Outi Karvonen

Outi Karvonen

Name: Outi Karvonen
Year of birth: 1962
Job title: Development Manager
Tel:  +358 29 524 7046
E-mail: [email protected]


  • Collaboration in preparedness and response to serious cross-border threats to health in the EU
  • Planning, implementation and evaluation of international projects
  • Collaboration with Northwest Russia

Primary duties

  • International project management (Joint action within EU Health Programme)


  • 1991, Master of Arts, Russian Language and Literature, University of Helsinki

Work experience

  • Project Manager of EU Joint action on HIV and co-infection prevention and harm reduction (HA-REACT) 2015 - 2019
  • Project Manager of the multilateral project financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland "Controlling the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Barents and Northern Dimension Regions (Phase III); Technical assistance and coordination"
    • International Technical Advisor of the NDPHS Expert Group on HIV/AIDS and Associated Infections 2006 - 2015
    • Coordinator of the Barents HIV/AIDS Programme 2006 - 2015
  • Project manager of the Finnish-Russian project "Development of low threshold services in the Murmansk Region" (2006 - 2010)
  • Project manager of several Finnish-Russian projects in the field of infectious diseases, school health education and public health training since 2000
  • Working at the organization (THL and STAKES) since 1997

Language skills

  • Finnish (native)
  • Swedish (good)
  • English (excellent)
  • Russian (excellent)
  • German (satisfactory)
  • Latin (satisfactory)

Current projects