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Biography of Hannu Takkula
Master of Education (University of Lapland, 1993).
Music studies and various posts in the music business (1983-1987). Journalist with Rovaniemi local radio station (1990). Chief editor of Rovaniemi local radio station (1991). Teacher, Anetjärvi comprehensive school, Posio (1992-1995).
Member of Parliament (Finnish Centre Party, Keskusta, 1995-2004). Posts held in the Finnish Parliament: Education and Culture Committee, member (1995-1999), deputy member (1999-2003); Environment Committee, member (1995-2003); Foreign Affairs Committee, member (1999-2004); Defence Committee, deputy member (2003-2004); Grand Committee, member (2003-2004), vice-chair (2003-2004); Electors, member (1995-1999); Finnish delegation to the Nordic Council, member (2000-2003); Parliamentary Trustees of the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, member (1997-2003); Board of the Library of Parliament, member (1995-1999); Finnish delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, member (2003-2004); Finnish delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, member (2003-2004); Parliamentary State Auditors, member (2004-2004); Finland-Israel Parliamentary Group (chairperson).
European Parliament Committee on Culture and Education, coordinator (2004- ).
Publications: LP "Karavaani" 1985; Book "Mistä löytyisi rohkeus?".