Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux

Rue de l’Arbre 14/3
1000 Brussels

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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

Programme Coordinator
+32 (0)46 8155 672

Emma 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.



Heikki Mikkonen

+32 (0)468 1556 99

Heikki will be working as a communications intern at the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux from January to July 2018. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Tampere with a major in History. Heikki has gained previous work experience in the museum and science administration fields. In Brussels, he is especially attracted to the city’s cosmopolitan character, rich history and wide offering of museums. Heikki’s duties at the Institute will mainly involve the Remembering 1918 project, which centres on events one hundred years ago. He also aims to improve his language skills this spring with the help of francophone literature and local football teams’ anthems.