ESPON IRiE Interregional relations in Europe

01.04.2020 - 30.04.2022
Interdependencies between European countries are well known and strongly documented, but this is not the case for the relations between European regions. The ESPON IRiE ”Interregional Relations in Europe" project aims at providing a new understanding of the interrelations between Europe’s economi...

RELOCAL - Resituating the Local in Cohesion and Territorial Development

01.10.2016 - 30.09.2020
See the project website at: https://relocal.eu/

The EU Horizon 2020 research project ‘Resituating the local in cohesion and territorial development’ – RELOCAL has received funding from European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement Nº 727097. ...

Africa-EU relations, migration, development and integration

01.09.2017 - 08.01.2020
The Africa-EU relations, migration, development and integration (AEMDI) project, aims to bring into conversation leading academics, policy makers, political observers and practitioners from civil society to explore and examine intra-Africa migration on one hand and EU-Africa relationships vis-à-v...

Centre for Regional Research

Spatia– Centre for Regional Research is an applied regional and social science research unit. We started operating in 2001 as part of the University of Eastern Finland’s Karelian Institute. We carry out research and surveys commissioned by our customers, and provide expert services needed in nati...

ECoC-SME project group

01.08.2019 - 31.07.2022
Project website: https://www.interregeurope.eu/ecoc-sme/.
Researchers from the Karelian Institute and Business School of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies are in charge of the coordination of this project as 'Advisory Lead Partner'.

Adaptive and innovative countryside

01.05.2020 - 31.03.2022
This study approaches the adaptive and innovative capacities of Finnish shrinking rural areas, as a multidimensional phenomenon, through the concept of smart shrinking, or as we term it: smart adaptation. The concept allows us to disentangle the impacts (both positive and negative) of demographic...