Pia Tirronen is responsible for liaising with national equality bodies and national human rights institutions in the National Human Rights Bodies and Civil Society team, part of the Fundamental Rights Promotion Department. She has been working with the Agency and its predecessor, the EUMC, since 2005 in the External Relations & Networking, and Communication Departments.
She previously worked in financial resources mobilisation and donor relations in the United Nations Volunteers programme and as a senior adviser and EU coordinator in the immigration department of the Finnish Ministry of the Interior. She has also held shorter term positions as a science adviser in the Academy of Finland and as a refugee assistant in the Finnish Red Cross.
She holds an MA in international politics and an MA in European legal studies.