Determinants of an Inclusive Integration Context
The multi-disciplinary MIRIPS-FI project studied intergroup relations between the Finnish majority and the fastest growing immigrant group in Finland, the Russian-speaking minority. The project examined the interplay between individual-, group- and societal level determinants of the inclusiveness of the integration context.
The main objective of the study was to address problems related to the demographic and social changes resulting from the increasing ethno-cultural diversity in Finland and to produce scientific knowledge to support the development of positive intergroup relations and social cohesion in the country.
MIRIPS-FI project was carried out during years 2012-2014 at the Research Unit of Social Psychology in the University of Helsinki and led by Professor Inga Jasinskaja-Lahti. The project was funded by Kone Foundation and linked to the international MIRIPS research network led by Professor Emeritus John Berry.
NB: This project have now ended. For ongoing research carried out in the discipline of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki, see the Spring-fi blog.