Janne Leino (M.A.) has started in his position as the new Head of the Helsinki EU Office in Brussels. Mr Leino, with a strong international career, has previously worked for the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), where he coordinated the interests’ promotion of a network consisting of more than one hundred offices in Brussels. He has also gained work experience from NATO and various EU institutions.
– It is a pleasure to represent Finland’s most innovative regions, cities, universities, and research institutions in Brussels. The team at the Office is working to make a constructive impact on the decision-making of the European Union, together with other international actors. Our aim is also to advance any important issues of our member organisations for the EU elections in 2024 – also regarding the Commission work programme, Mr Leino states.
The Helsinki EU Office is situated in Brussels and shared by sixteen partners. The Office promotes the interests and visibility of its owners in EU forums. It also offers information on current issues like the legislative drafting of the EU, the financing programmes and current funding possibilities within the EU, events of interest, and possibilities for international cooperation and networking in general. The Office is administrated by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council.
The Helsinki EU Office wishes to express its gratitude to the outgoing Head Eero Venäläinen for his significant contribution in promoting the interests of its partners in the EU.