WORK2030 -  Development programme for work and wellbeing at work

The implementation of the WORK2030 programme has been based on the Programme of Prime Minister Sanna Marin’s Government. The aims of the programme have been to reform operating practices, make effective use of technology in workplaces and create working life innovations.

The actions under the programme have taken concrete form in three focus areas: foresight and research, strengthening competence and the capacity for renewal, and reforming operating practices.

The objectives set for the WORK2030 programme were for Finland to be a leading developer of working life innovations and have the world’s best workplace wellbeing, with both objectives to be achieved by 2030.

The WORK2030 programme has helped promote the co-creation of operating methods and concepts boosting employment and improving the quality of working life in different sectors and workplaces. As the dissemination of the models and concepts continues, the actions taken under the programme will have a positive long-term impact on employment, the economy, workplace wellbeing and career extension. Good working life and leadership help develop productivity and workplace wellbeing. They also contribute to the competitiveness of businesses.

The programme has been carried out jointly by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finnish National Agency for Education, Ministry of Finance, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, all central social partner organisations, Suomen Yrittäjät – the Federation of Finnish Enterprises, Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA, Centre for Occupational Safety, Business Finland, Finnish Work Environment Fund and a large number of other working life parties. The programme has been led by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, with the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health responsible for the programme’s operational activities.

The WORK2030 programme belonged to the set of working life programmes carried out in the 2019–2023 parliamentary term. The set of working life programmes carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has consisted of the WORK2030 programme and the related research and development programme for work, health and work ability, the Mental Health at Work Programme and the measures assigned to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as part of the work ability programme.

Read more about the implementation of the WORK2030 programme and familiarise yourself with the five solutions improving workplace productivity and wellbeing published at the closing event of the WORK2030 programme held on 31 March 2023. 

An external assessment was conducted of the WORK2030 programme, and it was carried out by MDI Public Ltd together with Owal Group. 

Liisa Hakala, Deputy Director General 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department for Work and Gender Equality / TTO, Policy Unit / TY Telephone:0295163566   Email Address: