Your FEP region: Australia and Asia

The Finnish Expatriate Parliament (FEP, in Finnish ulkosuomalaisparlamentti, USP) is divided geographically into seven regions. Moreover, Swedish-speaking Finns have their own global region. Each of the eight FEP regions have their own regional representative, who is elected by the region and which choice is confirmed by the parliament Session.

Your Australia and Asia region representative Michael (Mikko) Pekkala and his deputy Risto Söder are happy to tell more about activities of the Finnish societies, organisations and clubs in your region and how your organisation can join the parliament activities.

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The regional representatives are deputy speakers of the Finnish Expatriate Parliament. Together with the Speaker they form FEP Speakers’ Council. The 9th Session in June 2017 confirmed for session period 2017-2020 Michael (Mikko) as your region’s deputy speaker and Risto as his alternate. More about the work of the Speakers’ Council and introductions of its eight members are HERE.

The Finnish Expatriate Parliament has a rather stable basis of expatriate and other Finnish societies abroad, 542 in 37 countries. The Australia and Asia region contains 31 of them (18.3.2021).

CURRENT IN YOUR REGION: What’s new in Australia and Asia