Mobile Futures: Diversity, Trust, and Two-Way Integration (Mobile Futures)

Public description of the goals at the beginning of the project

Mobile Futures is an interdisciplinary, action-oriented research project that seeks to make a scientific and societal contribution to co-creating a fair and inclusive Finnish society. The project tackles the challenges of demographic changes – population ageing and the decrease in the number of working-age population – by providing concrete solutions for adapting Finland’s welfare society to these changes. Mobile Futures argues that trust-based society is more resilient in the face of future challenges. International migration can partially combat the challenges brought by the demographic changes, but only if Finland builds societal preparedness for increased migration. This can be done by refashioning Finland’s approach to integration by turning its focus on the whole society through improving institutional and social trust. To achieve this goal, the project employs the Living Lab methodology, through which solutions are jointly developed by the project researchers and partners.

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