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Europe Information is responsible for providing civic information in the two national languages of Finland (Finnish and Swedish) on EU issues that have an effect on the Finns. Europe Information is reliable Finnish source of EU information; it promotes discussion on EU issues, produces relevant material and responds to questions on the EU.

Europe Information serves everybody, but particular target groups are teachers, students and the media. Europe Information grants discretionary government transfers to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) annually.

Cooperation in sharing and disseminating civic information on the EU with provincial, regional and local players is an important part of our work. Consequently, we organize seminars and discussion events in different parts of the country and take part in fairs. Therefore, we produce materials on a broad range of topics and train teachers in EU issues. Our popular slide show and trivia quiz on the EU can be accessed on our website.

Our print publications on the EU are available, free of charge, and are also increasingly accessible online. Visitors can order individual publications through the website. EU-information service replies to citizens’ questions on the EU at:

We make effective use of the social media and Twitter is an appropriate channel for presenting questions and comments on topical EU matters. Thus, questions, queries and feedback on EU matters can be sent via Facebook and Twitter, where it is easy to follow our news.

Feel free to contact us on any EU issues!

Our publications

Arctic Variety

Arctic Variety

Arctic everyday life in Finland emerges from people engaged in a wide range of occupations and official positions all around the country. These are the people making Finland an Arctic country in its centenary year - with joy, expertise, pride and wisdom.

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The Arctic Calls – Finland, the European Union and the Arctic Region, issued by the Unit for Europe Information and Civic Information, deals with Arctic issues in a manner that helps the reader to recognise and understand the underlying factors behind current developments. The book’s rich illustrations, rendition of first-hand experiences, and several personal interviews give a face to the Arctic region.

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Contact information

Postal address
P.O. Box 481
00023 Valtioneuvosto

+358 9 160 05

+358 9 1605 6477


Our personnel

Head of Unit

Ville Cantell
Telephone +358 50 3835791 or +358 295 351847

Information officer,
Cooperation in the regions

Juhana Tuomola
Telephone +358 40 510 7529 or 358 295 351 376

EU Adviser,
Cooperation in the regions and expositions

Kirsi Varsta
Telephone +358 40 831 9806 or +358 295 351 378

Information officer
European Union and Arctic policy

Martti Ruokolainen, Rovaniemi, Arktinen keskus
Telephone +358 50 383 5791 or +358 295 351 847

Managing editor
Publications, cooperation with schools

Päivi Toivanen
Telephone +358 40 560 9020 or +358 295 351 375

Information officer
Web pages, social media

Outi Koskinen
Telephone +358 40 510 7515 or +358 295 351 363

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