The COPE project has a skilful consortium and a wide cooperation base. The National Institute for Health and Welfare is leading the project, and the participants include Aalto University, University of Eastern Finland and Laurea University of Applied Sciences.

The consortium has extensive expertise in the operation and management of work communities, digitalisation, training, immigration issues and social welfare and health care.

The head of the project and sub-projects, from the left: Professor Vuokko Niiranen (University of Eastern Finland ), Principal Lecturer Soile Juujärvi (Laurea), Senior Researcher Tarja Heponiemi (THL), Research Manager Timo Sinervo (THL), Research Fellow Sari Kujala (Aalto University) and project manager, Research Professor Ilmo Keskimäki (THL).

The project is carried out in close cooperation between several municipalities, service providers, miniseries, training providers and networks and actors in the field.

Members of the consortium

  • Aalto University
  • University of Eastern Finland
  • Laurea University of Applied Sciences
  • The National Institute for Health and Welfare

The project is funded by the Academy of Finland/Strategic Research Council

Contact information


The project is carried out in in close cooperation and interaction with researchers, participants and utilisers of the information. Parties involved:

Organisations: Siun sote, Eksote, City of Hyvinkää and Hyvinkää Hospital Area, City of Espoo, Katrina Hospital

Networks: Oda project, Hyvis project, CIDe cluster, ENoLL

Ministries: the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education and Culture, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

NGOs: Local Government Employers, Association of Social Service Employers, Union of Health and Social Care Professionals in Finland, Finnish Nurses Association, Finnish Medical Association, Talentia, Finnish Union of Practical Nurses, Trade Union for the Public and Welfare Sectors

Others: Omnia, Axxell Multicultural Centre

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