Miia Itänen

Senior Communications Advisor

Miia is a communications specialist with a wealth of experience in cooperation, EU affairs and regional development through interregional learning and sharing of experiences. She strives to facilitate connections and foster collaboration among people and organizations to spark new ideas.


  • MA in Management (European Business and EU Affairs), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2011)
  • MSc in Economics and Business Administration (International Business), Aalto University, Finland (2011)
  • BSc in Economics and Business Administration (International Business), Helsinki School of Economics, Finland (2008)

Previous positions

  • Senior Communication Officer, Interreg Europe
  • Communication Officer, Interreg Europe
  • Network and Policy Coordinator, European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN)
  • Policy Officer, European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN)
  • Corporate Citizenship / University Relations Assistant, IBM


  • Finnish (native)
  • English (C2)
  • Swedish (B2)
  • French (B2)
  • Dutch (B2)