or train in just 60 minutes. The landscape in the region is dominated by green forests and unspoiled pure lakes enriched by undulating forms of the Salpausselkä ridge. The region of Päijät-Häme can be called the heart of Finland, as the life in the post ice age period started from the surroundings of Lake Päijänne in the rural area of Asikkala. Twelve municipalities belong to the region of Päijät-Häme: the cities of Lahti, Heinola and Orimattila, and the municipalities of Hollola, Sysmä, Asikkala, Hämeenkoski, Hartola, Nastola, Kärkölä, Padasjoki and Artjärvi. Today the region of Päijät-Häme offers a balanced mixture of original Finnish traditions and a modern way of life. Surrounded by a charming scenery about 200,000 people live here, half of them in the regional centre of Lahti. A fifth of the Päijät-Häme regions 6,295 km2 is covered by lakes. The third largest lake of Finland, Lake Päijänne, dominates the region with its natural beauty. Apart from its significance for the touristic development of Päijät-Häme, it is also an important drinking water reservoir for the whole Southern Finland. PADASJOKI pop SYSMÄ pop ASIKKALA pop HARTOLA pop HEINOLA pop HÄMEEN- KOSKIHOLLOLA LAHTINASTOLA pop. pop pop. pop KÄRKÖLÄ pop ORIMATTILA pop ARTJÄRVI pop

3 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY OF PÄIJÄT-HÄME The main task of the Regional Council is to define, update, maintain and implement the general Development Strategy of the region. The strategy draws the guidelines for the regional future development. The strategy defines goals and measures for different development programmes (including EU Structural Funds implementation) and the Regional Plan. It also defines the division of labour between different programmes, plans and actors in the field of the regional development. In the Regional Council of Päijät-Häme strategic planning and management has been in focus during the recent years. Our intension is to create a continuous, iterative strategic decision process which gives us an opportunity to learn about the future and to define the strategy step by step. An essential part of the process is an open, transparent participation of different regional actors and decision makers. Our ambitious objective is to connect better than before general guidelines, individual measures, projects and acts. REGIONAL PLANNING STRATEGIC REGIONAL PLAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME EU-Programmes National Programmes REGIONAL PLAN IMPLEMENTATION PROJECTS

4 POLITICAL LEVEL THE ASSEMBLY Consists of 33 members representing the complete region Highest decision-making body of the Regional Council Passes the general framework of documents and projects THE MANAGING BOARD Consists of 14 representatives of the Assembly Acts as the Assembly s executive and administrative power Discusses and decides on measures and projects of the Regional Council ASSEMBLY OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL The highest decision making body in the Regional Council is the Assembly. It has the responsibility for drafting and implementation of the regional state of will and for the political guidelines concerning the regional development and structure as well as the coordination of the lobbying and cooperation. The Regional Council Assembly consists of 42 members who are selected according to the total population of the member municipalities (one to sixteen members from every municipality). The Assembly meets two to three times a year. ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL The main tasks of the Assembly are THE OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL Acts as a commercial authority of the Regional Council Prepares resolution documents Executes the resolutions Drafting guidelines for developing the Region of Päijät-Häme by approving the Regional Development Strategy as well as the developing programmes and the Regional Plans which are necessary for the implementation of Regional Development Strategy. Develops strategies and plans Co-ordinates projects Functions and Fields of Operation of the Regional Council Planning and realisation of measures for regional development and planning on a regional level Responsible for the implementation, management and control of EU programmes on a regional level Classical Regional Planning Representation and compensation of muncipal interests Organisation, co-ordination, financing and administration of projects Coordination of the Regional Council s work by approving the financial plan and the budget as well as the regulations needed for the coordination of the administration. Controlling the Regional Council s work by approving the annual report and the financial statements.

5 MANAGING BOARD OF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL VELLAMO IN THE COAT OF ARMS OF PÄIJÄT-HÄME The Assembly of the Regional Council names the Managing Board for a period of four years. It consists of 14 representatives and acts as the Council s executive and administrative organ. The Managing Board meets approximately 20 times every year to discuss measures and projects. The main tasks of the Managing Board are Drafting and implementation of the measures for the Assembly of the Regional Council. Responsibility for the implementation of the Regional Development Strategy by giving statements to the regional authorities of the State according to the Act and Decree concerning Regional Development and by approving programme agreements on behalf of the Regional Council as well as the finance usage of the Regional Development. The Region of Päijät-Häme got its own coat of arms in It represents a gorgeous fishtailed woman, Vellamo. The heraldic symbols of the coat of arms refers to the two natural elements typical of the region of Päijät-Häme. Firstly the lake Päijänne and secondly the folding long ridges both dominating the region. Vellamo holds a cuckoo in her right hand which refers to the Karelian people living in the region and the wistfully cuckooing emblem bird of their former homestead. Many kinds of international and local beliefs of various ages are connected to the mysterious water nymph Vellamo, the symbol of the region of Päijät-Häme. In all its secrecy Vellamo is the perfect symbol of the region with pure lakes. Responsibility for the drafting and implementation of the Regional Plan by giving statements concerning the Regional Plans and Land Use Plans or the equivalent drafts according to the Building Act. This also applies to such statements which have a relevant importance to the implementation of the Regional Plan. Coordinating the work of the Office of the Regional Council.

6 Coat of arms ARTJÄRVI ASIKKALA HARTOLA HEINOLA HOLLOLA aging 2000 aging 2030 retired HÄMEENKOSKI KÄRKÖLÄ LAHTI NASTOLA ORIMATTILA PADASJOKI SYSMÄ men working studies women childhood

7 Europe Policies / Lisbon goals and reforms in Päijät-Häme Structural change in the economy Re-structuring health and social sectors 1/4 Strategy of Business promotion and 1/2 competitiveness??administrative reform?? 1/4 Worlds Most Competitive and Dynamic Knowledgedriven Economy... University and higher education strategy J o b s A g r ic u ltu re M a n u fa c tu rin g C o n s t ru c tio n R e ta il t ra d e T ra n s p o r t F in a n c ia l S e rv ic e s Reforms should support strategic guidelines and targets. Public and open sector developments should also support same targets. in t e r m e d ia t io n

8 Unemployment rate in Päijät-Häme 30,0 Työttömyysaste Päijät-Hämeessä vuosina LEVEL OF EDUCATION IN PÄIJÄT-HÄME AND WHOLE COUNTRY ,0 25,0 20,0 45,0 40,0 35,0 43,8 40,6 36,4 36,1 15,0 10,0 30,0 25,0 20,0 15,0 19,8 23,3 Päijät-Häme Whole country 5,0 10,0 5,0 0, ,0 Comprehensive school Upper secondary education Higher education

9 City of Culture

10 City of sport Strong roots in the traditional industries

11 Strong roots in traditional industries From Clusters to Processes Industry Sectors Design policy Environmental policy Innovation policy Wood processing Mechatronics Housing Sports Corn cluster

12 PARAS Development of Municipal Services Experiences from Päijät-Häme Joint operations / Collaboration PARAS; Service (not Administration) ahead Cases; Vocational Training 2.level Päijät-Hämeen koulutuskonserni Health Care etc services - Päijät-Hämeen sosiaali- ja terveysyhtymä Advimistrative renewall - (seutukokeilulaki) Other good practices Challenges in Päijät-Häme

13 ASIKKALA HOLLOLA HÄMEENKOSKI NASTOLA LAHTI KÄRKÖLÄ ORIMATTILA Services organised regionally Päijät-Hämeen Jätehuolto Oy Waste Management of the Municipalities LAKES Oy, Lahti Travel Oy, Lahti Science and Business Park Ltd Päijät-Tili Oy, Technical Services of municipalities on Lahti Region Regional Mass Transportation; Ticketing systems Library Data Base, GIS, Regional Land Use Master Plan, Regional Public Purchasign Wellamo Civic Education Environmenal Protection; joint services PäijätNeuvo & PalveluSantra (Self Servive systems in Healt Care) Päijät-Hämeen koulutuskonserni Vocational Education - 2.level HEIMO hyvinvointipiiri Services (not the administration) ahead

14 Päijät-Hämeen koulutuskonserni - Vocational Training 2.level & Lahti University of Applied Sciences Päijät-Hämeen koulutuskonserni : State owned institutes Lahden - terveydenhuolto-oppilaitos - teknillinen oppilaitos, muotoiluinstituutti - Lahti Rural School Kuhmoinen Pertunmaa Päijät-Hämeen ammattioppilaitos - sosiaalialan oppilaitos - Orimattila-instituutti - Hollolan käsi- ja taideteollisuuslaitos - Oppisopimuskoulutus Lahden - ammattioppilaitos - hotelli- ja ravintolaoppilaitos - kauppaoppilaitos, taideinstituutti - ammatillinen aikuiskoulutuskeskus Institutes owned by municipalities Institutes owned by the City of Lahti Päijät-Häme Rural School Heinola Vocational Education

15 Päijät-Hämeen sosiaali- ja terveysyhtymä (Heimo) Välittömät Started muutokset Key activities Social care AND basic health care 8 MUNICIPALITIES Special health care 15 MUNICIPALITIES Environmental heath care 11 MUNICIPALITIES Social and Health Care in Päijät-Häme people Oiva people Heinola people Heimo people Oiva 5 MUNICIPALITIES own basic health care Lahti people

16 Roles: Ordering and Providing Services Basic Plan for Services -needs analysis of the inhabitants -definition of the structure and services offered to the inhabitants -definition of financial limits and frames Clients Ordering Services - definition of the annual volume of the services - definition of the availability, quantity and quality of the services - agreements concerning the way to produce the services and related changes Providing Services - definition of the content and price of the services - business management, enough attention to the competitiveness - contratual issues concerning ways to provide services and changes during the contractual period Seudullinen palvelualusta Lahden seudun hankintatoimi Lahden seudun rakennemalli 2040 Lahden seudun tietohallintoyksikkö Lahden seudun ympäristöpalvelut Joukkoliikenteen palvelutasosuunnitelma

17 Challenges for the future Leadership & Management of municipality Competitiveness of municipality Policy in relation to municipal ownership Relation to network activities (Joint service production) Enough resouces to lead the change Financial limits and frames Roles and responsibilities of the politicians How to ensure democratic desision making How to create and keep WILL-TRUST-COMMITMENT Thank you! tel

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