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Ongoing Projects

Small and Midsize Enterprises and Foreign Workforce in Finland (PIKEUS)

Duration: 2024

Small and Midsize Enterprises and Foreign Workforce in Finland (PIKEUS)

The SMEs and Foreign Workforce project (PIKEUS) serves the needs of both the private and public sectors. Businesses receive practical solutions for internationalisation from their own region and insights from across Finland.

Partners: Business Finland's Work in Finland, The city of Espoo, The city of Helsinki, The city of Kuopio, The city of Lahti, The city of Tampere, KIRA: the real estate and construction sector consortium

Internationalization in Finland
Work life and Skill shortages
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Young People as Future Makers in Eastern Finland

Duration: 2023–2024

Young People as Future Makers in Eastern Finland

What does the future look like in Eastern Finland according to young people? Young People's Good Life -research continues with a new research project that examines young people living in Finland's eastern border areas. During prolonged crises and challenges to well-being, it is particularly important to study the resources and future outlook of young people, as well as how they themselves describe their goals and components of a good life.

Internationalization in Finland
The Concerns and Resources of Youth
Values and Attitudes
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Metsä ja me - Research Project

Duration: 2023–2024

Metsä ja me - Research Project

Metsä ja Me (The Forest and Us) research project examines the future of the forest sector from the perspective of employment and labour shortages. The research project provides information that will help the forest sector to address the problem of labour shortages and support the attractiveness and success of the sector.

Funders: E2 Research, MTK Foundation, Kainuu Regional Council, and Palkasaajasäätiö

The Crisis Resilience of Society
Work life and Skill shortages
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Building Finland’s Future (Tulevaisuuden Suomen tekijät)

Duration: 2022–2024

Building Finland’s Future (Tulevaisuuden Suomen tekijät)

A three-part study will look for solutions to acute problems in working life, such as labour shortages and polarisation.

Funders: Trade Union Pro, The Finnish Association of Private Care Providers HALI, Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL, Ministry of Justice, Service Union United PAM, Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT, STTK, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions SAK, Industrial Employees TP, and The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA

Internationalization in Finland
Work life and Skill shortages
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Just Food Transition - Tackling Inequalities on the Way to a Sustainable, Climate-Smart and Just Food System (JUST FOOD)

Duration: 2019-2022 (2025)

Just Food Transition - Tackling Inequalities on the Way to a Sustainable, Climate-Smart and Just Food System (JUST FOOD)

JUST FOOD project studies ways to transition to a climate-smart and healthy food system in a sustainable, acceptable, and just manner.

Funders: Strategic Research Council (SRC) of the Academy of Finland; JUST FOOD is part of the six-year FOOD programme (2019–2025)

Partners: Coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, the cross-disciplinary project consortium includes the University of Jyväskylä, E2 Research, Natural Resources Institute Finland LUKE, the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL, and the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Switzerland.

The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
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Previous Projects

Science Night LIVE!

Duration: 2022–2023

Science Night LIVE!

Science Night LIVE! was a new kind of science communication and networking event that took place on 29 March 2023 at the Science Centre Heureka. The event highlighted the expertise of foreign researchers working in Finland and provided an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to hear about the latest research in different fields and network with researchers. The event's themes highlighted artificial intelligence, sustainability issues and social justice. E2 Research was mainly responsib...

Funders: Tieteen tiedotus

Partners: Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Science Centre Heureka

Internationalization in Finland
Work life and Skill shortages
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Ukrainians in Finland

Duration: 2022

Ukrainians in Finland

The Ukrainians in Finland 2022 survey provides information on what Ukrainians who have fled their country think about their lives. Based on statistical and interview data, it also sheds light on the views of professionals working with refugees about the situation of Ukrainians and their service needs.

Partners: Ministry of the Interior and Sitra

Internationalization in Finland
The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
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Crisis Resilience of Employers in The Agricultural and Horticultural Sector and the Adaptation of Ukrainian Seasonal Workers to Finland

Duration: 2022–2023

Crisis Resilience of Employers in The Agricultural and Horticultural Sector and the Adaptation of Ukrainian Seasonal Workers to Finland

The project examines the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and the war in Ukraine on Ukrainian seasonal workers and their families in Finland and on the farm owners employing them.

Funders: MTK's Foundation

Partners: Töitä Suomesta työvoimapalvelut Oy

Internationalization in Finland
The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
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BASE: Building Academics’ Societal Impact

Duration: 2022

BASE: Building Academics’ Societal Impact

A unique pilot project to support the growing number of foreign academics, researchers, and experts, who are working in Finland, in their public engagement, visibility in Finnish media, and the societal impact of their work.

Funders: Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation

Partners: Finnish Association of Science Editors and Journalists, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, LUT University, University of Turku, University of Vaasa, The Finnish Union of University Researchers and Teachers (FUURT)

Internationalization in Finland
Values and Attitudes
Work life and Skill shortages
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The International Talent Finland Research Project

Duration: 2021–2023

The International Talent Finland Research Project

In the International Talent Finland Research Project, we will inquire how to attract international talents to take part in building the country.

Funders: Confederation of Finnish industries (EK), Technology Industries of Finland, Kunta- ja hyvinvointialuetyönantajat KT, KEVA, Tekniikan Akateemiset, Industrial Employees TP, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, Business Finland, and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, and Oulu

Internationalization in Finland
The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
Work life and Skill shortages
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Ruokavarma - Vulnerabilities in the Finnish Food System

Duration: 2021–2023

Ruokavarma - Vulnerabilities in the Finnish Food System

The project explores the inter-dependencies within the Finnish food system and their role as a source of vulnerability and suggests solutions for improving our food system’s sustainability and resilience.

Funders: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland/ Makera

Partners: University of Turku's Finland Futures Research Centre, Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

The Crisis Resilience of Society
Work life and Skill shortages
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Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths III: Young People's Good Life

Duration: 2021–2022

Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths III: Young People's Good Life

Sub-study III “Young People's Good Life” examines how young people view success in life, their insecurities and concerns, and their place in society. The project has an inclusive approach by using members of the target age group as co-researchers as well as subjects.

Funders: Ministry of Education and Culture, Svenska kulturfonden, STTK ry, The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, City of Oulu, Univerisity of Oulu, City of Vaasa, Vaasan seudun Kehitys Oy VASEK, Väinö Tanner Foundation, and Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund

Partners: Vaasan Setlementti, The Student Union of the University of Vaasa (VYY), Wasa Innovation Center, and Åbo Akademi

The Concerns and Resources of Youth
Values and Attitudes
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Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths II: Institutions and the Citizen – Changing Relationship

Duration: 2020–2021

Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths II: Institutions and the Citizen – Changing Relationship

Sub-study II “Institutions and the Citizen – Changing Relationship” focuses on the structural factors of the welfare state and examines the relationship between citizens and key institutions. The study examines whether there are differences between generations in the meanings and trust associated with institutions.

Partners: The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, Association of Finnish Municipalities, and Sitra

The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
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Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths I: The Common Denominators of Working Life

Duration: 2020 –2021

Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths I: The Common Denominators of Working Life

The sub-study I “The Common Denominators of Working Life” examines the central cornerstone of the welfare society, i.e., working life. The study compares the working life views and inter-generational relationships of young and middle-aged people.

Partners: Industrial Employees TP, Finnish Paper Workers' Union, The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL, Trade Union Pro and Service Union United PAM

Work life and Skill shortages
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Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths

Duration: 2020 –2022

Inter-Generational Concerns and Strengths

The project examines whether young and middle-aged people's views on working life and the future of the welfare state align. The project consists of three sub-studies.

Partners: Sub-study I: Industrial Employees TP, Finnish Paper Workers' Union, The Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors JHL, Trade Union Pro, and Service Union United PAM Sub-study II: The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, Association of Finnish Municipalities, and Sitra Sub-study III: Ministry of Education and Culture, Svenska kulturfonden, STTK ry, The Finnish Pension Alliance TELA, City of Oulu, Univerisity of Oulu, City of Vaasa, Vaasan seudun Kehitys Oy VASEK, Väinö Tanner Foundation, and Finnish Cultural Foundation's South Ostrobothnia Regional Fund and in collaboration with Vaasan Setlementti, The Student Union of the University of Vaasa (VYY), Wasa Innovation Center, and Åbo Akademi.

The Concerns and Resources of Youth
The Crisis Resilience of Society
Values and Attitudes
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The Quiet Wisdom of Older Women as Cultural Capital

Duration: 2020–2021

The Quiet Wisdom of Older Women as Cultural Capital

The project examines the wisdom of older women and how it is being transitioned to the next generations. The study also examines older women's experiences of their role in society.

Partners: The project is implemented in collaboration with Research Professor Marja Holmila (Emerita, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare THL). The partners include the Pensioners' Association, the Finnish Pensioners' Federation, The Central Association of Finnish Pensioners, and the Union of Christian Pensioners.

Values and Attitudes
Work life and Skill shortages
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Smoother Everyday Life, the Better Quality of Life (SAPE) – The State Of Sustainable Development In Rural Areas

Duration: 2020–2021

Smoother Everyday Life, the Better Quality of Life (SAPE) – The State Of Sustainable Development In Rural Areas

The research project SAPE assesses the state of sustainable development in rural areas in Finland. We examine the role, visibility, and presence of rural areas in the national sustainable development policies and analyse the targets for sustainable development in the strategies of regions, communities, and villages.

Funders: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland/Makera

Partners: Pellervo Economic Research PTT, Village Action Association of Finland

The Crisis Resilience of Society
Work life and Skill shortages
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Startup Success Factors - a Study of the Food Industry and the Case of Nyhtökaura

Duration: 2020

Startup Success Factors - a Study of the Food Industry and the Case of Nyhtökaura

The project surveys the success factors of startups and the specific characteristics of food startups. The case of Nyhtökaura (pulled oats) is studied as part of the food industry.

Partners: The Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation (ETL), K-Group, Ministry of Employment and the Economy and Startup Foundation

Work life and Skill shortages
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Cross-Draught in the Air - Is There a Common Understanding? a Study of Citizens and Policymaker’s Perceptions of Climate Change

Duration: 2019-2020

Cross-Draught in the Air - Is There a Common Understanding? a Study of Citizens and Policymaker’s Perceptions of Climate Change

The project examines the attitudes, motivational factors, and level of knowledge about climate change among business leaders, policymakers, and citizens, as well as internal and interpersonal conflicts.

Partners: Energy Industry Association, Association of Finnish Municipalities, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, MTK Association, STTK Association, Ministry of Employment and the Economy and Ministry of the Environment, InnoLab University of Vaasa

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Values and Identities Among the Finnish Majority Population and the Largest Ethno-Linguistic Minorities

Duration: 2019-2020

Values and Identities Among the Finnish Majority Population and the Largest Ethno-Linguistic Minorities

The project examines the social values, attitudes and identities of Russian, Estonian, Somali, Arabic and English speakers in Finland. The project examines e.g., the importance of family, work, religion and mother tongue. In addition, the study provides significant new information on the integration of different ethno-linguistic minorities.

Partners: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Justice and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa

Values and Attitudes
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Youth not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)

Duration: 2018–2019

Youth not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)

The project examines Youth not in employment, education, or training (NEET) whose voices are often left unheard in other studies. The study looks at the well-being of youth not in employment or education and what could be done to help them.

Partners: Youth Research Network

Work life and Skill shortages
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Finnish Identities, Values and Attitudes

Duration: 2018

Finnish Identities, Values and Attitudes

The study examines the Finnish identities, values and attitudes.

Partners: The Finnish Cultural Foundation

Values and Attitudes
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