High-Level Conference on the Economy of Wellbeing
Finland aims to improve the understanding of EU decision-makers of the fact that wellbeing and economic policy should be dealt with hand in hand. This theme will be discussed at the High-level Conference on the Economy of Wellbeing in Helsinki on 18–19 September 2019. The economy of wellbeing is one of the main themes of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the conference is one of the main events organised by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health during the Presidency.
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The Council for Gender EqualityThe Council for Gender Equality (TANE) is a parliamentary council that works to promote gender equality in society.
National Committee on Medical Research EthicsThe primary role of the National Committee on Medical Research Ethics (TUKIJA) is to serve as an expert on research ethics.
Advisory Board on BiotechnologyThe Advisory Board on Biotechnology is a consultative body of experts in issues related to bio- and gene technology.
Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (VANE)The Advisory Board for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is the national coordinating mechanism for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Board for Gene TechnologyThe competent authority in Finland regarding the use of genetically modified organisms in accordance with the Gene Technology Act.
Finland's Advisory Committee on ChemicalsA cooperation body appointed by the Council of State upon the submission of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health for a term of three years.
Ministry and related authorities
The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health manages the preparation and implementation of Finland’s social welfare and health care policy, gender equality policy and occupational safety and health policy. The purpose of the MSAH is to ensure that everyone has equal opportunity to lead a healthy and safe life.
The administrative branch of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health includes several independent institutions and agencies. Some of them produce research data for bill drafting and as a basis for social and health policies and decision-making. Some of the government agencies act as licence and supervisory authorities.