Unemployment Security Forum

Kela has recognised a need for a forum-based approach to operational development. Unemployment security, i.e., the benefit schemes which provide income security in unemployment, has been identified as a topic with current relevance.

Through collaboration with its partner organisations, Kela seeks to develop its operations and to discuss a range of relevant questions concerning unemployment security. The Unemployment Security Forum is intended to create a broader basis for collaboration and information sharing and to support the operations and development efforts of the participating organisations.

Current term of office: 1 January 2020-31 December 2021

Chairperson
Pasi Pajula Head of the Centre of Expertise in Income Security Benefits, Kela

Deputy chairperson and member
Filippa Nikkinen Benefits Manager, Kela

Secretary
Antti Ristimäki Legal Councel, Kela

Members:

  • Member: Marjaana Maisonlahti Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Deputy member: Kirsi Päivänsalo Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Member: Timo Meling Senior Specialist, Legal Affairs, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
    Deputy member: Eeva Vartio Senior Specialist, Ministry of Employment and the Economy
  • Member: Marko Aarnio Head of Division, Financial Supervisory Authority
    Deputy member:  Satu Luojola Lawyer, Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Member: Aki Villman Managing Director, Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ)
    Deputy member:  Outi Mäki Fund Manager, Federation of Unemployment Funds in Finland (TYJ)
  • Member: Vesa Rantahalvari Chief Policy Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
    Deputy member: Mikko Räsänen Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
  • Member: Harri Hellstén Head of Labour Market Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
    Deputy member:  Albert Mäkelä Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
  • Member: Pirjo Väänänen Head of Social Affairs, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
    Deputy member:  Tytti Naukkarinen Economist, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
  • Member: Samppa Koskela Lawyer, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
    Deputy member: Patrizio Lainà Chief Economist, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
  • Member: Heikki Taulu Economist, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
    Deputy member: Katri Ojala Senior Advisor, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
  • Member: Maria Kauppinen, Työllisyysrahasto
    Deputy member:  Elina Pajula Legal Counsel, Benefit Service, Employment Fund
  • Member: Marko Mäki-Hakola Director of Business Development, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
    Deputy member: Marja Tallavaara Specialist, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
  • Member: Filippa Nikkinen Head of Section, Kela