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Organisation and contact information

The Section for Country Information Service operates under the Legal Service and Country Information Unit of the Finnish Immigration Service.

Head of Country Information

Sirpa Ranta

  • Management of the Section
  • International COI collaboration (IGC/COI, EASO/COI)
  • EU and EEA countries
  • Oceania
  • North America
  • Tellus electronic database for country of origin information

Researchers

Antero Leitzinger

  • Central Asia (including Afghanistan and Pakistan)
  • Iran
  • History of immigration and naturalisation

Sara Meriläinen

  • East and Southern Africa
  • Central Africa

Mika Niskanen

  • Middle East: Iraq, Syria, Turkey

Mikko Nyman

  • South, East and Southeast Asia (among others India, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam)
  • Latin America
  • EASO Training Curriculum COI

Satu Ruotsalainen

  • West and North Africa
  • Middle East: Iraq

Peter Sandelin

  • Middle East: Iraq, Turkey

Riku Santaharju

  • East and Southern Africa: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, South Africa, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Zambia, Somalia, the Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
  • Central Africa: Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of the Congo, the Niger, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Chad
  • Sourcing of new volumes for the library

Arno Tanner

  • Europe: EU and EEA countries, Balkans, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia
  • Caucasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
  • North America

Tellus electronic database for country of origin information

Daniel Grant, Planning Officer

  • Maintenance and development of the database, training, consulting

Information Services Secretary

Leena Hiljanen

Migration Library

Nina Korhonen, Senior Planning Officer

  • Maintenance and development of the library, sourcing of new volumes

Contacts and feedback

firstname.lastname@migri.fi
Library: kirjasto@migri.fi

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