Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) 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, 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.

The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Kruunuvuorenkatu 4
00160 Helsinki
Telephone: +358 9 432 7000
Fax: +358 9 432 7799

Janne Halttu is the Head of Communications at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). In addition to communications related work at FIIA, Halttu has worked on establishing an online archive EILEN – Archive and Chronology of Finnish Foreign Policy which is maintained by FIIA at He received his doctorate from University of Westminster in London and he is the guest editor of Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture issue on “Media and Foreign Policy” (vol. 5, no 3).