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Team Finland in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Team Finland network promotes Finland and its interests abroad: the internationalisation of Finnish enterprises, investments in Finland, and the country brand. The Team Finland operating model brings together the key actors and services in these fields. The core of the network consists of the publicly funded organisations operating in these fields, such as the ministries, Finland’s network of diplomatic missions, Finpro, Tekes, national culture and science institutes, Finnvera, Finnfund, and the regional internationalisation services, built upon the ELY Centres.

The Team Finland network will help your enterprise become more international, grow, and succeed in the global market. For more information on services to companies seeking internationalisation, see:

Contact persons for Team Finland in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sirpa Oksanen, First Secretary, Deputy Head of Mission
Finnish Embassy, Slovenia
Tel. +386 1 300 2125

Contact person in Vienna:
Werner Merzeder, Head of Trade Center

Bosnia and Herzegovina contact person
Igor Madzarevic, Consultant

Pekka Metso, Ambassador

Team Finland partners in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Objectives of the Team Finland network in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The aspiration to invest in innovative business models and seek new solutions in trade is evident in Slovenia. The country aims to elevate its profile in the sector of industrial design, field in which it has succeeded in the past. The most promising sectors for cooperation can be found in the sectors of forestry, Cleantech, eHealth, design as well as logistics and infrastructure. 

Forestry as a whole is the most significant potential sector for cooperation between Slovenia and Finland and collaboration in the field has already commenced. The framework for cooperation derives from both national forestry strategies and EU level collaboration. Both of the elements (national and EU) ground the economic and commercial cooperation between Slovenia and Finland 

In terms of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland’s reputation is highlighted in the sectors of education, teaching and healthcare. On the other hand, the societal development of Bosnia and Herzegovina is still characterised by the rebuilding of nation in a post-conflict situation. For Finland, opportunities arise for example in EU’s Twinning projects. Human security grid concept, financed by the Ministry for Employment and Economic Development in Finland, is also a concept that provides opportunities for small and medium size enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Updated 10/27/2014

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