Cross-Border Cooperation Project

01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
This project seeks to promote internationalization of kantele music and foster closer cooperation between Finnish and Russian kantele players. The project’s lead partner is the Ensemble “Kantele” from Petrozavodsk. Two other partners are the Runosong Academy (Kuhmo) and the National Art School (P...

Northern Dimensions of European Union Actorness

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2019
This research deals with the EU's role as a global actor by focusing on one of the a highly sensitive area: relations with Russia. Despite the apparent frustration of EU neighbourhood policy ambitions due to Russian interventions, particularly in regard to Ukraine, lessons need to be learned from...