The Crisis Resilience of Society

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Ongoing Projects

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

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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.

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Previous Projects

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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