PROJECT AND RESEARCH GOALS
The research undertaken as a part of the Interprof research project had several goals, both academic as well as practical. The academic goals (or research questions) are reviewed below while more information about the practical goals can be found in the Conclusions/Implications section.
The aim of the study was to describe the integration and adaptation processes of international professionals working at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki, Finland, and to point out key challenges in their relocation process both before and after moving to the new country. An emphasis was placed on studying processes at the pre-migration stage, until now under-explored in theoretical and empirical literature on post-migration adjustment among immigrants and expatriates alike.