Four new Government-funded research projects launched at FIIA (FIIA, Finland)

Four new Government-funded (Government’s analysis, assessment and research funding) research projects have recently been launched at FIIA.

A project on the “EU’s role as a Security Community” is led by Programme Director Juha Jokela and it studies European public opinion as well as citizens’ attitudes and values underpinning the development of the EU as a security and defence actor.

A project entitled “Changing Great Power Politics and Its Implications for Finland” is led by Director Teija Tiilikainen and focuses in particular on the Sino-Russian relationship and the US-Russian relationship and their broader significance for the global order.

A third project is entitled “New Challenges for the Strategic Deterrence in the 21st Century” and is led by Visiting Senior Fellow Leo Michel.

A number of FIIA researchers take part in these three research projects, of which the two first mentioned shall be concluded in the autumn of 2018 and the third in May 2019.

The fourth new research project focuses on societal resilience. The project is led by Professor Sirpa Virta from the University of Tampere. From FIIA, Senior Research Fellows Juha Käpylä and Harri Mikkola take part in the project, which is due to be concluded by the end of 2018.