Changes in the Regional Council of South Karelia office services – we are open on workdays at 8–10  

Bulletin 17.3.2020

Due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Regional Council limit its office hours to 8-10 on workdays until 9.4. 2020. 

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. 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.

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 example in April the  Consultation Days for on-going projects.  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 also partly 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