- COI Director
Vulnerabilities and Resilience
Captain (N, Rtd.) Jukka Savolainen is a general staff officer of the Finnish Coast Guard, serving as Commander West Finland Coast Guard District from 2012 to 2017. His international experience includes service as the Head of Mission of the EU Police Mission in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2012. He spent 2002–2006 in Brussels, working firstly as a counsellor for border security at the Finnish Permanent Representation to the EU, and later as a national expert at DG HOME of the Council. At that time, he conducted numerous evaluation missions in EU member and candidate states and contributed significantly to the developing Integrated Border Management concept and the Common Integrated Risk Analysis for border security. His current team’s work concentrates on hybrid threats to critical systems supporting modern Western societies.