Finnish Delegation Visits the OSCE Academy


On 27 March the OSCE Academy welcomed representatives of the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an introductory visit. Ms. Päivi Peltokovski, Director of the Unit for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Ms. Päivi Karhio-Szilvay, Counsellor, Team Leader for Central Asia, and Ms. Kaisa Standish, First Secretary, Deputy Head of Mission in Astana, met with the Director Dr. Alexander Wolters and learned about the Academy’s history, its current activities and plans for development in the near future. At the end of the visit the distinguished guests had a short tour around the Academy’s building. While getting acquainted with the Academy’s Library, Ms. Peltokovski donated the book “100 Innovations from Finland”, ed. by Ilkka Taipale, to its collection.

Finland has been one of the Academy’s major donors since 2006. It has been supporting the full range of activities at the institute and since 2017 the funding includes in also support for an internship position with the Aleksanteri Institute in Helsinki.


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