The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand.
The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organisations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Finpro, Tekes, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres.
The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalisation, see: services.team.finland.fi.
The Foreign Ministry as a Team Finland actor
The Foreign Ministry serves among others in the following sectors of Team Finland’s activities:
The Department for External Economic Relations is responsible for the following matters:
- Services supporting the internationalisation of enterprises
- Promotion of exports: Market Access Unit
- Support for investment outside Finland: Trade Policy Unit
- Influencing the operating environment abroad
- Market access issues, barriers to trade: Market Access Unit
- Trade agreements, the WTO: Trade Policy Unit
The Department for Communications is responsible for the following matters:
- Coordination of work for Finland’s brand abroad, the Secretariat of the Finland Promotion Board. Contact person: Petra Theman, Head of Unit, e-mail: petra.theman(a)formin.fi.
The global network of Team Finland actors consists of more than 70 local teams. Each local team gathers together the Finnish authorities, publicly funded organisations, and other central actors representing Finland in the particular region. A working programme and a coordinator, who has information on the network’s local activities and services, is defined for each team. The global network hinges largely on Finland’s network of diplomatic missions.
Our contact persons
The Foreign Ministry’s contact person coordinating the entire Team Finland network is Counsellor of Foreign Affairs Eero Suominen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.