Located at the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) in Finland, the project builds on a solid network of local, national, and international collaborations both within and outside of Europe.

Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI)

The project is situated and supported by the Faculty of Social Sciences and more specifically by the Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) at Tampere University. The Faculty is home to a Centre of Excellence and gathers a research community of about 2,800 students and 400 employees, performing advanced research on society with a variety of perspectives ranging from Philosophy, to Sociology, Social Anthropology and Psychology. TAPRI is, on the other hand, a multidisciplinary research centre, hosting an international MA program on Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, as well as a doctorate program.


The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations is distinctive both in terms of the research undertaken and the approaches used. It is a truly multi-disciplinary Centre: by drawing from academic disciplines, knowledge and skills across the social sciences and beyond, we tackle many of the most critical and sensitive contemporary challenges facing society. Drawing on a strong track record of research in integrated peacebuilding, trust and social and community relations, the Centre exemplifies Coventry University’s long-standing commitment to research that makes a strong impact on society and on the security and quality of life of ordinary people worldwide.


The Swedish School of Social Science

The Swedish School of Social Science (Soc&kom in short) is an autonomous unit within the University of Helsinki. The language of instruction and administration is Swedish. The Swedish School of Social Science is today the largest Swedish unit at the bilingual University of Helsinki, and is one of the units for higher education in the language of Swedish in Finland. Our research profile combines Nordic welfare with research in ethnic relations and communication. We have a wide variety of activities in the area of social sciences and interdisciplinary approaches to education and research.
The school offers education in several fields of social science: Journalism, Social Work and Social Policy, Political Science, Social Psychology, Sociology and Legal Studies. Together with the Faculty of Social Sciences the School is responsible for the education of Swedish speaking social workers in Finland.


Migration Institute of Finland

The Migration Institute of Finland is the only institute in Finland specialising in both the research and documentation of migration flows. Our special task involves documenting the life of Finns living abroad and promoting awareness related to it. The Institute carries out research, is an active publisher, maintains its archive collection, emigrant register and a special library of the field and organises events and exhibitions. The Migration Institute of Finland is multidisciplinary and cooperates actively with Finnish and foreign universities and other institutes.


Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University 

Peace and Conflict Research is a young discipline at Uppsala University. The Department was established in 1971 to conduct research and offers courses in peace and conflict studies. Peace and conflict research is multidisciplinary and the Department recruits researchers from disciplines such as sociology, psychology and political science. The Dag Hammarskjöld chair of peace and conflict research – the first of its kind in Sweden – was created in 1985 and by that time the Department begun to develop complete educational programs. Today some 80 persons are employed by the Department, which means that it has developed into one of the largest research environments at the faculty of Social Science at Uppsala University. In addition, the Department offers educational programs for some 300 students at the Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level, as well as commissioned training and dialogue programs.


Department of Social Anthropology and Forum for Transnational Migration, Stockholm University

The Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University is committed to a global and comparative perspective toward the diversity of social and cultural forms of the contemporary world. Its research encompasses all continents, and the interactions between them. It draws on the rich international anthropological research heritage but is also engaged in a continuous renewal of that tradition, its thought and practices. As part of the Department of Social Anthropology, the Forum for Transnational Migration was founded in 2018. The aim of the Forum is to develop and intensify the collaboration in migration research at Stockholm University by introducing an interdisciplinary PhD course on transnational migration and a high-profiled seminar series on the same theme.


The Centre for International Crisis and Conflict Studies (CECRI)

Located at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium, CECRI explores issues relating to geopolitics, foreign policy and humanitarian aid, but also studies ways of preventing or resolving conflict. Research at CECRI is mainly conducted as part of the activities of UCL’s Institute of Political Science Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE). CECRI focuses on the analysis of conflict triggers and conflict management instruments – e.g. economic sanctions and incentives as foreign policy measures, humanitarian crises and response, and the role of memory in reconciliation processes. This analysis is combined with the empirical study of international conflicts and specific peace processes.


Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI)

Founded at Sciences Po in 1952, the CERI is France’s principal research center dedicated to the study of international and transnational relations and regional area studies. The CERI is, first and foremost, a center for basic research where curiosity and scholarly innovation are given paramount importance. It maintains a close relationship with the teaching programs offered at Sciences Po at all levels (Undergraduate College, Paris School of International Affairs [PSIA], Doctoral School). The Center brings together scholars from several social science disciplines, among which political science is the best represented, along with sociology, anthropology, history and economics. A dozen or so of the Center’s scholars are specialists of international relations in the strict sense.


Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA

The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the causes of violent conflict and strategies for sustainable peace. Kroc Institute faculty and fellows conduct interdisciplinary research on a wide range of topics related to peace and justice.