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The Finnish Youth Research Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1988, for the purpose of promoting multidisciplinary youth research in Finland.



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Helsinki, Finland

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The Youth Research Society's primary activities are various kinds of seminars and discussion forums, at which we try to bring researchers together with officials, workers in the field, teachers and parents to discuss the tensions in young people's lives.

The Finnish Youth Research Society publishes the Finnish language journal Nuorisotutkimus [Youth Research]. In addition to theme-related articles, this journal contains book reviews, seminar reports and discussions relating to youth research, as well as announcements of up-coming seminars and other events. The magazine comes out four times per year. The journal contains English summaries of articles, which can be found on the Nuorisotutkimus web page.

The Finnish Youth Research Society produces and series of publications on youth research, which is both academic and provocative. The publication series is made up of research reports and contemporary position statements concerning youth, as well as doctoral dissertations in our field. The publications in this series are primarily in Finnish, but there are some in English and Swedish as well.


Running projects

Changing Civil Society: Multiculturalism, Young People and Finnish Civic Culture (2008-2010)

This project is being financed by the Academy of Finland and coordinated by the University of Joensuu. Other partners include the University of Jyväskylä.
Project leader: Prof. Pirkkoliisa Ahponen, University of Joensuu.

Coordinator: Prof. Päivi Harinen, University of Joensuu.
Researchers: MA Veronika Honkasalo, SocSciD Leena Suurpää, MSSc Antti Kivijärvi, MSSc Jussi Ronkainen, MSSc Miikka Pyykkönen and MSSc Anne-Mari Souto.


Young People's Digital Day-to-day Life in Japan, South Korea and Finland

This project focuses on contemporary digital youth cultures in three countries. The research involves comparative questionnaire surveys and a joint book project.

Research supervisor: MSSc Sonja Kangas.

Relevant Publications

Publications in english

Mixed Methods in Youth Research
Helve, Helena (ed.)

Internet, Interaction and Networking
Yndigegn, Carsten & Waara, Peter & Paakkunainen, Kari (eds.)

Masculinities and Violence in Youth Cultures
Leena Suurpää & Tommi Hoikkala (eds.)

Beyond Health Literacy - Youth Cultures, Prevention and Policy
Hoikkala, Tommi & Hakkarainen, Pekka & Laine, Sofia (eds.)

Youth and Life Management - Youth Perspectives
Helve, Helena & Bynner, John (eds.)

Unification and Marginalisation of Young People
Helve, Helena (ed.)



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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