The facility will be located in Hasselt and is set to welcome its first visitors this spring
Anna-Kaisa Ikonen was born in Tampere on 4 April 1977.
She has a doctorate in social sciences and has worked in several fields. Ikonen has been a professor at the University of Tampere and she has also worked as a state secretary. Between 2013 and 2017, she was the Mayor of Tampere.
On 16 August 2021, Ikonen won the city council election and became Mayor of Tampere for the period 2021-2025.