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Our multidisciplinary consortium works at the University of Turku, the University of Helsinki, and Tampere University. We study the societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the disciplines of law, administration, political science and history. Our particular focus is on questions of justice and legitimacy.

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Management and coordination of the project

Janne Salminen Professor, Laws
PI, Director
Work Package Leader (WP5)

 

Expertise:
fundamental rights, emergency law, crises and constitutional change.

 

 

Henri Vogt Professor, Political Science
Director, Interaction
Work Package Leader (WP1)

 

Expertise:
democracy, foreign policy, EU, Covid-19 policies, global impacts of Covid-19.

Mari Taskinen Coordinator, communication and interaction+358 40 7020718

 

Expertise:
societal interaction, impact of research, science communication.

University of Turku, Political Science

Henri Vogt Professor, Political Science
Director, Interaction
Work Package Leader (WP1)

 

Expertise:
democracy, foreign policy, EU, Covid-19 policies, global impacts of Covid-19.

Sami Torssonen Senior Researcher, Political Science

 

Expertise:
transparency, health politics, social insurance and Covid-19 expertise.

Mikko Värttö Senior Researcher, Political Science

 

Expetise:
democracy theory, democratic innovations, bioethics

Waltteri Immonen Researcher, Political Science

 

Expertise:
nationalism, Covid-19 policies and coordination at the national and EU level.

Teemu Rantanen Researcher, Political Science

 

Expertise:
EU, EU common foreign policy and Covid-19 coordination.

Johanna Ketola Researcher, Political Science

 

Expertise:
EU, security of supply, Covid-19 coordination and international health cooperation.

Hanna Tuominen University Lecturer, Political Science

 

Expertise:
EU, values, human rights and rule of law.

 

 

Heino Nyyssönen University Lecturer, Political Science

 

Expertise:
ideologies, nationalism, conflicts, Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary.

University of Helsinki, Political History

Johanna Rainio-Niemi Associate Professor, Political History
Work Package Leader (WP2)

 

Expertise:
Pandemic governance in historical and comparative perspectives, Nordic model of society and governance in times of crises, crises and democracy.

Jenni Karimäki University Researcher, Political History

 

Expertise:
political parties, political self-conceptions and expertise and policy in pandemic.

Lyydia Aarninsalo Researcher, Political History

 

Expertise:
preparedness, foresight and evidence-based policy.

Aura Kostiainen Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
expert power, democracy and the relationship between policy, politics and law.

University of Helsinki, Political Science

Tero Erkkilä Professor, Political Science
Work Package Leader (WP3)

 

Expertise:
accountability, legal oversight and government transparency.

Laura Nordström Researcher, Political Science

 

Expertise:
EU economic governance, lobbying, openness and inclusiveness.

Timo Pankakoski Collegium Fellow, Turku Institute for Advanced Studies;
Title of Docent, University of Helsinki, Political Science

 

Expertise:
democracy, the politicization of justice and practices of legal overseeing.

Juho Mölsä Doctoral Researcher, Political Science

 

Expertise:
Nordic countries, policy processes, legal oversight and decision-making.

 

Johanna Metsänheimo Doctoral researcher, political science

 

Expertise:
Crisis and migration, migration legislation in Finland

Hen­rik Pei­po­nen Research Assistant, Political Science
Petriina Matilainen Research Assistant, Political Science

Tampere University, Administrative Studies

Anu Mutanen Tenure Track Professor, Administrative Studies

 

Expertise:
crisis legislation, the Emergency Powers Act and constitutional questions of the pandemic.

Ville Vikman Doctoral Researcher, Administrative Studies

 

Expertise:
fundamental rights, health law, legislation on communicable diseases.

Nasiya Daminova Postdoctoral Researcher, Administrative Studies

 

Expertise:
human rights, Covid-19, European Medicines Agency (EMA), EMA transparency policies, transnational judicial dialogue

Petra Järvinen Doctoral Researcher, Administrative Studies

University of Turku, Laws

Janne Salminen Professor, Laws
PI, Director
Work Package Leader (WP5)

 

Expertise:
fundamental rights, emergency law, crises and constitutional change.

 

 

Mehrnoosh Farzamfar Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
human rights, the right to health and securitization of public health.

Tuukka Brunila Project Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
restrictive measures, pandemic politics, state and sovereignty.

Johanna Hautakorpi Project Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise: fundamental rights, constitutional law.

Jussi Jaakkola Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
EU, public law and supranational legal management of taxation.

 

Christopher Phiri Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
rule of law, constitutional resilience and fundamental rights.

Ferdinando La Placa Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
constitutionalism, emergency law and constitutional degradation.