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Switchboard: +358 295 16001
Contact information

Europe and Neighbouring Areas

The Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas is responsible for the Minis-try’s external and internal communications and public diplomacy associated with Europe, Russia and Central Asia, and for their strategic planning, development and coordination in cooperation with other departments and diplomatic missions.

The Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas is headed by the Director, whose duties and decision-making powers are defined in §52 and §64 of the Rules of Procedure of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The unit in Helsinki and the branch office in Rovaniemi operate under the Director.

The main tasks of the Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas are:

1. Support for the communications of departments and diplomatic missions 2. Public diplomacy and other Team Finland activities 3. International visits by journalists and experts 4. Communications for the public and stakeholders 5. EU information support for non-governmental organizations.

E-mail:

Postal address:

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas
PO Box 481
00023 GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address:

Kanavakatu 3 C
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Ville Cantell
  • Director
  • tel. +358 295 351 847
Outi Koskinen
  • Communications Officer, Content Manager of eurooppatiedotus.fi, web communications
  • EUE
  • tel. work +358 295 351 363
Julia Niskanen
  • Trainee
  • tel. work +358 295 351 051
Martti Ruokolainen
  • Communications Officer
  • mob. workcell +358 40 510 7518
Petra Sarias
  • Communications Officer, Team Finland Desk Officer for Turkey, the United Kingdom, visits by European journalists, web communications
  • Team Finland Desk Officer for Turkey, the United Kingdom, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus
  • tel. work +358 295 351 593
Tiina Saukkola
  • Communications Assistant, Europe Information, campaigns and events, inquiries concerning the EU, visits by European journalists
  • Nordic countries and Poland
  • tel. work +358 295 350 682
Milla Shor
  • Communications Assistant, web communications, visits by European journalists
  • Web communications and Finland's country image in Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo
  • tel. +358 295 351 509
Kaisa Standish
  • Attaché
  • tel. work +358 295 350 061
Päivi Toivanen
  • Communications Coordinator
  • tel. work +358 295 351 375
Juhana Tuomola
  • Specialist
  • tel. work +358 295 350 166
  • tel. work +358 50 357 7974
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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Updated 10/17/2017

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