New faces at the Institute

Jan 19, 2022 | News

January is finally here and we welcome our new staff members! 


First up is an intern for the Finnish National Agency for Education, Sonja Koivisto, who started her traineeship at the beginning of the month. She will be working as a Communications and Project Assistant at the Institute. Previously, Sonja was part of the exhibition team at Vaasa City Museums and curated her first exhibition in Kuntsi Museum of Modern Art. She is happy to start working with the team and to get a broader experience of the cultural sector in Brussels – a city full of cultural gems! 

EUNIC Brussels intern Chloé Chabannes-Delcourt is currently enrolled in a French-German master degree European Affairs at Sciences Po Lille. She’s very excited to discover Brussels and live in a multicultural environment. Passionate about traveling, she has lived in Germany several times and she spent a year in Canada. 

Ela Suleymangil joins us as our new Communication Officer. Born in the UK, she spent her childhood running around the busy city of Istanbul, later moving around the world for work and to complete her degree in International Relations and Politics. In 2013, a bus dropped her off in Belgium and she has been working for non-profit organisations in Antwerp and Brussels ever since. She is very excited to join the fantastic team at the institute, it is going to be a steep learning curve for this Finland-novice, but she can’t wait to start the adventure! 

A warm welcome to Yohannes!

Our new colleague Yohannes Henriksson started his internship at the institute one week ago. He will be working on our programme. We warmly welcome Yohannes!

Institute office closed for two weeks

It is time for a well deserved holiday for our team. Our office will be closed from the 18th until the 29th of July, but don’t worry, we’ll be back very soon. Wishing you a wonderful summer!

My time at Finncult as the EUNIC Brussels intern

Marking the end of our EUNIC presidency, Chloé Chabannes-Delcourt writes about her time at EUNIC-Brussels and the Institute where she has just completed her internship.

Starting from Staring premieres at EU-Sámi week

Starting from Staring by Katja and Birit Haarla premiers at Beursschouwburg on the 21st of June. The dance piece has been commissioned for EU-Sámi week in Brussels.

New European Bauhaus in the Nordics

The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux invites you to explore what the New European Bauhaus could mean in the Nordics at the Festival of the New European Bauhaus, on the 10th of June!