On leave of absence
Saila Heinikoski is a Senior Research Fellow in The European Union and Strategic Competition research programme at the Finnish Institute of International affairs. She holds a PhD in political science and a master’s degree in social sciences. After completing her doctoral studies at the University of Turku she has worked as a researcher at the Finnish Border Guard, as a lecturer in political science at the University of Lapland and as a post-doctoral fellow at the EuroStory Centre of Excellence at the University of Helsinki, in addition to working at the Institute of Foreign Policy. She has also worked as a visiting researcher at the universities of Catania, Trento and Bologna. Her areas of expertise include EU border management, free movement, EU external relations and European integration.
EU border management, free movement, European security, European integration
PhD (Political Science/International Relations), University of Turku
Master of Social Sciences (Political Science/International Relations), University of Turku
Master of Arts (Italian Translation), University of Turku
Finnish, English, Italian, Swedish (working languages), French, Romanian, Spanish, German