- The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA, Finnish: "Ulkopoliittinen instituutti", UPI) is an independent
research institutethat produces topical information of a high standard on international relationsand the European Union. The Institute takes an active role in public debates and its expertise supports political decision-making. The core of the Institute’s funding comes from the Parliament of Finland. The Institute is located on Katajanokkain Helsinki.
The Institute has four research programmes: The European Union; Environment and Natural Resources;
Russiain the Regional and Global Context; and Transformation of the World Order. The FIIA organises conferences, seminars and round-table meetings on topical subjects related to research programs. These seminars provide a forum for high level discussions between academics and decision-makers. The research findings and current analyses on international topics are published in the FIIA-Report and Briefing Paper –series. In addition, the Institute publishes "Ulkopolitiikka", a quarterly journal on international relations.
The staff of the new Finnish Institute of International Affairs consists of around 40 members. The Director of the Institute is Professor
Raimo Väyrynen. The work of the FIIA is directed by a nine-member board, appointed by the Parliament and chaired by Minister Antti Tanskanen. The Institute also has an advisory council, chaired by Seppo Kääriäinen, Deputy Speaker of the Parliament.
The institute was set up at the centennial session of the Finnish Parliament in June
2006and started to function 1 January 2007under the auspices of the Parliament of Finland. Previously, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs functioned as a private research organization that was founded by the Paasikivi Society in 1961and maintained by the Foundation for Foreign Policy Research.
* [http://www.upi-fiia.fi/eng/ The Finnish Institute of International Affairs homepage]
* [http://web.eduskunta.fi/Resource.phx/parliament/index.htx The Parliament of Finland]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy — The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Type Non profit, NGO Founded 19 … Wikipedia
International reactions to the 2006 Lebanon War — Reactions by the UN and national representativesflag|United NationsThe top UN official in Lebanon said Hezbollah’s action escalates the already tense situation along the Blue Line and is an act of very dangerous proportions, in a statement. Kofi… … Wikipedia
international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political… … Universalium
International status and usage of the euro — Worldwide use of the euro and US$: Eurozone … Wikipedia
The 3 Rooms of Melancholia — Promotional poster at the 2004 Venice Film Festival Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo Pr … Wikipedia
The Tale of Genji — Nihongo| The Tale of Genji |源氏物語|Genji Monogatari is a classic work of Japanese literature attributed to the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu in the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian Period. It is sometimes called the world … Wikipedia
Occupation of the Baltic states — Part of a series of articles on the Occupation and annexation of the Baltic states … Wikipedia
Military history of the Soviet Union — Joseph Stalin and Kliment Voroshilov depicted saluting a military parade in Red Square above the message Long Live the Worker Peasant Red Army a Dependable Sentinel of the Soviet Borders! The military history of the Soviet Union began in the days … Wikipedia
Occupation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union (1944) — Part of a series of articles on the Occupation and annexation of the Baltic states Baltic … Wikipedia
National Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland) — The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL, in Finnish: Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos) is a Finnish research and development institute operating under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. THL was formed on 1 January 2009, with … Wikipedia