MEMO – Finland's Representation Abroad: Means and Models

MEMO reviewed the structures, resources and processes in the Ministry and its missions in a way that would allow better focusing of the limited resources on implementing the core functions.

The report, issued after the project, raised initiatives, ideas and guidelines on the basis of which the Ministry will be developed in the coming years.  The aim is to modernise and streamline functions, especially those related to administrative tasks. The Ministry's service functions were also reviewed. The development of the Consular Services will continue on the basis of the recommendations of MEMO. The Ministry is commercialising the Team Finland services.

During the current term of government, the administrative branches have been encouraged to make use of digitalisation, to innovate and to deregulate. The initiatives made in the report follow this government policy line.