Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Rue de l’Arbre 14/3
1000 Brussels

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Aleksi Malmberg

+32 (0)475 764332

Aleksi started as the Director for the Institute in November 2014. He is in charge of the Institute’s programmes, finances and the big picture as a whole. This may just as well mean creating new collaborations or developing the processes and well-being of the Institute’s staff alike. Before starting at the Institute, Aleksi held a position of Programme Director for the Helsinki Festival, and before that he worked widely in various positions in the field of arts and culture. Aleksi likes to spend his free time with his family, in concerts and other cultural activities, and sometimes also running barefoot in the Sonian Forest.


Tiina Eerolainen

Administration Manager (Mon-Wed)
+32 (0)474 282095

Tiina is in charge of finances, administration and human resources at the Institute. She has kept the ball rolling already since May 2011. Before the Institute, she used to work as a staff nurse and she also raised three children. Tiina came to the Institute from a Director’s position at an international development agency in Belgium. Tiina is passionate about literature and she finds reading a good book the best possible Sunday activity.

Emma Mether

Emma Mether

Programme Coordinator
+32 (0)46 8155 672

After her internship at the institute during 2016-2017, Emma now continues as Programme Coordinator. She has a master’s degree in archaeology from University College London, and is finalising her English philology studies at the University of Helsinki, with minors in theatre studies and communication. At the institute, Emma coordinates the TeleART programme, as well as the institute’s other projects. In addition to her work, Emma is inspired by Brussel’s lively and rich cultural field, with a special interest in theatre and performance.


Anna Prusila

+32 (0)478 265756

Funded by The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Anna is doing her internship at the Institute from September ’17 to June ’18. She’s a BA having studied French language and literature at the Swedish-speaking Åbo Akademi University where she’s currently studying to become MSc in Management. Due to her bilingual background she’s interested in the bilingualism of Belgium. When Anna is not at the office, you’ll be able to find her at the movies or at concert venues. She’s fascinated by the numerous music festivals in Belgium and in the Netherlands.



Titta Kaltola

+32 (0)468 155699

Titta is the communications trainee for autumn 2017. She studies Comparative literature, Communications and Economics at the University of Helsinki. She spent 7 months as an exchange student in The Hague and thus eagerly returns to the Benelux area. In Brussels, Titta wants to explore the lively city by visiting various cultural events and by strolling around admiring beautiful art nouveau buildings.