Kainuu Well-being Service County
The health and social services reform will see the responsibility for organizing healthcare, social welfare and rescue services shift from municipalities to larger autonomous regions, that is, counties. Participation of the citizens is one of the principles to be considered in the planning and implementation of the welfare counties.
The welfare counties are organized using the democratic municipal decision-making methods. In addition to the representative democracy, various forms of civic activity and participation shall be emphasized, for example through associations and other voluntary activities. The welfare counties must also take care of organizing special youth councils and councils for the elderly and disabled.
Read More on the Website of Kainuu Welfare County (in Finnish)