Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Finnish Institute of International Affairs   (FIIA)

    EU Transparency Register

    342534715247-56 First registered on 12 Dec 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The Finnish Institute of International Affairs is a research institute whose mission is to produce high quality, topical information on international relations and the EU. The Institute realizes its aims by conducting research as well as by organizing domestic and international seminars and publishing reports on its research and current international issues. The Institute also publishes a journal, Ulkopolitiikka (Finnish Journal of Foreign Affairs), and maintains a specialized library.
    The purpose of the research carried out by the Institute is to produce focused information of a high standard for use by the academic community and decision-makers, and in public debate. The Institute maintains active international contacts in its activities and its researchers participate in public debate by writing articles for newspapers, periodicals and specialist journals. They also take part in seminars, conferences and similar events both at home and abroad. Furthermore, the researchers le (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    - Common Foreign and Security Policy
    - Common Security and Defense Policy
    - European Neighborhood Policy
    - EU Energy Policy
    - EU Economic Governance
    - General Institutional developments
    - EU as a Global Diplomatic Actor


    Head Office
    Arkadiankatu 23b
    Helsinki 00100 - 425
    EU Office
    Arkadiankatu 23b
    Helsinki 00100 - 425


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    FIIA currently has 37 researchers, of which eight work in the EU program.

    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


    Think tanks and research institutions

  • Networking


    - Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)
    - European Policy Institutes Network (EPIN)
    - Euromesco
    - Transatlantic Post-Doctoral Fellowship for International Relations and Security (TAPIR)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    EU funding, Member's contribution, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution Prime ministers office, VNTEAS funding 212,651€
    Contribution Jane and aatos Erkko foundation 318,087€
    Contribution Finnish parliament 3,701,000€
    Contribution EU commission 129,485€
    Grant Horizon 2020 31,921€
    Grant EU technical instrument 97,564€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant Horizon 2020 30,000€
    Grant EU technical instrument 90,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    The European Union research programme focuses on the EU’s global and regional role – including the internal dynamics of the Union. The main research themes are:
    • The EU’s external action
    • The EU’s institutional development and decision-making
    The EU’s external action is comprehensively addressed in the programme. The key topics cover the EU’s role in global governance, its foreign, security and defence policies, neighbour­hood policy, climate policy and development policy. EU action is studied vis-à-vis different regions such as Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and the Western Balkans; strategic partnerships with major powers; and other actors such as the UN, the G20 and NATO.

    The EU’s institutional development and decision-making are studied broadly both in their own right and in relation to the Union’s external action. Key topics include decision-making in the post-Lisbon institutional environment and the role of the member states in EU governance.EU research within the Institute is not confined to the EU programme, however. Research on the EU’s climate policy, relations with Russia, and trans­atlantic relations may be conducted within, or in cooperation with, other FIIA research programmes.The European Union research programme aims to support decision-making and to serve the wider public. The programme takes part in major European research networks and continues to expand and reinforce this cooperation.

    The research activities of the EU program include expert interviews with officials in Brussels.

  • Meetings


    7 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.

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