East and North Finland EU Office

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4 Fte (4)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

8

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    East and North Finland EU Office

    EU Transparency Register

    626247915526-71 First registered on 12 Jan 2015

    Goals / Remit

    The East and North Finland EU office represents the interest of the regions of Central Ostrobothnia, Kainuu, Lapland, North Karelia, Northern Ostrobothnia, North Savo and South Savo in Brussels. In close collaboration with the regional councils the Brussels office aims to improve the competitiveness and conditions of the businesses throughout the East and North of Finland.

    The Brussels office closely follows the developments in EU policies relevant to East and North Finland and aims to influence them. Focus areas are regional policy, research, development and innovation policies, transport and energypolicies, external relations, demographic challenges, industrial policies and international co-operation between the regions.

    Main EU files targeted

    Cohesion policy
    Arctic policy
    TEN-T
    Horizon
    other RDI programmes
    Bio Economy
    Natural Resources
    Forestry

    Address

    Head Office
    Pohjois-Karjalan maakuntaliitto Siltakatu 2
    Joensuu 80100
    FINLAND
    EU Office
    East and North Finland EU Office Avenue Palmerston 24
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    4

    Employment timeLobbyists
    100%4

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    4

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Staff of the East and North Finland EU Office

    - Mr. Kari Aalto, Director
    - Ms. Tiia Talvisara, Senior Advisor
    - Mr. Eerikki Vainio, Senior Advisor (substitute 14.2.2022-31.8.2022)

    (-Ms. Sointu Räisänen on Leave until 31.8.2022)

    - one or two trainees 6 months at the time (spring and autumn)
    - Katja Palosaari (1.1.2022-31.6.2022)

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Other organisations, public or mixed entities

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    - Northern Sparsely Populated Areas NSPA
    - informal Baltic Sea Group
    - European Regions Research adn Innovation Network
    - Arctic Investment Platform AIP
    - Demographic Change Regions’ Network (DCRN)
    - European Regions for Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Forestry ERIAFF

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    SEARICA#Urban#Biodiversity, hunting, countryside#Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment#Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development#Sky and space#SME#Rural, mountainous and remote areas (RUMRA) and smart villages#Artificial intelligence and digital#Demographic challenges, family-work balance and youth transition#Green new deal#Social economy

    Other activities

    - MFF
    - Arctic Policy
    - ERDF, ESR
    - NDICI
    - Horizon
    - TEN-T
    - EIP

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    8 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 02 Dec 2020 Location Videoconference
      Subject Academic cooperation with Africa
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen
      Portfolio International Partnerships
      Commission
      • Jutta Urpilainen (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Nov 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion on CE Action Plan and potential for further development of CE agenda in Europe
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Apr 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Higher education
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics
      Portfolio Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
      Commission
      • Jean-Philippe Gammel (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Preparation of the Finnish Council Presidency - the 2030 Sustainability Agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Florentine Hopmeier (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject EU research policy and financing opportunities
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Aura Salla (Cabinet member)
    • Date 31 May 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Investments in bioeconomy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Aura Salla (Cabinet member)
    • Date 15 Mar 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Seminar on Circular economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Grzegorz Radziejewski (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Mar 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Investment package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
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