VATT receives significant funding to study challenges posed by demographic change
The Strategic Research Council granted the project almost 1 million euros for 2021–2024. VATT’s project seeks ways of responding to the economic challenges arising from the ageing of the population.
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On 13 September 2021, the Strategic Research Council (SRC) operating within with the Academy of Finland made its decision regarding funding for new consortia. VATT’s project led by Research Professor Tomi Kyyrä was granted 944,846 euros for a funding period extending until 2024. In addition to Research Professor Kyyrä, the other VATT researchers participating in the project are Terhi Ravaska, Tuomas Matikka, Tuuli Paukkeri, Teemu Lyytikäinen, Hanna Pesola and Sander Ramboer.
The SRC selected a total of 12 consortia, or project packages, for its strategic research programmes. The selected consortia focus on long-term research aimed at identifying solutions to major societal challenges. The call for proposals concerned three programmes with total funding of 44 million euros.
VATT’s project is part of the SustAgeable consortium, which seeks solutions for the economic and social sustainability of the welfare state as the population ages. This consortium is led by Maria Vaalavuo from the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare. The SustAgeable consortium is funded under the strategic research programme Demographic Changes – Causes, Consequences and Solutions (DEMOGRAPHY).
The Council's overall consideration was based on panel review reports and the programme’s objectives. The decision criteria included the quality, social significance and impact of the research. The consortia applications invited to the second stage were of high scientific quality and estimated to have strong potential for significant societal impact.
Research Professor Tomi Kyyrä
Research Professor Tomi Kyyrä, [email protected], +358 295 519 427
Read Academy of Finland’s news item of 14 September 2021
Read Academy of Finland’s funding decision of 14 September 2021