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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
On leave

 

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

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 Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws

 

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

Johanna Hautakorpi Doctoral Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise: fundamental rights, constitutional law.

Jussi Jaakkola Postdoctoral Researcher, Laws

 

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

 

Christopher Phiri Doctoral Researcher, Laws

 

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

Ferdinando La Placa Doctoral Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise:
constitutionalism, emergency law and constitutional degradation.

Kaisa Tiusanen Doctoral Researcher, Laws

 

Expertise: law drafting, fundamental rights.

Riina Jokiniemi Project Researcher, Laws
Peppi Siltari Research Assistant, Laws

Scientific Advisory Board

Anna Jonsson Cornell (University of Uppsala)
Anna Katharina Mangold (Europa-Universität Flensburg)
Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh)
Klaus Petersen (University of Southern Denmark)
Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University)
Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh)

 

Interaction partners 

The Finnish National Youth Council Allianssi
Amnesty International, Finnish Section
Confederation of Finnish Industries 
Hanaholmen Swedish- Finnish Cultural Centre 
Human Rights Centre 
The Finnish League for Human Rights 
Finland Chamber of Commerce 
Finnish Culture and Arts Association 
Association of Finnish Municipalities
The Finnish Hospitality Association 
The National Council of Women of Finland
Ministry of Justice 
Service Union United 
Ministry of the Interior Finland
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 
Finnish Confederation of Professionals 
Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health 
Mental Health Finland MIELI 
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare 
Turku- Southwest Finland European Office 
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland 
Ministry of Finance Finland