International military crisis management

Military crisis management is one of the Defence Forces' statutory tasks.

Finland's participation in military crisis management is governed by our Act on Military Crisis Management. Finland can take part in an operation that secures or restores international peace and security. In addition, Finland can participate in crisis management that has humanitarian goals or seeks to protect a civilian population. According to the law, a maximum of 2,000 Finns may serve in operations at any one time.