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...

International Retailing

01.09.2020 - 31.05.2023
The project is funded by European Social Fund (ESF).
The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland.

Feeling good - Northern-Savo

01.05.2021 - 31.08.2023
The project is funded by European Social Fund (ESF). The project is implemented by University of Eastern Finland, City of Kuopio (coordinator), Savonia University of Applied Sciences and Humak University of Applied Sciences.

Changing places of social transformation

The research group studies social, spatial and cultural transformations of small urban communities. We are interested in the transformations in livelihoods, politics, demographies and cultures in such communities as well as the diversification of the local economies. With a focus on Finland and N...