Update on Regional Council of South Karelia office services–we are open on workdays 8–10  

Bulletin 3.4.2020

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Regional Council limit its office hours to 8-10 on workdays until 13 May. 

As of 18.3.2020 our office at Kauppakatu 40 D, 53100 Lappeenranta is open from 8 to 10 to receive posts and other deliveries. Exceptional office hours will continue until 13.5.2020. Our personnel is mostly working remotely and available via phone and email.  Meetings that are not cancelled, are organised mainly by using on-line tools and all changes are informed to participants accordingly.

Information-links of the Covid-19 news are also made available at http://www.ekarjala.fi (in Finnish). 

Regional Council of South Karelia acts as the hosting organisation for the South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 Programme. The CBC unit is also limiting its office services and travelling of the personnel. Meetings and consultations are organised mainly by using on-line tools. For the time being, it may be necessary also to cancel or postpone projects’ work trips and events. Guidance, in connection to the costs with no refund possibility, is given at  COVID-19 information for projects.  Programme’s branch office personnel in Saint Petersburg works mainly remotely and  prior contacts  to agree of the visits are recommended.

For further information:
Regional  Council  of South Karelia,  Director  for  administration, development and HR
Olli Seppänen, Tel. +358 40 139 0175,  olli.seppanen@ekarjala.fi

South-East Finland – Russia CBC Programme, Programme director
Jukka-Pekka  Bergman, Tel. +358 50 437 0339,  jukka-pekka.bergman@sefrcbc.fi