State Youth Council

The State Youth Council is an expert body on youth work and youth policy appointed by the Government, with invited members representing broad experience in the living conditions of young people.

Composition 2019-2023

  • Chair: Elisa Gebhard, Social Democratic Party of Finland
  • Vice chair: Suvi Mäkeläinen, Centre Party
  • Vice chair: Brigita Krasniqi, Green League


  • Mari Ahonen-Walker, Association of Finnish Municipalities
  • Viljami Haavisto, Christian Democrats
  • Miihkali Härkönen, Finnish Nature League
  • Laura Jokela, Finns Party
  • Santeri Lohi, National Coalition Party
  • Eemeli Rajala, OSKU – Finnish National Union for Students
  • Mirva Matikka, Scouts and Guides of Finland
  • Anna Munsterhjelm, The Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi
  • Reetta Pietikäinen, National Workshop Association (NWA)
  • Teemu Ruohonen, Fin­nish Fe­de­ra­tion of the Vi­sual­ly Im­pai­red (FFVI)
  • Julia Ståhle, Swedish People’s Party of Finland
  • Tuomas Suihkonen, The Left Youth of Finland/The Left Alliance
  • Tapani Tulkki, Mannerheim League for Child Welfare
  • Emilia Uljas, The Union of Upper Secondary School Students in Finland
  • Eemeli Valli, Natio­nal Union of Voca­tio­nal Students in Finland