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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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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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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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