Evaluation Council

In its meeting on 6 September 2018, the Government has appointed an Evaluation Council for the Finnish Education Evaluation Centre (FINEEC).

Composition of the Evaluation Council for the term 7 September 2018 – 31 May 2022 is:

  • Chair: Vesa Saarikoski, director of the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium
  • Vice-chair: Sari Harmoinen, vice dean, University of Oulu
  • Christina Nygren-Landgärds, vice-rector, Åbo Akademi University
  • Pekka Auvinen, vice-rector, Karelia University of Applied Sciences
  • Mervi Vidgrén, rector, Savonia University of Applied Science
  • Antti Ikonen, rector, City of Joensuu
  • Tiina Karjalainen, lecturer, vice-rector, Kuopio
  • Riikka Heikinheimo, director, Confederation of Finnish Industries EK (until 31.7.2020)
  • Jyrki Mäkynen, managing director, Oy HM Profiili Ab (1.8.2020-31.5.2022)
  • Mikko Heinikoski, Head of Education and Employment Affairs, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK (until 31.7.2020)
  • Riina Nousiainen, senior adviser, The Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK (1.8.2020-31.5.2022)
  • Jorma Kauppinen, director, Finnish national agency for education
  • Terhi Päivärinta, director, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
  • Juuso Luomala, secretary general, Suomen Opiskelija-Allianssi – OSKU ry (until 31.10.2019)
  • Samuli Maxenius, education policy adviser, Suomen Ammattiin Opiskelevien Liitto – SAKKI ry (1.11.2019-31.12.2020)
  • Annakaisa Tikkinen, education policy adviser, The Union of Upper Secondary School Students SLL(1.1.2021-31.5.2022)
  • Tapio Heiskari, education policy adviser, National Union of University Students in Finland (SYL) (until 30.6.2020)
  • Anniina Sippola, education policy adviser, Union of Students in Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences – SAMOK (1.7.2020 -31.5.2022)

Marita Härmälä, FINEEC, is the secretary of the Evaluation Council.