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About Us

Representing Finland’s most innovative regions, cities, universities, and research institutions in Brussels. Facilitating smart partnerships. Making an impact.

The Helsinki EU Office has been a key EU advisor and advocate for Finnish actors in Brussels since 1996. Helsinki EU Office is a joint EU office of three Finnish regions, universities, polytechnics, Finland’s largest cities and two national research institutes. Helsinki-Uusimaa region acts as the host organisation of Helsinki EU Office.

Helsinki EU Office in figures

16 Member Organisations

8 Employees

25 Years in Brussels

What we do

The main task of the office is to advocate for and advise on the EU interests of our member organisations, as well as to promote their visibility in various EU forums through strategically informing the representatives of the EU institutions and stakeholders about the expertise and projects of our partners. We promote the competitiveness and operating conditions of our member organisations in Finland and Europe. In addition, we provide information on the preparation of EU legislation, the structure of EU funding programs, open funding and tenders, as well as events, opportunities for cooperation and networking.