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SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health is a Finnish umbrella organization of 200 social affairs and health NGO members and dozens of partner members.

SOSTE works for the health and wellbeing of all people. With our members and partners, SOSTE is building the foundation for social wealth, health, opportunities of participation and a fair, responsible society. A socially bound, healthy and genuinely participatory society creates success. This idea forms the basis of our ideology: the wellbeing economy.

Investments in wellbeing and health are long-term joint decisions, and NGO’s must have a strong role in implementing them. Our goal is to increase the impact of social and healthcare organizations in society and achieve a situation where the implementation of the preconditions for a good life are realized for all. We operate on regional, national and international level.

SOSTE was founded 2012 by the Association of Voluntary Health, Social and Welfare Organisations (YTY), Finnish Federation for Social Welfare and Health (STKL) and Finnish Centre for Health Promotion (Tekry).  SOSTE’s Secretary General is Vertti Kiukas (M.A.) and the Chairman is Jukka Tahvanainen, Managing Director of the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired.


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