The functions vital to society consist of what keep the wheels of secure daily life turning: a well-functioning judicial system, sufficient border surveillance, smooth traffic and a clean living environment. When the basic functions of society are in order it is possible to return to normal life after crises without losing the firm ground on which society rests. The importance of the functions vital to society becomes evident when something goes badly wrong; for example, an extensive power failure or a major accident occurs.
The functions vital to society must be secured in all times: in normal conditions as well as in crises. In the security strategy for society the vital functions form the basis for preparedness. The following are regarded as vital functions:
All actors in society – authorities, companies, organisations and communities involved in security studies – play an important role in securing these functions.
The state is led by the Parliament, the President of the Republic, the Government and all the ministries and administration under them. It must be guaranteed in all conditions that the state leadershi...Read more
The state leadership maintains contacts with foreign states and ensures that Finnish positions will be heard on international forums. Through international organisations Finland participates also in i...Read more
Adequate defence capability prevents Finland from being targeted with pressure or a military use of force. The credibility of Finland’s defence capability is based on general conscription, a strong wi...Read more
Measures are taken to prevent and fight crime against Finland and its population and to prevent accidents, environmental damages and other disturbances.
Safety in daily life requires a well-functioni...Read more
In a well-functioning economic system the basic needs of the population and the business community are met. The state, too, can finance its operations. In exceptional conditions the authorities must c...Read more
The population’s income security and capability to function refers to society’s capability to provide comprehensive social security and social and health care services. These prevent social exclusion,...Read more
The nation’s psychological crisis tolerance is protected by reducing the mental stress experienced as a result of crises and offering support to overcome the consequences. At the same time solidarity ...Read more