Europe and Neighbouring Areas

The Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas is responsible for the Ministry’s external and internal communications and public diplomacy related to Europe, Russia and Central Asia, and for their strategic planning, development and coordination in cooperation with the Ministry's other departments and missions abroad.

Europe Information is part of the Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas. 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 Director supervises one unit in Helsinki and a branch office in Rovaniemi.

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

  1. support for the communications of the Ministry's departments and missions abroad
  2. public diplomacy and other Team Finland activities
  3. visits by foreign journalists and experts
  4. communications with citizens and stakeholders
  5. offering assistance to civil society organisations in their provision of European information.

E-mail

  • VIE-20@formin.fi

Post address

Unit for Communications on Europe and Neighbouring Areas
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Kanavakatu 3 C
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Ville Cantell
Ville Cantell
Director
  • +358 295 351 847
Joonas Könttä
Joonas Könttä
Content and Communications Specialist
  • +358 295 350 045
Martti Ruokolainen
Martti Ruokolainen
Communications Officer
  • +358 40 510 7518
Petra Sarias
Petra Sarias
Communications Officer
Team Finland Desk Officer for the United Kingdom, visits by European journalists, web communications
Desk Officer for Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, Turkey
  • +358 295 351 593
Tiina Saukkola
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
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
Sara Haalahti
Sara Haalahti
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 089
Outi Koskinen
Outi Koskinen
Communications Coordinator
  • +358 295 351 363
Reetta Leena Purontakanen
Reetta Purontakanen
Communications Officer
  • +358 295 350 242

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