New services of the Finnish Register of Associations now in use

During the year, the PRH overhauled the Register of Associations system and the online filing and information services for associations.

The new services were introduced in September 2019, and in this connection all associations and religious communities were also provided with a Business ID.

We also updated the instructions available on our website

PRH customers have been closely involved in the development of the new services for associations and the development work is continuing.

Finnish Register of Associations 100 years

Finnish Register of Associations

was established on 15 March 1919
processes notifications submitted by associations, their rules and changes to their rules
receives about 2,000 start-up notifications and nearly 30,000 notifications of changes every year
in 2017, the PRH removed nearly 40,000 inactive associations from the register
at the end of 2019, there were a total of 106,318 registered associations in Finland
the authorities maintaining the register: 1919 National Board of Social Affairs / Ministry of Social Affairs; 1933 Ministry of Justice; 1995− Finnish Patent and Registration Office

Finland’s oldest registered association, Kristillinen taideseura ry (Christian Arts Society), was entered in the register on 15 March 1919. Read more about Kristillinen Taideseura.