Senior Adviser for Arctic Policy
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Ambassador Jari VILÉN is the Senior Advisor in Arctic policy matters in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC), the in-house think tank of the European Commission.

Prior to assuming this position in October 2018 ambassador Vilén served as Finnish ambassador to Hungary and Poland, EU ambassador to Council of Europe and his career included also two terms as a Member of Finnish parliament and minister of European Affairs in the Finnish government.

Ambassador Vilén is from Lapland himself and has worked extensive with Nordic and Arctic matters in his previous career.

Ambassador Vilén hold Master of Education Degree from University of Oulu and he has studied EU politics in the Trinity College, Dublin.