Euregio Karelia secretariat

The secretariat of Euregio Karelia is an operational body of the Board, carrying out the concrete cooperation between board meetings. It prepares the agenda of Board meetings and carries out the tasks given by the Board in practice. The secretariat consists of one representative from each participating Regional Council on the Finnish side and one person nominated by the Republic of Karelia on the Russian side.

The post of Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the Board in Finland rotate between the member regions on an annual basis so that both posts are from the same area. There always is a double for the Secretary-General and the Chairperson in the Republic of Karelia.

On the Finnish side, the responsibilities were in Kainuu in 2017 and in Northern Ostrobothnia in 2018.