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, as well as by lending their expertise to various media. They also take part in seminars, conferences and similar events both at home and abroad.
The research at FIIA focuses on topics such as EU’s global and regional role, Russia’s domestic and foreign policy, prospects for global governance systems and different dimensions of the European security policy.
The Institute was established by the Parliament of Finland in its centennial plenum in June 2006 and the Parliament also provides the Institute’s basic funding. The Institute is autonomous in its research activities and is governed by a nine-member board, assisted by an advisory council and a scientific advisory council.
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