The recording of the research release event "Youth and changing rural regions in the Nordic countries. An overview of history and research priorities" is now available


Postdoctoral Researcher Lauri Julkunen's study Youth and changing rural regions in the Nordic countries: an overview of history and research priorities summarises previous research and historical knowledge on rural youth across four Nordic countries, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark from the early 20th century to the 2020s. 

The review is part of the project The Future of Nordic Youth in Rural Regions: A Cross-national Qualitative Longitudinal Study in four Nordic Countries (2022–2025), which aims to generate knowledge on the lives, experiences, and perceptions of young people living in various sparsely populated and rural areas. One of the aims of the project is to place the challenges facing rural regions today in a broader historical context. The study has been funded by the Future Challenges in the Nordics - People, Culture and Society -programme, which funds humanities and social science research in areas that pose major challenges for the Nordic societies in the 21st century.

From left: Kaisa Vehkalahti, Lauri Julkunen and Päivi Armila discussing in the research release event on 21 February. Photo by: Henna Tuomiranta.

The event was held on 21 February 2024. 

Earlier post with details about the research release event here.  

The Finnish-language event record is freely available here on the website of the University of Jyväskylä.

The overview was published as an open access e-publication by Finnish Youth Research Society. The review is both available in Finnish and in English. You can download and read the publication here: 

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Finnish Youth Research Society 

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PhD Lauri Julkunen

University of Jyväskylä