The Honorary Consulate of Italy in Finnish Lapland opens in Arktikum house in Rovaniemi in September 2018. Senior Researcher Nuccio Mazzullo from the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland has been working as Honorary Vice Consul of Italy since August 2016.
Honorary consul monitors the rights of Italians and provides advice and guidance for its citizens and companies in Finland. The embassy on Italy locates in Helsinki and the honorary consulate in Rovaniemi is part of Italy’s network of diplomatic missions. The need for guidance and advice in Rovaniemi has grown because of the boom of tourism in Lapland. Former Honorary Vice Consul of Italy in Rovaniemi was emeritus professor Seppo Aho.
The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, awarded Mazzullo the recognition of knighthood as “Officer of The Order of the Star of Italy” in 2015. The knighthood was in recognition of services to the Italian Republic and its Arctic affairs in foreign countries and in Finland. Nuccio Mazzullo is an anthropologist of the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland. In his research, he has specialized in Finnish Lapland, with particular interest in Sámi culture and reindeer herding. He has been working at the Arctic Centre since 2007 and got his first touch to Finland in 1990 when he came to Lapland to make his first fieldwork.
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