West Finland European Office (WFEO) represents the interests of Ostrobothnia, South Ostrobothnia, Satakunta and Central Finland in Brussels. We follow closely EU policies, especially the regional, research and innovation, industrial, and transportation policies.
In addition, we provide information on the EU funding programmes, co-operation, and networking opportunities for both our regional stakeholders and potential partners in other European regions. We also match potential partners with our regional stakeholders and provide project proposal development support.
Based on the smart specialisation strategies in West Finland, we focus on energy, automation and robotics, food and agriculture, bioeconomy, cybersecurity, education and health care. We are active in ERRIN (European Regions Research and Innovation Network) and ReSET (Regions working on Skills, Education and Training) networks and our regional stakeholders are members in ECSO (European Cyber Security Organisation) and euRobotics.