Collaboration

The AGORA unites various research fields and excellent research networks with top universities and researchers. With wide networks in the Nordic countries, Europe, the Americas and Australia, we aim to create even stronger networks related to AGORA’s themes.

We collaborate with the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Ministry of Social and Health Affairs and the National Board of Education. The connections with a variety of educational and adult educational organisations are strong. We also have close working relationships with several third-sector organisations.

Here is a list of partners collaborating with AGORA with joint bids, joint events, joint publications etc.

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS WHO HAVE VISITED THE AGORA-CENTRE

  • Prof. Kathryn Ecclestone, University of Sheffield, UK, 2014, 2015
  • Prof. Dan Goodley, University of Sheffield, UK, 2015
  • Prof. Elizabeth Adams St. Pierre, University of Georgia, USA, 2014
  • Prof. Lisbeth Lundahl, Umeå University, SE, 2014, 2015
  • Prof. Vanessa de Andreotti Oliveira, University of Vancouver, CA, 2014
  • Prof. Frank Furedi, University of Kent, UK, 2014
  • Prof. Andreas Fejes, Linköping University, SE, 2014
  • Prof. Liz Jones, Manchester University, UK, 2014
  • Senior researcher China Mills, University of Sheffield, UK, 2015
  • Senior researcher Karen Pashby, University of Toronto, CA, 2014, 2015
  • Senior researcher Lisa Procter, University of Sheffield, UK, 2015

EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS, YOUTH PROGRAMS

  • Diaconia University of Applied Sciences + national network of actors working within school-to-work transitions
  • National Institute of Health and Welfare, Minna Centre for Gender Equality Information
  • Numerous youth training programmes, publicly funded projects and their youth workers and young people
  • PERLA (Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research)
  • Helsinki City youth department and their projects
  • Universities of Helsinki, Turku and Tampere, Umeå, Linkoping, Gothenburg, Sheffield, York, Beirut, Sao Paolo.

NGO’S

  • Finnish Central Association for Mental Health
  • Finnish Association for Mental Health
  • FAIDD Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • VAMLAS (The Supporting Foundation for Children and Youth with Disabilities)

POLICY MAKERS AND LABOR MARKET ORGANIZATIONS

  • National board of education
  • Ministry of Social affairs and Health, Equality Unit
  • Ministry of Employment and the Economy

RESEARCH AND OTHER NETWORKS RELATED TO TRANSITIONS OF YOUNG PEOPLE

  • Critical Criminology-research network
  • Disability Studies-network
  • YUNET University Network of Youth Research
  • International Research Network on Youth Education and Training
  • SOTERKO (a joint network of social and health-related national institutes)