The Spouse Program is an initiative run by the city of Helsinki in close collaboration with the cities of Espoo and Vantaa. The program is a joint activity of two different projects: the Talent Helsinki project and the Creating Careers for International Spouses project. The Talent Helsinki project contributes to the overall objective of attracting, integrating and retaining international talent within the Finnish capital region. Its primary funder is the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM). The Creating Careers for International Spouses project focuses on local employment of international spouses and is funded by the European Social Fund.
The Spouse Program is part of the implementation of the Talent Boost Programme of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM) and the Ministry of Education and Culture (OKM).