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The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN) Print

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Indications of contents


The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism, CEREN, was established in 1998 at the Swedish School of Social Science (SSKH) at the University of Helsinki.


Peter A Kraus (leader)

Location: City/Country

Helsinki, Finland http://sockom.helsinki.fi/ceren/english/presentation/personnel.html

Main theme

3) Transition of young people with an ethnic minority or immigrant background

Keywords area of work

(10 max)

symbolic and cultural forms of power, knowledge on why certain groups or parts of certain groups remain outside of the reach of societal empowerment, ageing population and integration into working life, how organizations contribute to the articulation of different types of public spheres in contexts of complex diversity.

Brief description of institution (250 words max)

The aims of CEREN are to conduct and support research and teaching in the field, mainly in social and "human" sciences, gather and document Finnish research and research results in this area, arrange relevant seminars and postgraduate teaching, develop national and international networks for research and teaching and work together with official bodies and immigrant and minority groups in the struggle against racism and xenophobia. The institute has furthermore a master degree program in Etnic Relations.


Running projects

Challenging Power: Equality, Diversity and the
Integration of Ethnic and National Minorities in Finland

EUROSPHERE - Diversity and the European Public Sphere. Towards a Citizens' Europe


Ageing immigrants and work life in Finland ( a study only in Finnish)

Relevant Publications

Kraus, Peter (2008): A Union of Diversity. Language, Identity and Polity-Building in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2008.


Annika Forsander och Matti Similä (red.).
Cultural Diversity and Integration in the Nordic Welfare States (2003) SSKH Meddelanden nr 65.


Jungerstam-Mulders, Susanne (2001): Immigration, the Extreme Right and the Electoral Context: The Finnish case. I Westin, Charles (red.): Racism, Xenophobia and the Academic Respons. European Perspectives. Stockholm 2001.

Koskimies, Silka (2001): Finland as a multi-ethnic society and the acceptance of diversity. I Westin, Charles (red.): Racism, Xenophobia and the Academic Respons. European Perspectives. CEIFO, Stockholm 2001.



Last Updated ( Friday, 03 July 2009 )

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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