Unit for Communications on Current Affairs

The Unit for Communications on Current Affairs is responsible for external and internal communications relating to topical affairs, communications within the organisation, and communications with citizens and stakeholders in matters concerning foreign and security policy and the Ministry's organisational units providing services, as well as for the strategic planning, development and coordination of communications. Europe Information is part of the Unit for Communications on Current Affairs. Europe Information is responsible for communications with citizens in matters relating to the EU in the two national languages of Finland (Finnish and Swedish).

The main duties of the Unit for Current Affairs are:

  1. the Ministry’s external communications on current affairs, including its social media channels and media events
  2. the Foreign Service's internal communications
  3. support for the communications of the Ministry's departments and missions abroad
  4. news and media monitoring for the needs of the Foreign Service
  5. coordination of crisis communications in the Department
  6. content management of the Ministry’s external and internal web communications, including coordination, steering and development of content production
  7. Europe Information: communications with citizens and stakeholders, supporting civil society organisations in communicating Europe Information.


  • VIE-10@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Communications on Current Affairs
PO Box 176

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22


Mika Mickelsson
Content and Communications Specialist
foreign and security policy
  • +358 295 350 189
Tiina Tähtinen
Communications Coordinator
Web Content Manager, Finland Abroad
  • +358 295 351 765
Heta Hassinen
  • +358 295 350 387
Hanni Hyvärinen
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 196
Ritva Naumanen
Communications Coordinator
Web Content Manager, Internal Communications
  • +358 295 350 856
Laura Rantanen
Communications Coordinator
Web Content Manager
  • +358 295 350 214
Petra Sarias
Content and Communications Specialist
consular and legal services
  • +358 295 351 593
Vilma Sorri
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 261

Europe information

Sara Haalahti
Communications Officer
Europe information, events, Discretionary government transfers for Europe information
  • +358 295 350 089
Outi Koskinen
Team Leader
  • +358 295 351 363
Veeti Nurminen
  • +358 295 351 102

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.