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The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

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Fins Cultureel Instituut voor de Benelux

Institut Culturel Finlandais pour le Benelux 

Rue de l’ Arbre 14/3
1000 Brussels

+32 (0)468 15 56 72

Working hours:
Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 CET


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Laura Boxberg, Director

I represent the Foundation and the Institute and run it according to the strategy. My work includes developing networks and engagement with stakeholders. You can contact me regarding any questions about the Institute or our work in the Benelux or if you are interested in discussing potential partnership opportunities.
+358 44 739 6079

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Malin Bergström, Head of Programme

I develop and oversee the institute’s cultural and societal programmes, and work especially with our Masculinities projects, the TelepART platform, film, literature, performance, and new commissions, while cultivating professional artistic relationships for different projects in the Benelux region and Finland. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaborating with the institute.
+358 40 715 1434

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Ela Suleymangil, Communications Officer

I am responsible for the communications activities at the institute. In 2022 I am working on developing our communications strategy, launching our brand new website, promoting upcoming programmes and projects as well as refreshing our social media platforms. Please contact me regarding any questions about the institute’s communication.
+32 (0)486 84 42 48

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Tiina Eerolainen, Head of Administration

I am responsible for the administration and finances. If you have any questions about invoicing or administrative issues, please contact me.
+32 (0) 474 28 20 95

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Laisa Conde, Project Assistant

I work closely with Malin on all the cultural programmes. This spring I developed my own project, Healing & Dealing which takes place for the first time in Helsinki and Brussels. I am also assisting with other programming, most recently with Sámi week.

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Sonja Koivisto, Communications and Project Assistant

I take care of daily communications, social media updates and the website, as well as planning our communications together with Ela. I also support with different projects. Most recently, I was part of organising our amazing Study Trip that brought a group of Finland-based visual arts professionals to the Netherlands.

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Yohannes Henriksson, Project Assistant

I’m working with and assist Malin with numerous cultural projects. My main focus will be on the Masculinities programs, as well as other programs discussing different societal questions. My further goal is to develop my own performance related project.

For the Press

If you would like to write an article or record an audiovisual report on an artistic project (exhibitions, performances, festivals, screenings, etc.) organised or supported by The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, please contact us at least 3 working days before the event.

Please get in touch with our Communications Officer, Ela Suleymangil for all media requests concerning our organisation, programming and events.
Phone number: +32 486 84 42 48

You can find our logo kit as well as press releases and images related to current programming in our media bank.