The Migration Institute of Finland conducts basic research related to migration flows and their consequences, in addition to which we also take part in research and development projects and do commissioned studies. Research activities are carried out with the help of both basic and project funding. Our research results are also shared in the institute’s publications and at events.

Ongoing projects:

Brochure (pdf, in Finnish)

The Digital Diasporas of Expatriate Finns – Identity, Belonging and Nationhood in a Networked Era
Kone Foundation | 2023–2026
Endings – Refuge, Time, and Space
Kone Foundation | 2023–2026
Mobile Futures: Diversity, Trust and Two-Way Integration
Strategic Research Council (SRC) established within the Academy of Finland
Intimate geographies of bordering: Deportability and its effects on Finnish citizens with foreign spouses and their extended families (INDEFI)
Academy of Finland | 2021–2025
Deep Mapping the ‘Uncharted Territories’ of Finnish Immigrant History
Kone Foundation | 2020–2024
Relational Wellbeing in the Lives of Young Refugees in Finland, Norway and Scotland
NordForsk | 2020–2024
MATILDE – Migration Impact Assessment towards Integration and Local Development
Horizon 2020 | 2020–2023
Seasonal Migration and Commuting in the Tourism Sector in Lapland and Koillismaa
Foundation for Economic Education | 2020–2022
The Regions for Migrants and Refugees Integration, REGIN Project
European Union | 2020–2022
Religious literacy in a pluralistic society
Argumenta – The Finnish Cultural Foundation 2019–2021
Hälsa och välfärd bland invandrare i Svenskfinland
The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Tre Smeder, Vaasa Hospital District | 2020–2021
Integrationsforskning i Svenskfinland – en bibliografi
Svensk-Österbottniska samfundet | 2020–2021
Changing Nature of Being an Expatriate Finn: Survey on Emigration and Expatriate Finns
Department for International Relations of the Church Council, Finland Society, Finnish Seamen’s Mission, Finnish Lifelong Learning Foundation, Migration Institute of Finland | 2020–2021
Climate Migration: Toward a Better Understanding and Management of the Phenomenon (ILMASI)
Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities | 2020–2021
Histories of Refugeedom in the Nordic Countries
The Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS) | 2020–2021
Migration i Svenskfinland – infallsvinklar
Svenska Finlands Folkting | 2020–2021
Migration as a Driving Force for Municipalities – Research Project for the Regional Development of the Seinäjoki Sub-region
K8 municipalities of the Seinäjoki sub-region (Alavus, Ilmajoki, Isokyrö, Kauhava, Kuortane, Kurikka, Lapua and Seinäjoki) | 2019–2021
Displacement, Placemaking and Wellbeing in the City
Academy of Finland | 2019–2021
Family Separation, Migration Status and Everyday Security: Experiences and Strategies of Vulnerable Migrants
Academy of Finland | 2018–2021
European Web Site on Integration (EWSI)
European Commission | 2010–