One of the ways for the Regional Council of Kainuu to implement the regional programme is by preparing and implementing own projects related to the organisations’ tasks and the focus points of the regional strategy. The organisation may also subcontract such activities, co-finance projects and/ or act as a partner in projects. International regional development policy initiatives are an important instrument for Kainuu.

Our projects are prepared and carried out by the experts of different fields within our organisation. Please feel free to contact us!

At the moment, we participate in the following projects


CHERRY project supports the resilience of Culture and Creative Industries after the COVID-19 emergency.

Implementation Period 1.3.2023- 31.5.2027


ZCI project will focus on practical ways to create Zero Carbon Infrastructure in the participating 8 cities and regions.

Implementation Period: 28.2.2023-31.5.2027.

Cultural Kainuu

The main goal of Cultural Kainuu project is to strengthen the co-operation of cultural actors, to bring new energy to developing common operating and production methods and to promote the availability and accessibility of art and culture in Kainuu,

Implementation Period: 1.12.2022 – 31.12.2023.


INNO PROVEMENT project, financed by the Interreg Europe programme, aims at disseminating Industry 4.0 solutions (i.e. good practices related to Fourth Industrial Revolution) in the partner regions.

Project implementation period: 1.6.2018-31.5.2023.

The Regional Marketing Project of Kainuu

In the project, the Kainuu regional brand will be strengthened by a wide-ranging cooperation process of developing and renewing the regional brand, to recruit skilled labor and attract the interest of residents and tourists. Based on the brand strategy and the municipality-specific attraction factors, a model and processes for marketing Kainuu will be created.

Implementation period: 1.6.2020-30.5.2023.


The Interreg Europe funded project “Bridges” focuses on the development of bio-economy through cooperation between research and business and the effectiveness of the intelligent specialization strategies of the regions involved. In Kainuu, the project focuses on the development of forest bio economy.

Project implementation period: 1.4.2016 - 31.03.2023.

Past Projects

Here you’ll find short descriptions of the projects that the Regional Council of Kainuu has been a partner in during the programming period 2014-2020.


Projects of the Programming Period 2014-2020 – Kainuun liitto

Funding Programmes of Programming Period 2021-2017

Kainuu based organisations can act as partners in projects funded by several international funding programmes. On this page you will find links to the programme websites.

International Funding Programmes

Studies From our Logistics Projects

Our Kolarctic projects  BRTL and NABL, that have ended in 2022, have produced many interesting studies you´ll find following this link.


BRTL and NABL Studies

News on our Projects in English