Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia deals with issues concerning the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is responsible for the following issues:

  • monitoring of developments in these countries
  • bilateral relations between Finland and these countries
  • external relations of the European Union in respect of these countries
  • national coordination of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its funding instrument (ENI) in respect of the partner countries
  • questions related to these countries that are dealt with in international organisations
  • preparation, presentation and handling of development cooperation projects in the ministry's internal coordination system and management and supervision of their implementation
  • Economic and Joint Commissions between Finland and Kazakhstan, Finland and Ukraine, and Finland and Uzbekistan.

Email

  • ITA-20@formin.fi

Fax

  • +358 9 160 556 21

Post address

Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
PO Box 176
00023
GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Visiting address

Merikasarmi
Laivastokatu 22
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Personnel

Sirpa Oksanen
Director
  • +358 295 350 472

Eastern Partnership

Visiting address

Merikasarmi
Laivastokatu 22
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Joonas Heiskanen
Team Leader
Ukraine, the EU's Eastern Partnership, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)
Jaana Teckenberg
Ambassador; Senior Adviser
European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Eastern Partnership (EaP)
  • +358 295 350 170
Minna-Mari Mourujärvi
Desk Officer
Belarus, Moldova
  • +358 46 922 7667
  • +358 295 350 615
Sven Kilemet
Desk Officer
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Adviser
  • +358 295 350 027

Central Asia

Visiting address

Merikasarmi
Laivastokatu 22
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Anssi Leino
Team Leader
Central Asia
  • +358 295 350 638
Maija-Liisa Vähäkuopus
Assistant Desk Officer
Central Asia
  • +358 295 350 821
Aaro Tuovinen
Trainee

Development cooperation

Visiting address

Merikasarmi
Laivastokatu 22
00160
HELSINKI
FINLAND

Matti Väänänen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
Team leader
  • +358 50 467 1733
  • +358 295 350 702
Jouko Eskelinen
Desk Officer, development cooperation projects
  • +358 295 352 034
Marjo Ahvenainen
Desk Officer
  • +358 295 350 153

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