The Development Association of Seinäjoki Region


Liiveri is a local action group (LAG) for rural development operating in beautiful and unique province of South Ostrobothnia. The Development Association of Seinäjoki Region was founded in 1997. The aim of Liiveri's development program is to increase the competitive capacity of the area to make the region more attractive living environment, especially for young people, so that an increasing number will want to live and work in the region throughout their lives. To maintain the vitality of the region Liiveri offers partial EU-funding for enterprises and development projects. The members of the association are active private people, representatives of associations, enterprises and public communities.

What Liiveri is doing

Liiveri’s operations are open for everyone and are politically and religiously independent. Anyone can participate to the rural development by fulfilling a project, by being part of it or by becoming a member of the association. Liiveri encourages residents, associations and companies of the area to develop their operations and own neighborhood.

Liiveri grants funding to common-good projects and company supports. The project’s applicant can be a company, an association or an organization of Liiveri’s area. Projects can be also fulfilled in a wider area. Liiveri inspires its area’s operatives to network and share their experiences at regional, national and international level.

The Area

Seinäjoki sub-region is situated in Western Finland, in the province of South-Ostrobothnia. The province has a strong entrepreneurship spirit, its own economic infrastructure offering city-level services for both inhabitants and visitors. Seinäjoki sub-region includes the capital of the province, Seinäjoki and its neighbouring municipalities of Ilmajoki and Jalasjärvi.

The distance from the capital of the province, Seinäjoki, to the Finnish capital, Helsinki, is 350 km.
The population of Seinäjoki sub-region is approximately 80 000. The region could be characterized as a combination of suburban and real countryside. The area is about 2800 km² and the population density is 25 inhabitants per km².


Development Themes

At season 2014 – 2020 Liiveri fulfills its “Pysyy ja Paranoo” (“Stays and gets better”) strategy which guides association’s operations and helps selecting finance targets. Financing for the granted supports is provided by The Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland, in other words, by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, state’s resources and area’s municipalities.

The main development themes:
• Home & Community
• SMEs & Livelihoods
• Environment & Well-beeing
• Food & Experiences

• Sustainable Development
• Culture
• Internationality
• Young
• Communities

Total Finance

Total finance frame for the period of 2014–2020 is 10 million euros:
• 42 % comes from the EU
• 38% comes from the state of Finland
• 20% is financed by the local municipalities


Mrs. Telle Lemetyinen
Gsm: +358 40 5790615
Development Association of Seinäjoki Region
Könnintie 27 A

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