Live, Work or Leave? Youth - wellbeing and the viability of (post) extrative Arctic industrial cities in Finland and Russia

Project Details


In this project we want to find out what the perspectives for young people’s life are in Arctic Industrial Cities, and what can we do for helping to build sustainable communities for young people in such cities.

By analysing the attractiveness of Arctic industrial cities as places to live and work, this project contributes interdisciplinarily to understanding the determinants of youth wellbeing in Arctic industrial cities. In this respect our project aims to contribute to a broader theory of viable Arctic communities combining approaches from different disciplines integrating anthropology, legal studies, geography, political sciences, and economics. In a combined effort, we aim to find out how authorities, civil society and industrial companies provide conditions for youth wellbeing in Arctic industrial cities, and if their ideas overlap with the hopes and ambitions of the young people themselves.
Effective start/end date01.01.201831.12.2020


  • Academy of Finland: €304,089.00

Field of Science

  • Social anthropology


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