The Mobile Futures research project develops multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration through the Living Lab. The aim of the Living Lab is to work with key stakeholders to create practical ways of translating research findings into integration policies and practices, to reach the project’s impact goals. Each work package will have its own Living Lab, involving the key partners. The Living Labs will allow for the formulation of research questions together with partners, the assessment of preliminary research results and the design of follow-up actions, and the dissemination of research results and policy recommendations to key stakeholders.
The principal collaboration partners of the project are the Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment), the Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations (ETNO Secretariat), Moniheli ry, and the Multicultural Centre Villa Victor, the City of Oulu.
Professor Janine Dahinden, Anthropology, Migration Studies, Université de Neuchâtel
Professor Heikki Ervasti, Social Policy, University of Turku
Professor Philippe Fargues, Demography, European University Institute
Professor Patricia Hynes, Refugee Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Sirpa Wrede, Sociology, University of Helsinki
Minna Säävälä, Centre of Expertise in Immigrant Integration
Peter Kariuki, the Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations (ETNO Secretariat)
Abdirahim Hussein, Moniheli ry
Veli-Pekka Pelkonen, Multicultural Centre Villa Victor, the City of Oulu