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Maarit Palovirta

Maarit Palovirta

Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe

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Biography

Maarit Palovirta is the Senior Manager, Regional Affairs Europe. She joined the Internet Society in November 2013 where she focuses on promoting Internet Development and access in Europe through stakeholder engagement, advocacy and initiatives.

Maarit is a senior business development and public affairs professional with a great track record in government advocacy. She has extensive experience in strategy and public policy issues with multiple stakeholders in the EU and CIS countries. She worked with CISCO as a Business Development Manager, Public Sector EMEA. She also has worked with well-known Public Affairs consultancies (as eg. Interel)

She obtained a MA in Advanced European Studies with Economics, College of Europe (Poland). She also holds a BA (Hons) European Studies, from the London School of Economics & King's College, London, UK.

Maarit is Finnish and, beyond her mother tongue, she is fluent in English and French. She has very good understanding of Swedish and German, and is a beginner in Russian.

She is based in Brussels (BE).

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Access 9 October 2017

A Community Network in the Remote Georgian Region of Tusheti

About a year ago, Internet Society partnered with its Georgian Chapter, Small and Medium Telecom Operators Association of Georgia,...

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Access 22 June 2017

Strategic Vision and Local Stakeholders Needed to Keep Tajikistan IXP on Track

Today, we released an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Environment Assessment for Tajikistan. This report was carried out in the framework...

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Access 3 May 2017

Internet Society Partners with GÉANT – Joining Forces to Mainstream ‘Digital’ in Development in Central Asia

In April 2017, the Internet Society (ISOC) and GÉANT signed a partnership agreement – in the framework of the...

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Internet Governance 13 April 2017

Russian Internet Governance Forum: Standing by the Internet of opportunity

  On 7 April, the Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF) took place in the new city of Innopolis, near Kazan. My main...

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Community Projects 19 October 2016

Building Consensus for a Stronger Internet in Ukraine

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Access 23 September 2016

Bridging the National Connectivity Gap – What’s the Right Recipe?

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