European Heritage Heads Forumin Osallistujia Islannissa Copyright Iris Stefansdottir

International activities

The Finnish Heritage Agency's international activities include authoritative operations, cooperation related to different sectors of research and individual projects. International cooperation is a part of nearly all of the Agency's activities.

The Finnish Heritage Agency's activities are steered and guided by international cultural heritage conventions (such as those adopted by UNESCO and the Council of Europe) and the board participates in the preparation and realisation of the measures required by these conventions.

Cultural heritage cooperation between the Baltic Sea states and between the Nordic countries are key parts of the board's international activities. In addition to this, the Board has a long tradition of engaging in cooperation with Russian cultural heritage operators.

The Finnish Heritage Agency participates in expert and authoritative cooperation related to the European Union's cultural heritage sector, and the Agency's projects also utilise the EU's funding instruments.