Study on the Measures to Promote Finnish EU careers Published

The final report of the ‘Measures to Promote Finnish EU Careers’ study has been published on October 6th, 2023.

According to the study, the number of Finns in EU positions is about to collapse. Reasons behind this development include a sharply increasing retirement outflow of Finnish officials in the coming years and Finns’ poor performance in the competitions for EU positions. Additionally, the enthusiasm of Finns to pursue EU careers is not very strong. Similar challenges are also faced by, for example, Sweden and Denmark, and the differences in the proportions of different citizens have intensified over the past decade.

The study examined statistical information on the pursuit of EU careers by Finns and ten comparison countries, success rate in the competitions, and retirement forecasts. Various measures by which comparison countries promote their citizens’ ending up in EU careers were also examined.

Based on the results of the study, it is proposed that Finland should formulate a national strategy for the promotion of EU careers, and formulate an action program to support the implementation of the strategy, targeting particularly recent graduates, students, and young people.

The study was carried out by 4FRONT, KPMG, and the Centre for Parliamentary Studies at the University of Turku, and it was part of the implementation of the Government’s plan for analysis, assessment and research for 2022.

Final report: https://julkaisut.valtioneuvosto.fi/handle/10024/165184
Policy Brief: https://tietokayttoon.fi/julkaisu?pubid=45701

Further information:
Kimmo Halme, senior Partner
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