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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.


Sirpa Ranta, Head of Country Information

  • Coordination of international COI collaboration (IGC/COI, AMIF/MedCOI and EUAA/COI); EU and EEA countries; North America; Oceania; Tellus database for country of origin information; contact person for the EUAA COI Strategic Network

Mikko Nyman, Team Leader

  • Immediate superior of researchers; EUAA Training Curriculum/COI, MedCOI

Researchers and regions

Middle East and North Africa

  • Peter Sandelin
  • Mika Niskanen
  • Severi Raja-aho
  • Elina Ilvonen

Eastern and Southern Africa, West Africa, Latin America

  • Riku Santaharju
  • Sara Meriläinen
  • Emilia Mäki
  • Elina Mäntylä

Asia, Russia, other CIS-countries, Balkan

  • Esa Ojala
  • Antero Leitzinger
  • Mikael Kujala
  • Johanna Laine
  • Maria Kyrönlahti
  • Mikko Lehikoinen

Planning Officers, Tellus database for country of origin information

  • Daniel Grant
  • Tomi Jääskeläinen