Vice-President Katainen in Finland

European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, will visit Finland on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November. On Thursday, Vice-President Katainen will participate in a discussion on the Future of Europe in Helsinki with Members of the Finnish Parliament. He will also attend a Citizens’ Dialogue on the goals and achievements of the Investment Plan for Europe and the Future of Europe at the Aalto University, together with Mr. Jussi Nykänen, founding partner of Social Impact Fund EPIQUS, representatives of the Student Union and professors of the University. The event will be streamed live on YouTube with English interpretation from 13.30 – 15.00 CET. Twitter hashtags of the dialogue are #EUdialogues #FutureofEurope #investEU. On Friday 24 November, the Vice-President will give the opening speech at the Finland100 leadership seminar in Kuopio, organised by the Savo Vocational College. He will also meet with the Mayor of Kuopio, Mr. Jarmo Pirhonen. At the Kuopio Lyceum, he will participate in a second Citizens’ Dialogue on the Future of Europe, together with Mr. Pietu Heiskanen, President of the Union of Upper Secondary School Students. You can watch the event live on YouTube in Finnish from 11.00 to 12.00 CET.