Memorial for former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto

A memorial honouring former President of the Republic of Finland Mauno Koivisto is to be erected in Helsinki. The memorial will be unveiled on 25 November 2023 to mark the centenary of the birth of Koivisto. The Prime Minister's Office has appointed a Committee for the project for the period 16 December 2019 to 31 December 2023. The Committee will be chaired by Prime Minister emeritus Paavo Lipponen.

The Committee will be responsible for organising a competition for the design of the memorial and for selecting the winner or winners of the design competition. The Committee will also decide the location of the memorial on the basis of proposals from the City of Helsinki.

The members of the Committee, chaired by Paavo Lipponen, are Timo Lankinen, Permanent State Under-Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office (Vice-Chair), Heikki Allonen, Master of Science, representative of Koivisto’s immediate family, Antti Ahlava, Professor at Aalto University, Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Professor at Aalto University, and Maija Tanninen-Mattila, Director at Helsinki Art Museum. The City of Helsinki representative is City Manager Sami Sarvilinna, City Executive Office. Sanna Helopuro, Senior Ministerial Adviser at the Prime Minister’s Office has been appointed Secretary of the Committee.

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