The mission of the Helsinki Group for Political Sociology (HEPO) is to carry out and promote internationally oriented research on political sociology in Finland. HEPO operates at the Universities of Helsinki and Tampere. It is led by professor emeritus Risto Alapuro, assistant professor Eeva Luhtakallio and university lecturer Tuomas Ylä-Anttila, and consists of several postdoctoral and doctoral researchers. Our research interests include social movements, civic associations, and different forms, practices and processes of political activity. International comparisons and research on global political processes are strong on our agenda. We currently engage in research projects on politics of climate change and young people’s political participation. Recently we have published on populism, the global climate debate and politics on social media.