Support for projects related to the EU’s enlargement and neighbourhood policy

Twinning and TAIEX projects are a central means in strengthening the EU candidate countries’ and potential candidate countries’ capacities to meet the conditions for membership.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs coordinates Twinning and TAIEX projects in Finland.

Twinning projects can be implemented by public sector organisations or by other public bodies mandated by the Commission. TAIEX projects are also meant for public sector bodies.

National Twinning and Taiex Coordination Team



Heidi Lempinen

  • Specialist, Team Leader, Twinning and TSI coordination
  • +358 295 350 669

Tiina Järvelä

  • Specialist, TAIEX coordination
  • +358 295 351 555