Research projects

Research projects of the Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group.

Platform Value Now

The Platform Value Now project funded by Finland’s Strategic Research Council focuses on understanding the fast emerging platform economic ecosystems, their value creation dynamics and requirements of the supportive institutional environment. It analyzes economic ecosystems with systems tools and develop new methods for platform-centric economic ecosystems management. More


Co-Inform project deals with the phenomena of misinformation and its impact on decision-making processes. Misinformation is a common problem for all media but it is especially exacerbated in the digital social media due to the speed and ease with which it can spread. More


Towards sustainable food and land-use systems: The Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land, and Energy (FABLE) Consortium. More

NDI Think Tank Action

The goal of the NDI Think Tank Action is to enhance regional cooperation in the Northern Dimension area through science diplomacy, capacity building and people-to-people contacts. This Action supports EU’s Northern Dimension framework that aims at promoting dialogue and cooperation between the EU, Russia, Norway and Iceland and supporting the EU Arctic policy. More

Agent-based models to inform economic policies on migration (ABM2Policy)

Unanticipated migration inflows can have positive and negative economic and social consequences depending on policies implemented by the recipient country to cope with the manifold challenges. Model-based scientific assessments of in-migration on a country's national economy are hence needed, as is meaningful stakeholder deliberation of alternative policies to support the integration of refugees in ways that contribute to resilient and sustainable societies. More

Digital platforms, fair competition and sustainability transformations: Plausible futures (DigFaSt)

Digital platforms have transformed the way we consume. Technological progress has allowed platforms to disrupt markets in profound ways and create new industries online. Their ability to connect interest groups, mobilize capital, and create new workforces, have resulted in their exponential growth of entire platform ecosystems. These ecosystems can host several actors and firms: all collaborating and competing, not just for profit - but for your time, attention, and data. More

Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Northern Communities (INFRANORTH)

The Cooperative and Transformative Governance (CAT) Research Group contributes to the ERC (European Research Council) Advanced Grant project "Building Arctic Futures: Transport Infrastructures and Sustainable Northern Communities" (INFRANORTH) coordinated by the University of Vienna. The project focuses on how residents of the Arctic, both indigenous and non-indigenous, engage with new and upgraded infrastructures in the Arctic and examines the intended and unintended consequences infrastructure projects have on their lives. More

sCience and human factOr for Resilient sociEty (CORE)

CORE contributes to Horizon 2020’s focus on secure societies where citizens are facing increasingly threatening situations. It is built on the activities and results of previous and on-going projects and is driven by end-users within the consortium and their wider stakeholder networks. More

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Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader and Senior Research Scholar Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program


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