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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


Two women sit on a blue couch in front of a window. Two women perch on the back of the couch, while a young woman and a young man stand next to them. Pictured from left to right Anni Koskela, Yohannes Henriksson, Malin Bergström, Ela Suleymangil, sitting at the front: Eeeva-Maria Viitanen and Laura Boxberg.


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Laura Boxberg, Director (she/her)

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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Eeva-Maria Viitanen, Head of Administration (she/her)

I take care of the Institute’s finances and personnel, and in general, make sure things run smoothly in the background. The Foundation’s activities in Finland are also among my responsibilities. Coordinating the Institute’s popular Finnish language courses are my specialty. If you have questions about these matters, don’t hesitate to contact me!
+358 45 130 9375

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Malin Bergström, Head of Programme (she/her)

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 (she/her)

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

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Yohannes Henriksson, Project Assistant (he/him)

I’m working with and assisting 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.

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Anni Koskela, Communications and Project Assistant (she/her)

I primarily work with Ela on communications with the aim of improving the accessibility and visibility of the Institute. In practice, I design content for the Institute’s website and social media platforms.

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.