In front of the Russian Centre, University of Lapland, from left to right: Alexander Kotomin, Kyösti Urponen and Pirjo Helppikangas.



Project organisation:

Project leader: Professor, Dr.Pol.Sc, Kyösti Urponen, University of Lapland

Project personnel:

• Finnish researcher-coordinator, MSocSc, Pirjo Helppikangas, University of Lapland
• Russian expert - researcher: ScD, Alexander Kotomin, Kola Science Centre

In Finland, University of Lapland:

• Research assistant: Vocational Qualification in Business and Administration, Virpi Vierelä
• Research assistant (for one year): MSocSc, Anssi Aaltonen

Steering board

Chairman:
Professor, Kyösti Urponen, University of Lapland

Secretary:
researcher - coordinator, Pirjo Helppikangas, University of Lapland

Expert:
Senior researcher, Alexander Kotomin,  Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Science, Institute of Economic Problems

Members:

Project coordinator, Minna Nousiainen, Finnbarents

Director, Timo Rautajoki, Lapland chamber of commerce

Development manager Tuula Kuvaja (standby, project leader Erkki Oikarinen), Itä- Lapin Kuntayhtymä

Director Janne Seurujärvi, Pohjois- Lapin aluekehityksen kuntayhtymä

Expert Pentti Tolvanen, TE-centre, Department of labour

Supervisors:

Senior Adviser Anja Rötkönen, Interreg IIIA North, secretariat of Kolarctic program, Regional Council of Lapland

Senior coordinator Marja Kivekäs, The State Provincial Office of Lapland, Department of education and culture