Values guide the work of Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Our values are equity, courage and transparency. This is how these values provide us with guidance in our daily work:


"We are committed to non-discrimination, fundamental human rights, creating equal opportunities for all, as well as ethical, sustainable and socially responsible decision making. Our work is guided by a genuine understanding and respect for people’s unique needs and competencies.


We strive to be an engine of reform, open-minded experimentalists, impartial evaluators and bold debaters. This means that we actively drive societal change and are ready to adapt to future megatrends and make tough choices accordingly.


 We proactively engage in inclusive, open and realiable dialogue. We voice our views clearly and are ready to change them. We encourage and support network-based cooperation and data-driven leadership.

Further information

Riikka Pellikka, Senior Specialist 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Strategic and Financial Management Unit / STAR, Strategy Group / STRA Telephone:0295163659   Email Address: