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

  • VIE-20@formin.fi

Visiting address

Kanavakatu 3 C
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Ville Cantell
Director
  • +358 295 351 847
Kaisa Standish
Content and Communications Specialist
  • +358 295 350 061
Martti Ruokolainen
Communications Officer
  • +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
  • +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
  • +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
  • +358 295 351 509
Johanna Kaprio
Johanna Kaprio
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 267
Virve Ilkka
Virve Ilkka
  • +358 295 350 123
Outi Koskinen
Communications Coordinator
  • +358 295 351 363
Reetta Leena Purontakanen
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 242
Lotta Sandroos
Trainee
  • +358 295 350 278

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