The Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) has approved the Institute’s new strategy.  The new strategy focuses on cutting-edge research and impact development. The FIIA strategy has been implemented in cooperation with the personnel and stakeholders of FIIA.

The vision for FIIA is to produce high-quality research on foreign policy, international relations, the international economy, the EU, and Finnish foreign policy, so that FIIA could even more effectively support political decision-making and advance academic debate and participate in public discussion both at home and abroad.

The strategic focuses for FIIA are relevant and world-class research, a dynamic working environment, and impact development.

FIIA is a research institute with a diverse international staff. Our key principles are equality and non-discrimination. The Institute offers its staff opportunities for continuous learning and fosters collegiality and a pleasant working environment.

FIIA emphasizes the broadening of  the Institute’s collaborative networks and increasing its international visibility.

The key values of FIIA are diversity, integrity, independence, openness and quality.


FIIA strategy 2021  brochure